In p5 we are doing reading challenges. The bronze award is reading 3 or more Roald Dahl books like Charlie and the Chocolate factory, The Enormous crocodile, Matilda, Boy going solo, Danny the champion of the world, The twits, James and the Giant Peach, Giraffe, Pelly and me, Esio Trot etc. The silver award is reading books that John Muir would have been interested in e.g about the environment, travel, inventions etc. The third award is the olympic gold award which will be have an olympic theme.
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By Andrew and Matthew P5A.
During HEALTH Week a focus will be on bike and cycling safety.
Primary 5 pupils will be participating in the Ready Steady Bike Scheme and will bringing their bikes into school. They should have already checked that they are safe at home or with Dave from the bike shop who came into school to talk to us.
Please remember to bring your bikes and cycle helmets to school on: Thursday 26th August 2010. Please leave them near the front entrance where there the spaces are marked.
This is not Cycling Proficiency Training which takes place in primary 6. In the interests of safety, it is really important that primary 5 pupils do not cycle their bikes to and from school but are supervised by an adult in walking them to and from school, and also walking them within school grounds.
Thank you for your support.
Well we are all now back at school, fully refreshed after our 6 week holiday and straight into Health week. We are all enjoying a huge variety of activities across the school which we will keep you posted about on the different blogs.
In class today, all primary 5 classes have been looking at recipe books and voting on our favourites.
For homework this week we are asking you to bake or cook your chosen recipe at home for your family to enjoy or to bring it in and share with your class. Perhaps you could take a photo of the finished product or of you cooking/ enjoying eating it?
Remember to ask for permission and help with this task. Have Fun!
Primary 5A & 5C Pancake recipe. (voted as class favourite from Healthy recipe book) pancake recipe
Primary 5B Chicken Noodle Soup (voted as class favourite from Healthy recipe book)Chicken Noodle Soup
Today in our reading setting, the Primary 5 poetry group have been reading and exploring Cinquain poems. Just like Haiku, Cinquain is a form of poetry that has a fixed number of syllables. A Cinquain poem has 5 lines:
The first line must have 2 syllables,
the second line must have 4 syllables,
the third line has 6 lines,
the fourth line has 8 syllables
and the final line finishes with 2 syllables.
Like a Haiku poem, your poem should not normally rhyme.
Here is a poem we wrote together in class:
No school today
Play football in the park on Sunday
You can go swimming with your friends
Please have a look at some of the Cinquain P5 have written in the comments. They have chosen to write a poem exploring the themes of friendship, winter, anti-bullying, the seashore or Y Dance.
As part of the Reading Focus this term, some of Primary 5 have been reading and exploring different forms of poetry. Today, we have been learning all about Haiku, a Japanese form of poetry that has only 3 lines and 17 syllables in the format 5-7-5. The first line must have 5 syllables, the second line must have 7 syllables and the final line has 5 syllables. A Haiku poem does not normally rhyme but expresses a feeling or fleeting moment in time.
Here is one by Miss Smith entitled ‘Homework’:
Twenty children write
words, ideas, one line more,
there, done! Time to play!
Please have a look at some of the Haiku P5 have written in the comments.
In Reading today Primary 5 have been learning about Alliteration poems and how to write them. Here is one they wrote as a class, each pair shared a line
Crying crowds coming from California
Singers singing all about
Pushy parents dashing for their children
People pushing, people screaming
Famous friends sing for them
Rock and Rolling all around
People coming coolly then crying
Cheering and chewing happily
Scream and shout as he came out
Obama speaks his speech for the USA
People yelling, people yapping
for President Obama