We are so lucky to have the school grounds that we do, especially now that each class needs their own area. We’re also delighted to have been given a donation from the Sumburgh Airport Fire Station. This is allowing each class to invest in toys for their play space and also improve our indoor, wet playtime provision. However, P5/6 have been wondering about a mud kitchen for outdoors! We are looking into ways we can maybe make this happen so are appealing to our parents first! We’ve looked at a few ideas and have a list of items we’d like to try and gather. If any of you have these items or know where we could source them, please get in touch. Also, if you know of anybody who would be willing and able to put it together for us, that would be amazing! We are looking for the following. Pictures just for a guide. We may be able to ask the Parent Council to help us in some way but we hope we can do a lot ourselves in the first instance. THANK YOU for any help you can manage!
We have been talking about how, for some pupils, learning times tables comes easily, whilst for others, they are really tricky to remember and recall quickly. We looked at different learning styles today and talked about how finding a way that suits our individual learning style might just make it easier to learn these tables. Over the past two weeks, we’ve tried out various ways to see which way we prefer. We’ve also tried aural learning, chanting our tables to the clave rhythm.
As part of our Biodiversity topic we have been classifying living things, including ourselves! We made classfication keys about our class members and more recently looked at a range of different types of leaves from our nature garden and Mrs Henderson’s garden! We sorted them into groups according to texture, size, scent, number of leaves, edges etc, Then we tried to see if we could identify the tree they came from, just by their leaves. Some were very obvious, but some were quite tricky to identify.
In P5/6 we have been creating a list of things we would like to use at playtime. Our budget is £60, so we need to try to find the best deal for each item on our list.
We have been learning how to navigate around shopping websites, using filters so that we can find exactly what we are looking for. We found out that it was important to check how many items were being advertised and to compare products. Some products were very cheap but the delivery charge was very high!
Ethan discovered that if he looked a little further and narrowed his search a little more, he was able to find 3 basket balls for the same price as 1 in an earlier search. Well done Ethan!
Ava and Freya thought they had found a great deal on chunky chalk with 100 pieces in the pack! It’s a good job they read the reviews as that particular product had a low rating with lots of complaints! Well done for spotting that girls!
We have noted down all of the things that we think could be bought and now we have to add it all up to check that we are within our £60 budget. Fingers crossed!
We’ve had a lovely day in P5/6! We started off working on refreshing some of our times tables by making fortune tellers and testing our friends. Then it was outside to work on our fitness in Class PE. We clocked up an amazing total of 194 laps of the multicourt as a class!! Our Accelerated Reader time was so peaceful and relaxing after our run outside. We also worked in pairs to talk about positive emotions…naming them, recognising what they look like, compiling lists of what makes us feel good and, perhaps the most difficult to describe, how our bodies feel physically when we feel good. The afternoon was spent designing our Christmas cards!! Yes…in September!
Sometimes, the most fun and memorable things to happen are the unexpected moments! Today, we were gifted a pile of tree cuttings from our nature garden for P5/6 to use in the grassy area to make dens. I was delighted to see the joy and excitement this brought to everyone and we are keeping fingers crossed for good weather next week so we can enjoy it. I also loved seeing the enthusiasm and team work bringing up the branches! 😃
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