Teacher :- Ms Giebeler
We’re off to a great start in P7G this term, everyone’s back and full of enthusiasm. This term we are participating in the Shakespeare Schools Festival again and this time it’s a comedy – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We’ll be performing at the Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh this year and tickets go on sale on September 10th. Watch this space for more updates coming soon!
We have started studying A Midsummer Night’s Dream so we know the story and understand the characters. We’ve been doing some drama too and also insulting each other using the Shakespearean Insult Generator, which was great fun! We looked at lots of words and phrases that Shakespeare invented that we still use today, for example heart of gold and in a pickle and have created Catch Phrase-style pictures to illustrate them.
Each day we have ERIC time with a book of our own choice and write a book review for each book that we finish.
Each week we practise our spelling words daily and our test is on Friday.
In maths we will be working on a range of topics, including shape, fractions, decimals and percentages, angles, data handling, and continue to reinforce calculation strategies in number work.
A particular focus will be to ensure that pupils have quick and accurate recall of number facts including times tables and number bonds. Each week we will complete Beat That Challenges and try to improve our scores. Through self-assessment his helps us to understand what our individual strengths are and what we need to work on.
This term’s topic is the USA. We will be learning about aspects of physical geography, man-made features, climate and society. In pairs, Primary 7s will be focusing on a specific state and creating a presentation to share their research with the rest of the class.
Other Curricular Areas
MFL: This term our focus will be on French and we will be building on our knowledge of vocabulary and starting some grammar work. Science: This term our focus is Topical Science and pupils will be using a wide variety of sources to identify significant news items relating to science and technology in the media. Drama: Primary 7 pupils will be taking part in different drama activities as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival production this year. ICT: We will be starting to learn how to complete basic projects using Scratch.
In PE we are working on different aspects of developing our overall fitness and also our sports skills. Outdoor Learning lessons enable us to build on our skills in co-operative working and social skills. P7s will be given greater responsibilities including prefect duties and organising assemblies.
So far we have had an exciting trip to Swim Safe at Aberdour, where we learned how to stay safe in open water. We have been on a handball/athletics transition afternoon at Firrhill High School and of course we went to camp – update coming soon!
Homework files for download!