Kinnoull Primary School

Kinnoull Primary School

Life at Kinnoull Primary School


Primary 7


We have had a super start to Primary 7!  Last week, we met our P1 buddies and we have been getting to know them by doing drawing and reading activities.  Our topic this term is 'The Scottish Parliament' and we are focusing on investigating rights and responsibilities.  We want to learn about the history of the Parliament, the jobs people do, how voting and democracy works and how laws are made which affect us.  We are reading 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' in class and learning about how a person's rights can be taken away.  In PE, we have begun to work on our netball and rugby skills.  Tomorrow, we are being matched with our buddies so we are very excited about that!

Written by P7, typed by Mrs D :-)


This month we have been learning about decimals, calculating, area, perimeter and measuring in real life.  Through our topic learning about the Scottish government, we have been working on a project in our table groups to campaign and get elected so we can change things around the school.  This project is called 'Going to the Polls!'.  We have now been matched with our buddies and we are enjoying supporting their learning.  With Miss Steele, we have been learning about Roshannah and eating apple and honey - a traditional food eaten at this festival.  In PE with Mrs Daniels, we have been playing benchball and developing our throwing skills, passing skills, reflexes and teamwork.

Written by P7, typed by Mrs Daniels :-)


To finish our topic 'Going to the Polls', we wrote party manifestos and election promises to use to deliver our election speeches!  We also designed a children's parliament building in an engineering challenge.  We have started our new topic 'Rockstar' and we have been making up our own bands and writing Wikipedia pages about our bands' profiles.  For our school shelter mural project, we have visited Perth Sheriff Court House and Perth Concert Hall and sketched both buildings.  In maths we have been learning about angles and how to solve algebra problems.  Our new class novel is 'A Little Piece of Ground' and we have been looking at the reading strategies; prior knowledge and metalinguistics.

Written by P7, typed by Mrs Daniels :-)