That’s all folks….

So, we’ve made it! After a very different and, at times, difficult year, we’ve reached the end of the summer term. Thank you to all of the class for your hard work this year and for managing to cope so well with all the different rules and restrictions in school – as well as those 9 weeks of home-learning. I’d also like to say a huge thank you for all your lovely cards and generous gifts; they are very kind and thoughtful and are really appreciated.

I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing holiday, and hopefully things will be back to something more like ‘normal’ after the summer. P7s, best of luck in your new adventures at Grantown Grammar, and P6s, we’ll see you back here on Tuesday 17th August as you become the new P7s!

I’ll leave you with some photos of the P7 leavers enjoying their afternoon tea yesterday.

Bye for now, and have a great summer!

Mr Cain

Goodbye P7 Leavers

Today we were all sad to say farewell to our fantastic P7 pupils at the Leavers’ Assembly. P7s, you have been a wonderful year group who have coped admirably with the difficulties of the last year, showing resilience and staying positive. You have also worked tremendously hard and been a credit to your school. You’ve been great fun too, and you’ll all be missed by everyone here. Exciting times lie ahead for you though, so we wish you all every success at Grantown Grammar – and hope you enjoy your summer holidays first! Hopefully you’ll come back and see us in the future, but for now, goodbye and good luck!

Videos of the Leavers’ Assembly will be posted in Google Classroom shortly. In the meantime, here are some memories of our P7 stars………………

Outward Bound

This morning Abernethy P7 were joined by P7 pupils from Deshar and Carrbridge for some outdoor activities led by Alan and Mike from Outward Bound. It was a great opportunity to get to know some of the pupils they’ll be going to GGS with in August, and everyone really enjoyed all of the activities.

Week 5 Blog by Ruaridh and Harry

On Monday morning we did P.E which was standing long jump. Aaron came first for the boys and Eleanor for the girls. Aaron was the overall winner with a huge 87cm.

On Monday afternoon we did P.E again and that was triple jump and running. Some great lengths from all in the class for triple jump.

After P.E we did reading and the Green group have started a new book called Wonder.

On Tuesday morning we did some more work on our High Five topic and we learned that most adverts are for unhealthy things like Chocolate, Crisps and coca cola.

Then after topic we did Maths and some good progress from all the groups our current maths topic is Measurement.

On Wednesday p7s had a visit from the high school and 2 S6s, they talked to us about what high school is like and we asked some questions about the canteen, the teachers and some other stuff.

We also did our every day things like Maths and Reading.

Thursday was a difficult day because we had a writing assessment and for the P7’s it was their last writing assessment in primary school. For the P7’s they had a choice about writing about their time at the school or their time though the pandemic and the P6’s only wrote about the pandemic.

Week 4 blog by Chloe and Josie

Monday: On Monday we did P.E with Mrs Nicol and did high jump and sprinting competitions. And Fractions math and reading.

Tuesday: We started creating healthy cereal and watching cereal adverts. And maths and reading again.

Wednesday: On Wednesday we finished off our cereal boxes and did some topic maths.

Thursday: On Thursday we did P.E with Mr Cain, we played capture the flag. And we started writing a cereal advert.

Friday: we’ve done Mandarin and made Chinese dresses. And had basic facts and a spelling test.

Some of our Chinese dresses

Cereal Stars

As part of our Health and Wellbeing topic this term, P6/7 have been working through the High 5 food and nutrition programme. Last week we looked at different breakfast cereals, and examined how the nutritional information is presented on the packaging. We compared the different cereals for their sugar and fibre contents, and the pupils built a spreadsheet to rank the cereals in order of their ‘healthiness’.

This week’s task was to design their own healthy breakfast cereal, and create a branded package which would appeal to children of their own age. As you can see, we had some fantastic healthy creations……

Term 4 Week 2 by Harris and Josie

This week at school the p7s did their SNASAs throughout the week. There were four SNASAs: Maths, Reading, Writing and a practise one.

On Monday we had P.E. with Mrs Nicol and played hurdles and cricket.

On Wednesday we learnt about bean plants and the different parts and how they grow.

We also did maths and reading on Wednesday.

On Thursday we learnt about flowers and more specifically their life cycle and how they pollinate. This was part of our topic this term. We also played dodgeball, benchball and silent ball in P.E.

Homework Grid for Term 4

This term’s homework grid has been posted to all pupils in Google Classroom.

A version is also available on the Homework page of this blog (there were some formatting issues when converting it to a pdf so on the blog version the grid is split over two pages).

Week Review 19.04.21 – 23.04.21

This week we came back after a two week Easter holiday. On Monday we started athletics for P.E. in the morning and discus in the afternoon. We also started reading.

On Tuesday we started maths which was all about fractions. We learnt about our term topic which is about health and wellbeing.

On Wednesday, before break we did lots on speech punctuation, we used that for writing on Thursday. We also went outside in the afternoon to play capture the flag, it was really fun. Both teams won once.

For writing on Thursday we had to take a playscript and make it into a story. We had a choice of either Little Red Riding Hood or Jack and the Beanstalk. We had P.E. in the afternoon.

We had basic facts on Friday and we did one task of Numeracy.

By Heidi and Eleanor