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Primary 5 Home learning

Weekly Home Learning

Reading
•Accelerated Reader 30 mins per day including class reading time

Writing
•BIG TALK homework – What skills have you learned so far in BIG Writing? Think about Vocabulary – Connectives – Openers – Punctuation. Have you been using and applying them in your writing? Challenge your family with their understanding of VCOP. Teach them what you know.

Spelling
•Spelling elephants, Bees or Tigers – Please work on the words that you have been learning. These are your spelling words for the week.

Numeracy and Maths
• Mathletics – Are you ready? Times Tables
• Mathletics worksheet – Timetables – Which one will you choose?

Thank You
Mrs Hayes

P5 Home Learning

Home Learning
Reading
•Accelerated Reader 30 mins per day including class reading time
•Choose tricky words from your AR book and create a woven mat to display on the learning wall just like the one at the John Muir Museum.

Writing
•BIG TALK homework – What type of instructions do you follow every day? At school? At home? On the way to school? On the way home from school? What types of instructions do your family have to follow

Spelling
•Spelling elephants, Bees or Tigers – Please work on the words that you have been learning. These are your spelling words for the week.

Numeracy and Maths
•Mathletics – Symmetry Activities – 1. Are you ready?
2. Symmetry

PLEASE BRING YOURSELF UP TO DATE WITH ALL MATHLETICS ACTIVTIES SET.

Thank you
Mrs Hayes

Saltire Festival

Each year the Economic Development Team organise the Saltire Festival (www.saltirefestival.com), which takes place at the end of November to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. This is a series of family-friendly events, which celebrate all of the facets of Scottish culture – music, comedy, food and drink, history and the beautiful outdoors.

This year our family programme includes:

The Saltire Ceilidh, Archerfield Walled Garden – 25 November
A fun family ceilidh accompanied by delicious local food.

http://www.visiteastlothian.org/the-saltire/the-saltire-ceilidh

Children’s Twilight Golf, Dunbar Golf Club – 26 November
A fun golf clinic for children of all abilities, playing in the dark with LED balls.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scotlands-golf-coast-twilight-golf-tickets-27301610853

Scotland Through the Ages, The Brunton – 26 and 27 November (this is a free event for children)
With living history performances throughout the day, this is a fun, educational event, which tells the tales of Scotland’s heritage

http://www.visiteastlothian.org/the-saltire/scotland-through-the-ages

Comedy Club for Kids, Macdonald Marine Hotel – 27 November
A fun afternoon of comedy for the kids: guaranteed laughs, without the rude bits!

http://www.visiteastlothian.org/the-saltire/saltire-comedy-club-4Kids

Primary 5 Home Learning

Weekly Home Learning
Primary 5
Core and Weekly Learning Tasks Day of the Week task completed – please highlight
Reading
• Accelerated Reader 30 mins per day including class reading time

Writing
• BIG TALK homework – We are exploring board games in class within writing. Talk to your family members at home about board games they like playing now and that they liked playing when they were children. What board games do you like playing? Do you play board games? When? Where? Who with?

Spelling
• Spelling elephants, Bees or Tigers – Please work on the words that you have been learning. These are your spelling words for the week.

Numeracy and Maths

• Symmetry home learning

Many Thanks
Mrs Hayes

Primary 5 Used to think…but now they think…:-)

Good morning!
Today we will be reflecting on our week using our thinking routine “I used to think…but now I think….” This shows us what we have learned this week and maybe what we need to go back and check our understanding of.

Here goes…

“I used to think that drama was just about acting but now I think it is about not “corpsing” and staying in a character.” Charlie

“I used to think that I didn’t like BIG WRITING because I missed the first sessions throughout the week but now I think it is quite fun because I have been here and I enjoy it.” Eevayne

“I used to think that BIG WRITING was going to be easy because the first one was about super heros. Now I think its a little bit more tricky because we have to make our own board game. I kind of like it being a bit more tricky but when I ask Mrs Hayes I can get some help.” Heidi

“I used to think that I didn’t really like drama because when I do funny things I usually laugh but now I think that im getting used to it.” Aiden

“I used to think that the little hand was the minute hand but now I think that it is the big hand.” Abbie

“I used to think that drama was going to be quite tricky because you had to stay in character. I know think that you can have fun whilst in character.” Hannah

Thank you for listening to us.
Over and out
Primary 5 and Mrs Hayes

Primary 5 Homework wb 3rd Oct 2016

P5’s homework for the week:

1.Spelling: Secret Code Spelling – See attached sheet

2. Reading: AR Reading group books and independent books. Remember you should be trying to read for 30 mins per day.

3.BIG TALK HOMEWORK: At home discuss these two questions: What is direct speech? Why is summarising an important reading skill to have?

Spelling, reading and BIG Talk should be completed for Friday the 30th of Sept 2016

Many thanks
Mrs Hayes 🙂

Primary 5 weekly reflection

Today we enjoyed putting our BIG Writing skills to the test. We had to create a magazine/news article that showed how our friend got on this week.
We had to pretend to be journalists and we interviewed our friend about their week. We then used that information to create an article with a heading, subheadings, illustration, quotations and punctuation.
It took us a little longer than normal reflections but we were able to talk about it before doing it. Please see below for some of our articles.

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Thank you
from
Primary 5

PRIMARY 5 Homework WB 25th September

P5’s homework for the week:

1. Spelling: Make spelling flashcards to display on the classroom learning wall showing the words that you find tricky from your 10 spelling words. You may choose no more than 4 words. Cut them out and have them ready for Friday to add to the learning wall.
2. Reading: AR Reading group books and independent books.
3. BIG TALK HOMEWORK: Talk about Magazines. What magazines do you like to read or have read in the past? What features do you like about them and why? Do you buy magazines from the shop or do you read them online? Discuss these questions at home.
4. Topic: In your jotter, I would like you to design and draw an illustration of the perfect raft for Timothy and Phillip to be stranded on. What gadgets and items would you have on your raft? Please annotate your raft with information about the contents.
5 Mathletics: Please complete the activities allocated: Which is greater? Are you ready?

This should be completed for Friday the 30th of Sept 2016.

Many thanks
Mrs Hayes 🙂

Primary 5 and Primary 2’s weekly reflection

Hello,

In P2 and P5 today we have been thinking about our week. This week…

I see…
The Scottish Hibs cup
Me doing my maths with my friends
My teacher smiling
Me needing help with my reading and I got it
My friends playing the playground and being kind with their words

I think…
That I could do with help with adding numbers. My brain hurts when I do it.
I LOVE mathletics and it helps me get quicker at my numbers.
I did really well using oil pastels in art making my basket.

I wonder…
What we are doing in Art next week. I LOVE art.
If we will be learning more about The Cay our topic book.
If we will have an assembly or a hymn practice.

See you all next week!
From P2 and P5