I hope everyone had a fantastic break!
This term, we are going to look at poetry and its link within songwriting.
If any parents/carers have any suggestions of songs with strong poetic lyrics then please feel free to send in a note and we can have a look at these in class.
What a busy week it has been this week!
Health week has been a huge success and we have been lucky enough to take part in some fantastic activities and listen to some excellent speakers.
Head over to the Menstrie primary school twitter page to see some of the photos from health week.
I would just like to take this opportunity to wish all of the pupils a fantastic break spent with family and friends and I look forward to seeing you all after the holidays.
Day 1 and we developed fitness with Nike, learned about staying safe with NSPCC and met Johnny the Commonwealth Games basketball star who talked about perseverance.
Visitors to the class last Thursday were able to see the class work on reading and find out about our class novel ‘The Boy at the Back Of the Class’ . The novel has also opened up debates and research about refugees and looking at their rights
We also presented our own storybooks that we will be sharing with our buddies.
Just a reminder about the comic relief bake sale tomorrow (Friday 22nd March).
Cakes and bakes should be brought in at the start of the day.
Hopefully we can raise as much money as possible for comic relief!
P6 have been lucky enough to have a writing session with award winning childrens author Janis MacKay.
Janis presented to the whole school about her books and her journey as a children’s author.
We were then able to have a session back in class with Janis. She gave us some great ideas for writing stories of our own which we have now started.
Janis was really impressed with the standard of our writing and we enjoyed hearing different stories from the class.
What a busy couple of weeks we have had in P6!
Preparations are well underway for our class assembly which is on Friday 15th March at 2:15pm. As part of our assembly preparations, we have taken on board all of the comic relief fundraising. There is a whole school design a red nose competition and we have started selling the red noses. We will also have a bake sale next week, TBA.
Last week saw us celebrate World Book Day. There were so many excellent costumes on show. Well done to all those who took part. As part of world book day, there has been several events in school.
We have had lot’s of different authors come in to tell us about their books.
We have created a design for our classroom door with some of our favourite quotes from the last novel we read together “Wonder”.
We had a special big share event with the P7’s to discuss our world book day costumes and our favourite books.
We will continue to develop our reading skills through our rotations and our new class novel “The Boy at the Back of the Class”
Don’t forget to dress up as Book Characters on Friday 8th March to celebrate World Book Day.
Thank you so much for all the donations from the P7 parents for the Pancake shack and thank you to all the children for buying the pancakes from the rest of the school. You helped to raise £305.33 towards the leavers jumpers.
We have just started reading our new novel:
“The Boy at the Back of the Class”
by Onjali Q. Rauf
This book tells the tale of a refugee coming to London and discusses many key issues. With some great talking points throughout, it is sure to be a fantastic read.
The pupils were given the option of 4 different novels to read and this one won unanimously!