Our “Meet the Teacher” event will be taking place tonight, from 5-7pm. We look forward to welcoming our families with a free scavenger hunt and refreshments provided by our Parent Council.
Sunnyside will be collecting these stickers, if you shop at Aldi and receive these vouchers please ask your child to drop them into reception.
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Please find in the link below P.6JDW’s curriculum newsletter for this term.
The story that we wrote this week was called ” Favourite Places ” The story was about a place where you really loved to go to. People had choice to write anywhere that we loved to go to. People really enjoyed to write about the favourite places.
We have continued to read our class novel called ” Holes .” We completed part 1 of the class novel we are now on part 2 of the book. Part 2 is filled with cliff hangers. We have been really enjoying the part 2 of the book.
We started the word of the day. We have a book of words and we would try to use the word when were writing a story. We also do Daily writing. In daily writing Miss Grossert sets us a short writing task.
We created posters about Maths. We rolled dices, We had a choice of 3,5, or 6 digit numbers then we wrote take away an amount then we wrote what it equals to.
Some groups done Work sheets and some groups done booklets. In the booklets there was Place value, Sorting big numbers and putting them to smallest to largest and one rounding to nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000 and we also wrote numbers in words.
Health and Wellbeing
We worked on our posters about SHANARRI. We cut out our people and stuck them to the wall and we done a worksheet about one of the SHANARRI words and wrote what that word means. Then we stuck it around the peoples.
We read a power point about the structure of the earth and then we done a Quiz about the structure of the earth. People in the class enjoyed it. Except the technical issues!
We listened to different musics and we wrote what we felt like. We really enjoyed it.
In PE we done benchball and we had to do 5 passes to score a point. The orange team won most of the matches.
class blog written by Haris
This week in P.6JDW – 9.6.19
In IDL, we got into groups of 4 or 5 children and we decided on a natural disaster to research. Each group is researching a different natural disaster. We used the internet and topic books to help us find facts and information. We have chosen how we want to present our findings. My group are busy creating a powerpoint and poster. Some groups are creating a spark video and animation clips. Once we have completed our task we are going to share our information to the other groups. Scott M and Josh
In writing, we wrote an invitation to invite our parents to the Meet the Teacher event next Wednesday. We learned about the different features of an invitation then we designed our own invitation using different art resources. Look out for our invitations coming home at the end of the week. Jorja
In Numeracy and Maths we learned a new game to help us with mental maths calculations. We played the ordering game where we had to put numbers in order from smallest to largest and we played the partitioning game too. We all enjoyed these games! Lewis H
This week in Numeracy we have been learning how to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We used number lines and the rounding rule to help us. Airingas
My Numeracy group were rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and then today we learned how to use rounding to estimate our answers. We had some time to play a rounding game on Education City. Leon
A group of us were chosen by Mr Foley to take part in the cross country competition on Tuesday. We went on the bus to Lornshill Academy and we took part in running races with other Primary 6 children from other schools. We all tried our best and we ran as fast as we could. Lauren
Lewis H – I came second place in cross country.
Lewis H, Airingas, John, Michael, Rebecca, Lily, Jorja and Lauren – We have been selected by Mr Foley to take part in the Basketball League next Wednesday.
Scott S – I passed my Pre-Bronze dance test 1: Street Dance and was given a certificate and a medal.
In IDL, we have been learning about the structure of the Earth. Earth has 5 layers: Crustle, Upper Mantle, Mantle, Outer Core and Inner Core. We created a model of the earth to show our understanding of the different layers. Sophie
In Numeracy we were learning how to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. The rule for rounding is: if the digit in the units column is 0-4 you round down to the nearest 10 and if the digit is 5-9 you round up to the next nearest 10. Scott M
In Health and Wellbeing, we learned about the shanarri indicators. We discussed the indicators and then created posters displaying what each letter stands for. Rebecca
In Writing, we were writing an imaginative story. We watched a video clip to give us ideas and this helped us to create our plan. The next day we used our plan to help us write a similar story. Jorja and Airingas.
For exercise and a brain break we did go noodle. We danced to the song Go Bananas. This helped us to get ready for the next lesson. Scott S
As part of our Literacy rotations, we completed 4 different tasks throughout the week. We practised our handwriting skills, we developed our reading comprehension skills, we had time for personal reading and we practised spelling the days of the week. Ava
We started a new class novel called Holes. After we read the front cover and the blurb, we used the information to visualise what the front cover may look like. We created our own front cover. This week we have managed to read chapters 1-5 and today we did the word finder task which involved us working as a pair to identify any unknown vocabulary and then we had to find the meaning using a dictionary. Scott M
In P.E we were developing our basketball skills. We had to try to throw the ball into the hoop. It was fun. Lewis H
Michael – I was awarded with ‘footballer of the month’ trophy and it made me happy.
Scott S – I was awarded with a Judo certificate for my second mon.
We wrote a story called the present. The story is about a boy that plays a game on his X-Box. The boy’s mum came back from the work with a present for the boy, The present was a dog. He realized the dog had one leg missing. The boy had one leg missing too. The boy went outside and started playing with the dog.
In Holes, our class novel, the main character called Stanley is in camp green lake. Stanley found a golden tube whilst he was digging a Hole. Mr sir got poisoned by nail polish. The secret ingredient was rattle snake venom.
We played a new game called Reasoned Rounding. The class found the game very fun. We had to think strategically to win the game. We done some independent rounding for the first time in Jotters for the first time in P5/6TG!
Health and Wellbeing
We drew a Sunnyside person and wrote Shanarri words around the the person. SHANARRI stands for:
A girl named Greta has been trying to save the planet. She is a 16 year old girl from Sweden who fights for Climate Change and goes to important places and does speeches. She inspires children to fight for their future. We watched some of her speeches and thought about our new topic.
We’ve are now pretty much settled into our new class
In Writing we wrote a story bpout a time we did or didn’t win. We based our story on the book I Really want to Win. We started by drawing or writing a plan for our story.
Reading: This week we started our new class novel called Holes. First we looked at the front and back covers and had to use the clues we found to make prediction about the story. We created a sensory map and we had to include the 5 senses – taste, touch, smell, sight and sound to describe the main setting of Camp Green Lake – we would not like to go there.
This week worked on pattern sheets, we had to work out the sequence of numbers and complete the sequence.
We also used the Education City website to practice our rounding skills and use them to estimate and check answers to addition and subtraction problems.
Which One Doesn’t Belong – We have been enjoying Which One Doesn’t Belong challenges each morning. We have to look at the problem and work out why each number or shape doesn’t fit in the set.
With Miss Elizabeth we watched a video about the Christian Creation Story in RME and in French we learned how to ask for and give a mobile number. We enjoyed having Miss Elizabeth and look forward to her coming back next Wednesday.
Growth Mindset, Grit and The Learning Pit
We learned about The Learning Pit, what to do if you’re stuck. We were introduced to GRIT, that means you have the perseverance and resilience to keep trying until you get it right..
Welcome back for the new school year. Primary 5/6 are looking forward to sharing our learning with you.
This week has been a short week but we’ve managed to pack in quite a few activities.
In Art we used our iPads to take a portrait photograph. We worked in trio’s and edited the photos. We cropped them and changed them to black and white. We learned to airdrop the photo’s to Ms Grossert’s iPad so they could be printed.
We spent some time learning about values this week. We thought about what a value is, we worked hard to remember the school values which are:
To find out more about values we researched what other organisation values were.
It was interesting to see how many different values companies have – Callum
Finally we chose values that we thought were important and added them to our self-portraits.
To create our class library we revised our knowledge of genre by piecing together jigsaw pieces. We then voted to choose which genre’s we wanted in our class library. In trio’s we went to the library and selected texts matching each genre to bring back to class.
Finding the matching parts was tricky, we had to communicate with lots of people until we found the pieces that matched. – Sophie
In the Library it was too hard to find autobiographies so we compromised and looked for Biographies which was easier. – Eray
We read the book I Really Want to Win.
It was about a girl who really wanted to win and had to be resilient to find something she could win. – Megan
I learned it’s ok to lose, you can just keep on trying – Jodie
I learned to be a lot more resilient and never give up if something is hard. – Callum
We started learning about the emotion works cogs and exploring what each cog represents – we still have more to learn about these.
Next week we’ll be continuing our work in Health and Wellbeing and exploring more in Literacy and Numeracy.