Dunbarney Primary School

Dunbarney
Primary School

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P7D

Mrs I. Dewar

 

Here are our joint P7s performing their Dalguise song:

 

P7D have been learning about World War I, and have produced some beautiful artwork with Mrs Cochrane, looking at silhouettes, Guernica by Pablo Picasso, and exploring what was behind the start of WW1:

 

    

 

The class book is Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. P7s have been learning about trench warfare, and have written letters home from the trenches as part of their Big Write. When reflecting on their learning about the things that contributed to the start of WW1, Olivia said "There were two alliances: The Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance."  Katie also said, "I learned that World War One started because Franz Ferdinand was killed."

In Maths, P7 have been learning about decimal fractions. Eva said, "I learned that it is written in fractions but it still means the same in a decimal." Daniel said, "One whole can be chopped up into pieces."

 

Dalguise: In September, both P7 classes went to Dalguise. Dalguise was a fun experience for the children and teachers that went with them, with many fun activities to do like Catwalk, Aeroball and a Giant Zip Line. The classes that went were P7D and P7M.

       

    

 

Welcome to Primary 7D! We are settling in well to our new classroom and are making good friends - you would never know that we have come from two different classes!

What a busy year we have ahead of us. This year we will be working towards gaining our John Muir Award which is something that Bertha Park High School intend to continue. We are also heading off to Dalguise in a few weeks and are very excited about that.  This year we are able to take part in an elective and each of us have chosen from Robotics, Moving Making and the Sports Leader Award.  Each of these will be ongoing throughout the year, so watch this space for any progress we make.  We are also continuing with our Bikeability awards and are looking forward to a pack ride at the end of the year.

We have set up our class charter knowing that we all have a right to learn, feel safe and develop our unique talents – here is our declaration.

Alongside our class charter we are developing our understanding of Growth Mindset and will continue to use the Learning Pit to help us think about our learning journey.

We will monitor our learning by keeping feedback in ‘Our Learning’ – a book for the class to reflect on their development.

    

Our topic this term is WW1. With it being the Centenary year of the end of WW1 we have come up with some Big Ideas based on what we would like to learn.  These are: WW1 – Events in time; At Home during WW1; Technological Advances; and Nations Involved.  We have lots of questions about all these ideas and have begun to learn about how the war began.

     

  

 

 

 

 

 Primary 7 is a big year for us and every member of our class has a Leadership Role to fulfil. They will gradually learn about their position and be given the opportunity to lead, setting an example to younger pupils here at Dunbarney.  Duties include: Librarians, Buddies, Roving Reporters, Website Crew, House Captains, Vice House Captains, Assembly Crew.

Here is some useful information about our class timetable and who works with us:

Art is taught by Mrs Cochrane on a Tuesday afternoon. Could we please ask each child to bring an old, unwanted large shirt as their own art apron, as they will be getting very messy over the year during their art lessons. An adult shirt would be fine, as this covers more of the uniform and helps it to stay clean!

Music is taught by Miss Anderson on a Monday afternoon.

French Miss Anderson will also be teaching the class French on a Wednesday morning.

PE We will have PE every Tuesday and Friday and will complete the Daily mile every other day. Please ensure pupils have clean PE kit for lessons.

Homework will be issued on a Wednesday with the expectation of it being returned on the following Monday. Reading is to be ready for the following Wednesday.

Finally, please make sure that your child brings a water bottle to school each day, as well as a snack, with only fruit for snack on a Friday as this is the whole school's "Fruity Friday".