Camp Info that went home 13/10/17 (Pink Letter) Oct Camp Info
It was lovely to meet so many of you again at Parents Consultations this week. Many of you are requesting additional homework and I suggestthat pupils revise multiplication, mental addition and subtraction up to (4 digit numbers), telling the time both analogue and digital and money (budgeting). I send out maths homework most weeks.
As well as reading for 20-30 mins each night, it would be advantageous for pupils to also revise common word lists and if they are secure with these then the most commonly mis-spelled words.
Pupils have homework due on 23rd October. This is an activity grid based on WONDER. Their answers should be high level and quote the text as evidence. They are worth up to 10 house points per question and I have high expectations. This was issued on 8/10/19
P7 Wonder Homework
We have been made aware of a French High School transition test where pupils will be tested on listening and writing in French. They are expected to know basic French for conversation for speaking and writing. We have revised this every year and have worked on it this month. Some pupils asked for revision to give them a good grounding for the test (next month) I put this pack together.
There are also many fabulous French apps such as Duolingo which have been proven to improve French – even just by doing 5 minutes per day.
- Lasswade High School roadshow is tonight (2nd October at 6.30pm in our school)
- Beeslack open evening is Thursday 12th October (6.30pm-8.30pm)
- Parent Consultations are next week. If you are unable to attend or we have recently met and you would like to come in next term instead please let me know. Letters were sent out today and should be back for Thursday. Times are tight due to class size. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Swimming gala is tomorrow – pupils should be at school for 8.45am and have a snack, water bottle and packed lunch (all appropriate kit too!).
Pupils should continue to read for enjoyment! They have a word origins sheet and should use appropriate tools (discussed in class) to help them answer the questions. We have been reading scales in class and there is a follow up sheet for homework too.
In Science this week, P7 investigated inheritance and variation through Reebops -imaginary animals, made from play dough.
The new proud parents learned the relationship between genes and inherited traits and how hereditary information is passed from one generation to the next, and how the physical appearance of offspring can be determined by combinations of genes received by parents.
Have a look at some of our adorable offspring 🙂
In Science Primary 7 have been looking at methods of separation. They looked at distillation and filtration as ways of separating some materials and were set a challenge to separate ink particles using chromatography.
They learned that the ink separates through water at different speeds due to having different weights – this is how the patterns are created.
Their challenge was to guess the black pen I used out of 4. Most groups solved the puzzle correctly 🙂 Well done.
There is a meeting tonight for Camp – Burnbrae Primary – 7pm.
If you are unable to attend do not worry as I can issue any relevant info missed.
CROSS COUNTRY – For those who are going then it is tomorrow and Vogrie have recommended wellies to go and runners to change in to.
GIRLS FOOTBALL – This Thurs, please return your slip asap.
Fri) – Pupils have been given out a dictionary worksheet as well as a maths revision of Volume worksheet, we have also been looking at prime numbers and square numbers (e.g 3² = 9) and pupils MUST be revising their multiplication up to 12x.
Homework (side 1)
Homework (side 2)
Maths (see below)
Primary 7 have been working on the order of operations (BOMDAS) in Maths and they have enjoyed the challenge of these more complex sums. They have homework to do on this – which can be found here bodmas_revision_p7-2ck1qh0
We are doing a lot of fast paced mental maths with a focus on the Big Maths Learn-its – the expectation by P6 is that pupils know all their times tables (fast recall with associated division knowledge) ALL P7 pupils need to work on this. (click here for Learn Its progression)
I am still assessing some spelling patterns and we are currently working on a whole class novel study so there is no reading books at present. I would suggest making use of the fabulous new library and reading for enjoyment – at least 30 minutes a night. Also reading suitable newspaper articles (such as First News) and reports will really benefit pupils in our next literacy unit on report writing.
Pupils should be well into our 30 days of kindness challenge – 30 challenges to do out of school. (see last week’s post)
Below is the grid that out P7 pupils have challenged themselves to complete. We are choosing kind and trying to be a kindness classroom which is part of our “Wonder” novel study.
I typed this when pupils worked in groups to create the grids so initially there was some typos – that will teach me to proof read! 🙂
I have hopefully edited it so here is a copy. We will reflect on these on the 10th of October!
30 days of kindness challenge
It is hard to believe that this time next year you will be in S1 at your chosen High School. Both Beeslack and Lasswade have open evenings coming up which all P7 parents are invited to. The information is below
Lasswade: There is a current S1 Information Evening planned for Thursday 7 September . There is also an S1 Parents’ Family Learning Evening on Tuesday 3 October and on Wednesday 1 November, there is a P7 Information Evening. Parents’ Evenings generally commence at 5.00 pm- this would be the most beneficial one to attend.
Open evening – The evening includes a tour of the school, an opportunity to meet teachers and for current pupils to share with you some of their learning experiences. The evening is generally well attended and visitors chave commented on the wecoming atmosphere and the strong realtionships evident between pupils and staff.
Our next open evening is on Thursday the 12th of October 2017 from 6.30-8.30pm (LOANHEAD PARENTS CONSULTATION). They have also recently updated their website with some great info about transition, travel and school handbook http://www.beeslackhigh.co.uk/page/?title=School+Information&pid=7