Primary 6 – 2013-14

click below to see us at work.P6 Camp 1 on PhotoPeachP6 Camp 2 on PhotoPeach


Innerwick Group 1 on PhotoPeach
P6 children have just returned from an overnight stay at Innerwick Residential Centre. During their visit they built bridges at the beach, built dens in the woods and enjoyed splashing each other and the staff at the river.

The Commonwealth Games
P6 have just begun learning about the Commonwealth Games! We have discussed the British Empire and how the Commonwealth began and identified countries that are involved on a map! We have been learning about the different variety of sports in the competition and created posters about these.
Later on in the term Sarah Warnock who will be competing for Scotland at this year’s games will be coming in to talk to us. She will be competing in the long jump. Sarah is from Musselburgh having attended Campie and Musselburgh Grammar – feel free to discuss questions with your child that they could ask when she visits!



P6 science week on PhotoPeach

 

 

Burke and Hare on PhotoPeach

 

P6 science on PhotoPeach

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Burke and Hare Production
On the 25th March 2014 at 2pm, Primary 6, 6/7 and 7 are presenting a Burke and Hare production!
all P6, 6/7 and 7s have to learn the words to their songs in time for the show. the website address is:
http://www.charadestheatre.co.uk/login/resources/ Enjoy!

Hockey taster on PhotoPeach
Miss Robson’s set agreed in maths that we would like to improve our recall of times table facts!
Here is a link to some free, quick and simple games to help you practise. I like ‘Sketch’s World’ the best!
French games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/my_calendar/games/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryfrench/pf2/colour/game.shtml?nav

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryfrench/pf2/date/game.shtml?nav

check out ‘alain le lait’ songs on youtube

http://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games

Rugby P6 on PhotoPeach
Rugby
Primary 6 have been taking part in rugby workshops over the last few weeks. We will be playing in a rugby festival at Pinkie playing fields on Wednesday 27th November in the morning if any parents would like to come along to watch! Thanks go to Fergus Pringle (Rugby Development officer, East Lothian) for coming along to take the sessions. The children have really enjoyed the games and skills they have been learning!
WW2
We are still studying WW2. On Thursday 14th November P6 had a visitor from Hugh Lambert – Mr Lambert’s granddad! He spoke to us about life in Musselburgh during WW2. We heard about air raids, the shops, rationing and what life was like at school!


P6 website

Hockey Taster
On 4th September Gary came in to do a hockey taster with P6. We had lots of fun doing games about control, tackling and passing/shooting. At the end of the month we will take part in a hockey festival at Pinkie playing fields.

P5 trip to vikingar on PhotoPeach

P5 poems on PhotoPeach

Personification Poems

P5 have been learning about World War 1 as a children’s choice topic. We have been reading ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo as a class novel and really enjoyed the fact that the story is told by Joey the horse. The author gave Joey human emotions and characteristics. We investigated this technique by reading some Dick King Smith books where he also ‘personifies’ his animal characters.
We then thought about the experiences of a WW1 soldier and how they could be portrayed through the ‘eyes’ of a rifle.
These poems are fantastic and as the P5 teacher I am very proud of the effort the pupils made. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Comic Relief
P5 joined with P3 for a Comic Relief Golden Time. Activities in the rooms included Pin the red nose on the face, white chocolate crispies with a red cherry nose, paper bag puppets, Comic relief IT games, pompoms, photo frames and puzzles. Some children made a face out of fruit and vegetables. Great fun was had by both classes.
Comic Relief on PhotoPeach

Fun in the snow.
Fun in the snow. on PhotoPeach

On Wednesday 6 March, P5 went on a trip to the National Museum of Scotland. The class had studied the Vikings in term 1 and went to see the new Viking Exhibition which has been brought over by the Swedish museum in Stockholm. The exhibition is on display at the museum until May.
Some of the pupils wrote about the trip:
When we got there, we had a guide called Nicky. She showed us around the place. At the workshop there was a man called Sven. He gave us Viking helmets to wear. We all had names. I was Bone Cracker, Alex was Rumble Tummy and Mrs Chiolé was Nose Picker. At the last stop we went to the exhibition. On the way up there was a big clock with a big bug on it. We learned lots of new stuff. It was a fun trip.
By Felicity P5

First we walked to the bus stop and then we took the bus to the museum. First we took a Junior Viking Training School and then we did a workshop when we got to handle Viking things. After lunch we went to the Viking exhibition. It showed us a lot about the Vikings. After that we went back to school at 2pm.
By Matthew P5

Me and my class went on a school trip. It was really fun. We had to get the bus and once we got there the first thing we went to was the Viking training school and it was quite funny because we got our own Viking names. Some people were called Monster Slayer and my one was Eagle Eye. At the end we all went to the Viking exhibition.
By Stewart P5

P5 have enjoyed their first week back and are straight into learning about Scotland.
From now until the February holidays we are investigating ‘Musical Journeys across Scotland’. This includes learning about different places such as the Western Isles and the making of Harris Tweed, farming in Aberdeenshire and fishing around the coast. The songs we are learning include a Gaelic song about porridge, a traditional waulking song (connected to the making of Harris Tweed) and Bothy Ballads.
We are also researching famous Scottish musicians and creating fact files for each one.
We are visiting Edinburgh Castle on 30 Jan to learn more about the history of Scottish music. P5 will take photos!
All of this great work will be showcased in an assembly on Friday 8 February at 11am. All parents and carers of P5 pupils are warmly invited.

Loretto woods P5 on PhotoPeach
P5 have enjoyed their first week back and are straight into learning about Scotland.
From now until the February holidays we are investigating ‘Musical Journeys across Scotland’. This includes learning about different places such as the Western Isles and the making of Harris Tweed, farming in Aberdeenshire and fishing around the coast. The songs we are learning include a Gaelic song about porridge, a traditional waulking song (connected to the making of Harris Tweed) and Bothy Ballads.
We are also researching famous Scottish musicians and creating fact files for each one.
We are visiting Edinburgh Castle on 30 Jan to learn more about the history of Scottish music. P5 will take photos!
All of this great work will be showcased in an assembly on Friday 8 February at 11am. All parents and carers of P5 pupils are warmly invited
P5 slideshow for Diwali

Happy Diwali on PhotoPeach

Happy Diwali on PhotoPeach

2 thoughts on “Primary 6 – 2013-14”

  1. Going to Edinburgh castle was brilliant fun and I learnt something new, I found out about the Goddodin tribe that feasted for a year before going into battle.

  2. Thank you for a wonderful assembly this morning, I loved the poetry reciting and the singing, it was marvellous and very informative. Enjoy your well-earned holidays boys & girls. Mrs Allan. 🙂

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