P7 Term 2 Learning Leaflet

P7W Term 2 Learning Leaflet
October- December 2016

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Welcome back to another busy term in P7! We are already well underway with our CSI topic. During the first week of term we discovered a crime at Glashieburn School: a missing laptop! We have had great fun investigating the clues which were left behind and questioning our suspects. We are getting closer to narrowing down the thief! Our class novel this term is ‘I know what you did last Wednesday’ by Anthony Horowitz. We are enjoying reading about the different crimes and predicting what may have happened to the characters.

Literacy
This term we have chosen novels to read and discuss in our reading groups. We will continue to develop our confidence in using the six main reading strategies as well as working on our fluency and expression when reading aloud. Most of our writing this term is focused around our CSI topic. We are learning how to lay out and write detailed science reports, newspaper articles and job adverts. Each week we will continue to learn a new set of spelling words as well as a tricky challenge word!

Numeracy
We are continuing to develop our knowledge and understanding of whole number this term. We will focus on rounding, estimating, multiplication and division. Most of our problem solving activities this term are also focused around our CSI topic. We will continue with our weekly CLIC sessions and Big Maths Beat That tests on a Friday to improve our mental maths skills! We are looking forward to our maths lesson at Oldmachar next month!

Health and Wellbeing
In PE this term we are developing our flexibility, creativity and balance through gymnastics. We have already learned some basic gymnastics moves such as forwards rolls, backwards rolls, handstands and cartwheels. We are now challenging ourselves to link these movements together into a sequence to perform to others. We will also work on partner balances and learn how to use different gymnastics equipment.
Languages
In French, we are consolidating our learning of greetings, numbers and the weather. We are learning how to say different colours, the days of the week and months. P7 are excited to have started learning Mandarin again this term. We are consolidating our learning from last year and have proved that we have a good memory for remembering Mandarin words and phrases!

Some Reminders:
• Library- Monday 10:15am
• PE- Mondays and Thursdays
• Homework- handed out on Monday to be returned by Friday
• Oldmachar Numeracy Visit- Thursday 1st December

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Here are some photos of what we have already been up to this term:
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