Primary 5 12.9.18
In numeracy and maths we have been revising multiplication and learning more about division. We are all practising times tables up to 12 through singing, interactive games and written methods. Our aim is to understand the link between multiplication and division. Some of us are working out simple division using the ‘bus stop’ method and others are using this method to work out trickier division with remainders. We are doing so well using our Growth Mindset strategies (Learning Pit and 5 B’s) to enhance our understanding of how we learn, and to help us when we get stuck.
In literacy and language we are continuing to read our class novel ‘The Butterfly Lion’ along with completing Literacy Circle and comprehension tasks. We have taken notes on natural disasters and used these notes to create information leaflets and posters. Furthermore, we are enhancing our understanding of topical science through researching the recent typhoon in Japan and hurricane Florence. We continue to practise spelling, comprehension, handwriting, ICT and reading daily as part of our literacy half hour.
This term, our Context for Learning is ‘Natural Disasters’. So far, we have investigated volcanoes, tornadoes and tsunamis. All pupils can discuss what these disasters are and describe the processes that cause them. We have used pastels to draw volcanoes and labelled the main parts. In addition, we have drawn tornadoes detailing the funnel shape and destruction caused. Next, we plan to write a newspaper report on one of these and perform an oral news report to the class.
Primary 5 have had a great start to the year.
In numeracy and maths we have been revising place value, partitioning, ordering and comparing numbers up to 1,000,000 for some. We have been adding/subtracting numbers and plan to continue with this to make sure we are confident when working with larger numbers. In addition, we will revise our times tables and work towards being able to answer multiplication questions quickly and accurately.
In literacy and language we have been reading our class novel ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo and completing Literacy Circle tasks to enhance and illustrate understanding. We have written a letter to our Headteacher telling her about Kinnoull School and our class. Furthermore, we have been writing personal pieces providing detailed description and using all VCOP strategies.
This term, our Context for Learning is ‘Natural Disasters’. So far, we have named and identified various disasters and extreme weather we know. We have explored what is ‘Under our Feet’ and sketched diagrams of the layers that make up the Earth. Now we plan to find out how volcanoes are formed, where they are and the effects of such events on the people and the environment.