Welcome back, I hope you are all feeling refreshed and revised after your holiday. We have a lot of exciting learning to get our teeth into this term, starting with a short mini-study (or getting to know you unit) of The Unsinkable Ship. I look forward to making memories with P7 in their last year at Loanhead with laughter, fun and plenty of challenges.
Trips this term are 2 of my favourites – The Risk Factory and the Poppy Factory. parent helpers are needed.
We began P7 by watching this video of Derek Redmond (Makes me so emotional every time) and we had a fabulous discussion about challenge, to keep going at whatever speed, to help others along – but not win the race for them, to win our own races. Really helped set a tone for P7 – never give up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9GWhSndmf0
Homework – The first activity will be to write and present your House Captain speech and because I know how nerve wracking this can be, apart from 20 minutes of reading for enjoyment and some fresh-air time, there will be no homework until those are dun and dusted.
P.E. – Quick note about P.E. and a general hygiene rule mirrored by High Schools. Pupils MUST have a FULL change of PE clothes – shorts and a top for P.E that are not their daily uniform and supportive sports shoes. Our classroom is hot and P7 become so attached to their hoodies that they rarely take them off so wearing them to get hot and sweaty in P.E. and then all day is not promoting good personal hygiene. In P7 it is common for pupils to bring their own roll on or stick deodorant (no aerosols) and pupils are allowed to use these as needed.
I look forward to meeting you at “Meet the teacher” on Wednesday (3.30)