In Primary 1, we have had great fun in our first week back at school. Here are our thoughts below:
What’s gone well?
- We learned the ‘ee’ and ‘oo’ digraphs.
- We learned about recycling and made robots out of junk.
- We learned about global warming and did an experiment to change water into different states.
What do we need to do better?
- Remembering to recycle to help save our planet and the polar bears.
- Remembering our sight words and using them to help us read.
- Moving to our stations quietly and safely.
What do we want to do more of?
- Making crafts and displays for our classroom.
- Recycling at home and in school by using our blue paper bin.
- Playing football during P.E. and learning new throwing and catching skills.
- Conducting an experiment to explore the different states of water.
- Coping so well with returning to school.
- Creating our kindness cloud which is displayed in our classroom.
This week in P5/6S we have had a hopping good week!
In Literacy we have done some spelling with our newest spelling rules. We practised writing our words in different kinds of writing and then created out own sentences. We are still reading ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ for our class novel (Sophie-Leigh). I like drawing whilst we listen to Miss Steel read the story (Megan).
In Art we drew are own faces showing a different emotion. We drew these in a pop-art style inspired by Lichtenstein and finished them today.
In Numeracy we are doing fractions and percentages and have been learning a new way to find fractions of a quantity. We also did an Easter hunt with math questions which we answered in groups with a prize of chocolate eggs at the end.
In IDL we have been doing more of our learning about natural disasters with a special way of presenting it to our classmates (Jamie). I also liked all of the experiments.
We all hope you all have a good Easter and a lovely holiday too.
This week in P5/6S it has been slow but very fun!
In Literacy: I have enjoyed the missing person posters (Katherine). We also enjoyed spelling this week.
In Numeracy: I enjoyed the area method (Danny). I enjoyed working on the test challenge questions (Marcus). I felt like I got better at maths (Innes). Every time we do maths I love the new methods.
Daily mile: We really like daily mile and we have been doing it almost daily to get some fresh air and exercise.
In art we really did enjoy making the funny masks (John W.). I liked doing the art with the water colours (Sophie-Leigh).
Class novel – I really enjoyed class novel in general (Sophie-leigh) and the missing posters Katherine).
In P.E I really enjoyed playing Choice Tag (Jessica). I really liked cops and robbers game with the foam noodles (Callum). We also really liked when we did the walk and talk with our friends as part of our team building exercises.
In IDL we learned about natural disasters (Eray). Somewhere there is a volcano that spits blue, beautiful flames (Michael.) I enjoyed the research about France (John W. and Sophie-Leigh)
News: We do daily news every single day and we love it so much. We also get to find out what is happing or if anyone has anything exciting coming up
Congratulations to everyone who earned their house point certificates this week – keep up the good work!
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend too, love from P5/6S
Experimenting with mark-making
‘Missing Person’ poster.
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This week in Numeracy we have been learning how to multiply and divide (James F). We have been practising our times tables (Abbaigh) and playing maths train game on the iPads (Daniel). Some of us have been multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit (Daniel). We have also been using think boards to practise different strategies (Millie). I think I was successfully because I used my knowledge of times tables (Reggie). I think I need more practise on the 3 times table (Evin).
This week in Literacy we were learning to spell accurately (Abbaigh). We were finding our sounds in a picture book and writing them out(Catherine). I was successful because I found 6 ‘ed’ words in my book (Amber). I found it tricky because I only found 3 ‘ly’ words (Nadia).
This week in Health and Well being we were learning to link our emotions to colours (Amber). We used oil pastels to re-create ‘The Scream’ oil picture (Eli). We use line and colour from the visual elements (Ellie). I think I was successful because my picture showed fear (Kacey).
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In Literacy this week for daily writing we had to continue a story in the style of an author. We also identified the features of wanted posters and newspaper reports. We created our own wanted posters about a character from our class novel, The Nowhere Emporium. A newspaper report has a headline, contains facts and opinions, quotations, photos and captions (Aimee, Marilena, Lilli and Anika)
In Maths we learned about the RUCSAC problem solving method. RUCSAC stands for Read Understand Choose Solve Answer Check it. We had to pick a word problem then use this method to solve it. Using the RUCSAC method helped me to understand the question (Erin).
For IDL we were working in pairs or trios to build towers from A4 paper, glue and tape. They had to be strong, tall and creative (Sean). It was fun but also annoying as they kept falling down (Kaleb).
We were also researching volcanoes by using the internet and books. We made posters with the facts we found out (Abbey).
In our Modern Languages lessons we revised our learning so far in German. During our French lesson today we learned how to say Easter words and about the Easter tradition of Easter eggs brought by bells.
This week in P2D, we have improved our listening and our knowledge of number bonds within 10. We have applied these skills in our Tricky Maths Friday. Miss Davidson has also been impressed with our team working skills when playing a board game in groups – taking turns and playing sensibly without arguments.
Next week, we will be looking to improve at putting out hand up to speak and trying to work tasks out independently before asking for help. We are also going to try and be more careful in the playgrounds – slowing down and watching out for others.
Our start moments were doing our number bonds to ten puzzle in problem solving and creating our own version of Romero Britto’s happy cat!
Have a great weekend!
This week we have been learning to skim and scan for information using the Brazil reading assessment and the news articles about Leisure Bowl closing. We found out that the Leisure Bowl has been open for 35 years, and will cost over 650,000 to replace and upgrade. We wont have a swimming pool and classes.
We researched swimming, and found out that swimming is one of the best forms of exercise, its affordable, a valuable life skill, can save lives and reduces stress and anxiety!
We have been learning about Google-sites, it lets you make your own website, about anything. On Google-sites you can input pictures, information and videos.
At lunchtime on Thursday we started our first writing group where you can write, edit and improve our writing. Here is an extract from one of our writing pieces:
“I had woken up late, so that meant I wasn’t going to get to school on time. Hesitating I leaped out of bed and picked up my clothes that I had ironed the night before from my desk. After getting dressed I ran downstairs and saw soggy cornflakes on the kitchen table, that my mum or dad must have made for me thinking I would be up on time. I ditched the cornflakes and got my pre-made lunch out of the fridge put it in my bag, I grabbed my jacket and house keys shoved my shoes on and sprinted out of the house struggling to lock the door and put my jacket on at the same time.”
This was written by KS P7B
We have continued to work hard and explore the Poles by building igloos this week in P1/2S. Who know how we have found the time to keep learning new sounds, words and number strategies? Let us tell you all about our learning this week…
P1 have been learning the qu sound this week. We have now learned all the sounds in the whole alphabet and so have been practising reading lots of words since we can now read all the sounds! We are excited as we could now read any word in the whole wide world!
P2 have been practising the ow sounds again this week. You can say ow in 2 ways – you can say ou and oa. We have been reading this word and thinking which sound fits best.
Numeracy and Maths:
We have all continued to practise our addition and subtraction skills. We have also been learning to use balance scales. If the balance scale goes up, the item in it is light and if it goes down it is heavy. If both sides of the balance scale float in the middle, then the things in each side weigh the same.
We have been learning to not be a lazy log or hefty hog when working in a group. You need to listen to everyone in your group, take turns and join in. We have been learning to do this by building igloos in groups.
We have enjoyed being back at school. Things we have particularly liked this week include seeing our friends, being back together as a class and getting back into a routine. When we returned to class on Monday we started the week by identifying our classroom rules. We also discussed and wrote about our lockdown experiences, comparing them to the first lockdown, and set ourselves goals for the remainder of P6.
Over the course of the week we created self-portraits in the pop art style of Roy Lichtenstein. We enjoyed this art activity as we got to draw in a different style, it was fun to see how other people draw and we are proud of our artwork.
Our Ratatouille themed afternoon was a great way to learn. We recreated models of the Eiffel Tower using construction materials, researched other landmarks in Paris, wrote instructions how to make soup and played French games to practise our French.
Mrs Mullen set us a STEM challenge to build bridges using straws, elastic bands, wool and tape. We succeeded!
Mrs Jacobs introduced us to a game in French to revise asking “What is your name?” and replying “My name is…” which we really enjoyed and are hoping to play again!
We have really enjoyed getting to spend time outdoors when the weather has been nice. One of our outdoor activities was an orienteering challenge on Friday morning where we had to read a map to find locations in the playground.
We have had a fun and busy first week back in school after lockdown. It has been so good to see each other again.
In Numeracy we have been revising strategies for multiplication and problem solving. We have played maths games, learned about multiples and shared our learning with each other during our chilli challenge.
In Literacy we have been learning our new spelling words using Elkonin boxes and practising using our words in sentences. We have also been reading our class novel for this term, which is ‘The Nowhere Emporium’, and using comprehension strategies to work out the meaning of a text.
In Art we have been looking at creating pop-art portraits inspired by Roy Lichtenstein, as well as learning about mark making.
We have been enjoying the nice weather outside for PE and our orienteering map activity.
We have also practised our construction skills for our French afternoon where we created models of the Eiffel tower using different materials.
Have a great weekend and see you all next week.