we have been working on creating detailed “show don’t tell “ descriptions to use in our writing. Last week we were thinking about the feelings: love and hate. We worked together to create a list of things we love and a list of things we hate, on padlet by writing “what sentences” eg: What I love about ……..is…… or What I hate about …….is …… Then we helped each other to think of really good descriptions to fill in the blanks . We put our favourite ones on our working wall and used these to help us write an opposites poem. and are going to use these to write an opposites poem. We will share these soon.
P6 watched Pixar’s short film: Piper and evaluated the emotions of the main character using @EmotionWorksCIC . We made Emotional Rollercoasters ? to show the triggers and behaviours related to the characters emotions.
We have loved getting to know each other a little bit better over the past few weeks in P6. Pupils brought in a few items that were special to them to share “All about me”. Here are some of our class with their favourite thing that they brought in.
It felt like Christmas in our classroom this afternoon . We got our Chromebooks ! We are very excited to explore these and use them in our learning. We are being very patient as we are still waiting for some to be connected to our network before we can use them but we are all crossing our fingers that will be this week.
Today we read Bogtrotter by Margaret Wild. This is a story of a creature who has a very rigid daily routine and is anxious about stepping outside his comfort zone . We are going to use this as our model text for writing over the next few weeks. Today we explored The theme of facing a fear and discussed emotions such as anxiety, fear and nervousness. This text. will help us write our own @Talk4Writing “facing a fear” story. Here is some of our teamwork on Our first Working wall that we will use to structure and support our writing .
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.