# 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.

# 2020 Christmas Spectacular

Dear Parents/Families,

Our Christmas Spectacular and Infant Christmas Assemblies are now available for all to view via Google Classroom. For our Nursery families, this will be posted via your Learning Journals.

Thank you and merry Christmas.

# 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.

# This week in P6M

Numeracy

Mrs Mullen introduced us to Countdown.  You have to pick 2 big numbers and 5 small numbers.  Another number is revealed that you have to make by using the numbers you picked and times tables, division, adding and subtracting.  A number can’t be used more than once.  It is amazing fun.

We had to find the area and perimeter of compound shapes.  You times length by breadth.  We used cubes to find shapes that had the same area and perimeter.

We made a Christmas card design by measuring in cm and mm to create our design.

Literacy

In our writing we had to include dialogue.  The rules were that we had to take a new line every time a new person spoke and we had to think of interesting words to use instead of said.  Some words we used were announced, mumbled, squeaked, exclaimed, whispered, squealed and muttered.

This week we started a new class novel The Boy at the Back of the Class.  We wrote a fact file about a main character.

Technology

After watching the John Lewis Christmas advert we made plasticine Bear and Hare characters.  We then made Stop Motion short movies with our characters based on the scene in the advert where the Bear and Hare meet.

Christmas

We created a plan for Christmas tree decorations that we are looking forward to making next week.

We have been busy rehearsing singing Oh Tannenbaum in German and signing Makaton for Silent Night.  We also wrote Christmas cards in French.  The French for Merry Christmas is Joyeux Noël.

German

In groups we made our own German language games to revise what we have learned so far this year.

Macastory

We really enjoyed listening to the stories Fergus and Ron told us and the songs they sang, especially the Scottish version of 12 Days of Christmas.  We would like to thank the Parent Council for our snacks.

Christmas Party

We really enjoyed our Christmas party on Monday, it was lots of fun.  The ice lollies were yummy and cooled us down!

# 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.

# 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.

In HWB

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.

# P6M Week beg 23.11.20

It has been a quick week in Primary 6.

Hope you all enjoy the long weekend.

Literacy

We wrote a story about the Victorian Workhouse. We had to set the scene in the first paragraph.

We had to edit our stories and make improvements to them.

In literacy rotations we had to use dictionaries to help us find the meaning of tricky words.

Numeracy

We have been using area model to help us multiply larger numbers.

We revised multiplying decimals by a whole number and multiplying by 10 and 100.

IDL

We were looking for key words about working conditions for children during the Victorian times and started making a poster with our information.

We used skim and scan to find information about a German Christmas

We created stain glass windows, practising our cutting skills.

# 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.

# This week in P6M- 16.11.20

Literacy

In writing we wrote an imaginative story about a Temper Tantrum. We had to use speech marks. We learned about the rules of using speech marks. The rules are that you take new line when a new person is speaking, you need punctuation before you close the speech marks. We created a poster about the rules of speech marks to help us remember.

Numeracy

We have been multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

We have been multiplying decimals by whole numbers so 3.7 times 3. We have to partition the number so 3 units times by 3 and 7 tenths by 3 and then add the numbers together.

We have been multiplying larger numbers too.

IDL

We have been learning about working conditions for children in the Victorian times. They did lots of different jobs including chimney sweeps, factories and coal mines. We wouldn’t have liked to live in the Victorian Era because you started working at a very young age, if you were poor and went to a workhouse you could get separated from your family.

We have been learning how to research. We’ve thought about what we would like to find out and identified the main points and key words.

This week we have enjoyed numeracy and multiplying decimals.

Anika, Zak, Maja, Lilli and Liam

# This week in P5/6S

This week in Primary 5/6S we have had a particularly busy but great week.

In Literacy we have been doing different rotations learning our spelling words, using dictionaries and thesauruses to find out the meanings and synonyms of words, drawing the main character in our book and labelling information about them, practising uplevelling our sentences and summarising our new books.

On Wednesday, with Miss Belford, we were learning about Remembrance Day. We wrote out the poem ‘On Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae and created a fact file and Powerpoint presentation.

In Numeracy we have been learning about fractions. “We were learning about improper fractions where the numerator is bigger than the denominator – it was hard at first but then I learned how to do it” (Danny). “We also learned about equivalent fractions” (John H.).

In Art we created charcoal pictures of Victorian people. “I drew a man with a large moustache” (Michael). “We were learning how to use charcoal to create portraits” (Jamie). We spent time observing our pictures carefully and learned how to use charcoal to show light and shadow. We are really pleased with our finished works of art.

Our fab charcoal artwork of Victorian people.