Primary 5 have been dropping like flies. Thankfully somebody knew the recovery position.
This morning P6 were discussing a story from the Keeping Myself Safe work called The Skate Park. In the scenario the boy’s phone is broken and he really needs to contact his parents. Later on his sister tells him “There are other ways to phone!” but doesn’t go into detail. So we found out more!
This website http://0800reverse.co.uk/ explains how to make a reverse charge phone call. It could be a very useful thing for children to know if they run out of credit on their phone, or it gets lost or damaged. The class discussed it this morning and we even listened to a call. It costs £6 to accept the call (!) but we agreed that as an emergency measure it would be worth it.
Please find time to discuss this with them and…help them to learn your phone number off by heart!
The children are really enjoying Loose Parts. A P6/7 Queensferry Citizens Group created this PowerPoint to share more about Loose Parts with you.
Loose Parts (PDF, will open in a new window)
During the first part of this term P6 will begin their work on human reproduction. We use the Channel 4 resource Living and Growing which consists of three programmes called Changes, How Babies Are Made and How Babies Are Born.
“Changes” explores the physical and emotional changes that take place at the onset of puberty, and how we feel about ourselves. It considers some of the changes that are outside our control, and the choices we face in others over which we can have increasing control as we grow up. If reaffirms that puberty is a normal and natural process [while identifying and naming related parts of the internal and external anatomy.]
“How Babies Are Made” examines the whole process of life cycles and reproduction, rites of passage, friendships and feelings. It emphasises the importance of a loving relationship between couples and the value of family and relationships within it.
“How Babies Are Born” reviews relationships and feelings and investigates roles and responsibilities. It focuses on the development of the baby in the womb, the needs of the baby and the mother before the birth, and the inheritance of physical characteristics.
(From the teachers’ notes)
If you would like to know any more about this resource please get in touch with your child’s teacher.