Well done to Kate, Daniel and Amelia who were our P4W/A class winners in our class Burns competition. Kate then went on to perform in the final on Friday, performing her poem with confidence. Well done to everyone for their efforts in learning their own Burns poem.
The First Blog of 2017!
23rd of January: We got our new CLIC maths groups and then we started to look at time in maths. Then we watched an educational living and growing video about how babies are made. Next the people who needed to recite their poem again got a chance to do so and the people that had already recited their poem self assessed it on the SC grid. Then we worked on our Egypt project on mummies and played handball in PE. YAY!
24th of January: On Tuesday we started off our day by writing a Scots language mingin recipe. After that we looked at all the different time zones in Europe. We learnt that there are 4 main different time zones in Europe. Then we had our Burns Poetry Semi-Finals competition. Ewan, Abbie and Bryce competed for our class and Abbie got through to the finals which is on Friday.
25th of January: We had our CLIC maths session and then we finished our European time zones work. We had an awesome break after that we played netball in P.E. and we were learning how to use useful tactics while working as a team. Finally, it was HOME TIME!
26th of January: Firstly, we looked at our OneDrive and our e-mails and found out how to work it. Then after break time we had art with Mrs Love and we were looking at watercolour and finishing off our Paul Klee inspired wax art. In the afternoon, firstly we started taking notes for our Chapter Two of our Egypt Project and we were looking at how we can make an interesting and engaging introduction to it.
27th of January: Firstly, we presented our non-fiction reading homework in pairs. Secondly we wrote Kyle’s Special Person comments. Then we went to the Burns supper in the gym hall and we had haggis, neeps and tatties. We heard the contestants say their poem for the Burns poetry Final and they were all really good.
By Abbie and Marilena
The children have heard and discussed 3 wonderful poems in Scots – Nessie by J.K. Annand, Doctor by J.K. Annand and The Sair Finger by Walter Wingate. They have chosen one of these poems to learn for homework in the week ahead. We hope to have some lovely recitals in class next Monday … please find the links below!
We have also been learning the song ‘Thae Banes, Thae Banes’ which we are looking forward to performing during our Burns assembly … happy learning!
Scots poetry links:
We are back and raring to go!
Our main focus as we start the term is learning our Burns poems for Scots Week. The children have chosen from a selection of three:- Up In The Morning Early, Green Grow The Rashes O’ and Ye Banks and Braes. The children will be performing these in front of the class on Wednesday 17th – Friday 20th January and we will choose three winners to go through to the semi final on Tuesday the 24th. One winner from our class will then be chosen to go through to the grand final on Friday 27th of January.
We had great fun playing bingo this morning to help us learn our tables. Here is the link> Click …
We will be starting to learn the 9 times table next week. Please keep practising the 3 and 4 times table at home!
Primary 4s really excited as through their creativity they managed to sell to the twos and threes enough wonderful products to send £100 to help children with no clean water. Many thanks for both monetary donations and your continued support.
Looking forward to hearing all the super Scottish poems. Our class is having a competition on Friday 20th, to decide who goes forward to the semi-finals on. Keep up the good practising.
Maths homework for the next few weeks is continuing to learn 3, 4 and now 9 x tables.
Keep learning and having fun with it.
Happy New Year,
Happy New Year to you all!
Everyone seems to be happy to be back this week. I’m happy the snow is staying away so far.
We’ve started the term by looking at some Julia Donaldson books in Scots. We listened to The Gruffalo in Scots on YouTube:Find it here
In Maths we’re adding within 100 and then 1000 and found this nice activity on the Top Marks website which has lots of options: Click here to have a look
Scottish poems will be sent home for homework on Monday 16th January so keep an eye out in bags.
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!
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!