P6B

Term 4 – March – June

Dear Parent/Carer,
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter break. We have a really busy term ahead with lots of exciting activities. This term we will be 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 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.

May I also thank you for your support with joining our Class Dojo Story – the children are really enjoying typing up what we are doing in class. All your comments are very much appreciated.

 

Term Ahead

Reading:

Differentiated through text difficulty, support and independent work level.

Continue:

  • Framing questions using Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Responding to a variety of questions
  • Using evidence from the text
  • Skimming & scanning to find information

Term Focus:

  • Taking notes
  • Organising information
  • Assess reliability of sources -0 including digital media
  • Recognise bias
  • Express point of view backed up with evidence
  • Supporting P3’s in their reading of unfamiliar texts

Writing:

Differentiated by outcome, adult support, scaffolds e.g. planning frames, word lists, simplified/extended VCOP.

Story Writing

  • Cold writing assessment
  • play scripts

Note Taking

  • Using headings and sub headings
  • Key Words
  • Acknowledge sources

Spelling

  • Differentiated groups (spelling progression)
  • Active spelling activities
  • Focus on application of patterns to different words

Grammar

Revise and extend use of conjunctions

Numeracy:

Differentiated for each group

  • Information handling
  • measure

All groups

  • Revision of times tables
  • Mental addition and subtraction strategies
  • Sharing into equal parts
  • Dividing with remainders (groups 1 and 2)

Problem Solving

  • Guess, check and improve
  • Trial and error
  • Draw a diagram/picture

Health and Wellbeing:

  • Keeping Myself Safe
  • Personal safety in a variety of scenarios
  • Continue to look at emotions & strategies to manage behaviour

We are also lucky to have Molly from ‘Roots of Empathy’ visiting once a week to deliver lessons on child development, emotions and caring for others, helped by baby Sam and his mum!

  • RME: Respecting other’s beliefs
  • Art-    Weaving

                     Mixed media collage

  • French- Parts of the body/revision of greetings

Europe – Our topic this term is Europe. The children have each chosen a European country that they wish to learn about. The will conduct personal research within class and then produce their own project using that information. This topic will cover the areas of Social Studies, ICT & Literacy.

  • Mapping skills
  • Independent research
  • Using notes to present information

Measure

Ingredients for smoothies

PE: Please ensure that your child has suitable indoor and outdoor clothing for PE on Wednesday and Thursday. It is really important for personal hygiene that children have a change of clothing for PE, and that they have suitable footwear to avoid risk of injury.

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

If you have any questions, worries or concerns then please feel free to catch me at the end of the day or contact the school.

Yours sincerely,

Kirsty Anderson

 

Term 2 – October-December

Dear Parent/Carer,
I hope everyone had an enjoyable October break. 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 VCOP (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 our Home Learning
• 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
• Following the order of calculations
• Revision of strategies for the 4 operations

Time
• 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
• Partitioning of numbers

Problem Solving
• Reason logically
• Make a list or table
• Make a simpler case

Learning Across the Curriculum

Social Studies & Science – Our topic is ‘Extreme Earth’ which will include weather, the water cycle, natural disasters and the solar system
Art– We will be creating repeated patterns and learning printmaking skills to reproduce our festive designs
RME– focus on Christian traditions and their place in Scottish society, particularly Christmas
Health & Wellbeing– Our whole school focus is on bullying. In class we will be learning to manage and reflect on our own learning.
We are also lucky to have Molly from ‘Roots of Empathy’ visiting once a week to deliver lessons on child development, emotions and caring for others, helped by baby Sam and his mum!
PE– Kerr from the Murrayfield Wanderers will be taking the class for touch rugby taster sessions on Wednesday. Our new PE specialist Mr Smith will take the class for PE on Thursday. Admin

• Please ensure that your child has suitable indoor and outdoor clothing for PE on Wednesday and Thursday. It is really important for personal hygiene that children have a change of clothing for PE, and that they have suitable footwear to avoid risk of injury.

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 14th. Please ensure that you child has their completed JASS diary detailing their work and how long they spent on it (min. 8 hours) and any evidence in school. Class presentations will begin after this deadline. This must be completed for children to achieve their Bronze Award.

If you have any questions, worries or concerns then please feel free to catch me at the end of the day or contact the school.

Yours sincerely,

Leanne Hall

 

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

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

Maths and Numeracy

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- whole school focus on friendships
• Introduction to Gaelic with Mrs Harris

• PE- This year our PE days are Monday and Thursday
• 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
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best Wishes,
Leanne Hall

Home Learning

Spelling, reading and maths homework are set weekly.  Here is a copy of our cross-curricular learning wall for your information.  Pupils should complete 4 tasks by the October holidays.

 

Our topic in term 1 is Time Travel Scotland.

Please look at some of our work so far: