P5B

Primary 5B – Term 2

Autumn seems to have come and gone in a flash! Please find our term ahead letter below which explains what we are getting up to from October to December.

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.

Admin

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.

Thank you,

Mrs. Gillies P5B

 

Rugby

Here are a couple of photos from our rugby taster sessions delivered by the Murrayfield Wanderers. Thank you we had a brilliant (and muddy) time!

 

Primary 5B – Term 1

What a great start to Primary 5. We have had such a busy first term back at school, from visiting the book festival, going on an adventure in Wonderland and learning how to bake bread. Here are just a few of the highlights so far!

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Literacy and English

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

In writing, our focus will be on writing Fairy Tales and introducing paragraphs. Grammar and punctuation will be taught alongside writing and will focus on using nouns, pronouns, dictionary and thesaurus skills.

Spelling will concentrate on learning common words linked to days of the week, months of the year etc. and plurals.

 

Numeracy and Mathematics

Our focus in Numeracy this term is place value (what a number is worth) and rounding.

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: Trial and Error and draw a diagram.

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 Christianity and the significance of Bible stories.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be learning about expressing our feelings and identifying activities which improve my feelings. We will also be looking at friendships and emotions and their impact on ourselves and others. We will also be learning about the people we can approach for help.

We have already visited the Book Festival and have planned a visit to the Apple Store.

Admin
P.E: will take place on Mondays days and Thursdays. 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 be brought back to school on a Monday.

Belongings: Children often become upset if their precious belongings are damaged or lost, so can we please ask that 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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