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)
We have been busy in Primary 6a this week.
Maths – we were learning how negative numbers worked. We had to work with temperatures and lift floors to solve problems with negative numbers. We had to order negative numbers. (Aiden)
We were really good at using the empty numberline to add and subtract. Everyone passed their assessment well. (Bailey)
In topic maths we continued with money. We were planning our meals using menus and websites. We then made receipts to show our shopping, including working out the totals and change.
Art – we designed Christmas cards. We all did different designs and we all finished them to a high standard. People used chalks, felt pens, collage and pencils.
Reading – we used Bloom’s questions that we made last week to explore our reading books. Tasks included drawing and labelling things from the stories, describing parts and characters, finding information and predicting.
We are feeling sad that our friend and classmate Ekhlass is leaving us but we wish her well at her new school.
Art – I was happy with my work on the Major Tom astronaut art. I was proud of how it turned out with my shading skills and drawing skills. (Ellie Sc)
Maths – using the arrays and counting in different jumps was good this week. I was successful. (Nicole)
Big Writing – I wrote 4 pages on my Major Tom story. I used good vocabulary and I made sure that it made sense. (Scott)
Badminton – we have doing well with rallies and playing a doubles team helped as if you couldn’t get the shuttlecock your partner could. (Morgan)
Wonder – we made positive posters where we all wrote positives comments about everyone in our class. It made everyone feel happy. (Nicole)
PE – Badminton & Art
To engage in discussions with Miss Binnie
In P6 we have been learning –
PE – people are getting better at serving and rallying in badminton. People are being more careful and more accurate with their shots.
Reading – our class novel ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio is really good. It is very detailed and you can picture the story and characters in your head. It is a bit of a sad book. We were able to write August’s diary by imagining we were him.
Handwriting – people are getting the join better than last year and are writing neatly.
Big Writing – Kung Fu punctuation refreshes your brain. We had to carry on a story about ‘The Beast’ and use VCOP in our writing.
Maths – we have been revising skills in multiplication and division. We were pleased do revise division. We also worked on missing addends and ENLs.
What could be better?
More time on art and more art work.
Pop Art – we made designs using Pop Art to display WOW words. We watched a video from the Tate.
PE – as above.
We would like challenges in maths this year.
by Cameron, Kieran, Ellie S. and Sam
This week we have been busy writing stories, working independently on maths, using the different strategies we have learned this year, and adding lots of detail to our drawings.
Maths – it was really good doing cheating with tens. If the last digit of a number was 8 or 9 you could add or take-away 10 then add or take-away the difference. Having 30 to do was a lot of work but fun. (Miller)
We were doing near doubles which was good and we learned a new game using dice. (Cammy)
PE – we got to choose what we would like to do, like rounders, basketball, football, tennis, parachutes or hula hoops. We all played a parachute game together at the beginning. It was a cool game. I liked it. (Lainey)
Literacy – it was good writing the sentences and having to add the speech marks to them. (Ella)
Art – drawing the pictures was good. Everyone got to choose their own things to draw and drew lots of people in the park or beach. You could add people on swings or walking dogs. Or the ocean and an ice cream van. We had to add lots of detail. We have so much detail we still need to finish them. (Charlotte)
Art – making bumblebees was good because we all worked very hard on it and nearly everybody is finished. (Kritakshi/Mia)
Comprehension was going well as it was really fun. The story was about the Hare and the Tortoise. We answered questions then drew a picture. We joined our pictures up into one race track. (Miller)
PE – the whole class had a dance challenge with Mrs McLaughlin. The P7s came in to help us with our sports. We did throwing with bean bags, fast feet and bounce passes. (Charles)
IDL – we went on a Bug Hunt this week. On the hunt we found a lot of snails and ants. We found one bee and some woodlice. We had to write down what we found, where we found it, write down the features of it and do a little sketch. We kept a tally of how many we saw. (Maisie)
Our friend Kritakshi is leaving us this week. We are sad to see her go but wish her well in her new school. Goodbye Kritakshi!
School Committee Candidates
Our candidates have been busy writing their speeches and making posters for their campaigns.
What is going well?
Data handling – it helped me a lot with my maths. We were making Carroll Diagrams. We had to sort shapes which had 4 sides or not and were red or not. (Dominik)
I like going around the class and using tally marks to record what minibeasts everyone liked. We put the information onto a graph. (Marc)
I enjoyed doing speedy sums with Mrs Inverarity. They were quite hard sums. (Aiden)
Reading comprehension – I like that you get text books with a story in it and after the story it asks you questions about it. I like it because I like reading and when you are doing the questions you have to read it again to get the answer. (Danny)
I like The Grasshopper poem and answering questions and after I liked doing a big picture of a grasshopper with Danny and Ruben. We labelled it with facts. (Joey)
PE – practising for Sports Day. We need to know what the events are. (Maisie)
Music – we did a bit of the Star Wars theme. It was quite funny when Mr Craighead mixed the songs up. (Harry)