Welcome to P6B 😊 Mrs. Kamal
Fun facts we found out
- There are 40 days until CHRISTMAS!
- There are 195 countries in the world, 7 continents and 5 oceans.
- There are 3650 days in 10 years!
This term we are learning how to plan, write, edit and perform play scripts. We will be looking at the layout and structure of play scripts and how to use a variety of punctuations ! , ? … : (). We are enjoying reading many different play scripts with expression taking on the role of different characters.
In maths, we will be recapping 2D and 3D shapes whilst learning how to estimate, measure and draw the different angles (acute, right, obtuse and reflex) using a protractor. We will also be looking at counting forwards and backwards in decimal tenths and hundredths. Children should continue to practice their timetables as they will be quizzed on different timetable sums for the Timetable Challenge!
This terms topic is all about the Arabian Nights. The children are listening and reading many different stories from the Arabian Nights narrated by Scheherazade. The children are currently taking part in Project Genie creating their own drama performance based on the stories from the Arabian Nights.
We are looking forward to our visit to the Lyceum Theatre to watch the Arabian Nights performance.
In RME we will be focusing on the religion of Islam looking at the similarities and differences with the religion of Christianity. In Art, we will be creating our own Islamic patterns looking at different 2D shapes, repeated patterns and tessellation.
Reading will be differentiated through text, support and independent work level. We are learning to take notes, summaries information and predict what might happen on the bases of what we have previously read. Children will continue to read with expression whilst also responding to a variety of questions to improve their comprehension skills.
This term we will be concentrating on the spelling patterns ought, tion, sion and ssion. We will continue to practice how to use a dictionary to check the definition of words and how to use a thesaurus to look for different words with the same meaning.
Spelling, reading, maths and topic homework are set weekly. Pupils should complete one spelling task and one other activity each week. This term we will be carry on with ‘My interest’ JASS activity. There will also be JASS presentations during November. We issue homework every Tuesday and it should be returned by Monday. I would like to thank you for the support that you give the children both for homework and JASS, this is really important and makes a huge difference to their progress.
Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing for indoor and outdoor PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to gain the maximum benefit from the lessons.
We learnt all about the titanic disaster in 1912 and built our own titanic models.
Welcome to P6B 😊 Mrs. Kamal
Fun facts we found out
- Dragon of the Western Sea is based on a real story.
In English, we are learning how to write in a persuasive style. We are focusing on writing persuasive adverts and letters. We have wrote a persuasive advert for our chosen product and now we are in the process of writing a persuasive letter about homelessness.
In Maths, we are learning fractions, decimals and percentages. We are find out how to find fractions of a number and percentages of amounts. We will also be learning about units of measure, area, perimeter, weight, length, capacity and volume. In mental maths, we will be focusing on timetables and their inverses for rapid recalling.
Our topic will focus on microorganisms and how different microbes can be useful or harmful to our body. In Health and Wellbeing, we will be learning about keeping ourselves safe and how our senses help us. We will also be covering reproduction and body changes. In RME, we will be learning about Christianity through the Easter story. P6 children will be taking part in an Easter performance for an assembly. Modern Languages: The children will continue learning French along with Gallic.
In reading, all groups are working in a reciprocal reading group. Children will take on the role of a clarifier, summariser, predictor and questioner when reading poems. This will enable to the children to have a better depth of understanding of the text they are reading.
Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing for indoor and outdoor PE on Tuesdays and Wednesday to gain the maximum benefit from the lessons.
Fresh Start – Helping people make a home for themselves
Fresh Start is an Edinburgh based charity helping people who have been homeless get established in their new home. P6 went to Fresh Start to help make starter packs for their new homes. We also donated food, toiletries, electrical and many more products to Fresh Start.
P6’s Easter Assembly!
P6 performed this year’s Easter story on Thursday 29th March 2018. They all did a FANTASTIC job and we are very proud of their performance and singing!
Well Done P6!
Summer Term 🙂