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Reflective Friday P5 1.11.19

Wow – what an exciting, busy and eventful week we have had in P5!
It has been lots of fun enjoying Halloween and also it was great to have so many visitors into our class as part of our Sharing our Learning drop in on Friday 1.11.19

Mrs Ling would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to P5 for being such a fabulous class and also a big thank you to all of the parents, families and carers who have been so supportive and kind. I will keep in touch and wish you all the very best and a super rest of P5.

Please find our more detailed reflections on our learning as an attachment for you to see and our ideas of home learning activities. Please also find attached our spelling words and possible activities for this week. Also attached is our Mandarin learning from this week incase you want to practise and teach someone at home!

Thank you and have a lovely weekend!
Primary 5, Mrs Ling and Mr Tsirigkas

Reflections 25.10.19

Primary 5 have enjoyed a busy and successful start to our term! Welcome back everyone and it has been wonderful to see you all.

Please find attached some reflections from our Reflective Friday discussions today in P5T and our spelling rule and words for this week.

Have a lovely weekend!
Primary 5, Mrs Ling and Mr Tsirigkas

Reflective Friday P3M

We have enjoyed a busy week of learning in P3M!

Literacy – Reading, Writing, Listening and Talking and Spelling

We have been learning to summarise a story. This means we have to write the book and what happens but not in much detail so it is just the important parts. We have worked hard on our reading in groups and have enjoyed different books. We have also been learning to identify our favourite part and using more detailed sentences to explain it.

We have been learning all about words which have an ea spelling in them as our weekly rule. We learnt about some tricky words that sound the same for example steal (when someone takes something) and steel (a type of strong metal). Other words that follow our rule are: seal, leaf and dream.

In our writing we have been learning to check for a capital letter and full stop in all of our sentences.

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning about how to count in 2s and 5s. We have been learning all about how to add numbers to make a total. We were working hard on some number sums to help us. We have been learning to use a number line to help us ‘jump’ and count.

In our number work we have also worked hard on our number bonds (ways to add 2 numbers) to make 10 and 20.


With Mrs Ritchie we really enjoyed learning about sound and vibration in our Science work. We learnt that if you make a sound there will be sound waves from it. We had a chance to play with an instrument and watch the vibrations in water when we did this.

In our PE lessons we have been learning rugby skills. We use our two hands to hit or score a try. Thank you for all of your help and support this term and well done Primary 3 for working so hard!
Have a fantastic holiday and we look forward to seeing you all back on Wednesday 23rd October.

Our Exciting Week :)

Primary 5 have had a very exciting week of learning and we are having a great time at Broomlee for our camp!!

This week we are away for Reflective Friday but here are some of our learning highlights:
– We enjoyed a whole-school assembly on Monday to share successes of the term
– We have engaged in learning lots of songs with the other P5-P7 classes as part of our Health and Wellbeing and Music
– We have learnt all about the suffix ly in our weekly rule (find attached our spelling words if you wish to practise these over the holidays)
– We enjoyed creating Christmas cards with Mr Tsirigkas
– We have continued to build on our Mandarin by making a book sharing our number knowledge

At home over the holidays you could look back over the blog posts this term with many tasks and links attached to practise any of the following:
Our common words
Our weekly spelling rules and activities
Division with and without remainders
Place value games
Times Tables
Writing ideas and themes
Mandarin vocabulary

Most of all we wish you a relaxing and wonderful break over the October holidays and look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 23rd October!

Thank you for all of your support this term. 🙂
Primary 5, Mrs Ling and Mr Tsirigkas

Learning Reflections and Optional Home Learning 4.10.19

Well done Primary 5 for another exciting and busy week of learning!
We have enjoyed sharing our learning and coming up with our own ideas for Home Learning to help us again this week.
Please find attached some Division learning tasks to do to practise our written method for division with and without remainders. See the link on our Reflective Post to a description and video of our strategy!
Please also find the Spelling weekly rules words and task uploaded for your practise.
All Spelling common words have been uploaded for use in previous weeks with activity cards and other tasks!

Thank you for all of your support at our Parents Appointments,
Have a lovely weekend!
P5, Mrs Ling and Mr Tsirigkas

Learning Summary 27.9.19

We have enjoyed a wonderful week of learning together! Well done everyone.

Please return any remaining Learning Stories on Monday as we are gathering evidence from our learning in preparation for Parents Appointments next week.

Please also return any remaining forms e.g. Broomlee permissions or Photo permissions asap.

Thank you,
Mrs Ling, Mr Tsirigkas and P5

Reflective Friday 27.9.19 P5T


We have been continuing to practise our cursive handwriting. We were learning how to join our letters to make words. For example, we have worked on words like ‘magic, me, meal, high and magical’ using our letters that we have been learning to accurately form.

In our Spelling we were learning about how to add our suffix er and est. Sometimes the words ended in a consonant so we had to double the consonant but we also had words ending in an e. To add our suffix to these we learnt to take away the e and then add er/est. For example, we had: fit, fitter and fittest and also nice, nicer and nicest. You can find our other words on the blog post from Monday and some games to try on the weblink on this!

In Writing and Reading we used our skills in learning to find and summarise main events from our class novel. Here is an example of one of the main events we shared together: The battle started because King Harold became the King but the crown had been promised to Duke William.

We have started working in our Reading groups. Here are the books we are working on: Flat Stanley, The Twits, The Last Wolf and Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion. For Tuesday we need to read through the given pages by Mr Tsirigkas.

Home Learning Ideas:

  1. Practise our weekly spelling words using the blog post from Monday with words attached (and game – – Active Spelling cards are in a previous post.
  2. Try to read a book of our choice and practise note-taking or summarising main events to share with the class.
  3. Complete our given Reading Book reading for Tuesday.


In our Numeracy we have been learning traditional calculations with a focus on subtraction using 3 or 4 digit numbers. We have been challenged to try and do this with values such as millions! You start with the biggest number at the top and then you put the subtraction sign at the side and take away the smaller number underneath. You then draw a line and work from the units along to the tens, hundreds and thousands.

We have been learning all about how to construct a 3D shape from a 2D net. We have made cuboids, cubes, triangular based pyramids, square based pyramids, icosahedrons, octagonal prisms, pentagonal prisms, dodecahedrons, octahedrons and other challenge shapes! We had to use our Growth Mindset and perseverance to build these tricky shapes!

In our Beat That’s we have been working on our speed skills in adding, subtracting and multiplying. It has been more challenging than the questions we worked on in Primary 4 but we are getting quicker each time!

Home Learning Ideas:

  1. Subtraction games and methods –
  2. Can you make your own 2D net to make a 3D shape?
  3. Practise constructing a 3D shape using a net (see attached files to blog post)

Topic/I.D.L/Health and Wellbeing

In our PE we have been learning about the rules of Basketball. If you take more than 3 steps with the ball in your hands without dribbling the other team get the ball. If you score inside the ring you get 2 points and if you score outside the ring you get 3 points. In our games we had to keep track of the score!

In our RME we have been learning to create an engaging poster all about our P5 chosen charity. Our chosen charity is the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. We have used our ICT skills to research information and here is a fact we have found out: the EDCH can help to look after a cat or dog that is not well or if you are on holiday they can help. We know that their slogan is Rescue, Reunite and Rehome and we have learnt about their logo!

Home Learning Ideas:

  1. Explain the rules of Basketball to someone at home to remind you what they are!
  2. Go onto the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home website and research any other areas –

Learning Reflections 20.9.19

We have enjoyed another busy week of learning in P5!
This week we wanted to share our reflections in learning partners. Here are some examples of what we worked on together, our skills that we have been developing and our Home Learning ideas.
Please find attached a PDF of our class reflections and below some examples of our learning partner ideas.

Please also look at the post from last week to see further opportunities for Home Learning and reflections.
Thank you for the Learning Stories that have been returned now, please ensure you share this at home and then return them to school ASAP so that we can start gathering our learning evidence.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Primary 5H, Mrs Ling and Mr Tsirigkas

Learning Reflections P5 13.9.19

Good afternoon everyone! 🙂

Primary 5 have enjoyed another very busy week of learning. We have worked hard together to reflect on our learning and created our blog entry together. Please enjoy sharing this.

Please also find on the blog entry a list of some possible Home Learning Activities to support our class learning if you wish to do more.

Also we have attached some useful documents including our Common Word Lists (we can tell you which one we have chosen to challenge ourselves with), Spelling Activity cards, Spelling Words from our rule this week and a link to our Newsletter which you will also find on our blog.

Please note that Broomlee permission letters are to be returned when possible.

Our Learning Stories have come home with us. We have been sharing our learning for Term 1 and we have set our own targets for Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing. Please share these at home and think about how you might be able to also work on these at home. We would be very grateful if you can return the Learning Stories when you have shared these so that we can begin to gather our evidence of learning together.

Thank you for your ongoing support
Have a lovely long weekend,
Mrs Ling and Mr Tsirigkas