Hello, as usual we have had another busy week in P7!
In Writing, we have been using our knowledge of persuasive techniques to argue why reading is so important. We were shocked to find out the number of children reading every day for pleasure is at its lowest since the National Literacy Trust started monitoring it in 2005 with only 26% of young people reading every day in 2019!
In Numeracy, we have been making great progress with our work on decimals. Primary 7 have also been looking at money in Maths where we have been looking at budgeting. This prompted some great discussions about how people tend not to pay with cash as much these days when at the shops and the difference between debit and credit cards.
Primary 7 have also been busy helping to launch the Race to the North Pole Challenge with Mrs Ferguson! The whole school has until the 18th of December to run to the North Pole from Carmondean (a mere 2360 miles!) in order to deliver Santa a special Christmas message. To spread the word we have been making posters and completed the very first laps during P.E. which came to an impressive total of 51 miles! P7 will be in charge of keeping track of our progress over the next couple of weeks.
Our P.E. days are changing slightly from next week as P7W will now have Mrs Ferguson on a Wednesday. P7M will continue to have P.E. on Thursday with Mrs Ferguson and both classes will still get P.E. on a Monday with Miss Morris and Mrs Wylie. As we are now entering December Primary 7 have been reminded to wear appropriate clothing so they can wrap up warm on these days (i.e. long trousers or joggers, a school jumper/cardigan, a thick jumper or fleece to change into for P.E., a waterproof jacket and hat and/or gloves if desired!) Thank you for your continued support with this.
We hope you all have a great weekend!
Mrs Wylie and Miss Morris