P6 have continued to develop their skills in literacy last term by reading Street Child as part of their Victorian topic and will shortly be moving onto a new novel. The children will be continuing with “Talk for Writing” after learning how to write a newspaper article last term. Now P6 will be learning how to write a set of instructions and will relate this to our Natural Disasters topic, writing a set of instructions on how to survive an earthquake. P6 will also be continuing to develop their reading skills through comprehension, as well as reflecting on their learning with their learning logs.
Maths and Numeracy:
After learning about Decimals, Percentages, Money and Measurement last term, the children will be continuing to develop various maths skills. Right through to Easter we will now be focusing on Fractions, Shape, Symmetry and Scale. These will be taught alongside “Number Talks”; as well as developing their talking and listening by sharing strategies, the children will also have the opportunity to improve on their mental maths and times tables.
This term P6a have been doing two mini topics learning about Scottish Landscape and Natural Disasters. These topics will allow P6 to undertake various research activities; such as researching the physical impact natural disasters have had on earth and why living in Scotland lessens the risk of a natural disaster. The children will also have the opportunity to make and build models, present in groups and explore the outdoors a little bit more.