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Primary 7

WORK FOR WEEK COMMENCING 22nd JUNE, 2020

Good morning to you all!

I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some of the sunshine amongst the scattered showers... I managed to get the lawn cut in between the wild weather on Saturday! It was fantastic to see lots of P7s on Thursday when you were collecting your books and lovely to talk to the parents as well. smiley

 

Well, can you believe that we are now in to our final, full week of P7. We would normally be having our Leavers' Assembly, hitting Barrys on our end of year trip and getting shirts signed at our class party, but, unfortunately due to matters out of our hands, we cannot partake in these wonderful, memory-making activities, but not to worry as you all have each other, your families and  a lot of positive things in your lives. And, these are the most important things to us so let's look forward, enjoy our Summer and be proud of all that you have achieved out of school during the past few months, in terms of protecting yourselves and families. You have all been such heroes during this difficult time and hopefully appreciated the extra time with your loved ones!

 

This week, I would like you to complete the Transition Booklets that I gave out to many of you on Thursday. You can also complete any work that you want to catch up on from previous weeks! If you were unable to collect the booklets along with your books, you can do this on Tuesday when I will be in school between 9am - 2.50pm! Thank you.

 

Continue to read your Bug Club books online or complete any Maths games on your Bug Club account.

 

I should like to thank you for continuing to work hard and a huge thank you to all you parents who have stepped up to the plate to be Kitchen-Table teachers and doing your utmost to help your child- I cannot tell you all how grateful I am, but also you do not realise the amazing work that will stand by your children in future months! Awesomeyes

 

My kindest regards,

Mr Corkin winkyes

 

 

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Design a Class of 2020 T-Shirt

Summer Crossword with answers (can you spot the spelling mistake on answer sheet?)

Primary 7

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We will be awarding your cups and certificates on Wednesday 24th June.

Come along to the front door of school, with a parent please, between 9:30am and 2:30pm to receive your award and a lovely surprise.  We want to take your photograph with your parent to include in our Virtual Final assembly so please come dressed.  We'd love to see some of you in uniform for the last time if you still have it.

 

Looking forward to catching up with you all next Wednesday.

Parents,  

We are putting together a virtual Final Assembly.  In true Dickson style we want to include the children singing as part of this Assembly and so we have a big favour to ask.  We are asking the children to record themselves singing a new song.  It’s very appropriate and copyright free so we can use it on our facebook page to let everyone see it. 

 

If you go to the website: 

You will find a recording of the song and the lyrics to help the children learn it.  When you think you have it perfected the children need to put on headphones to listen to the music and sing along to.  Use the track with the calls so that you all do the same thing.  Record the child singing along to the track.  This way when you record we will only hear the child’s voice. 

(You will see the children in the final edit so remember to check what background they are standing against when recording and what they are wearing.  We don’t mind whether or not they wear their school uniform.  The choice is yours.) 

When you are happy with the recording you need to send it to me.  It will be a big file and it won’t send as a normal email. 

To send your recording go to www.Wetransfer.com 

From here you will be able to email me the file. 

We need all your recordings by Tuesday 23rd  June so that we can get everything edited. 

Please, please help, we would like to make this a very special Final Assembly and we can’t do it without you.   

Moving ON Moving UP to High School Video!

Hi boys and girls, mums and dads! I have quite a few parents contacting me regarding worries that their child/ children is/are having regarding the move up to High School. We normally watch this short video in class with the children around this time of year so I managed to find it on YouTube and here you go...
Kindest regards,
Mr Corkin

BRILLIANT BUG CLUBBERS

 

Well done to the following children who have been reading on Bug Club over the past week!

 

Erin. Michal, Jesse, Jake, Megan, Jay, Jordan, David, Oliver and Carter

 

Super reading- keep it up!

WORK FOR WEEK COMMENCING 15TH JUNE, 2020cool

 

Good morning everyone and I hope you enjoyed a couple of days off... the weather was a lot better so I hope you managed to get out into the garden, go for a walk or even may be spend some time with family member within your social bubble! laugh

 

Welcome to another week of home-schooling, but you will be glad to hear that we are starting to take the foot off the pedal. So … this week, I would like you to:

 

1. Continue Reading on Bug Club or if you are reading your own material, please send me a picture of you reading the book

2. Complete 1 of the Practical Activities from the list below.

3. Complete the activity that I have set for each day.

4. You can, if you want, continue learning daily using the BBC Daily Lessons on BBC Bitesize or catch up with the BUG CLUB MATHS GAMES or ACTIVITY SHEETS on your account.

5. I have added some Summer colouring-in sheets and Summer activity booklets for extra learning and fun.

 

Please complete any of the activities in an exercise book or piece of paper if you don not have a printer- thank you. 

 

I have loved seeing photographs of your hard work whether this be a school activity or may be even a walk, bike ride or venture around a farm... I did not receive very many photographs last week, but thank you to those children & parents who sent me some- I will be adding these to the website very shortly.

 

Additionally, if you have not sent across your Leavers' photo to either myself or Mrs Williamson, we will be unable to include it within the Leavers' book that we are publishing... surprise

 

Have a great week all of you and please continue to stay safe, look after yourselves and your families.

 

Mr Corkin wink

 

 

Choose one practical activity each day from the following list and complete the additional activity I have added for each day.

 

Joe Wicks' PE Lesson

Family bike ride

Look at photos with my family

Play a board game

Play with construction toys with mum or dad

Draw / paint a picture

Make a model with an adult

Play a sport together with your family

Bake

Have some pamper time: hair, nails, make up etc. with my family

Go on a family walk

Nature walk

Gardening

Help around the house with some chores (ask first of course before attempting any!)

With parental permission and supervision, help out with some DIY

Watch a Nature programme together

MONDAY 15TH JUNE, 2020

 

1. CHOOSE X1 PRACTICAL ACTIVITY FROM THE LIST

2. COMPLETE THE SET ACTIVITY FOR TODAY (SEE BELOW)

3. BUG CLUB READING/ MATHS GAMES/ WORKSHEETS

 

TUESDAY 16TH JUNE, 2020

 

1. CHOOSE X1 PRACTICAL ACTIVITY FROM THE LIST

2. COMPLETE THE SET ACTIVITY FOR TODAY (SEE BELOW)

3. BUG CLUB READING/ MATHS GAMES/ WORKSHEETS

 

WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE, 2020

 

1. CHOOSE X1 PRACTICAL ACTIVITY FROM THE LIST

2. COMPLETE THE SET ACTIVITY FOR TODAY (SEE BELOW)

3. BUG CLUB READING/ MATHS GAMES/ WORKSHEETS

 

THURSDAY 18TH JUNE, 2020

 

1. CHOOSE X1 PRACTICAL ACTIVITY FROM THE LIST

2. COMPLETE THE SET ACTIVITY FOR TODAY (SEE BELOW)

3. BUG CLUB READING/ MATHS GAMES/ WORKSHEETS

 

FRIDAY 19TH JUNE, 2020

 

1. CHOOSE X1 PRACTICAL ACTIVITY FROM THE LIST

2. DO SOME COLOURING IN OR SOME ACTIVITIES FROM THE SUMMER BOOKLET!

 

HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND!

 

 

**COLLECTION OF SCHOOL BOOKS**

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHILDREN'S EXERCISE BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION ON THURSDAY 18TH JUNE BETWEEN 10AM & 2PM. THESE CAN BE COLLECTED FROM THE P7 BACK DOOR.

 

THANK YOU,

MR S CORKIN 

PHOTOS FROM WEEK COMMENCING 8TH JUNE, 2020

Work for week beginning 8th June, 2020 yescool

 

Morning to you all on another Monday of Lockdown! I trust that you are well and enjoying this extra time with your families... I am missing school life, all of you and my colleagues (yeah right I hear some of them say...) and cannot wait till things return to some form of normality for all of us. However, in the meantime, try to enjoy this week's Home- Learning work, help out your parents and hopefully, you will all get to enjoy some sunshine by the end of this week. 

 

If you wish to do some extra work on top of this week's planned work for the Queen's Birthday, please feel free to catch up on any work that you have not completed yet from previous weeks or you can log on to complete the Daily Lessons for P7 on the BBC Bitesize website- all for free. 

 

Have a wonderful week everyone- I look forward to seeing many more great pictures of you working hard.

 

To conclude, if you have not forwarded me your All about Me booklet, the cut off date for these will be Tuesday 9th June so that we can get the work published and printed. 

Kindest regards,

Mr C wink

Monday 8th June, 2020

On Saturday 13 June, it is the Queen's official birthday so we have decided to plan this week's work around this special occasion. 

Each day there will be - reading from Bug Club

                                   2 activities relating to the Queens Birthday

 

Have a look at the power point about the Queen's official birthday.  Use this information to complete the Venn diagram comparing the Queen's birthday to your own birthday.

 

Have a look at the clothes the Queen wears.  Is it what you thought she would wear?

Design an outfit for her to wear on her birthday.

Tuesday 9th June, 2020

 

Reading - Bug Club

Queen's Birthday Activities

 

Words within words PowerPoint - see how many words you can make from each of the key words to do with the Queen's Birthday - you do not need to do them all - choose 3 and make a list of the words under the heading in your exercise book e.g.

Happy Birthday

hat

birth

dirty

 

 

Design a Birthday Cake

You can use the template below or design your own

Wednesday 10th June, 2020

 

Reading - Bug Club

 

Queen's Birthday activities

 

Design a birthday card or a party invitation

 

Word search - if you cannot print this you could try to design your own word search on the Queen's birthday

 

Thursday 11th June, 2020 

 

Reading - Bug Club

 

Queen's birthday activities

If I were King or Queen for a day - write about what you think it would be like, what would you do all day, would you have servants, what sort of important jobs do you think you might have to do each day, where do you think you might live, what would it be like etc.

 

Colouring sheets - here are a selection of pictures to colour - you do not have to do them all or if you cannot print them draw your own picture to do with the Queen's birthday.  You could then put them on your house next Saturday to mark the occasion. 

 

I have also added a design a crown template if you prefer.

Friday 12th June, 2020

 

Yeah it's Friday! You will be involved in a very special Virtual Sports Day today. We are currently working on this and details of the activities etc will be posted very soon- keep an eye on the class page and the Dickson Primary School Facebook page for these details. yes

 

 

Reading- Finish off any Bug Club books or activities that you have started throughout the week.

Speedy tables- Feeling like you need to refresh those times tables skills. Use the grids that I uploaded a few weeks back (scroll down the page to find these!)

 

Finish off any of this week's Queen's Birthday activities that need finished.

 

Please get your parents to send over any photos that you would like posted on the school Facebook page or P7 class page. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and most importantly stay safe, be good and smile! laugh

 

Kindest regards,

Mr C wink

'Bravo' Bug Clubbers!

 

Well done to the following children who have been reading this week using BUG CLUB!

 

Abi, Oliver, Jake, Julia, Jay, Erin, Michal, Emily and Megan

 

Awesome work boys and girls... keep it up.laugh

 

I understand that quite a few children are reading their own material, however, BUG CLUB allows me to see how the children are performing in terms of understanding the text through the different questions types.

Kindest regards and keep up the great work parents- we really, really appreciate anything that you manage to do with your child/children during these strange times.yes

Mr Corkin

Some work and photos from the P7s this week! WC 1st June, 2020

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BROOKE'S AMAZING RAINFOREST HABITAT...

SOME WORK BY THE P7S FROM LAST WEEK- THANK YOU!

BRILLIANT BUG-CLUBBERS!cool

 

WELL DONE TO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN USING BUG CLUB TO READ OVER THE PAST WEEK!

Vlada, Jake, Jordan, Kyle, Erin, Michal, Madison, Emily, Clayton & Carter!

 

Keep it up boys and girls- super work. 

 

Work for week Commencing 1st June, 2020

 

Welcome back after a glorious weekend of sunshine, BBQs and hopefully lots of fun! Please find below your work for this week.

Remember to keep reading your books on BUG Club and should you require more books, get your parents to contact me.

A massive thank you to all those parents who have sent over work from last week- I will be uploading these tomorrow morning. yescool

Mr Corkin

 

 

Work Booklet and relevant worksheets for WC 1st June, 2020

Tables for WC 1st June, 2020

 

Please use this week to revise over your times tables and related division facts. Use the Speedy Tables grids that can be found further down the class page to test yourself on these on Friday or play the games below throughout the week to test yourself. Good luck! laugh

 

Can you beat your personal best time? 

**Week commencing Tuesday 26th May, 2020**

Good morning to you all and welcome back after, I hope, a relaxing and well-deserved long weekend! Again, the weather was not great but hopefully you all managed to get out and enjoy some fresh at some stage... 

We made a dog box at the weekend in the Corkins... we have no dog though which is a tad strangesurprise

 

Well, as I have said in previous weeks, please keep up the hard work and be good for your mums and dads! Please find below, work for this week, beginning on Tuesday 26th May, 2020. 

 

I look forward to seeing many great examples of hard work again this week and thank you to parents for spending the time to do this. Just a reminder, please only send a maximum of 3 attachments at a time. 

 

Kindest regards,

Mr S Corkin 

't' sound worksheet with answers

LITERACY WORK FOR WEEK COMMENCING 26TH MAY, 2020

SHORT READING ACTIVITIES TO HELP YOU WITH INFERENCE!

TOPIC WORK FOR THE AFTERNOONS- WEEK COMMENCING 26TH MAY, 2020

 

TUESDAY- (GEOGRAPHY) NATURAL RESOURCES!

Follow this link for the Geography Lesson above : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6p8jhv

 

WEDNESDAY- (SCIENCE) MAGNETS...

Follow this link for the Science Lesson above: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfrxhbk

 

THURSDAY-  (COMPUTERS) WHAT MAKES A GOOD COMPUTER?

Follow this link for the Computers Lesson above: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6n7xyc

 

FRIDAY- (MUSIC) COMPOSE MUSIC WITH FOUND SOUNDS...

Follow this link for the Music Lesson above: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdh8jhv 

 

 

Do you love learning about flags, capital cities and countries? 

Check out these cool games... learn your countries, continents and cities plus many more cool things!

Check out the link to the web-page below:

MORE PICS OF P7s WORKING HARD THIS WEEK (wc 18TH MAY, 2020)

And more pics from last week!

FRIDAY TEST TIME...surprise

Good luck to all those children who have or will be sitting their tests today with parents!

Please send me some of your photos of these plus any other work to have a look at! 

I will run my eye over as much as I can on my computer!

Thank you and keep going boys, girls and parents- you're doing an awesome job! yes

REMEMBER: BANK HOLIDAY ON MONDAY- YOUR WORK WILL BE POSTED ON TUESDAY MORNING! 

MR CORKIN wink

STAR READERS THIS WEEKcool

 Well done to all of the following children who have been reading using Bug Club! Also, well done to you if you have been reading your own material during lockdown! 

 

BUG CLUB READING STARS:

David, Julia, Rhea, Megan, Vlada, Oliver, Mia, Eva, Abi, Blake, Jay, Jake, Lee, Erin, Clayton, Jordan, Emily & Michal! 

 

SUPER EFFORT FROM YOU ALL, BUT REMEMBER TO READ AS MUCH EACH DAY, PLEASE! 

 

 

ZOOM MEETING cool

 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE P7 BOYS AND GIRLS WHO JOINED US FOR THIS MORNING'S ZOOM MEETING. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE YOU ALL. THANKS TO PARENTS AND ANYONE ELSE IN THE FAMILY WHO HELPED SET THE MEETING UP! WE WILL HOPEFULLY DO ANOTHER ONE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

KINDEST REGARDS AND THANKS,

MR CORKIN

 

 

Some cracking work from this week! (WC 18th May, 2020) Keep up the great work boys and girls :-)

Home-Learning Work for the Week Commencing 18th May, 2020

Good morning boys and girls. I hope that you had a great weekend, even though the weather was a bit rubbish. Please find below the work allocated to keep you busy this week. Remember, that this work can be completed in any order, and will take some you a tad longer than others so do not worry. Can I just ask that you continue to read at least 1-2 BUG CLUB BOOKS PER WEEK as I can actually see how you are all performing with these books- I understand that lots of you are reading your own books, which is brilliant but unfortunately, I cannot monitor these.

 

Many thanks and have a wonderful week of Home- Learning.

 

PS- Thank you to those parents who emailed across photographs of work from last week (WC 11.05.2020) Much appreciated.

 

Mr Corkincool 

G Sound Powerpoint- USE THIS TO HELP YOU LEARN THIS WEEK'S SOUND AT ANY STAGE THIS WEEK!

PLAY THESE GAMES THIS WEEK TO PRACTISE MORE SUBTRACTION GAMES LINKED TO THIS WEEK'S TABLES!

LITERACY UNIT FOR WEEK COMMENCING 18TH MAY, 2020 ( 5 DAY UNIT) * PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE OTHER LITERACY WORK FROM LAST WEEK BEFORE COMMENCING THIS WEEK'S WORK- THANK YOU!

TOPIC WORK FOR WEEK COMMENCING 18TH MAY 2020

 

Using the above link, can you create your very own piece of Art-Work linked either to last week's Historical Fiction Writing Unit or the current pandemic that is affecting us? Be as creative and imaginative as you can using some of Paula Rego's techniques within your very own Storytelling Art-Work. Good Luck and I look forward to seeing some of these on Friday! Mr Corkin laugh

**PLEASE NOTE**

 

We really appreciate the time and effort of sending us photographs of the children working hard at home during Lockdown yes

However, could we please ask you to attach a maximum of three photographs per email to avoid it not reaching us because of the capacity of the attachments.

If, for some reason, you do not hear back from me for more that 48 hours, please re-send the email as I would hate it if parents were to think that I was not responding to an email!

 

My kindest regards and thanks,

Mr S Corkincool

ARE YOU MISSING YOUR SPEEDY TABLES? WELL, IF YOU ARE, THESE WILL CHEER YOU UP!

Thank you to all of those parents who have forwarded photographs of their children working hard at home with schoolwork or extra-curricular activities... they're great!

Can I ask you to use only your child's first name on any sheets or activities that you are sending me. Also, when emailing these over, please advise me if you give permission for your child's work to be posted on to the school website!

 

Kindest regards,

Mr Corkincool

I can't remember how to do multiplication or division calculations...surprise

 

Don't worry, watch the videos below for some help!

 

https://youtu.be/ACqFjuN4_2I?t=121

 

https://youtu.be/gAd85C4uWqw

DO YOU WANT TO HAVE A BREAK FROM ALL THAT WRITTEN, HOME-LEARNING WORK?

 

WELL CHECK OUT BBC LEARNING NI'S NEW 'AFTERNOON CLUB' STARTING AT 2PM EACH DAY FOR FUN LESSONS RANGING FROM SCIENCE TO YOGA! PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3r4YcQnM3dqxXSc7mMTSD8f/the-afternoon-club-lessons

 

Evening boys and girls- please find below some great practical, fun STEM activities. STEM means 'Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics'. I have used a lot of the ideas at home with Charlie and Esmee, and they had great fun! Some are easier to organise than others so choose ones that are not going to give your mums and dads too much of a headache!angry

Mr Corkin

Daily Home-schooling lessons are here and have just started on the BBC Bitesize website! Check these out for extra learning- there are 3 lessons each day, along with videos and games to support the lessons. I have attached the link below. Enjoy wink

Create your own Time Capsule!

Online Learning Support- please find below a range of websites that have an array of games and activities to support your child while they are learning at home. smiley
Literacy Games and Activities:

Numeracy Games and Activities:

 

I heard on BBC News yesterday about this wonderful home-learning website to help parents and the children with their Maths. It is free for parents to join and comes with amazing videos, activities and games all hosted by Carol Vorderman… once the genius behind Channel 4's Countdown. Please be patient as everyone is trying to get signed up to it at the minute.laugh

THE MATHS FACTOR by CAROL VORDERMAN

Free to join for Parents- sign up!

 Dear Parents, Guardians, Boys and Girls,

 

RE: Bug Club Reading

I have been having a browse through some of the children's answers to their BUGs where the children have to type in an answer to a specific question related to their book, and it is evident that the children are not reading the books properly as their answers very often lack depth or are not reflective of what the question is asking them to do.

Please read the books at a pace where you can take the main points from the text to help you answer the questions properly.

Thank you for your support and take care,

Mr Corkin

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Fun learning as always in P7 at Dickson PS!

Welcome to Year 7!laugh

 

A very warm welcome to you from all in Year 7 at Dickson Primary School!

 

Within Year 7, we want the children to be happy, safe and become life-long learners, and with the enriched, differentiated and stimulating curriculum, your child has the opportunity to do this.

 

The current staff within P7 are Mr Corkin, Mrs Daly and Mrs Holmes.

 

This year, your child will be engaged in a range of exciting, broad, innovative activities that will give them the opportunity to work to their full potential.

 

Within Numeracy we will embed skills within Place Value; learn more about the complex world of Calculations including Problem Solving and cover a range of intentions in Shape and Space, Information Handling and Measures...

 

In Literacy, the children will improve on their knowledge of sentence structure while learning about how to use commas and other more advanced punctuation correctly. We will study a range of different Fiction and Non-Fiction texts, and the children will have a go at writing their very own versions of the texts. Should be fun!

 

Our topic this term is the fateful tragedy of 'The Titanic'... The children love this topic, and it always engages all children where they can produce excellent pieces of work from right across the curriculum, from Literacy to Art!

 

Along with a multitiude of other activities, this is just a snap-shot of the fun, happy and enriched learning that goes on within the Year 7 classroom!

 

We look forward to meeting you all throughout the year!

 

 

Mr Corkin and the P7 staff!

Remember to keep an eye out on the P7 Fronter Communication Forum for updates, ideas and activities to keep those young minds busy during this isolation period!smiley

After Easter, I will update this page with extra work for your child's homework including spellings and tables.

 

After Easter they should aim to complete the homework and projects that will be added onto the school website on your child's class page.

 

Please note that Twinkl (https://www.twinkl.co.uk) has a free signup this month for parents which contains thousands of great resources. Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS to avail of this offer.

 

Thank you and take care during this period of isolation.

My thoughts and best wishes are with you all.

Mr S Corkin.

Important Information

PE days in P7 are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Swimming is on a Wednesday- if your child cannot take part in either PE or Swimming, a note must be sent in to school.

 

All monies sent into school must be sent, on a Monday, in the money wallets provided.

 

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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