Lots of donations for Dunbar Food Bank appearing – thank you so much – still time to help!!
P6 have been very busy this term learning all about World War 2 for social studies! We visited Edinburgh Castle to find out all about the Poppy and did some exploring of the castle and National War Museum! We had Field to Fork in teaching us about farming during the war, rationing and we made Woolten Pie using ingredients that would have been available at the time.
For numeracy, we have been developing our strategies and problem solving skills for addition and subtraction and now are moving on to look at these skills for multiplication and division!
In literacy have been developing our research skills as well: taking notes from a variety of sources; double checking internet information; skimming and scanning; and doing our own independent research.
We have learnt a lot about light and electricity as part of our science learning this term. We took part in lots of experiments and created Morse Code machines using our knowledge of circuits!
Recently, as part of our RME we have been finding out about Judaism and their festival Hanukkah. We even played a driedel game with P3!
We were very lucky yesterday that we had visitors from ABEL join us to teach us all bout resilience and how our emotions can affect how we think and feel. We have been thinking a lot about our emotions and respecting the people around us in HWB and this brought all of those ideas together. It was a very positive day.
Finally, P6 will be having an open session to share our learning from our WW2 project in the New Year – look out for an invite to our ‘street party’ soon!
(Apologies for not many images – I am having some conflict with the class camera!)
Playpod getting ready thanks to Dundee’s @scrapAntics
#imagination #play #watchthisspace #playpod
Thanks to @EastLintonPS parent, @DunpenderCC and @lintonhotel2015 for funding
It’s that time of year when everything is springing into life so P6 took the opportunity of getting outdoors to enjoy it. We have been tidying up the outdoor courtyard and have planted some seeds. We are taking care of them daily and recorded any changes we see. We have also been outdoors with our rugby lessons, over the past three weeks, we have been learning to pass, run with the ball, attack and defend. We took our maths outdoors too, we have been learning about angles. We looked at art by Kandinsky in which he uses angles, shapes, parallel and perpendicular lines. We then went outdoors and made angles using different natural materials and finally we created some artwork in the style of Kandinsky using angles, shapes and lines.
In P6 we have been developing our inference skills by using shoes! We had a variety of different styles of shoes to look at and from these we had to begin to build a character. We came up with lots of questions to ask when looking at the shoes: Who would wear these? What kind of job may they have? What age? Were the shoes well worn or just for special occasions? We then had a photograph and a short piece of text about the owner of shoes to help us infer some more. We had to choose the shoes we felt we knew the most about and write a short paragraph about the character we had created from the conclusions we had made. So what do your shoes say about you?