Category Archives: P5

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a good week (Keira).

Numeracy 

We have started looking at equations this week (Emma). We learned how to answer sums that included letters instead of numbers. We answered questions to cement our learning. We chose between mild, hot and spicy options (Hassan).  We also learned that if a number has a floating 2 after it, you need to square the number, which means multiply it by itself (Hassan).

Some pupils have worked with Miss Snaddon to take away tens and units (Jodie).

We have been practicing our 7 times table this week and are growing in confidence with it (Caleb).

Literacy 

For writing this week, we wrote an imaginative story about either an earthquake or a tsunami (Erin). We included feelings and senses in our story (Alexandra). In the beginning of our stories, we focused on giving information about the characters appearance and where they live (Danny).

We wrote a  newspaper article about our class novel (Kelsi). We wrote a dramatic story detailing events from a terrible car crash that happened in the story (Ruvimbo). We took on the role of detectives and wrote about how we think the crash happened.

IDL

We have been learning how to live in a more sustainable way this week. We watched a video which taught us about current renewable energy sources in the world (Haris). Eray remembers that one current idea is to place solar panels on the moon as the moon can receive more sunlight, this energy could then be beamed down to Earth. However, scientists are still working hard to improve this idea.  We then designed our own renewable energy sources that would help the planet (Megan). We are going to build models of our ideas on Monday.

We learned all about the 3 R’s – they are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (Hassan). We learned all about the impact waste has on the environment and how to reduce this. We looked at animations of the  earth which show how it is being damaged and discussed this. We then designed our own Earths, the pictures show how the earth is being damaged by humans (Ruvimbo).

In P.E we have been working on striking and fielding (Keira).

Lots of people from the class has a great time at the school disco, thank you to everyone that organised it!

P4/5EG and Miss Gordon.

 

 

This Week in P.5AB

This has been our last full week in P.5AB and we have filled it with lots of things.

Literacy

We are coming toward the end of our pirate stories. Stephanie was the first person to finish her story and have it made up into a book. All of the other children have been working on finishing their chapter 4 and naming their story. We have had lots of really great language and illustrations.

Numeracy / Maths

We have been working on data handling this week. We used pedometers and did laps of the playground to count our steps. We collected the data each day then used it to create bar charts to display the data.

End of Year

We have been thinking about our memories of P.5 and there have been many happy memories. We have really enjoyed working as a class and have remembered happy times on trips, with visitors and memorable lessons. We are in the process of creating a Spark Video to show our memories.

There have been many achievements over the year and I am so proud of this class and the successes they have all had. Today we were too busy to contribute to the class blog so I am writing this on my own today. I am taking this opportunity to say how much I have enjoyed teaching your children this year and am sure they will have even further  success in P.6

Miss Belford

This week in P4/5EG

We have had an exciting week (Alexandra).

Numeracy

This week we have continued to work on converting between different units of measurement.  We finished our measurement quiz (Caleb). It was very competitive!

We also completed a measurement treasure hunt (Haris). We worked in teams to move around the room, find the hidden cards and solve the measurement problems on them (Jonathin). Some of the problems were tricky and had more than one part (Danny). Keira found this challenging but her team supported her. Haris found the cards quite hard, but he took his time to answer the cards to be successful. Eray found working with a team on numeracy difficult as sometimes they had different answers, they sought help from the teacher and his team worked together to come to the right answer.

We finished our math’s assessments this week (Jodie), everyone work very hard and should be very proud of themselves!

Literacy 

This week we wrote an imaginative story entitled ‘The Volcano’ (Hassan). We watched a video of a volcano eruption and lava moving to help improve the descriptions in our stories (Khloe). We included feelings in our story (Ruvimbo). We also include our senses in the stories, lots of people included what they could smell and that it felt very hot (Eray). Eray’s story was set in Edinburgh Castle, he found out that the volcano under Edinburgh castle last erupted over 340 million years ago… until his story.

Miss Gordon found it very hard to find wishes for our stories, as we all done an amazing job! (Haris).

As we have finished our novel ‘Gangsta Granny’ we wanted to summaries it (Erin). To help us with our summaries we created a ‘story hand’ (Erin). We drew around our hands and in each finger we drew information about a key event in the story (Caleb). Our ‘story hands’ then helped us to write a summary of the novel. We then swapped our summaries with another pupil and they gave us some feedback based on our success criteria (Emma).

We completed reading stations this week (Hassan). They are helping us with lots of our reading skills. One of our stations was reading with the teacher this week, we got new group reading books (Haris).

IDL

We have continued working on science this week (Keira). We done some more experiments (Kelsi). We tested 3 powders; flour, baking powder and icing sugar. We predicted how they would react with the water then we tested our theories.

We also investigated separation (Megan). We created our own sieves to separate a mixture of solids (Ruvimbo).

In P.E we continued to look at striking and fielding by playing rounders and bench ball (Eray).

Thank you for reading our blog, have a great weekend!

P4/5EG and Miss Gordon

This Week in P.5AB

Literacy

This week in our Pirate story we were writing chapter 4 (Jorja).  It was about what happened to the pirate when the pirate got to X marks the spot (Zoe). Some pirates could stay on the island and some pirates could be rescued. Mine got a firework gun and shot it in the air and other pirates joined him on the island (Michael).

Numeracy / Maths

This week we were looking at 3D shapes. 3 Dimensional shapes can stand up, can be picked up and are solid (Caiden). We also looked at the 2D shapes that make up 3D shapes and today we made 3D shapes from nets (Michael).  We made skeletons of 3D shape which was a bit tricky but we persevered (Jorja).

Class Novel

We have been reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Stephanie). We are nearly at the end of it and have listened to the main plot (Grace). It has been fun listening to the story. My favourite part was when *********PLOT SPOILER ALERT********* Harry found out that Tom Riddle was Lord Voldemort  (Aleena).

PE

We have been learning how to play rounders. If you ran to a base and someone else joined you, the first person would be put out (Lewis H). For our warm up we practised catching by throwing bean bags at each other (John).  We also did different warm ups of our own choice (Scott M).  We moved on from playing rounders by kicking a ball to hitting a smaller ball with a bat (Leon).

Assembly

When we were at assembly, the whole school was there (Michael). A couple of weeks ago we watched a video story about a girl who made her mark by drawing a dot. This week we got to design our own dots at assembly (Caiden).

Achievements

Lewis H was the first person in the whole school to run 10 marathons since the start of the year. He got a special award at assembly and we are all really proud of him!

We hope you have a great weekend,

P.5AB

Last week in P.5AB

Numeracy / Maths

We were learning about the names of shapes like circle, triangle, rhombus, kite etc. which are 2D shapes (John). Yesterday we looked at the properties of 2D shapes. We had to name the shapes and say how many edges and angles they had (Lewis H). We also learned about angle names this week. We learned that angles are right, straight, acute or obtuse (Scott M).  The smallest type of angle is acute and the biggest angle was a straight angle and this angle is 180 degrees (Jorja).

Literacy

We have been continuing our Pirate story. We created an illustration of a treasure chest (Grace). We have been watching short video clips of Castaway to inspire us in our writing (Lauren). We were writing our chapter 3 which was called ‘The Island’ and it finished with the pirate finding X marks the Spot. Next week is our last chapter (Lewis H).

YDance

Instead of doing Ydance in the dinner hall, we did it in the classroom (Sophie). Mrs Smith wasn’t here this week so we practised in the classroom (Scott S). We practised our pirate dance to get better at the timings (Aleena). As we were in the classroom we only did the body percussion part of the dance (Grace). We had to count in beats of 8 and 16 in time to the music (Jorja).

HWB

We have been learning about the risks involved when alcohol in drunk or cigarettes are smoked. We watched two stories about Liam and Sophie and the choices they made (Jorja). We did some research and started to create a Spark Video about the facts we found out (Rebecca). We had to add pictures, text and record something onto the Spark Video (Ava).

 

Achievements

Scott S and Sophie got their new belts at Judo. Scott is now a red belt and Sophie is a yellow belt. Several people also achieved their marathons this week. We have been creative on the daily mile this week and if you were passing, you may have seen us doing different moves on the daily mile circuit. Josh has been at the skate park and has learned how to go down the half pipe on his scooter. Adam is practising going down ramps on his skateboard.

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a quiet week and have been working very hard (Brandyn).

Numeracy 

We have been learning the 6 times table (Keira). We have been practicing it every day with Miss Gordon and a partner. Megan was finding this tricky on Monday, but is finding it easier now, she can now remember 6×6 easily!

We have continued our work on weight this week (Haris). We were learning all about estimation (Emma). We found two items in the classroom we estimated were the same weight (Megan). Then we used balance scales to check our estimations (Erin). We recorded our findings on a whiteboard (Sophie).

Literacy 

We wrote an imaginative story this week (Keira). Our story was about a character finding a secret passage way that took you somewhere else (Megan). Firstly, we discussed what would happen in our story with our shoulder partner (Sophie). Before we began to write what happens in our story, we had to describe the setting in detail (Hassan).

We also wrote a newspaper article this week (Haris). Our newspaper article was describing the events that happened in two exciting chapters of our class novel (Caleb). We had to include a name for our newspaper and a dramatic and eye catching headline (Keira and Emma).

We finished our class novel this week, Jaxon thought it was amazing. Kelsi thought our novel was sad and funny. We are looking forward to starting a new one.

Miss Gordon was very impressed with our setting descriptions we created during reading stations, they were very detailed.

IDL

This week we have been looking at food and sustainability. We created a food map which shows all of the places we eat and get food (Keira). However, nobody include the places their food actually comes from (Emma). We watched a video which taught us about where some foods come from and food miles (Jaxon). Jaxon remembers that food miles are how far the food has travelled to get to you.

We have also been learning how to conduct a fair experiment (Jaxon). We were investigating dissolving, by dissolving sugar. We also tested how many spoonful’s of sugar it took to make a cup of water insoluble (Hassan). Emma thought doing experiments were fun.

We have also been focusing on the 6 steps to wash our hands effectively (Emma). We are very good at it now!

P4/5 and Miss Gordon.

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a quick week (Aaron).

Numeracy 

To increase our knowledge of our timetables, we completed numeracy rotations this morning (Alexandra). Each station had a different game to help us with our timetables.  Erin remembers that 1 station was using the ipad to play ‘Hit the Button’.

We continued our work on fractions this week, and worked on equivalent fractions (Haris). We also learned about placing fractions on a number line (Keira). Ruvimbo remembers that we learned how to convert a fraction into a decimal number.

We also investigated different units of measurement (Danny). We used balance scales to weight different items in the class (Jonathin).  We used grams to weigh a variety of items in the class, we recorded our answers in a table (Megan).

Literacy

Our story this week was based on our class novel, Gangsta Granny(Kelsi). Our story was imaginative, we had to imagine that an adult in our lives had a secret life (Keira). Khloe, Keira and Megan remember that we were trying to include similes, Metaphors  and adverbs in our story. We also had to include feelings (Erin).

Today, we wrote a diary entry based on a part of our class novel (Danny). We wrote about the main characters nosy neighbor, Mr Parker.

IDL

This week we delivered our campaign speeches to the class (Brooke). We then went to the hall and voted for the candidate we thought would be best for the job (Emma). During assembly the election winners were announced (Keira).

We have been investigating the emergency services  this week, we were discussing prank calling and the consequences of it. We wanted to learn more about this so we emailed our local police as a class (Eray). The police replied and told us they would like to visit us teach us all about it, we are very excited!

When investigating our choices and  how we can keep ourselves safe, we read and discussed a variety of scenario cards and had to decide whether they were safe or not (Haris).

 

Pupils will bring blue snapshot jotters home with them, please feel free to look through them with your child and return them on Monday.

Thank you for reading our blog,

P4/5EG and Miss Gordon.

This Week in P.5AB

Literacy

We have been continuing with our pirate story this week. we started chapter 2 which is called ‘The Storm’. In this chapter our pirates had to brave a terrible storm. Unfortunately some of the ships were wrecked and the pirates ended up on a deserted island. What will happen next? We all illustrated an island with different things on that will be written about in our next chapter.

Numeracy / Maths

We have been continuing our work on times tables this week and need to keep practicing at home to get our accuracy levels up.  We also looked at shapes with different lines of symmetry and created our own symmetrical patterns. We then moved on to looking at the 8 compass points and enjoyed playing a game outside with the points.

Election Day

On election day we all said our speeches to our class and campaigned to be elected as the leader of a pupil group next year. Sophie, Lewis H, Leon, Michael, Scott S, Rebecca and Kimberley were voted in for session 2019-20. We are so proud of them and everyone who was brave enough to say their speech.

Health and Wellbeing – Alcohol Awareness

We learned about the effects of alcohol on the body this week. We learned that we have to be 18 to buy and drink alcohol and the reasons why younger people shouldn’t drink alcohol. We are learning about the risks involved when alcohol is drunk and will be continuing to learn about alcohol and cigarettes next week.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this blog and we hope you have a nice weekend!

P.5AB

 

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a busy week (Lacie), and have enjoyed the warm weather!

Numeracy

This week we have continued learning about fractions, we have been learning about equivalent fractions. We completed worksheets to help us (Jodie).  We know that equivalent means equal to (Hassan). Sophie learned how to use the shading of shapes to help her find equivalent fractions. To find an equivalent fraction you need to multiply the numerator and the denominator by the same number (Jaxon).

We have also been learning about weight (Erin). We were using a balance scale to weigh cereal (Haris).

Literacy 

We have continued our work on formal letters. We wrote letters to Kellogg’s cereal company (Brandyn). We were writing to them to ask them to improve the nutritional information they provide on their boxes (Eray).

We read the story of ‘ The boy who cried wolf’, we learned that the moral of the story is to not tell lies (Haris). After we had read the story we worked in groups to act out the story (Kelsi). We had to include the key events of the story (Ruvimbo).

We have been learning about metaphors (Hassan). Jaxon knows that a metaphor is directly comparing two things without using like or as. Some pupils found metaphors difficult so we are going to keep working on them next week.

IDL

We have continued our work on democracy (Keira). Eray knows that the European elections are next week. In class we wrote a campaign speech for the school group we want to run to be part of (Ruvimbo). Our speech had to include why we would be a good representative and why people should vote for us (Sophie). Eray remembers that we cannot bribe people to vote for us and we cannot make promises we can’t keep in our speech.

We have also been learning about Buddha (Brooke). Khloe remembers that Buddha means teacher. We learned the story of Buddha (Sophie). We then created our own Mandalas after learning that Buddhists believe that Mandalas symbolises the universe (Eray and Brooke). To create our Mandalas we drew a circle around a paper plate and cut it out (Haris). We then folded it into quarters and drew a design on 1 quarter (Aaron). To create a symmetrical Mandala we folded it over and rubbed the back with a spoon to transfer the pattern (Marcus).

Mrs Nun came to teach us music (Jaxon). We learned a new note this week (Danny).

Thank you for reading out blog, we hope you have a lovely weekend.

P4/5EG and Miss Gordon.

This Week in P.5AB

Literacy

On our pirate story, we are due to start a chapter called The Storm. We created a whole class illustration of a stormy scene. We painted it in the corridor and glued it together (Sophie). I painted the sails of the ship (Scott S). We all drew pictures of our pirates in miniature form so they could be added to the illustration (Lauren).

Numeracy / Maths

We have been looking at changing fractions into decimals (Lily). We learned about mixed number fractions and improper fractions. Today we did an activity where we made up different numbers of cubes and wrote them as mixed number and improper fractions and decimal numbers (Jorja). Today we were working in a small group with Miss Snaddon. We were working on taking away on an empty number line (Karis).

IDL – Democracy Fortnight

We were making posters as part of our campaign to run for election in the different pupil groups next year (Kaiden). We also started to write our speeches for next week (Josh). We got the badge maker out and made badges to show off our candidates for election. Hopefully people will vote for us in the election next week (Scott M).

YDance

We learned how to put our moves together this week from single moves to group moves (John).  Sophie was the captain of the ship and we copied some of her moves. Jorja and Lewis K were being the Quartermasters and we all stood in a long line waiting for the treasure to be passed to us. We had to show off a dance move when it was our turn (Leon). When we moved to find a new space we had to walk in the character of our pirates (Lewis H).

Emotion Works

We looked at the emotion of being sad or upset this week. We wrote or drew pictures about what makes us sad and why (Ava). We said that the behaviours that might be shown when you are feeling sad are crying and possibly shouting (Zoe).  Some people thought that they might say bad words instead of telling someone how they felt when they were sad (Lewis K).

 

What a busy week it has been. Have a good weekend!

P.5AB