Children in Need is on Friday and P5a and P5b have organised lots of fun activities and games to raise money for this fabulous cause. There will also be a ‘Dress Down Day’ on Friday for a donation of £1. There will also be a bake stall and raffle. Any donations of baking (no items containing nuts please) or items for our raffle would be gratefully received. Please send in any items of baking, or prizes, into school by Friday. Thank you very much!
Please click on the link above to access our overview for term 2.
This term our IDL will be : Beyond Belief. This IDL will build on children’s sustainable learning development and enable pupils to apply and grow their knowledge and understanding of rights as well as our school values of respect, responsibility, love, confidence and pride.
It will provide children with an opportunity to question and try to explain the world around them by looking at philosophy, spirituality and religion . Looking back to our term 1 topic, in the words of Greek Philosopher, Aristotle “It is the mark on an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ” Children will explore varying beliefs, religions and values as well as developing an understanding of both mental and physical health and wellbeing, thus looking at people and society as a whole.
Children will be given the opportunity to develop philosophical thinking and a more holistic understanding of the world through asking questions and exploring answers from different viewpoints. We will explore and compare how religion, science, pholosphers, values and individual opinions aim to answer life’s big questions.
As part of our topic this term we will be doing a bit of philosophy and thinking about some of life’s BIG questions. Today we started to research different point of view and answers to the question : How was our world created? We look at viewpoints from different religions , science and astronomy. Pupils are working in groups to create a poster explaining a specific point of view. They will then share this with the class. We remembered that everyone has the right to an opinion and to be respectful of all viewpoints.
This week, classes in Explore have been making things over the campfire. The classes learned about fire safety and used their weighing and measuring skills to make Dampers – sweet bread – over an open fire.
In case you would like to make this tasty bonfire treat, here is the recipe.
250g self raising flour
40g Caster sugar
100 ml water
First, put the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add the water a little at a time and mix well.
Use clean hands to knead the mixture and bring it together, adding more flour or water as required.
Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
Find a 50cm stick and cover the end in tin foil.
Take a small amount of dough, make it into a sausage shape and coil around the top of the stick.
Bake over hot embers for 10 to 15 minutes until it is golden brown and solid to touch. Alternatively, these could be baked in the oven (without the stick!).
Thank you for all your support and to all the pupils for their hard work this term. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday 28th October. Have a great holiday . Here is our blog written by Hamish and Morgan:
Monday we had P.E with Miss Barkley for the whole afternoon because Miss Macdonald was at a meeting. We played a game where we had to throw the ball to someone on your team who was on the other side of the hall, on a bench and they caught the ball then you would go join them on the bench. The aim of the game was to get your whole team on the bench. Then the P7s came in and we played benchball with them.
On Tuesday we had an open morning for our parents to come in and see our work. We did a topic task about how different life in Sparta and Athens was. We had to think about what rights the children living in each place had or didn’t have. We also did a sheet about our emotions and talked to our parents about it.
Last week we made baby cards for the uni kids to send to the government because kids in other countries are dying of diseases that we have the cure to.
Recently we started to do Successful learners and Effective Contributors each day. We have an envelope that will have someone’s name in it and if they have been listening, have not been in trouble and have been responsible and respectful for that day we get 5 dojos and a little sweet. If the people do not get it, Miss MacDonald does not say who it was.
Last week we did a workshop with Scotish Ballet , If you look on class dojo there is some videos of us.
We also did writing about heroes and villains. We used Hercules as a model text to help us write our story.
In maths we did our end of unit assessment on place value and we did amazing!
We are moving on to fractions/decimals/percentages . It is going to be tricky but we will try our best.
We also did French, with Miss Cox where we learned about Birthdays, numbers and colours.
As you can see we have had a busy time but it has been fun. We hope you enjoyed reading our blog and have a great holiday.
This is an advance notice that we will be supporting this year’s Blythswood Shoebox Appeal.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in the past. Last year we collected 55 shoeboxes and we would love to make this an extra special Christmas for those in need again this year.
This year Blysthswood will be collecting our filled Shoeboxes on Friday November the 8th. We would be very grateful if all donations could be handed into school by then. A checklist of suitable Christmas gifts to include in your shoebox will be going home on the first week of term.
Please help us to spread love and hope this Christmas.
Bike ability workshops will run for all primary 6 pupils next term. The children will need to bring their bike to school on the following dates. If your child does not have a bike or is unable to get it to school please just let us know. They may be able to share with a friend . P6 A will have their sessions from 0915-0945 and P6B from 0945-1015.
Thank you so much to everyone who managed to pop along to our class this morning. If you haven’t had a chance, we would be super grateful if you could take a moment to fill out this short poll to provide us with some feedback (even if you couldn’t make it along today) everyone’s voice counts.
The poll can be found on the link below. This link is the same for all classes.
just a reminder about our open morning, tomorrow. You are invited to join us in our classroom any time from 11 o’clock until 1145. This is an opportunity to see what your children have been learning so far in primary six, to have a look at their work and to take part in some health and well-being activities with your children.
Highland Council have revised and reissued the Chromebook Agreement that was sent home to p6s and p7s at the beginning of term. The revision brings the agreement in line with current guidance, particularly around charging devices at home. As these have been signed and returned already this term, no action is required. Here is the revised agreement for your information.
We have been learning about the Ancient Greek Olympics. It started as a religious ceremony to honour Zeus, the king of the gods. We looked at some pictures of Ancient Greek pottery that depicted scenes of Ancient Olympians and we had a very creative morning making our own. We even incorporated some of the Greek Alphabet into our designs. They show sports such as: athletics, discus, carriage racing, boxing, javelin and wrestling.
We have been talking about Global goal 5 (Gender Equality) there was lots of discussion about “boys things” and “girls things” and how society categorises activities, hobbies and clothes etc into boys and girls. We spoke about how WE CAN like anything we want to and people shouldn’t be bullied,discriminated or questioned just because some else doesn’t agree.
Another successful week in P6B. Today we learned the myth of Icarus & Daedalus and we began to design our own labyrinths. This week we used the chrome books to write our own mythical stories including some of the characters we have been learning about and we are enjoying our class novel :Percy Jackson and the lightening thief.
In maths we have been revising place value up to millions and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.
Everyone completed homework for week one and week two homework was issued on Thursday.
Have a fantastic weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday .
Today we were using our maths and problem solving skills to work as part of a team in order to design our own theme park. We were given a budget of £5000 and a cost sheet . We knew the area that each thing would take up(eg a cafe was 4 cm2) and how much each item would cost to run in a day. We all managed to create our theme parks within budget and within the space given. We had some really creative ideas.
This week the upper school started Explore classes: our new outdoor learning lessons (p3/4 will have this next week). All 250 kids had the chance to say what they thought Explore should be about and what they wanted to learn. All the classes started making class totem poles! To quote one P5, “This sounds amazing!”
Well we survived week one ! We has lots of fun today ! We challenged each other in a game of basket ball and netball and we started to learn a new morning motivation song (we had a little boogie too). We got stuck into our reading books and created comic strips to summarise and retell our stories so far and we got brand new photos for our lunch orders (these were very cute P1 photos and everyone has grown up so much) . I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and look forward to meeting everyone who has requested an appointment, next week. If you’ve not received a slip with an allocated time please just send me a message and let me know.
Today was a great first day. We created our class charter (Still a few bits to add). Here is our promise to each other, created by the children.
“We promise to respect everyone and their rights and to listen and offer help when we can. We will believe in ourselves and motivate each other, taking pride in all we do. Our teacher will keep us safe, Educate us and help us to have fun whilst we learn . We promise to be kind and nice and love each other. We will say sorry and forgive whilst being honest . We will care for each other and include other people. We share responsibility of helping our classroom be a happy place . The year ahead is exciting . We will be friendly, kind and always challenge ourselves to be the best we can be. We won’t stop until we are proud”
Our promise to each other was made up from words, actions and ideas that the children thought were important to having a good classroom ?
Just a quick hello and welcome back to all Primary 6B pupils and parents. I am looking forward to our first day in P6B tomorrow. Please can all pupils bring their smile and best self . We will be updating our dojo page and the blog with a Termly Overview next week.
Keep your eyes on our class dojo and blog for daily and weekly updates. Hopefully this will give you any information you need, but if you would like to speak to me personally about anything regarding your child, just phone the office, and they’ll put you through directly to my class phone or just ping me a dojo message. I will be offering voluntary “Hopes and Dreams” meetings, next week which will give us the chance to meet in person and identify your child’s hopes and dreams for the year ahead.
I look forward to seeing all pupils at 0850 tomorrow .