Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath
Primary: P1-4 GLE Term: 1
Interdisciplinary Topic: Castles
This term, pupils will be learning about the past through the context of castles. They will be developing:-
· mapping skills,
· knowledge of local area and within Scotland,
· Research skills
· ICT skills
· Comparing and contrasting(recognising changes)
· Expressive arts through art , music and dance
Imaginative writing will be developed. Finding and using information will be a focus, using castles as a context for learning.
Pupils will be looking at shapes and learning about properties when building model castles.
Social Studies: Pupils will be learning about:-
People, Past Event, places and society, through the topic of castles. They will research castles in their local area and within Scotland
Pupils will be working with Fiona MacIsaac to develop their skills in art, and will work in groups to build model castles and a large castle to develop role play. As a celebration of our learning, we will round off our year of our topic by having a banquet. Nursery pupils will be invited to come along. Pupils will help organise and prepare banquet and demonstrate what they’ve learned.
Pupils will use ICT skills to enhance their learning, through researching, word processing and using powerpoint.
Mathematics & Numeracy;
· Counting activities
· Learn Its
· Place value
· Estimating and rounding
· Patterns and relationships
· Addition and Subtraction
Literacy & English
Writing – Personal Writing:-/Imaginative Writing
· Sentence openers
· Use of connectives
Reading – Finding and Using Information
Pupils will be focused on finding and using information, through topic work
Listening & Talking – Enjoyment and Choice and creating texts.
Pupils to bring in items for show and tell, to encourage talking and listening to an audience. (October/November)
Health & Wellbeing :Social and Emotional
· Pupils will be learning about their needs and wants and things they value.
· Personal qualities
· Choices and change
Pupils will be developing their digital literacy through creating power points and accessing glow.
Please click on the following links to access the newsletter for the 4 October, 10 October 2019 and the dates for your diary.
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Changes to School Meals Menu
Thursday 24 October 2019
Sausage, beans and potatoes
Friday 25 October 2019
Fish, peas and chips
Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake
Please click on the link below to access details about the Stickleback Project and funding from the Royal Society.
Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath
Primary: P5-7 GLE Term: 1
|Interdisciplinary Topic: The Ages/Early Man
Children will learn about Early Man and the development of humans through the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Linking in with sustainability, children will develop their understanding of how humans existed through sustainable means and compare this with modern day living.
Learning will begin with the importance of the work done by archaeologists and what their discoveries tell us about life in the past. Children will then move on to learn about the Stone Age and be able to locate historical sites on a map including local historical sites from this time period. Children will learn about the types of houses that were lived in, the process of hunting and gathering, the tools/weapons that were used and the impact and developments in the Stone Age that leads on to the Bronze Age.
As children move into learning about the Bronze Age they will identify the developments that were being made by man and how those developments changed the way of life. Again children will identify some historical Bronze Age sites and discuss and compare these with sites from the Stone Age.
Finally, through learning about the Iron Age children will identify how early man developed hunting and gathering skills as well as advancements in house building and industry.
To conclude children will gather all information covered and present a timeline of the ages to the younger pupils at a Buddies session.
Mathematics & Numeracy;
Mathematics – Time
Numeracy – Beat Thats, place value, decimals, addition and subtractions (inverse operations)
Literacy & English:
Personal writing – extending and using emotive language.
Functional writing – Organising and using information.
Creating Texts – Imaginative writing – characterisation, setting and plot.
Finding and using information: Skimming and scanning fiction and non fiction text to find information.
Fact and opinion.
Talking and Listening
Tools for listening and talking – Children will use the platform of Scratch to develop their talking and listening through giving and receiving of instructions.
Health & Wellbeing:
Co-ordination and movement – Tchoukball
Build fitness and stamina – Bleep Test
Develop awareness of space and encourage safe use of space and direction – Games
Through training and exploring ‘Scratch’ programming children will be tasked with sharing their learning with younger pupils and giving guidance on how to code.
Religious & Moral Education:
Christianity: Beliefs – Explore key stories from the Bible. Identify Christian beliefs through learning about the life and teachings of Jesus.
Art and design – Exploring island architecture and generating ideas how children envisage how buildings will look on the island in the future.
Following the Go Gaelic programme children will develop their Gaelic skills whilst covering a range of topics whilst also revisiting and reusing previous knowledge.
Stone Age to Iron Age
On Wednesday 18 September the Glasgow Science Centre paid us a visit. Our children enjoyed taking part in the really interesting workshops with the focus being ‘Bodyworks’.