P6 blog 23/2/18

Hello from Primary 6!
Firstly, we would like to say a huge well done to Nathan Brown for winning the school competition to design a new bin for behind the school. This idea was suggested by both eco and pupil council VLG groups.

We’ve had a very busy week getting ready for school show! We have been working hard with Primary 5P and Primary 5H to get the final touches sorted for next week. We are all very excited now that the scenery is up and we are using some props. Miss Tully is very impressed with the hard work and dedication demonstrated by the pupils in her class. We are looking forward to our dress rehearsal on Monday before our two evening shows on Tuesday and Wednesday. A groupcall has gone out regarding the logistic details for our performances. Tickets are on sale for both nights via ipayimpact and will be issued from the office. Please bring these on the night.
We look forward to seeing you on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening.

Our school is very lucky to have Mrs Fan, our Hanban teacher helping us learn Mandarin. So far, in P6 we have learned a lot about Chinese New Year and what life is like in China. Mrs Fan has told us a lot of interesting facts. We have also learned how to say hello, where we live and how to introduce ourselves to Mrs Fan! We have a small panda jotter to note down phrases that Mrs Fan has taught us. The children loved telling Mrs Fan about Scotland and traditional Scottish food.

Our chums have been working hard on their reading skills and Miss Cuthbert kindly asked us to help them for two weeks. This is called ‘paired reading’ and lasts for 15 minutes every day. Not only has this given us an opportunity to see our lovely chums every day, it has also allowed Primary 6 to demonstrate many skills such as listening, cooperation and constructive feedback.

As part of our PE lessons, we had two lovely local rugby coaches in this week to begin our five week taster sessions. This was great fun and the sun was shining (which is very unusual)! We worked hard on our teamwork and reaction time. We played a few games which incorporated reaction speed drills. These games included: tag thief, shark and fishes then rats and rabbits.
We enjoyed sharks and fishes because it was fun and quite challenging to get around the sea weed and sharks. Can’t wait for our next session on Tuesday!

In Health and Well-being our current topic is drug education. We have been learning how to value our body in a positive way. We had a class discussion about why people might want to take drugs and had a look at different laws including the legal age to drink alcohol. We have learned that there are different kinds of drugs which can have both positive and negative effects in our bodies. Some of which are legal and others clearly illegal. We looked up the definition of legal and illegal. Afterwards, we moved on to what health and safety skills should be adhered to when handling medicines.

In literacy this week, we have been reading our novels as we had no reading homework this week. Some of us were reading aloud to help with expression in our voices; others were completing reading tasks and some groups were researching words which they had never come across before. Suzie and Lewis discovered the word ‘hullabaloo’ which is a lot of noise or fuss made by people who are angry or excited about something. In writing, we used the technique ‘vison off, sound on’ to help with our descriptive language. We had to listen to a clip with only the sound then draw what we thought was going on. The second time we listened to it, we had a discussion about what the video was possibly about. The class then had to write a short piece about what they think it could be about using descriptive language. Most of us thought this was funny and enjoyed using ‘vision off, sound on,’.

In numeracy this week P6 have been finishing their data handling topic. We are looking forward to moving onto multiplication and division. The class discussed probability and looked at the language of probability. This included words such as: impossible, unlikely, likely or certain. Then we moved on to the language of chance. We had fun thinking about events which would have no chance, poor chance, even chance, good chance and a certain chance of happening. We used probability to answer some questions that included square numbers, prime numbers and triangular numbers. It is important that we keep going over the mean, mode, median and range at home to ensure we don’t forget how to use these elements to interpret data.

Thank you for reading. We look forward to sharing our show with you next week!
Remember to bring your favourite book next Friday to assembly for paired reading with another stage.
‘Low Port’s extreme reading challenge’ is running until Friday 2nd March so if you have a photo of yourself reading in a funny or strange place then please bring it in!

Just a sneak peek of next week:
School show dress rehearsals on Monday afternoon.
Rugby lesson on Tuesday afternoon.
School show evening performances starting at 6:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.
World book day on Thursday 1st March.
Visit from SSPCA officer on Thursday afternoon.
VLG on Friday.

P6 blog 16/2/18

Hello and welcome to our class blog 15.2.18

We have been so busy doing school show so we haven’t had much time to post a blog.

School show is going very well and we know most of our lines for it now. Our school show is called Let Loose. It is about school children going on camp. The stage is now up and it is so exciting. (tickets are on sale now via ipayimpact)

In P.E, we have been trying out new dodgeball games and most of us liked Jedi dodgeball. The way to play is to get 4 hoops and place 2 on each side if you are standing in a hoop you are safe, if you get hit and you’re not in a hoop you are put straight out the game.

In numeracy, we have all been doing range, mode, median and mean. Most of us say that the mean is the hardest to do because you have to add all the numbers then divide by the number of values to get the answer.

We have been doing imaginative writing this week. We started by looking at a picture of a forest and went on from there.

By Stuart and Tara

P6 blog 25/1/18

Hello and welcome to the P6 blog
This week in P6 we have been doing…
Data handling [PE circuits]
We used our circuit’s information and made graphs to see if we have improved. In the circuits we did ball catch, throwing for accuracy, spotty dog, step ups, shuttle runs, skipping and sit ups. We all enjoyed it.
Robert Burns
Since it is Burns night, we wrote a biography on Robert Burns. We did it over two days .The first day was research and the next day was the actual writing. We found out lots of thinks we never knew.
John Bryne drawing competition
With Miss McCartney we entered a drawing competition. Last year we entered and we had a runner up which was Suzie . So we had a bit of inspiration.
In PE we have been doing Gaelic football. This week we were working on our hand passes. A hand pass is when the ball sits in the palm of your hand and you then take a step forward and hit the ball with your other hand. It is very hard but we are all improving.
School show
This week we have been doing lots of work on the school show with the P5s. We have been learning the songs and memorising our lines. We have been working very hard on it.
WOW week
This week is WOW week. WOW week is where you do everything in the same jotter to show what we have been learning over the course of the week.
Thank you for reading to this week’s blog
By Suzie and Carolyn

P6 blog 19/01/18

Hello and welcome to the P6 blog this week.
In maths, we have been learning more about time and data handling. We have been doing a combination of time and data handling over this week. Some of us learned about trend graphs and we are able to describe the trend that is happening in graphs. We also looked at train times to use our problem solving skills. Some of us have been using and applying our time knowledge and skills to work out one minute durations.
In PE, we have been learning how to play Gaelic football. We are learning the hand pass technique and we completed some different drills to get more experience of this move in Gaelic football. We worked in partners to run around the hall and catch the ball from our partners.
As it has been a very unusual week for weather, we went outside to play in the snow and build snowmen (and women)! Everyone had lots of fun and we took really good photos. In literacy, we wrote acrostic poems about winter using our experience of being outside in the snow! We had to use lots of descriptive language.
From Katie, Ryan Sutherland, Sam, Miss Tully and Eleanor.

P6 blog 7/12/17

Hello and welcome to our P6 class blog.
This week in class we have been doing lots of work on our topic (World War 2). We have done some cool art with Miss Tully and Mrs Nicholls. We made a camouflage background using green, black and brown tissue paper then we used a template to do soldiers heads. In writing, we had to write letters to back home from the country side after we had been ‘evacuated’. We then went on to learn about rationing and what people would eat during this time. We have been working in families to make a weekly meal plan using our ration books. We have also been researching Christmas around the world. Everyone has been given a different country and we are making a PowerPoint to show the differences between countries.
By Suzie, Aimee and Eleanor.

P6 blog 17/11/17

Hello and welcome to our P6 class blog !
In topic, we have moved on to World War Two. We are focusing on Britain, the blitz and rationing. We did timelines to see how long the war was. It went on for six years.
In maths, some of us moved onto subtraction whilst the rest of us are rounding up on addition. We have been revising mental subtraction with three digit numbers.
In chum time, we made paper cats (not real ones)! We got lots of different materials to use. We also got a template to make it easier for our chums.
We made trees with Mrs Ramsay, they had lots of colours and it was cool. We had the choice of a winter or an autumn tree. They will use them for a display.
Thank you for reading our blog by Sam, Stuart, Eleanor and Holly.

P6 blog 09/11/2017

Hello and welcome to our P6 blog.
Last Friday we had our first class assembly. It was on Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night. We all really enjoyed it and had lots of fun making it. We also enjoyed making the scenes in groups and there were 4 different scenes. For example, scene 1 the plotting stage. It was a really fun assembly.
Our new IDL topic is World War 2, we have discussed what we would like to learn and what we already know. It sounds like it will be a lot of fun!
In numeracy, we have been finishing off our addition topic. We are all enjoying it so much but we are now moving on to subtraction and time.
In writing this week, we used a story starter to complete an imaginative piece of writing. Our writing was called ‘The Beast’.
Gregor, Kyran, Nuala and Isla.

P6 blog 3/11/17

Hello and welcome to our Primary 6 weekly blog.
This week we have been practising for our assembly on Guy Fawkes and firework safety because it is Bonfire night on 5th November. We split into four groups to act scenes from the gunpowder plot. Unfortunately it is just a school assembly so parents and carers can’t come but we are still looking forward to it.
On Tuesday we had a visit from Wild about Scotland. First we had an assembly and we played a fun game where we were split into two teams and were given riddles we had to solve about the animals that live around Scotland. Then we got on their bus and they gave us a bit more information about their jobs. We went to different boxes and clues were in them. We had to guess what caused the problem.
In PE, we did circuits and we had one minute at each station. We worked in pairs to help with each other’s technique. We are going to link it to data handling by drawing charts of our progress. The things we do in circuits are: skipping, spotty dog, shuttle runs, ball catch, step ups, sit ups, throwing for accuracy and star jumps.
Every Monday, Amy Joss comes into school from Relax Kids and helps us to breathe slowly, calm down and relax.
Thanks for reading this week’s class blog by Alice, Isla, Carolyn and Emily.

P6 blog 12/10/17

Hello and welcome to our last blog for term 1.
Firstly, we will talk about chum time!
In chum time we made paper trees by watching a video to see what to do. Then we drew a diagonal line then cut strips to the line and rolled it and glued it. After that we folded the strips to look like braches and cut out paper leaves and stuck them on. We all loved it and so did our chums!
On Tuesday we did writing. Miss Tully told us to write about a bird. We started with a story starter then imagined what its dream was. Some of us did crazy dreams in our writing. We tried to complete our literacy targets that we had set as our individual success criteria.
Now we will talk about maths. In maths we worked in mixed ability pairs and worked out some addition sums on the board and shared our strategies. It was really fun!
See you next term!
Katie and Ryan Su

P6 blog 6/10/17

Hello and welcome to our Primary 6 blog with Calvin and Gregor.
We enjoyed having some quality time with our chums painting and drawing super hero backgrounds. It was very amusing and we all enjoyed it.
In numeracy, we have been doing number talks nearly every day. It has really helped our understanding of strategies and listening to other people working out the problem. To revise place value, we worked in partners playing an ICT game called maths invaders.
In writing, we focused on our favourite things in Linlithgow. As an extra twist, we discussed what Linlithgow might look like in 2117. Calvin thinks that the town would be floating rubble because aliens might come invade us!
See you later folks!