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This week in P5/6 TG

Literacy

This week we developed our note taking skills – we wrote information in key words under sub-headings. We then used our notes to write up what we had learned. Some of us made posters, some of us use the netbooks to make Powerpoint presentations. We have been reading a short novel called The Day We Met the Queen – this is a book that can be purchased for £1 or using a book token for World Book Day.  We have been developing the comprehension skill of wondering, linking it with our ability to make connections.

Numeracy

We have used the counting stick to explore the links between Fractions, decimals and percentages. We also spent time this week learning to use the grid method to multiply larger numbers – this method requires us to use our partitioning skills and our understanding place value.

Health and Wellbeing

We continue our RSHP lessons this week, we have explored some challenging topics but also ideas about respecting others likes and dislikes and the idea of personal space and consent.

World Book Day

Many of us dressed up as characters from our favourite stories, we had Pippi-Longstocking, a Scarecrow from the wizard of OZ, Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web ( a very big spider!), Maudie from Brightstorm, Pikachu, Mildred from The Worst Witch,  Rocky from The Fairy Books, a bat from Brightstorm, a witch from Hogwarts – and a few muggles! Our door is looking fabulous and we are looking forward to the judging tomorrow. In assembly Miss Belford told us about a book her dad had made.

This Week in P5JS

We have had a very exciting week in P5JS!

Literacy

This week in Literacy we have been learning to create characters for a story (Liam). We watched a video by Alex T Smith who is an author and illustrator, he explained that everyday things can be turned into a story (Zak).  He writes books about a dog called Claude (Liam). On Tuesday, we wrote a story about our characters (Aimee).  I liked it because we could use our own imagination (Jackson). My character was a ghost cat he liked to make food (Kaleb).

World Book Day

We celebrated World book day a day early in our class as we had a very exciting workshop on Thursday. We made a door display about our first class novel ‘Holes’ (Thomas). We designed our own trainers and then we tied them together and hanged them from the roof to represent Clyde Livingston’s falling trainers (Sean). We drew our own characters, some of us were prisoners in Camp Green Lake and others were cowgirls/cowboys (Maja). We also drew yellow spotted lizzards so BEWARE!! (Ben).

Numeracy

This week in numeracy we have been learning to convert fractions, decimal fractions and percentages (Marilena). I enjoyed using the text books and my peers were helping me when I got stuck (Marilena). Some questions were quite hard but I didn’t give up (Colton).

Health and Wellbeing

We continued our learning to accept diversity among our peers. We learned about people who are transgender (Kayley). We know its okay to be different and unique (Colton). We should be kind to people (Kelsey).

Scottish Inventors

We had a very exciting visit by Marie from Young Enterprise Scotland on Thursday. We learned a lot of different skills such as problem solving and resilience.  Firstly, we explored the different skills we were going to be learning about and about different Scottish inventors(Alexandria). We noticed that the were all men(Layla).  Secondly, we worked in groups to design our own inventions. We could use inventions that have already been made and design ways to make them better (Layla). We worked well in groups to communicate our ideas efficiently and work together (Alexandria). In the afternoon, we used cardboard to make an example of our inventions.

There will be a display of our learning outisde our classroom.

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This Week in P.4/5

Literacy

This week we are learning Scots songs. One of them is Auld Lang Syne and it was very difficult to learn because some of the Scots was difficult (Innes).  We have also been getting better at Mary Mack. It is a tongue twister but Amy was really happy with our progress this week (Mac). We painted castles this week in order to learn to listen carefully for instructions (Rebekah). We had to listen carefully without talking and look at where exactly we had to paint (Amy M).  We designed word searches about Mary Queen of Scots to stick onto our castle pictures (Eilidh H).

 

Maths

We have been learning about angles. I know that angles are measured in degrees (Murray). I know that a right angle is 90 degrees (Lewis). An obtuse angle is more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees (Anabia). An acute angle can be measured from 1 – 89 degrees (Ben). A straight angle is 180 degrees (Tyler).  At the end of the week the P.4s made a poster to show our knowledge of angles (Michael).

 

IDL – Mary Queen of Scots

We learned that Lord Darnley who was Mary’s husband ordered her secretary David Rizzio to be killed (Tyler).  He was stabbed 56 times! (Rebekah).  Lord Darnley was murdered later in the story of Mary’s life and he was found strangled outside Kirk O’ Fields after an explosion (Dennis). Some of us made jewellery boxes for Mary to keep her crown jewels in. We used the net of a cuboid and had to fold the edges neatly.

 

Please look out for a letter coming home next week to ask for Parent helpers on our trip to Alloa Academy in a couple of weeks time.

We hope you have enjoyed our blog and hope you have a nice weekend.

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This Week in P5/6 TG

Literacy

We have worked really hard to extend our writing skills and enter the BBC 500 Words competition. It was challenging to have to write 500 words, we enjoyed using the netbooks to type up our stories. It was also fun to be able to choose to write about whatever we wanted. We read stories by previous entrants for inspiration.  We have completed our class novel Brightstorm, it was sadder than we expected but it ended happily with the promise of a further adventure.  We were inspired by the story and have decorated our door for World Book Day using the cover as inspiration. In reading we are developing the skill of wondering about what we have read. We have found that we are good at thinking of questions but still to work on linking our wondering to evidence in the text.

Numeracy

We have continued to work with decimals, and are using addition and subtractions strategies to work out the perimeter of shapes. We continue to revise our times tables and this week we had a go at using Topmarks Daily 10 as a warm up activity.

Health and Wellbeing

Our last few lessons have been all about RSHP – P5’s and P6’s have completed these lessons separately. We have been learning about friendships and relationships and exploring issues of equality and fairness. We have thought about stereotypes and how we can challenge these.

IDL

We learned the story of Charles Mackintosh who invented the raincoat by blended rubber from a rubber tree with fabric and made a waterproof material.

In Science we revised the states of matter and did a dancing raisins experiment  which we used to practice our observation and recording skills. We notices that the gas bubbles in fizzy water helped the solid raisin float in liquid water. Some of us were disappointed because it didn’t work every time.

PE

We have worked with different teachers but had another go at the bleep test with Mr Foley, he was very impressed with our efforts and improvements.

This Week in P5JS

We’ve had a busy week

Numeracy 

This week we have been learning to calculate area and perimeter. (Liam). We have been designing our dream home and calculate the area and perimeter of the different rooms (Marilena). I liked making my dream house (Erin).

We have been continuing to learn about fractions, decimals and percentages. I enjoyed finding a fraction of an amount (Kelsey

Literacy 

In literacy we have been practing our joined handwriting and learning new spelling rules. Our reading focus for this week has been to read with expression (Nathaniel). I enjoyed working with a partner to practice reading with expression (Zak). We also learned about shape poetry. We drew around our hand and wrote poems about what makes us unique.

IDL

In IDL this week we have been learning about John Logie Baird. We worked in groups to make TVs from cardboard (Thomas). In groups, we have to create a presentation about the life of John Logie Baird (Ciaran). Miss Elizabeth read out facts about John Logie Baird and we had to take turns to write notes to help us with our presentation (Thomas).

Health and Wellbeing

We were learning about a Fair and Equal life for Boys and Girls. We learned about stereotypes (Layla). We have been learning about friendships and that we shouldn’t judge someone based on their gender or how they look on the outside (Sean). We have been learning to be nice and not stereotype people (Amelia). We also learned to explain why it is important to celebrate differences because we are all unique! (Maja).

PE

We were learning about fitness. We did the bleep test and we got to the end of it, it was so fun (Kaleb).

German.

We were learning to say our favourite and least favourite subject (Kayley).  I like learning German because it is fun (Alexandria).

 

Next week

Next week is a very exciting week for us! We have a ‘Scottish Inventors Workshop’ on Thursday 5th March. If you could please remember to bring in any cardboard so that we can build our inventions it would be greatly appreciated.

Also, Look out for our Snapshot Jotters next Friday to see our wonderful work!

 

This week in P.4/5

We’ve had a very full and busy first week back.

Literacy

This week we have been learning Scots words and songs with Amy Lord (Dennis). We are learning a song called Mary Mack. It’s about a girl who is getting married. The chorus is hard because it’s a tongue twister and hard to get all the words pronounced correctly (Ben).  The P.5s went to German this week while the P.4s did some spelling practise and we also helped make a display for the corridor (Ben).  Next week in Scots we are going to practise a song by Robert Burns (Innes).

Numeracy and Maths

We started learning about decimal numbers this week. We have been learning to know what a decimal number is (Anabia). We have been converting decimal numbers into fractions (Lucas). I find it a little bit challenging – especially sequencing the numbers (Anabia).

IDL – Mary Queen of Scots

We learned about why Mary Queen of Scots moved back from France (Eilidh D). We used different kinds of materials to create an outfit for Mary to wear. We also learned about Mary marrying her second husband Lord Darnley who was also her cousin. He started showing his true colours before they married by drinking a lot of wine and being rude to Mary’s friends (Tyler). We drew pictures of Mary Queen of Scots and other people from the Stuart period (Mac).

Health and Wellbeing

We were learning about relationships and health this week. We were finding out about how babies are made and how they are looked after in pregnancy (Murray). We are also learning about how to take care of a baby and know what a baby needs to survive (Grace).  We made a list of what a baby needs. Some of these are milk, food, clothing and a cot (Michael).

 

Thanks for reading our blog. Have a good weekend!

P.4/5

This week in P5/6TG

Scots Event

Last Friday we sang Lugton Dug and Sam the Skull by Alastair McDonald.  We also recited Nessie and The Thrissle by JK Annand.

I felt nervous when we started but when we got into it I got confident (Megan).

 

Art

We learned more about Kandinsky’s abstract art.  We found out he was inspired by other artists and looked at how his style changed.  Today we started to create an abstract work of art inspired by Kandinsky.

 

PE

We have new PE teachers.  Their names are Miss Crossan and Mrs Martin.  We have been doing fitness stations, playing badminton and learning how to serve.  We worked in trios.  One person would spectate and give feedback. Our badminton skills are improving and we are getting fitter.

 

Literacy

In Grammar we were learning to use commas in a list. We were using commas so we didn’t write the word ‘and’ all the time.

 

Numeracy

In Numeracy we learned how to add and subtract decimals using the jump strategy and place value counters.

 

German

Mrs Coons has been working with us to say numbers up to 31 and months of the year.  We have started to say when our birthdays are.

 

Written by Jodie, Megan, Danny, Callum, Haris, Brandyn, Sophie-Leigh and Kacyleigh.

This week in P.4/5

We have had a very busy week this week.

Literacy

On Tuesday we researched information about Linlithgow Palace and created leaflets (Anabia).  I enjoyed writing the leaflets and my favourite part was drawing the picture (Lewis). I got to learn all of the famous residents of Linlithgow Palace and I liked it (Tyler).

Numeracy and Maths

We have been learning to tell the time to 5 minute intervals (Jamie). In the SPICY work we were learning how to change between 12 hour and 24 hour times. I think I was quite good at it (Michael). In the HOT work the teacher asked us to read the times and make times up on the clocks in class (Grace).

IDL – Mary Queen of Scots

We used the ipads to search for interesting facts about the Kings and Queens of Great Britain (Rebekah). I enjoyed searching for facts about Queen Victoria (Mac). We also used watercolour paints to design pictures of the castles Mary Queen of Scots was hidden in before she travelled to France (Alexis).  P.2/3 invited us to visit their class because our IDL linked to their IDL on castles. They had designed a great hall and we were asked to be there for the opening (Eilidh D). We enjoyed playing with everybody and it was a really happy environment.

Assembly

Our class assembly was today. We had a lot of fun at it. We had a Power Point to show our proud moments (Amy M). We had so much fun achieving in P.4/5 and I really liked singing the songs (Colton). I liked the singing too. I was kind of brave to say my line at assembly (River). I enjoyed the speaking parts and the singing (Amy M).

We are very proud of our assembly and we hoped Parents enjoyed it too.

Have a great weekend!

P.4/5

This Week in P5JS!

This week has been a ‘Scottish themed’ week!

Literacy.

In Literacy we’ve been doing dictation to help us learn to use the correct punctuation(Thomas).  “We have been learning to use speech marks,” announced Zak. We were learning when to use full stops and commas (Kayley). We used our listening skills we needed to listen carefully to hear what was being said (Sean).

We have also been doing some whisper reading (Abbey). We are practicing our reading skills to help us understand what words mean (Alexandria). We need to be able to understand what we are reading because when we are older we will need to read a lot of things (John-William).  Miss Smith hears us read and helps us set our reading goals (Anika).

We have been learning Scottish Poems and today we performed them(Abbey). We were glad to see so many people there to watch and support us this morning!  Abbey was our P5JS Scottish Poetry Competition winner and did a fantastic job at reciting this at our celebration event this morning.

Numeracy.

In Numeracy we have been learning about shapes with Mrs Coons (Aimee). We made the nets of 3D shapes and built them (Kaleb). We can name lots of 3D shapes (John-William).

We have been learning to order fractions (Jackson).  We have also been learning about equivalent fractions (Erin). We have been using the fraction tiles to help us build the fractions and see if they are the same (Zak).

Health and Wellbeing

In PE we have been learning to play badminton (Kelsey). We were in small groups and all had a different job. One person had to keep the scores and the other two played the match (Liam).

Art

We have been so busy creating lots of different art work! We finally got to finish our Frieda Kahlo self-portraits (Erin). We look forward to showing you our hard work when we take our art home tonight!

IDL

We were learning about the impact Scottish inventors have had on society. We can name lots of Scottish inventors (Alexandira). We sang a song about Scottish inventors (Anika).  Alexander Cumming invented the flushing toilet (Aimee). Kilpatrick McMillan invented the bike (Kayley).

 

We will be visiting the Alloa Library next week and we are still looking for a parent helper! If you can help please let us know!

 

Miss Smith and P5!

This week in P.4/5

Literacy

This week we were learning how to write a leaflet. We research information about Alloa Tower and made a leaflet from our notes (Tyler). I learned that Mary Queen of Scots lived with her son for a bit in Alloa Tower (Murray). The Earl of Mar also lived there . It is filled with treasures and riches. We wrote our leaflets and drew pictures of Alloa Tower. The information that we researched from was on the Internet using the ipads (Tyler).

Maths and Numeracy

In maths we have been learning about telling the time. We have been learning how to tell the time on an analogue clock. We made a watch and we had to give it a short and long hand. We also learned about fractions and how to work out a fraction in different ways (Eilidh H).

IDL

We started to make swords, sceptres and crowns. We painted the crowns and sceptres gold and the swords bronze. We also painted clay gold and put it onto the sceptres (Alexis). I enjoyed the painting and making the crowns decorated with gems (Eilidh D).

Ydance

We have been learning to make Linlithgow Palace with our body shapes. We had to use high and low shapes to make the palace (Innes). Mrs Smith also showed us pictures of the palace so we knew how to move our bodies (Ben). We were in four groups and when Mrs Smith tapped us the person at the front had to make a shape (Rebekah).

Attached is a copy of our curriculum newsletter, showing the learning that will occur from January to Easter.

P.4-5 curriculum newsletter term 3

Have a good weekend!

P.4/5