We began a new topic in numeracy this week as we move onto multiplication. To help us to understand the concept of multiplication we created arrays so we had physical representation of what multiplication actually is. We used lots of resources to make our arrays - Numicon, stones, Lego, counters, to name a few. We ... Continue reading "Array, Array P3A"
Our week started off brilliantly with a visit from M.G.Leonard and Sam Sedgman. They told us how they wrote the book - right from the planning when they came up with the idea of a mystery adventure set on a train to how they researched information about trains and then eventually were ready to actually ... Continue reading "Author Visit and Fraction walls"
Following P5's obstacle courses last week the class were organised into groups and created their own mazes with building bricks. Using these mazes their task was to code the Sphero's through from start to finish. They did a great job and every group managed to complete the challenge! Next week we hope to complete the ... Continue reading "Primary 5/6 Week - beginning 9th March"
Yet another busy week in P4B, culminating in our assembly yesterday. Our assembly was on the Vikings and we split into groups of 4 and researched an aspect of Viking life. We then presented our power points in the assembly. Mrs.Burton thought we did brilliantly and worked really well in our groups of 4. We ... Continue reading "Our Assembly and 80's day in P4B"
We have been busy this week in literacy, planning our comic strips. We have chosen our favourite infant books to summarise and read to primary 1. As next Thursday is World Book day, we have written invitations to invite Primary 1 up to our classroom , which we are going to transform into a ... Continue reading "28th February p5/6"
This week has been a very busy week, with rehearsals for Fame happening every day and our technical rehearsal at Linlithgow Academy on Wednesday. In literacy, we explored inference through a text about Theodore Roosevelt and the story of the 'teddy bear'. In maths we have begun to look at money and during 80's day ... Continue reading "Primary 6 - w/e 28th February 2020"
We have had the usual busy time in P4B over the past 2 weeks with a nice little break in between. We are now busy preparing for our assembly which is a week today. We are looking forward to showing you what we have been learning. We have been finding out about Viking longships and ... Continue reading "Vikings are still present in P4B"
Even though it has been a short week P5/6 have been super busy! In Numeracy, we consolidated our learning on decimals, in particular adding and subtracting them. We hope to move on and look at fractions soon. Hopefully our understanding of decimals will help us identify a connection between the two. Last week the class ... Continue reading "Primary 5/6 week beg. 19th February"
Our confidence and understanding of decimals is growing each day! This week we have focussed on using our mental arithmetic strategies to add and subtract decimals with one decimal place. We have answered questions, created questions for each other and played loop card games to help consolidate our understanding. When we were doing our written ... Continue reading "Primary 5/6 week ending 7th February"
As it was Scotland Loves Languages week we have had a few language lessons. P6 Language Ambassadors came into our class on Tuesday and we played some French counting games. Mrs Gordon set a challenge for every person in the school to choose their favourite word in another language, P3A had a great variation - ... Continue reading "P3A Love Languages...and Time"
The children have been amazing this week and coped so well with the changes of classrooms, where they line up etc. We are now back in our own classroom with a lovely, new green carpet and woe betide anyone who messes it up! The highlight of the week was the visit from the Vikings Cathbad ... Continue reading "Vikings for a Day in P4B"
This week we have been celebrating "Scotland Loves Languages" with our P7 Language Ambassadors who came to teach us a French lesson involving our numbers. We practiced counting forward and backwards up to thirty and then played a variety of games to improve our counting and pronunciation skills. We then chose our favourite foreign language ... Continue reading "P3B Week commencing 3rd February 2020"