P7 Info W/B 16th May 2022

Hi all,

🚶‍♀️***WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK***🚶‍♀️

This week, pupils are encouraged to get to school using leg power where possible!

👞Shoesday Tuesday – To promote Walk to School Week, wear your favourite shoes ( appropriate for school!) on Tuesday. To round off the week, we will go for a  local walk with our buddies on Friday.

➡️ Transition Information – Pupils going to Lasswade High will now have a transition  task to do each Tuesday and this can be found in their S1 Google Classroom. I am also asking children to check this daily for updates.

Beeslack – We have been notified there will be a transition evening on May 25th – we will update you when we get more details about this event.

Pupils going to Beeslack for Transition Days  ( June 15 -17th) need to be dropped there by parents. Details to follow nearer the time. Lasswade pupils will have a bus provided for them on these three days ( same dates as Beeslack)

🚴Bikeability Group 2 – training continues on Monday 16th May – children know who is in this group and  need to bring their bike to school.

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

🏠Homework : Spelling

💻Chromebooks – These devices do need to be taken home and charged up for the following school day. In P7, we use Chromebooks daily. Children now have earphones for various uses in class eg. watching tutorials or using the audio function in writing and on very rare occasions (perhaps during Art & Design where it is beneficial to have a relaxed atmosphere) are allowed to listen to music; please note  this is not allowed at any other time during the school day.

📝Poetry Competition – The annual poetry competition is upon us. P7 have been putting their knowledge of figurative language to good use to create poems. One poem will be selected to be put forward in to the school wide competition.

French Friday – There will be a French theme on Friday 20th May. Wear red, white and blue clothes to school if you wish.

📅Calendar of events – The latest  school newsletter should have been received. This has important dates for your diary. P7 also created a calendar in Google Drawings on Friday and added these dates in. There are only  seven weeks left yet still so much to fit in.

❗❗Please keep Tuesday 28th June ( afternoon) free for the P7 Leavers Show! Time to be confirmed soon – please be aware of the hugely busy term we have in school with lots of classes to arrange and timetable for.

❗❗❗Also, please note the new time for school to close on the very final day – on Thursday 30th June, school will now close at 12:25pm and not 3:15pm as originally proposed. 

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B Monday 9th May 2022

*Apologies for the previous wrong date!*

 

Hi all,

⭐⭐⭐🏀Congratulations to the P7 basketball teams who took part in an Active Schools tournament at Newbattle High last week. Although it was a friendly event, children were still keen to find out how they performed! We had two teams and played on the same court. Team One won all their matches and actually topped the table for their group and Team Two came third! Not only that, the children represented the school admirably in terms of behaviour, manners and sportsmanship. Well done guys, so proud! 🏀⭐⭐⭐

🚴Bikeability Group 2 – training resumes on Monday 9th May – children know who is in this group and  need to bring their bike to school.

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

🏠Homework : Spelling and Numeracy ( Google Classroom from Wed)

💻P7 pupils completed their ‘Camp Blog’ Google Slideshow and each shared this with their P2 buddy last week. The Slideshow is a great way to capture all the memories and photos of a great week. A couple of P7s will share their blog with the school during assembly this week.

➡️ Transition Information – Pupils going to Lasswade High will now have a transition  task to do each Tuesday and this can be found in their S1 Google Classroom. I am also asking children to check this daily for updates.

📅Calendar of events – The latest  school newsletter should have been received. This has important dates for your diary. P7 also created a calendar in Google Drawings on Friday and added these dates in. There are only eight weeks left yet still so much to fit in.

❗❗Please keep Tuesday 28th June ( afternoon) free for the P7 Leavers Show!

❗❗❗Also, please note the new time for school to close on the very final day – on Thursday 30th June, school will now close at 12:25pm and not 3:15pm as originally proposed. 

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B Monday 4th April 2022

Hi all,

I hope everyone has had a restful weekend to recover after camp! What an amazing experience it was. I have compiled several Google Slides files of photos which will be available to view on Monday morning in Google Classroom. Children will also create digital blogs this week to capture those memories.

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

🏠Homework : There is no formal homework this week although children may add to their blogs at home if they so wish. 

🎸Mr Forbes – Mr F will continue to rehearse the P7 song with the class this week. Very sadly, this is his final week with us. He really has made a very positive impact on everyone in school and we will miss him greatly when he goes. However…we hope that he will come back and play the guitar for us when it is time to share the P7 song with you all, towards the end of next term. 🤞🤞🤞

🐣🥕Easter Activities – Towards the end of this week there will be some Easter activity fun and an assembly with Mr Duffin on Friday.

Also on Friday, straight after school, there will be an Easter Fair in the MUGA  organised by the Parent Council (12:25 to 2pm).

 

👉Finally, term ends on Friday 8th and re-opens to all on Monday 25th April.

Have a superb break everyone!

That’s all for now,

 

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

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P7 Info W/B 21st March 2022

Hi all,

🏕️CAMP – One week to go! Excitement is mounting and we’ll make sure we have plenty of discussion this week about what to expect at camp. I’ll post up a copy of the kit-list in Google Classroom mid week ( plus any other reminders/arrangement details).

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

🧪Science – Last week, with Mrs Cumming,  children employed fair testing techniques to investigate the process of dissolving. Children had to plan an initial test, record and understand their findings and then carry out a second test, only changing one aspect. Substances tested included sugar and coffee.

🌋In the week ahead with Mr Forbes,  P7 will use further scientific processes to explore the power of volcanoes. Our current topic is ‘Natural Disasters‘.

🏠Homework :

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

🧮 Maths/Numeracy – A task will be set in Sumdog from Monday 21st.

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B 14th March 2022

Hi all,

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

🏑HOCKEY –Well done to both teams- we came 2nd and 3rd in our group. Exemplary behaviour and sportsmanship shown from our P7s on this first post-Covid outing. Photos are in Google Classroom.

📚Reading – ‘Reading Challenge’ – to encourage pupils to read for pleasure more, I issued the First Minister’s Reading Challenge last week. Children received a ‘passport’ where they record what they have read and can share this with the class, if they so wish. Children can borrow  books from our school library.

💬 Debates – We are embarking on 3 rounds of debates over 3 weeks. We have randomly selected 6 teams. Round Two debates went very well last week. Round Three starts this week with new teams. Details are on the Debates jamboard in Google Classroom.

 

🚲Friday 18thBike Workshop – 12 -2pm  Bring bikes to be checked over and minor repairs done if possible.

🏠Homework :

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

🧮 Maths/Numeracy – A task will be set in Google Classroom on Monday 14th. We have been doing general revision recently but will be focusing on measure for the next week or two.

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B Monday 7th March 2022

Hi all,

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

🏑HOCKEY – TUESDAY – Our first sports trip! Some children have been selected to take part in a hockey tournament at Lasswade HS – please ensure all permission slips are handed in on Monday.

👞Indoor shoes – Children can now bring indoor shoes to change into. ***Indoor shoes should be suitable for PE***

📚Reading – ‘Reading Challenge’ – to encourage pupils to read for pleasure more, I will issue the First Minister’s Reading Challenge this week. Children receive a ‘passport’ where they record what they have read and can share this with the class, if they so wish. Children can borrow a book from our school library.

💬 Debates – We are embarking on 3 rounds of debates over 3 weeks. We have randomly selected 6 teams. Round One debates went very well last week. Round Two starts this week with new teams. Details are on the Debates jamboard in Google Classroom.

🎵🎸P7 Song – Progress has been great so far – P7 have now written the chorus for the class song and Mr Forbes has created a melody for it. It’s very catchy! This week, groups will work on verses. Mr Forbes has posted the guitar chords needed for the chorus so interested pupils can start practising!

Friday 11thDress Down Day – in aid of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Children can wear blue and/or yellow to show support for Ukraine and make a monetary donation IF THEY SO WISH.  This is entirely optional.

🏠Homework :

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

🧮 Maths/Numeracy – A task will be set in Google Classroom on Monday 7th. We have been doing general revision recently but will be focusing on measure for the next week or two.

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

🇺🇦 DRESS DOWN FOR UKRAINE 💛💙 11.3.22

Our school community have been desperate to do something to help Ukraine. 🇺🇦.

We have decided to have a dress down day on Friday and ask everyone to wear something blue and yellow if possible. We ask that everyone brings a cash donation too. We are donating money to a charity that matches your donations, so anything we raise will be doblubled. More info will be given when donations are in.

Thanks for your support