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Primary 5 have a new Maths challenge to complete in under a minute.
Primary 6T Bikeability 08.03.17
Next week P6T are receiving their Bikeability training. The bike checks are now taking place on Wednesday 15th March, as well as the training sessions. In order to make the best of the training, the class will participate in a cycling skills lesson on Monday 13th March. Therefore, all pupils in P6T need to bring their bike and helmet (if you have them) on Monday and Wednesday next week.
Thank you for your continued support.
Primary 5 are making food for astronauts this Wednesday and the children have been asked to bring in small amounts of foods to help them in this learning activity. Only small amounts are needed because they are already being given the base of oatmeal and raisins. They designed these products this afternoon.
As ever the term is snowballing and with every passing day we are finding more and more things to do!
Most exciting (for some?) is the decision and announcement that our P7 show this year will be Honk!, a fun and lighthearted take on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. Find out more here – http://www.mtishows.com/honk-jr – and get ready to help learn those words and sing those songs!
High School Visits
We will hopefully get many high school transition opportunities over the coming months, and we were excited to receive an inviatation to the art department to do some printing, and perhaps sculpture work, to support our Japan topic. It’ll be good to have our first class look at the “big” school.
If at all possible try to download the free app Skoolbo (UK) which will allow the children to practise literacy and numeracy skills, including French, at their own individual levels. Now and again I will send targeted activities to those pupils who needs them, and this is simply another step to help our P7s be the best they can be as they enter high school. They all have accounts and passwords, and please email me for clarification if needed.
These appointments have been handed out and I look forward to meeting with you again (4th time??) to discuss your children’s progress.
In class just now we are using some computational thinking skills and numeracy to plan Escape Room type activities.
We are writing reports about the structure of the earth, and homework is only to be reading, note making and planning a project about natural disasters.
We have been looking again at JASS folders – some children are very independently filling these in while others seem less sorted with how to proceed, or vague about whether these folders are at home or not. Please take a moment to see if they need any support here, and let me know.
In PE we are playing handball, using brand new balls (!), to practise drills in throwing and carching, moving in to space and using strong high throws.
This week our Book Fair will take place. There will be sessions at the beginning and end of the day on Tuesday and Wednesday and on Thursday morning.
Thursday is World Book Day. We will have an enhanced focus on books and storytelling on this day and throughout the week.
Our ‘Risky Play’ parent group takes place this Thursday and next at 9am – the group will be visiting the Vat Run with Mrs Mills and Mrs Crombie. If you have not signed up but would like to come, please let us know.
In maths and numeracy this week, we will be working on number and dot pattern recognition. We will sing number songs, do lots of counting and play with numbers across the different areas of the nursery.
Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday! We will be making pancakes, playing with pancakes and talking about lent.
Our Health and Wellbeing focus will be on making choices about our learning and sharing our thoughts and ideas as we work across the nursery areas. Staff will be encouraging the children to think about the choices they make.
This week in P6 we were converting seconds to minutes and minutes to hours. We very much enjoyed this fun song to help us remember how many seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour and how many hours in a day. It’s super catchy!