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 - 3.12.21

Ask me:

  • to tell you some facts about New York.

  • to tell you about the drumming workshop.

  • to tell you what BODMAS means.

  • to tell you what I have been learning with Mrs Stevenson.

  • how to say some family members in German.

Learning in Term 2

For numeracy, we will be focussing on addition and subtraction.  We will learn mental strategies for adding and subtracting up to 4 digit numbers and will also work on written methods.  Later in the term, we will learn about 2d and 3d shapes and their properties, and also position, movement and angle.

In literacy, we will be reading for information based on our topic Titanic.  We will focus on finding key words in the question and locating in the text and also finding information from different sources.  For talking and listening, we will be learning about the main rules of debating and take part in some debates.  For writing, we will begin with some creative writing and make a short book.  We will then focus on some functional writing based around Titanic (newspaper report, information leaflet, argument).

Our topic this term is 'Titanic'.  We will be learning about the building of the ship, the route it took, crew and passengers on board.  We will also learn about the contributing factors in the sinking of the ship and who was to blame.  We hope to find out about the different classes on board and what life was like at that time.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be learning about healthy eating and nutrition and what keeps us healthy.  We will also focus on the different organs in the body and their function and the different bones.  For PE, we will be developing our skills in basketball/netball and will also take part in some dance sessions.

This term for Music, we will continue learning recorder and will learn songs for the Christmas play.  Our drama will be focussed around the Christmas play, we will develop our skills in expression, speaking clearly, using body language, reacting to others, positioning on stage etc.

We will continue learning French and German this term.  We will revise what we have already learned and then focus on family, weather, countries and body parts.

Mrs Stevenson will take the class on Tuesday afternoons and will teach some French, Science and Outdoor learning.



 
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Titanic

This term our topic is Titanic.  So far we have learned about how the ship was built, the number of people on board, how many died and how many survived.

We also learned about some of the different crew members on board the ship.  We drew some pictures of the Captain and some of the officers in charge.  We made a large picture of the Titanic for display.
Titanic models.

We had a class competition to build a 3D model of The Titanic.  The standard of the entries was amazing and after much deliberation, and help from other staff, we declared the following winners:
1st:  Ellie
2nd: Isla
3rd (joint): Orlaith and Anna

Congratulations to everyone who took part and thanks to parents for their support with this.
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Literacy 

We are currently writing a story about a wizard who is misunderstood.  We have written a description of his castle, the wizard himself and about what awful things the villagers do to him.  We have been focussing on presentation and layout.  Here are some pictures of the front covers along with some skeletons we made.
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Dance

This term we are learning about different types of dances.  For the first week we learned some Charleston moves and made up our own routines.
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Bikeability

We have been developing our bike skills in preparation for cycling on the road.  We are working on the starting position and moving off correctly, braking properly and good control on the bike.  Well done to Max, Ollie and Anna who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the slow race!
Springburn Harriers Junior cross country

Well done to the pupils who came to participate in the race on Sunday 28th November on a very cold morning.  The children ran very well and proudly represented the school.  Thanks to parents for bringing them along.
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Park run

Well done to the pupils who participated in the park run at Victoria Park on Sunday 3rd October.  It was fantastic to see so many pupils from across the school.  Primary 6 pupils were Orlaith, Jessica, Ava, Louisa, Max, Cameron and James.  I didn't manage to get pictures of everyone as they came past.  Here are some:
Hallowe'en day

Well done to all the pupils for their fantastic costumes.  So much effort!  Congratulations to the winners of the costume competition:
1st Joe
2nd Eliza
3rd  Riley

A lot of the children also brought in amazing carved pumpkins.  Congratulations to Charlotte who won the school competition.

We had lots of fun doing a costume parade, making skeletons, playing pumpkin drive, Hallowe'en corners and decorating biscuits.
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Visit from SSPCA

The SSPCA visited us and we learned all about their job in Scotland and how they help animals.  We also learned lots of facts about animals and did some coding using robots.

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Christmas Play

Primary 6 have been practising very hard for the Christmas play.  Here is a sneak peek at some of the costumes.

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