Glashieburn School Primary 6 Learning Leaflet
Information for Parents Term 4 2017
This term we are continuing to develop and consolidate our mental math agility through games, problem solving and revision activities.
We will be moving on to cover outcomes relating to fractions, decimals and percentages. We will link our learning to real life situations so we can see the meaning in our learning. We will also cover money management, budgeting and saving.
We will also be completing our ‘Big Maths Beat That’ challenge weekly, the children have a choice of whether to complete the 72 questions in 1 minute 40 secs or they can take any time up to 10 minutes and try and decrease this weekly.
Spelling words will continue to 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.
As our IDL topic is Chocolate we will be studying the novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ as a class and we will be completing a range of reflective reading task to help us gain a deeper understanding of the text and the themes within the book. We will also have a wide range of comprehension activities from a wide range of texts and answer different question types to demonstrate our knowledge and understanding of what we have read. We will continue to have free reading time on a weekly basis as well as library on a Friday. We will be beginning a paired reading scheme with P3M and the P6 children will be their reading tutors, this will hopefully develop their reading ability and confidence.
In writing we are continuing. g to write for a wide range of purposes with a particular focus being on ensuring that our work is structured correctly and that it makes sense. We will be linking our writing to our topic through both imaginative and functional genres. We will build on our note taking skills and using a range of non-fiction sources to find specific and relevant information for different purposes.
We will develop our talking and listening skills through discussing ‘Newsround’ and participating in debates and cooperative activities.
Health and Wellbeing/IDL
In PE this term we will be working with RGU students to build on a range of different sports skills. In class PE we will be participating in different athletics activities and challenges as well as continuing to develop our fitness and set individual targets and goals for improvement.
We will be beginning the P6 ‘Living and Growing’ programme this term where we will focus on how the body will change and develop throughout puberty, letters will be sent home to inform you of when this will begin.
Our IDL Topic this term is ‘Chocolate’ where we will be learning about the history of chocolate and how its use has developed over time.
- On Thursday afternoons we will have Bikeability with Miss Connell – please remember everything you need and dress appropriately for the weather conditions
- We will be working on gaining a ‘Science Champions’ award
- Our class assembly will be this term – more information to follow
- We will be a part of the choir for the P7 Leavers Show
- PE days will remain as a Monday and a Tuesday – please remember gym kits and hair bobbles if required
Miss Linzi Robertson