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P7H – 13.9.19

Reflective Friday

By Amelie and James


In literacy this week we learned the sound ‘le’ in our spelling lesson. We also learned that if you make one of the words plural, you would have to take away the ‘e’ and put ‘ing’ e.g. Sprinkle = sprinkling

Another thing we learned in literacy was writing a discursive essay. A discursive essay is when you look at an argument from both sides and explain your ‘for’ and ‘against’. Our discursive essay was about the Daleks from doctor who are coming to live in Buckstone. We have used our signpost words. Signpost words are like furthermore, moreover, also, finally to help join up our arguments to others without having to create a new sentence.


In maths this week we worked on place value. In place value we have been working with decimal columns like tenths, hundredths and thousandths and knowing what they mean. We also have been working on rounding. Rounding is when you must make a number easier to read by rounding it to the nearest 10s, 100s, 1,000s, and even up to 10 million. We have also had a Boroughmuir teacher come in called Mrs. Walker who has been teaching us algebra and how to lay out your work properly. We will not be getting her for a few weeks from now, but we are all hoping she will come back.


This week we have done a lot of our topic work. We have finished about earthquakes and now we have moved on to learning about volcanoes and how they shape and form. In PE we have learnt a lot about rugby and how to pass and move with a rugby ball. We have played a few games of rugby but we are all still learning. Because we are still learning we have only been doing tag rugby but when we are more confident we will move on to touch rugby. In assembly we have been learning about SHANARRI which stands for safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible, included.

Next Steps/ Home Learning

To help us with our Maths learning next week we could look through some newspaper or websites to find some numbers to practice rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000, 100 000 and 1 000 000– for example house prices, populations of countries or cities.

At we could practice our inferring skills by looking at adverts and trying to infer what they are trying to share with us. This could be posters at the bus stop or adverts on TV.

P5 Fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital (Sick Kids)

P5 are still collecting toys for our toy sale on the 4th of April. Please bring them in by Monday and put them outside P5.

We are still looking for some of the following (please make sure they are clean and good quality);

stuffed toys, books, gameboards, barbies or action figures, outdoor toys, lego, baby toys, loom bands, cars, cards, fancy dress clothes, role play items, DVDs (U), Shopkins… the list is endless.

Thank you to those who have brought things in so far.

The prices will be either 50p, £1, £1.50… with the most expensive thing being £3.

From P5H and P5HW

P5 fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick Kids)


In P5 we are going to be doing a toy sale to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital (Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity). It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have one or two toys that you would like to donate can you please bring them in next week and by Monday 1st of April at the latest.

Please don’t bring in toys that you want to keep, you can bring in toys that you don’t play with any more or that have been sitting in your cupboard. It might be a good time to have a spring clean!

Please put any toys you bring in on the table in the P5 library.

Some examples of toys we would like are


Action figures or Barbies

Soft toys


Baby toys so you can buy them for younger brother and sisters

Board games

Loom bands



Can you please make sure the toys are clean and good quality.


P5H and P5HW