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

 

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