Year 7 Classes

Welcome To P7!

Mrs D Graham - Primary 7

Welcome to P7!

As the oldest in the school we have lots to look forward to in our final years at Damhead. In Primary 7 we study topics such as:

  • World War 2 – We create our own WW2 projects by gathering lots of different information from both the internet and books!
  • Natural Disasters – We study tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes. We carry out lots of different science experiments during this topic!
  • The Titanic – We find out all about the magnificent ship and even build our own model Titanic!

We enjoy learning about these exciting topics in P7. We also work hard on Literacy and Numeracy and integrate ICT and outdoor learning when we can. We also go swimming in P7 and a residential trip later in the year.

Watch out for us here, on Seesaw and on the school’s Facebook page. If you want to contact me, my email address is sdale335@c2kni.net.

Welcome to Term 2 in P7!

Welcome back to P7 everyone. Well done on how well you worked last term. We are going to have another busy term and I look forward to what lies ahead for us in P7. Remember to keep an eye out on Seesaw for information and updates as well as some photos of what we are getting up to.

In numeracy we will start the term with a large focus on the area of fractions before moving to the link between fractions, decimals and percentages. Throughout this topic we will learn how to add and subtract fractions, reduce fractions to the lowest form and convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions. We will learn how to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages, round 3 decimal place numbers and find percentages of numbers, particularly in relation to amounts of money. In the area of shape and space we will learn how to measure angles with a protractor and use this understanding to accurately draw 2D shapes. We will also investigate how to find the area and perimeter of composite shapes, triangles and some irregular quadrilaterals. In handling data we will learn how to draw line graphs and interpret these accurately.

This term in literacy we will focus on two pieces of structured writing with the first being narrative writing linked to our topic of natural disasters. We will focus on how to make story openings and endings interesting for the reader and how to accurately add speech marks to our writing. The next piece of writing we will look at is explanation writing which will again be linked to our topic work. The children will learn about cause and effect through investigation of how and why volcanoes erupt. They will then use this understanding to write their own pieces of explanation writing based on a topic of interest to them whilst adding interesting connectives and conjunctions. Our novel study this term is on the book Fields of Home. Through this we will look at the reading skills of inferring, concluding, evaluating and visualising as well as cause and effect and how to find and select information. We will also learn how to use apostrophes correctly for both contraction and possession. Spellings will continue from the Prim Ed Spelling Scheme and reading from the AR library.

Our world around us topic this term is Natural Disasters during which we will learn about some of the worst disasters in history. We will investigate why these natural disasters happen and through this learn about the structure of the earth and the earth’s surface.

We will also take part in swimming badminton lessons this term in P.E.

Mrs Graham 😊