P7 visited the National Library of Scotland this week to learn about Ernest Shackleton and his treacherous expedition to the Antarctic. This ties in with our Health and Well-being focus of ‘Resilience.’
Our group leader Callum knew lots about the topic and was able to answer every question we had. He gave us an opportunity to wander round the expedition, take photos and take part in some drama related to the background story.
The end result of this wonderful visit was a P7B silent movie starring US as Shackleton’s crew, heading off on ‘Endurance’ to the Antarctic, failing and then being finally rescued. What a fantastic day we had!!
With great excitement I had the pleasure in overseeing the launch of the Building Resilience programme at our assembly on Monday 28th August.
All our pupils, from nursery to P7 have had an introduction to the first unit – Be Resilient – and have been introduced to the character Skipper who will feature in all of the units.
This programme forms a great deal of the Health and Wellbeing curriculum for the year. The children will learn about, and work through, 4 units (1 per term). There will be a launch assembly at the beginning of a term and a leaflet will be sent home to inform you of the topic.
There will also be a family (homework) task that we would ask you to support your child/children with. Near the end of the term the children will be invited to share these family tasks at a Sharing Assembly, to celebrate, inform and inspire the other pupils.
I will have an information table at parent/teacher consultations in October and I would welcome and questions or feedback. In the meantime, as always please feel free to contact me with any queries.
Dalry Primary School
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