Homework this week:
Spelling – Everyone will get a new list of words this week so should choose an activity from the spelling grid to do. Children can choose a second task to do if they wish. Due in next Tuesday please.
Reading – We have read the first chapter of Kensuke’s Kingdom and came up with lots of pros and cons about whether sailing around the world would be a good idea. We will continue reading this in class.
I have set up a wildlife and nature table which has magazines from the RSPB and Scottish Wildlife Trust on. Some children said they could bring old National Geographic mags so anything else similar to this would be very welcome.
Numeracy – We have been revising tables and linking facts. When children are very secure in knowing their tables, this will help them with other aspects such as division, fractions and decimals. We are now doing sets of ‘Daily 10’ arithmetic questions using Top Marks Level 3 Multiplication. If your child can access this at home, I’d recommend this for fast recall of basic facts.
I have set another challenge on Sumdog, this time using division by lower numbers. #2 P6 Dividing Challenge
Word of the Day – hopefully children have talked about this at home. Each day, a new word is put on the board and defined. If the children use this word correctly during the day, they get a point on their chart. Some examples so far include improvise, vociferous, vice versa, ajar, and empathy. This is a great way to extend children’s vocabulary.
Extra PE! – RUGBY starts this Monday with Bradley, a youth coach from Lasswade RFC.
PE – Tuesday and Thursday
Application Forms – Eco Committee, Pupil Council and Health & Wellbeing forms need to be in by Tuesday. Interviews are on Thursday afternoon. In P6, two Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) will also be chosen but no forms are needed for this.
Donations wanted! The Upper Atrium is putting out an appeal for donations of unwanted construction kits such as Lego, Meccano and K-nex. As you are aware, these kits are very expensive to buy new so we would like to build up a bank of resources for technology activities as quickly and cheaply as possible!! Any donations much appreciated.
Thanks for your support,
Miss Sara Brunt