Timelines

We have been looking at different timelines as part of our World War II topic.  Our homework task last week was to create a timeline of our own lives.  Miss Forbes was very impressed with the hard work that had gone in to completing these timelines.  Ryan B shared with the class all of the important events that had happened in his life including his kickboxing achievements.  Ryan Mc told us about his holiday to Italy and even gave us a little hint at what he is looking forward to in the future.  Some of the class even included photographs in their timelines.  Here are Dylan and Jack with their impressive timeline.

                                 

Healthy Fridays

Healthy Friday is something that we have been doing at St. Clement’s for a while now where we take part in different activities in class and around the school.  We are introduced to sports and activities that are available to us around the city.  This year we have had visits from football coaches, basketball coaches, a rugby coach, a zumba instructor and many more. 

Today we took part in an active assembly where each class performed a routine to music and the rest of the school followed.  Both Primary 5/6 classes performed a routine to Waving Flag.  Thankfully we have some very talented dancers in P5/6 who helped choreograph a great routine. 

       

The Zumba taster session was lead by Rhona.  It was really hard work trying to keep up with all the dance moves but we all had a blast. 

     

The King of Lions

After months of preparation, the day of the big perfomance finally arrived.  The show was a great success and we raised lots of money which will go towards our trip to Amazonia.  Thank you to everyone who supported us.  Here are some pics to remind us of the fun we had.

              

Continue reading ‘The King of Lions’

Scottish Country Dancing Festival

We took part in a Scottish Country Dance Festival along with Primary 5/6M and Primary 7.  In the lead up to the festival we were learning the different dances that we would have to perform.  On the day there were lots of different schools there to join in the fun.  Altogether we performed twelve different dances.  It was so much fun. 

             

Light it Up!

Mrs Thomson worked with Ryan and Josh to make electrical circuits.  This involved lots of tricky techniques, including welding.  Both boys were successful and finished up with a fully working mini disco light. 
 

Practising the welding techniques.

Concentrating hard.

 

Assembly

 

Grumpy Scrooge

We performed our own version of ‘A Christms Carol’ for our class assembly.  With a few modern twists, we shared with the rest of the school the true meaning of Christmas. 

 

The Four Ghosts

African Drumming

We are almost finished our African drumming course which is sad as we have all been having a great time learning new rhythms that different tribes used to play.  Today we learned our final rhythm which we will play as part of our African drumming performance in two weeks. 

Some of the rhythms have special names which relate to the tribe that they originated from, for example, Dukeke, Kondin and Kadan.  For the other rhythms we used different words and sentences to help us rememeber them, for example, ‘Are you from Dundee?’ and ‘Which team do you support?’  It may sound a little bit odd but these questions help us to reply to the different calls.

Kenny (our African drumming teacher) recorded us today and let us hear it back.  We sounded fantastic!  We had a little discussion about what our strenghts and weaknesses were and we are now almost ready for our big performance. 

Details of our drumming performance coming soon. 

Amphibians

The different stages of the life cycle of a frog.

The separated life cycle wheel to show front cover and inside of the wheel.

Move the wheel to see the different stages of a frog's life cycle.

This week Primary 5/6F have been learning about amphibians with Miss Sutherland. The first amphibian that they were learning about was a frog. Today they began to make a life cycle wheel showing each stage of the life cycle of a frog. Pictures of the wheels will be uploaded soon.

African Drumming

Primary 5/6F have been learning to play the Djembe drums.  These drums come from West Africa and were used by tribes for communicating between villages. 

We have been learning to play different rhythms using low notes and high notes, loud notes and soft notes.

Welcome

Welcome to Primary 5/6F’s blog.  Here you can find out more about what we’ve been learning in class, from report writing to African drumming.  We hope you enjoy it!




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