Lower 7 – Transition to Upper School
Lower 7 is one of our main entry points into the Upper School and due to high demand, we move from 2 classes per year group to 3 classes. Lower 7 pupil’s day ends at 3:55pm, same time as the pupils in the Upper School. This extra time allows Lower 7 pupils to get additional time for specialist subjects alongside their core subjects and gets them used to the later finishing time.
The curriculum includes:
- Bloom’s Taxonomy using a range of novels and short stories
- Comprehension workbooks for secondary level
- Continued writing skills – creating suspense, newspaper articles, report writing, persuasive writing, letter writing and historical fiction
- Writing and filming mock news bulletins and documentaries
- Mathematical problem solving
- Sequences, formulae, equations, scale drawing and negative numbers
- Independent research
- PE, Music, Art, French, Mandarin and Spanish with specialist teachers. L7s join a Games morning with L6.
- Music and drama is a key part of L7 with every child taking part in a production alongside members of the Scottish Opera as part of their schools programme.
- ‘Space Explorers’
- ‘World War II’
- ‘Mapping Skills’
Trips and activities:
- The Cosmic Dome
- Lego Mindstorms
- World War II walk
- World War II workshop
- Work War II evacuation experience
- Residential trip to Normandy in France where pupils get an opportunity to visit the sites associated with D-Day, experience French cuisine, visit Mont St Michel and try out some of the French they have been learning since L3.
*The topics, trips and activities may change from time to time