Primary 5 – 27.11.2020

Hello,

It has been a busy week for Primary 5!

In Maths, the children have to continue to practice using protractors to measure angles. The class have made fantastic progress and our now experts in this new skill. In Coordinates, the class were drawing their own coordinate grids (or as we found out are called Cartesian grids!) and plotting points.

This week, the children edited and redrafted their writing from last week on ‘why reading is important’. We have some great finished pieces with strong reasons for the importance of reading throughout your whole life.

In Science, the children are working extremely hard on their Endangered Animals fact-files. It has been a long process of research, writing and editing but the finished products are nearly complete, and they look fantastic!  

This week in our Great Britain and Northern Ireland topic, the class finished working on their display posters. We are very impressed by some of the excellent team work and negotiations skills as they compromised on opinions. We cannot wait to hear their presentations in the coming weeks.

Christmas (sorry to mention the ‘c’ word so early) is fast approaching. Primary 5M were getting in the spirit and were working to create an advent calendar of kindness for our classroom. We brainstormed lots of lovely kind actions that we can do each day of December to spread kindness and happiness in our class, community and to ourselves! We also will creating and foodbank donation box, where we will collect food items each day to donate to a local charity. Primary 5G will start this task early next week.

In Eco lessons, we had great fun ‘upcycling’ our old t-shirts into new tote bags! It was great to see old clothing going to use, and not into landfill! Now the children have no excuse not to help carry the shopping in!

Thank you for helping the children create and design their Landmark models. They are looking fantastic! If your child is still to hand in, please can you do this by early next week. Next week will be researching their landmark and creating a leaflet to persuade others to visit (when Nicola lets us travel!).

The children have been coming well wrapped up for PE lessons which is great to see. They have been working on pace and endurance in running, which is sometimes hard to remember not to zoom off right at the start! 

As of next week, PE will now be on a TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. Can you please ensure your child comes dressed appropriately for outdoor PE.

Reminders

  • In Numeracy, the children need to use their number bonds and their times tables on a regular basis and it would be very helpful if they could get some extra practice in. Please practice 2-10 times tables and number bonds to 100.
  • Homework on TEAMS this week is a spelling and numeracy activity. Some children were able to complete the activities online and some used their homework jotter. This jotter can be returned to school each week or they can take a picture of their work and upload that to the photo channel in their Team. Please just complete the activities at a time most convenient for you and your family.

 

  • PE- Tuesday and Wednesday

There has been a change to the timetable – Outdoor PE will now be on Tuesdays with class teacher and Wednesdays with Mrs Ferguson. Please ensure the children have the correct kit for going outdoors- trainers, trackies/joggers, t-shirt and fleece/hoodie. They can come to school wearing their PE kit but a school jumper must be worn during the day. They can then change into their outdoor jumper when we go outside.

 

  • The children have chosen a book to read for enjoyment in class and it would be appreciated if you could continue to encourage your child to read for enjoyment at home.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Gilmour, Ms Munro, Mrs Muir and Miss Herd

Primary 4 30.5.19

Hello everyone

We have had a very busy week in Primary 4 so far. In P4C our learning of minibeasts continued with the story of “The Cautious Caterpillar”. This caterpillar was afraid to change into a butterfly because he loved being a caterpillar so much. However he was brave, made the transformation and was so pleased that he did. We discussed how we could apply that to our own lives and discussed times that we had been brave and tried something new and how this was important. All of the children are about to “transform” into Primary 5 children and some decided to write down information about themselves to share with their future P5 teacher. We will continue to discuss this and learn more about the life cycles of minibeasts through our topic.

We have been working extremely hard on the “Rock Bottom” Primary 4/5 show this week. Our dress rehearsal in front of the whole school and staff is next Thursday 6th June. You should have received costume letters home detailing what your child needs to bring in to wear during the performances. Almost all children should provide a plain but brightly coloured t-shirt and leggings/trousers that we are allowed to cut into zig zags at the bottom for a prehistoric feel! Please let us know if there are any problems with providing parts of your child’s costume and we will work hard to solve any problems. Thank you for your support with this. The final show performances to friends and families are on Thursday 13th June 2019 with a performance at 1:30pm and another at 6:30pm. All children are expected to attend both performances. If your child cannot attend for any reason then please let us know as soon as possible. Tickets will go on sale for this event soon.

This week Primary 4 were involved in the whole school spring clean litter pick. Our area was the perfect playground area and the left hand side and back fence on the field. We found lots of litter and we were happy that we could help Mrs Muir and her Eco Warriors along with the rest of the school to help make our playground beautiful. Well done Primary 4! Even the rain didn’t dampen our spirits! See some photos of us working hard below! 🙂

We were visited today by Mr Canning, the chanter/pipes tutor that visits the school weekly. All children were treated to him playing the chanter and the pipes for us! Today children will receive letters home to ask whether they would be interested in chanter/brass tuition beginning in Primary 5. Please fill in these forms and return them to school if your child is interested in taking part in a trial lesson next week.

Reminders –
PE days – Tuesday and Thursday
Homework (reading, spelling activity and one other activity due on Fridays)

Thank you for your continued support.
Have a lovely weekend when it comes.

Miss Clark & Miss Donaldson

Earth Hour

Dear School community,

We are all Eco Warriors and would like to invite you to support ‘Earth Hour 2019’!

Earth Hour is the Worlds biggest switch off event. Earth hour gives a powerful voice to people everywhere who want to put the world on the path to recovery.

You can find out more information here –

https://www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour#make-a-pledge-for-earth-hour-

 

To celebrate Earth Hour in school we have planned the following –

  • On Friday 29th March, everyone is invited to wear something to school that is ‘bright’ to show your support.
  • On Friday 29th March, we will also be taking part in our own Earth Hour. Lights and electricity will be switched off for one hour in the school.
  • We would like to warm up to this with at least 30 minutes of lights off each day in the week beginning 25th March (Monday-Thursday).
  • We will also be making our own Earth Hour Pledges and then a display.

The official Earth Hour is Saturday 30th March at 8.30pm. If you do anything as a family that weekend to celebrate Earth Hour then please let us know.

Thank you for your support!

Eco Committee