Many of us participated in the HUB sports event and in Hockey and Dance. We came first place for dance and received a certificate for team spirit! Some of us also participated in the Intescholastics event.
We participated in the Maths challenge at Boroughmuir. We worked with children in our cluster to solve maths problems. We enjoyed seeing the lovely new building and meeting other P6s.
This week we visited the theatre to watch a play called Feast of Bones. It really made us think more deeply about the story of Henny Penny.
We are finishing off out topic on percentages and calculating percentages of amounts.
We are developing our skills in creating suspense in our imaginative writing. We have used an example text called ‘The Old Mill’ and learning the structure and have created a writer’s toolkit so we can use this to help us write our own stories filled with suspense and hidden danger!
In Health and Wellbeing, we have talked about success and what it looks like. We explore the image of an iceberg and that what goes into success is often bigger and unseen. We created a painting to represent this.
This week we wrote an imaginative piece for writing that we will use as a starting point to see where we need to improve and we also started looking at punctuating speech properly.
We started looking at Eurpoe’s climate and learned how to draw and interpret data from climate graphs.
We thoroughly enjoyed sports day and were very lucky to have such lovely weather.
We had Generation Science come in and work with us to learn about electricity. We learned about atoms and electrons and read the scales on voltmeters to see how strong the current was. We investigated different magnets and how the magnetic force can make the electricity travel.
We have been researching about break out spaces and nurture rooms in schools and what they are used for. We met with a designer and presented our ideas for doing up the upper area and came up with a theme: Bringing the oudoors indoors. She will be back in a few weeks with drawn up plans based on our ideas. Mr Taylor, Mrs Imrie and the designer were all very impressed with our ideas and enthusiasm.
We have started learning about Europe and where all the countries are by completing a map.
We completed a 2 week unit on discursive writing and wrote a piece on whether under 12s should be allowed on social media. It gave us a lot to talk about and Mr Taylor will be getting the police in to talk to us about staying safe online.
In Maths we have continued to divide decimals by 10,100 and 1000 and ordering decimals by thinking about place value. We began looking at percentages and that each percent is a hundredth. Some of us have began looking at the relationship between fractions/decimals and percentages. We will continue with this next week.
We are looking forward to starting Bikeability next week and also have sports day and Generation Science so next week will be very busy! (as always 😉
On Monday we were off for a walk! We walked through the woods and discovered the different types of trees around our school and heard some mythical stories.
In Literacy we have been debating whether or not Daleks should be allowed to live on Earth and learning the language for discussion writing and thinking about arguments for or against. In reading, we have been summarising parts of Kensuke’s Kingdom.
In Maths we have been learning how to subtract and multiply and divide decimals by 10,100 and 1000. Some of us are preparing a lesson on this to teach the rest of the class. We used our maths skills in PE by measuring using decimals our athletics.
In other areas of the curriculum, we learned about ancient greek home life and houses. We researched and made a facebook page for the gods and goddesses.
A warm welcome back after the holidays! We have been outside this week with the lovely weather.
In Maths we have continued to work on adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals up to 2dp using both mental and written strategies.
We started a new class novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom. We looked at unfamiliar words and used our skills to work out their meaning. We looked at arguments for and against sailing round the world as this is what happens to the main character and wrote a for and against argument.
We will soon be finishing our topic on Ancient Greece and this week we looked at how life was like for children and made ancient Greek toys out of clay.
As part of our Ancient Greece topic, we have been looking at Greek Myths and Legends. We would like to show Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief tomorrow to tie in with what we have been learning in class. The film is rated PG and we require your permission for your child to watch this. Please ensure that the permission slip (handed out on Tuesday) is brought back tomorrow.
We did so well in singing for our school’s 40th birthday celebrations, well done all!
This week we have moved from fractions to decimals and focussed on place value, sequencing and ordering. Some of us are working on tenths, some on hundredths.
We read the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and looked for words that show a change in scene (both in time and place). We spent a lot of time looking at connectives and how they can be used not only to join two sentences and placed in the middle, but how they can begin a sentence. We talked in detail about where commas should go and got to play around with some sentences from the story.
We also read Pandora’s Box and looked at more intersting vocabulary to desscribe the characters. This proved really interesting and caused lots of discussion on the difference between words and which were more appropriate. For example; argumentative/nagging, stubborn/sulky and stubborn/determined.
In the time of ancient Greece many wars were fought, and we learned about what weapons were used and about the lives of soldiers. We created hoplite shields in the style of design that was used.
It was very nice to meet everyone at parents evenings this week.
We have completed work on fractions this week and have reviewed changing mixed numbers to improper fractions, finding fractions of quantitites, simplifying fractions, and ordering fractions. Next week we will move on to decimals.
We also completed our class novel and discussed the ending and how the character has changed throughout the story.
Last week we researched Alexander the Great and we learned how to organised our notes into a mindmap.
We have been exploring the extent of the Greek Empire and what modern day countries were part of it. We looked at the physical landscapes in these countries and thought of reasons why the army decided to turn back. We thought of:
Mountains: The air is thin in high altitudes, snow and blizzards, freezing temperatures, frostbite and hypothermia, lack of food
Desert: lack of water/dehydrations, sunburn, sunstroke, lack of food and difficult terrain that would be tiring to climb.
We created learning passports to show how much challenge we enjoy and take on in class and what areas we do not feel confident in and developing our growth mindsets.
We are excited to tell you that Primary 5 are raising money for Sport Relief this year!
On Friday 16th March your children can dress up as their favourite sports person. Please bring in £1 (or contribute via Parent Pay). It would be great if the children could share one or two facts about their favourite sports person!
As well as dressing up we will be doing Run a Mile on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Every class will be taking part in the run, so remember your trainers. Remember to do your best – run as far as you can.
Don’t feel the need to go out and buy new clothes. Be creative with what you have! Strips are allowed but we are reminding everyone to be respectful of all favourite sports stars.