P7GM Learning Leaflet Term 1

 Glashieburn School

P7GM Learning Leaflet

Information for Parents

Term 1

Numeracy

Whole Number

This term our focus will mainly be on revising, consolidating and extending our knowledge and skills in relation to Whole Number.  We will be revisiting the 4 main computation methods (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and further developing our written and mental strategies.

Information Handling

We will also be carrying out a range of investigations to reinforce and extend our skills in collating, organising and presenting data.

Problem solving

Problem solving challenges are going to put us to the test!  This term we will be focusing on understanding and applying the main problem solving approaches we can use to help us.

Literacy

Reading

‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio is our class novel this term.  From the first few chapters alone we know we are in for an exciting, yet emotional ride!  During the novel the 6 reading strategies will be modelled and we will be working together to revise and further develop our skills in applying them.

Writing

This term we are aiming to give our writing a boost with a series of ‘quick impact’ lessons.  We will be trying hard to use ‘Ambitious Vocabulary’, ‘Cool Connectives’, ‘Outstanding Openers’ and ‘Powerful Punctuation’ to create some fantastic pieces.  Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peak at some of our Secret Star Writers!

Spelling

Spelling will be reinforced on a weekly basis.  New word lists will be issued each Monday and revised in class and at home.

Health and Wellbeing

PE

P7GM will have both PE sessions with Miss Robertson this term.  These will take place on a Wednesday morning and a Friday afternoon.

IDL

Wonder

‘When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind’

– RJ Palacio.

Our class topic this term is very much related to our class novel ‘Wonder’.  Spreading a ‘Choose Kind’ message, ‘Wonder’ fits directly within Health and Wellbeing.  Through the Arts, Sciences and Technologies, we will be exploring topics such as Identity, Friendship, Self-Image, Resilience, Fairness and Equality.

Dalguise

As I am sure you are all aware, we are off on our residential trip to Dalguise on Monday.  We are all incredibly excited and looking forward to a fantastic week!

Other News 

French

French will begin this term.  Mrs Grant will be working with us on a Wednesday afternoon.  Ask us how we are getting on and we might even be able to teach you a thing or two!

Just a few reminders to finish off;

  • Library books are changed on a Monday.
  • PE kits are required on Wednesday and Friday.
  • PE kits should be taken home on a Friday.
  • Homework is given out on Monday and should be returned on a Friday.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you, Miss Milne

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