Year 7 - Mr J Duddy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In Year 7 we work very hard in the core subjects of Numeracy and Literacy BUT there are also lots of opportunities for fun learning, too. Our WAU topics include: Space, a European Christmas and Life in Victorian Times. We go on educational visits to Armagh Planetarium and The Palace Stables. We also visit KS3 schools and welcome visitors to our classroom.
Our favourite trip of all, however, has to be the residential visit to Edinburgh! Visiting Edinburgh is a wonderful experience for Year 7, even the teachers enjoy themselves. Edinburgh Castle, Butterfly and Insect World and Glasgow Science Museum are just a few of the places we visit. We highly recommend this trip.
During the year, in PDMU, we learn how to organise our learning time in preparation for transfer to KS3. We enjoy the responsibilities of helping the younger children and play a vital role in preparing for school events.
We also spend time in the ICT suite where we use our computer skills to produce powerpoints, brochures and posters.
We love the opportunities we get, as the oldest pupils, to represent the school at sporting and non-sporting events as well as taking on new jobs and roles such as Playground Buddies.
Year 7 is a busy but enjoyable place.
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
Below is a short collection of photos from our last day in school in at the start of July.
This is a link to an iMovie on Google Drive.
We visited BeeSafe this year in Maze Presbyterian Church where we attended several workshops about health and safety.
We learned about bus safety and how to travel to and from our new schools through an onboard discussion with our friends from Translink.
We went back indoors and met representatives from the PSNI and the Northern Ireland Fire Brigade. We talked about being safe online by being SMART and discussed the importance of an escape plan in the event of a fire in our homes and simple steps we can follow to reduce this risk.
After this we we met with the NIE and talked about the dangers of electricity and how even the simplest thing such as charging our phones for too long and the importance of not overloading sockets. We also learned about the various types of Electrictity stations around us and ways of being safe when playing outside.
To finish our day, we had discussion about healthy eating and what types of food we should be eating regularly.