This week in P5A, we have started our literacy circle activities. We were well prepared and able to take on the different roles. The directors made very good teachers, leading the groups. To help with our reading and research we focused on identifying the main idea. At writing, having looked at different samples of text we were able to workout where the new paragraphs come. This will help when writing stories.
In number we have continued to find fractions of amounts and use real life examples. This makes much more sense to us now. We have been finding perimeters of shapes with Mrs Gordon and doing more number talks. She loves our strategies.
As part of our expressive arts and IDL we are comparing a classical artist, Edwin Landseer’s ” The Monarch of the Glen” (1851), with modern Scottish artist, Scott Naismith’s different beach scenes.
We painted our own version of Scottish mountains from photographs and then positioned a stag in the foreground. Next week we will use pastels to create beach scenes.
At science we discussed light and shadows and whether materials were translucent, opaque or transparent. We took part in different activities which involved making shadows smaller, larger and from different angles. We revisited how a solar eclipse occurs from our Space topic in term 1.
For IDL we studied the different landscapes in Scotland and also studied map symbols. We looked at the universal colour code and then designed our own ordnance survey symbols.
What great matches we had at basketball this week. The passing was super and there was great dribbling and shooting. Mr Logan said the class worked really well during his football lesson.