P7 Info W/B 28th Feb 2022

Hi all,

Learning Trios – Parental Meetings take place this week.  Appointment letters will be issued on Monday 28th. I will email parents who requested a phone call to arrange a date and time.

📚Reading World Book Day  is Thursday 3rd March this year – children can, if they wish, dress up as their favourite book character and bring their favourite book  with them.

💬 Debates – We are embarking on 3 rounds of debates over 3 weeks. We have randomly selected 6 teams. Round One debate topics are simpler in subject matter but in the following rounds, the subjects get more complex.

Round One starts this week.

Children are expected to do some research on their given topic. There is a Debates jamboard in Google Classroom for reference.

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

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

🥁Drumming – P7 had their 3rd African Drumming session last Thursday morning. Children learned about the Surdo drum and played Samba rhythms with other percussion instruments.

🎵🎸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.

🏠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 Thursday. We have been doing general revision recently.

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B Monday 21st February 2022

Hi all,

Welcome back!

We have a packed term coming up which culminates with our trip to Dounans Camp. Lots to look forward to!

We welcome Mr Forbes back full time until Easter. Music is his specialism so we are embarking on a song writing project while he is with us.

Our topic this term is ‘Natural Disasters’.

📚Reading – We will soon finish The Diary of Anne Frank. World Book Day  is 3rd March this year – more info to follow. We will be conducting a reading survey within P7 and issuing the First Minister’s Reading Challenge to encourage reading for enjoyment. Within class, we will be focussing on deeper learning comprehension skills using short extracts of fiction and poetry.

Also in  Literacy ( talking/listening),  we plan to look at types of questions and run some more debates.

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

***Lunches***-  P7  can once again order a hot meal from the school canteen. Please purchase via ParentPay beforehand.  I have displayed the three week menu in class so the children can look up what’s for lunch by themselves.

Alternatively, children can bring in their own packed lunch from home to eat.

Learning TriosParental Meetings take place  week beginning 28th February. Appointment letters should be be issued on Monday 21st.

💻Chromebook Rollout! Exciting news!

Pupils will be able to take their Chromebooks home this week but must be brought back daily, fully charged. Thank you.

🥁Drumming – P7 have their 3rd African Drumming session on Thursday morning.

🏠Homework :

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

🧮 Maths/Numeracy –General revision – a worksheet will be issued on Thursday.

 

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B 7th January 2022

Hi all,

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

***Lunches***-  P7  can once again order a hot meal from the school canteen. Please purchase via ParentPay beforehand.  I have displayed the three week menu in class so the children can look up what’s for lunch by themselves.

Alternatively, children can bring in their own packed lunch from home to eat.

💻Chromebook Rollout! Exciting news! All pupils in P7 will receive their very own Chromebook on Monday morning. However, there are some procedures to go through this week with the children so it is looking likely that the devices will not be sent home until after the February break.

We will be increasing our use of Google Classroom both in class and at home, so watch this space!

🍎😊 Health Week 2 – We didn’t quite get through all the work last week so will continue this theme for another few days. This Health Week will focus on mental wellbeing. We will explore ways to regulate our emotions using discussions and mindfulness activities. We will also learn more about substance misuse and discuss issues around this.

📚Reading – We are reading The Diary of Anne Frank. This is part of our WW2 studies and will also incorporate  some learning about Judaism.

👨   Mr Forbes , a student teacher,  continues his placement with us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mr Forbes has already started a music project with the class which should be exciting and lots of fun! Mr Forbes will have increasing (supervised) responsibility for teaching P7 as the weeks go on.

🏠Homework :

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

🧮 Maths/Numeracy – My apologies – I did not manage to give out the numeracy task on Thursday so I will give this out on Monday. This week we will continue to  study number patterns/relationships and rotational symmetry.

 

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B 31st Jan 2022

Hi all,

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

***Lunches***-  P7  can once again order a hot meal from the school canteen. Please purchase via ParentPay beforehand.

Menu information can be found here:

https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/855/school_meals/13/school_lunches/3

Alternatively, children can bring in their own packed lunch from home to eat.

🍎😊 Health Week 2 – This Health Week will focus on mental wellbeing. We will explore ways to regulate our emotions using discussions and mindfulness activities. We will also learn more about substance misuse and discuss issues around this.

📚Reading – We are reading The Diary of Anne Frank. This is part of our WW2 studies and will also incorporate  some learning about Judaism.

👨   Mr Forbes , a student teacher,  continues his placement with us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mr Forbes has already started a music project with the class which should be exciting and lots of fun!

🏠Homework :

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

🧮 Maths/Numeracy – This week we will be studying number patterns/relationships and rotational symmetry. I will give out a homework task relating to this on Thursday.

⭐⭐⭐Congratulations to OT who represented P7 in our annual Scots Poetry Recital and took top prize within the upper atrium! Many thanks to him and all the other pupils who worked so hard to learn their poems and were brave enough to recite in front of the class! Well done! ⭐⭐⭐

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B 24.1.22

Hi all,

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

🥪Lunches-  P7  should bring a packed lunch from home to eat.

📚Reading – We have finished Goodnight Mr Tom and will start to read extracts from The Diary of Anne Frank. This is part of our WW2 studies and will also incorporate a block of learning about Judaism.

👨 We extend a warm welcome to  Mr Forbes , a student teacher, who will continue his placement with us on Tuesday; two days a week for a 5 week block followed by a five week placement.

🏠Homework :

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

🧮 Maths/Numeracy – There will be a general revision sheet sent home on Wed. This week in class, we will look at scale and ratio.

💻Chromebook consent form – Thank you to everyone who has filled this out . We now just await the rollout of the devices! It shouldn’t be too long now 🤞

 

Reminder; My new email address is :

s.brunt@midlothian.education

 

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B 17.1.22

Hi all,

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

🥪Lunches-  P7  should bring a packed lunch from home to eat.

📚Reading – We have finished Goodnight Mr Tom and will start to read extracts from The Diary of Anne Frank. This is part of our WW2 studies and will also incorporate a block of learning about Judaism.

👨 We extend a warm welcome to  Mr Forbes , a student teacher, who will start his placement with us on Tuesday; two days a week for a 5 week block followed by a five week placement.

🏠Homework :

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

🧮 Maths/Numeracy – There will be a general revision sheet sent home on Wed. This week in class, we will look at scale and ratio.

💻Chromebook consent form – Thank you to everyone who has filled this out already. If you haven’t, please look on the All Classes page on this website to find the online link. Pupils will not be issued with a Chromebook until this form has been completed.

My new email address :

s.brunt@midlothian.education

 

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P7 Info W/B Tuesday 11th January 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a healthy and relaxing break.

Information update:

  • PE days are now Tuesday and Thursday for P7. Children should come dressed for PE indoors or outdoors.
  • Packed lunches – due to a slight tightening of Covid restrictions within school, children in P7 can no longer buy a school dinner. Therefore, pupils should bring their own packed lunch from home once more. Children will eat this in the classroom.
  • Clothing – Please come to school dressed in layers than can be taken off/put on easily in class. In our efforts to keep rooms well ventilated, we will continue to have windows and doors open as much as possible.  All classes have a CO2 monitor too.
  • A letter about current Covid procedures should have been received.
  • Next week, I will post more information about P7s curriculum this term and news about Chromebooks that each pupil will receive soon.

That’s all for now,

Miss S Brunt

 

Equipped for learning information

As part of Midlothian Council’s Equipped for Learning programme, a digital device for learning is being provided to every child of school age. This is to ensure that all young people have access to the technology they need for learning, both at school and at home.

For further information on the programme, and to fill out the parental agreement form please see the links below.  The devices will not be allocated for full use until the agreements are filled out.  This is an online form.

Equipped for Learning Information

https://bit.ly/efl-parentcarer

 

Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).

https://bit.ly/efl-acceptance