We were delighted to find out that Springfield Primary School have become a Social Enterprise School having been awarded the ‘Start-Up Award’ by the Social Enterprise Academy. P5 worked hard throughout the year to run small businesses and take forward various projects. The aim being for their initiatives to have a social purpose and ultimately give something back to causes that are meaningful to them. In total, P5 have raised over £2,500 during this academic session which is an incredible total given the year has been rather disrupted since March. Super job P5, we’re incredibly proud of your efforts! The framed certificate will be in school for you all to see in August. Aimee Lamb has also been awarded a ‘Community Champion Award’ for her response to Covid-19 – she’s been making masks for ‘whoever needs them’. Very well done Aimee!
This week we had the opportunity to put our handball skills to the test, at the Handball Festival at Linlithgow Academy on Thursday. We played against other schools from Linlithgow and had great fun.
In maths we have begun to explore money. We will continue to do this next week too. We have begun to use a new mental maths resource to help us with our mental agility.
Our storywriting this week was about The Arctic Circle. Our stimulus for the story was a character outside a small metal building in the Arctic. We then created our own stories about the character and the events that might happen to him.
In our Guided Reading Task this week we described what we might do if we could spend a day with a character from our reading book. There were some interesting ideas. We have also completed comprehension tasks.
We have looked at Alexander Fleming as our Famous Scot. We have created posters and powerpoints about both Fleming and Alexander Graham Bell.
This week we have enjoyed a wide variety of lessons.
In maths we have looked at addition and at data handling. We have drawn bar graphs that show facts about astronauts and their trips into space. We also looked at the types of questions that bar graphs can answer and created some questions of our own.
In PE we have continued to develop our skills in hockey, developing passing and shooting.
We have logged lots of books for the First Ministers Reading Challenge. Lets keep this up and see if we can be the class who log the most!!!!
Storywriting this week saw our aliens going on an adventure. Our focus was to ensure the story had a clear beginning, middle and end.
Below are some photographs of homework science projects that we have seen in school over the last couple of weeks. Well done to our creative pupils.
Numeracy has seen some of us explore the strategies we can use to double numbers while others looked at formal methods of recording addition sums.
In Science, we recreated the phases of the moon with oreo biscuits! We also joined a GLOW meet, during which astronaut, Sunita Williams, talked about her career and how engineering was the starting point to becoming an astronaut. She answered questions about her job and about what it was like to be in space.
We have looked at different types of maps and then identified the continents on a map of our own.
We have also begun our Committees today. Some of chose to stay in the same committee, others to explore something new.
This week in Primary 5 we have been learning about the 5 point scale, to help us understand our own and other peoples feelings. We also completed our Class Charter, using emojis to show that we agree to keep the class rules.
In Maths we did a carousel of activities practising our tables and subtraction. In number talks, we looked at subtraction strategies.
In PE our focus is teamwork. We played a variety of games to help us with this.
In writing we wrote a story based on video clip called ‘Create’.
We also completed some dictionary work.
We read the Dr Seuss story – ‘The Places You’ll Go’ and discussed how having a Growth Mindset will help us in life.
In science with Mrs Tulloch, we created mnemonics – for the planets – ask us if we can remember these.
It’s been lovely to see the children back in school this week, refreshed and keen to get started.
We’ve had a busy first week, getting to know each other through a variety of activities including bingo and creating jigsaw pieces.
In literacy, we designed our own aliens and then used a thesaurus to find interesting words to help us describe them.
Numeracy included a treasure hunt and a task to help us identify the areas we need to develop further this session.
We’ve discussed the qualities that make an excellent pupil and teacher and shared these together. We’ve also begun to create our Class Charter, discussing rules and why we have them. We have voted on the theme for our charter, choosing emoji’s for this session.
This morning’s assembly for Primary 4,5 & 6 was a visit from Mac A Story, who shared stories from around the world with the children, encouraging participation throughout. The pupils had a great time, joining in with singing, dancing, acting and contributions towards the stories and songs.
P5-7 had a visit from children’s author Lari Don today. The children listened to her read some snippets from her new trilogy of Spellchaser novels and were able to ask lots of questions, gaining some useful hints and tips. The first question I was asked as we were leaving the hall was, “Mr. Logan, are we doing story writing now?”, which was an indication of how much the pupils enjoyed the visit! Lari Don’s website is included below if you would like to find out about some of the other books and stories she has written.