Letham Primary School

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Primary 6/7 Mrs Ross

21.09.18

Context/Language - P6/7 have been finding out the answers to a number of war related questions from our planning discussions and have been working hard over the last 2 weeks writing newspaper reports about the declaration of war and the Blitz in various parts of the UK. We have structured our writing carefully to include all the elements of a newspaper report and have practised our note-taking and editing skills. We have also identified our next steps through feedback. Great work P6/7!

“Air raid shelters need to be as hard as steel, as big as possible and unseeable” – Ryan and Cayden

“Get to them as fast as you can!” – Kenzie

“Go to the London Underground and hide!” – Ellie

“Public shelters weren’t as safe as Underground shelters” - Klaudia        

“Out of all the Air Raid shelters, the Underground in London was the safest” – Kenzie

We are all enjoying our class novel, “Machine Gunners” by Robert Westall. We have lots of new words on our word wall such as catastrophe, phalanx, compensations, incendiary! See if you can test an adult at home!

Numeracy - we continue to focus on number this term and the Decagons and Octagons have made lots of progress learning strategies to help multiply and divide by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 in two separate steps. The Decagons have also been problem solving and have tackled this enthusiastically.

The Hexagons have been focusing on Big Maths, learning to divide with remainders, partitioning numbers, doubling numbers and times table activities. Some of our learning this week has been quite tricky and although we know we can’t do it all yet, we know that we can use different strategies to help us if we feel we are in the Learning Pit. Peer support has been one we have used frequently this week – well done to everyone.

Lovely progress is being made with Beat That Learn Its Challenges and Beat That CLIC Challenges which we complete weekly. Overall, we are improving our scores and some of us are managing to score 90 or 100% in our CLIC Challenges.

HWB - we are focusing on the Bounce Back Core Values with Respect at the top of the list. We know how important they all are in helping us to develop skills for learning, life and work as Secondary School gets nearer! We have also uploaded some of our targets linked to our class rules on to “Seesaw” using our goal, plan, do, review approach.

French - we are spending time revising our French through songs and conversations – how we say our name, age. Birthday, where we live, our numbers and greetings. We all think Yasmin has an amazing French accent! Well done Yasmin.  

Home Learning - all the instructions/details are in our Home Learning Yellow jotters which are given out on a Monday or Tuesday and returned completed with parent/carers signatures on a Friday. As well as the weekly tasks, challenges and individual research, we hope that everyone is “talking” about our context at home and “picking the brains” of family members who may have stories to tell from family histories. A big thank-you to everyone who has taken the time and trouble to provide us with interesting artefacts including old photographs.    

PE - just a reminder that PE kit must be either stored in the classroom or taken to school on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Class PE will start after the October holidays on a Friday.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need clarification about anything or indeed on any matter relating to your child. I will be happy to help in any way.

 

Mrs Ross & P6/7

 

23.08.18

Welcome back to everyone - we hope you had a great summer in the sun!

We are settling back into school routines once again and are looking forward to either our last year or second last year at Letham Primary!

PE

Although the timetable was slightly different in the first week, we can confirm that our PE slots are on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Class PE is on Friday morning.

This week, P6/7 have enjoyed a 35 minute block of transition PE led by Mrs Baillie from Perth Academy. This will run for another 2 weeks - Wednesday 22nd and 29th August. After that, we will begin our class PE slot on Friday mornings.   

Context

The majority of the class have voted to learn about WW2 this term - both Kenzie and Khai came up with the idea after choosing WW2 books from our school library. We have agreed our big and little questions and have learned a few facts already about why the war started.

So far, a few children have enjoyed sharing books and some artefacts with the class and we encourage everyone to bring in any items of interest (with permission from parents, of course!)

Profiling

We are excited to be experimenting with our new on-line profiling system called See-saw which is new to us all in P6/7. The children have been experimenting with it on i-pads and are looking forward to posting their work into their individual profiles.

Please return any further See-saw parental consent forms to school as soon as possible.

Home Learning

Information to follow

 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need clarification about anything or indeed on any matter relating to your child. I will be happy to help in any way.

 

Mrs Ross & P6/7