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Primary 7

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

Welcome to another school session. This is the last year at St Clement’s for your child so we’re sure you are feeling some mixed emotions right now. We are all looking forward to a positive and very busy year! As well as next week’s visit to Glenshee, there are lots of learning activities planned in school.

 

This term, through discussion with the children, ‘Video Games’ will be the focus of our topic work which will allow us to cover a number of areas of the curriculum. The topic will involve looking at the history of video games, the impact they have on our society and we will create and market a game of our own.

 

Literacy this term will focus on the skill of imaginative writing and our book study is Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

 

Throughout the year the children will undertake various Home Learning tasks.  These tasks may be research projects or, at times, Home Learning task grids.  They may also receive additional homework if work has not been completed during the day.  As always, please encourage your child to read a variety of books, magazines and comics at home.


In Maths, we will be covering several topics: The main focus will be on solving calculations using the four operations, Place Value and Fractions.

 

The children will continue to learn French throughout the year.  This term will be revision of the various ways to greet one another in French.

 

Throughout the year, we will also be working on P7 Profiles. This involves your child reflecting on their learning and being able to identify their skills, knowledge, strengths and weaknesses. This profile is part of their transition to S1.

 

 

In RME, the main focus this year will continue to be on the Pope Francis Faith Award. The children will soon be given ‘scrapbooks’ in which to record their learning journey as we explore the various aspects of service and faith which the Award looks at. If your child is a regular churchgoer, there will be an opportunity to gain the Paris Commendation for the Award through activities in the parish. Fr Johney will support us with this.

 

As always, this is an important year in your child's learning and I hope you will help us by encouraging your child to enjoy their learning and try hard to reach their full potential. We’re particularly working on growth mindsets, applying ourselves to tasks and showing enthusiasm for life and for others’ efforts.

 

Thank you for your continued support. Please contact the school if there is anything you would like to discuss.
 

Regards,

Mr Timmons