Please find attached the link to our latest newsletter. Thank you for all your support and patience through a busy term full of change. Happy holidays everyone.
Primary 4S Learning Leaflet
Information for Parents
This term, Primary 4S will be working on telling the time on analogue and digital clocks (minutes past and minutes to) and will begin to make links between 12 and 24 hour clocks. We will also be calculating durations and measuring the time taken to complete a range of activities. The children will develop their abilities to estimate and measure weight and volume/capacity using appropriate instruments and units. The pupils will also be applying their division skills learnt in term 3 through fractions. We will exploring how to gain a fraction of a whole, a fraction of a quantity and a fraction of a position along a number line. We will be focusing on halves, quarters, fifths and tens especially.
This term, through comprehension we are looking closely at sentence structure, inference and up-leveling VCOP (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation. We will also be expanding our dictionary and thesaurus work. We are continuing to practise our joined writing in words and sentences, ensuring correct formation and height of letters.
As a class, we are taking part in the national young writing competition, looking to develop use of paragraphs and detailed description. We will also be using our imagination through a functional piece of writing, constructing letters to and from Vikings. As our topic this term is Vikings, both functional and imaginative pieces will take this focus.
Health and Wellbeing
The pupils will be exploring food chains, and exploring exactly where their own and Viking food would have come from. P4S will exploring seasonality and the importance of agriculture. Additionally, we will be looking into our metal wellbeing, expanding our resilience through learning different techniques for handling our emotions and putting ourselves into scenarios.
In PE, are lucky to be having some hockey lessons with students from the Robert Gordon University this term. We will also be practising athletic skills in preparation for Sport’s Day. This term pupils will also have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons at Northfield Swimming pool, developing safety in the water alongside other swimming skills.
As mentioned, our topic this term will be the Vikings. Through discussion with the pupils, we have developed a plan together of key information that the class would like to explore. We will be looking into the lives of Vikings and comparing them to our own, taking on our own imaginary occupations and looking at Viking home construction. Through different texts, we will be learning about the different values and religious beliefs of the Vikings, exploring their many Gods and comparing similarities to our own. Additional through RME, we are continuing to explore the key features of the values of Christianity which are expressed in stories from the New Testament.
Through technology, the children will have the opportunity to further develop their skills in creating, capturing and manipulating sounds, text and images to communicate ideas and information creatively. Additionally through expressive arts, we are going to explore rhythm and create our own Viking chants, songs and images.
The children are continuing to earn house points as well as marbles. Our Viking clans this term are; The Viking Gods, Thor in War, The Crazy Viking Teens, The Tribe of Horns and The Loki Tribe.
P7W Learning Leaflet
Within Big Maths this term we will be revising, consolidating and extending our knowledge and skills in multiplication and division. We will learn how to complete equations involving numbers and letters. In co-operative groups we will have a go at teaching the mental maths strategies we have learned to other groups.
P7 will build upon their knowledge and understanding of money this term. We will learn how to find totals, give change and calculate profit and loss. Later in the term we will focus on time. Through practical activities we will calculate time differences, learn to use timetables and research different time zones around the world.
We will continue to develop our problem solving skills. We will have opportunities to work both independently and in groups to learn more about the strategies and approaches we can use to help us.
Each group has already started reading a new novel. This term we will continue to use the reading strategies which we learned earlier this year with a focus on prediction and summarizing. Our class novel this term is ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio.
This term we will be continuing to ‘up-level’ our writing using VCOP. Most of our writing will be focused around our ‘Choices and Changes’ topic and our transition to academy. Children will continue to have opportunities to self-assess and peer-assess their writing using a variety of strategies.
Children will continue to receive new spelling words each week which will be revised daily in class and through homework activities. There is also a ‘challenge’ word each week which children will be encouraged to learn the spelling and meaning of.
Health and Wellbeing
In PE P7 will think about how to achieve the greatest speed, height, distance and accuracy through a range of athletics activities. Our PE days this term are Monday and Thursday. We are also looking forward to working with some RGU students in PE this term.
This term our topic is ‘Choices and Changes’! We will be learning how to achieve a healthy lifestyle by researching the effects alcohol, smoking and taking drugs have on the body. In our co-operative groups we will research the changes our body will face and find out where to get help and advice when we need it.
We will continue to have French on Wednesday afternoons with Mrs Grant and Mandarin with Miss Shi on Wednesday mornings.
We have a busy term ahead of us as we get ready to leave Glashieburn School! We are currently planning and preparing for our end of year fundraiser, practising for our leavers show and getting excited about our leaver’s events!
Just a few reminders to finish off;
– Library books are changed on a Monday.
– PE kits are required on Monday and Thursday.
– PE kits should be taken home on a Friday.
– Homework is given out on Monday and should be returned on a Friday.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you, Miss Wright
Miss Cunningham’s Learning Leaflet: Term Four
Welcome back to our fourth and final term. Please see your child’s class below for details about their learning in Expressive Arts and Health and Wellbeing this term.
P1B and P1C- Early Level
In Health, Primary 1 will be making and tasting simple recipes. We will record our likes and dislikes. We will improve our group work and turn taking when making and trying the foods. Primary 1 will answer the question – What is Eco? We will take part in various activities which will increase our understanding of Eco. Primary 1 can’t wait to take part in outdoor learning activities.
In Expressive Arts, Primary 1 will continue to explore the use of voice, movement and expression. The children will be given a stimulus to create an improvised scene in small groups. We will also continue our weekly yoga sessions which are great fun!
P2W, P2/3M and P3M- First Level
In Health, Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils will be preparing and tasting foods demonstrating a range of practical skills including; washing, using a peeler, mixing, grating, spreading and demonstrating simple knife skills. They will consolidate their knowledge of the EatWell plate whilst preparing foods. The classes will also help improve the schools’ ‘green’ status. P2W, 2/3M and 3M will have the opportunity to use the brand new litter pickers, help weed the outside learning area as well as learning more about improving the environment.
In Expressive Arts, Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils will begin the term by taking part in Spring and Easter themed drama. We will then move on to dance, learning new cultural dance styles from Scotland, India and Africa. The children will provide their peers with positive and constructive feedback as well as critiquing their own performances. The classes will expand their creativity and confidence by producing and performing small group sequences, using taught movements. We are going to be very busy.
P5C, P5/6K, P6R and P7W- Second Level (P7- Expressive Arts only)
In Health, Primary 5C, 5/6K and 6R will investigate food labels to gain an understanding of advertising and how to make healthy choices. We will prepare and taste foods demonstrating an increasing range of practical preparing and cooking techniques including; accuracy when weighing and measuring, kneading, chopping, mixing, grating and using simple knife skills. Later in the term we will analyse the ‘Environmental Review Plan’ carried out by the Eco Committee, looking at our progress so far and deciding and implementing the next steps for our upcoming green flag assessment.
Inspired by the talk of Macbeth in the playground, 5C and 5/6K will be creating and presenting a simplified, scripted version of the famous play. They will sustain characters by using voice, movement and expression. P6R will perform the dramatic ending of Macbeth before taking part in various dance sessions, using different styles and genres. They will be encouraged to create and perform their own routines to an audience. As P7W were busy with trips, speakers and visits to Oldmachar, they will continue their Term 3 focus. Please see the Term 3 learning leaflet.
The senior choir are delighted to have won the Aberdeen Glee Challenge. The final will be held at Perth Concert Hall on 25th June (2pm-5pm). We would love to have our peers and families support us. Tickets go on sale on the 8th June from the Perth Concert Hall box office (£8 adult £5 concession). We are very excited and hope you can come along and support us!
Miss Lauren Cunningham
Primary 3 Learning Leaflet
Information for Parents
This term Primary 3 will continue to focus on multiplication. They will be focusing on using a range of formal and mental strategies to learn their 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 times tables. We will also be covering division, data handling and time this term. Primary 3 will also be recapping on their number process skills and will follow a short unit focused on addition, subtraction and place value.
Through daily CLIC sessions they will be developing a variety of mental math strategies
Writing: This term in writing we will be focusing on both functional and imaginative writing. Through our IDL context we will be writing for a range of purposes. This will include: story writing using imaginative and creative stimulus, fact files, posters, newspaper articles and leaflets.
Grammar: This term in grammar we will be learning how to use a thesaurus, paragraphing, using speech marks and past, present and future tense.
Talking and Listening: This term Primary 3 will be asked to prepare a short class talk based on their IDL context. This will focus on using body language, tone and answering audience questions. They will continue to contribute their opinions within class circle times and further extend their debating skills within the class tasks.
Reading: This term in reading the class will be focusing on retrieving relevant information from fiction and non-fiction texts. They will be learning to source information online and use the information correctly. They will also be learning to scan a text for information. They will continue to use book detective skills within their reading tasks and encouraged to read with fluency and accuracy.
The children will also be focusing on non-fiction texts through their IDL context and will be learning how to use a glossary, index and contents pages independently.
Health and Wellbeing
Primary 3 will be focusing on developing skills and techniques and improving their level of performance. They will be covering Athletics and Orienteering this term.
The class will also be learning about Food and Nutrition in their health lessons with Miss Cunningham.
P3’s IDL context this term will focus on ‘My Local Area’. We will be covering a range of social and geographical experiences and outcomes related to this topic.
Some of the areas that Primary 3 will be learning about this term include:
- Geography and map reading skills.
- Creating maps using accurate keys.
- Identifying features of the landscape.
- Identifying our country and continent using a world map.
- Researching the historical context of Bridge of Don.
- Researching and learning about local landmarks, buildings and places of interest.
- Visiting important local buildings.
- Going on a variety of community based trips including the local library, residential homes, sports centre and outdoor areas.
P2/3M’s Learning Leaflet
Maths & Numeracy
This term P2/3M will be covering the following topics in maths;
- Multiplication – P2 will be continuing to learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and doubles within 20. P3 will be learning their 3 and 4 times tables and will be beginning to use these to build others, e.g. the 6 and 8. All groups will be using arrays to support them in developing their understanding.
- Division – P2 will be learning to share and group objects equally. They will also be learning to half even numbers to 10. P3 will be using concrete materials and arrays to share in 2’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s and develop their understanding of remainders. They will be beginning to divide mentally using their knowledge of their times tables.
- Fractions – We will be exploring simple fractions by taking part in practical activities. P2 will be developing their understanding of ½’s and P3 will be looking at ½’s and ¼’s.
- Time – All pupils will be further developing skills in telling the time using analogue and digital clocks. P2 will be learning to recognise o’clock and half past and begin to find time durations in whole hours. P3 will be looking more closely at quarter to and quarter past and finding durations in whole and half hours. We will all be looking at the days of the week, months of the year and seasons using calendars.
Primary 2/3 are continuing to read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books this term, using their knowledge of phonics and common words to support them. They will be further developing their ‘word attack’ skills to help decode more challenging vocabulary and find meaning when reading. They will also be using their knowledge of the features in non-fiction texts to locate and retrieve information, beginning to skim and scan.
This term P2/3 are further developing their skills in imaginative and functional writing. They will be learning to create their own short stories, non-chronological reports and persuasive texts. Many of these will relate to our class topic.
Listening and Talking
This term the children will be preparing and presenting an assembly. They will be learning to talk audibly and clearly, whilst building their confidence when speaking to an audience (including you!). Our class assembly will be presented to you on Friday the 19th of May.
Health and Well-Being
In PE 2/3M will be putting their skills to the test in team games this term. We will be hoping to head outdoors as the weather improves, so please ensure appropriate footwear is provided.
Our topic this term is Our Local Area and Community. P2/3 will be exploring the Bridge of Don, heading out and about to develop their mental map and sense of place in the world. They will be;
- Learning to create and use maps of the area
- Thinking about what makes a community
- Learning about why it is important to look after the community and environment that we live in
- Discussing the roles of different people in our community
- Visiting places within the local area and learning about what happens there
- Taking on the role of ‘local community tour guide’ when sharing their learning with others.
Other useful information
- PE kits will be required on a Tuesday and a Wednesday.
- Library books will be changed on a Thursday.
- Homework continue is the same format as last term. Termly common words, learn-its and a spelling menu can be found in your child’s homework folder. Maths topics are outlined above.
- New reading books will be issued on a Monday or a Wednesday depending on the text.
If you have any questions, as always, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you, Miss Milne
It has been a busy term here at Glashieburn. Take a look at our new style of reflection made by our Digital Leaders! Happy holidays everyone and we will see you on Tuesday 18th April!
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Primary 6 Learning Leaflet
Information for Parents
Term 3 2017
This term we are learning mental multiplication strategies and we will also be learning how to use the formal written method. We will then be moving on to division strategies, both mentally and using the written methods.
We will also be looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shape and learning about how knowledge of shape is used in a number of real life contexts and vocations.
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.
Each group has a new group novel which we will be working through in class and developing our knowledge of the text through a wide range of activities. We will also be developing our comprehension skills through Blooms Questions and other types of texts.
In writing we are continuing 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 working in ‘trios’ to plan our writing and to have peer support when checking/editing and assessing. We are also continuing to build on the range of vocabulary that we use and we will be improving our ability to use dictionaries and thesauruses.
This term the children will be completing a talk for homework – details to follow.
Health and Wellbeing/IDL
In PE this term we are building on our gymnastics skills and we will be using these to create routines and we will be using different apparatus to increase the difficulty of the basic moves.
We will also be focusing on developing our stamina and fitness through a range of games, circuits and activities.
Our IDL topic this term is ‘Marvellous Me’ where we will be working through a wide range of health topics. Some of the things we will be focusing on are – Healthy Living, Social Skills, Friendship, Bullying, Stereotyping, Discrimination, Celebrating Difference, Functions of the Body, Substance Misuse & Cyber Safety.
· We are very excited to be using Class D’Ojo to share our learning with you
· We will participating in a range of activities for Chinese New Year
· 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
Miss Linzi Robertson