About Primary 6

Teacher: Mrs McCormick

 

Number of children: 23

 

Topics: Europe, Titanic, WW2, Scotland and Burns, Rainforest, John Muir Award

PE: Mondays and Wednesdays

 

RCCT: Tuesday afternoons with Mrs Stevenson

Learning at home


Spelling - practise spelling words each night.  Test will take place on Fridays.  After every 4 weeks, pupils will revise previous 4 weeks' words.

Mental maths - flashcards or activities will be sent home to practise skills.

Reading -  reading books will be sent home.  Pages to be read will be allocated twice a week.

The P6 crew

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Friday 5s - 6.5.22

Ask me:

  • to tell you why World War 2 started.

  • to tell you about rationing and which foods were in short supply.

  • to tell you about what we did in bikeability and what we learned.

  • to tell you about John Muir and our making bird feeders activity.

  • to tell you about what we have been doing in Science with Mrs Stevenson.

Learning in term 4

In numeracy, we will be finish off working with decimals and money.  We will then move on to learning about time, including converting between analogue and digital times and how to work out speed/distance and length of time.  We will also do some work with information handling and learn how to find the range, mode and mean.  We will also do some revision of any aspects of numeracy and maths which require further practice.

In literacy, we will be working on improving our VCOP (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation) and will link our writing to our WW2 topic.  For reading, we will be reading the novel 'Goodnight Mr Tom' and look at vocabulary, use of language by the author, prediction and other skills.  We will also be reading some factual texts about WW2 and build our skills in locating information and finding evidence.

Our topic this term is World War 2.  The children wish to find out about why the war started and which countries were on each side.  We will also learn mainly about life on the home front during the war including the air raids, blackouts, shelters, rationing and other ways people's lives were impacted.  The children will choose a topic to research including weapons, battles, roles of women etc.  Our art work will be linked to our topic.

In Health and Wellbeing, our main focus will be 'Sexual Health and Relationships.  We will complete a programme called 'Feel Think Do' which makes pupils aware of identifying feelings, what to do when they feel unsafe or uncomfortable and how to deal with abuse.  We will also learn about puberty and how the body changes.  This term the pupils will attend swimming lessons twice weekly and in PE, we will take part in athletics activities and summer games.

Mrs Stevenson will work with the children on Tuesday afternoons and will teach Science, French and outdoor learning.  

We will have music this term with the music specialist Mrs McLean.






 
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Euroquiz

Huge congratulations to our P6 Euroquiz team consisting of:

Archie
Isla
James 
Jessica

Subs:  Ellie and Riley.

They were the winning team in the Stirling Schools' heats and will now go on to represent the Council at the National Final to be held at the Scottish Parliament on Monday 13th June.
Bikeability

You may have seen Primary 6 on the streets of Strathblane taking part in Bikeability level 2.  The children worked on signalling, knowing road priorities, positioning on the road, observation and U-turns.  The children listened very well and developed all of these skills well.


 
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Nursery buddies

This term Primary 6 pupils will be working with the pre-school nursery children so they can get to know them before starting P1.  When the children go into Primary 7, they will have a buddy for the year.  For our first session, the P6s read some stories to the nursery children and then played in the nursery garden with them.  We will be working with the nursery twice a week until the end of term.
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John Muir award

P6 and P7 are currently working towards the John Muir Award, discovery level.  In addition to activities carried out at Ardentinny, we are also making some bird feeders and bug hotels and planting wild flowers.
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Working in the playground

We worked hard to scatter wood chip in the play areas to make it safer to play in.


 
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Weeding

We tidied out the beds to remove all the weeds and will make a rota for classes so that they are kept tidy and ready for growing.
Gymnastics

This term we are working on our Gymnastics skills.  So far we have been practising rolls and jumps.
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Sports Leadership

Primary 6 have been working with Neil from Active Stirling.  The children have been working in groups to plan and deliver warm ups and different sports' activities to others.
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Rugby sessions - Strathendrick

We are having some rugby sessions with Steven from Strathenrick rugby club.

We learned how to pass and receive the ball, making a W with our hands.  We played lots of games to improve our skills.

 
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Springburn Harriers Cross Country

On Sunday 25th April, some of the children took part in the Springburn Harriers' schools cross country races.

Well done to Isla, Sophie and Ava who ran very well.  Also well done to the P5 girls.

 
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Lacrosse with Miss McKie

We have been improving our lacrosse skills, getting expert advice from Miss McKie, who used to play lacrosse for Scotland.  We have been doing lots of tricks to improve hand/eye coordination, practising lots of throwing and catching, ground ball pick ups and playing games.
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World war 2

For our topic this term, we are learning all about World War 2, focussing mainly on life on the home front.
So far we have learned about how the war started, some of the countries involved, rationing, air raids and blackouts and gas masks.  We made a leaflet advising people what to do during the war and also made some of our own gas masks.
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Anderson shelters
As part of our WW2 topic, some of the children created model Anderson shelters.  The standard of these was absolutely fantastic.  Joe's and Alfie's models will be entered into the Drymen Show.
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