# 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.