It’s all go in Room 12 just now!
We are planning, writing and rehearsing our assembly for next Friday, 5th February. Its theme will be Traditions, inspired by our work this week on Robert Burns and Scots language and by the visit from singer Iona Fyfe (https://ionafyfemusic.wordpress.com/) last week.
School, religion, sport, special days, Scotland and the evolution of traditions will get the P6C treatment in a variety of talks, movie clips and a trip into the Dragon’s Den!
We are also working hard to develop note-taking and report writing skills. Every week we get together with a pile of books about Ancient Egypt and practise using the index or contents page to find specific information before writing brief notes from at least 3 sources. We are even keeping track of our references! That way, when we then write up what we found we KNOW it’s our own work, a brand new piece of writing. These skills will be needed after the February break when the children will be asked to research and present information about a European country in the ever popular personal research project… more on that to follow.
The children have now been matched with their P1 Paired Readers, and once each week will meet for a short time to read together, or perhaps do some writing or topic work together. The P6 child gets to experience a new kind of responsibility, caring for and supporting a younger child from out with their family. The P1 gets an older role model and big “buddy” to look up to in and around the school.
In maths it’s time to investigate the links between fractions, percentages and decimals and the children have been ORDERED to finally learn their tables to allow them to quickly perform these calculations! They have been given beautiful new laminated multiplication squares to take home and eat; anything so long as their knowledge of times tables goes in!