P5 – Mrs Sparham and Mrs Rutledge

The children have settled in after the Christmas holidays and are coping well with the recent changes. Mrs Rutledge is now working in P5 on Thursday and Friday and Mrs Sparham continues to work on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

After the excesses of Christmas we are all hoping to keep fit and healthy and have been enjoying our regular run – named by Skye as “The Runathon – around the school. Our topic this term is learning about the culture and lifestyle of people living in France and comparing it with life in Scotland, and so our aim is to see how long it takes us to run 825 miles which is the distance from Grantown to Paris! Will we make it?
P5 will be presenting an assembly about this on Monday 4th February at 1.30 pm and we hope you can come. Invites will be coming out soon!

In Maths the children have been working on 2D shape and 3D objects as well as data handling.
Challenge for P5s – What is the name of the polygon which has 7 sides?
Too easy? – What is the name of the polygon which has 9 sides?

In reading we are learning to use the punctuation to help us read fluently and with expression.

Pupils have been enjoying our weekly expressive arts afternoon. It is a good opportunity for all the P5 pupils to get together. So far they have been working on raps linked to the School Values, practising the song that they will be performing in the Music Festival in March and making collage pictures in art. We are looking forward to inviting you in to see what your child has been working on at the end of this term hopefully.

Finally, a big congratulations to Paige and Rhona this week. Their design for the JRSO safe parking competition was chosen and will feature on the new school banner.

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