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 3 Scots Poems!

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!

thaebanesthaebanes-for-assembly

Scots poetry links:

doctor-by-j

the-sair-finger

nessie-poem

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.

Happy New Year!

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!

Thank you,

Miss Watson