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Primary 6 – 7

There are 22 pupils in Primary 6 – 7:

8 children in Primary 6 and 14 children in Primary 7


In the P6-7 classroom in Maths we are learning about percentages of amounts, we are continuing our understanding and use of the times tables (5 and 10) and we are learning different strategies for dividing 2 digit by 1 digit numbers and 3 digit by 1 digit numbers. We are also continuing to learn about the different strategies used in problem solving.

In Literacy our class novel is Miss Peregrine’s House for Peculiar Children. This is quite a challenge for the children but such a great book for rich vocabulary and for character development. As we are reading this in class, the children will have no reading homework this term. The children should therefore ensure that they are reading for enjoyment for a minimum of 30 minutes each evening in order that they can meet their Accelerated Reader targets for this term (and enjoy reading!)

In spelling the children are learning their phonemes and are learning to use their spelling strategies to help them spell common and tricky words. We will also be continuing our learning about prefixes and suffixes and how they change the meaning of the root word.

In writing the children will be taking part in the Junior Journalist 2017 competition, organized by The Press and Journal in association with The NEWS Foundation. The children will design their own Press & Journal front page. In so doing the children will discover all the elements that make an effective front page and learn about the world of news.

In P.E. the children will be learning ClubGolf and will be learning how to be leaders of play (Play Leaders). Mrs Reid will continue to teach the children’s second hour of P.E.

In Health and Well Being we will be continuing our learning in the area of substance misuse and in RME we will be continuing our learning on Islam.

In music we will be continuing our appreciation of the classical and contemporary genres of music using the BBC Ten Pieces resource and Charanga.

Mrs Corbett will continue to teach French, Maths and the topic of slavery.