Tables Challenge

Well done, Arnav! You achieved the highest percentage accuracy score this week!

Congratulations Emma! You answered the highest number of calculations correctly this week!

Technology Challenge

The Kirkhill Primary Technology House Challenge will be held next Friday (13th December). You have arranged your groups and discussed some ideas in class. You can use Teams to organise who is responsible for bringing in the resources you plan to use (junk modelling), but don’t give away any ideas!

 Primary 6 Technology Challenge

Design Brief:

The recent bad weather has damaged your chimney. You will need to build a new chimney and fireplace which Santa can fit down to deliver the presents.

Design Criteria:

The chimney must be half a metre tall.

The chimney must be free standing.

There must be enough room for Santa and his presents to fit down.

 

Tables Challenge

Today, in class, we talked about starting a class tables challenge in January. Then this afternoon, coincidentally, I received an email letting me know there is a Sumdog Tables Holiday Challenge.

It begins on the 20th of December and runs until the 9th of January. The winners will be the class with the most correct answers over the course of the challenge. Sumdog goodie bags will be awarded to the winning class and runners up!

In order to prepare for this, as accuracy is key, I have set up two mini-challenges, one over the next two days, and one next week, which you can try if you have time. This is completely optional, as is the Sumdog Challenge, however both would definitely help you to develop your speed and accuracy in preparation for our own class challenge!

To join the challenge log in to your Sumdog account. After you complete the warm up activity select the green button (x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7)  underneath the blue ‘Maths’ button. This will take you to the tables section. You will see that this week’s challenge is to complete 50 questions.

Good Luck!

Math Games Open Afternoon

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.

Devices

If you are able, please bring your charged devices to school on Thursday.

If possible could you download the Teams app to your device if you were unable to access Teams this week before Thursday.

Thank you!

Homework 25th November, Due Friday 29th November

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?

Reading to P2

This morning we read Fairy Stories we wrote with Mrs Jamieson to Mrs Wallace’s class. They really enjoyed our stories!

Dancing raisins

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!