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Group Presentations

P5/6 have spent many weeks researching an area from our Biodiversity topic and have been preparing a PowerPoint presentation to share their learning.  It was wonderful to finally see their presentations this week and give each other feedback as to what we thought went well and what could be done to make it even better.  Each group looked at the importance of plants and how they benefit society in different ways.

Well done P5/6!

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Christmas Party!

What a brilliant afternoon we had today in P5/6!  We managed to squeeze in quite a few games in a short space of time and a quick snack before it was time to go home.

Mrs Henderson’s favourite game was the “drawing on your head” game.  Brilliant concentration and amazing results!  I wonder if you can tell what they were asked to draw…?

Unfortunately we didn’t manage to capture any photos of the fabulous dancing that was going on in the P5/6 classroom, but I can tell you it was full of fun and there were smiles all round!

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Christmas Lunch…Three Cheers For The Cooks!

We really enjoyed having our Christmas meal in our classroom this year.  Although some changes are difficult just now, this was one that we all agreed was good fun!  We got on the Christmas songs and tried hard not to sing along!  We couldn’t have crackers this year which was a shame.  We would have loved sharing this tradition with Eveline and Liam!  However, we did tell some Christmas cracker jokes.
Here are some of them….What do you call a reindeer with ear muffs on.     ANYTHING YOU WANT!  What’s the best Christmas present?  A BROKEN DRUM….YOU CAN’T BEAT THAT!

Once again, the canteen staff did us all proud!  Thanks too, to all those who delivered the food to our room.  Team effort as always!

Not too many photos from today but these will give you an idea of the atmosphere in P5/6!

 

 

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Class Debates

Today, saw the culmination of several lessons spent discussing what a debate is and what the main aims are before choosing topics for us to debate in class, and then writing our arguments.  We spent a lot of time discussing the best language to use when trying to write a persuasive piece and how we could incorporate some facts to back up our arguments.  We also rehearsed our speeches in our groups and tried to make our presentations memorable and convincing so as to gain more votes.  The class all tried very hard.  It’s not always an easy thing to do and they had a lot to remember along the way e.g. using expressive voices, making eye contact with the audience and gesturing as they talked.

Here Liam is sharing his argument for longer playtimes.

Each pupil listening to the debates, left those making the speeches some constructive feedback which we would hope to take on board another time.  The results were as follows…some votes were very close!

Jenga Blocks – An Inside Toy For Rainy Playtimes? 

FOR 8 / AGAINST 10

 

Mobile Phones in School Debate

FOR 10 / AGAINST 9

 

Playtimes Should Be Longer Debate

FOR 14 / AGAINST 6

We hope the class have enjoyed going through this process and that the skills they have worked on, will be of use again in the future.
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Poems

We have been looking at using descriptive language to “paint a picture” when we are writing.

We used our senses to think about what is happening all around us during Autumn and then created Shape Poems.  These poems take the shape of the subject being written about.  We wrote about fireworks and had fun thinking of words to describe  how fireworks look, sound and move.

It was a little confusing trying to write our poems out in a spiral shape!  Here are a few poems for you to see.

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Playtime

The wet and windy weather hasn’t stopped us from enjoying our new playtime equipment.  The skipping has been very popular and I think it is possibly time to dig out all of those old skipping rhymes for the children to try!

It has been lovely to see the class taking turns, co-operating, negotiating and problem solving in our outdoor play area.  Well done P5/6!

The class like to try and jump over the spinning rope without the rope touching them.
I wonder what’s on the menu today?

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Mud Kitchen Progress!

What a surprise to come back to school to find that John has pieced together all the mud kitchen resources we sourced last term, many kindly donated by parents throughout the school and our staff members.  A HUGE thank you from P5/6!

We hope to begin playing with it next week, but first we are going to organise ourselves into friendship groups for playing, these will be swapped around so we get to play with different people.  We also want to decide on some rules and have time to organise the bits and pieces we’ll play with.

Because we want to quarantine the equipment between groups, another offer of a fish box or similar storage box would be great so we can split the equipment.

Finally, we have been drafting a letter to our Parent Council to see if they could help us purchase some waterproof suits that will help protect our clothing.

Here we are with the kitchen….so far!  John may have more plans for us!