Welcome to Primary Six!
New shoes, new uniform, new books and new opportunities! We hope that you had an enjoyable summer and are back, refreshed and ready, to start the busy and exciting year ahead! We know that it may not have been the summer that you had planned- but we hope that you had great fun.
This term our topic is…..The Human Body. We will be investigating how our body works and how we can best take care of it. Moreover, we will be examining how smoking, drugs and alcohol affect our system. We will also be meeting Stanley, our resident skeleton!
In literacy, we hope to improve our study and research skills. We will be reading many non- fiction texts, focusing on skimming and scanning, note making and summarising skills. There will be many opportunities for talking and listening activities, as we love to talk in P6!
Our writing cycle is focusing on the genre of non- chronological report writing. Our modelled, shared and guided writing projects will all be centred on the human body topic. Hopefully, you will watch out and “report” back whenever you see one!
In Maths, we will start the year by looking at large numbers and revise some basic skills taught in Primary 5, before tackling long multiplication and number patterns. There will be lots of fun maths investigations and puzzles along the way.
With all the talk of the human body, we will be doing lots of exercise this half term. Every Monday we will be participating in outdoor games and every Thursday we will have PE. Remember you can wear your kit to school on these days.
Please register with Google Classroom and Seesaw as soon as possible, so that we can contact you directly.
P6 Parents' 'Virtual Transfer Meeting'
As we're unable to meet with you in person, we've produced a video sharing information about the transfer process. You can access it by clicking the link below. The password has been shared via the school app. (If you have not received the password, please send a direct message to the school Facebook page and we'll share it with you.)
Learning at Home
We hope that all of our Primary 6 pupils are well and are coping with all of the recent changes. We miss them all, but we are very grateful to keep in touch with them through SeeSaw and Google Classroom.
We have been following the timetable of activities and learning intentions that were outlined in the home learning pack. The teachers have been adding daily updates and tasks/activities/videos on SeeSaw and Google Classroom. If you haven’t managed to access these platforms yet, please do so as soon as you can.
Please note that this is a suggested timetable. We know that learning at home will look differently for everyone. Please do what you can, when you can. Pupils will know when they need some extra practice and so they can attempt the extra activities that we suggest to help them to consolidate their learning. We will be in regular contact to help as much as we can.
Mr Oliver, Miss Bingham and Mrs Wilson
February- March 2020 Forces all around us!
This term P6 will be identifying forces used to operate objects in our environment. Pupils will form questions of their own relating to gravity and air resistance as they test out fair experiments on parachutes, toy cars on ramps and with the ultimate challenge to work in a group to design and produce a functioning balloon powered car.
Using their persuasive powers, pupils will attempt to set up a radio advertisement jingle using the Garage band app to persuade others to buy their cars! Will they be successful?
During our stay at Greenhill YMCA, pupils will apply their map skills for orienteering activities and they can also test out forces with their own bodies on the climbing wall!
PE lessons will involve using more forces as pupils learn to move, balance and control their own direction and movement during gymnastics.
It is once again a busy term in P6 as we look forward to World Book Day and of course the trip to Greenhill!