Homework this week:
Spelling – There’s a new spelling list this week plus through and threw
Pupil Talk – Everyone will present their Pupil Talk this week. Children have had ample opportunity to prepare in school time as well as at home so we are really looking forward to finding out more about Scottish pioneers. Remember, it’s the delivery of the talk we are looking at e.g. confidence, be loud and clear, be interesting, show audience awareness and show good eye contact. Remember to organise an audience participation activity for the end of your talk. Good luck P6!
Reading – all pupils had a chance to select an extra library book so all have something to read in class.
Numeracy – Sumdog Challenge on division. Can I ask that children practise their weaker times tables whenever they can – even five minutes a day would help. Children should be able to say which times tables they need to practise. It is vital children have fast recall but even more importantly, that they can link their tables across numeracy to division, fractions and so on. There are plenty of online games to use too and I would suggest looking at Top Marks ( Learning Games) 9-11 age group for this. P6 are familiar with this. There’s even a mental maths section, Daily 10, which has plenty of drills on most numerical operations.
Ski-ing – Wednesday. Children should bring their ski-ing gear with them to change into at school before we leave on the bus (after break). Please note that children should bring a packed lunch as we return to school after the dining room has closed.
Mandarin – P6 are now starting to learn Mandarin from a specialist teacher.
PE – Tuesday and Thursday
Bridges trip – Last week, P6 and P7 visited the Forth Bridge Contact and Education Centre. The morning consisted of working together as a team to construct a room height pyramid using dowelling rods and elastic bands. Each child had their own component part to construct which then was put into a larger pyramid then finally, all these larger structures came together to form the mega structure at the end. The co-operation, communication and listening skills shown by all pupils was admirable. We did manage a walk along the Forth Road Bridge in the afternoon, but the views were dismal as unfortunately, the weather was not being kind and the sea mist kept flitting in and out over the bridges. Anyway, overall, it was a very successful trip and the positive feedback from the children made it all worthwhile.
Wednesday (eve) and Thursday (after school) – Parents Meetings.
Term breaks on Friday for the February week. School finishes as normal at 12:25pm.
Finally – the time has come to say goodbye to Miss Dickson who leaves P6 to start placements in school with younger pupils after the holiday. Miss Dickson has been with us since August so it will be strange without her but on behalf of myself and P6, we give thanks for all her hard work and wish her the best moving forward. We will see you around!