This week in P5/6S we have had a hopping good week!
In Literacy we have done some spelling with our newest spelling rules. We practised writing our words in different kinds of writing and then created out own sentences. We are still reading ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ for our class novel (Sophie-Leigh). I like drawing whilst we listen to Miss Steel read the story (Megan).
In Art we drew are own faces showing a different emotion. We drew these in a pop-art style inspired by Lichtenstein and finished them today.
In Numeracy we are doing fractions and percentages and have been learning a new way to find fractions of a quantity. We also did an Easter hunt with math questions which we answered in groups with a prize of chocolate eggs at the end.
In IDL we have been doing more of our learning about natural disasters with a special way of presenting it to our classmates (Jamie). I also liked all of the experiments.
We all hope you all have a good Easter and a lovely holiday too.
This week in P5/6S it has been slow but very fun!
In Literacy: I have enjoyed the missing person posters (Katherine). We also enjoyed spelling this week.
In Numeracy: I enjoyed the area method (Danny). I enjoyed working on the test challenge questions (Marcus). I felt like I got better at maths (Innes). Every time we do maths I love the new methods.
Daily mile: We really like daily mile and we have been doing it almost daily to get some fresh air and exercise.
In art we really did enjoy making the funny masks (John W.). I liked doing the art with the water colours (Sophie-Leigh).
Class novel – I really enjoyed class novel in general (Sophie-leigh) and the missing posters Katherine).
In P.E I really enjoyed playing Choice Tag (Jessica). I really liked cops and robbers game with the foam noodles (Callum). We also really liked when we did the walk and talk with our friends as part of our team building exercises.
In IDL we learned about natural disasters (Eray). Somewhere there is a volcano that spits blue, beautiful flames (Michael.) I enjoyed the research about France (John W. and Sophie-Leigh)
News: We do daily news every single day and we love it so much. We also get to find out what is happing or if anyone has anything exciting coming up
Congratulations to everyone who earned their house point certificates this week – keep up the good work!
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend too, love from P5/6S
Experimenting with mark-making
‘Missing Person’ poster.
In Literacy this week for daily writing we had to continue a story in the style of an author. We also identified the features of wanted posters and newspaper reports. We created our own wanted posters about a character from our class novel, The Nowhere Emporium. A newspaper report has a headline, contains facts and opinions, quotations, photos and captions (Aimee, Marilena, Lilli and Anika)
In Maths we learned about the RUCSAC problem solving method. RUCSAC stands for Read Understand Choose Solve Answer Check it. We had to pick a word problem then use this method to solve it. Using the RUCSAC method helped me to understand the question (Erin).
For IDL we were working in pairs or trios to build towers from A4 paper, glue and tape. They had to be strong, tall and creative (Sean). It was fun but also annoying as they kept falling down (Kaleb).
We were also researching volcanoes by using the internet and books. We made posters with the facts we found out (Abbey).
In our Modern Languages lessons we revised our learning so far in German. During our French lesson today we learned how to say Easter words and about the Easter tradition of Easter eggs brought by bells.
We have enjoyed being back at school. Things we have particularly liked this week include seeing our friends, being back together as a class and getting back into a routine. When we returned to class on Monday we started the week by identifying our classroom rules. We also discussed and wrote about our lockdown experiences, comparing them to the first lockdown, and set ourselves goals for the remainder of P6.
Over the course of the week we created self-portraits in the pop art style of Roy Lichtenstein. We enjoyed this art activity as we got to draw in a different style, it was fun to see how other people draw and we are proud of our artwork.
Our Ratatouille themed afternoon was a great way to learn. We recreated models of the Eiffel Tower using construction materials, researched other landmarks in Paris, wrote instructions how to make soup and played French games to practise our French.
Mrs Mullen set us a STEM challenge to build bridges using straws, elastic bands, wool and tape. We succeeded!
Mrs Jacobs introduced us to a game in French to revise asking “What is your name?” and replying “My name is…” which we really enjoyed and are hoping to play again!
We have really enjoyed getting to spend time outdoors when the weather has been nice. One of our outdoor activities was an orienteering challenge on Friday morning where we had to read a map to find locations in the playground.
We have had a fun and busy first week back in school after lockdown. It has been so good to see each other again.
In Numeracy we have been revising strategies for multiplication and problem solving. We have played maths games, learned about multiples and shared our learning with each other during our chilli challenge.
In Literacy we have been learning our new spelling words using Elkonin boxes and practising using our words in sentences. We have also been reading our class novel for this term, which is ‘The Nowhere Emporium’, and using comprehension strategies to work out the meaning of a text.
In Art we have been looking at creating pop-art portraits inspired by Roy Lichtenstein, as well as learning about mark making.
We have been enjoying the nice weather outside for PE and our orienteering map activity.
We have also practised our construction skills for our French afternoon where we created models of the Eiffel tower using different materials.
Have a great weekend and see you all next week.
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.
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.
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Thank you and merry Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In groups we made our own German language games to revise what we have learned so far this year.
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.
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 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.