Buddhism learning intentions

I can explain who Buddha is and where Buddhism was founded.

I can compare Buddhist beliefs with beliefs of other religions

I can name and explain the meaning of Buddhist symbols

I can explain which places are special for Buddhists

I can explain what happens at a major Buddhist festival.


Our Buddhism display: lotus flowers, Buddhist Mandalas and Temples.


Using Maps and Atlases

I can display my knowledge of the geography of the United Kingdom: Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland.

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I can understand and use an atlas to find out the location of and information on:

  • Cities and towns
  • rivers and mountains
  • Oceans, Seas and Channels
  • airports and seaports

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I can discuss and compare information I find in maps and can accurately say where in the UK they are located.

I understand and can use the terms:

  • compass positions: North South, East, West
  • map keys
  • grid references

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We had a competitive team learning challenge which consolidated our learning. Everybody managed very well and worked co-operatively on this task.

Feelings about Bullying

We discussed bullying; what it is and how people feel when they are bullied. Our class task, set by Mrs Williams for our feedback assembly, was to design posters showing how we feel when we are bullied. Each poster looked very different but they all had the same message of how we feel when we are bullied.


Paralympic Experience Event

I would like to share with you the promotional video that was made during the East of Scotland Paralympic Experience Event that Max and Jonathan attended in March.  They are both in the video. This video promotes the event and helps break down barriers for pupils, parents, and explains what the event is about. Jonathan and Max had a brilliant day taking part in a variety of  sports and making new friends.





Improving our football skills

On Wednesday the class we enjoyed learning football skills. We learned how to control the ball with different parts of our feet and were shown a few tricks to move the ball away from our opponents. To end the session, we played a few 3 aside football matches.


Hit and sunk!

Learning outcome: To explore different grid systems and can use them to describe and locate positions

The class have been learning grid references and today we applied our learning in a game of ‘Battleships’. The class first observed Mrs Thomson playing against Mrs Braby. Once everybody had learned the rules and understood how to play ‘Battleships’, we were paired up with a partner to play our own game to try and find each other’s ships.


It demanded a lot of concentration to make sure we were finding and recording the grid references correctly. The first person to hit and sink all their opponent’s ships was the winner. There were some very exciting and close games!

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3D Safari Scenes

To end our Kenya topic, the children made their own individual 3D Safari scenes which reflected much of what they had learned about Kenyan National Parks. They were very creative and very detailed. Mrs Williams visited our classroom to see the magnificent work and to hear each person talk about what was happening in their scene. Mrs Williams then told us all about the Safari trips she had made in South Africa and the amazing things she did and saw on them! 


The Big Five

The Big Five: ElephantRhinocerosLionLeopardBuffalo

The class completed a research homework task on at least three of the African animals from ‘The Big Five’. In class each child chose two animals and worked on presenting the information they had found as: 

  • A PowerPoint presentation 
  • An information poster

Pupils had the opportunity to talk about their completed work to the rest of the class. The posters have now been displayed in the classroom.

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Fairtrade leaflets


Learning intention: To write a persuasive and informative leaflet on Fairtrade.

Success Criteria: I can include all relevant details and organise my writing and graphics logically to show the main idea of Fairtrade:

  • The Fairtrade logo
  • Where in the world some of our foods come from
  • Fairtrade products that can be bought in our supermarkets
  • How Fairtrade helps farmers
  • Fairtrade Premium- how does it help communities?
  • Advice given to farmers
  • I have a clear, titled front page
  • I have used headings to mark each section of the leaflet
  • I have used captions / labels to explain my graphics
  • I can use appropriate punctuation including commas, question marks and bullet points
  • I have spelled words correctly
  • My Fairtrade leaflet is attractive and neatly presented.

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