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P6/7 17/18

Attitude is Everything

All the children in P5 to P7 have completed a block of lessons on Attitude.

The children had to uncode three words to see what their percentage was.


Here are some quotes about what they have learned.

“Our learning was about working hard and trying to work together with a partner”  Olivia P6.  

“Today we looked at the words hard work, knowledge and attitude.  We had to code these words with numbers.”  Arran P7.  

“We found out that attitude was the most important one.  It added up to one hundred.”  Crombie P6.  

“It is important to have a positive attitude.”  Ollie P7.  

“Attitude is about what you say.”  Wiktoria P7

“It is also about how you act.”  Emily P7.  

“Having the right attitude is being willing to face a challenge and be positive about it.” Shannon P7.    

“It is about your behaviour and feelings towards something.  If you think you can do it you will be able to.  Have a good attitude to go far.”  Kirsty P6.   

“Good Attitude is to think/feel and act positively.”

Bad attitude is to be negative.”  Matthew P6

“Never let anyone dull your sparkle and keep a positive attitude.”  Lara P6.    

“You are the boss of your own attitude not anyone else.”  Marta P6.  

“Remember – your attitude affects other people.”  

“Think bad things and this will happen.  Think good things and it will come.”  Nyree P6.  

“Stay positive” Kirsten P6.  

“If you believe you can do it.”  Daniel P6

“Behave nicely and think positively.”  Blair P6

“Your attitude is what you think.”  Aaron P6

“Show a good attitude by acting nice to others.  If you do something wrong – don’t sulk and just try, try again.”  Georgia P6.  

“You will get stuck with a bad attitude as you won’t be able to get anywhere.”    Amelia P6.  

“What you do bounces back to you so have a good attitude to others.”  

“Positive attitude is behaving properly.”  Harvey P6.  

“Your attitude is your most important attribute.  It says a lot about you and will determine how successful you are in everything.”  Sophie P5.

A Positive Attitude

Primary 6 completed grafitti boards in groups to display the different aspects of a positive attitude.

These are their results:

How do you behave/What you see/What do you do?  

  • Helping others
  • Do activities you enjoy.  
  • Do chores at home and class jobs at school.
  • Smiling
  • Listen to others.  
  • Follow the rules
  • Stand up for others if someone is being mean.
  • Include everyone.
  • Do not react negatively to others.  
  • If someone is sad/upset/crying – check in with them. Can you comfort them?  Cheer them up?  Show you care. Just be there.           
  • Use your manners and be polite.  
  • Share with others – from ideas to materials.  
  • Ask others to play/be friends/work together.  
  • Be fair and treat everyone the same no matter who they are.  
  • Be responsible.  
  • Welcoming
  • Hold or pass the door.  
  • Talk to others.  

What do you say?  

  • Greet people by saying hello.  
  • Say goodbye to people when you leave.  
  • Ask someone how they are?  
  • Good manners – please, thank you,
  • Cheer others on – say well done.  
  • No yelling
  • I will try my best.  
  • Apologise when you do something wrong – Sorry
  • Give someone a compliment today   Amazing work.  
  • Ask questions.  
  • Have a good day.  
  • Do not be negative about yourself or others.  
  • What am I missing?  What can I add to make this better?  

What do you think/feel?  

  • Think of others and not just yourself.
  • Think and say good things about yourself.  
  • See the positive in any situation.    
  • Be calm
  • Each day find something you are proud of.  
  • Think positively by thinking you can achieve.  
  • Say kind things about others work by saying what they have done well.  
  • Be cheerful with others.  
  • Always try to make others feel good.  
  • Be confident.  

We have put all of this information into a wall display which includes Persuasive Posters by the Primary 6s and 7s.  Some are orginals and others are based on famous quotes to do with attitude.

Stay positive!!

Miss Penman

Rights Respecting Schools – P6/7 Class Charter

As part of Rights Respecting Schools, our class has created a class charter. A class charter is an agreement between the pupils and staff, in a class, about the rights and responsibilities which they believe are the most important and relevant to their class.

In Primary 6/7 we looked at all the UN Rights of the Child and selected the most relevant for our class. Next we discussed and created the children’s responsibilities for each article and then the adults’ responsibilities.

Child’s Responsibility Right Adults’ Responsibility
·  Respect and listen to other people.

·  Share ideas with Pupil Council representatives.


Article 12 – children have the right to have a say in all matters affecting them.


· Respect and listen to all children.

· Allow Pupil Council members time to listen to ideas and feedback.


· Always try our best.

· Concentrate and listen to the teacher.

·Ask for help.

· Practise and persevere.

Article 28 – every child has the right to an education.


· Make lessons fun and interesting.

·Offer help and advice.

·Use a range of teaching resources –writing, textbook, games and computers.

·Try new things.

· Encourage others.

· Show respect to everyone’s abilities and talents.

Article 29 – education must develop a child’s personality, talent and abilities to the full.


·Give time to showcase talents, abilities and achievements.

·Give encouragement.


· Accept people for who they are.

· Include everyone.

· Respect the playground charter and classroom rules.

Article 31 – every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of activities.


·Provide a safe environment for play.

·Make sure everyone is included.

·Provide opportunities for breaks/rest


Following this we created a fantastic class charter display to showcase our work.

“We looked at all the articles and chose the most relevant ones.” Ollie

“It’s good to have a class charter because we are learning all about our rights and it helps us to behave” Shannon

“The class charter is the responsibility that we have as a class as well as the adults in relation to the rights we have.” Tiegan

“A class charter is something that explains some of the rights and responsibilities in our class.” Rory

“For our class charter we all talked about the rights we have in class and how these might be used in different situations.” Wiktoria

“A class charter is an agreement of the rights and responsibilities we have in class.” Arran


Ethiopian Animal Artwork

As part of our diversity topic, we have been reading a novel called “The Fastest Boy in the World” by Elizabeth Laird. The novel is set in Ethiopia and alongside researching all about Ethiopia, as a country, we also did some artwork and research about animals native to the country.

Using templates we traced the animals then printed them onto plain paper. Afterwards we used oil pastels to create colour, shade and texture on our animals. We then created a safari watering hole using our artwork. Our research about the animals is displayed in information bubbles around our artwork. We did a fantastic job as you can see below!

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