Here are our reflections, this week we discussed them as usual in class but two of our pupils typed their own version.
We finished learning the 8 times table and started the 7x table. We participated in a sumdog competition to help us with our times tables.
How did we learn
We completed a couple of pages in our jotters using the algorithm sum and we also did a maths mosaic as well and we used I.C.T games to help
We learned the soft g spelling rule and created a wordsearch to help us. We also described a dragon we created. To do this we used the skills we learned in using figurative language, such as similes, metaphors and personification.
How did we learn
We used Mr Bothamleys example and found all the figurative language, WOW words and excellent openers. Then we got to help make his better.
Our spelling rule was
Soft g rule – soft g says j when followed by e, i, or y.
Primary 5 picked the Edinburgh cat and dog home as our charity for this year. We are looking for any donations of food, dry or wet, treats, toys, food or water bowls, used leads for dogs and poop bags.
Please could you send any donations in by next Wednesday and P5 will collect them. A member of staff from the home will be working with P5 next Thursday and will take them away then.
When a word ends with an f sound, change the f to v before adding es
We also looked at what the meaning of singular and plural in relation to the words.
e.g. loaf = loav + es = loaves
I have set two challenges on Sumdog, both are covering the work we have started in money. You can choose which one you would like to do, or you can do both. The decimal points challenge is more difficult.
As part of our focus on Scotland in January, P5 are looking at the works of Robert Burns. For our reading homework this week we would like the children to learn a poem. We have shown the children four examples of his poetry. These are
A mans a man
My love is like a red red rose
My hearts in the highlands
To a mouse
The children can choose one of these to learn, or any other Scots poem they may know. Next week from Tuesday we will ask the children to recite their poem to the class. We have spoken about all the important parts of talking and listening which will help in their recital.
I have attached the link to the BBC burns site which has the words and some celebrities reciting the four poems.
tion says shun in the final syllable. This is the most regularly used spelling of the sound shun as a final syllable.
We also practised breaking words up into syllables as a spelling strategy.
e.g. de / struc / tion op / er / a / tion
Our words were
We began revising our times tables today and started with the 5. I would like you to practice your 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home so you know them off by heart by next week. I have set a SUMDOG challenge to help you. Good luck.
As you will know the Christmas Fair is fast approaching. We have been asked by the Parent Council to collect items to make a hamper for the raffle. Our hamper’s theme is International. From Monday we will be collecting items in class to put in our hamper. We would very much appreciate any donations of anything with an international theme.