P6A

Term Ahead

Primary 6

Term 4 April – June 2017

Dear Parent/Carer,

The last term already! Primary 6 are going to be really busy this term.   This term we are carrying out work alongside the Park Ranger as part of ‘Me and My World’ JASS activity. There will also be a JASS adventure at the end of May – more information on this to follow. Thank you again for your support with homework tasks, it is greatly appreciated

Literacy and English

 

Writing

·         Play-scripts, writing and producing our own plays

·         Note taking

·         Information Booklets

 

Spelling

·         Spelling words will continue to be part of our weekly routine and will be tested weekly

·         Spelling words will form part of the Home Learning Wall

·         Focus on being able to apply spelling patterns to a variety of words

·         Revision of words and patterns which have been identified as ‘tricky’

Reading

·         Continue with personal choice readers for Reading Challenge

·         Comparing and contrasting different styles of writing

·         Comprehension activities

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Grammar

  • Revise use of conjunctions and try to use more sophisticated examples. E.g .Although, however, furthermore, consequently
Numeracy and Mathematics

 

·         Information Handling

Probability

Data collection and presentation

·         Measure

Length

Weight

Volume

 

Mental Maths

·         Mental agility strategies

·         Table facts

 

Problem Solving

·         Guess, check and improve

·         Draw a picture or diagram

 

Learning Across the Curriculum

 

·         Social Studies Scotland – Europe study, the children have chosen a European country to carry out independent research in order to produce an information booklet.

·         Art- Use of fabric and other media in collage making

·         RME- Respect, consideration, cooperation

Religious festivals – Ramadan

·         French- Revision of previous work, The body

·         Health & Wellbeing- Keeping Myself Safe

Healthy food – designing and making smoothies

Admin

 

·         PE- This year our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday

 

·         Homework- Will be issued on a Friday, to be returned on the following Wednesday

 

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes

Phyllis O’Brien

Welcome to Primary 6A

Term Ahead
Primary 6
Term 3 – January – March 2017
Dear Parent/Carer,
I hope everyone had an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas break. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind gifts. This is a very busy term, with Scots’ Night and standardised testing. I am pleased to see a growing sense of responsibility within the class. Thank you for your continued support with homework tasks and class trips.
Literacy and English

Writing
• features of persuasive writing
• letter writing
• report/experiment writing
• figurative language: similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, cliché, hyperbole and alliteration
Reading
• Continue with personal choice readers for Reading Challenge
• Focus on comprehension

Spelling
• Spelling words will continue to be part of our weekly routine and will be tested weekly
• Spelling words will form part of the Home Learning Wall
• Focus on being able to apply spelling patterns to a variety of words

Grammar
• Revisit use of adverbs
• Continued use of paragraphs to organise writing

Numeracy and Mathematics
• Number patterns
• Square numbers
• Function machines
• Measure
• Finance and budgeting
Mental Maths
• Revision of 6, 7, 8 and 9 times table
• Partitioning of numbers
• Recognising and using bigger numbers
Problem Solving
• Try a simpler case
• Look for a pattern
• Working backwards

Learning Across the Curriculum

• Science- The Body
• Art- Using different media
• RME- Considering others beliefs, values and feelings
• French- Revision of previous work, The Family
• Health & Wellbeing- Living and Growing
• Burns’ Supper in class – to taste food and share poetry and dancing

Admin

• PE- This term our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday

• Homework- Will be issued on a Friday and returned the following Wednesday

Trips
TBC

From mad scientists with erupting volcanoes to nimble Highland Dancers there has never been a dull moment in Primary 6A recently.

The erupting volcanoes were part of our Extreme Earth topic. We used Paper Mache to make them and then a chemical reaction to make them erupt. Some were more successful than others!

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Erupting Volcano

We also celebrated Burns Night in great style by having our own Burns celebration.
The feedback included:
“Mrs O’Brien’s mashed potato is awesome.”
“I didn’t even know I liked haggis.”
“I’m having this for my tea tonight…. again!”

We were amazed and entertained by the breadth of talent in the class.
We had Hungarian dance, Kuchipudi dancing, Scots Poems, Flute playing, amazing singing, Highland Dancing and even a tribute to Burns written by someone in the class.

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Address to the Haggis

We have also been learning traditional Highland dancing and we are now experts at the Dashing White Sergeant!

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p1040639 Dashing White Sergeant

Term Ahead
Primary 6 – Term 2 October 2016-December 2016

I hope everyone had an enjoyable October break. The children have returned to school with a positive enthusiastic attitude, which is great! We have a really busy term ahead with lots of exciting activities. Thank you for the support you have given your children both for homework and JASS, this is really important and makes a huge difference to their progress.
Literacy and English
Writing
• Big Writing- continuing with focus on 4 elements of writing (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation)
• Structuring a story plot from beginning to end

Spelling
• Spelling words will continue to be part of our weekly routine and will be tested weekly
• Spelling words will form part of the Home Learning Wall
• Focus on being able to apply spelling patterns to a variety of words

Grammar
• Correct use of apostrophes
• Continue to focus or organising writing, punctuation and paragraphs
• Revise dictionary skills

Reading
• Reading with fluency and expression
• Features of non-fiction text
• Analysing use of language
• Focus on reading for pleasure – linked to First Minister’s Reading Challenge Numeracy and Mathematics

Whole Number
• Using brackets in calculations
• Use of timetables to organise events
• Time calculations linked to planning activities
Mental Maths
• Revision of 6 and 7 times table
• Consolidation of 7 and 8 times table
• Counting forwards and backwards multiples of 10 and 100
Sequence and order numbers
portioning of numbers

Problem Solving
• Reason logically
• Make a list or table
• Make a simpler case
Learning Across the Curriculum

• Social Studies- Extreme Earth to include the water cycle, natural disasters and effects of global warming
• Art- Repeated pattern prints – Christmas theme.
• RME- focus on Christianity and moral beliefs
• Health & Wellbeing- Bullying, Emotion talks, Managing and reflecting on personal learning
• Christmas Film outing
• Textile workshop – recycle clothing Admin

• PE- Specialist day is Tuesday. Rugby taster sessions on a Wednesday,
• Please ensure that your child has suitable indoor and outdoor clothing for PE. It is really important for personal hygiene that children have a change of clothing for PE, and that they have suitable footwear.

• Homework- Will be issued on a Friday and returned the following Wednesday. It will be in the same format as last term.

JASS

• ‘My Interests’- The deadline to complete this section of their JASS Award is November 18th. Class presentations will begin after this deadline.

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This term, a group of children were lucky enough to be invited to visit Standard Life. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to find out all about the World of Work. The children thoroughly enjoyed this experience, which has given them lots of ideas about what they could do in the future.

Last term was a really busy one for Primary 6! This included a fantastic drama workshop and a Viking Day Out at The National Museum of Scotland.

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On our museum trip we got to dress in clothes from the past. We also explored the past using artefacts, some of them were real pieces of evidence from the Vikings. This was really interesting!

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We really enjoyed the drama workshop where we practised using our imagination, controlling our breathing and projecting our voices.

Term Ahead

Primary 6 – Term 1 – August- October

Dear Parent/Carer,

Welcome back to school! It’s fantastic to see the children returning with such enthusiastic and positive attitudes. This term is a really busy one for P6, with lots of opportunities to impress! Outlined below are the main areas to be covered this term

Literacy and English

 

Story Writing

·         Learning how to set a scene using vivid descriptions

·         Using a variety of openers to interest the reader

·         Developing the use of paragraphs in extended pieces of writing

·         Independent use of a dictionary and thesaurus

·         Diary Entries using factual information

Leaflets

·         Note-taking; sub-headings, key words

·         Creating leaflets linked to RME

Reading

·         Higher order questions

·         Use of language to create atmosphere, feelings and attitudes

Spelling

·         Spelling words will continue to be part of our weekly routine and will be tested weekly

·         Spelling words will form part of the Home Learning Wall

·         Focus on being able to apply spelling patterns to a variety of words

Grammar

·         Using more sophisticated conjunctions (although, however, whilst, therefore)

·         Understanding and using similes & metaphors

Numeracy and Mathematics

 

Whole Number (Fractions and Decimals))

·         Mental and written strategies using the four operations

·         Improper fractions and mixed numbers

·         Tenths and hundredths

·         Decimals

·         Shape, Position and Movement – estimating , measuring and drawing angles

Mental Maths

·         Revision of multiplication tables

·         Counting forwards and backwards in decimal tenths and hundredths

·         Numbers and sequences

·         Estimating where numbers lie on a number line (decimals and fractions)

 

Problem Solving

·         Identifying most appropriate strategy from a given list

·         Discussing methods & justifying choice of strategy

Learning Across the Curriculum

 

·         Social studies- Scottish History – how this has affected how we live today

·         Art- tone/shading, portraits, planning/design

·         RME- Comparing and contrasting aspects of 6 major world religions. Focus on festivals and worship

·         French- Revision; basic introductions/greetings,

·         Health & Wellbeing- identifying different emotions and behaviours associated with these, coping strategies. Friendships – linked to Creating Confident Kids

·         Introduction to Gaelic with Mr Lockhart and Mrs Harris

Admin

 

·         PE- This year our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday

·         Homework- Will be issued on a Friday and returned on Wednesday

·         Please ensure that any money brought into school is in a clearly marked envelope

Primary 6A have been incredibly busy already!  We have visited the Book Festival, and are planning a trip to the FilmHouse on Thursday 15th of September where we are going to be taking part in some workshops which are all about Global Citizenship.

Today we had great fun when people dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl character.  Lots of Oompaloompas, Fantastic Foxes and Twits were seen in and around the school.

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Not to mention this amazing, Enormous Crocodile.

We are looking forward to the sponsored walk on Friday, don’t forget your comfy shoes.

Later on this month we are going for a Viking day out at the National Museum of Scotland.  Watch this page for news of how this went!