P7 Leavers events and info

What a fabulous Gala Day, I was so proud of each and every one of you and I even had a wee tear in my eye.  Can you believe that we are ready to organise the last week of term?

Tuesday 25th – Leavers event at school – organised by parents 6.30-7.30pm.  Disco, photos etc.  Gala clothes can be worn.  Pizza, cake and juice supplied.

Wednesday 26th – Leavers show – 1.30pm.  2 aduts per child.  Enter at school office no earlier than 1.15.

Thursday 27th – Leavers day out – no money requireed.  Cinema trip to Dominion to see Toy Story and then lunch at McDonalds. All within school hours.

Friday 28th – School finishes at 12.25.  P7 leave from classroom door

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Thank you so much for your support this year.  It has been a pleasure to teach P7 again as they transition into High School pupils.

 

Mrs H

P7 news and information May/June

I cannot believe that in a matter of weeks P7 will be leaving us to go onwards and upwards towards their High School destinations.  But before they leave, we have a massive to-do list.

We still have the Island homework block to be completing for each Wednesday.

YEARBOOKS – £9, All pupils have specified that they would like a yearbook for their memories at Loanhead.  I am organising this but need some first day of school photos and baby photos please.  Can the order forms and payment be put in an envelope marked with pupil name on it and given to Mrs Hinton and not the office.

We are having a P7 Enterprise Day on Monday 10th of June, profits are going towards props for the leavers’ assembly as well as funding part of the yearbook.

Info about yearbooks and Virgin Money £5 enterprise challenge have went home.

Transition days – Beeslack and Lasswade  are 12th, 13th and 14th of June.  Both schools have parents evenings with blazer fittings on the 13th.

Leavers events:

Parent night – in school, organised by class parents, not PC. Tuesday 25th June,

Leavers’ Assembly – Wednesday 26th of June after lunch

Leavers’ day – Dominion cinema and McDonalds – Thursday 27th June

Final day – finish at 12 noon on Friday 28th June – pupils to be met from classroom door.  Previous years parents have organised a piper but this is not organised by the school. Please let Mrs Hinton know if this is organised.

 

Thanks again for all your support

P7 Information March 2019

I have sent out a class newsletter today, along with the school Newsletter. P7 March 2019  

Please read to find out any information.

Pupils also have some shape words for spelling (symmetry, cylinder, tessellation, trapezium, parallelogram, rhombus, sphere, cuboid, isosceles, ellipse, perimeter, scalene) , percentages Maths homework and 20 minutes per night reading.  They also have personal scrapbooks to create (info in the above newsletter)

Pupils are also encouraged to be reflective and should know areas of Maths, French or any other topic which they need to brush up on.  They are encouraged to take responsibility for this.

In class I have been trying to include a variety of logic puzzles to encourage deeper thinking.  We have been doing the good old logic grid puzzles this week logic puzzle tutorial

ONLINE AND COMPUTER SAFETY UPDATE

Safety Online!

Screen Addiction

e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Loanhead Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Recently, many of the children have been talking about the Momo challenge and have been increasingly worried about it.  Like many of these online phenomenon the publicity and hype has made this a lot bigger than it needs to be.  For a quick briefing on it see the link below.

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/three-minute-briefing-momo-challenge

MOMO INFO

It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching

nICE
CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Image searching

Pics4Learning
picsearch

Gaming

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here

FORTNIGHT BATTLE ROYAL – WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

Social Media Platform Guides

Click here to access to modern and relevant information on the most popular online phenomenons and social media platforms

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

Insta advice

Snapchat Info

WhatsApp Info

YouTube Info

 

P7 News and Information 18.2.19

*SCIENCE WEEK* We kicked off science week with a workshop called Fizz, Boom, Bang – pupils created fizzy, colour changing solutions and can identify different pHs of solutions. Photos below

Pupils will be encouraged to work within set times, unfinished work is going to be sent home regularly.  We are looking at presentation of work as a lot of work is now profiled for High School.

Pupils MUST be learning how to tell times and know their times tables as quickly as they can answer “what is your name?”  Test your child, can they do this for all times tables? They NEED this skill for high school.

HOMEWORK Unfinished maths booklets have been sent home for Thursday,  Pupils also have the following maths and literacy work to complete.  Please check and sign.

P7 Homework 18.2.19-11g543x

Please can pupils also cover their jotters

In class we are learning about being kind and are reading the novel Wonder.  Pupils should also always have a book of their choie to read at home and in school.

A key theme emerging from parents night is about being nice to everyone – including on social media.  The majority of parents saying the class group chat is a cause for concern – may I remind you to regularly check your child’s phone as prank calling and cyber bullying are crimes.

 

P7 News and Information 28.1.19

What a fast month this has been.  Pupils have been working hard in class to learn the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.  They have been reminding themselves how to simplify fractions and how to order them.  Pupils have been asked to learn the fractions, decimals and percentages table.

Pupils have been doing a lot of mental maths and it is clear that some pupils are still not yet secure with their times tables, this is more than just counting up in 2s, 4s etc and involves knowing the multiplication and division relationships and to be able to answer a times tables sum as quickly as answering “what is your name?”  Pupils must be revising these, and division, at home whenever possible.

We are excited about our trip to the Forth bridges and have exciting STEM activities planned for this week.  Please remember packed lunches and extremely warm clothing on Thursday.

Pupils should always have a chosen novel for enjoyment in school that they are able to talk about at any time.  The local library has an excellent selection for P7 age.

P7 CAMP – They have arrived!

P7 arrived safely at Dalguise and have already had fun doing a couple of activities.  They are having a ball and are looking forward to the evening events.

There is an ASG camp twitter page where group leaders will tweet news, photos and videos throughout the camp – please follow @lasswadecamp to be kept in the loop.  Signal at Dalguise is limited so this really is the best way.

Primary 7 Cluster Camp information

On Tuesday, pupils should arrive in school from the main entrance and congregate in the expressive arts hall.  The bus hopes to leave Loanhead at 9.30 so pupils should arrive no later than 9am

Please can pupils wear their red hoodies.

No money, electronics, phones or food should be taken to camp and they will be confiscated.

Please give medication to a staff member on arrival.

There will be an ASG camp twitter page where group leaders will tweet news, photos and videos throughout the camp – please follow @lasswadecamp to be kept in the loop.  Signal at Dalguise is limited so this really is the best way.