We continued to work on our VCOP in writing by describing a sunset setting.
In reading we worked on characterisation and questioning. Please can all parents make sure that they sign their children’s reading records and that reading is available in school every day- thanks in advance!
We continued to work on our cursive joins.
Maths and Numeracy:
We began to work on time this week and revised o’clock and half past times. Please practise this at home as much as possible.
We are looking at strategies to help us add and take away and have been looking at using a hundred square. Can you add these numbers using a 100 square to help?
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.
In Reading we were looking at Bloom’s Taxonomy questioning skills. We have worked on the super powers of: remembering, understanding and applying. We became the teachers and created worksheets of questions for our partners about the novel Storm. Thanks to all the parents who came to join us in this learning.
We worked on Halloween comprehension.
We looked at the correct use of question marks and wrote questions about some very strange pictures.
In Spelling we looked at the patterns ar and or.
Here is a list of examples: shark, yard, artist, alarm, orbit, forty, horse, core, inform.
We worked on our rounding skills: we priced some food and rounded it up or down to the nearest 10. We each completed a shopping list and talked about why rounding might be helpful in a shop situation. Can you think about
We continued to try to get faster at our beat that sums; see sheets below:
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.