Monthly Archives: September 2015

Another busy week in Primary 5

Wow! What another busy week in Primary Five. Thank you to everyone who came to Meet the Teacher on Tuesday night – so lovely to meet you. The year plan will be up here soon for you to have a look at.

We are planning to have a Sixties Day on Wednesday 7th October. A letter will be sent out next week explaining everything!

We have been looking at some key areas of the sixties this week and have been researching using iPads and computers. We have looked at transport, fashion, money, shopping and technology and used our information to make posters to inform others.

P5A have been enjoying playing their times tables games that they created at home. They look great!

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Visible Learning

Primary 5 began their visible learning journey in the last couple of weeks. We began by reading “I Can’t Do This” by K Walton and “My Fantastic Elastic Brain” to learn about what it means to have a growth and a fixed mindset and to think about how our brains work.

We split up some key phrases to decide the difference between a growth and a fixed mindset and created a song, rap or poem that we can use to celebrate when we are using a growth mindset. Already we are hearing lots of growth mindset phrases being used in our everyday learning, such as “I’m not able to put fractions on a number line yet, but I will be able to do it soon”.

We have also been thinking about how our brain works and how challenges are good for us to help our brains grow! We have discussed how we want to display our work around growth mindsets and the brain so have a look soon for photos!



Swinging Sixties!

Primary 5 started learning about the Swinging Sixties this week! We had lots of great discussion about what we already knew, what we wanted to find out and how we wanted to learn.

The children were really excited to share their ideas! They are keen to learn about what school, fashion, toys and cars were around in the sixties and really fancy having a 60s dress up day in school. We had better get the hairspray looked out!