Already in the first week back, we have been very busy on a number of different things. We looked last week at how to create attractive leaflets and brochures, as well as learning to make some very unusual pictures in artwork. In addition, we filmed our 2012 Schoolovision video around the village and we should be able to see the results of this in the next couple of weeks.
Looking ahead, we plan to continue to concentrate on various types of writing this term, allowing the class to develop their own styles of writing as they tackle a variety of genres. Looking back through the writing jotters, we have written some very diverse pieces in the three terms up until the Easter break! We will also on a weekly basis try to look at a piece of writing for comprehension purposes, to strengthen our understanding of different types of written work. As well as this, we’ll revise some things we have come across before, and continue to think about how we can improve the overall quality of our grammar and punctuation.
In maths, we have already looked at information handling this term, and we have been learning more about the terms mean, median, mode and range this week. We’ll look at volume and 3 dimensions, as well as revising lots of things we looked at earlier in the year too.
We are just starting a new project called Travelling Green, which takes a truly multi-disciplinary look at the ways we travel to and from school. This project is very diverse, so it will consider social and scientific aspects as well as looking at healthy eating and how we can become fitter. It includes mapping work, which will strengthen what we learned from last term, and language work, where we look at poetry! Truly diverse!
Over the next few weeks in P.E. Mr Clelland will be looking closely at who might be considered for the annual East Lothian Sports team at Meadowbank, which takes place at the end of May. Today, he was assessing the children in their long-jumping techniques, so I hope that some of P5/6 are successful in gaining a place in the team for Meadowbank.
I have today given out homework, asking the children to plan a presentation or talk to give to the class, which is due for Monday 14th May. There is a sheet which gives advice about what I am looking for. Be aware that each week, the class receives spelling homework, reading in their groups, and where appropriate maths homework. From time to time, I also ask for other things to be done, such as this talk, or other research things from the internet or which might be project-related.
Can I please remind everyone again that we have gym each week on a Tuesday and a Thursday, so everyone needs to have their P.E. kit on these days. Miss Traill will continue to work with the class on Wednesdays and Miss Turbayne will continue with the violinists on Thursday afternoons.