P6B have kindly written on behalf of all P6 children to share their experiences of school life this year so far. Next time it will be P6A’s turn. There are photos included from both classes for you to enjoy.
The following are extracts of blogs written by many children:
I was incredibly eager to start P6 there would be a new teacher, new topics and lots of fun! It feels like we have only been here for two weeks but, yet we’ve been here for almost three months and we have done so much.
I personally was a bit apprehensive at the start, but everyone had the right to be a bit nervous. We had already met our teacher but that was online. She sounded very friendly online and she was when we really met her too. I was so happy to meet my friends again.
We have done so many things in P6 so far. We voted on a topic “Natural disasters” which was epic. I loved learning about earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and tornadoes. We made some amazing presentations on them it was so cool. We created fact files and a STEM challenge to make an earthquake proof building using a tuned mass damper. We learned loads of facts about how they are all made and the damage they have caused across the world.
In Drama we play fun games to help us with expression act and react techniques. One game we played was called the “One Word Whittle”.
Firstly, you have to go into groups of two or three, but it is better to be in two’s. When you are partnered up you must pick a word. That’s the only word you can say. For example, Jo and Lily play it and Jo picks the word pancakes and Lily picks carrot. They must make an act by using the word you had picked. There must be a beginning, middle and ending.
In the beginning you could be two friends, what didn’t see for a while who meet. But in the middle, there has to be a conflict. The ending must show resolution. The most important rule is body expression and face expressions. It’s really funny and everyone had to guess what the conversation was about.
In literacy we have been doing spelling every morning. I can see my handwriting getting better which makes me feel great. We have read lots of books in our reading groups. The magic finger by Roald Dahl wasn’t my cup of tea but others were good. We have been writing recounts using time connectives. We have also been up levelling our sentences.
In Numeracy we have been doing loads of chimney sums for adding and taking away (addition and subtraction). We have also some rounding estimating, place value and time which was tricky.
So far it’s been such a busy year with the drama, PE ,art. pupil parliament, literacy and maths. I can’t wait to see what next term holds!