Throughout term 4, P6 have earned good choice marbles which filled a whole cup. As their reward, we had a trip to Hazlehead park for our lunch and play. I think the pictures speak for themselves and all children had a great time interacting with each other and enjoying free play!

Yesterday the P6 children were part of the Redball Cricket Festival. They had a great time applying their skills learned during practices over the last few weeks into action!

P6P learning level 2 first aid! Great fun learning to bandage each other correctly and how to deal with shock, stings and burns.

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Learning about air resistence. P6P timed themselves running with and without a bag to see what difference it would make. We got a really windy day which was perfect for our experiment! Watch this space for our next ‘eggs’periment!

P6P are learning to play cricket! Today was playing human hungry hippos which was great fun then learning to throw a ball correctly by knocking a fitness ball to the opponents side. We hope to see an improvement on the throwing skills as the weeks go on.

P.E. outside in the sun! We can’t wait for more sunny days.

Primary 6P joined Primary 1 today for some buddy reading. Lovely to hear P6 saying they felt valued and listened to. We hope to build up confidence for both P1 and P6 and develop their reading skills.

Term 4 Newsletter

Dear Parents P6P Newsletter – April 2018
Welcome back after the Easter holidays. I hope you all had a lovely break and are refreshed and ready for our last term!
I am pleased to say that I will now be in class with the children 5 days a week. We will continue to be supported by our PSA, Mrs Rhodie.
Our topic this term will be Living and Growing. The children will be learning about changes to our bodies during puberty and how babies are made and born. We will be looking at what changes will happen, different types of relationships and lifecycles. We will have an exciting challenge week where the children will be looking at preparations needed for a baby! The children will also be looking at the effects of alcohol and we will have a Police Officer come into visit us to talk us through some important facts.
We will continue to read our class novel ‘Dark Isle’ by D, A Nelson. The children have been enjoying the mystical goings on and are keen to finish the book to see what will happen! For reading and spelling, the children will continue to follow the Active Literacy Programme alongside the Reflective Reading strategies which will improve their skills in understanding of a text. Furthermore, they will continue to follow the Big Write Programme which allows children to focus on up levelling writing by using vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation.
The class will move onto learning coordinates and use mathematical language to give the position of a point. They will also be learning about patterns and how obtain the rule for finding any number in each number pattern. Finally, they will progress to algebra where they will be able to solve basic equations using a number machine. The children will continue to follow the “Big Maths” programme which improves their mental calculations. All children, each week, take part in CLIC challenges and Total Recall Challenges to improve their personal scores.
This term, Primary 6 are getting a fantastic opportunity to learn Cricket. This will be over 6 weeks. The children will be outside and will require a change of gym clothing suitable for outdoor weather on Mondays.
Some information you may find useful:
o Physical Education: will now be on a Monday and Friday. The children are required to have a change of kit with them for each session. Please ensure you child has suitable footwear, change of shorts/tracksuit bottoms if we are outdoors and remember to remove jewellery or have something to cover it up. There are boxes provided in class for children to leave their kits in.
o Reading: Reading homework will be given out and heard on a Thursday, along with a reading task for the Orange and Blue group. This will be completed in a jotter. The Green and Red group will have reading on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.. Please ensure you sign your child’s reading record and encourage them to read at home as much as possible.
o Homework: Maths and spelling homework will be given out every Monday and should be handed in on Thursday. Please could you ensure you sign each page of your child’s work. If there are any questions regarding their homework, please feel free to leave a comment in their jotter.
As always, please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions.
Thank you
Miss Petrie

Primary 6P were using atlases and the internet to research countries in the European Union ahead of the SEET Euroquiz. The children had to identify areas on a map and create a suitable key. It was tricky to begin with but they managed to complete the task in their pairs.

P6P went outdoor learning. They made word pyramids with chalk, worked out the ages of trees around the school grounds and then made up stories and played games while keeping warm inside a bothy bag.




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