21.22 Primary 5 Miss McColl

Friday 21st January 2022

Unfortunately there will be no Burns poetry recital competition this year. However, Primary 5 are going to be working on and learning ‘Up in the Morning Early’ by Robert Burns.

See below for the poem.

Cauld blaws the wind frae east to west,
The drift is driving sairly;
Sae loud and shrill’s I hear the blast,
I’m sure it’s winter fairly.

Up in the morning’s no for me,
Up in the morning early;
When a’ the hills are cover’d wi’ snaw,
I’m sure its winter fairly.

The birds sit chittering in the thorn,
A’ day they fare but sparely;
And lang’s the night frae e’en to morn,
I’m sure it’s winter fairly.

Up in the morning’s no for me,
Up in the morning early;
When a’ the hills are cover’d wi’ snaw,
I’m sure its winter fairly.

Monday 17th January 2022

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Friday 14th January 2022

And that marks the end of our Natural Disasters Topic!!!

Great learning took place during this and some fabulous collaborative and co-operative team work!!

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Monday 10th January 2022

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Please note you will have 2 weeks to complete the Topic work.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Can’t wait to see you all back in class. Looking forward to the new year and the fun learning journey ahead of us!!

    Hello everyone and a HUGE welcome to our blog page for 2021/22

Back to School – Stukeley Meadows

 

Unfortunately, due to current government guidelines, we are unable to invite parents and carers in to class at the moment. Please see the PowerPoint below for information and support about some of the things we will be learning in Primary 5.

Meet-the-teacher-P5 Miss McColl

HOMEWORK 

Homework will be issued on a Monday for the following week. Children will be given a password passport to take home with them. This will allow children to login to the educational sites and complete activities/games.

P.E. UPDATE

This term our P.E. days will be on a Monday with myself and a Wednesday with Mrs Scarisbrick. 

Please note:

  • Children must ensure they have suitable INDOOR shoes.
  • Plain water must be brought on P.E days to prevent the floor in the hall becoming sticky.
  • All jewellery, including earrings, must be removed. 
  • All hair must be tied back with a bobble.
  • Gym bags can be brought in and left in the cloakrooms

Click to access EAC-PE-Policy-Statement.pdf

Here it states,  Health & Safety during Physical Education Lessons East Ayrshire Council advises that class teaches do not permit the wearing of any jewellery during physical education lessons, extra-curricular activities or school based activity. This includes all piercings, rings, watches and wrist accessories. Any items of jewellery will not be covered up. If pupils are wearing jewellery that cannot be removed they will be given a non-practical task, related to the learning in the physical education lesson to complete.

Accelerated Reader

In P5 children have selected reading books from the school library that they will begin to bring home. The books they have chosen will be based on the Star Reading Assessments they completed prior to the October break. This is an online test which is used to measure your child’s reading level. Children are then given a ZPD range (Zone of Proximal Development) which enables them to choose an appropriate book. We use the Accelerated Reader programme to support children to select a book that will develop their reading skills. A book that is not too difficult but not too easy for them to read independently.

Once children are finished reading their selected book, they will complete an online quiz (with

in 24 hours of finishing the book) which will indicate how well they have understood what they have read.

Please ensure your child has this personal reading book with them each day in order for them to read it during personal reading sessions in class. A new book cannot be given until the previous one has been returned to the library.

Children will continue to develop their reading skills through the Active Literacy Programme and through group reading sessions. These books will be for use in class only.

Alternatively if your child has a book at home they would like to read you can search up a book to find the ZPD number: AR Find a Book

Accelerated Reader quizzes can also be completed at home: AR Quiz

Homework Week beginning 13th December

To be completed by Monday 20th December

Wk beg 13.12.21

Wednesday 1st December 2021

Today at ICT the children were practising their common words, changing the font and colour and also accessing the immersive reader function to hear their words being read aloud. Some of us even changed the language to learn new vocabulary.

Tuesday 30th November 2021

Here are P5 building their homes which hopefully will be able to withstand the effects of flooding…

Homework Week beginning 29th November

To be completed by Monday 6th December

Numeracy - Navigate

Login to Active Learn Primary with your login details and have a go at the games that have been allocated to you.

Active Learn Primary login page

Multiplication & Division

Practise your times tables every night

Click on the link below for some examples of fun activities that you can do with your child. The expectations refer to the English Curriculum so not to worry too much about the introduction section. 

Times Table Activities
Homework Grid Activities

 

Digital Literacy 4 Summer - Content - ClassConnect

Continue to read your personal reading book at home (at least 10 minutes each night). Remember to bring your book into class to complete a Quiz and get a new book.

Login to Nessy and try to complete 10 minutes of your individual targeted lessons each night. 

 Nessy login page

Thursday 25th November 

Here are P5 working through their ideas and specifications to design their homes after doing their research on common features of flood-proof houses. They discussed the properties of different materials before deciding which would be best to use to withstand a flood. 

Each team were given a budget to encourage them to reduce the costs where possible and to think about using locally-resourced, sustainable materials. 

Tuesday 23rd November

Primary 5’s Topic this term is Natural Disasters. This week pupils will be looking at flooding around the world to  then design and build a model of a flood-proof house.
Flooding due to climate change can have a devastating effect on people’s lives. Set on the fictitious island of Watu, pupils will explore how STEM skills can be used to help communities be better prepared for flooding.
The challenge: Working as a team pupils design and make a model of a home able to withstand the effects of flooding…

We would like to kindly ask if there is any recyclable materials that could be donated for us to use to build our models. We were thinking things like:

  • foil food trays or card wrapped in foil 
  • plastic bottles
  • cardboard
  • lollipop sticks
  • plastic packaging
Here are the children in action finding out about their new community and deciding where the best location is for them to build their house.

 

Homework Week beginning 22nd November

To be completed by Monday 29th November

Numeracy - Navigate

Login to Active Learn Primary with your login details and have a go at the games that have been allocated to you.

Active Learn Primary login page

Multiplication & Division

Practise your times tables every night

Click on the link below for some examples of fun activities that you can do with your child. The expectations refer to the English Curriculum so not to worry too much about the introduction section. 

Times Table Activities
Homework Grid Activities

 

Digital Literacy 4 Summer - Content - ClassConnect

Continue to read your personal reading book at home (at least 10 minutes each night). Remember to bring your book into class to complete a Quiz and get a new book.

Login to Nessy and try to complete 10 minutes of your individual targeted lessons each night. 

 Nessy login page

Monday 15th November

Here’s what Primary 5 have been getting up to this week …

In ICT we were researching tsunamis as part of our Natural Disasters Topic

As part of Road Safety Week we completed a starter task with tongue twisters and anagrams all about Road Safety Heroes.

To celebrate Book Week 2021, we took part in a Book Personality Quiz to find out what kind of books we might like to read…

We also worked in pairs during our reading time to create a series of statements which could have been said by different characters in our reading books. We had to think about the characters’ actions, behaviours and how they might speak.

Book Week Scotland 2021 celebrating tenth year | The Edinburgh Reporter

As it is Book Week Scotland Primary 5 will be taking part in a task from the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

We will also have at least 10 minutes of personal reading time each day as always.  Enjoy reading a book together with your child this week!

Homework Week beginning 15th November

To be completed by Monday 22nd November

Numeracy - Navigate

Login to Active Learn Primary with your login details and have a go at the games that have been allocated to you.

Active Learn Primary login page

Multiplication & Division

Practise your times tables every night

Digital Literacy 4 Summer - Content - ClassConnect

Continue to read your personal reading book at home (at least 10 minutes each night). Remember to bring your book into class to complete a Quiz and get a new book.

Login to Nessy and complete 10 minutes of your individual targeted lessons. 

 Nessy login page

Road Safety Week | Brake

The JRSO’s are running a competition for the children to design a Road Safety Hero as part of Road Safety Week. 

Templates for this have been sent home and entries must be returned by Friday 19th November!

Friday 12th November

Next week it is Anti-Bullying Week, during this week  we are running an Acts of Kindness Class Competition. All children will get a sheet to record any acts of kindness and should put a bead in their class jar for every act.

The sheets will be completed in class each morning however Acts of Kindness are not only displayed in school/ in the classroom.

The class who has the most beads will win a prize!

The children enjoyed a treat this afternoon for winning Mauchline’s October Challenge! We got ice lollies and lounged back to watch Home Alone! Getting us all in the Christmas Spirit. Ho Ho Ho!!

Homework Week beginning 8th November

To be completed by Monday 15th November

Numeracy - Navigate

Login to Active Learn Primary with your login details and have a go at the games that have been allocated to you.

Active Learn Primary login page

Multiplication & Division

Practise your times tables every night

Digital Literacy 4 Summer - Content - ClassConnect

Continue to read your personal reading book at home (at least 10 minutes each night). Remember to bring your book into class to complete a Quiz and get a new book.

Login to Nessy and complete 10 minutes of your individual targeted lessons. 

 Nessy login page

Active Literacy : We have been looking at spelling rules. The one we are focusing on this week is ‘q’ is always followed by ‘u’. Together they make the sound ‘kw’, e.g., in the word queen.

Choose 3-4 words each night with the kw sound to practise. Choose from our words below or alternatively see if you can find more of your own words. 

question    quality      Earthquake       square      quack        quickly

quit          quiet         squint       consequence      squirrel     quiz

quantum          quartz      squid         squat          queen        queue

headquarters            squeak

Dyslexia Awareness Week - Spratton Hall

This week children were taking part in activities to raise awareness about Dyslexia. P5 managed to get through a WHOLE day  without lifting a pen/pencil for 
No Pens Wednesday!!!

Miss McColl might have used a sneaky pen to take the lunch orders…shhh

Here’s what we got up to…

To start our day we were completing games on Active Learn during our ICT time to consolidate our learning in Maths

Next, we watched videos of young people tell their stories of what classroom learning is like for them with dyslexia. They described the difficulties they faced but also what practical strategies they use to help with their learning.  Some fantastic discussions came afterwards. 

Then it was time for P.E. with Mrs Scarisbrick. Hockey sticks at the ready and P5 were showing off their skills of passing and receiving the ball safely.

Finally we rounded off our day with some personal reading time and a few board games to practise making and spelling plural nouns!!

Homework Week beginning 1st November

To be completed by Monday 8th November

Numeracy - Navigate

Login to Active Learn Primary with your login details and have a go at the games that have been allocated to you.

Active Learn Primary login page

Head over to  Topmarks Rocket Rounding for more practise of rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Remember the rule!!!

Rounding Rules

Digital Literacy 4 Summer - Content - ClassConnect

  • Continue to read your personal reading book at home (at least 10 minutes each night). Remember to bring your book into class to complete a Quiz and get a new book.
  • Login to Nessy and complete 10 minutes of your individual targeted lessons.  Nessy login page
  • Complete the Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check sheet.

Dyslexia Awareness Week - Spratton Hall

Children in P5 have been sent home with a poster template that they can use to show the strengths and challenges that someone with dyslexia may face. Alternatively children can write a poem all about dyslexia.

Clink on the links below for more information and to hear young people’s voices and stories.

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https://reach.scot/dyslexia/dyslexia-poetry/

All entries must be returned by Friday 5th November. Competition winners will receive a prize!

Homework Week beginning 25th October

To be completed by Tuesday 2nd November

Numeracy - Navigate

Login to Active Learn Primary with your login details and have a go at the games that have been allocated to you.

Active Learn Primary login page

Digital Literacy 4 Summer - Content - ClassConnect

  • Continue to read your personal reading book at home (at least 10 minutes each night). Remember to bring your book into class to complete a Quiz and get a new book.
  • Login to Nessy and complete 10 minutes of your individual targeted lessons.

Nessy login page

Thursday 21st October

I hope you all had a lovely October break!! Our first week back has flown by and all the children in Primary 5  have worked really hard.

Click on the links below for an overview of our learning so far…

Learning so Far

Learning so far

Friday 1st October

Here is what we have been up to this week…

We celebrated the European Day of Languages!

We had a Maths focus for #MathsWeekScotland looking at curves of pursuit and symmetry all around us

Friday 24th September

There are two very useful Powerpoints in the main blog page to help parents/carers learn a little more about ‘Phonological Awareness’ and ‘Helping Children to Listen’.

Please click on the links below to take you straight there:

Teaching Children to Listen

Speech sounds development webinar for families in East Ayrshire

 

I hope you have all enjoyed your first couple of weeks back at school in Primary 5. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all and playing games!

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Hello boys and girls,

I am delighted to let you know that your new teacher for next session in Primary 5 is Miss McColl.

I have arranged to meet her today and I will bring her along to meet you too! Pin on EMOJI

Miss McColl has made a video for you to watch so that you can find out some more about her and… she’s really looking forward to reading all about you in your PLP mind map activity you completed on Move Up day.

Hope you have a…

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Mrs McKinlay

 

 

 

 

 

Good morning Primary 5!!

A very warm welcome to your new class!

 

 

 

Unfortunately the school does not yet know the name of your teacher for next session, but I am really looking forward to seeing you and being in your class one day every week. As soon as we know who your teacher is going to be we will let you know!Cartoon Animated Happy Face Emoji Hello - cartoon lovers

So that your new teacher can get to know you a bit better, I have added a sheet for you to complete…

PLP – All About Me – second

I have also popped this sheet in to give you some ideas and prompts on how to complete the sheet! How Lucky I Am… | Humorous Dispassionate

PLP – All About me example

Here’s some things about me…

  • I have 2 daughters and 3 granddaughters… and they keep me very busy!!
  • I love drawing and painting, especially using acrylic paints with vibrant colours.
  • I enjoy relaxing on the sofa with a good book to read and a cuppa.
  • My favourite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast.
  • My favourite colour is pink!!

Now it’s your turn…

Try to include as much detail as possible because your new teacher doesn’t know anything about you and I’m sure she’ll be really excited and keen to find out as much as she can! 

I look forward to receiving your completed sheets and I’ll keep them safe for your new teacher to read. See you soon…

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