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This Week in P5

By Deeksha.

This week in school we had our P5 assembly all about the rainforest! We had learned about lots of things last term and wanted to share with the rest of the school. We have discussed species of animals, layers of the rainforest and the environment in it. We also found out about the life cycle of a frog!

In literacy, we were writing letters to the P4 class to tell them about life in P5 and what we do. We wrote about all of the trips we have been on and what we have enjoyed the most! We’ve also wrote Scottish poems in Scots language as part of our topic this term. It was really fun.

We have been getting better and better at using different strategies in maths to help us with our learning. We love number talks and discussing our learning with a partner, it helps us remember and learn more about it.

October 1st-5th in P5

Hello from Mia and Katie! This week we have been very busy doing lots of fun things!

In PE we had two classes, one with Mrs. McAdams and Miss Beestone. With Mis.s Beestone we have been learning to improve our pace during our circuit sessions, some of us have increased how many mountain climbers we can do in a minute by twenty! With Mrs. McAdams we have been learning how to throw and catch a ball properly so we can use it in handball.

In numeracy we have been interpreting and making our own graphs with Mr. Hunter. We have also been playing maths games to help us learn how to say numbers to 100,000 and to order and sequence larger numbers. We have recently learned about Number Talks and how we can talk about our strategies to achieve an answer. Everyone has different ways of coming up with an answer!

Our topic is rainforests. We have been regularly updating our own factfiles with information we have learned so far. We have been locating where rainforests are and using atlases to colour in places on the world map. Rainforests are usually found between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn lines.

In literacy we have been reading our class novel – How to Train Your Dragon. We have also been identifying the features of a letter and learning about how to write our own letters with different themes. We wrote lovely thank you letters to people we love.


Katie and Mia

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

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