Pirie Park Primary School

Respect, Learning, Kindness, Friendship, Trust

P5A

 

Summary of Learning

This term we will be exploring one of the most tragic events in history, the sinking of Titanic. We will be learning all about how the boat was built to be “unsinkable”, the passengers and their stories to the fateful day in April 1912. We will be developing our literacy skills alongside this by reading “The Titanic Detective Agency”.

In Science we will be investigating buoyancy and conducting experiments to complement our work on the Titanic. Our R.M.E focus will be a very important person to Scotland, St. Andrew. We will be learning all about his life and his work and how he became to be Scotland’s patron saint. This work will lead up to Primary 5 leading the St. Andrew’s Day celebration assembly on Thursday 28th November. We hope you will be able to join us!

In Maths we will be expanding our knowledge of money. We will be focusing on adding money and calculating change as well as budgeting and figuring out what we can afford. We will also be practising our times tables and division facts and learning new strategies to support our learning. Alongside this we will be continuing to develop our mental maths skills with “Daily 10” covering all the four operations and we will be challenging ourselves with problem solving.

 

P.E. Days

Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Wednesday.  Make sure you have your P.E.  kit and all jewellery should is removed.

 

Homework Days

Homework is issued on a Monday and due back on a Thursday. Children have been provided with a grid of activities relating to Titanic with a task to complete every week. They have been asked to make their own model of the Titanic using any materials. This task is on-going at home throughout the term and should be brought into class on Friday 6th December. 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.

 

Useful websites for homework

www.sumdog.com (all children have a login)

www.topmarks.com

 

Dates to Remember

Parents Nights: Tuesday 12th November 3.15pm-5.15pm

Wednesday 13th November 5pm-7pm

St Andrew’s Day Assembly- Thursday 28th November 9.30am

Christmas Concert: Thursday 5th December

School Closes for Christmas: Thursday 19th December at 2.30pm

 

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