Kinnoull Primary School

Kinnoull Primary School

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Primary 6

3.5.18

In Numeracy, we have been learning about time duration and can work out how long a journey or activity will take. We are also beginning to look at volume by counting cubes and using a formula.

In Literacy, we are reading personal novels in preparation for our book reviews week beginning 21st May 2018. Pupils will be asked to choose a time slot and be ready to meet their deadline! We have also been writing about our achievements and our context for learning.

Our context for learning this term is ‘Forces’ and we will explore friction, air resistance, gravity, magnetism and buoyancy through this topic. We plan to look at how forces are used in various contexts including rescue services and theme parks.

April

In Numeracy, we have been learning more about the links between compass points and angle. We have reviewed data handling bar graphs, line graphs and pie charts. We plan to apply these skills to complete tasks linked to our topic – The Rainforest. We will use what we have learnt about angle, compass points and coordinates to create a board game; we will collect data detailing rainfall and temperature over a year in the Amazon Rainforest and display this information in a graph.

In Literacy, we are continuing to read our novel ‘Journey to the River Sea’. We have a good understanding of the story so far and have enjoyed completing activities to help us enhance this understanding even further. So far, we have used our novel to answer comprehension questions and we have used detailed descriptions in the novel to illustrate characters and various settings. Next, we will further develop our understanding of the structure and themes within the story.

We are also learning more about Growth Mindset – what this is and why it is so important! We have started by drawing and labelling the different parts of the human brain and investigating what these areas do.

25.1.18

Primary 6 have started to learn more about the Amazon River as this is closely linked to our novel ‘Journey to the River Sea’. We have explored the countries that make up South America and we have traced the Amazon River over this map. We were astonished to learn that this river is over 4000 miles long! We have also learnt about some of the plants, animals and insects that live in and around the river.

In Numeracy, we have been learning more about fractions, decimals and percentages and the links between them. This week, we have been finding fractions of quantities and converting percentages. We are in the process of learning how to change a decimal to a percentage, a fraction to a decimal and so on.

In Literacy, we are continuing to read our novel ‘Journey to the River Sea’. We have a good understanding of the story so far and have enjoyed completing activities to help us enhance this understanding even further. This week, we looked at the language authors use to determine whether statements are fact or opinion. This generated lots of discussion and we illustrated our learning by sorting these statements under the correct headings.

18.1.18

Primary 6 have had a super start to term 3. Our context for learning is Rainforests. So far, we have explored where in the world rainforests are, different climates, layers of the rainforest and the animals, plants and insects that live in the areas.

In Numeracy, we have been learning about data handling, line graphs and pie charts. We are also learning more about fractions, decimals and percentages and the links between them. This week, we have been reviewing equivalent fractions and are learning more about simplifying fractions.

In Literacy, we are reading a new class novel 'Journey to the River Sea' which is the story of an orphan girl called Maia who is sent to live with relatives on the Amazon River. In addition, we are learning about types of nouns and the difference between fact and opinion.