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P7W Learning Leaflet

Glashieburn School
P7W Learning Leaflet

Term 4
Numeracy
Within Big Maths this term we will be revising, consolidating and extending our knowledge and skills in multiplication and division. We will learn how to complete equations involving numbers and letters. In co-operative groups we will have a go at teaching the mental maths strategies we have learned to other groups.

P7 will build upon their knowledge and understanding of money this term. We will learn how to find totals, give change and calculate profit and loss. Later in the term we will focus on time. Through practical activities we will calculate time differences, learn to use timetables and research different time zones around the world.

We will continue to develop our problem solving skills. We will have opportunities to work both independently and in groups to learn more about the strategies and approaches we can use to help us.

Literacy
Reading
Each group has already started reading a new novel. This term we will continue to use the reading strategies which we learned earlier this year with a focus on prediction and summarizing. Our class novel this term is ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio.

Writing
This term we will be continuing to ‘up-level’ our writing using VCOP. Most of our writing will be focused around our ‘Choices and Changes’ topic and our transition to academy. Children will continue to have opportunities to self-assess and peer-assess their writing using a variety of strategies.

Spelling
Children will continue to receive new spelling words each week which will be revised daily in class and through homework activities. There is also a ‘challenge’ word each week which children will be encouraged to learn the spelling and meaning of.

Health and Wellbeing
PE
In PE P7 will think about how to achieve the greatest speed, height, distance and accuracy through a range of athletics activities. Our PE days this term are Monday and Thursday. We are also looking forward to working with some RGU students in PE this term.

IDL
This term our topic is ‘Choices and Changes’! We will be learning how to achieve a healthy lifestyle by researching the effects alcohol, smoking and taking drugs have on the body. In our co-operative groups we will research the changes our body will face and find out where to get help and advice when we need it.

Other News

Languages
We will continue to have French on Wednesday afternoons with Mrs Grant and Mandarin with Miss Shi on Wednesday mornings.

Transition
We have a busy term ahead of us as we get ready to leave Glashieburn School! We are currently planning and preparing for our end of year fundraiser, practising for our leavers show and getting excited about our leaver’s events!

Just a few reminders to finish off;
– Library books are changed on a Monday.
– PE kits are required on Monday and Thursday.
– 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 Wright

Miss Cunningham’s Learning Leaflet: Term Four

Miss Cunningham’s Learning Leaflet: Term Four
Welcome back to our fourth and final term. Please see your child’s class below for details about their learning in Expressive Arts and Health and Wellbeing this term.

P1B and P1C- Early Level
In Health, Primary 1 will be making and tasting simple recipes. We will record our likes and dislikes. We will improve our group work and turn taking when making and trying the foods. Primary 1 will answer the question – What is Eco? We will take part in various activities which will increase our understanding of Eco. Primary 1 can’t wait to take part in outdoor learning activities.

In Expressive Arts, Primary 1 will continue to explore the use of voice, movement and expression. The children will be given a stimulus to create an improvised scene in small groups. We will also continue our weekly yoga sessions which are great fun!
P2W, P2/3M and P3M- First Level
In Health, Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils will be preparing and tasting foods demonstrating a range of practical skills including; washing, using a peeler, mixing, grating, spreading and demonstrating simple knife skills. They will consolidate their knowledge of the EatWell plate whilst preparing foods. The classes will also help improve the schools’ ‘green’ status. P2W, 2/3M and 3M will have the opportunity to use the brand new litter pickers, help weed the outside learning area as well as learning more about improving the environment.

In Expressive Arts, Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils will begin the term by taking part in Spring and Easter themed drama. We will then move on to dance, learning new cultural dance styles from Scotland, India and Africa. The children will provide their peers with positive and constructive feedback as well as critiquing their own performances. The classes will expand their creativity and confidence by producing and performing small group sequences, using taught movements. We are going to be very busy.

P5C, P5/6K, P6R and P7W- Second Level (P7- Expressive Arts only)
In Health, Primary 5C, 5/6K and 6R will investigate food labels to gain an understanding of advertising and how to make healthy choices. We will prepare and taste foods demonstrating an increasing range of practical preparing and cooking techniques including; accuracy when weighing and measuring, kneading, chopping, mixing, grating and using simple knife skills. Later in the term we will analyse the ‘Environmental Review Plan’ carried out by the Eco Committee, looking at our progress so far and deciding and implementing the next steps for our upcoming green flag assessment.

Inspired by the talk of Macbeth in the playground, 5C and 5/6K will be creating and presenting a simplified, scripted version of the famous play. They will sustain characters by using voice, movement and expression. P6R will perform the dramatic ending of Macbeth before taking part in various dance sessions, using different styles and genres. They will be encouraged to create and perform their own routines to an audience. As P7W were busy with trips, speakers and visits to Oldmachar, they will continue their Term 3 focus. Please see the Term 3 learning leaflet.

Other News
The senior choir are delighted to have won the Aberdeen Glee Challenge. The final will be held at Perth Concert Hall on 25th June (2pm-5pm). We would love to have our peers and families support us. Tickets go on sale on the 8th June from the Perth Concert Hall box office (£8 adult £5 concession). We are very excited and hope you can come along and support us!
Miss Lauren Cunningham 

Miss Cunningham’s Star Performers: Week 1

Welcome back! I hope your Easter holidays were wonderful. It has been a very quick week and the children have settled back into routines well. This week’s Star Performers are;

P1B: Aiden   P1C: Ellis   P2W: Julie   P2/3M: Kate   P3M: Paige   P5C: Abbas   P5/6K: Olaf   P6R: Jessica   P7W: Rafa

Well done to you all.

Miss Cunningham