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.
Later this term in P5 we are going to be learning about formal written methods for multiplication and division. In this post you will find some ideas and games to play to help learn times tables in an interesting and fun way!
Below are some interactive games to help learn times tables;
We have been so busy getting ready for our awsome assembly next Friday we have done a whole-class blog post this week;
We have spent lots of time preparing for our assembly. Our assembly is going to be on The Rainforest and Broomlee! We have been busy learning our parts, can you please help us practise at home making sure that our voice is loud, clear, confident and not too fast. Some of us have got outfits to prepare, can these please be taken in on Monday so we have them for our rehearsals.
** It is a dress down day on Friday, please come in your SCHOOL UNIFORM (or outfit for the assembly) and take your dress down in your bag.**
Can you please help us learn this song for our assembly
We have been learning about metaphors and using them to create a character description. We drew our own character and had to describe them using similes and metaphors and next week we are going to try and match up each other’s’ characters with their descriptions. Here are some examples;
We started to learn about money. Can you please show us how you might buy things online, your debit and credit cards, let us pay for some things in shops, how to get cash out of an ATM and explain what bills you pay by direct debits because we have been learning all about these things in class.
We made firework posters with onomatopoeias, an onomatopoeia is when a word sounds like the noise it’s describing.
We have started using chimney sums in maths, ask us how to do a chimney sum and we will explain how to do one.
We made our own poppies to help us remember those who fought in all the wars.
We have been learning about food webs. Here is a great video explaining them. We watched part of the video in class.
We are going to be very busy over the next two week starting our class assembly. Can you please keep an eye out for any lines that come home and help read over them in loud, clear voices (we have a whole hall to fill!).
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.
Here are some pictures showing what we have been up to. The activities include pole climb, nightlife, problem solving, tree climb, catwalk and archery. Everyone has been a star and we have all had a great time.We are looking forward to a good night of sleep.
We have had a great week building our Rainforest in the classroom and learning about the different layers. We have had lots of compliments about how amazing it looks! We are going to be doing more artwork during this topic. If you would like to send an old t-shirt/shirt in with your child to wear during painting then it can be kept in their Gym bag.
Each child has been sent home with a Christmas card template. If you would like to, please complete this with your child and return by the 10th October (we will be in camp on the 11th when the final date is).