P7SM Learning Leaflet

Term 1 – August – October 2015


This term in P7SM, we will complete a novel study on the children’s classic Stig of the Dump. The children will learn a range of reading strategies during this block, which they will continue to use when undertaking study of various other novels as the school year progresses. This term, we also begin our Big Writing. Children will be encouraged to self-assess and up-level their written work using VCOP throughout the term.


We will be looking at whole numbers this term. Children will build on their knowledge of place value before moving on to operations in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division involving whole numbers. Children will have the opportunity to develop and apply skills through games and problem solving activities. We will be looking closely at representing and interpreting data as well as recognising, classifying and describing angles.

Health and Wellbeing

Children will be encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities which promote a healthy lifestyle. Miss Robertson will be taking the children for P.E. this term, where they will have the opportunity to increase their fitness levels and apply skills that they have learnt in rugby. The children will also be involved in discussions around healthy eating and will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding of current healthy eating advice to contribute to a healthy eating plan.


After much deliberation, we have decided on Living Things as the title for our topic this term. The children have shown an interest in learning about evolution and extinction, and so, this will comprise of most of our topic learning this block.

This term is going to be a busy one, with our trip to Dalguise and preparation for our assembly getting underway in the coming weeks. French will begin on Wednesday the 16th of September and will continue for the rest of the school year.

Some reminders:

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

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

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