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Newton Primary 6 – Task Grid
P6 Inventions Fayre
On Thursday 24th October, Primary 6 hosted an ‘Inventions Fayre’ for their families, to showcase their learning from their context ‘Evolving Inventions’.
This context involved learning about the history of technology and how it has developed over time, as well as pupils developing skills in using the technology available to them in school. They worked hard on presentation skills, which were put to the test on our School Trip to Sky Academy Studios in Livingston.
In preparation for the Inventions Fayre, P6 developed skills in team work, communicating and presenting to an audience through a group research task. Each group worked hard to create a detailed timeline, a 3D model and a Google Slides presentation about a technological invention. P6 even thought about what the future might hold for their chosen invention. They loved sharing their finding with many family members who attended this successful event.
P5F have had a busy start to this term. Here we are acting out the parable of “The Sower and the Seed” as part of both drama and RME. The children were very resourceful and only given a short space of time to retell the story.
The farmer and the birds who ate the seeds.
Judah in the role of Jesus in the fishing boat.
Primary 5F have been busy this term. To start off we had a Halloween Poetry competition with Sam’s poem winning first place. He used excellent adjectives for description and lots of WOW words throughout. See for yourself…
Also in the first few weeks back we studied the work of an artist called Vincent van Gogh. We looked at some of his most famous pieces of artwork, in particular Starry Night. From this, we created our very own Starry Night inspired art.
Primary 5F are enjoying learning all about the past in our ‘Time Travellers’ context for learning this term. So far we have been to Ancient Greece and we are currently visiting the Romans. Over the remainder of the term we will be visiting the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Victorians and finally the Future. Here are some of our fact files and vases created whilst in Ancient Greece…
P5 have been learning all about Fairtrade as it is our new context this term. We’ve been thinking about the amount of money that farmers are paid and we have been very surprised to learn they get paid very little! Remember to look out for the Fairtrade logo when you’re shopping.
We have really enjoyed visiting the Memory Café in Dunblane with Mrs Watt. We can’t wait until they come and visit us at Newton, where we will have entertainment and lots of Fairtrade baking for our afternoon tea.
Both classes have been working hard on our class charters. We thought about what rights we have and how these are important in school. We designed our own class charters and voted for our favourites.
In literacy we have been learning about non-fiction texts and persuasive language. We can identify the main features of a non-fiction text and have used our skimming and scanning skills to look for key words. Last week we looked at a number of adverts to see what techniques are used to persuade and influence buyers.
In maths we have been learning about place value up to 100,000 and beyond as well as estimating and measuring. As part of our mental maths we have been using CLIC with a focus on times tables.
We’ve been enjoying P.E. with Mr Shearer. We are developing our basketball skills and get to play fun games!
Written by May Cruft (P5F) and Holly Stobie (P5P)