Today P5E were continuing to explore 2D shapes. We took part in 3 stations. These 2 stations focused on tiling or tesselation using 2 D shapes:
This station focused on the Ancient Chinese tangram puzzles where the same 7 2D shapes are used to create different pictures:
The class really enjoyed these activities and said they would like to do them again.
Reminder that all of P5 will be visiting the Dick Institute for the Imprint book festival on Wednesday 21st November.
Update on information- the workshop involves meeting an author, David MacPhail, who will discuss his work and how he develops his ideas.
P5I and P5E – coach leaves at 10.30 am and arrives back around 12.30 ish (pupils will have an early playtime in school)
P5M and P5B – coach leaves 1pm and arrives back before 3pm (pupils will have an early lunch at 12noon in school). This workshop is run by the Dick Institute but will take place in the Palace Theatre due to a clash in bookings.
There is no cost for the trip. No new consent forms were given out for this trip as it was covered in the annual consent form (a blue colour) given out and returned at the beginning of term 1.
All primary 5 classes will be visiting the Dick Institute on Wednesday 21st November. It is part of the Imprint book festival and pupils will be attending a workshop in the library:
Workshop 1 – P5I and P5E
Workshop 2 – P5M and P5B
Pupils will be travelling by coach. There is no cost for this trip. Pupils will be in school as normal for their break and lunch.
If you are able help on the trip please let you child’s class teacher know or contact the office.
P5E were learning about the importance of Remembrance Day 2018 and designed medals in honour of those who fought in the war. They all made a super effort and created lovely designs. Miss Ellis was delighted with their hard work and creativity.
A big thank you to all pupils and parents who donated and participated in our ‘Onthank Danceathon’.
We all enjoyed sessions led by the dance coach Claire Adam who has appeared on the reality TV programme “Got to Dance”.
We raised an amazing total of £469.42 for the STV Children’s Appeal 2018!!
Mr McIlwraith and Steven Swan led a drama activity with our class today. Pupils were acting out a scene from the film Snow White. They had to think about using their voices, facial expressions, body movement and props effectively. The pupils had a great time. There were some Oscar winning performances!
More excellent and creative work from some of our pupils:
P5E made a super effort with their topic homework this term and brought in a variety of work that showed their knowledge of Knights and Castles. Thank you to anyone at home who helped and it would seem the children enjoyed the experience. More pictures will be added if any pupils have yet to bring in their work.
P5E visited Dundonald Castle today to further their knowledge of medieval times.
We got to see and try different types of armour, experience the skill of falconry and tour the castle. Our day ended with a pretend battle involving foam swords.
It was great.
Thank you to all the staff at Dundonald Castle for giving us a wonderful day.
More pictures will be on display at parents afternoon /evening.
As part of our Knights and Castles topic Primary 5 classes will be visiting Dundonald Castle. Each class will be going on a different day:
P5E Tuesday 2nd October
P5I Thursday 4th October
P5B Tuesday 9th October
P5M Thursday 11th October
The cost of the trip is £5 per pupil. Parent Pay for this trip will be set up on Tuesday 25th September.
Pupils will need a packed lunch (free school meals will be entitled to a free packed lunch).
Please consider the weather – pupils may need to wrap up as part of the day requires being outside.
If you can help out on the trip please let your class teacher know as we may require helpers.
As part of Maths Week all Primary 5 pupils have been assigned some Active Maths games. These games aim to reinforce pupils’ knowledge of whole numbers and rounding to 10 and 100. Please use your Bug Club login details to access these games.
For spelling pupils have once again been given a sheet where the focus is 3 phonemes that we have been exploring in class. New this week – Chilli Challenge! Pick the follow up task you think you can handle. Complete this challenge in your new homework jotter.
All work is to be completed and handed in on Friday.
Thank you! 🙂
Primary 5 are exploring the features of non-fiction texts this term.
P5E were showing that they could identify these features during a fun scavenger hunt. They were to choose a non-fiction book and stick a post it note next to the feature they found. Some groups were very quick demonstrating excellent knowledge of non-fiction text features.
This term Primary 5E have been using their ICT skills to research information on countries participating in the World Cup.
They had to find out lots of facts, locate their country on a world map and accurately copy down the country’s flag.
Then pupils were asked to create a bigger design of their flag using paint.
Miss Ellis was so impressed with their fantastic art work that she asked pupils if the flags could be used on the Girl Guiding float that was entering the Stewarton Bonnet Guild gala day parade last weekend. This meant hundreds of people got to see their excellent work.
All the Stewarton Brownie and Guide leaders would like to thank P5E for allowing us to use their flags.
P5 visited the Glasgow Science Centre. They got to try out lots of different science experiments, went to the cinema to watch ‘Into the Arctic’ and of course visited the shop!
A big thank you to all of our parent helpers who also came along.
Our P5s have created a model to transport tomatoes from the mountain to the market. We used lots of resources including K’Nex, Lego, art straws, cups and much more. We think they look great.