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We enjoyed our Christmas Party and we have also been taking part in fun vertical learning experiences in our classrooms whereby we have been looking at different aspects of our learning including dancing, ICT and art.

In maths we have been looking at measuring and bringing together all of our different aspect of measuring which includes weighing, measuring length and height as well as beginning to look at volume.  In particular, we been looking at grams and kilograms and looking at the relationship between the two as well as looking at how to make comparrsions between millilitres and litres.

In topic, we have been presenting our researching skills by delivering a class presentation to our peers – it was great to see how engaged the class audience were as some presentations included a question and answer session which was an amazing addition.

Thank you everyone for making the first 2 terms of P5 so incredible and we hope you have a jolly Christmas and a great New Year!

P4p Blog post 22.12.21

Hello everyone,

Well, what a term it has been! We have had so much fun learning about food technology, recipes and cooking. We appreciate anyone who bought one of our home made recipe books for the enterprise project and hope that you have lots of fun trying out some of the meals!

As we head to the end of the year we are very much looking forward to Christmas. We had a great time at our class party and enjoyed putting our feet up with a snack to watch a film too!
We have enjoyed singing, dancing and writing our own musical songs where we got to practise writing in rhyme.

We hope you have a merry Christmas and happy new year when it comes!

Primary 4p!

P6W Christmas Blog 22.12.21

Primary 6 Blog

It has been a busy few weeks in Primary 6W!

In numeracy we have been continuing to work on our fractions, decimals and percentages topic.  We have been learning how to create equivalent and simplified fractions as well as learning how to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to percentages.  In Maths we have been learning to calculate the area and perimeter of a shape.

In literacy we have been working on improving our poetry skills by creating our own poems based on the themes of WW2 and Christmas.  As part of our listening and talking topic we have been learning to create small weekly presentations about “Our Weekend” to share with the class.  We make some notes in our jotter to help us remember the key parts we want to share.

In Health and Wellbeing we have been continuing to develop our abilities in balance and control through Parkour.  We have designed and created our own Parkour Agility courses using a variety of gym equipment to really test ourselves.  We have also been improving our rhythm and timing through the context of dance, in preparation for our Christmas Party.  We learned the steps to The Slosh, 5, 6, 7, 8, The Macarena, The Cha Cha Slide and The Superman Dance.  We even got to teach the entire school the dances in our whole school Christmas Danceathon.

We have also been learning about The Earthshot Prize as part of our Health and Wellbeing Topic. We have listened to all the nominations for each of the categories and voted for the ones we think are the best ideas.  Then we watched the prize ceremony to see if our guess was correct.

In art we have been creating winter mosaic scenes using torn paper in different shades of blue.  We will share some pictures once they have been completed.

In Science we took part in a whole school STEAM Challenge.  Our class had to make a reindeer that could fly.  We were given balloons, string paper and pegs.  This was a difficult challenge but some of us managed to do it.  We learned how to improve our experiment by understanding how friction and thrust works.

In French we have been investigating how people in France celebrate Christmas and learning French vocabulary linked to Christmas.

As part of our enterprise topic we created some “Melted Snowman Slime” and some green “Grinch Slime to sell at the Christmas Fair.  We also had some decorated CD decoration to sell too.  We were really pleased to see that all our items sold out in the first few ours of the fair and so we have managed to make a profit which will go into school funds to help buy more art resources.

We are also very pleased to hear that The Windyknowe Christmas Window Display, which was organised by Tesco Bathgate, won first prize!

We have also enjoyed our Christmas Party, Christmas Lunch and Movie morning since our last Blog Update.

 

We hope you all have a safe, happy and healthy Christmas and New Year!!