Miss Mangan P6M

## What we have been learning this week – 27.8.21

Literacy

For literacy this week we reminded ourselves how to structure a letter. We then enjoyed writing letters to our new teacher telling her all about us. We focused on using paragraphs, up-levelling our words and using interesting connectives (although, however, in addition to, etc.). Afterwards, we carried out our own self-assessments of our work, assessing our effort, successes and areas for development.

We had great fun watching the short film ‘Ruin’ and using the creating reading skill to carry on the story further.  ‘Everyone Reading in Class’ started up this week. As we will have ERIC time most days, please feel free to bring your own book in to school with you.

Things to do at home –

Expand your vocabulary by using a dictionary to find the definition of any unknown words – these may be words you can use in our future writing tasks in class and will help with your dictionary skills

Please see spelling document posted on Monday on Teams

Maths and Numeracy

This week we have been learning about place value.

We have been reminding ourselves of the value of the digits within a number up to 100,000. To help us with this we have been breaking down numbers to work out the value of each digit. This is helping us understand how numbers are made up. For example: 478 = 400 + 70 + 8.

We have also been practising our times tables this week. We have enjoyed playing around the world, multiplication bingo and buzz to help us with our times tables.

Things to do at home –

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/place-value

Practise your times tables focusing on one that you think you need more time to perfect

Other curricular areas

• Using our class novel ‘Wonder’ as inspiration, we have been discussing the importance of kindness for ourselves and others. As a class we came up with lots of different random acts of kindness which will be displayed on the wall. When we carry out one of our random acts of kindness we will add a marble to our ‘Kindness Jar’.
• We have been focusing on our team building skills this week with lots of different games and activities.
• For art we worked together as a class to create our class display using the class name ‘Magnificent Maleficent’.

As of next week, our weekly blog and spelling words will be posted on Teams.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Mangan and P6M

Miss Mangan P6M

## P6M Highlights

Good Afternoon,

We have had a great first week back and have enjoyed being back in school together. We have played a lot of fun games to get to know our new classmates such as, two truths and a lie and getting to know you bingo. As a class we have also loved being able to go out into the playground and play with all of our friends.

We started our new class novel this week, ‘Wonder’. While reading wonder we have been learning more about equalities and kindness. We have been working on artwork based on Wonder, highlighting that everyone is unique.

As a class we decided on our new class name, the ‘Magnificent Maleficent’s’.

Our P.E days next week will be Monday and Wednesday, please come dressed for outdoor P.E.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Miss Mangan and P6M.

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Afternoon P5M!

Penguins: 112-142

Elephants: 110-134

Lions 2: 123-149

Lions 1: 42-76

Giraffes: 73-102

Leopards: 128-155

Have a lovely day :)!

Miss Mangan

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## This week’s spelling words – 31.5.21

Good afternoon,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the sunshine.

I have attached this weeks spelling words. We are focusing on the ‘oo’ sound that is written as ‘ue’ at the end of a word.

Have a great week :)!

Miss Mangan

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## What we have been learning this week – 28.5.21

Good afternoon!

Literacy

In reading this week, we have been practising summarising and using Bloom’s questions. We focused on ‘Chloe the Creator’. We used a video to help us with this skill and we enjoyed creating our own missions for Agent Fox to go on. We also had the opportunity to create our own gadgets for Agent Fox and his new mission.

We have been practising writing persuasive letters again this week. We began with looking at where paragraphs should be, focusing on when there is a change in topic, time or place. We had a go at deciding where paragraphs should be in pairs.

P5M then went on to discuss the pros and cons of school uniform and then decided if you were for or against it. We used all of the persuasive writing techniques that we have been learning (emotive language, direct address, exaggeration, etc.) and our new knowledge of paragraphs to write our own persuasive letters for or against school uniforms.

Things to do at home –

See the progress record for this week’s reading pages. Practise the different reading skills that we have focused on in class such as: creating and answering your own questions, pick an important part of the book and illustrate it, write a short paragraph about why it is an important part of the book or use a dictionary to find the meaning of any unknown words.

Spelling words will be posted on Monday – practise writing them in sentences and use ‘look, write, check’ to test yourself.

Have a go at writing your own persuasive letter to someone at home. You could ask for a pet, a bigger room or holiday.

Maths and Numeracy

This week in numeracy we have concluded our topic of time. We continued to calculate the duration of time using an empty number line and looking at different timetables. We also went over all of the different skills we have learned during our topic, including; telling the time on digital and analogue clocks, writing the time in words and converting between 12 and 24-hour time. Some of us challenged ourselves this week by using our problem-solving skills and made up our own school timetables

Things to do at home –

Practise your problem solving – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

Look at any timetables you come across (bus, train, etc.) and try to calculate how long it takes to get to where you are going.

Other curricular areas

• We continued with our Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood topic this week, discussing the names and functions of parts of our bodies as well as the changes that we go through.
• We began looking at our new topic based on Scottish historical figures. We watched 2 videos about the Terrible Tudors and Mardy Mary to give us an idea of what we will be learning, in preparation of deciding what we would like to learn and coming up with our topic name next week.

Enjoy the weekend!

Miss Mangan

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## This week’s spelling words – 25.5.21

Good afternoon,

Here are this week’s spelling words. We are learning the ‘i before e accept after c when the sound is ee’ rule.

Have a great week,

Miss Mangan

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## What we have been learning this week – 21.5.21

Happy Friday P5M!

Literacy

In reading this week, we have been learning about the circulatory system and the nervous system for our Human Body topic. We practised taking notes in our own words from a passage and from videos. We then used the information that we had gathered to create information posters.

For persuasive writing this week we moved on to learning how to write persuasive letters. We wrote letters to Mrs Imrie trying to persuade her to get recycling bins in to the school. The skills that we were focusing on were; using emotive language, repeating our point and exaggerating our point by using WOW words.

Things to do at home –

See the progress record for this week’s reading pages. Practise the different reading skills that we have focused on in class such as: creating and answering your own questions, pick an important part of the book and illustrate it, write a short paragraph about why it is an important part of the book or use a dictionary to find the meaning of any unknown words.

Spelling words will be posted on Tuesday – practise writing them out in the air with your finger and trying to use them in sentences.

Have a look at TV adverts and try to identify if they use any of the techniques that we have been learning about in class.

Maths and Numeracy

This week in numeracy we have continued with our topic of time. We have been practising converting 12-hour time into 24-hour time by adding 12 to the hour. We also looked at different timetables while learning how to calculate the duration of time. To work this out we have been using an empty number line. We will continue this next week.

Things to do at home –

Practise your problem solving – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

Log on to Sumdog and try to complete this week’s challenge ‘Master Maths’ before it ends next Friday.

Look at any timetables you come across (bus, train, etc.) and try to calculate how long it takes to get to where you are going.

Other curricular areas

• For our Human Body topic, we have been learning about how the circulatory system works. We discussed how the heart transports blood around the body and we carried out a mini experiment where we took our heart rate before exercise, straight after, and then every minute afterwards for 4 minutes. This helped us to see how our heart speeds up when we are active and how quickly it will return to normal.
• We also learned about the sensory system, focusing on how our nerves send messages to and from the brain. We created great pieces of art showing the different parts of the brain and our nerves.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!

Miss Mangan

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## This week’s spelling words – 17.5.21

Hello Mega Meerkats, here are this week’s spelling words.

Miss Mangan

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## What we have been learning this week – 14.5.21

Good afternoon Mega Meerkats, we have had a great week this week focusing on Health Week. We have been getting active and learning about all the ways that we can keep our body and mind healthy.

Literacy

In reading this week, we have been learning about the history of Ramadan. We highlighted the key information in a reading passage and shared our thought with the class.

We continued with our persuasive writing adverts that we planned. We learned about the standards that adverts must meet such as: telling us all the information that we need to know about a product and that we cannot lie on an advert. We discussed the different persuasive language techniques that adverts use, including: repetition, speaking to people directly (saying ‘you’) and highlighting the positive things about a product or company. We created our own poster adverts for products and companies of our choice.

Things to do at home –

See the progress record for this week’s reading pages. Practise the different reading skills that we have focused on in class such as: creating and answering your own questions, pick an important part of the book and illustrate it, write a short paragraph about why it is an important part of the book or use a dictionary to find the meaning of any unknown words.

Spelling words will be posted on Monday – practise writing them out in the air with your finger and trying to use them in sentences.

Try to persuade someone at home to agree to something you believe in (to recycle more, to use less plastic, that dancing is the best sport, that your football team is the best football team). Try using the techniques that we have discussed in class.

Maths and Numeracy

This week in numeracy we have continued with our topic of time. We have been learning how to convert 12-hour time into 24-hour time by adding 12 to the hour.

In our time topic, we have also been practising calculating time durations. For example, ‘I left the house at 9:30am and returned home at 12:05pm, how long was I out of the house for?’ To work this out we have been using an empty number line. I have attached the working for this example.

Things to do at home –

Practise your problem solving – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

Log on to Sumdog and try to complete this week’s challenge ‘Time Tastic’ before it ends next Friday.

Practise your times tables throughout the week to improve your mental multiplication. Focus on times tables you find tricky

Other curricular areas

• For health week we used our ICT time to research different healthy foods. We discussed what makes food healthy and how these healthy foods affect our bodies, particularly our organs.
• During the week we learned about different substances and how these can affect our health and our bodies.
• We began our new topic of ‘Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood’ this week where we learned the proper names of the parts of our bodies.
• During our outdoor learning time we completed the daily mile and we all seen an improvement in our fitness towards the end of the week.
• This morning P5M had a great time at the waterboard field for the sports morning. I am so impressed with P5M, I seen excellent team work, encouragement and great behaviour this morning. Well done!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Mangan

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## This weeks spelling words – 10.5.21

Good afternoon. I have attached this week’s spelling words for P5M. Our spelling rule this week is the ‘ou’ sound at the beginning or in the middle of the word.

Have a great week!

Miss Mangan