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Learning Summary 29.3.19 P6L

Well done to everyone for another successful week of learning.

We have enjoyed all aspects of the curriculum this week and have shared lots in our Reflective Friday discussions, great reflecting P6!
We look forward to Group 2 beginning BIke-ability on Monday next week. We have a session both morning and afternoon on Monday and Wednesday and Group 1 will have their final session on Thursday next week. Thank you to our helpers and the staff team for this as we have really enjoyed it! Please remember to revise the Bike-ability Level 1 booklet before your final session (Group 2 will be handed out after starting their sessions on Monday in preparation for Wednesday) to be prepared.
Continue to complete Literature Circle reading and roles to be ready for your group and ensure you have all paperwork/books with you on Thursdays for our meetings, thank you. πŸ™‚
Any more toy donations for P5 fundraising to be handed in on Monday please – thanks for these already!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thanks P6L and Mrs Ling πŸ™‚

Parent Council Message Big School Clean

Dear Parents/carers

You will hopefully have seen in the last Homelink newsletter that our Parent Council have organised a Great Big School Clean Up on Saturday 30th March between 2-4pm as part of the Great British Spring Clean 2019. This is a UK wide mass-action environmental campaign to cut litter and improve public places but it also coincides with the Green Buckstone recycling programme which aims to save ‘hard to recycle’ items from landfill.

The school playground will be open at the main entrance from 2pm on Saturday 30th March for as many volunteers as are able to donate 10 minutes, 1 hour or more of time to help clear the playground and surrounding areas of litter that has escaped the various refuse bins around the school. City of Edinburgh Council will be arriving that afternoon to deliver litter picking kit and will be removing waste from the school after the litter pick is over at 4pm. Our local councillors are also planning to attend and members of the Parent Council will be present to co-ordinate this project. This is an excellent opportunity to help improve the environment on our doorstep so we hope to see you there.

Please bring with you protective gloves if at all possible (some will be provided by the council), refreshments and perhaps some hand sanitiser! Children must not be unaccompanied and will remain the responsibility of their parent/carer at all times.

Thank you πŸ™‚

Ancient Greece Research

We are learning to use map reading and research skills to make notes under headings.

Today in our ICT lesson we are going to be using the following BBC Bitesize website to find interesting information:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z87tn39

Here is a link to the map of Greece we are going to be annotating and finding out about:

http://www.coreknowledge.org.uk/images/imagelibrary/y3hg_ancientgreecemap.jpg

For further information we will be learning to navigate the National Geographic Kids website links: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/10-facts-about-the-ancient-greeks/ and https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/greek-gods/

You could continue to work on these skills at home and take part in your own mini research project using some of the websites listed here and below in previous lessons.

Have fun finding out about lots of interesting facts! πŸ™‚

Learning Summary 15.3.19

Well done for a very successful and busy week in Primary 6! We have enjoyed learning across lots of different curricular areas. Some of us have had some great opportunities this week including visiting a special dinner with Mrs. Imrie for the Wee Sleep Out success – great effort Marco and Felicity who represented us and thanks to Mrs. Imrie for taking us along.
Also Group 1 have loved their first Bikeability session and we look forward to the next one next Thursday.
Here is our Reflective Friday entry along with some links to the following for possible homework/extra practise at home: Spelling Common Words, Spelling Activity Cards, Daily Rigour from today and some suggestions on the Reflective Friday post for other areas to work on.
Thanks for your continued support and contributions towards Parents Evenings and well done P6! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚
Mrs Ling

Learning Summary 8.3.19

P6L have had another very busy and successful week! πŸ™‚

Many of us enjoyed representing our school at the Meadows Cross Country event as part of the running club and also at the city-wide P6 Euro-Quiz at the City Chambers. Well done to those representatives who took part!
In class we have been working really hard and we had lots of ideas today for our Reflective Friday session. Please enjoy reading at home!
Please note that our P6 Bikeability training begins next week – see the letter for details – groupings are attached also for those who are unsure as to their grouping.

Have a super weekend everyone, thanks again!

Ancient Greece Houses and Homes ICT Task

Go onto the following web-links:


https://greece.mrdonn.org/houses.html

http://www.historyforkids.net/greek-homes.html

Take notes under the following headings:

Houses and Homes in Ancient Greece

Construction Materials

Choose two other rooms to focus on and create your own heading!

We will compare with Scottish Homes using the following link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/highland_clearances/
Look at homes from the past and compare with ones we live in today! Present your work on Word or Power-Point using the headings listed above.