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P5 Home Learning Monday 11th January

Good Morning Primary 5 and Happy new year!!

I am very sad that we are not all in the classroom together this morning but I am hopeful that we will all be back together soon. We have done this once before and we can do it again!

Please find an introductory video to our home learning on our google classroom.  In this video I discuss home learning this time around and also our first literacy task of today. If you have any issues finding this please email me

We are going to be having Google Meets once or twice a week. This weeks will be on Wednesday at 10am. Please make sure you sign in on the daily register each day on Google Classroom.

Health and Wellbeing: I have posted a link to Joe Wicks youtube channel where you will find his live workouts everyday. These are a fantastic way to get us moving and start our day off right. Doing a workout in the morning can help you feel energised and ready to start your home learning on a positive note.


Task 1:

Today we are going to be doing some place value and addition and subtraction work just to get our minds ready for learning after the Christmas holidays.

Circles: Your first task is looking at the place value of 6 digit numbers. For example the number 593, 016 (five hundred and ninety three thousand and sixteen). In this number the 5 stands for five-hundred thousand (500,000), the 9 stands for ninety thousand (90,000), the 3 stands for three thousand (3000), the 1 stands for ten (10) and the 6 stands for six (6).

Circles 6 digit place value

Diamonds: Your first task is looking at the place value of 4 digit numbers. For example in the number 3116 the 3 stands for three thousand (3000), the 1 stands for one-hundred (100), the 1 stands for ten (10) and the 6 stands for six (6).

Diamonds 4 digit place value

Task 2:

Circles I would like you to complete page 2 in this worksheet.

Diamonds I would like you to complete page 1 in this worksheet.

Numeracy Addition and subtraction

Remember the mental addition skills we practice in class, all questions should be completed mentally. If you have any questions or issues with this please either post on google classroom or email me.

Each worksheet has answers attached please self-correct your work and I will also provide feedback for each piece.


Your last task for today is to think about your new years resolutions. A fresh year is a fresh start for lots of people. I would like you to think about your goals for this year. Is your goal to continue the positive things you were doing last year this could be being kind to others, helping your parents. They could be goals such as health and fitness goals are you trying to eat healthier or exercise more. Whatever your goal be make sure your resolution is a positive one that you will aim to keep up during 2021. I would also like you to draw a picture of your new year’s resolution, this could be on paper or on Google Draw you can find this on Google Classroom -> Google Docs -> blank -> insert drawing -> new. It’s the same place that we done our Christmas cards.

Keeping Digital Safe over Christmas.

This Christmas many of our pupils will be finding new phones and tablets  in their Christmas stockings, lucky them! However as they get started viewing videos,  chatting to friends and live stream gaming, it is important for us to remember to keep them protected.

This year CEOP has created a series of videos to help parents keep their children safe. These short clips can be the starting points for chats about how we behave online outside of school.

Take a look at the Parents Activity Packs for some great ways to get started.


Awards for St Fergus’ Young Engineers of the Future.

Congratulations to St Fergus’ Primary 6 and 7 pupils who were awarded their grades in the Scottish Engineering  Leaders Awards this morning. Lockdown aside, this was a bumper year for entries with the largest number of pupils entering their designs than ever before.
Their task was to think of a problem that exists and then design a solution.
This year three pupils, Olivia, Hailie and Emma,  stood out with their entries being selected to the final stage and shortlisted for the award, an amazing achievement!
Well done to all!

Big Loose Parts Play

Big Loose Parts Play

We are also looking to collect large loose parts for outdoor play. This kind of play can be used from primary 1 to primary 7. We are hopeful that’s some parents through their line of work may be able to donate these items to our school or may have family members or friends who could do so.

We are looking for
• Tyres
• Bricks
• Pallets
• Plastic crates
• Wooden cable reels
• Larges pieces of fabric and tarpaulin
• Ropes
• Plastic pipes and guttering
• Tree stumps and logs
• Cones
• Buckets
• Wheel barrows
Any donations can be left at the school gate and Scot will bring them into the school grounds.
Thank You
Mrs Gray & Mrs Ellis

Loose Parts Play

Loose Part Play St Fergus’

We are going to be introducing loose parts play into our learning in St Fergus’. Loose parts play has been used for many years with amazing results. It is encouraged throughout the primary curriculum for indoor and outdoor learning opportunities.

It is a chance for children to

  • Play freely with friends
  • Investigate
  • Discover
  • Explore
  • Create
  • Use lots of trial and error to learn for themselves
  • Learn to make their own judgements about adventure play and recognise safe limits.

To do this we need to collect loose parts. The list of possible loose parts is endless but can include:

  • Boxes – various sizes, materials and shapes
  • Feathers
  • Shells
  • Pine Cones
  • Stones and Pebbles
  • Tubes – various sizes, materials and shapes
  • Baskets
  • Funnels
  • Sieves
  • Beads
  • Ribbons
  • Bottle Lids
  • Old Keys
  • Glass Jars
  • Corks
  • Nuts/Bolts/Washers
  • Scarves/Fabrics
  • Hoses/Pipes/Gutters
  • Pegs
  • Buttons
  • Small wheel from old toys
  • Old cars or toys that move
  • Metal baking trays or cup cake tins
  • Wooden and metal utensils
  • Pots/Pans
  • Small gardening tools
  • Watering cans

If you have any of these things at home that you would be willing to donate to the school we would love to have them. Please only donate things that you already have at home and are no longer used.

A box will be left just outside the school gate for items to be left. Scot will bring the box into school for the items to be quarantined and cleaned before use.

Thank You

Mrs Gray & Mrs Ellis