Earthquakes!

This week we have been learning about earthquakes. We have been finding out why they happen and how they impact on people and the landscape. As part of our learning we took notes, made a glossary, organised the Mercalli scale by severity and we read a newspaper article about an earthquake in Nepal.

Term 1 Overview

P6c Term 1 OverviewHere is an overview of what, and how, we will be learning in term 1 in primarcy 6c.

Meet the Teacher Evening

It was nice to see so many of you at the event last night. You can view the powerpoint with some useful information here if you were unable to attend.

Kirkhill Primary Meet the Teacher September 2019 P6c

Beliefs

Using bullet points to note down the key information.

Making notes in our own words under the relevant headings.
Looking for images to help us illustrate our leaflets.
Yesterday we looked at a variety of leaflets and explored what makes a good leaflet. Today we were given the task of creating our own leafet. The first step was to research the information that would go in our leaflet using a help sheet and the chrome books. We made notes of the key information under headings. Our notes will help us to create our leaflets next week.

Week One – Natural Disasters Homework

WOW! We are loving the homework that was handed in today – both electronically and in person. There was a variety of completed tasks from videos to models, all showing a range of impressive skills. We look forward to seeing what comes in next week!
Special congratulations to those of you who managed to upload your completed tasks on teams. Don’t forget to log in and read your feedback.

Natural Disasters

Working together to categorise types of natural disasters

Recording our findings as a table.
Today we tried sorting natural disasters into different types. We worked in groups to try and organise them under headings. We all had great ideas but eventually we agreed on sorting them under these headings – hydrological, geological and meteorological. We recorded this information as a table in our jotters.

OUTDOOR LEARNING CLOTHING – AMENDMENT

Different outdoor learning experiences offer opportunities for personal and learning skills development in areas such as communication, problem solving, information technology, working with others and thinking skills. Learning in the outdoors can make significant contributions to literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing. Therefore, outdoor learning offers many opportunities for learners to deepen and contextualise their understanding within curriculum areas, and for linking learning across the curriculum in different contexts and at all levels.

(Learning and Teaching Scotland, 2010)

 

At Kirkhill Primary we strive to provide regular outdoor learning experiences for all our children.  As a school we have a fantastic outdoor space which can be used across the curriculum to develop our children socially, emotionally and academically. During last session we had a super Science Garden added to our fantastic Eco garden and we can’t wait to explore here and other areas of our school grounds!

 

To allow all pupils to access outdoor learning in the changeable Scottish weather, we would appreciate the children bringing in outdoor clothing (wellies, rain jackets and trousers) on days they will be learning outdoors. Class teachers will let you know via the class blogs the days that these are required so that you can keep them at home on other days.  Also, if you have any spare items which your child is not using any more and you are happy to give these to the school, please put this in a bag with it clearly labelled as spare clothing for the school to allow items to be shared with our families.

 

Thank you in advance with your support with outdoor learning and please get in touch if you have any questions. This support will allow our children to have a fantastic time learning outdoors come rain or shine!

Homework for the week beginning Monday 2nd September 2019

Your homework for this week can be found on our class microsoft team.
Remember, it can be found by clicking on the red tile titled “Office 365 Home” then selecting “teams”.

Off to an inspiring start in P6c!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in P6c!

We used the laptops to research some inspirational people such as Malala, Martin Luther King and Helen Keller. We found out about their lives, the difficulties they had to overcome and their amazing achievements. We looked for inspiring quotes from them and identified personal qualities they held. Then, in groups we worked together to make posters to share our findings with the rest of the class. Our inspiring posters about inspirational people are displayed outside our classroom and we hope they will inspire others when they see them.