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!
P 1 Parents and Carers,
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 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.
This week we are learning about the different ways we can measure all the things around us. It would be great if the children could think about measure at home too.
We will be learning to use scales to find out how many blocks different things weigh. We are also using the words heavier and lighter and spotting the numbers on packets of food to find out how much they weigh.
Maybe you could talk about weight when you visit the supermarket or when you’re making dinner?
We are using blocks to find out how large different spaces are. We are using the words larger area and smaller area to describe the size of flat objects.
You could talk about the area of anything flat, i.e. the size of plates, paper, posters.
We are using all sorts of ways (hands, feet, paper clips and straws) to measure, and describing length using the words long and short. We are thinking about why we don’t always get the same answers as each other and why we need standard units such as cm and m.
You could talk about the length of their food over supper. Hopefully after a few chomps their green beans won’t be so long anymore!
Volume and Capacity
We are finding out how many cupfuls we need to fill different containers and using the words more and less.
Maybe think about how much juice or water they need to fill different glasses, or even how many cupfuls they need to fill a vase for that beautiful bunch of flowers they picked from the garden for you!
On Friday we enjoyed a visit to the Queensferry Crossing visitor centre to find out more about our bridges, both new and old.
We saw a presentation and discussed modern safety equipment, then got to go and build a bridge of our very own!
Thanks to Catriona, Hazel, Lilias and the group of volunteers who helped us.
This term P6 will be finding out more about democracy and the election processes; neat timing considering the Scottish Elections coming up!
They have been split in to parties and will be campaigning on devolved issues to see if they can get elected by chidlren from the other classes. Below is a picture showing their progress!