On the 29th of March P6A went to Amazonia.
Firstly we put our coats and bags in a locker and then we lined up waiting to go into Amazonia. The lady who was taking us round talked to us about some things that were inside. Then she took us inside and asked us some questions about the rainforest. Next she took us round so we could see all of the different animals and there was even a nocturnal section. Some of the animals we saw are: toucan and he was called Coco, snakes, monkeys, birds, amphibians and butterflies. After that we went into the handling room where we could hold a tortoise, a snake and a tarantula. Some people didn’t hold any of them but most people did. After a while we went into the interactive section, also with a green screen. The boys sat down on the green screen first and they played a game to jump up and down to catch butterflies on the screen. Eventually the girls got a shot and then they played one more game, but by the end of that everyone was really hungry! So we went under a big tent to eat some lunch. While we were eating we were given a rainforest booklet to fill in. Before very long everybody made their way back to Amazonia to have another look around at the animals. Some people even fed the fish. Lastly we got on the bus and we went back to school.
How many of these activities can you complete before coming back to school?
Have you managed to complete some of them already?
Can you take a picture to show us what you have been doing?
Thank you to everyone who attended our Curriculum Evening last night. Please find below the PowerPoint that was used by Mrs Blair and Ms MacKenzie.
Curriculum Evening (Microsoft PowerPoint, 0.5MB)
Curriculum-Evening (PDF, 0.3MB)
In Art we were drawing a self-portrait. We had to include as much detail as we could. We were not allowed to draw it in pencil, we had to draw is straight on in pen. The portrait was of our faces, not our whole body. We tried to draw more detail than our P5 portrait.
In Maths we were working on frequency tables and bar charts. We used the information from our frequency table to make the bar chart. Continue reading “P6A Weekly Blog (19.5.17)”
This week we watched our P1 Buddy class rehearse for their assembly. It is about French. They were doing French songs, days of the week, numbers 1-10, colours and they had a short conversation with each other. We thought that it was quite cute and they had learned French quite fast. They have even taught us some things in French.
In Art we drew our thumb prints. We had to look closely at our thumbs to see what the thumb print looked like. Then we drew it with a pencil. Then we went over it with black pen and finally we coloured each section in a different colour to make it bright. Continue reading “P6A Weekly Blog (12.5.17)”
This week we had our class assembly. We were all nervous but we got there in the end. We think that everyone enjoyed it because their eyes were fixed on us. The assembly was about the rainforest. We worked in teams of 4 and 5’s to make the scripts for our assembly. We made posters and posters to decorate the gym hall. We made up our own scripts. Our P1 Buddy class came to our assembly.
This week we have started Keeping Myself Safe. We watched our first video. It was called The Town. The story was about a girl who wanted to go to the shopping centre and her mum wouldn’t let her. She ended up going anyway. We were learning strategies like, Be Strong, Let Someone Know and Risky Business. Continue reading “P6A Weekly Blog (5.5.17)”
In Art this week for our Human Body topic we drew a boy and a girl. We are going to label the boy and the girl to show the different parts of the body.
During laptops we typed out our Achievements and Life in Windygoul comments for our reports. We had to save the Word Documents onto our servers.
In handwriting we wrote a poem about the brain. We had to use cursive writing and we self-assessed by using tickled pink and green for growth.
At Buddies we taught our buddies how to type on the laptop. The P1 buddies were writing a story from their jotter about a garden. We used a Word Document and they were typing. Our job was to fix any mistakes for them. We also taught our buddies how to play What’s The Time Mr Wolf in French.
Our new Literacy Evolve book is about a civil war in Beirut, Lebanon. The main character is called Ayesha. It is called Oranges in no-man’s Land and it is written by Elizabeth Laird.
For spelling this week we were learning how to spell Human Body words. We did a few spelling activities to try to learn the words.
We had a run through of our assembly. Our assembly is on Thursday 4th May at 9am.
Written by Angelina and Joshua.
In P6C, it has been a busy but positive first week back. We all changed tables for our last term in P6. We are ready to make our final term the best one yet! In Literacy we did some writing about the fun we had over the Easter break. We learned some new words for spelling linked to our new Human Body project. In Drama, we played lots of different games. It was hard and our highest in the number game was 5 so we had to keep starting again. In Maths, we were looking at compass directions. We have produced some very detailed mind maps about our class novel, Midnight Gang by David Walliams. We also had to write a review about our favourite film. We enjoyed that because we were interested in the film. Miss McKay is hoping this will help us to write better reviews on the books we have read. We have started our new Science project about the Human Body. We started out making Skeletons with split pins and we have done some Listening and Talking to learn more facts about how amazing our skeleton is. We learned that there are 206 bones in our body, the skeleton is stronger than steal but weighs less than 10kgs, the hand has 27 bones therefore has the most movement of all and we learned that the foot has 26 bones and 33 joints. We also managed well to keep up with our Daily Mile. In assembly this week we were thinking about aspirational leaders. We were discussing the fact that every single person in our school can be a leader.
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This week P6B have been enjoying preparing for their class assembly. They created masks for the different historical figures they have been learning about and practised their class songs.
The children have enjoyed starting their new topic about the human body and have come up with a wide range of questions that they would like to answer.
In maths the children have started working cooperatively to create group questionnaires utilising frequency tables, giving the children a chance to practise making tally marks. They then went to individually creating bar charts to display the data.
Mrs Blair had a fantastic lesson with us about using kind words and the children found this really interesting.
We are continuing to run our daily mile with Mrs MacDonald’s class which helping us get faster and faster.
The children are looking forward to next weeks performance.
In Art this week we were drawing human eyes for our topic, the Human Body. We did it step by step using the internet. There were pictures that we had to copy. We were using the skill of sketching and this made it easy to rub out if we made a mistake. We used the pencil to shade the eye. Continue reading “P6A Weekly Blog (21.4.17)”