This afternoon we opened the classroom doors and welcomed many of our parents to join us. We were playing a variety of numeracy games, demonstrating different, fun, ways to develop the speed and accuracy of number fact recall. These can be enjoyed at home too. Thank you to all who were able to join us. We understand this is a very hectic time of year and it is not always possible to get away from work.
Primary 6 have an artistic challenge to round off 2019’s homework. Taking inspiration from the Strathbungo Winter Wanderland we would like you to use one window in your home to create an art installation which should be viewed from outside at night time. Many examples can be found online and I have included a selection below:
This does not need to be a stained glass window. It can be anything at all. You can making use of colour carefully selecting transparent, translucent and opaque materials. You can create a display of something you collect, or your favourite toys, but you must think how to present them with the window framing your work. You could create a sculpture, one year a home had mountains created with sheets, a bike hung above that being ridden by a man created by stuffed clothes and a football. Another window was filled with balloons. You might want to share a message, you might want to create a snow scene for winter, ‘tis the season!
You should produce an annotated sketch of your plan before you begin. This should be brought into school with you on the 13th. We will be sharing our experiences, including any difficulties and how we overcame problems.
Share your work by taking a picture from outside your home, This can be ‘handed in’ on Teams or emailed to the school address. We will add the photos to the class blog for all to see. You could also invite your friends to come and see your work as the nights become dark earlier. It is up to you how long you keep your installation on display.
Spelling – Identify and spell words using the spelling rules for Week 8 and 9 words on spellingcity.com. See previous homework for further details.
Reading Passport – Begin your Reading Passport by completing your basic information, writing about the book you are currently reading, setting yourself 3 interesting reading challenges and writing about your den building challenge from last week.
Numeracy – Group measure task sheet. Complete this work in your numeracy homework jotter. If calculations are included please show working as discussed in class.
Science – Be on the look out for chemical reactions you may see everyday. Clues that a chemical reaction may have taken place, rather than just a physical reaction, include colour changes, gas released or texture change. At least one new substance must be formed and usually you can not go back to the original state. We discussed some examples and exceptions this week in class. Can you write four more in your numeracy jotter under your maths work?
Tomorrow we will be reading our stories to P2a in the morning. After break we will be holding the P6 Book Swap in our room. Bring in a book you have enjoyed but would like to swap. You will place your no longer required book on the tables and can take any other book from the table to replace it. It is now your book to enjoy (and swap next year). We will be den building in the afternoon. Bring a onesie, dressing gown or cosy jumper, covers and blankets, a pillow and a good book to read (not swap). We will turn over our desks to make cosy nooks and enjoy reading together. You can even brig your favourite cuddily toy to keep you company!
Today we brought in our own devices. We took photos on our devices of the chemical reactions experiment using alka-seltzer, water and raisins.After a while the raisins started to dance. We wrote a report explaining all about It!
Today we did a science experiment. We used rasins Alka-sletzer and water. First we put 200ml of water in a beaker. Then we were given the Alka-sletzer tablet to put in the water with the rasins. as soon as we put the rasins in with the tablet and the water the rasins got surrounded with bubbles then some started to rise to the top. – Hannah