P6a Learning Log – 15th December 2017

This week in P6a we have been very busy. Here’s what we have been up to.

Christmas Party – it was very good and we liked doing the games – Pass the Parcel, Musical Arms and Christmas Corners. Everyone was good at the social dancing. We danced the Gay Gordons, the Virginia Reel and the Canadian Barn Dance. People had cool clothes on.
Christmas Stories – this week we finished writing our Christmas stories and read them to Primary 1 children. We made Christmas pictures with them and they were very good at drawing and they really enjoyed the stories.
2d Shape – this went really well as everyone is starting to really understand it. We made 2d irregular and regular pentagons and hexagons using art straws. When we finished our jotter work we got to use 2d shapes to make a Christmas cards as a follow up activity. We have been looking at different types of triangles and their properties – isosceles, scalene, right angled and equilateral. We are ready for more of a challenge with these!
Christmas adverts – we watched the John Lewis advert about Moz the Monster and then we had to design our own monsters for an advert and describe them.

by Taba, Arnold & Alasdair.

P6a Learning Log – 8th December 2017

This week in P6a we have been very busy. Here is a review of our week.

Maths – in our new shape work we were doing parallel and perpendicular line and it was challenging at first. By the end people knew what they were doing.
Big Writing – we were doing Christmas themed writing using paragraphs and we had a plan to follow. We made pictures to go with the stories because we are going to tell our stories to the Primary 1s.
Scottish Country Dancing – we did well as we have not had time for other practices so far. We were all sensible about holding hands and we did really well. We did the Gay Gordons, the Canadian Barn Dance and the Virginia Reel.
Class Novel – we have been making a Fairy Book of commandments using secret codes based on our novel ‘Artemis Fowl’. The codes have been fun.
IDL – we made a timeline of events in Space Exploration. We found information on a website and had to put it in order and say what had happened.

By Scott, Nicole, Morgan & Ellie S.

P6a Learning Log – 24th November 2017

What is going well in P6a?

PE Dance – doing the haka. The haka is meant to intimidate. It’s about power and control. It has helped New Zealand to become a great rugby team. Mrs McLaughlin showed us a mini haka and we performed it to music.
Maths – Squares enjoyed doing the halving and doubling of large numbers using partitioning.
Circles worked very well on multiplication using different strategies.
Triangles also worked on multiplication this week, including on the ipads.
This week for angle we had to draw angles of given sizes.
Art – we have been busy making magnets to sell at the Christmas Fair. We hope to sell them for a profit. The classroom is already becoming glittery and it’s still November!
PE – football with Hibs coaches went well. The girls and boys went separately.

by Cameron, Ellie C. and Sam

P6a Learning Log – 17 November 2017

What is going well in P6a?
Cinema – Goosebumps was a good movie. It was a treat to go with school to the cinema. We are writing a movie review for the film.

Art – it was good art about our topic. We have made Mexican folk art, the sun and the moon using dark and light colours and line.

Outdoor learning – we drew and measured our own angles in the playground using large protractors.

Maths –  Squares were doing large addition, using th,h,t,u and exchange.
–  Circles were doing multiplication and arrays.
– Triangles were using their knowledge of number bonds to add and subtract much larger numbers.

PE – football offered different levels of challenge as some of us play regularly and for teams and some of us are new to football. Despite this we were able to play in mixed ability teams and support each other and show good sportsmanship. Miss Binnie was very pleased with us.

by Aiden, Bailey and Trinity.

P6a Learning Log – 27th October 2017

Our week in P6a

IDL – our Natural Disasters topic went well. I liked when we made the posters and the volcanoes that erupted. Learning what went in the volcanoes was interesting.
Our new topic is space. We were learning mnemonics to memorize the planets and their order.
Maths – angles. When I figured out how to use the protractor it became easier. We are going to do more work on angles and using the protractor correctly will help us.
We refreshed our memories on the different types of angles – obtuse, acute, right angle and reflex.
Novel – we finished the novel ‘Wonder’ and it was very good. It was sad, happy and very emotional at times. Our new novel is called Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. We’ve just started but already have a lot of questions about it. It is very different from Wonder. We are working on making our own 3D book covers of our personal favourite novels.

Our highlights this week were the Halloween Disco and PE.

We would like to do some writing soon where we choose our own themes and ideas.

Ellie S./Morgan/Nicole

P6a Learning Log, 29th September 2017

Blog by Kieran, Ellie C., Sam and Cameron

This week in P6a we have been very busy.

PE – we started fitness this week. We were jumping onto the blocks at one of the stations. It was more of a challenge to do it without using your hands. We got quite sweaty because we were working so hard. The amount of stamina people have built up is pretty impressive.
Maths – people have been focused and taking their work seriously. Multiplying and dividing by a 100 and a 1000 has been a challenge and the rocket challenges are good. Continuing with money and making Tesco receipts has been really fun.
Reading – getting a new reading book has been good and we can’t wait to read them. Our class novel Wonder is a really good book. It’s annoying when we finish on a cliffhanger!
IDL – learning about earthquakes was good. We carried out an earthquake drill and had to go under the tables. We found it fun to do but in other parts of the world this is their daily life and drills are important.

P6a Learning Log, 15th September 2017

What is going well in P6a?

Art – making the indian elephant rugs. Everybody made intricate patterns using line and colour. (Maisie)

RME – it was fun to find out different things we’ve not learnt before and it was fun to find out about the Five Pillars of Islam. (Paige)

Adverbs – I liked teaming up with my partner as we were both finding out different things and changing the adverbs and verbs in sentences. (Mia) We watched a powerpoint on the smartboard and had to complete different questions from it with our partners. (Paige)

Maths – subtracting numbers was good. We used number lines and drew our own number lines. (Claire) When we learning about money and budgets we made our own menus with a partner and we planned a meal. We had to find out the prices of the ingredients on the Tesco website and then total the costs and see what changes we had. We had £10 to feed 4 people. (Paige/Mia) My group had a menu card for a cafe and we had to add up what we would order for £5. Then we had £10 to order food for a friend as well, for 2 people. (Maisie)

Natural Disasters – it was good to work with different people. It was fun to do research and taking note to find out new things. Claire was good at finding facts and reading them out from her book. (Claire)