This week we have been working really hard on our division skills. We have explored different strategies and used concrete materials to help us see when there is a remainder and some of us have also begun working on short division. In number talks we have started to look at negative numbers. We have also ... Continue reading "A busy week in P4A!"
A short week in P5, feels like it's over before it even started... Literacy and English In writing this week, we have been participating in BBC Radio 2's 500 Words competition. We were challenged to write a creative and imaginative story based on a specific object or image. In our planning we had to consider ... Continue reading "P5 Weekly Blog"
Here's a summary of our slightly shorter week than usual... Literacy and English This week in our shared reading of Holes, Stanley Yelnats has made his escape from Camp Green Lake. He stole the water truck before ironically crashing it into one of the holes he had dug. As he struggled through the desert he ... Continue reading "P5 Weekly Blog"
Here's what P5 have been up to this week... Literacy and English We have continued reading our shared texts Holes, exploring the theme of discrimination within the text. We were told of the life and crimes of Kissin' Kate Barlow, an old western outlaw in the story. After analysing her transformation from well-to-do school teacher ... Continue reading "P5 Weekly Blog"
What a busy week we've had in Primary 5, here's the full run-through... Numeracy and Mathematics This week we have been making connections in our learning between fractions, decimal numbers and percentages. We are now more confident in doing so and were able to apply this learning when faced with a series of multi-step word ... Continue reading "P5 Weekly Blog"
What a quick week! In Literacy, we have been learning the new digraphs, 'au' as in launch and 'aw' as in draw. We learned that, once again, there is unfortunately no set pattern to follow to work out which au/aw to use when we are spelling using this digraph but, as we have discussed before, ... Continue reading "P1B - Week ending 24th May"
Numeracy and Mathematics Over the past two weeks P7a have been extending their knowledge into Third Level algebra. This has included solving equations with negative numbers and fractions and solving inequations with inequality signs. We have even been beginning to expand double brackets and carry out the inverse of this by factorising expressions.We have also ... Continue reading "P7a Weekly Blog"
We have had a very busy week in P1b! In Literacy, we have been learning two new digraphs, 'oi' as in coin and 'oy' as in boy. We learned that 'oi' usually comes at the beginning or middle of a word and 'oy' mostly comes at the end. We did find quite a few exceptions ... Continue reading "Primary 1B - w/e 3rd May 2019"
This week in Literacy we have continued our revision of the sounds and tricky words we have learned this term. We have worked through a number of phoneme challenges, identifying words with the correct phoneme in them and blending the words together. In Dictation, we have been writing sentences incorporating a variety of digraph words. ... Continue reading "Primary 1B - w/e 5th April 2019"
This week in Literacy we have been revising all sounds and tricky words we have learned this term. Everyone had the chance to go over each of the digraphs and tricky words individually with Mrs Reid. As well as reading the digraphs and digraph words, everyone tried to write them too. We found this trickier ... Continue reading "Primary 1B - w/e 29th March 2019"
What a busy week in P7a, gone with a flash... Numeracy and Mathematics We have been further exploring concepts of Shape, Position and Movement this week in Numeracy and Mathematics, with a particular focus on both symmetry and 3D shape. At the beginning of the week, we took some time to consolidate our existing knowledge ... Continue reading "P7a Weekly Blog"
Numeracy and Mathematics We have been continuing to extend our knowledge of Information Handling this week whilst using a variety of methods to present samples of data, including frequency tables, cumulative frequency tables, bar graphs, line graphs, comparative line graphs and pie charts. We carried out surveys recording tally marks and frequencies before looking at ... Continue reading "P7a Weekly Blog"