Primary 5 have been learning about important events within WW1, looking at the Battle of the Somme and how it shaped the war.
In literacy, we have been doing a lot of work over the past two weeks to get us ready to write imaginative short stories. We have looked at character description and setting, using imagery, speech and the importance of the structure.
In maths, we have been looking at number function machines and we have moved on to looking at prime numbers.
We have started ceilidh dancing with Miss Warren this week, and managed to learn 3 dances in one lesson!
This afternoon, we began sewing and Miss Bell came in to demonstrate and support us.
This week Primary 5 have been looking at the weapons used in WWI. We have created PowerPoints to work on our research skills and to be able to inform others. We have also completed our silhouette battlefield art. The results are fantastic!
In literacy, we have finished our class novel - 'Stig of the Dump'. We have been writing paired book reviews, sparking some great discussion.
In maths, we have finished our money topic. We have been working out the change we would be given when buying things, as well as dividing large amounts of money.
In health and wellbeing, we have been exploring our growth mindsets by looking at statements and considering the ones we think apply to us. We have been working on partner and trio balances in PE with Miss Warren.
Primary 5 have learned a lot in this short week! We have been learning about combat vehicles in the past and present and we have designed our own for the future. We had a visit from Richard Patrick this afternoon, who told us all about his grandfather's experiences as a soldier in WW1.
Our literacy this week has been based around poetry. We have looked at poems from WW1 and analysed them. We learned about and wrote our own WW1 haiku poems.
In maths, we have continued our work with money and some of us have been multiplying and dividing amounts.
In health and wellbeing, we have been learning about the importance of a balanced diet and we have been completing the 'Eatwell Plate'. Our P.E. has been a continuation of our work on fitness. Everybody worked very hard today!
This week, Primary 5 have been working hard to learn 'In Flanders Fields' before we recite it at the Black Watch Remembrance Service this afternoon. We have been learning about the roles of animals in WW1 and we have linked recruitment posters into our literacy.
In maths, we have been learning about money. We have looked at the value of money, budgeting and we have been adding and subtracting amounts.
In literacy, we are almost at the end of our class novel and we have completed prediction tasks as well as comprehension activities. We have looked at Guy Fawkes fact files and picked out important information to work on our note taking skills. We applied our knowledge of adjectives and the impact of posters to create 'wanted' posters for Guy Fawkes.
In PE, we have been working on our fitness and taking part in a series of circuits with Miss Colville and we have been working on vaulting with Miss Warren.
Primary 5 have had a great start to the new term. We have been discovering and sharing some interesting ideas as part of our World War 1 topic. This has included looking at the causes of WW1 and joining up, leading into life in the trenches.
In literacy, we have been learning about the use of speech in our writing and how to use it to up-level imaginative writing. We have also used real examples of WW1 letters from soldiers as stimuli to write our own creative letters home from the trenches.
In maths, we have continued our work on shape and have started looking at financial information.
In PE, we have been working to improve our fitness with Miss Colville and in gymnastics with Miss Warren, we have been working on inversion.
Primary 5 have been working hard during the last few weeks of term. We have been designing our own forest park maps and we brought the outdoors indoors to create woodland wildlife art.
In literacy, we have been working hard to include description in our writing and we are now writing our own stories.
In maths, we have been working on rounding, symmetry and the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
We have all seen an improvement in our ball skills in PE and have had fun playing basketball and rugby games.
Primary 5 have had a great start to the year. Our topic is The Great Outdoors and we want to learn about Scottish islands, pollution and deforestation and Scottish wildlife.
In literacy, we have been writing persuasive letters to humans, pretending to be animals.
In maths, we have been learning how to read scales, write numbers in words and knowing the value of a digit within a number.
In PE, we have been developing our ball skills in rugby and basketball.