I have attached below the information which you will also have received through the Friday Bundle. If you wish toi submit an entry for the competition you are welcome to work on this over the holidays. You will also have the opportunity to complete this as your homework task for the first week back. Any entries should be brought in on Friday 25th October 2019., with your name, age, class and school on the reverse.
Today two visitors came in the morning and joined us while we were doing our science work. They were the new girls who will be joining our class in a few weeks. They joined in during science. We were testing the circuits we had looked at last week to see if our predictions were right or wrong. We realised quite quickly when we actually made the circuit that diagrams without the battery symbol wouldn’t have any power. We also saw that two bulbs with one battery are dimmer than one bulb would be. The girls are twins and they were both lovely. We were all very excited to meet them and were happy when they were able to stay at break time too!
by Ruqqiya and Mrs Horne
Unsurprisingly there was overwhelming support across Kirkhill during our ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ event where pupils wore items of red to show they would not tolerate racism of any kind. In P6a we had long red socks, red tops, hair bobbles, some even wore red from head to toe! In P6a we recognise that Everyone is Different and Everyone is the Same!
(Picture to follow, check back soon!)
Homework is now available to view on Microsoft Teams. This week we are investigating our home to create a graph, completing a spreadsheet using formula used in class and using https://www.spellingcity.com/users/MrsKHorne to practise our spelling rule.
Homework is always explained clearly and carefully in class on either Friday or Monday to ensure understanding, but if they forget anything we are happy to discuss this again.
All children have checked again that they are able to access glow. A few passwords have been changed over the last two weeks to two words with no capitals and one space, to aid recall. Please check your child is able to open their homework at home, and understands their tasks each Monday night. This will allow us time to arrange computer access over the week if neccessary. It can be completed any night Monday – Thursday but we recommend not leaving it to Thursday night as homework can be time consuming. Recommended length, set out in our school Homework Policy, is 20-30 minutes a night for P5 and P6. If you find tasks are taking your child too long please just stop and send in a short note.
Occassionally there may be events happening at home over the week. We both completely understand this. A short note on Friday explaining this is why homework could not be completed on time is perfect. If your child is repeatedly stuggling with homework, please do contact us so that we can help but hopefully this will not be the case.
We hope to be able to share photos of P6a enjoying their learning during the year. Once GDPR photo permissions are returned, and responses collated, we will take turns to add these to the blog during our ICT lessons. Photos will be posted without pupil names attached. Mrs Horne will contact you, to confirm preferences if you have indicated you would not like photos online, over the next few weeks.
Thank you for your patience, and please keep checking for updates!
Thanks to everyone who managed to drop by last night to ‘Meet the Teachers’. We realise with clubs and activities it is not always possible to attend events so below is the PowerPoint with information which was displayed through the night. We are looking forward to a productive year, watching each pupil mature, grow in confidence and develop their knowledge and skills. There will be many more opportunities to enjoy a visit Kirkhill, over the course of P6.