Primary 6

Friday 22nd January

In maths this week we have been looking at percentages and beginning to link them with fractions and decimals. We are also continuing to revise our multiplication and division facts.

We have been looking at Scots language and children should be practising their chosen Burns poem at home. We are also looking at ‘The Broons’ and ‘Oor Wullie’.

We have also be learning to dance The Dashing White Sergeant, which has been really good fun. We are also taking part in modern dance and improving our fitness through Tae Bo. In French we have been learning how to discuss our family.

Children should continue to read their Independent Novel at home to then carry out tasks related to it in class.

We have been looking at Newspapers in language and what information is in them. We have been paying close attention to the articles on Haiti and following what is happening. We have learned how earthquakes happen and we are beginning to realise the massive impact earthquakes have on the people and land nearby. The children thought it would be a good idea to help the residents of Haiti. We are holding a bring and buy sale on Friday the 29th January. If you wish to donate any unwanted toys, DVDs, CDs, books or games please send them into school by Wednesday the 27th January. 

Friday 15th January

Happy New Year and welcome back! Thank you very much for all your generous gifts.

We had lots of fun with P2/3 at the start of the week when we created some fabulous pieces of transient art with what was left of the snow in the playground. Look out for the photos on the web site!

We have been really enjoying learning about our new IDEA, Natural Disasters. We have been looking at the structure of the Earth and made models out of play dough. Next week we are going to be looking at how Volcanoes happen and look at how they impact on the people and the land around them. We will be looking in particular at Vesuvius in Pompeii.

In language we are looking at newspapers and explaining the difference between tabloids and spreadsheets. We will be starting to write our own articles next week. We have also had lots of fun learning more about Scots language. We have learned some new words and next week we are going to be looking at The Broons and Oor Wullie. The children have also chosen a Burns poem each that they need to recite in front of the class. Children have also chosen a novel that they would like to read for their Independent Novel Study. Children will be completing tasks on their novel in class.

In Health and Wellbeing we have had lots of fun taking part in Modern and Scottish dance. We also have a fitness session on a Thursday.

We have also been looking at a famous Japanese artist, Hokusai. We looked at his famous painting, Red Fuji, and tried to recreate it in the style of the artist. The paintings look brilliant.


Friday 4th December

We have been very busy rehearsing for ‘Scrooge’ this week. We have been rehearsing all the songs and ious scenes. We hope that you are looking forward to seeing the show as we have all been working very hard. We have also been working on scenery, props and costumes.

We have been continuing to learn about life in the Victorian times and especially for the children. We have been learning about the different jobs they had to do and what school was like. We have been taking notes on various famous Scottish Victorians and presenting what we have learned. We have also been writing diary entries describing various things we would have been doing in our day in the Victorian era.

The children have been having great fun improving their mental maths through the use of the Nintendo DS and Brain Training. We have been doing various activities with them including linking up with others in the class for a competition. Many of the children have considerably lowered their brain age!

We are looking forward to a couple of trips next week. We are going to Musselburgh Grammar on Tuesday for the ‘Euroquiz’ and we are visiting the Victorian Classroom in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Friday 20th November

Primary 6 have had a very busy week! We have been continuing to learn more about the Victorians. We have recreated a Victorian street scene in our classroom, which includes houses, factories, shops and horse and carts. We have also created families to live in the street and completed a census of all the families living in the street. We are also learning about the jobs children had during the Victorian period. Next week we will be writing about living in the Vicorian era.

In maths we have been learning about fractions, including simplification and equivalence and working with improper fractions. We have also had lots of fun trying to improve our brain age!

We have also been learning our songs for the christmas production of ‘Scrooge’. The children are really enjoying learning the songs and we will be practising them everyday.

In French we have been learning about birthdays and days of the week.

In the human body we have been learning about the different organs of the body and what they do. We were also lucky enough to have Sebastian come and talk to the class about the ear and how we hear. The children really enjoyed listening to him share his amazing knowledge and we all learned something from him.

Thank you Sebastian!

Friday 6th November

We have been learning all about the Victorians and how they lived. We have been looking at the life of Queen Victoria and what it was like to live in the Victorian times. We have been finishing of our creative stories called ‘The Magic Door’ and we are going to be learning how to write personal accounts in the form of diary writing. In reading we are looking at various non-fiction texts related to the Victorians. We have been highlighting the text and summarising what we have learnt using notes and mind maps.

In art we have been sketching portraits of Queen Victoria and we are going to be creating a Victorian street scene and looking at the work of Victorian artist William Morris.

In Health and Wellbeing we have been very active! We have been learning new skills in gymnastics and rugby and we attended a hockey festival at Pinkie.

In maths we are continuing to practice our basic numbers skills and we have been using ‘Brain Training’ to test our brain age. We will be testing ourselves regularly to see how we improve! We are also looking at fractions, decimals and percentages.

In French we have been learning how to say when our birthday is and we have also been learning the days of the week.

The children also enjoyed taking part in an activote session to see how much they had learnt during the week across the curriculum.

Friday 2nd October

We have had great fun designing logos for our theme park.We researched existing logos and discussed what makes an effective logo. We drew our designs first and then designed them on the computer using Word art, autoshapes and Kidpix. Some of the logos look brilliant.

We have been working with co-ordinates in maths and using them to make pictures. So far we have Bart Simpson, a horse and Yogi Bear! We have also been working on mentally adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers.

In language we have been continuing to work on our creative writing and this week we have been looking at developing characters through interesting descriptions. We have also been looking at the use of similies and metaphors to make our writing more interesting.

Paired reading with P2/3 is proving to be a huge success. Both classes are really enjoying working together.

In science we have been looking at forces and the impact they have on objects. 

We have also started learning French. Children have really enjoyed learning numbers up to twenty. They have also learnt how to have a simple conversation and ask and answer questions about their name and age.

Next Thursday (8th October) we are having a hockey taster session with the hockey development officer which should be great fun.

Friday 25th September

P6 have been really enjoying learning about theme parks. We have been looking into the history of them and finding out everyones favourite theme parks. We have been designing logos and designing our underwater  zone. We have also started looking at different forces and how they effect objects which will help when we start making models of rides.

We have been working with coordinates in maths and we will also be looking at scale and map work.

Children have also been enjoying learning French. We have been learning simple greetings and numbers 1 to 20. 

P6 have also been really enjoying working with the P2/3 class on their reading. P6 have come up with some great reading activities for the younger children to work on.

We have also been really enjoying hearing all about childrens personal achievements. It is really interesting to hear what amazing things they get up to out of school.

Friday 11th September

We have had lots of fun this week learning about the life and works of Roald Dahl. We have been reading and listening to some of his stories, finding out interesting facts about him and making Roly Poly birds in art. The children have been really enthusiastic about it and the costumes today were fantastic! Well done!

We have been looking at describing characters in language. We took notes on Mr and Mrs Twit from listening to ‘The Twits’ CD and novel. We then drew and labelled one of the characters. We have also been working on improving our punctuation.

In maths we have been revising multiplication and division. We have also been learning how to create accurate bar graphs.

We have been enjoying learning about basketball in P.E and have been trying out different ball skills and tricks.

We are looking forward to starting our new topic next week which is ‘The Theme Park’.


Friday 4th September

We have had a very busy week in P6! We have been writing biographies on famous people and they have been very interesting to read. We have been reading Roald Dahl’s ‘Boy’ in class and have been inventing new sweets with horrible ingredients. In maths we have been looking at multiplication and division. We also played the loop game at the start of the week and our time was 3 minutes and 35 seconds. Our challenge is to complete it in under 2 minutes!

We have been working hard on our mini topic of Europe and France. We have been looking at all the flags of Europe and finding out various facts. We have been looking at the geography of France and are going to be starting to learn French next week.

Next week is also Roald Dahl week. We will be doing various activities realted to Roald Dahl, including reading and listening to some of his stories, learning about his life and some art work.

Next Friday, the 11th, children and staff are invited to come to school dressed as a character form a Roald Dahl story.

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