We are currently enjoying reading poetry by Robert Burns and learning about our National Bard. We will discuss this more in class and please encourage your child to share what they have learned about Robert Burns.
Whether his subject was a man or a mouse (or even a louse), our National Bard had a rare talent for putting himself into others’ shoes and expressing life’s universal emotions. We will be summarising some of his most famous work.
The children are also learning about energy this term. We would ask that you encourage your child to investigate and follow their interests in this area.
The children have a choice of novel this term and will work in book groups to set themselves targets. Please make sure your child completes all their homework and their diary is signed each week. Writing will focus on VCOP. We will be looking at ways to improve our own writing through uplevelling and reflection tasks.
We will be focusing on social dancing during P.E to allow us to participate in the wonderful dancing at our Burns Supper.
Accelerated reading is an important part of your child’s learning and the children are being encouraged to read as many books as possible! After every book, there is an online comprehension quiz so it is important that the books are read carefully. A record of reading is being kept. Look out for information about how many quizzes your child has passed and estimated engaged reading minutes per day!
In Maths, the children have check-up jotters. These are an important home-school means of communication as they allow parents to see what aspects of Maths the children are working on. After each assessment, the pupils and teacher write a comment. When they come home we would appreciate if you could talk to your child about their work and there is space for you to write an encouraging comment. However if you have a concern then it is better to contact the teacher about this rather than writing it in the jotter.
As part of ICT we use the internet, create word processing documents, use spreadsheets to graph and calculate, make databases, learn to touch type, design computer games and create PowerPoint presentations.
Homework is handed out on a Friday and gathered throughout the week. All homework will be noted in the homework diary and including phonics, maths, current affairs and research. Please check and sign the diary each week.
Book Detective roles are used in class to analyse novels and non-fiction books and to give the pupils a greater understanding of what they have read. We will be learning more roles in P7 and these should be used with previously learned book detective roles. It is very important to keep up to date with reading homework.