P5P blog 2/2/18

Another very busy week in P5. We have been learning about area, making and recording Newspaper reports using our notes, practising our Spanish numbers and the weather, playing rugby, preparing art for the Edinburgh Fringe Competition, meeting our visitor from China and perfecting our show.

Have a lovely weekend.

P5P blog 26/1/18

It has been a busy few weeks in P5P. We have been learning how to use our glow blog accounts so please do go on and have a look at them. We have also been enjoying our visits to the rugby club. On Wednesday we took part in a Handball Festival. I was very proud of all P5’s team spirit and pride in our school. As we are currently very busy with sporting events and show practises we have decided to side step and do more active Maths over the next few weeks and pick up our multiplication and division work later this term. We hope to see some of you next Tuesday afternoon for our open afternoon.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

P5P blog 16/01/18

Hello from p5p!

This week we wrote about each other’s
Christmas holidays. There were 4 things we had to do:
1. Christmas day
2. Presents
3. New year
4. Favourite part
In maths we started on multiplication and division by looking at fact families and discussing the connection between them.
We started a work booklet on multiplication and division.
We are making stained glass windows out of paper, tissue paper and cellophane.
Most of us like it so far.
This week we have been singing some songs for the school play “Let Loose”.
This week in PE we learned how to play handball and we did it with Mrs Henderson’s class.
This week we did singing with Mrs McCartney.
We sang uplifting thoughtful and nice songs.
Have a nice weekend!
Bye from p5p!
This blog was made by Elodie and Callum

P5P blog

Seasons Greetings!

We have continued to work on time in the last few weeks of term. The children have been playing lots of learning games and completing time tasks in SHM. In Literacy they wrote and illustrated some lovely Christmas picture books which we read to the children at First Adventures Nursery and our P1’s. The nursery were happy to see many familiar faces. On both occasions the class read well and were able to grab their interest with the wonderful illustrations and their reading style.

Anyone in the Church last week would see that we did a great job of supporting P1 in the singing of their nativity songs. We also had a lot of talented people audition for our talent show. The class party was lots of fun and we were able to put our country dancing skills to good use thanks to the excellent teachings of Mr Carswell.

We have thoroughly enjoyed re-enacting the Battle of Bannockburn this week and the efforts made in preparing weapons was worth the effort. Thank you for your support with this.

In maths we will be starting off the year with multiplication. I am looking forward to working with P5H and P6 on our School show next term. We will be attending a handball festival at the Academy and will have lots more to look forward to as we settle in to the new year.
I wish you all a happy Christmas and all the best for the year to come!

P5P blog 8/12/17

Star stockings
In P5P we made star stockings for Enterprise Night which was on this Thursday. The colours are Red, Blue, Gold and silver. We made one hundred and twenty of them. We worked very hard on Monday because we put paint and glitter on them. On Tuesday we brightened them up with an extra coat of paint. You can get them personalised with your name on and stitching on it.
Santa stories
In writing we got put in partners and have created stories for young children. We looked at story, picture books for young children to see the style of writing and how they used illustrations to tell the story.
In Maths we looked at time this week. We will continue this into next week.

P5P blog 17/11/17

Hello from Primary 5P
This week we did…
In Writing we were given a Story Starter. Here is our Story Starter: ‘What have you done?’ yelled the Head-Master, trembling with rage. I wasn’t sure how to explain-it was a bit of a long story…Everyone wrote a story beginning with this Story Starter.
Maths Subtraction
In Maths we did Subtraction. In the Green Group they did check-up on subtraction. In the Orange Group we did a check-up with Subtraction sums going as far as 10,000,000.
In Fitness we did Tae Bo with Billy Blanks (obviously not the real Billy Blanks). We thought it was really hard for all the class. We also did Fitness for kids with Mo Jones (HARD).

Country Dancing
We also did Country Dancing with Mr Carswell (who came in with his kilt). We learned ‘The Saturday Morning Jig’. It involves 4 people going around in circles and lots of fast movements. We also did some other dances.

In IDL we have been learning about the Battle of Bannockburn.

By Flora and Elodie

P5P blog 10/11/17

Hello from P5P

In Maths
We did subtraction in our booklets. Some of us worked in pairs or in a group of three. The orange group did page twenty two and the blue group did page twenty four. We also used the strategy of using bridging to count. We also used chimney sums. We had to concentrate on borrowing numbers and carrying, it was a bit tricky for some of us but we all managed in the end. We are going to do more practise with chimney sums on our own so that’s why we have been practicing as a class.
In Writing
We made a story about someone stranded on something. Some people did a page and some people did two pages or half a page. Our task was to work on our punctuation. There was a picture on the smartboard of some people stranded on an Island which was why we all did a story about people stranded in some way.
Diwali and mehendi designs
In Diwali and mehendi designs we made our very own patterns.
Scottish Wars of Independence
We researched some of the key figures and after watched some BBC clips about their roles.

Thanks from Zoe, Isla and Miss Paton

P5P blog 3/11/17

Hello from P5P

Halloween silhouettes – we used paint to fill the background and black paper or charcoal to put Halloween inspired images over the paint and then we did pictures around it and they looked amazing.

Halloween stories – we made Halloween stories and we tried to make them creepy and they all were.
We got told to use VCOP and particularly adjectives.

Subtraction – in maths the blue textbook were taking away money of furniture while using a strategy. The orange textbook were finding the difference between different values e.g. difference between 135 and 375=240.

Endangered animals – for our class talks we have to make a PowerPoint the rules are:
• It has to show what the animal looks like
• 7 mins long
• Where it comes from?
• Who are its predators are?
We have been doing fitness and games in PE and next week we start a block of country dancing! We have started thinking about our new topic by stating what we know and would like to know about the Scottish Wars of Independence. We discovered that we don’t know a lot yet which should make the topic even more interesting. We had a visit from the Wild about Scotland bus who talked to us about endangered animals and encouraged us to investigate and classify threats to Scottish wildlife (pollution, over hunting, natural disasters, habitat loss, live capture, invaders). We had a great time with them and this is the theme we have chosen for our class talks. Information about this has been sent home this week with homework.

Have a lovely weekend!

Finlay, Alex and Miss Paton

P5P blog 27/10/17

Hello from P5P. This week in maths we did data handling, some of us finished the work in the text book and went on to extra extension work.
In PE we played netball with Miss Paton. We went into our new superhero groups and played against each other.
For writing we did a book review on Spellchasers Beginners Guide to Curses.
On Wednesday the Royal Bank of Scotland came to see us and held a money sense workshop. We had to organise a party in seven different stages. In spelling we did prefixes. We added words to words. We drew winter Robins in stages and learned how to do clever shading with pencils.

Elodie and Evie

P5P blog 6/10/17

Hello from P5p we have been doing addition in maths and we have been focusing on doubling and adding really hard sums like 987 add 56 by adding in stages. In PE we have done netball with Miss Paton and with Mrs Walls our Gym teacher we have done badminton and the whole of P5p have been awesome.

At the end of Wednesday, everyone in the class did a work out. We will tell you 5 work outs we did.
1. Press-ups.
2. Windmill.
3. Running man
4. Skipping
5. Basketball shoot
Thank you for reading our blog.

Ruben and Jozhua