Term 1, Week 8.

Hello all.
Pupils of the Week:
Firstly, well done to our pupils of the week for last week and this. Daniella is the pupil of the week for last week for showing great resilience and confidence in starting a new school. Lee is pupil of the week this week for being motivated in his learning and doing great research into his biography subject, Cristiano Ronaldo. Well done to you both.
This week homework has begun again and the homework for the week is topic related. As we are studying climates and the plants, animals and people that live in them there is a video, some reading and a quiz here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/zdcpscw Thank you to Ben for handing in your quiz results, 5 out of 5, well done!!!
Next week there will be spelling words, topic and some numeracy. This will all be online through google classroom but I will issue paper work where needed.
This week in class we have continued with our “wider” topic, looking at human needs and how they are met. Specifically we have explored how needs are met in our community and around the world. We have done a lot of map work this week, both exploring Aberdeen, discussing transport and looking at countries and climates around the world. We have begun to look at Fairtrade and next week we will further explore this.
In literacy we have continued to research and produce our biographies of our chosen famous person. This is also an opportunity to continue to self and peer assess our writing and improve these skills. We have also begun to practice the reading comprehension skills we will use when reading work begins after the holidays by examining short texts. This week and next we will look at some posters which are connected to our wider topic. Spelling work will begin next week following a spelling assessment this week.
In numeracy we are continuing with our measure, estimation and rounding work. I am very proud of the class for the application they have shown at this and I’m confident of seeing great improvements when we assess our learning next week.
Our CLIC maths targets for next week are:
Counting: Counting in fifths 1/5 .
Learn its: The 12 times table.
It’s nothing new: Jigsaw numbers up to 1000.
Calculation: Subtraction of numbers up to 1000.

Parent’s and Carer’s Wellbeing and Resilience Webinar
Our school community are currently doing work with Dr. John Paul Fitzpatrick on supporting wellbeing and resilience. As you can imagine, this is very relevant to the times we are living in. A session for parents and carers will be held online on Wednesday the 7th. The one with school staff was interesting and thought provoking and I am sure it will be worthwhile for those who join. A flyer is attached below.

Thank you very much,