About Primary 6

Teacher: Mrs McCormick


Number of children: 23


Topics: Europe, Titanic, Scotland, Materials and Chemical reactions, John Muir Award, WW2

PE: Mondays and Thursdays


RCCT: Tuesdays with Mrs Street

Friday Fives 06.03.20

Ask me.....

  • how to say some European countries in German.

  • about some of the experiments we have been doing in Science.

  • about my favourite presentation so far.

  • how to find equivalent fractions eg 3/5 =....... (Octagons and Hexagons)  or how to find a fraction of a number eg 1/4 of 36 =..... (Pentagons and Squares)

  • about what I have been doing as a Sports' leader

Learning in term 3
In numeracy we are working on multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages.  We will use both written and mental strategies for multiplication and division.  We will learn how to simplify fractions, find equivalent fractions, and find fractions of a set.  We will also make links between fractions, decimals and percentages.
In literacy, we will be working on awareness of genre.  We will learn about the features of each and will carry out comprehension and pieces of writing linked to different genre.  For talking and listening, pupils will do individual presentations to their peers on a subject of their choice.
In January/February we will be learning about Scotland, its geography and landscape, wildlife and famous people and events.  We will learn a Burns poem and hope to organise a Burns Supper.  February - beginning of April we will be doing a Science topic, focussing mainly on materials and chemical reactions.
Our residential trip to Ardroy will take place week beginning 10th February and we will carry on working towards our John Muir award afterwards.


Congratulations to our Euroquiz team (Holly, Connor, Logan and Harrison and subs Joseph and Oliver) who won the Stirling heats of the national competition.  They will now go on to represent the Council at the finals held at Holyrood in June.

Excellent knowledge displayed by all pupils.

Dates for your diary:

Athletics tasters - Thursday 12th and 19th March

Forth Valley cross country - 17.3.20

Lacrosse tournament - 19.3.20

STEM week - 23.3.20 - 27.3.20

Football fixtures - 27.3.20

Netball fixtures - 31.3.20

Athletics festival - 1.4.20

Open afternoon - 2.4.20

Easter service - 3.4.20


This will consist of:


Reading twice a week with questions for discussion or skills to practise.

Spelling words to practise.

Maths skills to practise.

Information will be sent each week via email and will also be recorded in pupils' homework diaries.

Pupils wishing to take part in Euroquiz will have facts home regularly to practise.

Learning Ukelele with Mrs McLean
We have recently started learning to play ukelele and have learned a few chords.
Robert Burns - To a Mouse
As part of our Scotland topic, we have been learning the Robert Burns poem 'To a Mouse'.  Well done to the 3 pupils who will go forward to present to the Burns Society - Charis, Harrison and Gabriel.  The standard was fantastic and I was delighted with the efforts put in by the pupils.
We worked together to create a collaborative picture of Robert Burns,
drew mice and wrote a short poem of our own.  We then translated it into Scots.
Burns Supper
As an enterprise project, P4-6 organised a Burns Supper.  We worked in different teams such as Entertainment, Hospitality and Research.  It all came together well as we enjoyed an afternoon of singing, dancing, speeches, poems and of course haggis, neeps and tatties.
Springburn Harriers' cross country
Pupils from all classes p1-7 took part in the Springburn Harriers Cross Country competition at Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre on Sunday 2nd February.
Well done to Connor, Hazel and Holly who braved the extremely wet and muddy conditions to take part.  Congratulations to Connor who won the P6 race.
A play in a day - Tam O'Shanter
Mrs and Mrs Smith worked with Primary 6 to put together a play in a day.  The children loved the experience and worked on acting skills, improvisation and performance.
Stirling Schools' cross country competition
Well done to the pupils who took part in the competition at Bannockburn High School on Friday 7th February.  Everyone pushed themselves and competed very well.  Connor had a podium finish (3rd) despite forgetting to wear his spikes and Holly and Ella also had a top 20 finish which means they qualify for the Forth Valley cross country finals.  There may be others who also finished top 20, we are awaiting official results.
Ardroy residential trip
As well as learning about the great outdoors, Primary 6 worked on so many different life skills such as being independent, working as a team, building resilience, pushing ourselves our of our comfort zone, managing our time and our belongings, considering others and  how to reduce waste.  Here are a sample of pictures, if you would like a copy of the disc with photos from Ardroy, please email Mrs McCormick.
We have been learning all about materials this term.  So far we did chromatography experiments, investigated which materials make good insulators, learned about gas, solids and liquids and which liquids are good solvents and which materials dissolve in different solvents.  We also investigated which objects are opaque, translucent or transparent.  We will also be finding out about chemical reactions and will simulate a volcanic eruption and make lava lamps.

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