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Our Learning in P6N w/c 8th October

LITERACY

This week in Literacy we have been learning about punctuation, character descriptions, presenting and summaries.

Punctuation

We have been revising where to put basic punctuation in our sentences and where to put commas like in lists.  Also we have been thinking of what words would have a capital at the beginning.

Character Description

This week we have also been learning about character description and about taking quotes out of a book to show evidence. We have also been thinking of a character in our books and describing them.

Summary

The other piece of Literacy we have been doing this week is a simple summary. A summary is a small paragraph that describes a story or something that has happened .We have been doing a summary on our class novel Friend or Foe by Michael Mopurgo.

Presenting

We also have been presenting our charity work. This week we have been researching facts about charities and we all presented our work to the school.

By Dhilan

MATHS

IN MATHS WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING HOW TO DIVIDE BY 10/100/1000 AND MULTIPLY BY 10/100/1000.

E.G. 46 X 1OOO

THERE ARE THREE ZEROS IN 1000 SO EVERY NUMBER MOVES TO THE LEFT THREE TIMES. YOU MUST USE THREE ZEROS TO HOLD THE PLACE IN THE HUNDREDS, TENS AND UNITS COLUMNS. THE ANSWER IS 46 000.

NOW YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DIVIDE BY 10, 100, 1000.

E.G. 320O DIVIDED BY 100, SO THERE ARE TWO ZEROS IN 100 SO EVERY NUMBER MOVES TO THE RIGHT TWO ZEROS AND END UP WITH 32 AS YOUR ANWSER .

IN MATHS WE HAVE ALSO BEEN PRACTISING OUR BEAT THAT’S. WE ARE TRYING TO GET MORE QUESTIONS DONE IN A CERTAIN TIME.

BY DAN

Other Areas of the Curriculum

PE: In PE we are working on strength, agility and speed.

Topic: In topic we are working on space we are making posters about a planet that we have been given to do and we want to become experts about that certain planet.

Music: in music we have been learning how to make sound effects and paring a certain type of music with a video with no sound.

By Hayden and James

Our Learning in P6N w/c 1.10.18

Literacy

In literacy we learnt how to do the Character Captain Role on Friend or Foe in our literacy circles. We told the reader about the character (David). Then we told the reader a word we thought David was e.g. determined, loyal or brave. Finally, we found quotes from the book as proof that the character is what you described he/she as. 

In spelling, the rule this week was ‘sion’ says ‘shun’ e.g. conclusion or depression.

Thanks to Abbie and Holly for writing this part of the blog.

 

What we have been learning in Maths!                                                                      

In math’s we have learnt  how to do smile multiplication.  Smile multiplication is when use the ten times table or one with another 0 in the units. This is how you do it

20 x 70 you do         2 x 7 =14   then add the zeros which would make 1400

Please see the videos for an explanation.

We also made an all about divisibility poster and that explained what divisibility is and the rules for 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.

In Beat That’s we were  learning how to get quicker and we all tried to get a personal best.

We also learned how to multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 100.

Thanks to James for writing this maths summary.

Other Areas:

Music 

This week in music we were learning about sound maps. In groups we had to come up with a story about space and what things we could use to make that sound. We got to share it with the class and we gave feedback to each other.     

Topic  

This week for our topic we were making posters on a specific planet. We were in groups and had to reasearch as much as possible about our planet. As a class we came up with star steps for our posters and even got shown some examples.   

P.E.

This week in P.E. we were learning about rugby. First we had to try to get each others tags off so it was like tackling. Then we got to play a wee match of rugby in teams and the way we tackled each other was if we pulled their tag off.     

Charities  

This year every year group had to choose a charity to support. Mrs Imrie would like the fundraising ideas to be original. P6 are doing Social Bite and the way we are planning to support them is to do a wee sleep out. Just like what people do in the park.

Primary 6 are going to present our research on different charities at assembly to help other year groups decide on who they would like to support.

Thanks to Anna for writing this part of the blog.

 

 

Our Learning in P6N w/c 24th September

LITERACY 

 

In literacy we learned how to write a summary. As a class we all wrote a summary about the whole class novel Friend or Foe.  We used the five question in five words technique.  We could only write five words for each of the questions – who? What?why? When? Where? 

We then used this technique to help us write a summary for our reading home work.  This is practice for the literature circle role – ‘Super Summariser’.   

 

We also looked at phrases from Friend or Foe which created excitement and danger in a drowning scene. 

 

Our spelling rule this week was ‘tion’ says ‘shun’, e.g. attention.

Thanks to Struan for this contribution to the blog post.

 

MATHS 

This week in maths we have been learning the rules of divisibility for the 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 8x, 9x and 10x tables. 

2x- it is even 

3x- if the digital route is in the 3x table 

4x- if you can half it and it is still even 

5x- if it ends with a 0 or a 5 

6x- if its divisible by 3 and if it is even 

8x- if you can half it and it is even and if you can half it again and it is still even 

9x- if the digital route is in the 9x table 

10x- if it has a 0 in the units  

We also learned the traditional method of division please see the videos!    

Thanks to Thea for this contribution to the blog post.  

Other activities we did throughout week 

 

In music this week we are learning to make a sound graphs including our topic which is…SPACE! We had to make up a story which we will make into music. 

 

On Wednesday it was the European day of languages so we did languages on our topic space. We found out what planets are in different languages here are some examples in German! Mercury:Merkur  

Venus:Venus  

Earth:Erde   

Mars:Mars  

Jupiter:Jupiter  

Saturn:Saturn  

Uranus:Uranus  

Neptune:Neptun. 

We Also Researched Charity to be our year group charity. OUR OFFICAL YEAR GROUP CHARITY IS……….SOCIAL BITE! Our awesome plan is to have a wee sleep out in November!   

(N.B. No arrangements have been made.  We have submitted our proposal to Mrs Imrie for her approval.)

Thanks to Ella for this contribution to the blog post.

P6N – Our Learning this Week

Numeracy

–  We have continued to work on extending our knowledge of negative numbers; linking this to real life examples using temperatures.

This week we linked our learning to our topic – The Solar System.  We had to solve word problems linked to the temperatures of the planets and order these from hottest to coldest.

We also worked on real-life tasks linked to negative balances in bank accounts.  Using real-life scenarios really tested our understanding of negative numbers!

-We focussed on developing traditional written strategies for completing multiplication sums.  We focussed on multiplying 1, 2 or 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number.  We will be learning  more complex strategies later in the term. Here are some video explanations of this strategy.

Literacy

Reading – The week we got our first reading books! We got put into our groups and then we had to split our reading book into five sections for homework.  This year we will be learning about the literacy circle activities and how to do them.

Class Novel – THis week we read more of our class novel, Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo.  Our whole class love this book and cannot wait to read on.  This week we had to underline speech and tell everyone who said it.  We also had to answer questions using more than one word answer.

Spelling – This week in spelling we did the soft c sound.  Eg. c is soft (saying s) when followed by e, i or y.  This week we got to choose from the super list or the fantastic list of words.  We had to find five or more words for the spectacular list and then put our chosen list of words in alphabetical order.

Thanks to Anna for writing this Literacy section!

Other areas of the Curriculum

At school we have been learning about how to marbling with paint and water in art.  This makes the paper look like the surface of a planet.  

We have been learning about space and we have been given a planet in the other system and we have to get as much information as we could.  So Mrs Ritchie give us a  a talk about Earth and the Moon.  We learned lots of interesting facts, such as,  Earth  is about 70 percent of water!  

In sewing this week we made a Pocket with two pieces of fabric and folded it inside out.  

Thanks to Hana for writing this section!

 

 

 

 

 

P6N – Our Learning this Week

Numeracy

–  We have been extending our knowledge of negative numbers; linking this to real life examples using temperatures.

We are Learning to (WALT):

  • give examples of when and where negative numbers are used
  • create number lines which includes negative numbers
  • discuss how far away positive and negative numbers are from zero and recognise the patterns within this
  • compare and order positive and negative numbers
  • carry out simple calculations involving negative numbers by counting on and back

-We have also been working on developing a range of written strategies for completing addition and subtraction calculations.  This week we focussed on traditional column addition and subtraction.  Watch our video demonstrations on how to subtracting using the column method.   

Literacy

This week we have continued our class novel study of Michael Morpurgo’s  ‘Friend or Foe’.  We have been focussing on making inferences about what a character is thinking and feeling.

We explored the role of the adults in the book and have made comparisons, exploring how different adults view and treat the boys in the book.

We have also been learning about using quotes from the text as evidence to back up points we are making.

We particularly enjoyed a ‘hot seating’ task taking on the role of evacuee, David!

 

In spelling we started the Primary 6 program – soft g in the final position. In English, no word ends with j.  At the end of words with more than one syllable, the idj sound is spelt age. Eg. advantage.  You can find the word list on the website Spelling City – https://www.spellingcity.com/users/gill115

In writing, we watched a short clip called ‘End of the Road’ and have been brainstorming possible endings.  We are really focussing on uplevelling our writing.  In particular, using a thesaurus to add ambitious and interesting vocabulary to our descriptions.

 

Other areas of the Curriculum

We are working in groups to become ‘experts’ on the planets in our Solar System.  It is each group’s job to share their learning with the rest of the class.  We are using ICT to gather information about our planets before we present our findings to the class.

We have also been tasked, along with the other P6 class, of choosing a charity to raise money for this year.  We have been researching local charities to help us with our decision.

During skills time we have been developing our sewing skills.  We have been practising a simple running stitch but hope to develop our skills enough in order to make a gift for our Primary 1 buddies.  Watch this space!

 

 

 

 

 

P6N – What we have been learning so far (03.09.18)

Literacy 

We have been busy already! In Reading, we have started to read a class novel – “Friend or Foe” by Michael Morpurgo. This is a book about WWII, specifically evacuating. In order to explore the story we made up questions to ask the main character – this allows us to understand the characters more. For example, what is your favourite place and why? and What role does your dad have in the army? We are looking forward to reading more of this!

In Writing, we have been trying to uplevel paragraphs to make it more exciting. This included sophisticated vocabulary, such as swiftly and briskly.

We also have been continuing stories. We enjoyed this. At the very beginning of term we had to reply to a letter from Mrs Nicholson describing ourselves!

In Spelling, we have been revising words from P5.

Maths and Numeracy 

We have started this year by exploring place value. This includes partitioning numbers. We are working in the hundreds of thousands, e.g. 124 897 = 100 000, 20 000, 4000, 800, 90 and 7.

In addition, we have been using Empty Number Lines to partition numbers and count in 100s/1000s.

We have also been finding our level of challenge for Beat Thats!

Health and Wellbeing

We have started our whole school Building Resilience topic – Take a Moment! This emphasises the importance of relaxing and taking care of yourself mentally.

Other areas of the curriculum 

Our topic this term is space! We have started to think about what we know and want to know…watch this space for more details!

To get to know each other we have completed All About Me posters! They explain our hobbies and likes.

We have been learning all about our class country – Nicaragua!

To assist with our class charters we have discussed being “Ready, Respectful and Safe”. We will use this to help us remember how we should be in and around the school.