P5 began the week sharing their ISS inventions with the class. They put a lot of effort into their research and fact files before creating these. We are very impressed with the results.
In maths this week, we have been working on finding the area of rectangles and squares, with some of us moving on to right-angled triangles.
In literacy, we have taken notes from videos and PowerPoints, in a limited time, to use to write a factual recount of the 'Space Race' between USA and USSR. We have also focused our VCOP skills on punctuation and exciting openers.
We began the week learning about how to stay safe online, particularly on social media. This brought about some very interesting and mature conversations.
P5 have started learning a new song for our space production at the end of March. We have picked up the words very well. We have also been working hard to make our dance the best it can be before tomorrow's performance.
On Monday, Dundee Science Centre came in to school to broaden our knowledge about space. We took part in an experiment to test the pH level of Mars soil.
We have focused our literacy on improving our VCOP skills, to ensure we can write at a high standard. We have also shared our 500 word stories with the class.
In maths, we have brought our volume unit to an end, working on whole-class activities.
In HWB, we have started looking at online safety and the age you have to be to use social media.
This week, P5 have been perfecting our dance for the Creative Day of Dance next week. We have also been working on our fitness with Miss Warren.
In literacy, we have been working hard to write stories for the BBC 500 words competition. We have also been working on our research and note taking skills to create astronaut fact files.
We have linked our maths to our space context and have had fun working out what we would weigh on each planet in our solar system.
Since auditioning for our space show, we have found out what parts we have and have started rehearsals.
Since returning after Christmas, P5 have learned a lot. We launched our Space context, looking at the moon and the planets of our solar system. This week, we have been learning about the Apollo 11 mission of 1969. We combined our learning of this with our literacy and created our own news broadcasts to report on the event.
In literacy, we have also been looking at different structural components of writing and grammar skills, along with continuing our class novel 'The Secret of Platform 13'.
In maths, we have finished our 'time' topic and we have moved on to looking at volume and weight.
On Monday, we explored our growth mindsets and came up with strategies to help us maintain them.
We have continued with our dancing in preparation for the 'Creative Day of Dance' and we also got some Spanish dancing lessons from a parent.
P5 have been working hard in rehearsals with P6 for the end of term service this week.
In maths, we have started learning about fractions, including equivalent fractions.
In literacy, we have been reading 'Private Peaceful' and have completed tasks, including predicting what will happen next.
We have also been learning about the 1914 Christmas truce and re-enacted it in our classroom.
Primary 5 have been learning about important events within WW1, looking at the Battle of the Somme and how it shaped the war.
In literacy, we have been doing a lot of work over the past two weeks to get us ready to write imaginative short stories. We have looked at character description and setting, using imagery, speech and the importance of the structure.
In maths, we have been looking at number function machines and we have moved on to looking at prime numbers.
We have started ceilidh dancing with Miss Warren this week, and managed to learn 3 dances in one lesson!
This afternoon, we began sewing and Miss Bell came in to demonstrate and support us.
This week Primary 5 have been looking at the weapons used in WWI. We have created PowerPoints to work on our research skills and to be able to inform others. We have also completed our silhouette battlefield art. The results are fantastic!
In literacy, we have finished our class novel - 'Stig of the Dump'. We have been writing paired book reviews, sparking some great discussion.
In maths, we have finished our money topic. We have been working out the change we would be given when buying things, as well as dividing large amounts of money.
In health and wellbeing, we have been exploring our growth mindsets by looking at statements and considering the ones we think apply to us. We have been working on partner and trio balances in PE with Miss Warren.
Primary 5 have learned a lot in this short week! We have been learning about combat vehicles in the past and present and we have designed our own for the future. We had a visit from Richard Patrick this afternoon, who told us all about his grandfather's experiences as a soldier in WW1.
Our literacy this week has been based around poetry. We have looked at poems from WW1 and analysed them. We learned about and wrote our own WW1 haiku poems.
In maths, we have continued our work with money and some of us have been multiplying and dividing amounts.
In health and wellbeing, we have been learning about the importance of a balanced diet and we have been completing the 'Eatwell Plate'. Our P.E. has been a continuation of our work on fitness. Everybody worked very hard today!
This week, Primary 5 have been working hard to learn 'In Flanders Fields' before we recite it at the Black Watch Remembrance Service this afternoon. We have been learning about the roles of animals in WW1 and we have linked recruitment posters into our literacy.
In maths, we have been learning about money. We have looked at the value of money, budgeting and we have been adding and subtracting amounts.
In literacy, we are almost at the end of our class novel and we have completed prediction tasks as well as comprehension activities. We have looked at Guy Fawkes fact files and picked out important information to work on our note taking skills. We applied our knowledge of adjectives and the impact of posters to create 'wanted' posters for Guy Fawkes.
In PE, we have been working on our fitness and taking part in a series of circuits with Miss Colville and we have been working on vaulting with Miss Warren.
Primary 5 have had a great start to the new term. We have been discovering and sharing some interesting ideas as part of our World War 1 topic. This has included looking at the causes of WW1 and joining up, leading into life in the trenches.
In literacy, we have been learning about the use of speech in our writing and how to use it to up-level imaginative writing. We have also used real examples of WW1 letters from soldiers as stimuli to write our own creative letters home from the trenches.
In maths, we have continued our work on shape and have started looking at financial information.
In PE, we have been working to improve our fitness with Miss Colville and in gymnastics with Miss Warren, we have been working on inversion.
Primary 5 have been working hard during the last few weeks of term. We have been designing our own forest park maps and we brought the outdoors indoors to create woodland wildlife art.
In literacy, we have been working hard to include description in our writing and we are now writing our own stories.
In maths, we have been working on rounding, symmetry and the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
We have all seen an improvement in our ball skills in PE and have had fun playing basketball and rugby games.
Primary 5 have had a great start to the year. Our topic is The Great Outdoors and we want to learn about Scottish islands, pollution and deforestation and Scottish wildlife.
In literacy, we have been writing persuasive letters to humans, pretending to be animals.
In maths, we have been learning how to read scales, write numbers in words and knowing the value of a digit within a number.
In PE, we have been developing our ball skills in rugby and basketball.