Term two has got off to a busy start. I hope that the above photographs give you a flavour of some of the things we have done so far: working with FRAN to test the strengthening properties of triangles; making car chassis; enjoying a rugby taster session and commemorating the end of WW1.

Term Ahead: October-December 2018 Primary 5a

Dear Parent/Carer,

Term two already! In the boxes below we have provided details of what the children will be learning over this term and some other useful information.

Literacy and English


In reading, we will be concentrating on characterisation, setting and using questioning to help understanding of a text.


In writing, our focus will be on imaginative stories. The children will be participating in a literacy enterprise project where they will each be writing a book consisting of three stories which we hope to make available for sale.


Spelling will concentrate on adding suffixes –ing,

-ed, -er.


Numeracy and Mathematics


Our focus in Maths and Numeracy this term is measure, adding and subtraction.


Lessons will include mental maths practice and opportunities for answering worded questions, in addition to straightforward computations.


We will also be learning problem solving strategies: making a list or table or looking for a pattern.


By the end of P5 children will be expected to have secure knowledge of the multiplication tables. Could we please ask that this is something you practise with your child at home on an ongoing and regular basis.

Learning Across the Curriculum


In RME we will be learning about Christian Festivals and Festivals of light.


Our topic focus will be ‘Eco- systems and habitats’, which will be a cross curricular study. There will also be a short study of WW1 and Remembrance Day.


In Health and Wellbeing, we will be learning about misuse of substances.

In Science we will be studying different materials and their uses.



P.E: will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. The children are also currently having 4 rugby taster sessions on Wednesdays. Please ensure children have their kit with them on those days to ensure they get the full benefit of lessons.

Home Learning: Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and should come back to school on a Monday.

Belongings: Children are often upset if their precious belongings are damaged or lost, so please ask your child does not bring favourite items such as toys, clothes, jewellery etc. into school in case something untoward happens to them. Please also ensure that all belongings are labelled.

In addition, please be aware that, from time to time, we will be participating in outdoor learning in all weathers. We would be grateful if you could support us in this enjoyable way of learning by sending your child to school in appropriate clothing and footwear.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am usually available at the end of the day.

Yours sincerely,

Cath Galloway