P7 Info W/B 11th October

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🚴‍♀️ Bikeability – Group 1 have their next session on Monday 11th October.  These are: LC , CR, LBar, SW, EvT, AR, IG, JM and CG.

📷  P7 CLASS PHOTO – Wednesday 13th

🌾 HARVEST COLLECTION – P1 are collecting non perishable items to donate to Women’s Aid – if you are able to donate anything at all, please send these items in ASAP – thank you SO much!

👐PEER MEDIATION TRAINING – P7 will be trained to be peer mediators during sessions run by Tara Larkin, every Tuesday. Once trained, children can volunteer to take turns to be peer mediators in the playground – this means they can help to sort out any disputes between younger pupils.

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🧮 Maths – Sumdog maths challenge – Starts Monday

📚Reading – Can every child please have a personal reading text in school for such times when children may read quietly.

Recent News

IT –  Midlothian Council are in the process of migrating our IT systems to Google. In a few months time, we hope that each pupil will get their own device to use ( Chromebook). Children now have an ‘@midlothian.education‘ email address and new log-in details.

We have also successfully migrated into our new Google Classroom and very soon, I’d like to share some photo albums of recent events with you there.

My new email address :

s.brunt@midlothian.education

⛱️HOLIDAY REMINDER – School closes for the October break on Friday 15th at 12:25pm. Pupils resume on Tuesday 26th October and that first week back will be a whole school Health Week ( focus on food/ healthy lifestyles).

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

Harvest Collection

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Next week we are beginning to collect donations for our Harvest collection. All donations will be for Women’s Aid, based here in Loanhead. Below is a list of examples of items which could be donated, please note they are only accepting non-perishable items and toiletries. Please can all donations be brought to school by Friday 15th October.

  • Shampoo, conditioner and body wash 
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste 
  • Sanitary products 
  • Tins of soup, sauces etc. 
  • Packaged and long-life items (for example, pasta)

Thank you.

P7 Info W/B 4th October 2021

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🚴‍♀️ Bikeability – Group 1 have their second session on Monday 4th October.  These are: LC , CR, LBar, SW, EvT, AR, IG, JM and CG.

👐PEER MEDIATION TRAINING – P7 will be trained to be peer mediators during sessions run by Tara Larkin, every Tuesday. Once trained, children can volunteer to take turns to be peer mediators in the playground – this means they can help to sort out any disputes between younger pupils.

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🧮 Maths – A maths task will be sent home on Wednesday.  Due the following Wed please. 

📚Reading – Can every child please have personal reading text in school for such times when children may read quietly.

Recent News

Last week was full of variety. Maths Week blending with Bike Week led to some super learning opportunities – including making healthy drinks on a smoothie bike, researching the first bikes made and using maths to create a unique display poster, sketching a bike and applying knowledge of negative and relational space, online games and best of all, participation in the National Sumdog Maths contest; I’m proud to say that P7 came 79th out of over 7,500 classes that signed up!

 

IT –  Midlothian Council are in the process of migrating our IT systems to Google. In a few months time, we hope that each pupil will get their own device to use ( Chromebook). Children now have an ‘@midlothian.education‘ email address and new log-in details.

We have also successfully migrated into our new Google Classroom and very soon, I’d like to share some photo albums of recent events with you there.

My new email address :

s.brunt@midlothian.education

My old ‘@mgfl.net‘ address may work for a short time too.

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B Monday 27th September 2021

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🚴‍♀️ Bikeability – Group 1 have their second session on Monday 27th.  These are: LC , CR, LBar, SW, EvT, AR, IG, JM and CG.

🚴‍♀️BIKE WEEK – Children are encouraged to cycle to school this week if possible. Remember to wear helmets!

  • Cyclists will get a raffle ticket to be entered into a prize draw.
  • The ‘Smoothie Bike‘ visits mid week – pedal as fast as you can and create a smoothie at the same time!
  • Bling Your Bike‘ – Wednesday 29th 

🧮MATHS WEEK – There’s a national focus on maths this week in Scottish Schools. The focus is on ‘Maths in Real Life‘. Each day there’ll be a maths task designed with this in mind. All classes have been entered into a national maths contest on Sumdog too.

👐PEER MEDIATION TRAINING – P7 will be trained to be peer mediators during sessions run by Tara Larkin, every Tuesday. Once trained, children can volunteer to take turns to be peer mediators in the playground – this means they can help to sort out any disputes between younger pupils.

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🧮 Maths – A maths task will be sent home on Wednesday. This will focus on angles. Due the following Wed please. 

📚Reading – Can every child please have personal reading text in school for such times when children may read quietly.

Recent News

Last week, P7 had an African drumming session with Josh from Infectious Grooves. Children learned about the origin of this genre of drum music and by the end of the hour, they were playing various drums and percussion instruments in an energetic  ‘poly-rhythmic finale’!

Brass – Would any P7 like to learn to play a brass instrument? Mr Walker       ( instructor) is keen to recruit some new players. Children have been shown how to access the application form on Midlothian Council’s website. Lessons are free!

Edinburgh College STEM event – Last Thursday, we teamed up with Edinburgh College to design 40 cm long bridges ( paper/card/straws) to take as much weight as possible. Children had a great time building and testing – one bridge proved it could carry 2.5kg! Unfortunately ,we had some technical difficulties using Microsoft Teams and the live stream meets were slightly compromised .

On this note, Midlothian Council are in the process of migrating our IT systems to Google. In a few months time, we hope that each pupil will get their own device to use ( Chromebook). Children now have an ‘@midlothian.education‘ email address and new log-in details. We are still waiting to transfer from our old Google Classroom to the new Google Workspace but am hopeful this will happen very soon. If so, I can share some of the many photos taken of recent events!

I also have a new email address :

s.brunt@midlothian.education

My old ‘@mgfl.net‘ address may work for a short time too.

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 News W/B Monday 13th September ’21

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🚴‍♀️ Bikeability – The first group start their training on Monday 13th.  These are: LC , CR, LBar, SW, EvT, AR, IG, JM and CG.

🏠House Captain Speeches – Good luck to all the candidates who will deliver their House Captain speech on Monday!

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🧮 Maths – A maths task will be sent home on Wednesday. This will focus on worded maths problems. Due the following Wed please. 

🧮Reading – Can every child please have personal reading text in school for such times when children may read quietly.

🏌️‍♂️ Tommy Morris – We had  a fantastic workshop last Monday to learn about a former Scottish golfing champion, Tommy Morris. The day was packed with group work and challenges and this fitted in perfectly with current class discussion about the vital life skills of perseverance, resilience and having a growth mindset.

🏊‍♂️ 🥉What better way to end the week than meeting a real life Paralympian – elite swimmer and bronze medal winning Scott Quin came in and met the children, showing off his amazing medal and talking about his experience in Tokyo. What an honour!

💷 Enterprise – As part of ongoing financial education, P7 were given an enterprise task last week- each child was given £20 in plastic  money, a budgeting account sheet and time to make a business plan.

We opened the market place outdoors so that trading could begin in earnest. Lots of items sold out and it was great fun. To finish the topic, we reviewed the whole experience and thought about improvements to make next time.

⛱️Holiday reminder – The children are off school the following  Monday ( 2oth)  for the September break.

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 News W/B Monday 6th September ’21

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🏠 House Captain Speech – Candidates for the P7 House Captain roles will deliver their speeches to their house teams on Monday 13th September ( outdoors). However, I would like everyone to complete the House Captain home task sheet, even if a pupil has no intention of becoming a house captain.

  • No Maths homework this week!

🏌️‍♂️ Monday 6th September – We have a workshop today to learn about a former Scottish golfing champion, Tommy Morris.

💷 Enterprise – As part of ongoing financial education, P7 were given an enterprise task last week- each child was given £20 in plastic  money, a budgeting account sheet and time to make a business plan.

Children have been very industrious and extremely enthusiastic  making small craft items with selected materials they bought from the class ‘shop’. Children also got paid for doing jobs, such as working in the shop and the bank!

We open the market place (covid aware!) this week so that trading can begin in earnest. Watch this space as they say…who could be the next Apprentice?

 

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B 30th August 2021

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday.

➕Maths –  a worksheet will be sent home on Wednesday.

👋Meet the Teacher – Tuesday 31st August 3:20 – 3:50pm  This is an opportunity to have a quick catch up with me if you so wish. It will be an outdoor meeting ( come to the P7 external door) and only if it’s dry. Thank you.

🌸P7 Poppy Bus ( due to come to school) has been postponed until November.

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B Monday 23rd August 2021

Hi all,

The first few days of P7 went very well; children returned with smiles and enthusiasm, wearing their new P7 red hoodies with pride.

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors.

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling – This will continue from where we left off in P6. Please hand in completed work on Friday.

➕Maths – Finance Education – a worksheet will be sent home on Wednesday.

🥛Milk – Milk letters were given out on Thursday. Please sign and pay as soon as you can if you would  like to order milk for this term or the whole year.

Thank you,

Miss Brunt