This week we have been learning:
We have continued to learn about time, reading quarter to and quarter past on digital and analogue clocks.
This is challenging for many children, please help your child by talking about the time as part of your daily routine. Please see the class home learning blog for ideas of games to play at home.
We revised the months of the year and linked them to the seasons.
We have completed two pieces of writing this week. The first piece was an imaginative story- to write a new adventure for Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. The second piece was personal writing – the children were asked to write about their favourite part of Christmas.
The children were listening and responding to Tchaikovsky’s Trepak. They used dance and percussion instruments to keep the correct rhythm.
Children were developing their skills needed for badminton.
The children created a hanging decoration using three colours.
We revised the weather phrases we knew and looked at the work of Claude Monet. We talked about which French weather phrase would suit each painting.
P3 CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT 19.12.19 2.30PM
Here are the songs we will be singing, please help your child to learn the words.
Away in a Manger
Joy to the World
We were planning on having a chocolate calendar in the classroom and giving the children a turn of opening the window. Please speak to Mrs Bailey on Monday if there are any problems with this.
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M
This term P7 are doing an enterprise project run by Virgin money called Make £5 grow. Please see some adverts from some of our teams.
Hello we are Abbie. S, Abbi.M, Rachel.S, Ashley and Hana and in P7 we are doing an enterprise project. We will me making our very own scrunchies our business is called SCRUNCHIEHUT!
We are sending this blog post out because we would love it if your child would be able to bring in some money to buy our homemade scrunchies on the 10th December.
We have scrunchies varying prices from £1.50 – £2.00 and different colours such as… Pink, Purple, Blue and our LIMITED EDITION COLOUR YELLOW!!
We would be very grateful if you and your child would be able to donate some old T-shirts or shirts in any of those colours. It would be helpful if you would be able to donate them from the 29th of November to the 6th of December. If you can please give them to P7H (we would prefer no patterns, and the T-shirt needs to be clean.) .
Thank you very much Scrunchiehut.
On the 10th of December our group, called bracelet bunch, will be selling bracelets for our enterprise project. We will have lots of different types of bracelets such as:
- Bead bracelets
- Friendship bracelets
- Embroidery thread bracelets
- Personalised name bracelets
We will also have some deals like 3 for the price of 2!
Are prices are as follows:
- Bead bracelets for £1.00
- Friendship bracelets for £1.50
- Embroidery thread bracelets for £1.50
- Personalised name bracelets for £1.50
Hope you can bring in your money😀
Please see below a summary of learning in P6M this week. Thank you to the pupils who helped me write this.
Here are some of our Reflective Fridays from this week. This week’s SumDog challenge is for reading, and children are encouraged to keep practising their spelling and times tables. Book chapters for this week can be found on our previous blog post.
A reminder to all families that the Christmas Fair on Saturday has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the new year. I hope that all children who have been off have a restful weekend and are feeling better next week.
Main Teaching Points / Spelling Rules:
- ous says us in the final syllable
- To support the breaking up of words into syllables as a spelling strategy, e.g. tre / men / dous, scan / dal / ous
Independent learning and skills development
- We discussed and planned a piece of writing about kindness
- We have been reading in class and completing a variety of reading activities/strategies to support our understanding and fluency
- Developing our vocabulary and talking and listening skills as we interact, discover and play.
- We have been focusing on the ‘au’ and ‘aw’ sounds
- Practising spelling block 1/2/3/4 tricky words using speedy spelling activities
- We have been learning to construct sentences using our sentence hunt activity
- We have been working on our handwriting and learning to use correct formation, both cursive and non cursive
Numeracy and mathematics
- We practised adding, remembering to use a ‘counting on’ strategy.
- We practised reciting the months of the year in order, and telling which month comes before/ after
- Discussing the story of the Good Samaritan
- Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control
- Building resilience in school and talking about what we are grateful for
Things to to do at home
practise counting in 2s
start at zero, roll a dice and write the sum you have made – 0+3=3. The next sum starts from where you end, continue as far as you can ( 3+5=8, 8+6=14, 14+2= 16) Can you reach 100?
climb a tree
have a bug hunt in the garden
practise saying the months of the year in order
write the months of pieces of paper, mix them up, then see how quickly you can order them correctly
Thank you to those who have already brought in some items for our hamper.
For the Christmas Fair this year each stage has been asked to collect items to make up a themed hamper. P7 have been given the theme of “The Great Buckstone Bake-Off”. Pupils have been asked if they can bring in things based around this theme to help fill our hamper.
Some suggestions from the pupils are things such as
- Cakes (please let your teacher know if you are planing on baking so we don’t have too many, these should be brought in on Friday)
- Cake mixes (either a store-bought mix or a home-made version)
- A family recipe printed out and decorated
- A recipe book
- Cake tin, baking tray or pie tin
- Wooden spoons or mixing implements
- Biscuit cutters
- Ingredients such as flour or sugar
- Mixing bowl
- Piping bag/nozzles
- Anything else you can think of that is baking-related!
Here are a list of all the P7 spelling words up to this week. Please use these to help revise over spelling patterns and words that you find challenging.
This is what we have been learning this week.
We have been learning about time this week. We spoke about what time is and talked about the seasons, months and days of the week and linked them to hours in a day. We discussed why it is important to tell the time and thought about real life examples of this. We recapped on what they could remember learning in P2 and went over how to read o’clock and half past. We discussed am, pm, earlier, later and spoke about 24 hour notation. We have gone on to learn about quarter to and quarter past on digital and analogue clocks and will be continuing with this next week.
We have continued to enjoy the children’s book talks and the variety of books they have chosen to speak about.
The children completed a piece of imaginative writing this week. The subject was Greyfriar’s Bobby and what might have happened if he had sneaked out of his house and started exploring Edinburgh. As well as focusing on punctuation and spelling we were trying to think of a beginning, middle, end and use describing words to make our story more interesting.
As part of our topic on homes and our local environment the children began to build their own houses using junk. We spoke about different types of houses and what they are called and the children identified the kind of house that they lived in. They drew a plan of their house first and chose the best materials for their design and explained why they had chosen them. They had to share the resources with their classmates and use problem solving skills to find ways of joining materials together and making their structure stable. The children were very engaged with this activity and tried very hard even though it was challenging at times. There will be an opportunity to finish their houses next week.
We were extremely fortunate to have a visit from Mrs Carter an archaeologist who spoke to the children about Buckstone 100, 500 and 2,000 years ago. This is what the children thought about her visit.
‘I learned a lot about the picts’
‘I loved looking at the stones’
‘I like the activities’
‘I found it really interesting’
We have been practising songs to perform at our carol concert on December 19th. We are raising money to help the Guide Dog charity .
Next week we will be accepting donations for our Christmas Fair hamper, our theme is Scotland.
Thanks so much for all the donations of tissues, we are nearly running out. Further donations of tissues gratefully received.
Have a lovely weekend.
P3M, Mrs Munro and Mrs Bailey