Our day today started with Mrs Douglas’ symmetry lesson. The class all concentrated so well on their shapes and patterns. Then it was out into the fresh air to tidy up to the Croft House doing our Redd Up. See the photo of our most unusual find! Then it was reading time followed by a lesson on alliteration. The children made up sentences about their classmates using alliteration and interesting verbs, adjectives and adverbs. After lunch, we recapped on Health & Wellbeing work from last week, relating to naming external body parts. Mrs Douglas made up a fun game that had everybody answering questions and using the correct names. It was a fun and relaxed way to learn.
What a busy two weeks we’ve had … but it’s been great! The planned activities have really helped the children settle and reconnect. Today, we finally were able to present our learning about life cycles. We started this piece of work during our biodiversity topic and were due to share our work when we started term 3. Sadly, this had to wait! The children worked in groups or individually, to research the life cycle of a living thing. They then had to display this information in an eye catching way. They worked very hard on this project, with great team work and cooperation. Although it was started a long time ago, I know they’d be keen for you to see their work! Happy Easter and we look forward to seeing you all again in the new term!
For the final two days of the first week back, we focused on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing to structure our days. These were…Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Take Notice and Give. The link is below for you to watch at home.This clip is for children … and adults too!
All our class activities fitted into one or more of these areas. At the end of the week, the children wrote in their Think Books to say which activities they enjoyed on returning to school. “Connect” and “Keep Active” were definitely the firm favourites!
After three days of careful painting, we finally finished our collaborative mystery picture! It was exciting to piece together each part of the puzzle and discover what we had made!
Primary 5/6 spent another lovely day being creative on Wednesday! We took a wander down to the beach in the sunshine in search of some interesting natural items to use back in the classroom. We had great fun “purlin in da ebb” to look for crabs, fish and other interesting living things.
Just look at these some of the fantastic pictures P5/6 made using the items they found!! More photos to be added so keep an eye out for them coming very soon!
We’re only a couple of days in and already we have been busy reconnecting with each other through various games and crafts. This week we started a collaborative painting project. Each person has a grid to paint and when all the grids come together it will reveal a mystery picture! Watch this space to find out what it is!
We have also enjoyed making some new bookmarks in preparation for getting back into our daily reading in class. There were even families of bookmarks made…of all sizes!
During our online learning, we began to look at stars and constellations as part of our Space topic. We had fun today finding out about the Zodiac sign our birthdays fall under and what that constellation looks like. Can you guess what they are?
All of the elves in P5/6 would like to wish you a Merry Christmas!
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!
We are getting through all the Christmas activities at an alarming speed! Today saw many of P5/6 wearing some wonderful looking jumpers! Please remember that this year, donations to Save The Children can be paid online.
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!