Info for this week:
Monday – Music and Choir ( for those wishing to take part)
Tuesday – PE
Wednesday – PE and Mandarin
Meet the Teacher @ 3:15pm to 4pm. Pop in for a chat!
House Captain speeches. Good luck to all taking part! Remember to practise!
Friday – Results of House Captain votes
Homework – We discussed homework last week and after a short survey, it’s safe to say children generally have a negative view of this! Extra work carried out at home really should be useful, relevant, motivating and develop independent study skills. With this in mind, I have decided not to send home spelling or reading work as we will cover this in depth in class. I’d rather children read for pleasure at home. However, there is so much maths and numeracy to cover in P7 that there will be a task related to this each week, typically issued on a Tuesday. In addition, there may be research tasks related to topic work or preparation for pupil talks/presentations. Homework will now be rebranded as ‘Independent Study’.
Risk Factory – Each year P7 visit the Risk Factory. P7 visit the following week on Wednesday 4th September. Children should bring a packed lunch as we may be late back for the dining hall. There has always been superb feedback about this trip in previous years. Permission letters will be sent home on Monday.
What happens at The Risk Factory? (from their website)
“The Risk Factory is based on the principle that learning by experience is more memorable than being told what to do. At The Risk Factory pupils are put into scenarios that they could face in everyday life and asked to identify risks and are taught strategies that could help save not only their own lives but other peoples’. Coming to The Risk Factory allows them to make mistakes but in a safe environment where they can learn from their mistakes.”
Thanks for your support,
If you need to contact me, my email is S.Brunt@mgfl.net.
Ms S Brunt