Primary 6 6.10.17

BREAKING NEWS * BREAKING NEWS *

Hot off the press! Carmondean Primary Six were outstanding at the West Lothian Schools cross country event. Carmondean girls secured first, second, third and fourth places and the boys secured first and second. All runners should be extremely proud of their efforts. Our roving reporters and photographers demonstrated great teamwork by supporting our competitors. Well done all!

“Stepping back in time” “Wonderful” “Outstanding location” “Great fun” “Very Educational”

These are just some of the phrases used by the pupils when writing their reviews of our trip to New Lanark. We all felt that the trip helped bring our Industrial Revolution topic to life and the pupils represented our school very well. When participating in the guided tour, our pupils demonstrated knowledge and understanding when answering questions from our tour guides.

We are all looking forward to our invention showcase and with the inventions completed we are now designing promotional posters and information leaflets for our various products.

REMINDERS –
PE – outdoor Kit on Mondays / Indoor kit on Wednesdays

Homework
Spelling due on Friday. Please note that spelling homework jotters should NOT be handed in before Friday as the children should be using them to practise their spelling words daily.

Maths- if no sheet from teacher please continue to learn times tables, number bonds to 1000, halves and doubles.

Invention Showcase – Parents welcome Wednesday 2-3pm or Thursday 10 -11am

Parents Evenings – Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October

Best Regards,
Mrs Gilmour, Mrs Wylie, Mrs Tully and Mr Shanks

Primary 6 22.9.17

Having discussed how difficult life was for working class children in the Victorian era, our pupils have decided that doing their chores and completing homework are not that bad after all! One pupil described feeling very lucky and this seemed to be the general consensus throughout primary six ………….perhaps we should increase chores and homework!!

We have been exploring all aspects of Victorian working conditions, particularly focusing on child labour. The pupils have been analysing different sources of information from this time period and discussing which improvements in working laws genuinely helped protect children from such harsh conditions.

The children have been working hard practising for the cross country event and those who have decided not to take part will be attending the event acting as our roaming sports reporters.

Invention ideas are starting to fly around our classrooms, remember the inventor challenge homework is due on Friday 6th October.

REMINDERS –
PE – outdoor Kit on Mondays / Indoor kit on Wednesdays
Homework
Spelling- due on Friday. Please note that spelling homework jotters should NOT be handed in before Friday as the children should be using them to practise their spelling words daily.
Maths- if no sheet from teacher please practice times tables and number bonds to 1000

Best Regards,
Mrs Gilmour, Mrs Tully, Mr Shanks and Mrs Wylie

Primary 6 11.9.17

As Scottish maths week draws to a close it has inspired Primary Six even further in their quest to develop and use their math skills! We have completed some challenging problem solving exercises this week and the pupils have enjoyed sharing their strategies with each other.
Mathematics is a prerequisite for many careers in today’s global economy but it is also an essential life skill. We encourage you to bring maths in to as many home life tasks as you can. The following list provides links to websites and activities which can help with mathematical learning;

www.youcubed.org
www.nrich.maths.org
www.eduaction.gov.scot/parentzone/learning-at-home/supporting-numeracy

Remember the pupils have been shown various maths games and routines that they can practise at home.

Creativity was palpable in our classrooms this week as the pupils in the midst of creating a contrasting landscape depicting the transformation from an agricultural land to one of industry. Discussions, ideas and artistic flair were in full motion! Our next steps with regards to our topic will be researching inventors and exploring their impact. The pupils have been given an inventor challenge as homework. We will be discussing how to tackle this assignment in more depth next week in class. The completed inventions are due on Friday 6th of October.

REMINDERS
Holiday- Monday and Tuesday for pupils
PE – Indoor kit on Wednesday
Homework – spelling due on Friday. Please note that spelling homework jotters should NOT be handed in before Friday as the children should be using them to practise their spelling words daily.

We hope you all have a lovely September weekend.
Best Regards,
Mrs Gilmour, Mrs Tully, Mr Shanks and Mrs Wylie