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This week in P5/6S

This week in P5/6S we have had an amazing but very fast week. We really enjoyed our last full week.

In Literacy we were doing rotations. Some of the rotations were : Christmas comprehension questions, creating a Christmas word search and we also wrote a letter to Santa.

In Numeracy we continued learning about kg, grams cm and metres. We also played about with bee bots with Miss Belford. “I really liked when we were playing with bee bots” (Murray).

In Art we were making Christmas trees using cotton buds. We made paper chains for assembly. We made them so that each class would connect together in some way.

We also made some toilet paper owl decorations today. ”I really enjoyed making them today“ (Michael and Kacy-leigh).

In P.E we played a few games of dodge ball and gangster rounders. “We played prisoner dodge ball which was super fun , super-five dodge ball and just normal dodge ball which was really fun!” (Callum). “I really enjoyed it!” (Caleb).

Because this is the last blog of the year, all of us in P5/6S want to wish you all very happy and jolly Christmas!

From P5/6S and Miss Steel (and Miss Jones also.)

Merry Christmas! Hohoho.

This week in Primary 5A – 18.12.20

This week in Primary 5A

Welcome to our weekly class blog. We will be sharing what we have been learning about this week, what we enjoyed and what we are looking forward to.

Let us tell you about our week.


Emily – We learned a new spelling rule.

Lacey – We started a new class novel.

Alexis – We made predictions about our new class novel.

Anabia – We summarised our group novels so far.

Amy – We made predictions about our new group books.

Carly – We completed a Christmas wordsearch.

Ben – We created a Christmas wordle containing words that remind us of Christmas.


Callan – we have been trying to read analogue and digital clocks.

MahNoor – My group worked on half past and o’clock times.

Amy – My group is moving on to reading quarter past and quarter to times.

Anabia – We were analysing time tables to figure out times and duration.

Ben – My group read the time to 5 minute intervals.

Alexis – My group read the time to 1 minute intervals.

Carly – We solved a problem to find out what the elves made at Christmas.

Ava – We made a Christmas board game.

Health and Wellbeing:

Anabia – We finished an emotion works revision task.

River – We played kick ball rounders in PE.

Lucas – We worked on our throwing and catching skills.

Carly – We continued to complete our secret student in Pe.

Other Curricular areas:

Callan – We completed word puzzles.

Mah Noor – We made consortina decorations.

Lacey – We connected the classrooms with paper chains

Halle – We had assembly

Tyler – In German we learned how to say our Birthdays.

Amy – In German we wrote our Birthday on a whiteboard.

We wrote our class blog.

This week in P5/6S

This week in P5/6S we have had a busy and very fast week.

In Literacy we were doing a spelling check-in. “I thought it was very fun” (Jessica). We also spent time practising our Christmas songs which we performed and videoed today with Mr Mathis. We are looking forward to sharing these with you soon.

We were writing out our cookie recipes to practise our handwriting skills. “I thought this was really fun” (Sophie-Leigh).

In Numeracy we were learning about weighing and measuring using kg and grams. We were also remembering how to use weight and measure in everyday life such as shopping and baking.

On Tuesday we had our Christmas party. “It was really fun and the ice-lollies were yummy!” (Mac and Rebekah). “I enjoyed doing the Just Dance routines” (Tyler).

For Assembly we had a special story time with Scottish songs. “I thought it was really good” (Megan). We were given crisps and sweeties from the Parent Council for this – a very big thank you from P5/6S. We all enjoyed eating them.

We hope you all have a very merry and festive weekend from P5/6S.

11.12.20 – This Week in Primary 5A

This week in Primary 5A

Welcome to our weekly class blog. We will be sharing what we have been learning about this week, what we enjoyed and what we are looking forward to.

Let us tell you about our week.


Karina – We were link makers and linked our books to real-life.

We continued to do personal reading.

Halle – We are completing a summariser task

Colton – We read the last chapter of Percy Jackson.

We talked about how other countries spend their Christmas.

Carly – We completed a question master task.

We continued to learn new spelling words

Callan – We practised our spelling on Ipads.

We took notes when reading about other countries.

Ben – We wrote instructions on how to make rice crispy cakes.


Ava – In the red group we have revised half past and o’clock times.

Some of the red group are going to move on to quarter past and quarter to.

We played timeo which is time bingo.

Anabia – the blue group have been looking at time in five minute intervals.

We were learning about am and pm.

For our Ipad rotation we have been looking at different time games.

Lily – the orange group have been reading times to 1 minute intervals

They have been converting 12 and 24hr times.

Lucas – we did a task where we drew the hands on the clocks.

Health and Wellbeing:

Amy – In Pe we have been doing collaborative games.

Emily – We had our class Christmas party and played lots of games.

Lacey – In German we worked in pairs to complete research.

Ben – we played Christmas bingo with Miss Belford.

Other Curricular areas:

Amy – We created Christmas door hangers as a gift.

Lucas – We practised our singing and filmed it for a show.

Ben – We learned months of the year in German

Anabia – We had assembly

Carly – We made rice crispy cakes.

We wrote our class blog.

This week in P5/6S

“This week in P5/6S we have had a rushed and busy week.” (Tyler)

In Numeracy we were continuing our maths assessment. We also practised our estimating and measuring skills by measuring objects in the classroom. We used metre sticks, rulers and tape measures.

We practised estimating the size of an object by eye and visual measuring with paper. We then demonstrated this by using our gift-wrapping skills. We put our shape knowledge to good use by making decorative Christmas cubes using a shape net.

We used our maths and digital skills to programme bee-bots to make the shapes of numbers and letters.

In RME we made house models of Anne Frank’s secret annexe out of boxes. Amy enjoyed making the mini furniture for these.

In IDL we made ginger Christmas cookies and used our weighing and measuring skills. “We liked making them – it was really fun (and messy)! (Whole class opinion).

In Literacy we wrote the storyline of ‘The Journey’ from a John Lewis advert. We also practised our comprehension skills, learning about Christmas traditions.

Today was our Superstar Assembly so we want to congratulate everyone who received a Superstar certificate today.

It has been a really eventful week with lots happening. We hope you all have a restful weekend.


Using 2D nets of shapes to create Christmas cubes.

Baking equipment.


04.12.20 – This week in Primary 5A

This week in Primary 5A

Welcome to our weekly class blog. We will be sharing what we have been learning about this week, what we enjoyed and what we are looking forward to.

Let us tell you about our week.


Amy – We answered each other’s questions on our books.

We have continued to read the class novel.

Harvey – We completed a mid-term spelling test.

Emily – We wrote instructions on how to make hot chocolate.

Alexis – We worked together in reading groups.

Carly – We carried out book blessings in class.

Callan – We check-in each morning.

Ava – we completed a word finder task using dictionaries.

We compared India to Scotland.

We continued whisper reading.

Amy – We had DEAR time.

Lucas – We completed question master tasks.

Anabia – We made notes about India.


Grace – We completed a multiplication challenge.

Lucas – We looked at analogue and digital clocks.

We were learning about am and pm.

Jamie-Lee – We are starting to learn about time.

Ben – We are starting to convert 12 and 24 hr times.

Callan – In 24hr clocks the times pass 12.

Carly – We completed a time assessment.

Health and Wellbeing:

Ava – We played a hoop game in PE.

Anabia – We started an emotion works revision task.

Lily – Christmas tree art with Miss Belford.

Carly – More tig games in PE.

We continued secret student.

Callan – We completed relay races

Alexis – We made hot chocolate gifts and followed hygiene rules.

Other Curricular areas:

Ben – In German we learned the names for body parts.

Grace – We completed the class blog

Amy – We opened the advent calendar.

Ben – We are still saying the date and weather in French

Carly – We made Christmas baubles.

Emma – We created Christmas cards.

Last week in P5/6S

This week in P5/6S we have had a shortened week because tomorrow is an in service day.

In Literacy

We were learning about characterisation. We were also singing our Christmas carols. Our songs are ‘Santa, Bring me a Dinosaur’ by Bob Brown and ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham. On top of our songs we are learning ‘Silent Night’ in Makaton.

We wrote the storyline of a 2014 John Lewis advert named ‘Monty the Penguin’ where a boy has a penguin who goes and plays hide and seek, plays football and even eats fish fingers. The penguin wants love so on Christmas the boy asks for a friend for his toy penguin and they are happy.

In Numeracy

We have been learning how to simplify fractions and changing the denominator. Today we had a maths assessment -“It was tough” (Eray).

In Art

We made Christmas inspired puppets out of card and pins. Some are fairies, Santa, Scrooge and even the Grinch. We made rooms from Anne Frank’s annexe out of cardboard boxes on Wednesday with Miss Belford.


Our class representative Megan asked us questions. We did a survey on what we like and want to learn. John H. thought “it was fun”.

We hope you have a good, safe and happy weekend – bye.

Written by Eray, corrected by Murray and helped by the rest of P5/6S.

26.11.20 – This week in Primary 5A

This week in Primary 5A

Welcome to our weekly class blog. We will be sharing what we have been learning about this week, what we enjoyed and what we are looking forward to.

Let us tell you about our week.


Tyler – We had a spelling check-up this week.

Anabia – We were learning how to use apostrophes for grammar.

We also completed a word finder task.

Ava – We completed a question master task where we made up questions for what we read.

Emma – We completed an illustrator task where we created a picture of a main event.

Lily – The Harry Potter group discussed new books and chose a new reading book together.

Independent reading and class novel.

Callan – We were personal reading.

MahNoor – we continued reading Percy Jackson.


Carly – We had a shopping budget and made a list of food from a supermarket.

Colton – We were adding money by partitioning.

Eilidh – We completed a multiplication challenge.

Karina – We have done some maths homework.

Halle  – we worked in pairs to add within a budget.

Health and Wellbeing:

Ben – We created some Christmas art.

Lucas – In PE we competed in relay races.

Grace – In PE we have continued the secret student.

River – We created some art with Miss Belford.

Ava – We completed a health and wellbeing survey

Other Curricular areas:

Mah Noor – We are learning Christmas songs.

Jamie-Lee – We are completing homework tasks.

Anabia – We are learning the days of the week in German.

Emily – We completed the class blog.

This week in P5/6S

This week in P5/6S we have had a busy, but exciting week.

In Numeracy we have been learning how to simplify fractions. “It was hard at first but then it got easier” (John H. and Sophie). We were also doing improper fractions – we practised working these out in textbooks. “Improper fractions are when the top number is bigger than the bottom”. (Eilidh and Emma).

In Literacy we have been doing stations for reading and writing. We watched an old Christmas advert for John Lewis called ‘Monty the Penguin’. We were planning are writing piece to Monty the penguin. We have learned our new spelling words.

In PE we have been playing basketball and learning new passes. We will be doing basketball matches on Tuesday.

In IDL we were researching facts about famous Victorians. “We were researching Thomas Barnardo – he helped 100,000 kids and he founded 90 children’s homes” (Innes and Danny). “I was researching a famous scientist called Marie Curie who discovered radium” (Mac). “We were learning about Marie Curie in STEM club too” (Eilidh).

In Assembly we were listening to storytelling for Book Week Scotland. “The story was called ‘Tatterhood” (Callum).”I enjoyed the fun story” (Jessica)

“Today we were doing circle time where we were talking about our worries which was really helpful” (Tyler).

Today in school was crazy hair day and there was a bunch of crazy hairstyles. Some people even had green hair!

Good bye! Have a wonderful weekend!

From everyone in P5/6S.