Primary 5 having fun at Dumfries House
Danger Detectives P6
On Tuesday afternoon P6 attended the Danger Detectives event in Kilmarnock. We had talks about fire safety and internet safety before participating in some workshops involving a variety of other scenarios where we had to think of potential risks and solutions. Our children were commended for their awareness, involvement and behaviour on the day.
On Friday 10th May P5/6 joined P7 on a very informative visit to the Saxen offices in Newmilns. We had a lovely day for the short walk and were made very welcome by the staff. Children had the opportunity to work on the company website, placing imaginary orders worth thousands of pounds! They also learned a bit about the design and production process. We were most impressed by the fabulous collections of office seating , furniture and lighting in the upstairs rooms and we admired the colourful floor to ceiling wall art. Thanks to Saxen for a great visit.
Scottish Wars of Independence Topic
P5/6 enjoyed an excellent visit from Kathryn Purchase of History Alive last Friday. Kathryn spent some time telling and dramatizing the story of the wars and then the children had a chance to get some “hands on ” experience with the medieval weapons and costumes. The experience really helped bring the topic to life and everyone seemed to enjoy it immensely. (See Photos)
On Thursday 21st March the class are holding an open afternoon for parents/carers to share their learning from this topic. Letters will be issued shortly with full details of this and we look forward to seeing you then.
Update January 2019
P5/6 are working hard on learning their poems for the annual Burns Competition. P5 are learning an extract from ” Address to the Toothache” and P6 are learning some verses from “To A Mouse”. Everyone is encouraged to try to learn as much as they can as part of their homework assignments for this term. The finalists will be chosen next week in preparation for the school Burns Assembly in February.
This term’s topic is based on Scottish Wars of Independence ( Scotland in the Middle Ages). As always if any child has relevant books, pictures etc to contribute , please bring them in for our display. We are also looking forward to a visit from ” History Alive ” later this term, which will give the children an opportunity to participate in workshops and activities based on the topic.
P5/6 enjoyed last week’s careers fair and should be commended on their interest. They asked lots of suitable questions and took part in a range of activities which encouraged them to think about the world of work and the opportunities available to them. I think we have a few budding designers and air traffic controllers in our midst.
Here is a preview of the Volcanoes Homework task, due by 7th December.
Children will be issued with copies on Monday .
Also a reminder of our enterprise activity: Guess the cuddly dog’s birthday. There are 365 dates to choose from so keep bringing in your 20 pences to maximise your chances of winning this lovely soft toy.
P5/6 Update – November
P5/6 are extremely involved in Expressive Arts this term. Mrs Meekin has been working with the class each week producing some great artwork and they are also currently learning their songs with Mrs Carrie for the Big Sing event at the Grand Hall on 28th November. ( Further information to follow). This will give the children an amazing opportunity to be part of a huge choir made up of several different schools.
Furthermore, today the class had a visitor. Joe Gallagher from the Creative Minds team worked with the children on producing ideas for a Visit Scotland style advert. We were very impressed with some of their ideas and Joe will return next week to complete the project.
While Scottish Tourism continues to be a context for learning this term we will also do a short science based topic on the Earth’s Structure and we will learn about the formation of a volcano. With this in mind, our homework task for November will be to research and make notes and drawings about a volcano of their choosing. Children will be given more detailed information in class.
P5/6 Homework Tasks
Just a reminder that enterprise homework tasks are due by 8th October. Children have had their list of choices for some time now so please do not leave it until the last minute. P56 Homework Tasks
Welcome to P5/6
P5/6 are settling well into their new class and we spent the first week getting to know each other.
Our class topic this term is Scottish Tourism. Children are invited to bring in postcards, pictures or books relating to places they may have visited or of famous Scottish landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, The Kelpies, Loch Ness, Culzean Castle etc.
Well done to Caitlin, Olivia, Kieran, Daniel and James from P6 who joined P7 at the Sportshall Athletics Tournament last Tuesday ( 28/08/18). The team performed with great enthusiasm, winning some of their races and were excellent ambassadors for their school.