Welcome to P5A with Miss Cruickshank
Home Learning Activities
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Summary of Learning
In Maths this term we will be learning all about fractions. We will be discovering some key terms such as equivalence and simplifying. This will encourage us to use our times table facts and revisit division. We will also be learning about the close relationship between fractions and decimals.
In Literacy we will be continuing to encourage reading in class through our new reading for enjoyment novel, Charlie Changes into a Chicken. We will also be continuing to develop our reading skills with group readers. Also, we will be learning about newspaper reports and their features so we can write an excellent article of our own! Alongside this we will be writing a news broadcast and will be using out technology skills to record it on the ipads.
For IDL we will be learning all about Natural Disasters. We will be discovering why and where they take place across the Earth and the impact they have on the people affected. We will also be comparing these countries to Scotland and discovering any extreme weather that this country has experienced. Our work here will link to Science and Art also.
In Spanish we will learning about countries and nationalities. We will continue to develop our vocabulary by learning praising language and classroom commands.
Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Make sure you have your P.E. kit and all jewellery should is removed.
Children will be asked to research and prepare a short solo talk for their homework this term. Children can choose a natural disaster they wish to research and talk to the class about for 2-3 minutes. They should also find an example of where this natural disaster has taken place and discuss its impact. Visual aids, props, notes and cue cards are encouraged but they should not be read from. Children should be prepared to share their solo talk with the class on Thursday 27th February. Thank you for your support with this.
Learning Journeys will be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned to school on a Friday.
Dates To Remember
February Mid-term break
Friday 7 February (In-Service day)
Monday 10 February-Tuesday 11 February (School Closed)
Wednesday 12 February (In-Service day)
April – Spring Holiday (Easter)
Schools close at 2.30pm on Friday 3 April
Schools return on Monday 20 April
Useful websites for homework
www.sumdog.com (all children have a login)