P6 Home Learning Grid, Term 1

Please find attached the home learning activities for your child’s stage.  

At second level, our grid is separated into three areas; literacy, numeracy and outdoor learning/health and wellbeing. The grid covers term one from September to December.  

We ask that learners choose 2/3 activities per week from each area to complete and upload a photograph of their work onto Teams or Learning Journals. However, we want this to fit in around your life and we do not want families to feel pressured; please complete the home learning as and when you can.

Teachers will check in with homework fortnightly to provide feedback on tasks completed.  

P6 will soon be completing active spelling tasks daily in class therefore there is no requirement to extend this further at home. 

We are in the process of rolling out a new reading programme in school (Accelerated Reader). Information on group reading homework, and how this will be managed in light of current restrictions, will follow soon. In the meantime, we encourage lots of personal reading at home whether this is fiction, non-fiction, online articles etc. 

We appreciate your ongoing support!

Ms Mitchell and Miss Maguire

P6A Blog

Welcome to P6A’s latest blog! We had a shorter week this week because we had Monday off. Some of us spent our Monday playing football, some people went to the skate park and others played Roblox. One of us even managed to catch a Pikuchu on Pokemon Go!

In PE, we have been playing football rounders. It is like normal rounders but you kick a football instead of hitting a small ball. There are two teams, the batting team and the fielding team. This week we enjoyed playing it on the astro, and the team who won were better because they used good strategy and tactics and worked as a team.

Primary 6 have been learning about decimals in numeracy. We learned about converting mixed number fractions into decimals, and we learnt how to write tenths as decimals. We did some textbook pages about it and added and subtracted within whole numbers to show how a half becomes 0.5. It was a lot of fun!

On Wednesday, we had Miss McWilliams for art in the morning. We used charcoal and ink to copy and draw three different types of flowers, and we had to copy them exactly as we saw them. Then we coloured them in with chalk pastels and rubbed our pictures with paper towel to bring out the ‘ghost effect’.

In the afternoon on Wednesday, we had outdoor learning with Mrs Gries. We measured trees by walking away from the tree then looking at them upside down through our legs until we saw the top of the tree! We then measured the distance back to the tree to find the height. We also calculated the ages of the trees by measuring the circumference and dividing it by 2.5, because every year trees grow around 2.5cm thicker.

On Thursday, we were learning about characters and how to describe them. We learnt that it is better to ‘show, not tell’, which means that you describe how someone moves, speaks and acts, as well as how other people react to them, in order to show what they are like. This week, we wrote about a bully, and had to write about them walking into a room and show their personality without just saying ‘bully’. We all worked really hard to write ambitious descriptions!

P6A’s first blog!

Primary 6A have had a fun week! Here are some of things we’ve been up to:

In numeracy, we learned about rounding, which was good because we got to play fun maths games. We also did some word problems to do with place value, it was a bit challenging but in the end we understood it!

In French, we played one of our favourite games, elevens (but in French!). We also played a numbers game using cones in the playground, and we learned the names for types of food, such as le pain, le chocolat, le gateau and la glace. Learning French is fun and will be useful later on in our lives.

This week we also learned about resilience. We watched a video and answered questions about the characters. The characters were Jess, Kyle and Paul. They all had different problems, but they had resilience and used coping strategies to help them.

In RE, we have been learning about parables. We listened to the parable of the rich fool, then in groups we did a talk about what Jesus meant in the story. Jesus told the man in the story to share because he was greedy and selfish, and the message is that we all must share.

We also did a reading comprehension this week. We had to read a newspaper article, and answered questions about it in full sentences, to show how much we understood. We enjoyed focusing on our work in silence.

Finally, P6A we have also been learning about the ‘healthy’ part of the SHANARRI wheel. We all got into groups of four, and have been designing a ‘healthy school’. It was fun to design to a brief and be creative in our decisions.