P6 – Mrs Laing

Primary 6 have settled well into the new session and the classroom routines are being established.
We are listening to the novel “Dead Man’s Cove” by Lauren St John.
As part of the initiative “Take One Picture” from the National Gallery we have looked at “The Bathers of Asnieres” and produced art work to decorate our school hall. We have also written a story about an adventure at the river, which we will be sharing with parents at Parent’s night.
The theatre production of The Secret Garden has inspired some outdoor learning and watercolour paintings. We will also be using this as a stimulus for our writing.
As part of our work on resilience we are studying core values and have discussed honesty and fairness.
In maths we are working hard to improve our mental accuracy and speed. We are also using strategies to solve addition and subtraction in real life word problems.

I look forward to meeting you at Parent’s night.

Wendy Laing

Term 3

We are settling back into the class routines after the holidays. P6 will be working with Julia Brunner from Historic Environment Scotland on a topic called “Celebrating Speyside”.
We will also be working with P5/6 on this topic. We plan to share our learning at an open afternoon at the end of the term.
We are looking forward to doing a Big Bird Watch next week with Sarah Walker from RSPB. Today we made bird feeders in outdoor learning.
In numeracy we will continue to practise our basic skills and we are currently learning about time.
We will develop lots of literacy skills through the context of our topic.
P6 are preparing to participate in the music festival in March with their Soundstart instruments.
We have just started using our chrome books. They will be a real asset to our learning.
It’s going to be another busy term!