About Primary 5

Teacher: Miss Allen

Number of Children: 22

Topic: Scottish History

P.E. Days: Thursdays and Fridays


RCCT: Miss Gray (Tues pm)



Please bring a filled water bottle every day to stay hydrated!

Maths Challenges 

Every week will do a Clic challenge (focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), a Learn It challenge which is a timed 100 second challenge to answer addition and multiplication questions and also a Safe Challenge which focuses on time, fractions, measurements, graphs etc. To move up you need to get three perfect scores. Everyone is working at their own level. When people move up we will celebrate their achievements as a class and their name will go on our class webpage for the week. 


Clics: Charlotte

Safes: Charlotte, Ollie, Kasper and Jess

Learn Its: Max, Cameron, Scarlett, Charlotte and James

Photo Slideshow - A Year in P5


On Thursday 17th June we enjoyed a drumming workship with Helen. She donated her time to do a workshop with each class in the school. We all enjoyed making lots of noise and learning the patterns.


Reading Group Dramas

Each group was given 10 minutes to choose a topic from our reading books and to discuss how we would create a drama to show to the rest of the class. It had to make sense to people who had not read the book. We then had 10 minutes to work on it before presenting them. Miss Allen was very impressed with our acting skills!
We have been listening to the class novel of Catscape since Christmas. Each week we listen to a chapter and then complete comprehension and vocabulary activities together. 
In writing we are working on non-fiction writing. Everyone is making their own newspaper. We are working on writing factually and carrying out interviews for information. It is also fun to work on the kids page and puzzle pages. 
We continue to learn new spelling sounds each week and to use these to make up sentences for handwriting.  See separate box for spelling word jail! Everyone is working on their cursive handwriting. In spelling we work on activities all week using the sounds and are enjoying a funny story for our weekly dictations. 
All of us have been working on our presentations skills and working collaboratively with others. We are currently learning our parts in a drama script. Each group has been given a script and everyone has selected a role. This allows us to work on expression, tone of voice and our confidence when presenting.
Every day we walk or run the daily mile path for 15 minutes of exercise. 
We are learning to play golf at the moment. We have started with putting and accuracy when taking short swings. Neil, from Active Stirling, taught us our first session. Sophie is our star golfer and is very accurate! We have also started an athletics competition. 
Everyone is now confident in the use of google classroom and has their own Chromebook. We work on our Chromebooks throughout the day. We like to use Menti to give feedback or ask questions. 
Outdoor Learning
We have been making regular visits to the school pond to see the frog spawn. The other day we estimated that there were about 1250 eggs. We estimated by counting how big an area 50 eggs covered and then we walked around the pond with our hands out to estimate how many areas of 50 there were.
When we googled it we saw that they only have a survival rate of about 1 in every 50. We worked out that that means we should end up with about 25 frogs.  That was when we decided to name every surviving egg. Each one of us has our own egg plus we have Mini Minion and Krindlekrax which are the names that we voted on for the last two. We also shared our knowledge with the P2s and then showed the P6s how to estimate how many frog eggs there were. 
Flight Topic
We have been learning about the history of flight. We know that planes were invented by the Wright Brothers who were American. We have looked at lots of early designs of planes. 
We spent some time with a parachute attached to us looking at the wind resistance. Some people were quite scared that they would take off!
We did a Science experiment where we tried to work out which parachutes would work the best. We had to make sure that we used the same weight on each parachute but also that we used the same size of material for each one. We were surprised by the results. Ask us for more information. We also were really surprised that two of the parachutes took off in the wind and ended up flying upwards and landing on top of the P4 classroom!
Primary 5 have been learning about the work of the artist Hundertwasser. We began by researching facts about his life and style. 
We found that he likes bright colours, hides eyes in his work, has funny shaped buildings with onion style roofs. Most of his paintings were heavily patterned. We began by deciding which style of tree we would like to do either using spirals, patterns or lines. We created a sample circle, triangle and square trees.  Then we painted them with water colours. This was an opportunity for us to try it out on a small scale.  Then we did an A3 picture each using the same styles and some of the techniques we had learned. We used markers for these. Finally we did a very large class one. We are still working on it now. Anyone can colour it any time they want. 
Drama Topic
For our reading this term, we are working on expression and tone of voice. We are doing this through reading dramas and learning our parts. Each group has a different play. When we have learned our parts we will make movies like we did earlier in the year. 
Earth Day
For Earth Day this year Miss Allen told us to drop all our litter on the floor when we finished our snacks. We had no idea what was happening and lots of people did not want to do it at all. It felt really bad to drop our rubbish on the floor. Then we had to throw the paper and paper towels on the floor. Miss Allen then started filming the mess and we were all really mad because she is the one that told us to make the mess and we thought we would be in big trouble!! We realised how quickly each piece of rubbish adds up to making a big mess. 
Once the mess had been made Miss Allen explained why we had done that. Then we tidied it all up in only 1 minute. This shows that even a tiny bit of litter picking (1 minute each) can make a huge difference. 
Watering the new Turf
The grounds group have planted new turf on the tunnels and on some of the worst muddy patches on the daily mile path. We learned in order to get the turf to grow it will need a lot of watering. Each class has been taking turns to do this. We tend to get as much water on ourselves as we do on the grass but we have a lot of fun when we do it. We were surprised by how much water it takes.