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Mrs Livingstone / Mrs Moss


Mrs Jones


Mr West


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Home Learning Week beginning – 01.06.2020


First watch this Launch of our new topic!

So now you know where Miss Beattie is hiding, can you find the other SMPS staff here and recreate their photos?

All of our ‘John Muir and the Great Outdoors’ ideas can be found here. You could also try some of your own ides. The main thing is to explore, discover, conserve and share the wonder of our local wild spaces. Stay safe and have fun!

You can find out more about John Muir by looking through this John Muir Power Point.

New work for MONDAY 1st June 2020

Friday 29/5 – A Pinch and a Punch for the First of the Month! How is it June already?! We hope everyone enjoyed Developing the Young Workforce Week – we loved reading your interviews. They were so interesting! Well done everyone. This week we are back to the ‘normal’ home-schooling programme as follows.

New literacy work on the theme of King Arthur – with a little bit of P7 admin thrown in! Please find below your new grid, a video talk through of the tasks and a compressed folder of all the resources should you wish to download them and work offline. Also included here is a presentation by Mrs Morgan to help you to complete your profile if it is unfinished.

P7 Literacy Wk Beg 1st June KING ARTHUR

Guidance on writing your PROFILE

Resources for Literacy Work 1st June


New numeracy work on the theme of algebra. Please find below the grid with links to all of the new tasks, and a compressed folder of resources should you prefer to download them and work offline. Please note, there is a helpful presentation (linked to in the document) by Mr West to help explain some of these difficult concepts.

wb 01.06.20 Maths Num Grid

Maths Resources Folder 1st June


Other work available

  • A new Health and Wellbeing grid by Miss Downie.
  • Look in the Modern Foreign Languages team for French and German work.
  • You have a new SCIENCE topic for the next two weeks on Living Things
  • A new topic based on John Muir and the Great Outdoors will be uploaded soon. Look further up this page for info from Miss Beattie.
  • Join in with Fever! from Scottish Opera – check the Team for full info.
  • Remember the food technologies grid is running all term.

Have a great weekend and another fantastic week of home learning!

The P7 Team.


New work for MONDAY 25th MAY 2020

Friday 22/5 – Happy Friyay everyone! Hope you have been able to motivate yourself to work even though the sun has definitely had his hat on this week! We are seeing nearly everyone pop up in Teams throughout the week now which is AMAZING. Thank everyone for getting to grips with the technology. We are all showing resilience in action! 

It has been Mental Health Awareness Week – with the theme of kindness. We have all been at home with our families for two months now (can you believe it?) and it may be becoming more and more difficult to be kind! If you haven’t already, look at the information sent out about this earlier in the week.

Next week is a little bit different. Everyone at second level is having a focus on DEVELOPING THE YOUNG WORKFORCE. This means you have a special DYW grid for this week. This replaces your literacy and numeracy grid – both of these areas are covered in this one grid. Please watch the video below which explains the tasks. The grid provided links to the resources mentioned, but a compressed folder is also provided should you wish to download everything in one go. You will be assigned one of the tasks through your class team (Let’s Talk Careers) – so please complete that and turn it in for marking by your teacher.

Developing the Young Workforce Grid Monday 25th May 2020

Developing the Young Workforce Resources

  • Miss Downie has provided a new HWB grid. Look on the HWB Team for helpful videos. PE grid_2nd level_week 5
  • Our new SPORT topic launched last week. You still have time to complete the work as it is still running this week – see the post below for full details.
  • Our new SCIENCE topic on light and rainbows started last week. You still have time to complete the work as it is still running this week – see last week’s post / your Team for all the info.
  • Check the Modern Foreign Languages Team for French and German work.
  • Mrs Burdon has provided some Drama work for you to complete at home (DRAMA Work)
  • Start learning the songs for Fever! our online opera. Look at the Fever! Team for more info.
  • Remember that the FOOD TECHNOLOGY grid is available to work on all term. (Food Technologies Skills)


Have a fantastic weekend. Get in training for our virtual Sports Day next week….

The P7 Team.




First, watch this video from Miss Beattie for a sneak preview of

Le Tour De Morningside!


Topic – Sports Learning Grid PDF– Please note, all resources are accessed from the below ‘resource table’ below not in the learning grid PDF.

World of Sport Music Challenge

Second Level Topic – 18.05.2020

The World of Sport

Pick one or two activities to do each week.  You have two weeks on this topic.  If you can work with a sibling or friend, please do.  If you want, and are able to, please share your work with your teacher

World of Sport Design Brief Power Point

World of Sport Olympics Power Point

Tour De Morningside  Large file-Please allow time for download

Our fantastic new Sports topic grid has got a great challenge- we want to Walk 500 Morningside Miles for 500 Miles! Have a look at this Sway to find out all about it https://sway.office.com/Cj2I4hKln9q4q42d?ref=Link&loc=play


New work for TUESDAY 19th MAY 2020

Fri 15/5 – Well done everyone for completing another week of home learning. Our 1980’s topic has come to an end (sniff, sniff…) and we really hope you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend – remember that Monday is officially a holiday! Here is an update on your work for next week when you are ready to get back to the books.

New literacy work based on our new topic of SPORT! There is a printable grid and video talk through to give you a bit of help.

P7 Literacy Work Week Beg Tuesday 19th May Sport Theme (NB – I have updated this 12pm on Tuesday 19th as there was an error in one of the links. Apologies)

Find the original Numskulls comic here – no cheating!

New maths work on ‘fractions, decimals and percentages’ and time. If you are logged into 365 all of the links on the grid will take you directly to the work. If you prefer, you may want to download the compressed file which contains all of the resources needed.

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wb 18.05.20

New science topic on LIGHT and RAINBOWS (lasting two weeks). Here is a document which explains the topic plus some helpful presentations.

New topic work on the theme of SPORT. The grid can be found here and all of the info you need is higher up this page.

Other work available

  • Miss Downie has provided a new HWB grid. Look on the HWB Team for helpful videos. PE grid_2nd level_week 4
  • Check the Modern Foreign Languages Team for French and German work.
  • Mrs Burdon has provided some Drama work for you to complete at home (DRAMA Work)
  • Start learning the songs for Fever! our online opera. Look at the Fever! Team for more info.
  • Remember that the FOOD TECHNOLOGY grid is available to work on all term. (Food Technologies Skills)

Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

The P7 Team.


New work for MONDAY 11th MAY 2020

Thu 7/5 – It is hard to believe that we have now completed 5 weeks of home learning. We really want to make sure that everyone is now able to access Teams and complete at least their writing assignment for the week to ensure that we can give feedback on their progress. Next week we will start contacting people who haven’t returned their writing work to see what we can do to get you going with your home learning. Please feel free to contact your teacher if you are having issues with the technology / level of the work so that solutions can be found.

It has been a strange week this week with two holidays for you on Monday and Friday! We hope you made the most of the lovely sunshine. Thanks to everyone who has been sharing with us the learning you have been completing at home. Brilliant effort! If you have been waiting for the answers to the maths challenge work, you can find them here.

Here is your work for next week. It is being posted early as tomorrow is a holiday. Please get in touch if you are not sure about anything.

Remember you may wish to draw up a timetable for the week to help you schedule your work.

New literacy work  based on the 1980’s

Literacy Home Learning P7 WkBeg 11th May The 1980s (printable grid)

P7 Extended Writing Task MONDAY 11th MAY 2020 (Template to use if having problems with Teams assignment)

New numeracy work on decimals and scale. Here is the grid which contains links to all of the resources. If you prefer, you may like to download this compressed file which contains all of the sheets linked to within the maths grid for this week.

wb 11.05.20 Maths Num Grid

wb 11.05.20

New Health and Wellbeing work from Miss Downie. You can access videos to help with this on the HWB Team.

PE grid_2nd level_week 3

Ongoing work

1980’s topic grid – final week   DOWNLOAD HERE

Buoyancy lessons – final week   DOWNLOAD HERE

Food Technology skills (running all term)  DOWNLOAD HERE

If you have extra time, you may wish to check the Modern Foreign Language Teams for French and German work. Mrs Burdon has also produced a pack of drama activities for you to explore. (DRAMA wk beg 11 May 2020)

Remember that all of your work will also be available through Teams. Have a great weekend. Remember to join in with the VE Day celebrations tomorrow. 

The P7 Team.



New work for TUESDAY 5th MAY 2020

Fri 1/5 – Thanks for all of your hard work and positive messages on Teams this week, P7. We have really enjoyed hearing from so many of you and getting a chance to see how you have been getting on with your home learning. We hope that you have a lovely holiday weekend… let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the sunshine is planning to hang around. Next week is a strange week as both Monday and Friday are holidays for you so there is a little less work to be done on the literacy and numeracy grids. Here is a run down of work for next week. Resources will also be available through Teams.

Remember that you may find it useful to create a timetable for the week.

Blank Timetable

  • New literacy work based on the theme of WW2 and VE Day. Here is the grid which explains the new work; a narrated PowerPoint which talks through the work in a little more detail; an extract from “Carrie’s War” (should you wish to use it) and a copy of the newspaper template (in case you have issues with your Teams assignment)

Literacy Home Learning P7 Week Beginning TUESDAY 5th MAY 2020 WW2 and VE Day

Presentation of P7 work on WW2 and VE Day TUESDAY 5th MAY 2020

Carrie’s War Chapter 1

Newspaper Template for VE Day Front Page


  • New maths work about angles and negative numbers. Here is the grid which contains links to all of the resources. If you prefer, you may like to download this compressed file which contains all of the sheets linked to within the maths grid for this week.

wb 04.05.20 Maths Num Grid

Maths wb 04.05.20


  • Remember that Science was issued last week (3 lessons to run over 3 weeks); a Topic grid was issued (try to complete one lesson a week for 3 weeks) and a Food Technologies grid which you can try to tick skills off on throughout the whole term.

1980s IDL Second Level




  • If you have extra time and would like to do more, there is a new Health and Wellbeing grid by Miss Downie (PE Home Learning 2nd Level wb 04.05.20), and work is being uploaded to the Modern Foreign Languages Teams for you to look through.


Have a lovely weekend. Looking forward to hearing what you have all been up to next week, The P7 Team.



Wednesday 29th April 2020

Please visit the new page on our website for the most up to date information we have about transition arrangements to secondary school.



New work for MONDAY 27th APRIL 2020

Fri 24th – Well done everyone for surviving the first week back! This situation is strange and new for all of us and by all just doing the best we can we are all doing amazingly! It has been great to hear from most of you through Teams – if you haven’t checked in with your class teacher in Teams yet, please try to do so in the next couple of days. Your puns have kept us all going this week and we hope you had a good time entertaining your family with them.

It is time for a well earned rest in the nice weather over the weekend. However, we thought we would post your next week’s work so that you have time to look  over it and plan the week ahead if you wish. You may find it helpful to look at the week and sketch out a timetable which takes into account what you need to do, what you can do independently, when you can access the computer etc. There is a blank timetable which you can print off and fill in attached to this post if it is helpful.

Next week you have 

  • Literacy work based on “The Water Babies and Victorian Chimney Sweeps” (to last one week). Make sure you play the PowerPoint with the sound up for some extra help from Mrs Livingstone.
  • Maths work looking at BODMAS (the order of operations) and symmetry (to last one week). The answers are also included below.
  • A new topic grid based on the 1980s (to last 3 weeks). Pick one or two activities to complete each week if you can manage. 
  • A new Science topic on buoyancy which has three tasks. Complete one a week if you can for the next three weeks.
  • A new Food Technology grid. If you are helping in the kitchen over your time at home, you may be able to tick off some of the food technology skills. Have a look and tick off anything you can.

The work is attached to this post but will also be available in the relevant Team. Mr West has provided a folder in the Numeracy Team with all of the files downloaded as an extra help.

If you have any issues throughout the week, please contact your class teacher directly through Teams and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

As a P7 group we are going to experiment with using the ASSIGNMENTS function in Teams next week. You will be assigned your writing task to complete and submit through Teams itself. We hope this provides an easy way for you to complete work and hand it in to us – but we haven’t used it with you before… so be patient, and be ready to be flexible if there are technical issues! 

Have a great weekend,

The P7 Team.

Literacy Home Learning P7 Week Beginning Monday 27th April 2020

P7 work on The Water Babies and Victorian Children MONDAY 27th APRIL 2020

1980s IDL Second Level

Maths P7 wb 27.04.20

Maths Wb 27.04.20 Answers

Blank Timetable

Buoyancy Topic

Food Technologies Skills


Tuesday 21st April 2020

Hello, P7! We hope that you all had a wonderful Easter holiday. The sun has been shining which has been lovely. It is a strange start to the new term but we are sure you are all going to get into the swing of it all… as will we!

We will continue to update you on what is happening here, but you will also find lots of the things you need on Teams in your 365 account. You have been added to Teams for some curricular areas in addition to our existing class teams. Over the next few days, there will be learning grids added to the Primary 7 channels of those teams – for Science, Technology, Topic (IDL), Health and Wellbeing and Modern Foreign Languages. These new teams are for reference only – if you have questions you should still contact your own class teacher – either by posting on your class team, or sending a private message to your teacher by pressing the pencil icon at the top of the page on teams.

Attached to this post are the printable (PDF) versions of your numeracy and literacy tasks for this week. Also included is a PowerPoint for the literacy. Play this as a slide show with the sound up to get a run down of your literacy work from a virtual Mrs Livingstone. These files are also available in the Literacy and Numeracy teams you are now part of.

We would like you to try to get into the habit of sending us your writing task each week to mark. This week our writing task would be difficult for you to complete online so don’t panic! We would like to hear a joke from you all though… it’ll make sense when you read your literacy work!

You might be able to complete all the work or just a part of it. Don’t worry. Just keep doing your best. Try your best and be kind and helpful to your family.

The P7 Team

Literacy Home Learning P7 Alices’s Adventures in Wonderland TUESDAY 21st APRIL 2020

P7 work on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Jabberwocky TUESDAY 21st APRIL 2020

Maths Num Home Learning P7 wb 21.04.20


Friday 3rd April 2020

Happy Friday, P7… we have made it to the end of a really strange term! New for you – and new for parents, carers and teachers too. We have all muddled through and adapted and supported each other. We all deserve a big pat on the back! We wish you all a fabulous break over the next two weeks. We have earned as much chocolate at the Easter Bunny can carry! Just don’t eat it all at once 😉 

Happy Holidays,

The P7 Team



Monday 30th March 2020 – A Monday Morning ‘Hello’ from the P7 Team

Happy Monday fabulous P7s! We hope you managed to have some fun over the weekend and didn’t get too confused by the changing of the clocks! We will all enjoy a bit more light in the evenings over the coming weeks.
Staying at home can be difficult – but it can also present new opportunities. We wonder if any of you have learned new skills / tried out new things over the past week?
It is the start of our second week of home learning. Take some time to chat with your family to plan out your timetable for the next few days. Look through the pack you brought home from school and decide which tasks you will be able to manage. It would be amazing if every day you could complete a literacy task, a numeracy task and take part in some exercise. If you have more time make sure you are looking at the tasks on the “Health and Wellbeing” grid and the “Interdisciplinary Learning” grid.
We know some of you might find it difficult to get onto the internet regularly and that some parents might be too busy to help. Don’t panic. We trust you are all trying your best in difficult times. We are all checking in with your 365 Team regularly throughout the day. We are able to answer any questions you may have.
Have a great week, The P7 teachers.


Friday 27th March 2020 – A Message from your Teachers

Hello Lovely P7s! We hope that you have all had a good week. It has been a strange, unsettling few days for everyone; we really hope that you are all well and being as kind and helpful to your families as possible.

We hope that you have found opportunities to do some home learning – either through work issued from school last Friday, personal projects or even some of the fabulous online opportunities there have been. Don’t worry if life has been too hectic for much school work, just do what you can. 

It has been great to hear from many of you through our “Teams’ in your 365 account. If you haven’t already logged on yet please do so in the next few days. We would love to check that everyone can get access from home and iron out any technical issues quickly. We are all available on there to answer questions you may have, or just to lend a virtual ear if you need it. 

Have a well-deserved weekend – no school work allowed! 

Mrs Livingstone, Mrs Moss, Mrs Jones & Mr West


Home Learning Links

For anyone looking for links for our various literacy and maths areas, you can now access them all here.


Home Learning 23/03/20

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NEW Edinburgh Learns Guidance for Parents

Literacy Grid

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Second Level Literacy Activities

Literacy Links










Reading link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Spelling link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Maths Grid

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Maths Grid Second Level

Mental Agility

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Maths Links

Below are a few websites to help you with the above maths grid tasks:-

Multiplication and Division – Hit the button

Place value – Math antics


Survey – BBC Bitesize Data Handling

Spend, spend, spend – Topmarks_Going shopping problem solving

Plan a journey using buses – Lothian buses timetable

Teaching perimeter video

Explore area and perimeter

Nice & Nasty game – nrich

Social Studies Grid

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Second Level Social Studies

Health and Wellbeing Grid

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H&W Second Level

The SMPS Reading Challenge – Launched 20.9.19 – More information here.

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