This week in P.6JDW – 15.11.19
Jorja, Sophie and Leon – “Mr Tannock and Mr Nimno came to teach us how to play the chanter on Thursday afternoon. Mr Tannock played the bag pipes. We learned how to hold the chanter and we learned how to play 4 notes.”
Caiden – “We have been learning about 2D shapes this week. We can name, identify and describe the properties of most 2D shapes. We were learning about polygons. A polygon is a name for a shape with many sides, usually more than 4.”
D’arcy – “We have started to write imaginative stories. We are learning how to extend our ideas to improve our writing and make it more interesting. We have been learning to use sentence openers, adjectives and connectives to up-level our sentences. This week we wrote a story about our monster character that we created last week.”
Grace and Miley– “We created our own monster last week and we wrote adjectives around the monster to describe its physical appearance and its personality. This helped us to write our first paragraph where we introduced the character.”
Lewis H – “I came second place in the cross country competition.”
Sophie – “I achieved 50/50 on my grading in Judo and I now get to miss a belt and now I will be working on my orange and white belt.”
Grace, Ollie and Michael – “We have been learning to name and identify 2D shapes. We went outside and used chalk to draw 2D shapes and we labelled them on the ground. We can describe the properties of 2D shapes and can use the correct mathematical vocabulary, e.g. edges and vertices.”
Stephanie – “In German we have been learning to say the numbers. We played a game where Mrs Coons would call out a number and then we had to get into a group with the correct number. We also wrote the numbers once Mrs Coons called them out.”
Rebecca and Leah – “ We have been learning the names of the colours in French and we have been learning to sing a French song about greetings. We can also have a small conversation with a partner and can ask them what their name is and how they are feeling.”
Aleena – “I was learning to spell words with the rule silent w/g/l and I completed 2 spelling activities. One activity was curly writing and the other one was rainbow writing. “
Airingas and Scott M – “In P.E we have been learning how to do a balance and hold it for 5 seconds. It was fun. We had a climbing frame, ropes to climb up on, mats to do balances on and a balance beam.”
Health and Wellbeing
Lewis H – “We learned how to keep ourselves safe on bonfire night. Some of the safety tips are:
Stay well back from the bonfire
Wear gloves if you are going to hold a sparkler
Keep fireworks in a closed box.”
First Marathon Winners – Grace and Karis
Our timetable has changed a bit so our class blog day is moving too.
Next week Friday we will be presenting our class assembly in the gym at 9:15am. We hope to see you there.
We have chosen our songs and begun to learn them. A lot of our time this week has been used to plan and organise our assembly.
We had a chance to play comprehension board games this week. We worked in our reading groups to play using our knowledge of context clues and inference.
In Literacy rounds this week we had a chance to answer questions in the role of a character from our reading book, we got creative when learning our new spelling rules and wrote a book review about a book we have finished reading it could have been a chill, challenge or core book. In our final station we used interesting adjectives and conjunctions to up-level a sentence.
We continued our learning in Multiplication. Some of us used arrays to explore the concept of multiplication. We checked our understanding of multiplying by multiples of 10. We explored how we can use our knowledge of doubling and halving to work out double digit times tables.
Health and Wellbeing
We have had many people in our class completing their daily mile marathons. It can be harder to get out on rainy days but we have continued to work hard towards our goal of having the whole class achieve their first marathon.
We continued to work on our sequences in the gym using the equipment in the gym hall. We use our Thursday time to practice the floor routines.
This week we went over our greetings and asked and answered How are you? We have now learned the numbers to 12 and practiced these with a grouping game in the classroom – it got very competitive. We had a great time and now look forward to our time with Mrs Coons each week.
This week in P.6JDW – 1.11.19
Leon and Lewis H – “We are continuing to learn our times tables. So far we have worked on 2-6 times tables. We are using daily 10 tasks to help us and we are using education city to play times tables games to improve our skills.”
Lily, Karis and Leah – “We have been learning to multiply 2 digits by 1 and 2 digits this week. We are learning different strategies to help us understand the process of multiplication. We learned how to use the grid method to help us work out our calculations. “
Lily – “We have been learning to read for information. We have been learning to use the skim and scan strategy to help us find key facts. We have also learned how to use the headings in a text to help us find key facts.”
Jack and Airingas – “In P.E we have been improving our gymnastic skills. We have been completing different stations and developing our skills, such as forward rolls, front hand springs and pencil roles.”
Gym Fest – Tuesday mornings and Wednesday after school
Ava and Rebecca – “We have been making up a dance routine with the help of Mr Foley. We chose a song and created moves to match the tune. We are doing cartwheels, dive forward rolls and front walk overs.” We will be presenting our dance routine in December.”
Kimberley and Sophie – “This week we got measured for the chanter. Next week we will start to learn how to play the chanter. We learned that you must play using the palms of your fingers and not your finger tips.”
Scott M – “At my taekwondo lesson I learned how to do a jumping roundhouse kick. I had to jump forward with me knee and when I was still in the air I turned my body around and kicked sideways. It was quite tricky to do.”
Another week has passed, with lots of excitement and learning!
Literacy This week we received our new bookmarks, these help us identify chill books, challenge books and our core reading books. We bring these home everyday so we always have something to read.
We used our Grammar Lapbooks for the first time this week – we used our skimming and scanning skills to find different kinds of words that we can then use in our writing.
Numeracy This week we have continued to learn about multiplication. We also extended our understanding of number to include decimal numbers – we still need to work on this although we are much more confident this week.
Max in Class We had our final session this week and were sad to say good-bye to Amanda and Mary. We spent much of the lesson acting in character as part of the village Adventure – we enjoyed pretending to be adults and having a debate. Mary was very impressed with the way we spoke and how considerate we were of each other. We had to discuss whether we would choose to make the whole village fitter, a healthy weight or happier. At the end of the discussion we voted and decided to make the village fitter because we thought that fitter people would be happier and have a healthier weight.
Chanter This week we met our instructors and were measured to see what size of chanter would be best. Once we have our chanters we will also get a letter for parents to sign so that we can bring it home to practice.
Assembly Our class assembly is on Friday 15th of November and we have begun preparations. Look out for invites and further information next week when rehearsals will begin.
PE This week we demonstrated our skills to each other in Gymnastics, our skills included rolls, cartwheels, splits, bridges, handsprings and balances. We are work hard to link our movements in sequences.
Next week is Snapshot week, we look forward to sharing our work with you!
This week in P.6JDW – 25.10.19
Sophie, Jack, Airingas, and Miley – “We have been developing our gymnastic skills this week. We were learning to do cartwheels, front walkovers and round offs. We also used ropes, spring boards and climbing frames to help us build up our strength.
Aleena, Lewis H and Scott S – “We have started to learn some German phrases. This week we were learning how to say hello, how are you feeling and goodbye. We tried really hard to pronounce the different emotions in German and we worked with a partner to hold a simple conversation.“
Ava and Leah – “We wrote another newspaper article this week. This time we wrote about a Tsunami disaster. We have been using VCOP resources to help up level our work and we have been reading over our work to check we have used punctuation correctly.”
Grace and Stephanie – “We are reading a book called ‘Wonder.’ We can describe the main character and we have been learning to identify words which describe his feelings and emotions. We also read a text called ‘End Plastic Pollution’ and we used the headings and key words to help us find key facts.”
First Marathon Winners – Kimberley, Sophie, Caiden, Scott M, Leon, Rebecca, Aleena, Mirren, Stephanie, Ava, John and Michael.
Second Marathon Winner – Lewis H
Road Safety Competition Winner – Aaron – “I feel happy because that’s the first competition I have won in school. I had to draw a road safety picture.”
we have returned from a week of raring to go. It’s been a busy week continuing previous work and looking forward to another busy term.
This week we wrote our final newspaper pieces linked to Holes – we wrote about Stanley Yelnats the 3rd finding the cure for smelly feet!
We have been working hard to extend our vocabulary and to use context clues to work out the meaning of new words – we found out about some unusual phobias.
We have continues our journey into understanding numbers and multiplication. We have explored tenths and hundredths and worked with multiplying number by 10 and 100 – some of us even had a go at 1000.
Health and Wellbeing
In Max in the Class we practised a game called coconuts which was really hard and got really fast. Then we designed our own Scottish Island and named it Sunseeker Island, it included landscape features of mountains, trees, a river, fish in the sea, a loch an extinct volcano and a spectacular cave in the mountains. Finally we added a town called Adventure. We have each been given a character to play as part of this town and have spent time this week developing pictures of our characters.
This week we started our Gymnastics block, on Mondays we use the equipment in the gym – we were excited to use the climbing frames, ropes and springboard again. On Thursdays we will work our floor skills including make shapes, bends and stretches.
We had Mrs Coons in this week and learned a simple conversation in German. We have been practising saying Thank You in German – as us how…
We are looking forward to beginning our Chanter sessions with Mr Tannock next week. He will measure us for our chanter and introduce us to the instrument.
Ms Grossert is super impressed that we nearly all run nearly all of our daily mile time. More marathons will be completed soon!
Learning Journals are a secure online reporting system that we use at Sunnyside Primary, we would like to invite any parents/carers to our workshops tonight, Monday 21st October 2019, at 3.15 and 5pm.
These workshops aim to:
- Ensure you have access to Learning Journals.
- Share how you can review and comment on observations.
- Clarify how the school uses these throughout the session.
- Share how to upload your own observations of wider acheivement.
- Answer any further questions you may have.
If you cannot make these we have also updated our Learning Journal FAQ’s – available here:
It has been a busy final week and we are all looking forward to a short rest before the start of our next term.
Literacy: This week we extended our peer assessment skills by giving feedback to eachother about our daily writing tasks. We worked on using the context of a word to work out what it means, we used plickers cards to pick an answer and found words to fit in a sentence. This week we learned the words diverse, lighthearted and innovative. Jaxon’s favourite word was lighthearted because it means happy and Eray’s was diverse because we are all different.
Numeracy:This week we started to look at multiplication as repeated addition. We also discovered a website that can help us at home with maths, it’s called Mathsbot.com, I feel excited to use it at home. Megan
Health and Wellbeing: This week we had some P5’s join us for two short lessons that introduced the Menstrual Cycle. We will get more lessons on this later in the year but for now we know what a girl can do if she starts her period in school.
During Max in the class we acted out a story where an old lady dropped her wallet. Each group had a different ending to make up and act out. Brooke
Amanda introduced a new game called coconuts, we counted up to seven but we had to say coconuts instead of seven – it was fun! Emma
PE: On Thursday it was our last basketball session and next term we begin gymnastics!
Music: Next term we will all start chanter lessons, this is a programme that the P6 classes did last year and we are looking forward to it.
RME: This week we did an aboriginal style painting after learning about the Aboriginal Creation Story. It was fun but a challenging style of art. Brandyn
French: We practised writing out the numbers in French, I liked it because it’s nice to learn a new language.
German: Mrs Coons came into the class and spoke to us in German, we managed to work out some of the words. It was our first lesson and we enjoyed trying to figure out the new language, we are already looking forward to more lessons next term.
Keeping children safe online is one of our main priorities and is an area of great concern. Many of our children access the internet and social media e.g. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok with no awareness and understanding of the consequences and risks that they put themselves in.
In recent times we have seen a rise in; children who have been targeted by adults online; who have been bullied online; and who have posted inappropriate images and content which have resulted in them being significantly at risk.
Therefore we have asked NSPCC to support our mission by offering online safety workshops for parents. You may feel that you are able to monitor your child’s usage, however, we would strongly advise taking this opportunity to further support you in keeping your child safe.
This workshop is completely free, light refreshments will be provided, and will take place on Tuesday 29th October at 1:30pm and again at 4pm.
Please contact the school office if you wish to attend.