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This week ( 13/5/19) P5HW have been learning …..

It has been a very busy and active week with Health Week and Sports Day!

Here are our combined reflections .

We continued estimating and measuring objects inside and out side the class in mm, cm and metres. This is something we could do at home.

We made a fraction wall and looked at equivalent fractions . Try practising at home.

Sports Day was…….. amazing, hot , tiring, fun.exciting, enjoyable, exhausting, thirsty work, team building , varied and challenging!

We have been keeping healthy with the nursery. Some of us helped at the Nursery / P1 sports We also did Run a Mile with them . It was fun. They can run fast and far!

On Thursday we had a fantastic day’s workhop with the people from Imaginate Festival It was connected to our visit to see the This girl laughs ,This girl cries,This girl does nothing

You can look it up here

https://www.imaginate.org.uk/artists/projects/project-this-girl

Here are some of the things we did…..

Today we held our own Scootathon

Look out for the Make a Difference family challenge to do at home

Next week we are looking at food and health and we need any empty large plastic bottles and food wrappers to analyse ! Thanks !

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

P5HW ‘s learning this week 8.5.19

Today’s post is a selection of our combined reflections.

Please feel free to practice any learning at home.

Literacy

In Spelling we are learning  about silent letters..

 

We discussed predicting in Literature Circles and wrote down what would happen next.

Numeracy

We continued exploring measurement and looking at equivalent lengths.

We estimated the length of a number of objects in mm and cm. . You can try this with other objects .

In fractions we did fractions on a number line by working out how much of the line had been coloured . 

We continued our stories for Nursery . We began to visit the Nursery at break time. 2 people will go every day 

We have a very interesting talk about energy. It was the man  from the company who had put the solar panels in our school. He told us some very interesting facts like….

  • how solar panels work
  • there are 384 panels on our roof
  • there are electricity boxes behind the panels. 

This is a good website  to help us…

http://www.ecofriendlykids.co.uk/

Please remember that any work you do at home can go into our class Homework highlights jotter. At the moment we have a few research pieces in our jotter and also  displayed on our classroom walls

Try finding fractions at home!

Bon week end! Schones Wochenende!

P5W learning this week 23.4.19

Welcome back!

We have had a very productive week. It has been a great start to the term learning new skills and reflecting and building on skills.

We have enjoyed

  • discovering facts about castles  
  • recapping on adding and subtraction  with 2/3/4/5 digits 
  • looking at apostrophes with plural nouns
  • reminding ourselves of the difference between area and perimeter and that it is important to record them  correctly 
  • looking at fake news and writing a story about April Fool pranks
  • improving our running skills
  • We also explored the work of Romero Britto

Today’s post is a selection of our reflections…….

To help with tables …

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

We are sorry but we incorrectly wrote Joyeux Paques (Happy Easter ) in the last post . It should have been Joyeuses Pâques as Pâques is feminine and plural.

Have a good weekend!

P5HW learning this week 1.4.19

Today’s post is a selection of our combined reflections.

We have had an incredibly busy week! 

On Monday Ms Hastie set us a special quiz , which was actually an April Fool. We were all pranked except one pupil in our Class! 

Literacy

We did a comprehension on Easter and looked at the symbols. 

We Finished our adventure escape stories and read them to each other. 

Numeracy 

We continued to measure perimeter working out the missing number . We looked at number patterns 

We began to look at Tudor fashion .  We continued designing an outfit with a partner and created outfits for Tudor people 

We learned about the last 22 years of Mary Queen of Scots’ life and time in captivity. 

Panda Worshop

As part of out Mandarin lessins we were lucky to have a visitor for the zoo to learn all about Pandas in China. We did 5 activities . It was very interesting .

Sick Kids Toy Sale. 

We had chosen this charity and decided to hold a toy sale. On Wednesday we sorted all the toys into different categories and then worked out their price. We had toys at £3,£2, £1.50,£1,50p and 2 for 50p.

We set the stall up on Thursday and the classes all came round to buy for 10mins each. We learned different techniques to sell. Some of us were very good  at it! It was interesting learning about marketing and selling. We also learned about profits. 

We mad an incredible £326,37! We are delighted!



Joyeux Paques ! Frohe Ostern!

Have a great holiday! School returns on Tuesday 23rd Aprl!

P5HW learning this week 29.3.19

Today’s post is a selection of our combined reflections.

Literacy

In Spelling we are learning 2 rules : –

  • words of more than one syllable ending in the sound k are spelt ic  eg  hectic, garlic, athletic
  • when we add ing or ed to words ending in ic we have to add a k to keep the sound hard eg picnicking, panicked
  • Tricky words are people , again 

We finished our books in Literature Circles

We did a comprehension on Red Nose Day. We had to read the passage and then answer questions.

We used the inspiration from the 75th Anniversary of the infamous escape from A POW camp in 1944 and Mary’s attempts to escape from Loch Leven Castle to plan an adventure story. We looked at settings , characters and vocabulary. We will continue writing them on Monday.

Numeracy 

We continued with multiplication and division link facts and calculations.  We were working in different groups Some people did word problems and others worked out a  formal method of division and others did bus stop method.

We continued to measure areas in different units eg cm2 and m2 and remembered the function :  area = l x b

We are  learning how to calculate the perimeter of a shape by measuring the sides of the shapes and adding them together . We noted the differences.

We finished our  Tudor houses and For Sale posters looking at the wording and ways to advertise them.  

We began to look at Tudor fashion .  We designed an outfit with a partner and started to select materials to use.

We learned about the Reformation in Scotland and the part John Knox played in Mary ‘s life, We had long discussions about differences within religions 

In PE we used the large apparatus to make movement sequences.

We put up posters about the Toy sale and spoke to all the classes and collected toys in our Drop Off area.  

Please remember that any work you do at home can go into our class Homework highlights jotter. At the moment we have a few research pieces in our jotter and also  displayed on our classroom walls

Bon week end! Schones Wochenende!

P5HW learning this week 18.3.19

Today’s post is a selection of our combined reflections.

Literacy

We were learning that a synonym is a word which has the same or similar meaning as another word  and an antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning to another word

eg  for  big synonym is huge antonym is small

We wrote newspaper reports covering the murder of Lord Darnley . 

Numeracy 

We continued with multiplication and division link facts and calculations.

We measured areas in different units eg cm2 and m2 and had to work out some tricky  word problems. we need to practice remembering to put the correct measurement after the numbers 

We continued to explore the life of Mary Stuart after Lord Darnley’s murder. We discussed her captivity and escapes . We performed a play concerning the trial of Lord Darnley in out teams and then decided who were responsible for his murder. We looked at voices and characters.

We designed Tudor houses and then created a For Sale poster outlining the key features of our houses  

In PE we worked with P5H in cooperative games . We nailed the new trio dance.

We discussed out forthcoming Toy Sale and made posters to advertise it . We  created an information message  to send to all classes and parents. 

Please remember that any work you do at home can go into our class Homework highlights jotter. At the moment we have a few research pieces  displayed on our classroom walls

Bon week end! Schones Wochenende!

P5HW’s learning this week….

Today’s reflective week was written together .

Maths 

We are learning how to calculate the area of shapes by counting square cm. We know that area is different from measuring a line so we have to record it like this….. cm2

We were trying to work out shapes’ area which included counting half squares too which was a little trickier.

In division  we are learning to calculate the answer using the bus stop method. Some people are doing the hang man method.

We are also trying to make the  link in fact families which helps  us calculate quicker.

eg 4 x 5=20 20 divided by 5 = 4

Literacy 

In Spelling we are learing that soft g in the final position is always made with the letter ge and not j and that defensive d always defends the vowel 

eg badge, ridge, gadget

Tricky words don’t , won’t, gone and done 

Languages

In Mandarin we are learning the story of the Hungry Caterpillar and the names of fruits.

In French awe are learning the names of family members 

In German we are learning the names of fruits

Mary Queen of Scots involved leaning about Lord Darnley and his murder….another whodunnit? and why? We  became journalists and began to compile a newspaper report about it. 

We are learning about Tudor houses and that they had timber frames and a jetty. We have begun to make our own houses.

In PE we were practising our skills to help us play central net games. we are getting really good at rallying

Herriot Watt University students visited and we did some science experiments with liquids to find out of the separated when they were put together like oil and water.It was really interesting.

Today we donated money so we could dress up in red for Comic Relief

Have a lovely weekend!

P5HW learning this week 1/3/19

Today’s Reflective blog was written together .

Maths 

We continued to learn about Time. We were looking at different bus timetables and trying to work out the times it took the buses to reach different places. .

In number work we continued to practise  our times tables daily. 

We are learning how to multiply numbers  x10 , x100 ,  x1000.

Literacy 

We changed our books in Literacy Circles and added another role…the predictor.

We worked on speech marks and putting them in sentences.

We continued to explore the life of Mary Queen of Scots .

Whodunnit??

We discovered the outline of a body with questions around it . There were lots of clues scattered around the crime scene. We had to work out Who? When? Where? How? Why?

It was really exciting

Holyrood Palace visit.

We had a brilliant trip to explore the life of Mary Queen on Scots

These are words we thought of to describe the trip…

interesting, fascinating, exciting. amazing, awesome , detailed , incredible. unbelievable 

Our favourite parts included ,….

  • dressing up as Mary and Darnley ,
  • visiting Mary’s own bed chamber and seeing the scene of the crime
  • the long  gallery of paintings,
  • being history detectives
Mary is dressed by her servant
Darnley is dressed by his servant!
Being history detectives!

Next week it is the Book Fair and Book Week so a busy time ahead!

P5HW learning this week 8/2/19

Today’s Reflective blog was written together .

Maths 

We continued to learn about Time. We did a number of activities to do with Time . We rotated in groups so we all took part in them all..

In number work we continued to practise  our times tables daily.We continued to learn to multiply 2 , 3 and 4 digit numbers by a 1 digit number like 2556 x 6 =

We are learning to transfer our multiplication to work out word problems

Literacy 

In Spelling we have been learning to add ves to words with  f  to make them plural like knife to knives 

Our tricky words to date are….

would, world, very,every,threw , through, heard, herd, own, one, school, country, between, begin,ever never

We re wrote our stories we had told to P3 in our books. We concentrated on describing words and openers aswell as punctuation.

We are learning how to use quotation marks correctly. We also worked on our handwriting.

Languages

In Mandarin we celebrated Chinese New Year by dong a few activities like picking up marshmallows using chopsticks and making things with paper.

In French we continued to learn the names of animals.

In German we revised colours.

Topic We continued to explore the life of Mary Queen of Scots .

We looked at her early life spent in France and her marriage to Francis. We discussed whether she had made good choices in her life.

We discussed food eaten  in Tudor times. We discovered that rich Tudors ate lots of meat Some about 2 kg a day so we measured how that felt in weight.

In PE we were learning how to handle and use large apparatus. We made up movement sequences on the large apparatus. It was great fun

In Art we have began pictures in the style of Steven Brown using oil pastels. The background is a castle from the life of Mary Queen of Scots.

In drama we learned how to mime different emotions. We used a chair as an object.

We learned the effects of jumping in puddles in the playground!

Have a good holiday week!

P5HW learning this week 25/1/19

Today’s Reflective blog was written together .

Maths 

We have started to work on Time looking at calendars and working out the days and weeks between dates. 

In number work we have been practising our times tables. Please see the previous blog with sites giving ideas to practise at home.

We are learning to multiply 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number like 25 x 6 =

We have been learning to work them out using the column method involving carrying numbers.

Literacy 

In Spelling we have been learning words which end in ture

Our tricky words are heard and herd.

We are learning how to be a storyteller and we are working together to make up a story to retell to an audience. This week we put our ideas onto a comic strip and worked out props we may use.

In Literacy Circles  we all took on different jobs . We read them out to our groups and then discussed them .

Languages

In Mandarin we learnt the days of the week.

In German we revised colours .

In French we talked about the vocabulary for animals

Topic

We are exploring the life of Mary Queen of Scots. We have looked at her family tree and made a timeline of her life.

In PE we made a sequence of movements on benches and mats.

We looked at some of the poems of Robert Burns and designed tartan.

We have talked about the Holocaust as it is Holocaust Week and listened to stories from survivors who are now grandparents .

We made out targets for our Learning Stories which we can share at home.