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Year 7

Welcome to our P7 page!!

There are two P7 classes in Ballykeel Primary in 2017/2018 year.  The P7 teachers are Mrs McDowell (P7BM) and Mrs Gregg (P7SG). In P7 we also have a Classroom Assistant, Miss Anderson (P7SG).

We hope that this page will give you a flavour of life in P7.

We're sure that you can't believe that your child is about to begin their final year at Ballykeel Primary School.  Over the course of the year they will participate in lots of activities and routines to develop an independence for their own learning and preparations for school.  We trust that you would also encourage greater responsibility at home too.

We look forward to meeting you at Meet the Teacher on Monday 4 September at 2.15pm.  Hopefully, we will answer any questions you have then, and it will give us an opportunity to get to know you better.

Topics this term: We are finding out more about Space this term, from planets and stars to the space race and moon landings.  If you have anything at home related to our topic, please send it in with your child for our display. 

 

 

What should your child have with them each day?

Your child should come fully prepared for all school activities each day.  As a P7 pupil it is important that they begin to take responsibility for organising themselves on a daily basis.  The following is an “essentials” list of the things they need and require everyday

  • Pencils
  • Rubber
  • Sharpener
  • 30cm ruler
  • Pritt stick
  • Biro pens for marking (blue, black, red or green) – no gel pens please
  • Colouring pencils/crayons
  • Homework diary, reading book and any other homework (completed, checked and signed)
  • Healthy break / canteen money and a packed lunch / dinner money
  • Any notes that have been sent home, returned and signed
  • PE kit – this remains in school and is sent home every half term to be washed

 

Homework

Homework is an important part of your child’s development and helps to reinforce the learning that has taken place during the school day.  Each night your child will receive reading, spellings and mental maths / table facts.  Along with this, your child will also receive a written homework on Monday – Wednesday night.  In P7 the written homework alternates between Numeracy and Literacy from week to week (e.g. Week 1 – Numeracy, Literacy, Numeracy ; Week 2 – Literacy, Numeracy, Literacy and so on).  This written work will cover aspects of literacy or numeracy covered in class during the day, or revisit learning that has already taken place  in the earlier part of the week.  There is no written homework on Thursday nights as pupils are encouraged to revise their spellings and maths facts in preparation for the weekly Friday test.

 

How can I help my child with homework?

Helping your child with their homework is a valued experience in their learning as it will help motivate and encourage them to continue to work at their best.  There are a number of ways that this can be done; here are some suggestions:

  • Listen to them read / ask them some questions about their reading book
  • Ask them their spellings
  • Go through their maths facts
  • Ask them some questions about what they learned today
  • Check that their homework is completed and signed

Each night the homework diary, spelling book and written homework book should be signed before returning to school the next day.  If you feel your child has found their homework a little tricky or requires a little extra help from the class teacher, please put a note in the homework diary for us to check the next day.

Whilst these are simple things, they will make all the difference to your child’s learning.

Hopefully this page will you a greater insight into P7 life.  We hope you have enjoyed looking through it.  Come back soon and see what else we have been getting up to as the term continues.

Mrs McDowell & Mrs Gregg

 

Latest Photographs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cube Investigation - drawing shapes
Cube Investigation - drawing shapes
 
Cube Investigation - making sure we've got the colours in the right places
Cube Investigation - making sure we've got the colours in the right places
 
Cube Investigation
Cube Investigation
 
Miss Anderson helping us to see the different views
Miss Anderson helping us to see the different views
 
Checking with Mrs McIlwaine that we're on the right track
Checking with Mrs McIlwaine that we're on the right track
 
Building shapes from design views
Building shapes from design views
 
Recording results
Recording results
 
Working hard together
Working hard together
 
Using the iPad and Book Creator to record our results
Using the iPad and Book Creator to record our results
 
The 'Top Team'! Leona, Kydyn, Kadyn and Lewis!
The 'Top Team'! Leona, Kydyn, Kadyn and Lewis!
 
How may edges does this shape have?
How may edges does this shape have?
 
Checking that we agree
Checking that we agree
 
This prism has 7 faces
This prism has 7 faces
 
Double checking that this prism has 12 vertices
Double checking that this prism has 12 vertices
 
This is our handy helper, so we remember what each property is referring to on the shape
This is our handy helper, so we remember what each property is referring to on the shape
 
This prism has 18 edges
This prism has 18 edges
 
This shape is like a toblerone bar!
This shape is like a toblerone bar!
 
Working hard at the low seating
Working hard at the low seating
 
The TV tables allow us to work on the floor
The TV tables allow us to work on the floor
 
We like changing our seats so we can work together
We like changing our seats so we can work together
 
Sometimes we enjoy working on our own!
Sometimes we enjoy working on our own!
 
Dyed wool using red onion skins
Dyed wool using red onion skins
 
Natasha setting up her weaving loom
Natasha setting up her weaving loom
 
 
 
 
 
Searching for Perpendicular lines
Searching for Perpendicular lines
 
Checking that we have all our findings
Checking that we have all our findings
 
Our new board is helpful to demonstrate ideas
Our new board is helpful to demonstrate ideas
 
Scott designing his book cover
Scott designing his book cover
 
Stacey & Courtney discuss their results
Stacey & Courtney discuss their results
 
Melissa and Stacey are making sure they have everything in the right place.
Melissa and Stacey are making sure they have everything in the right place.
 
Editing their book
Editing their book
 
A busy class!
A busy class!
 
 

News

10th Oct 2017
The first app the group used was Pic Collage. The children created a series of fun...
 
 
 
6th Oct 2017
Friday 6th October saw the first schools’ football competition of the year...
 
 
 
6th Oct 2017
Got a minute? Take a look at our Art Gallery Walk Through.  Can you spot you...
 
 
 
5th Oct 2017
We have been learning about the Elements of Art in P7, beginning with Line and...