### Welcome to Primary 5 Blog

Literacy

Last term we learned lots of reading skills whilst we read our class novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom. This term we are using all of the skills we learned to help us read and understand the books we are reading in our groups. We are getting better at reading with expression, especially when someone in the story is speaking. We also use the punctuation in the story to help us read in an interesting and dramatic way.

We have been writing stories, learning about developing characters and settings. We really enjoy writing stories and we have lots of exciting and fun ideas. Later this term we will be learning about writing balanced arguments.

Maths

This term we have been learning about time, using timetables and calculating duration.

We have also been continuing to develop our mental maths skills through Big maths, Beat that! test. We are practicing partitioning numbers, reading numbers, halving, doubling, times tables, number bonds and mental addition and subtraction.

IDL

This term our class topic is Extreme weather and Natural Disasters. We have been learning about what is inside the earth and made our own earths out of play dough. We cut through them to see all of the layers inside. We have also been learning about how volcanoes are made and we made our own volcano out of paper mache. We had great fun using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to make our own eruptions!

We have been doing lots of art in P5. We have been doing lot of art in P5. We have been learning lots of new techniques and using lots of different media to create wonderful work. We have been using oil pastels, water colour paint, poster paint, charcoal and natural materials.

HWB

Primary 5 have been learning how to play basketball in PE and we have started to practice our dance for  Christmas   show.

We had a visit from the city wardens and their mascot Scoop. They taught us about looking after dogs and some of the responsibilities of having a dog as a pet. We got our photos taken with Scoop..

Now that it is getting darker outside at night time we have been learning about staying safe and dressing brightly when we are out in dark. We made our own posters with the slogan ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’.

Home Work and things to remember

Spelling Homework – Complete one task per night on Monday to Thursday, then hand in your homework on Friday morning ready for a spelling test.

Week1

Monday – Apples & Oranges

Tuesday – Bananas & Pears

Wednesday – Apples & Oranges

Week 2

Monday –  Bananas & Pears

Tuesday –   Apples & Oranges

Wednesday – Bananas & Pears

PE – We have PE twice a week on Monday and Tuesday.

### Term 3

Literacy

We will be taking part in a junior journalist competition run by the Press and Journal, as well as continuing with our novels and reading comprehension work.

Numeracy

So far we have been focusing on compass points and time, but we will soon be moving on to data handling and more complex numeracy calculations.

Topic

With Mrs Rough we have been working on various science topics including an exciting project where we are working and creating books about soil which will be sent to help teachers and pupils in Rwanda. With Miss Morrison we have been learning about the C.

Weekly reminders

Spelling homework will be given out on a Monday and should be returned by Thursday. You will also have reading homework once or twice a week. PE kit should be brought to school on a Monday and taken home to be washed on a Friday.

### Primary5 Blog

The children in P5 are looking forward to another busy term….

On a Monday and Thursday the children will be having PE.

They will get the chance to learn different Scottish Dances including Dashing White Sergeant and Military Two Step.

They will also be having PE Master classes inc. Rugby and Golf, run by visiting PE specialists, so it’s really important for your child to have GYM SHOES and FULL KIT please.

This term our topic is ‘Food Around the World’.  We’ll be looking at ‘Food Journeys’ and learning about different foods that are eaten in other parts of the world.

Next time you’re at the SUPERMARKET why not spend time looking at all the EXOTIC and UNUSUAL fruit/vegetables that are on display!!

Throughout our topic the children will have the opportunity to build on their Geographical knowledge and skills as they become more familiar with maps/world regions.

A Few Reminders:

• Blue Folders, containing purple jotter, diary (please REMEMBER to sign and ‘Traffic Light’ diaries), reading book to be brought to school every day
• Reading* & Spelling homework ~ Mon-Thur.
• Math/Science homework ~ every 2 weeks

*  Reading pages/chapters are not given out daily but we

encourage Parents to read with their child as often as

possible.

Thank you for your continued support ~ Miss Gold

Term – 1

In term 1 the children enjoyed learning about ‘ Transport’

Their reasearch included lookingat different types of transport from long ago and how these have developed over the years.

This term our topic is ‘Scotland and the UK’ which will give the children opportunities to look at the Geographical and Social differences within Scotland and the UK.

Important Information

• Blue Folders, containing purple jotter, diary and reading book, to be brought to school every day
• Reading and Spelling homework ~ everyday*
• Maths Homework ~ every 2 weeks
• Gym days  – Tuesday and Thursday
• Library books to be returned every Friday

* Reading pages / chapters are not given out daily but we encourage Parents to read with their child as often as possible.

Miss Gold