All posts by Mrs Hamilton

I'm the P5-7 teacher in Fisherton Primary.

Homework Resources

I hope this section will help the pupils with homework activities.  I will add things as they become relevant.  If there is anything you would like to see in the homework section let me know.

Here are some examples of what pupils produce for their homework tasks.  The homework issued aims to encourage pupils to take ownership of their learning and value the opportunities they are given to do so.  Spelling, reading and maths tasks are given and suggested by the teacher.  It is up to the pupils engage with the tasks and produce work that reflects elements of personalisation and choice.

Here is an example of how one pupil uses their homework diary to note important information and be organised for school.

Here are some homework resources that will help support learning and complete tasks.

Homework Format

Book Club Resources P6/7 jobs

P4/5

Amazing Artist                  Character Cop

Summarizer         Word Wizard

P6/7

Discussion Facilitator              Summarizer

Passage Finder            Travel tracer

Vocabulary Enricher

Maths Games Websites:

TopMarks

MathsIsFun

Mathsgametime

BBCSchoolsNumeracy

mathsworkout

Christmas Crafts

Today we are getting started on some Christmas crafts We are making wee Christmas trees or tree decorations using glue, string and glitter.

We will use this experience to write instruction for our term 2 writing assessment.

Messy Science!!

We do enjoy getting a bit messy in the big class.  This week we explored non-Newtonian fluid.

By contributing to investigations into familiar changes in substances to produce other substances, I can describe how their characteristics have changed.  SCN 2-15a

Non-Newtonian fluids                                                                                          Many people have heard of Sir Isaac Newton. He is famous for developing many scientific theories in mathematics and physics. Newton described how ‘normal’ liquids or fluids behave, and he observed that they have a constant viscosity (flow). This means that their flow behaviour or viscosity only changes with changes in temperature or pressure. For example, water freezes and turns into a solid at 0˚C and turns into a gas at 100˚C. Within this temperature range, water behaves like a ‘normal’ liquid with constant viscosity.

Typically, liquids take on the shape of the container they are poured into. We call these ‘normal liquids’ Newtonian fluids. But some fluids don’t follow this rule. We call these ‘strange liquids’ non-Newtonian fluids.

IT’S A BALL, IT’S A BALL, IT’S A BALL…….IT’S A LIQUID!!!!!

Previously we have looked at the states of water.                                                                                                                                          I can apply my knowledge of how water changes state to help me understand the processes involved in the water cycle in nature over time. SCN 2-05a

Next we will explore:

• Substances that can be pure or mixtures; separation of mixtures
• Separating mixtures of substances; common everyday examples
• Conditions which affect how much a substance dissolves or the speed of dissolving

UNCRC ARTICLE OF THE MONTH

Our Article of the Month is……

Article 38 – You have the right to protection in times of war.  You should never have to be in the army if you are under 15.

Remember…

Human Rights Day is on 10th December.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

You can find more background information here:  http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/

New Wall Display

We have created a new wall display, to help share our message of being a Right Respecting School.   This can be seen in the back corridor.  Our wall display is of a harbour scene and the RRS Fisherton can be seen in the distance.    Our display was created by recycling the materials used in our previous display.   We have set sail on the RRS Fisherton and would now like to share our journey with the community.  Look out for our UNICEF representative in the Christmas show!

Personal Project Presentations

P4-7 have been working very hard this session on their learning theme.  The theme has been…..’Journeys’.   Each year group have researched and investigated as a group but the personal projects gave pupils a chance for a more individualised task.  We had a presentation week and what the pupils produced was outstanding.  We had many journeys to learn about from each other.

Sing Out Loud For All To Hear

The children in this school certainly like opportunities to shine.   What better time to shine than at one of your teacher’s wedding!! Rehearsals have been fabulous and the children will be sure to WOW the guests and Miss Moscardini’s……..or Mrs Holland’s wedding this Friday.  Here are some pictures of the rehearsals in full swing.

Welcome from ‘The Big Class’

We are looking forward to updating this section of our school website.  We will try to keep you informed with what is happening in our classroom.  Watch this space for photos, videos and information about our learning.