P5 blog 3/2/17

Hello and welcome to our P5 blog

We have been looking at Andy Warhol’s Pop Art and we got to make our own pictures using cartoon characters inspired by his work. We all found tracing our pictures very tiring because we had to trace it four times.

On Tuesday we went to the Leisure Centre and did a swimming assessment. We all passed!! We all got to play in the pool after the assessment, we thought it was really fun but maybe we could have done a bit more proper swimming.

Over the last few weeks two people from Scotland software team have been coming in to talk to us about music software and we are all really enjoying it.

Katie and Suzie

This week we reflected and up levelled the imaginative piece inspired by their visit to the Mound about a Kist. We all worked in groups to plan budget for an Alien movie and worked hard to create the best film possible within our £800 budget. Some observed the cast price list may need updated as Angelina and Brad may no longer accept a 50% reduced fee if cast together. We all created surveys and used the data collected to produce bar charts. We focused on the skill involved in creating a graph and deciding the scale we would need to represent our data.  I am really impressed by their music programming skills and it is very interesting to hear how differently they are approaching the changes to the songs. I have added data handling activities to studyladder to support our work in class. Please let the children choose which activities they wish to complete.  Our class talks will be on the week beginning 20th February and the details on this are in homework jotters. We will revise key spelling next week and the following short week in class. Literacy circle activities allocated on Monday will be due in two weeks time. Please encourage the children to use homework time for preparing their talk and studyladder activities