In Numeracy we have been learning about factors, common factors, multiples and prime numbers. It has been a challenging week with lots of practical activities. We used resources outside to help us visually understand how to figure out factors of a number and also common factors, some groups even worked out common multiples.
We were learning about limerick’s. We started writing our own poems, this was really challenging for almost all of us but we got there and our poems are awesome – if we do say so ourselves.
In gymnastics we have been working on linking balances and rotation. We are trying to hold balances for 3-5 seconds and link our movements so that they flow freely just like gymnasts do.
This week we have been celebrating and exploring the traditions of Scottish people. we have been learning different Scottish country dances and tasting Scottish foods like oat biscuits, short bread, cheese and also were lucky enough to have some Irn Bru. We have also been doing art inspired by Charles Rennie MacIntosh – his Rose design has helped us to create some Rose tartan images.
In maths we have been learning about factors in multiplication, we have been using the cubes to help us figure out factors in different numbers.
In literacy we are learning about poetry, we have been having a closer look at alliteration.
It took us a while to get used to the classroom rules and listening to others but we have nailed it again we are back in the swing of things and enjoying the learning we are doing.
This term we are going to be doing a new topic, we are going to be looking at the Rain forest. We are moving onto look at multiplication and division in maths and learning about measuring area and perimeter in maths.
Can you believe that it December already! We can’t we have been doing so much learning that this term is passing us by so quickly.
We haven’t spoke much about topic but we have been so busy using our netbooks and laptops to help us create interesting fact files about Scottish Scientist. We have been using Microsoft word to create 4 very similar fact files with different information in each. It has taking lots of skills like researching, creating, remembering and even discussing. Once we are finished we are going to put some of our fact files up here for you to look at there truly awesome.
We we had the Christmas fare this week it 2as a pretty good turn out and we’re hoping that our lovely crafts we made everyone that joined us Wow! Like seriously Wow because they were spectacular.
We started a new chapter in our maths no problem workbooks we are looking at adding ands subtracting within a million. We are flying threw the lessons learning new strategies to help us complete tricky calculations.
we have also been learning lots more using digits, technologies, we started to learn how to touch type (that’s typing without looking at the keyboard) we know we are going to be professionals on now time.
Keep an eye on our blog for the ur Christmas’s concert pictures it’s the biggest thing on our learning calendar just now.
We have been increasing our time outside doing outdoor Numeracy. We have started doing it two days a week now doing Numeracy on a Monday and maths on a Thursday, ask any of us P6s and we can tell you the difference between Numeracy and maths.
We we have been looking at different types of nouns, we now know common, proper, abstract and collective nouns. We completed a task in groups of 4 to come up with as many different nouns as e could Miss Smith has displayed them in our classroom so that we use them in our writing.
In Digital technologies we have been learning lots about sending and receiving emails and also how to share documents with people we know.
It is also getting ever closer to Christmas so we have been practicing the songs for our Christmas concert, if you haven’t already please make sure you get tickets it going to be out of the world fantastic.
well until next time keep tuned in to see what we have been learning.
In literacy we were learning more about asking and answering questions, we spoke about mount cognito and how it helps us to make up more in-depth and challenging questions to use in our reading groups.
In maths we finished our first chapter on place value so we had a small assessment, we are looking forward to moving onto chapter two to learn more skills akin addition and subtraction.
In PE we had our last chance to work our core muscles because next week we are assessing ourselves to see if we have gotten any better at, sit ups, push up, Bailey bridges, squat thrust, shuttle runs and shooting. We are hoping that threw lots of practice our core body muscles will have strengthen and if not we have enjoyed learning about how to improve our muscles and keep healthy.
It it was our last week with Woman’s Aid, Hannah has been telling us all about domestic abuse at home and also about different kinds of abuse and how we can deal with it in different ways. We had another visit as well this week from the NSPCC that’s also told us about different types of abuse. We all now know the number to call if we want to talk to someone from the childline.
This week we learnt lots about Remembrance Day. We learnt ways about how we remember and why we remember, we also made Poppies because we now know that Poppies are a symbol of remembrance and are linked closely to the poem Flanders Field. Ask any of us we can tell you why we wear the Poppy. John Paul also reminded the class that we have purple poppies to help us remember all the animals that lost their lives during conflict.
This week we have been working hard on our Primary 6 assembly. Our assembly was about RESPECT. We spoke of the story from the Old Testament about Elijah and the widow. The widow put all her faith in Elijah and respected what Elijah was saying, enough to make bread for him before making bread for her and her son. We also reminded the school that God regards each of us as a unique individual of infinite value to him. We also reminded everyone that Nobody’s a Nobody.
We had My Albyati on Monday because Miss Smith was on an Outdoor Numeracy course. We came in and done SODA then we done some maths. Then we had play time after playtime we read a book then got ready for PE. In PE we were doing more push and exercises to help us get healthy. Then after PE we were learning more about Tiny Feet and we finished our day by laying a games of heads and tales – which was really good fun.
We have ben learning how to keep our handwriting neat and we have been getting better with our spelling “I’m actually really good at reading, I’m getting challenged, because every single page i’m reading is getting harder and harder.”
We got a letter from Australian pen pals, my pen pals name is Arlen, but everyone has different pen pals, we have been learning about the layout of informal letters. We are going to send these over to Australia.
On Friday we had two visitors, Tooth tigers told us how to brush our teeth properly, told us what would happen if we didn’t our teeth right and what to eat. They showed us wat makes your teeth rot and then we got to play games. We went to a station about questions about teeth brushing like “How many times do you have to brush your teeth a day?” and of course the answer is two so you got a sticker for every correct answer. This was my favourite I ended up with 3 stickers.
Our second visitor was from Woman Aid, we spoke about people emotions, and what can make them feel different ways. Our visitor Hannah, has been talking about bullying and domestic abuse it’s really intersting.
We have had a busy week, in maths we were learning how to add and subtract 5 and 6 digit numbers from 7 digit numbers. in outdoor maths we were challenging our ability to add and take away in our heads.
We were reading in literacy, continuing our Roald Dahl books, Ben and Gabi’s finished there book and were so excited they started another book they are reading Esio Trot now. Everyone else was reading there books trying to use expression and excited voices.
We are doing circuits in PE, lots of sit ups, push ups, squat thrusts and other things so we can keep our bodies fit and healthy.
This week has been lots of fun with 3 different fun things, Zoolab on Monday, Halloween parties on Thursday and on Friday a visitor from Woman’s Aid came to talk to us about healthy and unhealthy relationships.
The best thing about this week is sending emails, we can send emails from our own email addresses. Miss Smith had 72 emails but the end of digital technologies.
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