P6C Blog – Week Ending 23rd September 2016

In Social Studies this week, we have been comparing the lives of rich and poor children in the Victorian times. We learned that most poor children would work in coal mines or factories or cotton mills. Poor children sometimes had to beg on the streets and orphans had to go to work in the workhouses. When the poor children were working they were only paid 8p per year! We are glad we are children now not in the Victorian times. Rich Victorian children did not have to work. They normally had a nanny to look after them.

In Numeracy this week we have continued our learning about decimals. We learned how to add decimals and the most important thing is to remember that the decimal point must stay in the same place. If you had 1.1 and 1.0, we know that the 1.1 is a higher number. We were starting to learn how to takeaway decimals but it’s hard and we need more practise.

In PE this week, we were playing netball and learning pass and move as well as stopping and not travelling when we received the ball. We also played bench ball to help to develop our skills. We had to find passes and move into space. We are learning about nutrition at different stages of life. We learned that children need at least 1 hour of exercise every day. The whole class has really improved on the Daily Mile over the last few weeks. We mostly are all able to run 1 full lap of the park without stopping.

Lastly, we would like to say thank you to P7B for teaching us about WW2 and reminding us to thank the soldiers who fought for our country. They performed brilliantly and will be a hard act to follow.

By Euan, Findlay, Richard, Lois, Gemma, Jack and Jennifer