About Primary 6

Teacher: Mrs McCormick

 

Number of children: 29

 

Topics: Europe, Titanic, WW2, Scotland and Burns, Science topics (Forces, Materials and Chemical reactions)

PE: Mondays and Thursdays

 

RCCT: Friday afternoon with Mrs Benson

Friday Fives - 14/5/21
Tell me:
  • what BODMAS means.
  • 3 things you learned about air raids and blackouts.
  • how to say cake, sweets and biscuits in French.
  • about the character William in 'Goodnight Mr Tom.'
  • how to say some school subjects in German.
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Learning in term 4
In numeracy we are finishing off work on decimals and percentages.  Also we will learn about order of operations and do some simple equations.  We will then move on to learning about converting between digital and analogue time, time durations and finding time/distance/speed.  We will also learn about properties of shapes, position, movement and angle and information handling.
In literacy, we will be listening to 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian and discussing the themes linked to our WW2 topic.  Our writing will also be linked to our topic and will include some functional pieces, letters, creative writing and poems.  In our reading groups, we will take part in literacy circles.  Each week we will take on different roles and discuss within our groups.
Our topic this term is World War 2 focussing mainly on life on the home front.  We will learn about why the war started, the main countries and leaders involved, air raids, rationing/ growing own food, evacuation, role of women during the war, propaganda and the Blitz.  We will also learn about the soldiers, weapons and aircraft used during the war.  Children will also research a topic of their choice in pairs and present to the class.  Our art work will be linked to World War 2.
In HWB we will be learning about keeping ourselves safe and covering some of the Sexual Health learning outcomes.  In PE we will be doing golf, athletics and summer games.

Homework commencing week beginning 26.4.21

This will consist of:

Spelling words to practise.  (Tests on Fridays)

Mental maths skills to practise - continue to revise all tables for 'Ultimate tables challenge'.

Allocated reading pages twice weekly (due Mondays and Thursdays) with literacy circles task to complete once a week for Thursday session.

Information will be sent each week via email.

Science
We have been learning about solids, liquids and gases and dissolving.  We learned about mixing substances and carried out some chemical reactions.  We also looked at which materials were transparent, translucent and opaque.  We are currently learning about Forces and have been investigating friction on different surfaces.
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Grounds group
For one of the points on our action plan, Primary 5 and 6 have been
tidying up our playground.  We tidied up the stones around the daily mile path and firepit and added stones into our tyres to make them safer to play on.
World War 2

During the summer term, we are learning about World War 2.  So far we have learned about how the war started, the counties involved, their leaders and life as a soldier at war.  We wrote about how the war started and drew some pictures of soldiers.
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We have been learning about air raids, blackouts and gas masks.  We made our own versions of gas masks.  We learned that people had to carry their gas masks everywhere they went but they were never needed. Children had to do air raid drills in school and people built shelters in their gardens.
Buoyancy
As part of our Titanic topic, we learned about buoyancy.  Primary 6 made boats and tried to make them as buoyant as possible and able to carry weight.  The winning boat was made by Silas and Harry - well done to them.
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Golf

This term we have been doing golf with Neil from Active Stirling.  We have been learning to use a putter and chipper and to try to aim accurately.  We have been working our way around a course and have been improving.
 
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Euroquiz
Congratulations to our Euroquiz team who won the Stirling schools' heat.  Our team consisting of Cameron, Finlay, Isla and Zoe worked extremely hard to learn a multitude of facts relating to Europe.  Noah and Archie B have also been working hard in case they needed to step in as a sub.  The final will now take place on Monday 14th June and the team will represent Stirling Council.
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Reading

This term we are taking on different roles in Literacy Circles (question master, illustrator, word finder, summarizer etc).  In our reading groups, we have been sharing our tasks and working very well together to discuss the books.
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Handball

Last term we were learning handball for the first time with Neil from Active Stirling.  We developed our accuracy in throwing and passing.  Even the awful weather did not dampen our enthusiasm.
 
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Planting bulbs

Primary 6 planted some bulbs in the playground which should be in bloom in the Spring.  We learned about the importance of flowers to the environment and particularly for the bumble bees.

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Bikeability
We were learning how to be safe on the roads when riding a bike.  We completed level 2.
Abbie - It was very enjoyable and instructions were very clear so I understood what to do.
Zoe - I enjoyed learning when to indicate and why it's so important to do a last look before manoeuvring.
Isla - I enjoyed bikeability because I learned to be more aware and look around as much as possible.
Harry - I learned how to stay safe on the road.
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Euroquiz

Congratulations to our amazing Euroquiz team who finished second (by one point) in the Scottish Final.  They should be really proud of this amazing achievement.  Congratulations to St Joseph's Primary in Linlithgow.

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