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Term 4 Learning Leaflet

Term 3 Learning Leaflet

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As you may already be aware our topic this term is The Rainforest! We have already started to label the areas on a map to show where in the world rainforests are found. We are excited to be working with a local textiles artist who will be helping us to transform our classroom into a lush and leafy environment!
We will also be:
*working in groups to research and discuss how rainforests are formed.
*illustrating the way in which rainforests are structured.
*categorising animals, plants and insects found in the rainforest.
*planning and carrying out an observational experiment, where we will collect information about weather and climate in our local area and compare our findings with what we find out about the rainforest’s weather and climate.
*using the internet to research how the way we live affects the Earth’s resources.
*investigate developments within the field of sustainable energy, and consider the impact on rainforests.
*comparing and contrasting aspects of Scottish scenery, wildlife, climate and transport systems with the rainforests.
*outlining the reasons as to why we do not have rainforests in Scotland, despite the amount of rain that we get!

Literacy
Reading:
This term we will continue to chose new novels to read and discuss within our groups. We will also be reading a range of texts to gather information about rainforests, such as non-fiction books, posters, leaflets and websites. We will be continually completing reading comprehension tasks related to the rainforest and our group novels. In order to make information gathering more effective, all children will be learning how to skim and scan for information.

Listening and Talking:
*All will be actively participating in a debate about deforestation, using evidence to back up points.
*Some will be taking part in ‘hot-seating’ to play and appreciate the role of a logger.

For writing:
*We will be learning to use headings and sub headings to make note taking more effective.
*writing a letter to a logger to persuade him to stop and consider his/her actions.
*writing a letter to a company to persuade them to recycle more paper, making reference to the effects of deforestation.
*independently self correcting using a dictionary.
*creating a mind-map detailing what has been learned in relation to rainforests.
*writing an imaginative piece set in the rainforest, using interesting vocabulary, a variety of openers, a range of connectives and punctuation to up-level work.

Numeracy
In maths we are focusing on decimal numbers, fractions and time.
We will be investigating and ordering fractions and mixed numbers, finding simple equivalents, finding fractions of quantities, adding and subtracting fractions with common denominators and We will also be working with decimal/percentage equivalents and will continue with our weekly CLIC sessionsto improve our mental agility.

Health and Wellbeing
In PE this term we will be developing hockey skills and a learning to play a variety of team games.
There will be a specific focus on Fair-trade and we will be learning about how Fair-trade helps improve trading conditions and sustainability.
We hope to see you at the Fair-trade café on Sports Day!

Things to remember:
Library- Mondays
PE- Mondays and Wednesdays
Drama – Friday afternoon with Miss Cunningham
Mandarin – Thursdays
French – P6 only, every Wednesday.
Homework- Please refer to the new homework guidelines and recommended websites/activities if you have not done so already.
In addition to this, there will be a topic specific task given to the children spanning over 3 weeks: they will be tasked with using the internet and reference books to gather information on a rainforest of their choosing and create a simple PowerPoint or poster to display their research.  Other homework will be scaled back to accommodate this task.
If you have any questions please feel free to come and see me.
Miss Kraish.

Term 3 Learning Leaflet

A Happy New Year to all! The following is a summary of the intended learning for term 3 in 5/6K:

Literacy

To celebrate the famous works of Robert Burns, we will:

* Recite and analyse poems by the Scottish poet.

*Explore how language and structural devices are used
in poetry to create powerful responses.

*Experiment with ways in which we can use our voices, facial
expressions and body language to perform poetry.

We will also continue to read various novels in our reading groups, with a view to learn:

*  To empathise with a character and explore possible reasons for their is actions and consider decisions they might make.

* To explore narrative plot, settings, characters and draw
inferences to aid comprehension.

Aside from imaginative writing we will also be learning to write explanation texts based on our I.D.L topic, The Human Body. We will also be writing and structuring letters to ‘pen pals’ as part of our continued relationship with the Nana Gobina school in Takoradi (See term 2 Learning Leaflet).

For 30 minutes every Friday, we will be ‘buddying up’ with Primary 1 pupils, for Paired Reading.  Using this approach to reading helps to help increase fluency and communication skills.

Science

We will learn about The Human Body. We will be studying:

The skeleton ( its functions and development from infancy to adulthood).

The body’s vital organs and muscles (with a specific focus on how to keep them healthy).

We will also be gaining a basic understanding of the circulatory, digestive, and central nervous systems.

Health and Wellbeing 

Through the context of Tennis, we will work on acquiring various skills, with less emphasis on competition.  Skills include: the ability to apply knowledge gained to play tennis in a safe way, the ability to explain the rules and cognitive skills necessary for this type of sport and the ability to demonstrate appropriate sportsmanship  etiquette.

A focussed health and wellbeing lesson, linking to our Science topic  will be delivered on a Tuesday morning, by Miss Cunningham. (See Miss Cunningham’s learning leaflet)

RME

5/6K will be studying Buddhism this term.  In doing so they will be gaining knowledge about the story of Buddha, the guiding Buddhist principles and the cultural practices found in countries that have high numbers of people that identify with the faith. The pupils will also evaluate commonalities found in Buddhism and other world religions.

Numeracy 

In their Numeracy groups, all will continually revise and consolidate their mental and written number strategies to solve calculations in relation to the four operations.

As a class we will be studying the properties of different triangles.  We will also investigate their technology/strength, discussing their relevance in everyday life, architecture and engineering. We will then move on to exploring, identifying and measuring different types of angles.

Things to remember:
Library- Mondays
PE- Mondays and Wednesdays
Drama – Friday afternoon with Miss Cunningham
Mandarin – Thursdays
French – P6 only, every Wednesday.
Homework- Please refer to the new homework guidelines and recommended websites/activities if you have not done so already.
If you have any questions please feel free to come and see me.
Miss Kraish.

Reflective comments about term 2

P5/6K Term 2 Learning Leaflet

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As you may have seen from our recent blog post, P5/6 have been enjoying a very successful start to their Enterprise topic this term.  In partnership with local company GE Oil and Gas, we are aiming to build a relationship with a school in Takoradi, Ghana, raise money for that school and expand our knowledge of African culture.

In exchange for our enterprising efforts, the boys and girls in P5/6 are enhancing their inter-personal skills and developing various employability skills.  By undertaking this project P5/6 are working creatively and co-operatively to become: effective contributors, responsible citizens, confident individuals and successful learners.

 

I’m happy that we have raised money to make other people’s lives better (Erica)

I’ve got better at talking about my ideas (Charlotte)

I know a lot more about Africa and the different cultures there (Imogen)

I know a lot more about how to communicate well with my team (Simon)

I know what profit means and I can use my numeracy skills to work it out (Imogen)

I loved making all the things that we sold, especially the bags of reindeer dust (Erica)

I have learned how to create an advertisement and that it needs to be persuasive (Chloe)

I loved learning the African songs and performing them (Imogen)

I know some words from the Swahili and Arabic language (Charlotte)

Literacy
This term, P5/6 we will be reading and analysing fiction based books in their groups. They will develop their ability to read with fluency and expression  and to answer evaluative and literal questions.  p5/6 will also be working with a variety of non fiction books related to entrepreneurship  and Africa for research purposes.

Writing this term will mainly be functional in nature, relating to our Enterprise topic (namely, persuasive and instructional writing).

Each week we will continue to learn a new set of spelling words, have a grammar focus and practice handwriting.

I’ve enjoyed my reading book because it is set in a time before I was born (Erica)

I’ve  learned how to read new words from my challenging reading book (Charlotte)

I’ve enjoyed the comprehension about how the whole world celebrates Christmas (Imogen)

 

Numeracy

All will be revising knowledge of the language associated with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in order to use this knowledge to  confidently approach and solve word based problems.  Additionally, all will be learning to become familiar with the language of likelihood and will be taking part in investigations relating to chance.  We will then move on to revise and explore new concepts relating to 2D and 3D shape as a class, using nets and drawings to create products to sell for our topic.
In their Numeracy groups, P5/6 will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of whole number, decimal numbers and money.

I now know the difference between a quadrilateral and a polygon (Chloe)

I now know what  sides, edges and vertices are (Charlotte)

I know what a nonagon and decagon are (Imogen)

Last week of enterprise

Jamie Mair and p5/6K: For our final week of enterprise, we have decided to put on a show instead of selling stuff.  We are going to perform some African songs that we have been learning and play a film for this week’s Team Time.  If you would like to watch it please bring a donation.  Thank you.

P5/6K Term 2 Learning Leaflet

P5/6K Term 2 Learning Leaflet

IDL
As you may have seen from our recent blog post, P5/6 have been enjoying a very successful start to their Enterprise topic this term.  In partnership with local company GE Oil and Gas, we are aiming to build a relationship with a school in Takoradi, Ghana, raise money for that school and expand our knowledge of African culture.

In exchange for our enterprising efforts, the boys and girls in P5/6 are enhancing their inter-personal skills and developing various employability skills.  By undertaking this project P5/6 are working creatively and co-operatively to become: effective contributors, responsible citizens, confident individuals and successful learners.

Literacy
This term, P5/6 we will be reading and analysing fiction based books in their groups. They will develop their ability to read with fluency and expression  and to answer evaluative and literal questions.  p5/6 will also be working with a variety of non fiction books related to entrepreneurship  and Africa for research purposes.

Writing this term will mainly be functional in nature, relating to our Enterprise topic (namely, persuasive and instructional writing).

Each week we will continue to learn a new set of spelling words, have a grammar focus and practice handwriting.

Numeracy

All will be revising knowledge of the language associated with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in order to use this knowledge to  confidently approach and solve word based problems.  Additionally, all will be learning to become familiar with the language of likelihood and will be taking part in investigations relating to chance.  We will then move on to revise and explore new concepts relating to 2D and 3D shape as a class, using nets and drawings to create products to sell for our topic.
In their Numeracy groups, P5/6 will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of whole number, decimal numbers and money.

Things to remember:

  •  Library- Mondays
  •  PE- Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Dance – Friday afternoon with Miss Cunningham
  • Mandarin – Thursdays
  • Music  – Thursdays
  • French – p6 only, every Wednesday.
  •  Homework- please read information sheet explaining Enterprise homework if you have not done so already.

Thank you again for supporting P5/6’s enterprising efforts and if you have any questions please feel free to come and see me.

Miss Kraish.

 

5/6K’s 1st week of enterprise.

 

 

img_2025img_2024img_2023img_2022img_2018img_2017A big thank you to all parents, pupils and staff for helping us make a grand total of £175 during our first week of enterprise!

Children’s comments:

“I thought it was really  fun selling to people” (Lia from the Money Making Meerkats company)

“I can’t believe we made as much as we did!” (Dua from the Rampaging Rhinos company)

“I loved working in a group and then selling our product” (Alfie from the Rampaging Rhinos company)

” This is my favourite topic so far because it is really creative” (Jamie from the Helpful Hyenas)