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 17.1.20

Ask me.....

  • to recite as much of 'To a Mouse' as I can.

  • what were the key points we learned during the NSPCC workshop.

  • to tell you about our organisation of a Burns Supper

  • to tell you some facts about the Scottish animals we researched.

  • some random tables facts, can I answer 10 in 30 seconds?

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.


Well done to Harrison, Connor, Holly and Logan who have been selected to represent our school for Euroquiz.  Oliver and Joseph are subs.  The Stirling Schools' competition will take place on Friday 6th March.

Dates for your diary:

Ardroy meeting @Killearn Primary - 21.1.20 7pm

Netball fixtures at Balfron HS - 4pm - 6pm

Springburn Harriers cross country @kirky Leisure Centre 2.2.20

Play in a day 6.2.20 2.15pm

Stirling Schools' cross country - 7.2.20

Ardroy residential week - 10-14th February 2020

Garscube Harriers cross country @

Maryhill Park 16.2.20


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 will take part in the Springburn Harriers Cross Country competition at Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre on Sunday 2nd February.
Garscube Harriers' schools cross country competition
Track cycling world cup @ Chris Hoy Velodrome
P5,6 and 7 visited the velodrome on Friday 8th November to watch the World Cup.  We had a great time cheering on team GB and the other countries.  We also took part in cycling activation activities which were great fun!
A Ruff Ruff Night in Bethlehem
Primary 6 had a fantastic time rehearsing for and performing in our Christmas Play.  They put on two great shows for parents and were sad to see it finished.  Some of the comments from pupils were ' I want to do it every day' and 'I don't want it to end'.  The show was brilliant for increasing pupil confidence, speaking to an audience and of course working on their acting skills.

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