## Primary 6B – 2nd Feb 2018

As a new month starts, our learning continues.

This week we have consolidated our learning around negative numbers and the children have completed a pre-topic assessment for money and finance, which we will begin to explore next week.

In literacy, the children have used Scot’s language to rewrite either part of the script from The Lion King or a scene from The Broons. They had great fun using Scot’s Dictionaries to discover some new words. Ask them which new words they have discovered!!

We have also written an imaginative story, with our main focus being the way sentences are started. We have learned that sometimes we need to restructure the sentence in order to open it with an interesting word. Ask your child which sentence openers they used this week!!

We have continued our preparations for The Lion King show, rehearsing and singing.

Have a lovely weekend

Primary 6B and Mrs Kerr

## Primary 6b

This week has been Maths Week.

Our focus for this has been place value and rounding numbers.

We have been outside in the playground creating and sequencing numbers.

We have also worked in small groups in class to explore rounding and the language associated with this.

## Primary 6 Visit to the Book Festival

Primary 6 had a ‘monstrous’ visit to Edinburgh Book Festival on Thursday.

They met with Dave Rudden (author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark) and Rupert Wallis (author of The Boy with One Name).

Dave and Rupert shared their books with us and then discussed how they created monsters for their stories.

As an audience, we helped to create monsters, which Dave sketched for us.

We will use this as a stimulus for our storywriting next week

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## Visitors to Primary 6!!

This afternoon, Mrs Kerr’s daughter and her friend came into school and told us all about their upcoming trip to Cambodia, where they are going to teach children English. They told us why they’ve volunteered to go and a bit about the school and children they will be working with. We are hoping to connect with them while they are there.

## Outdoor Learning – P6a

As part of our Outdoor Learning focus this week, we have been outside during our Maths Lesson today.

We were estimating and measuring lengths and distances, using rulers, meter sticks, measuring tapes and trundle wheels.

We then used our measurements to practise converting between different units of measure.

## Cracking Easter

We had a fantastic time at St Michael’s Church yesterday, where Russell and lots of lovely volunteers helped us to learn about Easter and the reasons behind some of the traditions and celebrations that Christians have.

## Fencing Taster Session – P6a

We enjoyed a visit from Wallace Fencing Club this morning, where the pupils had a taster session for the sport.

They had a fabulous time – can you identify yourselves???

## Primary 6a – Criminal Penguins

Having watched a video clip about criminal penguins, we created our own comic strips retelling the story. We also used charcoal to create our own images of penguins.Â Â Â