This week we have focussed on using analogue clocks to tell the time, revising oclock and moving on to half past, quarter to and quarter past. We had fun playing a game called stop the clock on the topmarks website. It would be great for the children to practice using this at home.
I have attached a copy of our levels on beat thats for you to practice at home.
We looked at punctuation this week concentrating on how we can use question and exclamation marks appropriatley, We did lots of practice and investigated using our ERIC books, seeing how many question and exclamation marks we could find. We then used them in sentences and even for jokes.
In spelling this week we had fun creating our own wacky paragraphs with our words. We are able to sound these words out, here they are,
The exciting news is that after working together in mixed class groups using the outcomes we have to cover in P4, it was decided after a vote between Vikings and Romans, that our new topic would be Vikings. We begun this week by working on a KWHL grid to find out,
K – What we know already
W – What we would like to know
We carried on developing our skills using powerpoint by creating one showing our understanding of our last topic on living things. This was a great way to display our learning.
Well done to all the awesome Primary 7 children who organised and delivered a fun and inclusive Activity Day raising vital funds for Children In Need. There were Free Activities where children could win a prize: Pin the Bandana on the Pudsey; Best Dressed Children per Stage. There was also a Free Quiz: winners will be announced next week once the Primary 7s have had a chance to mark the answer sheets.
P7M planned a Guess Pudsey’s Birthday competition at 50p per guess. We used a Random Date Generator to choose the date which was 30th November. The winner was a girl in P5HW. P7M presented her with her cuddly Pudsey backpack.
The Bake Sale organised by P7F was a massive sellout! Not a crumb was left! The Primary 7 children engaged with all the children and listened carefully to what their customers wanted and ensured they gave them the correct change.
P7R had queues out of the door for Face Painting. The Artists did a superb job of turning their customers into tremendous Pudseys, Tigers, Cats, Lizards and Dragons!
Mrs Magill, Miss Fotheringham and Miss Robinson are incredibly proud of you all!
Primary 6 have decided to support the local charity Social Bite!
Social Bite are on a mission to STOP homelessness in Scotland.
The way P6 are going to support them is by doing a Wee Sleepout, sleeping in the gym hall.
The reason we chose to do a sleepout rather than anything else is because every year Social Bite do a sleep in the park to raise money. We wanted to know what it would feel like to be sleeping out of our comfort zone with no mattress, and no technology, but it won’t be as bad as being homeless but it will still be hard.
If you would to sponsor us please visit the Just Giving link below.
We are beginning an exciting new topic all about the Vikings. We would really appreciate it if you could send in some cardboard in order to make Viking shields. If you could help us out further by pre-cutting it into approximately 30-40cm diameter circles that would be even more helpful! Two pieces per pupil would be ideal.
Also, on Thursday November 22nd the pupils will take part in a Viking workshop all day in school. A letter will be coming home soon with all of the details. We would like as many children as possible to dress up as a Viking for the day. We’ve included links to websites for some ideas of how they could dress.
We are going to begin our new topic of time in maths next week. So we worked on a KWHL grid to find out,
K – What we know already
W – What we would like to know
H – How we think we would like to learn about it
We had some great ideas and my favourite part was the childrens knowledge of time devices. One child said when they want to find out the time the just ask Alexa.
We also carried on with our beat thats, the children chose how they would like to practice, with some using flashcards on the IPADS and others using whiteboards and testing eachother. I have attached a copy of our levels for you to practice at home.
We continued to use our description skills to write a paragrah about our favourite place. We added another focus this week which was using amazing openers to interest the reader. We did lots of practice and investigated using our ERIC books, seeing how many amazing openers we could find.
In spelling this week we had fun creating our own wordsearches with our words. Here they are
We carried on looking at the skills of shading in art, last week we looked at crosshatching and this week we learned all about stippling. This is where you use lots of little dots to create areas of light and dark. We used our own self portraits to do this.
We used all the skills we have developed in basketball and had a games lesson. It was fantastic to see the children thinking about how to move the ball quickly and find space on the court.
Over the last few weeks we have been setting this term’s targets. The targets, which have been created jointly by the teacher and the pupil, focus on three areas of curriculum – Literacy, Maths and Numeracy and another subject suited to each class.
We have been discussing targets in class so the children know themselves as learners so please ask your child what their targets are (your child may call them Learning Intentions and Star Steps depending on their age) so we can all be partners in the children’s learning. These targets may have already been shared with you at Parents’ Evening and at the Drop-in today.
Evidence for these targets will then be gathered and shared in the pupils’ Learning Stories to see how they are progressing with their individual target. The staff can edit these targets if necessary. The Learning Stories will be sent home in December in order for you to see your child’s learning.
If you have any questions or queries then please ask the class teacher.
We used our developing skills in description to write a paragrah about a creepy doorway. We were able to use some fantatstic WOW words and when reading them I could really imagine what the doorway looked like. Well done
In spelling this week we carried on with adding on ed to the end of words. We had words where we had to drop the ‘e’ on the end of the root word and then add ‘ed’. Here they are
We have been creating our own true or false statements using greater or less than and becoming experts in using the symbols < >.
We also worked on creating new ways to get to an answer in addition. We have really enjoyed trying to come up with strategies that we can explain to others.
We read information about looking after a bird and used our comprehension skills to identify the important bits and then used this to create our own information sheet.
In spelling this week we looked at adding on ed to the end of words. It was great to see that the rules that we have already learned to do with root words and long and short vowel sounds still help us. We practiced using an activity called code words. Here are the words.
In French we have been learning how to greet one another, we can now say hello and and how we are feeling and also what is your name. This week we moved on to numbers so we can ask someones age. Its great fun all learning together.
We have continued with developing our understanding of bigger numbers, looking at thousands and tens of thousands. We also investigated using symbols in maths. We concentrated on meaning of greater and less than and did lots of examples using the < > symbols.
This week we began our own survey, by creating a question with five answers that we would use show our understanding of collecting and using information.
In writing we created a detailed description using the character Hagrid. We used our understanding of WOW words to think about how we could make our descriptions better.
In spelling this week we looked back over the past three weeks of rules. It was great to see how much we remembered. We had great discussions about the meaning of a root word and long and short vowel sounds and how they can change the rule.
In PE this week we carried on developing our skills in basketball. Our focus on dribbling allowed us to work in pairs. We learned how to shoot the basketball which was quite tricky.
In topic we used our learning about the characteristics of living things and explored our playground looking for evidence of things we could describe as living. We took the IPADS out to take photographs.
We have worked hard with our understanding of bigger numbers, looking at thousands and tens of thousands. We have been writing these using digits and words. We have also focused on adding on 10 and 100 to numbers.
Our first bar charts look great, we concentrated on presentation making sure we always use a ruler and that we have a title and sub headings for each axis. Well done P4.
In writing we started learning about how to use WOW words to make a boring sentence better. We all had to edit and improve two sentences about our summer.
In spelling this week we carried on using words that end in ‘ing’. We learned about words that finish with an ‘e’. When you add ‘ing’ you have to get drop the ‘e’. For example hope – hoping.
In our new topic we learned about what makes something living. What are the characteristics it needs. We found out more about a good way to remember these. It is MRS NERG, this week we found out the MRS stands for – M – Movement – R- Respiration – S – Sensitivity.