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Primary 7 - Miss McKay/Mrs Loy

What is happening in Primary 7?   Term 1

English - We are revising some tricky grammar work, such as when to use I and when to use me and using its and it’s. We are also learning about collective nouns and possessive pronouns and many, many more grammar rules. We are going to write poems all about water, as this is our WAU topic this term and we are going to learn how to write a non-chronological report on water. Then we will be moving onto investigating the Titanic disaster, by looking at a variety of news articles on the tragedy. We will then try to write our own newspaper reports and also act as reporters describing the events of that night.

Maths - We have revised the area of composite shapes and produced a colourful display on this. We are currently revising our fraction work, learning to add, subtract, multiply and simplify fractions. We will also be revising long multiplication and using this to help us find the Volume of large cuboids. We will be learning about ratio and revising and percentages. We will also revise capacity and pie graphs, which will link into our water topic.

WAU- Water- We will be finding out how different parts of our bodies use, or need water. We will be learning all about evaporation, condensation and precipitation, by looking at the water cycle. We will be discovering the problems too much and too little water can cause. We will be learning how water gets to our homes and how this water is made safe to drink. The Titanic- We will be learning about the Titanic and what is was like to travel on this luxury vessel. We will also learn about the events which led to the sinking of the Titanic and consider if this tragedy could have been avoided, or lessened. We will examine news articles from the time and learn about the experiences of some of the survivors. We will build our own replicas of the Titanic and pretend to be news reporters describing the scene.

P.E - This term we are lucky enough to have a football coach to teach us once a week. We are also getting swimming lessons for 6 weeks. We will also be learning a variety of ball skills and showing our great team work in our mini-games. We are also doing the Mile a Day run. We keep ourselves very fit, especially as we now have a long walk from the top playground to our mobile at the front of the school.

Religion - We enjoy learning about bible stories and about how God wants us to help and respect others, through music, drama and discussions. We love showing the rest of the school our drama and singing skills during assembly. We did the 1st assembly of the year and we were fabulous, we hope you didn’t miss it.  

ICT – We are learning how to use the internet safely and to research information for our topic. We are going to use the I pads to create Popplets on our Water topic and we are going to use Book Creator to write a story about how we felt as one of the passengers on the Titanic. We are also using the I pads to complete our AR quizzes, on our reading books and library books. Some of us will also create a newspaper article on the sinking of the Titanic on the laptops.

Art- We have created a colourful display on finding the area of composite shapes. We will be producing some scary Halloween Art work and some exciting Christmas cards. We have drawn detailed pictures of the water cycle and we will be adding illustrations to our non-chronological reports on water. We will also be designing and building models of the Titanic.

Music & Drama – We will be learning lots of songs, including the songs for our opening Mass and the songs for our Christmas Play, as we will be taking on the lead roles in the Christmas Nativity this year. We will also be performing in three school assemblies throughout the year and we will be acting as newspaper reporters and passengers, describing the fateful night when the Titanic sank.

Thinking Skills – Managing Information-This year we have started to learn more about how we think and the skills that we use to work out problems and answer questions. We know were to go and find information and we can make plans so we know what do next. We also know how important it is to listen to other people to get good ideas.

Assessment for Learning - In our class, we use our WALT (We Are Learning To) and WILF (What I'm Looking For) to help us learn and focus upon our tasks. We also get the chance to comment on each others work. It is nice to have someone else comment on our work, rather than just the teacher. We also need to remember to check over our own work.



18th Jan 2020
17th Jan 2020

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