Nursery Diary – Scottish Week

Friday 20th-Thursday 26th January 2017

This week we will be celebrating and learning about Scotland and Scottish culture and traditions as we celebrate Robert Burns’ birthday.
In literacy we will be reading Scots poems and stories and discussing any Scots words we may know or have heard.
We will have the opportunity to dance along to some traditional Scottish music and learn about keeping the beat.

In numeracy we will be continuing to explore numbers to 10 in our small group times and through play.

In Health and Wellbeing we will be tasting and preparing different types of traditional Scottish foods including tattie scones, oatcakes and haggis, neeps and tatties! We will have a mini Burns Supper on Wednesday where we will dress in tartan, address our haggis and give it a try!

*The children may wish to wear something tartan (if they have it)on Wednesday.

P6 Non-Fiction Reading Homework

*See below for task details and hand in dates.

Tic Tac Toe – P6 Non-Fiction Reading Homework 

Juicy Words

Choose 6 words that are either new or important in the book, and explain, in your own words, what they mean.

 

Let’s connect

Make 4 connections between something you read and something from your life, another text, or the world around you.

Visual Image

Choose a diagram, map, graph or image that is important to the text. Explain why it is important, and then create a new one for a different section of the book.

Summary

Write a brief paragraph, in your own words, to summarise all you have read in the book.

Opinion

What is your opinion on the topic you have read about? How do you feel about the issue? Are there any moral issues?

Interesting Fact

Explain the most interesting fact you have learned from the reading and why it stood out. Be specific and reference the text.

Let’s connect

Make 4 connections between something you read and something from your life, another text, or the world around you.

Juicy Words

Choose 6 words that are either new or important in the book, and explain, in your own words, what they mean.

 

Interesting Fact

Explain the most interesting fact you have learned from the reading and why it stood out. Be specific and reference the text.

Talk Show

Write down 5 questions you would like to ask the author. What are you still wondering? What would you like to learn more about?

Opinion

What is your opinion on the topic you have read about? How do you feel about the issue? Are there any moral issues?

Presenter

List the different ways information is presented in the book. Which are effective and why? Remember to give examples from the text.

Featuring

List what features of the text help you understand the subject better (e.g. captions, diagrams, timelines, layout, etc). How did they help? Give specific examples.

Summary

Write a brief paragraph, in your own words, to summarise all you have read in the book.

Fast Facts

List 6 interesting facts that you learned from the text in your own words.

Talk Show

Write down 5 questions you would like to ask the author. What are you still wondering? What would you like to learn more about?

Task: Choose 4 activities to complete about a non-fiction text you have chosen to read. Your 4 choices must be in a row, up or down (horizontal or vertical). Colour your selections and record your thoughts and ideas in your reading folder.

Hand in dates: You need to bring in your reading folder and be prepared to share your task from that week with others.

Monday 23rd January

Friday 27th January

Friday 3rd February

Friday 10th February

It is really important you stick to the deadlines and do a little bit each week. As always, your work must be Primary 6 standard! This is in preparation for your personal project, which will start after the February holiday.

 

Life in P6T

Our last blog post of 2016 is from Freya and Rebecca. Happy holidays from P6T!

We have been looking at plant growth by planting our own bean seeds. We also learned the different parts of a flower.

On Wednesday we went to Frankie and Bennies – we got to make pizzas and eat them. When we came back from Frankie and Bennies we watched a French cartoon called Trotro. We also had dance in P.E.

On Thursday we finished off our calendars and made Christmas cards with Mrs Love. We checked our bean seeds. We did our French Speaking test. We had to think really hard.
On Tuesday, we were so busy – we had WE day and then went swimming. We made some sustainable transport vehicles out of Loose Parts.

On Friday we had a celebration assembly and finished our pollination and fertilisation comic strips and had privilege time.

Reading in P2

Primary Two have been working hard with their reading this year and we would like to thank you for your support at home with this – it really makes a difference!

There are lots of great apps available if you are looking for anything to support further reading practice at home. Here are a few links to lists of apps (free and paid-for) which are suitable for phonics and reading revision.

Phonics Apps

App Wheel– This document contains a few more apps under the ‘Early Reading’ section of the wheel.

Happy Reading!

Primary 2 are able to add!

Today  Primary 2 were using different ‘adding strategies’ to help solve number problems.  We have been using our stories of ten, as well as doubles and near-doubles, to help us to add two numbers together.  We really enjoy singing songs to help us learn our number bonds.  Here are the links to a few of the songs we have been singing (and rapping to) in class.

What makes ten?

Doubles 1-5   Doubles 6-10

Ask us about the games we’ve been playing that help to reinforce our skills in addition.

Burns Poems

Our Burns Day preparations started early in Primary 5. All of the children have chosen a poem to learn and recite. We have been spending some time in class learning these poem and this has also been our main homework focus in the first few weeks back. Children will be asked to recite these in class this week and we look forward to hearing them.

Nursery New Year

Friday 13th – Friday 20th January 2017
Welcome back and Happy New Year! We would like to thank all of our families for their thoughtful Christmas gifts for our staff and helpers. We hope that you all had a lovely festive season and holiday.

During our first week back, we spent time talking with the children and observing their play in order to inform our plan for the coming week.
In Literacy both classes will be investigating mark-making. For some children, this will be exploring writing letters and words. For others, it will simply be using a range of materials to make marks on paper and other surfaces. We will encourage each child to work on these skills at their own level.

In Numeracy, both classes will spend the week revisiting our focus on numbers – counting, recognising, discussing and ordering. We encourage the children to start counting from zero to help them to understand the concept.

In Health and Wellbeing, the North class will be exploring the tasks required to look after a baby, in response to an interest shown by some of the children.
The South class will be welcoming 10 new children, and the North will be welcoming 6 in the coming week, and so will be thinking about making new friends and helping others to feel welcome.

In the wider curriculum, the children have shown a lot of interest in imaginative play, so in both classes we will be helping them to extend their knowledge and understanding of how they can use their voice and movement in drama activities.