P6R Learning Leaflet Term 1

Glashieburn School

Primary 6 Learning Leaflet

Information for Parents

Term 1 2016


This term P6, P5/6 and P7 are setting within the area for maths.  This will occur 3 times a week and it helps to ensure that the children have enhanced focused learning time to help them progress in maths.  This term we are focusing on place value, estimating/rounding and mental addition strategies.

In our whole class maths session we are focusing on learning about time and using time in real life contexts.  We will also be developing our problem solving skills and applying strategies to different challenges.

We will also still have regular CLIC maths sessions to develop our mental agility and a weekly ‘Big Maths Beat That Challenge’.


Spelling words will be issued in class on a weekly basis and the children will participate in a range of active activities in class as well as focusing on the different strategies that they can use to help them spell these words correctly.  We will have a weekly spelling test on a Friday.

In reading we are all reading ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar and we are working together during this modelling block to deepen our understanding of the text by using and applying the main reading strategies – prior knowledge, metalinguistics, summarising, main ideas, inference, visualization and paraphrasing.  We will also develop our comprehension skills through tasks that are not related to the novel.

In writing we are working through the ‘Big Writing’P6 introductory lessons which help us to focus on improving our writing through ‘VCOP’.  We will also be developing our self and peer assessment strategies.  We will be learning about metaphors & similes and how these can be applied to make our writing more engaging, we will also be building on our ability to use the correct punctuation with consistency and accuracy.

Health and Wellbeing

This term we will be focusing on working together as a cooperative team and developing our group work skills.  We are also taking on new responsibilities such as buddies, vice captains and door monitors.

In PE we will be focusing on developing our fitness and stamina in different activities and we will be building on our possession games skills through the context of hockey.


This term we will be learning about ‘Europe’.  We are participating in a ‘Travel Rep’ challenge where we have each formed a travel company.  We must learn as much as we can about our given country and our work will be showcased and visitors must vote on which country they would most like to visit.  We will also be learning about the formation of the EU and we will be comparing life in Scotland with life in other European countries.

Other News

  • Drama and RME will be covered by Miss Cunningham
  • The P6 children have started French lessons with Mrs. Grant on a Wednesday afternoon
  • PE will be on a Monday & Tuesday
  • Please continue to bring in evidence of your wider achievements outside of school for our ‘Jigsaw’ pieces.
  • If you have any old books at home please bring them to school to help fill our class library
  • Children should all bring a book from home for ERIC time on a Tuesday


Miss Linzi Robertson

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