P6NM Blog 11.12.20

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Here is a summary of our learning.



See Monday’s blog post for this week’s rule.


We completed the final chapter of Friend or Foe. We discussed the overall effect of the book and reflected on our predictions from the first chapter.


We imagined that we had travelled into the future when Space Tourism is taking place. We designed brochures to advertise a holiday on a planet.

We reflected on the work we did during lockdown on adverts and tried to employ these techniques in our brochures.

  •  adverts use positive words, ignoring negatives
  •  adverts often contain promises
  •  adverts have BOSSY VERBS
  •  adverts use rhetorical questions
  •  adverts use eye catching, memorable pictures
  •  adverts use catch phrases
  •  adverts provide product information
  •  adverts may have a celebrity endorsement
  •  adverts may make offers e.g. discounts, vouchers and competitions
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Opportunities for home learning:

  • Create a billboard advert for a Christmas themed attraction (e.g. a Christmas market/fun fair). Try to use some of the techniques above.
  • Make sure that you are fully prepared to complete your literature circle role. Have you read the assigned pages? Could you record some notes or useful page numbers?


This week we have been focussing on:

  • Finding a fraction of a number. For example:
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  • The link between decimals, fractions and percentages.

We know that a percentage is another way to show hundredths. We looked at pictures split into hundredths and discussed them using percentages for each section. 

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We can change a decimal fraction into a percentage and change a simple fraction into a percentage.

Opportunities for home learning:

Opportunities for home learning:

  • Can you explain to an adult at home what the links between percentages, fractions and decimals are?
  • Look for food/clothing labels or newspaper/magazine cuttings that involve percentages, e.g. 10% less fat, 95% cotton. Can you write the percentages as fractions and decimals in their simplest form?
  • Which of these would you rather have?

Here is how you would calculate A.

Other areas of the curriculum:

  • In art we made our own planets.
  • In ICT we used powerpoint to present facts about our imaginary planets.
  • We enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers on Friday.
  • We enjoyed watching the pantomime on Thursday.
  • We played a Christmas Cluedo game during Outdoor Learning time.
  • We made pop up Christmas cards.
  • We enjoyed watching the P1 nativity.
  • We made a weather diary for our RSPB Wild Challenge.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs McFarlane