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Sneak Peek at our Week – P5/6

On Monday, we did some spelling. For spelling we wrote our spelling words in our literacy jotters and some groups watched their videos for this week’s spelling zone. Next we did maths. First we did our multiplication square. Then we did some revision on 2D shapes. We had to name the shape that was on the smartboard and how many corners and sides it had. We learnt some new shapes and what a group of shapes were called if they have 4 sides and corners. The group is called quadrilateral. After break we had PE with Mr. Muldon. We did gymnastics. It was fun.  We read our fantasy class novel “Magyk” which is about a boy who finds a baby on the street and takes it home with him. We are enjoying it so far!

On Tuesday, for maths we did some more revision on 2D shapes. After that we got given a shape sheet each to cut out and stick in our jotter, then we had to name it and write the properties of it. We read some more of our class novel ‘Magyk’ . Some people went to choir practise with Mrs Drummond and others stayed with Ms Kennedy to do handwriting. For handwriting we focused on the letters ‘or’, ’ar’ and ‘re’. After that the choir came back and we were designing a vehicle to travel to the centre of the Earth in our sketch books for art. It was too wet to go outside for daily mile so we read some more of ‘Magyk’ instead before music with Mrs Drummond. In music we were practising some songs for our upper school show.

On Wednesday, first thing we listened to some poems. Then we started writing a fantasy scene for writing. Using SEWT (Special Effects Writing Techniques) After break we did some more writing. After lunch we heard a few more poems before some people went to choir. Everyone had to vote on one person to say there poem in front of the whole school. Brooke, Alex, Cole, Carlos and Tiana all got 3 votes but Ms Kennedy still had to do her vote and she voted for Alex because she had the best expression so she said her poem ‘A Dug, A Dug’ in front of the whole school. The choir also sang some songs at our Burns Day. After our Burns Day Assembly we had a quick philosophy session with Mrs Hocknull.

On Thursday, first thing we did vocabulary building where we had to look at a picture and describe it using some adjectives.  Next we did a new number talk called ‘Where’s poly?’.  Then we did a reminder on 3D shapes. After break we did some reading comprehension and then class novel before lunch. After lunch we went to the library and people picked some new library books to read at home. Then we came back to class and did our spelling. We did partner work in spelling.

On Friday, first thing we were finishing off our writing. Then we had assembly, after assembly we started to finish off our properties of 2D shapes and finished it off after break.  Lastly, we had our reward time.

“My favourite part of this week was practising for the school show” By Darcy

“My favourite part of this week was cutting out shapes and writing the properties of shapes in maths” By Caiden

“My favourite part of this week was listening to the Burns poems” By Morgan

“My favourite part of this week was designing a vehicle to go to the centre of the Earth” By Kai Hamilton

Bloggers this week are Brooke Lockhart and Lewis Fraser

Scots Poetry

A big well done to P1a who have worked hard to learn their Scottish poems over the last few weeks.  Everyone stood up in front of the class and recited their poems really well, making Mrs Lloyd really proud.  Well done to Josh and Aaron who were selected to perform in front of the whole school at assembly.  You did great boys!

Scots Language Celebrations in Bankton

Congratulations to all of our confident individuals who performed their Scots language and Burns poems at our whole school assembly to celebrate the work of Robert Burns. We were especially proud of our Nursery children who all sang Wee Willie Winkie with actions and P.1 – P.3 who entertained us with ‘Mince and tatties’, ‘Roguey Poguey’ and Ma wee rid motor.

P.4 – P.7 performed a number of Burns poems including: ‘Lament on Mary, Queen of Scots’, ‘A Parcel of Rogues among Nations’, ‘A man’s a man for aw that’ and ‘The Joyful Widower’

Photographs and prizewinners to follow.

P.2 and P.2/3  have been celebrating Scots culture with favourite stories in Scots – The Gruffalow and Room on the Broom. P.2 have had a special tartan challenge and displayed their work for all to see.

We look forward to hearing Louis Hartl-Hazette playing his Scots song on the trumpet at the area finals in March. keep practising Louis, we are very proud of you.