Learning Summary 27.9.19

We have enjoyed a wonderful week of learning together! Well done everyone.

Please return any remaining Learning Stories on Monday as we are gathering evidence from our learning in preparation for Parents Appointments next week.

Please also return any remaining forms e.g. Broomlee permissions or Photo permissions asap.

Thank you,
Mrs Ling, Mr Tsirigkas and P5

Reflective Friday 27.9.19 P5T


We have been continuing to practise our cursive handwriting. We were learning how to join our letters to make words. For example, we have worked on words like ‘magic, me, meal, high and magical’ using our letters that we have been learning to accurately form.

In our Spelling we were learning about how to add our suffix er and est. Sometimes the words ended in a consonant so we had to double the consonant but we also had words ending in an e. To add our suffix to these we learnt to take away the e and then add er/est. For example, we had: fit, fitter and fittest and also nice, nicer and nicest. You can find our other words on the blog post from Monday and some games to try on the weblink on this!

In Writing and Reading we used our skills in learning to find and summarise main events from our class novel. Here is an example of one of the main events we shared together: The battle started because King Harold became the King but the crown had been promised to Duke William.

We have started working in our Reading groups. Here are the books we are working on: Flat Stanley, The Twits, The Last Wolf and Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion. For Tuesday we need to read through the given pages by Mr Tsirigkas.

Home Learning Ideas:

  1. Practise our weekly spelling words using the blog post from Monday with words attached (and game – https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-4781.htm) – Active Spelling cards are in a previous post.
  2. Try to read a book of our choice and practise note-taking or summarising main events to share with the class.
  3. Complete our given Reading Book reading for Tuesday.


In our Numeracy we have been learning traditional calculations with a focus on subtraction using 3 or 4 digit numbers. We have been challenged to try and do this with values such as millions! You start with the biggest number at the top and then you put the subtraction sign at the side and take away the smaller number underneath. You then draw a line and work from the units along to the tens, hundreds and thousands.

We have been learning all about how to construct a 3D shape from a 2D net. We have made cuboids, cubes, triangular based pyramids, square based pyramids, icosahedrons, octagonal prisms, pentagonal prisms, dodecahedrons, octahedrons and other challenge shapes! We had to use our Growth Mindset and perseverance to build these tricky shapes!

In our Beat That’s we have been working on our speed skills in adding, subtracting and multiplying. It has been more challenging than the questions we worked on in Primary 4 but we are getting quicker each time!

Home Learning Ideas:

  1. Subtraction games and methods – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction
  2. Can you make your own 2D net to make a 3D shape?
  3. Practise constructing a 3D shape using a net (see attached files to blog post)

Topic/I.D.L/Health and Wellbeing

In our PE we have been learning about the rules of Basketball. If you take more than 3 steps with the ball in your hands without dribbling the other team get the ball. If you score inside the ring you get 2 points and if you score outside the ring you get 3 points. In our games we had to keep track of the score!

In our RME we have been learning to create an engaging poster all about our P5 chosen charity. Our chosen charity is the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. We have used our ICT skills to research information and here is a fact we have found out: the EDCH can help to look after a cat or dog that is not well or if you are on holiday they can help. We know that their slogan is Rescue, Reunite and Rehome and we have learnt about their logo!

Home Learning Ideas:

  1. Explain the rules of Basketball to someone at home to remind you what they are!
  2. Go onto the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home website and research any other areas – https://www.edch.org.uk/