Mrs Munro and Mrs Scotson have been busy today putting finishing touches to our wall displays. It is brilliant to see all your amazing and colourful work up on the walls! Our classroom is now feeling like our own, a warm and welcoming place to belong!
P6/5 have been enjoying using the Chromebooks and iPads to write stories about facing a fear. They worked with a partner to provide feedback and suggest edits for each other’s stories.
We chose new table names this week. I was very impressed when the Bald Eagle group decided to write down all their suggestions and have a vote to decide on their table name.
In PE, P6/5 worked through a circuit of different exercises which worked muscles in the whole body and released lots of endorphins!
Today P6/5 watched the Pixar short – Piper. We paused the short film in different places to discuss how the creators showed how Piper was feeling. We talked about body language, facial expressions and how the music was used to create atmosphere. We linked this to Emotion Works by generating emotion words, thinking about the triggers for Piper’s emotions and the behaviours that he displayed. We will transfer these ideas to our own piece of writing next week.
Article 28: Every child has the right to an education
Article 13: Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
Today, P6 pupils took home Chromebook Agreements that need to be signed and returned to school.
Chromebook Use At Home
In P6 and P7 pupils will have access to a personal Chromebook. We are hoping to have new chrome books allocated to our P6 very soon. This will support learning in school and allow pupils to extend and continue their learning at home.
It is hoped that pupils will use the devices to finish schoolwork, to work on personal projects and to complete assigned homework. Pupils will need to bring their charged device to school with them each day to use in class.
In order to protect the devices between home and school, each child will need a cover for their Chromebook (11.6”) before it can be sent home. The recommended option is a neoprene sleeve style case to protect the device in school bags and when not in use. These can be purchased at relatively low cost online. Once your child brings a case to school, they will be able to take their Chromebook home, once they have been allocated. If there are any issues around providing a case, including financial concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.
Please note that as these are council devices, our Acceptable Use Policy applies at home as well as in school. A copy of the Acceptable Use Policy is available on the school blog, along with safety information regarding charging the devices at home.
If you have any questions please contact the class teacher.
P6/5 will have PE on a Tuesday afternoon and a Thursday morning. Both of these sessions will be outside on the field.
We had a fantastic first day in P6/5. We spent the day getting to know each other, going over the new routines and washing a lot of hands! Here are some photos of us learning about each other by playing networking bingo.