Primary 4/5 K Reflective Comments on Learning Leaflet October – December 2015
P4/5K will continue to solve problems using a variety of strategies, working interactively in pairs or groups. There will be a specific focus on the links between division and multiplication when learning division facts. Another focus for numeracy this term will be exploring the properties and construction of various 3D shapes. Evaluation: All children can successfully identify the properties of various 3D shapes. After focussing on division this term, our next steps will be to apply our knowledge of sharing to explore fractions.
For Listening and Talking P4/5K will learn: how to take part in a debate how to communicate their thoughts or opinions effectively how to respectfully disagree with another person’s opinion Through exploring the works of different authors, P4/5K’s reading work this term will focus on reinforcing reading strategies and reading with expression. A variety of non-fiction texts will be used to develop comprehension skills and to extract useful information for our Scotland topic. P4/5K will continue to make effective use of vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation to improve their writing. They will also work on producing functional pieces of writing. Evaluation: P4/5K have made good use of the taught strategies from last term to show understanding of their reading book and reading extracts. In writing, they have produced highly effective posters, persuasive leaflets and clear instructions. All children understand the basics of how a debate is organised and have enjoyed debating topics that they had selected.
P4/5K have chosen to study Scottish castles and the Wars of Independence this term. They will continue to develop their team working skills as they communicate, learn and make decisions as a group or pair. Given the context, they will extend their knowledge about Scotland’s history and learn how to critically analyse significant historical figures. Evaluation: P4/5K have extended their knowledge about Scottish history and enjoyed learning about the interesting stories of St Andrew, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Our ‘mini topic’, inspired by The Man on the Moon, centered on recognising different needs and how we can show compassion towards vulnerable members of our community.