P6 News

P6 have started a reflection carousel on a Friday as a way to reflect back on our learning during a week. One group each week will have the chance to write a post for the blog and Miss McKay will post this the following week. Below is our first reflection…

P6 have had a busy week. In Writing we have been doing our Big Writing assessments so we can get our new targets and we have started writing our stories for the BBC 500 words competition. In Numeracy we have made posters about our learning on fractions, decimals and percentages as an assessment. In Art we drew and labelled a brain to link with HWB. We have also been learning about strategies to cope with stress in our home teams. In ICT we presented our learning about how to be healthy and we also did surveys. In RME, we have been sharing what we believe in and discussing that we have a choice. We have moved our Spelling from afternoon sessions to morning sessions. This is working well because we are more focused. Our rule this week is ‘sc’.

By Finlay, Layla and Lily

Human Body in P4

In P4 we have been learning about the human body as part of our health and well being mini project.  We have identified some of the bones in our bodies and the main features of our skeletons.  We have also been learning about different joints in the body.  This week we made a new hand for Iron Man, he wanted one which worked more like a human hand so we had to learn about how our hands work to make a working prototype for him.  We have also been identifying our main organs and what they do in the body.

 

Varjak Paw in P4

Our class novel in P4 at the moment is Varjak Paw by S F Said one of the reading skills we have been practising is summarising.  Every

time we read some of the story we try to summarise it making each summary shorter but ensuring we include the main points.  We are getting really good at this.  We have put our summaries up on display so we can recap what last happened and it’s really helpful if someone misses part of the book they can quickly catch up on the story.

 

 

RSPB big bird watch in P4

P4 have taken part in the RSPB bird watch again this year.  We spent some time outside recording the number of different birds we could see, we used binoculars to get a better view of them.  We also noticed that there is not a lot of food around for the birds at the moment so we made some feeders for them too.  We have been learning about all different kinds of birds by playing bird bingo.

Watch out for Hamish the Hairy Haggis?

As part of our learning around Burn’s Day P4 have been reading about Hamish the Hairy Haggis and have created our own Haggis creatures.  We have also been reading The Broon’s, learning some Scottish words and reciting some funny Scottish poems which we shared at our Scottish assembly.  Well done P4 – great work!

Poignant paintings in P4

P4 have been learning about climate change and the Australian Bush fire disaster, we created mixed media artwork showing the impact on people, wildlife and the environment.

Thinking skills in P4

P4 started the new year with a thinking skills task this morning and created some very impressive creatures.  The task was to design a new animal or combine two existing animals to make one new creature.  They drew some excellent pictures of their new creations and provided lots of details about them.

 

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