Primary 5a


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P5 Literacy Monday 23rd March

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P5 Weekly Home Learning Grid WB 23rd March


Primary 5a had a visit from My Mental Health Rocks on Wednesday. We took part in some fun discussions and activities focusing on positive mental health and talked about strategies for improving our own well-being. We recognised that our thoughts are like a river and, throughout the day, we can try to focus on the happy ones. Being creative with the playdough was a particular favourite!

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Primary 5a have been focusing on comparing and ordering fractions in maths this week. Activities have included recognising and ordering fractions with the same denominator, comparing fractions with different denominators, and working out tricky equivalent fractions. In particular, we had fun creating and using our ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’ crocodiles.

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For Internet Safety week, P5a were learning about ways to stay safe online. They were designing new phones, with apps of top tips for staying safe.

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P5a have been writing descriptions of cartoon characters so that they can then write their own Viking character descriptions. Paired work is going very well!

P5 Newsletter Term 3

P5a have been learning about maps, mapping and grid references in the Our Community topic. A few weeks ago we went out into the playground to draw some chalk maps. Working with a partner, we described our journey to school and drew the keys features of the route. In the classroom, we looked at a couple of different maps and discussed the purpose of the scale, key and grid references. We then created our own bird’s-eye view map of the classroom and used this information to design a small treasure hunt with a partner.

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Book Festival
During our first full week of term, P5 visited the Book Festival at Charlotte Square.
We met the author Thomas J. Clark, who has adapted the popular book ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ for the Scots language: ‘Diary O A Wimpy Wean’. We had a fantastic time discovering new words in the Scots language, attempted to beat Thomas in a Scots language quiz, performed part of the story on stage, and had the opportunity to ask questions. He was great fun! The walk there and back was long, but we represented our school well and even kept our spirits up in the heavy rain!

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Drummond P5
Last week we had a trip to the breakfast club at Drummond Community High School. In the morning we were met by three of the S6 leadership team, who helped us travel to and from the high school. The breakfast was delicious. We could have second helpings and some of us even had thirds! The S6 pupils were fantastic too. They took us, in small groups, on a treasure hunt around the school. We got to see the science classrooms and spoke to some of the other teachers and pupils.

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P5 Newsletter Term 1

P5 Meet The Teacher Presentation 2019