P1 – Come and see our talking boxes! 26.05.16

P 1 Parents and Carers,

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We have really enjoyed hearing about your children’s talking boxes. They talked about so many fantastic things; things they do in their free time, places they have visited nearby and their holidays. Now they would like to tell you about some of the talks they listened to.

We invite you to come and see all the children’s talking boxes on Thursday 26th May at 2:30pm.

We hope you will be able to pop in to hear about all the things our children enjoy doing outside school.

Please come in the through the P1 entrance, where you normally drop off and pick up your children.

Thank you for your support

Miss Hall, Mrs Sawers and Mr Bennett

Primary 5B Non-Fiction Reading

 

Primary 5B have been sharing their non-fiction homework over the past few weeks. Here are a few examples of different types of homework.

Jessica making soda bread for her UK talk

Molly discussing Facts and Opinions with herself.

Grace sharing gymnastics facts in a unique way.

Noah and Marcus creating non-fiction diagrams from what they have read.

 

P1 Blend Sounds

This term we are learning to blend sounds that are often found at the beginning and at the end of words.

Sounds at the end of words

rk, nd, st, mp, lt, sk, nt, ft, sp, lk

ie. rk – bark.

ng and nk – these are found at the end of lots of words and they can often be harder to hear.

ie. ng – long, sing

nk – wink, bank

Sounds at the beginning of words

br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr

ie. br – brush

sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, tw

ie. sc – scan

Please continue to practise the sounds we learned last term, the magic sounds where you put two sounds together and they turn into one different sound ie. oy in words like toy – t  oy.

sh – shed

ch – chop

th – bath

wh – when

ai – nail

ay – say

ee – feed

ea – meal

igh – light

y – my

oa – boat

ow – low

oo – foot

ew – new

oi – boil

oy – boy

ou – loud

ow – cow

au – Paul

aw – jaw

P6C Update 28th Jan

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!golden-pharaoh-9171023

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!

Whit ye bletherin’ aboot?!

Guid mornin, hoo’s it gaun?

As you know Queensferry Primary are celebrating all things Scottish during our special week starting on Monday 25 January.

We are lucky enough to be part of a mini-project about different Scots dialect around the country, in which various Primary Schools are getting together and sharing information about their area and parts of their language.

Our job is to think of as many words as we can that are used specifically in the Edinburgh area and explain what they mean. 

To start us off, Primary 7 have thought of ‘shan’ meaning that something is unfair.

Any ideas are appreciated – just simply comment on this post. The final project will be displayed in the upper stages library.

Guid luck, bye for noo!