# This week in P5

This week in P5 we really have been busy! In maths we have been learning about the place value of numbers using six digit numbers. We have used a lot of discussion and games to make our learning stick with us! For warm ups, we have been practicing playing Countdown to see how many different strategies we can use to get the total number.
In literacy we have been focusing on our personal writing, making sure to include our thoughts and feelings to make our writing special. We have been writing stories about Low Port and other trips we have been on.
In PE we have been learning about pacing ourselves and improving our scores during circuits. We have been doing different activities like push ups, step ups, high kicks, squats, jumping jacks and mountain climbers.
We have really enjoyed writing our stories about our trips the most this week. It has been really fun.
Willow and Alisha

# Imaginative Writing in P4

This week we have started to plan our own imaginative stories. We watched a video clip called ‘Soar’ to inspire us. The video was about a little girl and a very tiny boy who were trying to design their own plane. We have made storyboards to help us to plan our stories and are looking forward to writing them next week.

# Maths Challenge Week in P5

Hello everyone! This week we have been participating in Maths Challenge Week and have we had a lot to do!
Firstly, we joined P3 in the hall to do Bedtime Maths. We got to come to school in our pyjamas! It was super fun, but the maths we were doing could be quite tricky. We helped the P3s with some of the harder questions and got help from our teachers if we needed it.
Also this week we have been learning about 3D shapes and measuring by making spaghetti bridges in our table teams. We had to think about which shape was best for us to use for it to be the strongest bridge – it needed to hold Miss. Beestone’s cup! We also had to measure the spaghetti to make sure we had equal lengths on either side of the bridges. We have been working hard on working as a team as well.
We used our subtraction and addition knowledge this week to help us do a scavenger hunt in the classroom! In partners we answered sums and then went hunting for the answer, which gave us a letter too. Some of the clues were hidden in cupboards and inside laptops! We had a lot of fun this week with all of our maths activities.
Next week we are going to Low Port and we really can’t wait!

Zoe and Mia

# P2

The P2 class are settling into their new routines. We are a little bit older and there are lots more things to do!

We have been trying hard to listen to all the different instructions and do everything a little bit quicker. The cloakroom is very busy so it is important to keep our shoes together and be very tidy with our coats.

In the classroom we are learning different ways to look at numbers  from 1-100 and investigating shape, 2D and 3D.

We are being positive about our friendships, and trying hard to be caring and listen to others ideas.

We are reading the Rainbow Fish and thinking about what happened to him in the story and what he had to do for his friends.

We are also looking at the changing colours of the trees and looking out for Autumn fruits.

# Scottish Maths Week in Primary 4

This week was Scottish Maths Week so we have been busy doing lots of different maths activities in Primary 4. Some of the highlights that we remember include:

• the ‘Bedtime Maths’ event on Wednesday afternoon – we worked with Primary 2 so that we could tackle lots of different challenges and problems. We really liked the problem about shoes and pyjamas!
• designing our own circle patterns – we had to use rulers to draw overlapping triangles and create a pattern. It looked like there was a star in the middle.
• ‘365 Penguins’ book – we listened to the story which was about a family that got one penguin each day for a whole year! We worked in groups to solve some problems based on the story. One of the problem solving strategies that we used was to draw a diagram. We had to draw pyramid patterns to organise the penguins.

# First Weeks of Primary 6!

Hello everybody! In our first few weeks of Primary 6, we spent lots of time getting to know each other, our new teacher and our new upper school responsibilities. We have designed t-shirts all about ourselves and had lots of fun talking about our summer holidays. Take a look at our emoji themed class charter display. In order to create this, we discussed expected behaviours in our class and school and then picked what UNCRC articles best fitted our classroom. By making our own emojis, we have agreed to follow and respect these rules and rights. Miss Easton has made one too!

We have been trying to keep physically healthy in P.E. by participating in team building games, fitness circuits and in-class exercise videos. However, we have also been working on keeping our mind healthy by participating in Growth Mindset activities about perseverance and determination.

In Literacy, we have started our class novel study on the book ‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio. It is about a boy called August who has Treacher-Collins Syndrome. We have been exploring different character personalities, emotions and questioning. In Numeracy and Maths we revised important vocabulary and answered questions to refresh our knowledge.

Other things we have been learning are:
-Social Studies (The Jacobites) – we discussed what we wanted to learn in this topic and worked as a class to find out when the Jacobite uprising occurred. In Art with Mrs Martin we have been exploring facial features and have started to design portraits which will link to our topic.
-Science (Electrical Circuits) – we revised the symbols for equipment in an electrical circuit. We also spoke about complete and incomplete circuits. In the next few weeks we will hopefully get to use the equipment to test it out!
A big well done to Anna and Taylor for being awarded the first certificates of the school year!

We are looking forward to taking on new experiences and challenges in Primary 6.
Alix and Kaitlyn