P7 Practical Matters

Mr Lynch and I are having a great time so far this session, and we’d like to thank everyone in P7 for coming in to the new year with such good attitudes and so ready to work and learn!

Some practical matters to share and consider…

  • PE is currently on Wednesdays and it’s great that so many of the children arrive in their outdoor kit. A change of shoes is something which will be more important as the months go on and we head in to wetter weather.
    If the children arrive in school with wet shoes in the rain it is much nicer for them to have something dry to change in to rather than sit wet all morning. Please send alternative footwear with them for this purpose each day.
  • Water bottles – most children have one with them but please check in with your child whether they need a replacement in case it’s been lost or damaged; this can happen sometimes!
  • Snacks – a lot of pupils are trying to eat lunch for snack! Can you please clarify with them which item (one is enough) from their lunchbox should be their 10.45 snack!?
  • Home Learning – a small number of P7s are not managing to complete and return their home learning in time. Parents of children in P7 can even ask them to to the “counting off the days” thing I do to explain how long they have! If this becomes a habit we will have to communicate individually with you and find out what more we can do to support successful reading work this term

P.E. Summer Term – Week 10

Hi boys and girls, I hope this finds you all well. This is my last PE post of the summer term, in what has been another remarkable academic year 19/20. We have had our very own Queensferry Cup competitions with us retaining the cup this year, so well done to all that took part. I would like to give a special mention to P.E. students Mr Clubb, Mr Elder and Mr Calahan for their time this year. A special mention has to go to my sports ambassadors who it has been a pleasure to work with alongside Mr Thompson. They had so many wonderful and exciting ideas for the pupils, but sadly they were not able to implement these due to Covid19. SHOUTOUT for Ewan, Dylan, Oscar, Gregor, Lachlan, Rhona, Keri, Ava, Isla & Tegan. Final special thanks is for Miss Thomson and Mr McLean for all their excellent work and support and we wish them both well in their continued studies.

My last post will hopefully cover a wide range of areas that will keep you active now and over the summer term, make you smile with some notable messages and give me the opportunity to say a few words. I will start by saying my goodbye to this term.

This week is actually the National School of Sport week at Home 2020 as sponsored by Sky. Although we have had an incredible health week and active term. Here are some more links and ideas to keep you active now and over the summer weeks. There is also plenty of online information via the link https://www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home and on their own twitter page if you are interested. I have inserted their information page and support pages for teachers that can be utilised at home.

This week Mr McLean and I got together to look at more activities we can do in larger groups, but also looked at additional activities we can do on our own or amend the larger scale activities. Not everyone will have access to space, not everyone will be able to socially distance with others and not everyone will be able to get outside. Therefore the following activities should suit anyone that is restricted to their own home, can be outside or can socially distance with another household. Do what works for you and enjoy being active.

Over the last week or so I have been contacted by parents, teachers, friends and people of the community to say how impressed they have been with the children of Q.P.S and their efforts of staying active. Health week and sports day was an absolute to joy to be part of and to see those wonderful messages, pictures and videos of you and your families engaged was overwhelming and heart warming. Therefore, I thought you might just like a final Q.P.S. news desk from some famous people in the world of sport rather than Mr G telling you how awesome you were.

With the summer nearly upon us I wanted to leave you with some ideas, tasks and challenges to keep you busy. I also thought it would good time to share with you what P.E. might look like when we return and how it will assist and support the pupils on their return and I cannot wait to see them all.

Finally, I would like to wish you and your families a lovely summer together. I am thinking of you all, but please go out and explore, have fun, enjoy your family time and rest. I look forward to seeing you all when we return, A final goodbye to an awesome, amazing and fantastic bunch of P7 students and a hello to our new pupils coming from nursey.

Thank you

StaySafe & StayActive

Mr G


P.E. Summer Term – Week 9

Hi boys and girls, I hope you have managed to recharge the batteries, after a very positive, rewarding and busy Health Week last week. It was so pleasing to see all your posts with regards your Health Week activities and our very own Virtual Sports Day. Well done to all that took part from baby brothers/sisters to grans and grandads a fabulous effort by all. Now there is plenty to be getting on with our Famous 60 second challenges and I look forward to seeing some of your attempts and scores. However, I will not be setting any challenges this week but working with Mr McLean to bring you some activities that you can now be trying at home.

Mr McLean and I got together to show 7 activities that you could now be trying in and around your home involving working with someone else. We decided, to try a create a variety of activities that would be engaging, fun, challenging and most of all rewarding. Therefore part 1 will focus on Golf, French Boules and Square Reaction delivered by Mr Mclean.

Part 2 will focus on Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Movement Reaction. As you can now see our focus is to get you outside and work with a partner if possible and if feasible. We also wanted to give you an insight to the variety of sports and activities that we would have been doing in our final few weeks of school on Burgees Park.

Challenge time with a difference. I have been keeping you active and busy with my challenges. Now I want you to challenge me, I have one outstanding involving a yoga ball in my garden, which I will be doing today. However, your mission is to come up with a unique and new challenge. Then you must complete that challenge, name it then post it to me in your class page and tag PE. I will then attempt your very own IChallengeMrG!

Furthermore, please keep your eyes peeled for a special well done message coming your way this week!

StaySafe & StayActive


Mr G

Health Week Assembly Challenges

Thank you for watching our Health Week assembly, I hope you all enjoyed and took something from it. I will leave you and your families to now try out these fantastic 60second challenges. Set by current and former Olympians and Internationalist, as well as rising sporting stars and some faces you might just recognise.

I wonder how many challenges you can complete and I cant wait to hear if you score higher than any of our special guests. Have a fantastic day and wonderful weekend.

Many thanks for watching

Mr G

Health Week & Sports Day Assembly – Part 2

I hope that you enjoyed the first part of the assembly and I look forward to sharing part 2 with you all. Part 2 highlights include; thanking those involved , photo reel from sports day participants, sadly we could not get them all in, but please watch to the very end, finally the results!!! It does not matter what position your house finishes. You are all winners in my book, looking at your wonderful posts, individual efforts and results. Well done everyone.

Next up at 10am is the 60 second challenges set by some famous sporting stars. Good luck and I look forward to hearing what challenges inspired you and I wonder if anyone can beat a professional or Olympians score. Have a fantastic day, a lovely weekend and well deserved rest after all your efforts this week.

Many Thanks

Mr G

Health Week & Sports Day Assembly – Part 1

Morning boys and girls and the rest of your families, I hope this finds you well. I really hope you ALL have had a wonderful time and experiences during our Interactive Health Week and Sports Day. I have been overwhelmed and overjoyed looking at your posts pictures and videos. Although we have not had the best of the weather, in true Queensferry form we have made the most of it. Thank you.

I hope you enjoy what we have lined up for you today and a wonderful finish to Health Week. I wish you all a fabulous weekend.

Mr G

Health Week & 5K Challenge

On top of everything we have planned this week we also want to encourage you boys and girls to get out and about and go for walks, a cycle or a scoot. Therefore, I would like to challenge you to the 5k challenge this week if you feel inspired to do so. During a break in the day I enjoy going out for a walk with my family to re-energise the body, re-focus the mind and breath in the fresh air. I have worked out some loop’s around Q.P.S with distances to help you along your way. If you get involved, please post your experiences and times in your class seesaw folder.

In relation to being active, we also have to look after ourselves and stay healthy in the mind and the body. Therefore please see the following links that can give some fantastic insight and support. With regards of healthly eating please have a look at https://twitter.com/foodafactoflife . With regards of looking after our minds and having a positive mindset please have a look at https://thecpsu.org.uk/help-advice/topics/mental-health-and-wellbeing/

StaySafe & StayActive

Mr G