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P7 17/18

Our Goals

On our first Monday together the Primary Sevens wrote some letters to their future selves.  They needed to reflect on how they felt being in their last year of school, what they wanted to achieve and what they were most looking forward too.  These are just a few things I can remember from their awesome thoughts.  

Most children felt a mixture of excitement and nervousness.  They are all looking forward to lots of things such as the Loch Insh trip.   

Some things they want to learn more about are ICT, different countries, the fire of London, archeology and more galaxies in space.  Lots of the children want to learn new things and we all agreed it is important to share with peers to become better learners.  

Important items for this year that the children wrote about are…

  • We are a role model for everyone so we must set a good example always.    
  • Being more positive and good to others.
  • Enjoying and appreciating all our activities.
  • Helping everyone if they need it.
  • Listening to others, actively engaged in learning and reaching our potential.
  • We have the most responsibilities in the school.

Some personal goals include:  

  • Getting on the gymnastics team
  • Becoming a house captain
  • Improving in certain subjects such as maths, writing and handwriting.  
  • Speaking out more and sharing
  • Being more confident

Will you enjoy P7 and achieve your targets?

Watch this space!

We can check at the end of the year when we read our letters back.  

Have a great year!

Miss Penman

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

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