Homework Project Monday 23rd February, Due Friday 6th March

Two Week Research Project

Homework Monday 3rd February, due Friday 14th February

Spelling – Access https://www.spellingcity.com/users/MrsKHorne, select the correct lists use spellingcity’s games to help you learn your words. Each week you are also to learn five words that you have selected yourself with the spelling rule taught on Mondays. These will not be on spelling city. Instead, practise the rule making your words using active strategies (writing words on a partners back to guess, make with pasta or playdoh, rainbow writing, cheerleading the words etc…). You do not hand evidence of this in to school. It should be short, fun and engaging. You will complete a short dictation which uses words of a similar difficulty, though not the 5 specific words, which follow the spelling rule on Fridays.

**This week is week 13, the rule is words ending in ‘l’ and ‘ll’**

Science and Numeracy –

Access East Renfrewshire’s Libraries Website and use the class login . When you first open the link select Children’s > School Children > Homework and this will allow you to open the link to the Britannica Library site which East Renfrewshire libraries pay to access. This allows you to open more information than on the Britannica website, and ensures your search is safer than on google.  You are also able to access ebooks and audiobooks through the Borrowbox link on the ERC Libraries website.

LIBRARY BRITANNICA LOGIN

You are going to research one of the eight planets of our solar system. You have to display the information you find in an interesting and creative way.

You must include:

  • The name of the planet: Does its name have any meaning?
  • How the planet was discovered.
  • The planet’s distance from the sun. What size is the planet? Can you compare this to something else to help us imagine its size?
  • The length of the planet’s days and years.
  • The average temperature on the planet. Does it have seasons?
  • Which materials the planet is predominantly made from.
  • A description of the planets appearance, especially any interesting features.
  • Information about moons orbiting the planet. If there are any can you include some more information, for example: how many, when were they discovered, do they have names, are they similar to the planet they orbit?

Make your display as exciting and interactive as you can. You will present your findings to groups on Friday the 14th of February so DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR DISPLAY WITH YOU. Have fun!

  • You can also include other information you discover! (e.g. How much does the average person weigh on the planet (find out about its gravitational pull)? Have we sent any probes, satellites or rovers to the planet?)

 

 

 

Scotland Street School Trip

P6a enjoyed a fantastic step back in time on Tuesday. We visited Scotland Street Museum and took part in a school workshop*

Alexander B – We got to dress up when we got there. The boys had to wear a waistcoat and special collar which had ribbon that you tied in a bow.

Samantha – We had to wear a white dress. We had to tie it at the back.

Anna – It was frilly at the sleeves and had patterns on it.

Annie – It looked like an apron.

Dhanya – It was open at the back, but we had our uniforms underneath.

Calum – We had to line up. We put our right hand on the right shoulder of the person in front of us to get in a straight line and then we stepped back…

Alex – To make sure we were equally spaced out from each other.

Calum – So then the teacher came out of the class. Girls and boys were in separate lines and the teacher put us boy, girl and we were told where to sit.

Alasdair – In the line we had to line up smallest at the front and tallest at the back. It was a way to line up like in Victorian times.

Luca – The teacher was scary! She shouted a lot because she was acting like we were in the Victorian era. She said we were in 1884. It was written on the board.

Grace – We did a clock face for times tables and we started by chanting our timestables and we all had a turn of standing up and answering a multiplication question. She used the clock face to show us the question.

Katie – We did a mental maths test on a slate.

Adam – We used a special pen that could write on a slate.

Emma – Also when the teacher asked us a question we had to address her as Maam or we would have to stay standing. When we were writing the copperplate alphabet on paper we used a special pen and dipped it in ink.

Anna – She also threathened to use the belt and she whacked it on the back of Alex’s desk. It was scary and made a big noise!

Arnav – We had to sit with our feet flat on the floor, our spine at the back of our chair (Mrs Horne said that we should be sitting like this just now as it is good for our posture and concentration) and our arms crossed. Even if we moved a little bit she would shout at us,

Ruqqiya – We always had to sit facing the front.

Jonny – When we were doing the mental maths I had to stand up and so did others because we were smiling when she was giving me into trouble for not sitting properly.

Magnus – She showed us the punishments we might have got and I got to wear the dunces hat. It liked it because it was funny but I wouldn’t have liked it back then!

Safa – At the end she stopped acting and she asked if anyone had ink on our hands. We all put our hands up. She said she was very sorry as the ink was from last Friday and that ink would never come off. We were pretty scared as we had a lot of it on our hands but it was just a joke.

Maya – She then dressed like a janitor.

Annie – She showed us what they did at playtime.

Alexander E – The boys and the girls had separate areas for playtime.

We all enjoyed our day!

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Sumdog Tables Challenge – Week 2

This week’s winner with the highest number of correctly answered questions in Annie! Our winner for highest percentage correct is Alexander B! Well done both of you!

The official Sumdog Challenge begins next Friday and runs until the 9th of January. Good luck!

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!

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.

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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?

Dancing Raisins

First we got a beaker and filled it with 200ml of water. Then we put in 1 Alka-Seltzer into it. Next we added 10 raisins and it started to fizz. The raisins sunk to the bottom and bubbles were attracted to the raisins. After that the gas bubbles lifted the raisins to the top of the beaker and then the gas evaporated into the atmosphere and the raisins fell to the bottom.

By Safa and Ruqqiya

Dancing Raisins

We first got a beaker then we added 200ml of water. Next we put 10 raisins into the water after that we dropped 1 Alka-seltzer. After that everything started to bubble. At first the raisins sunk to the bottom but then it floated up and down.