Thursday 16th of May
Martin and Fergus took the pictures, made the slideshow and wrote this message. The slideshow is of our green card treat which everyone enjoyed. There were a wide range of toys brought in and everyone enjoyed their choc-ice!
P5 Green Card Treat Reward on PhotoPeach
Wednesday 15th May – Rainforest Rangers!
Today we took part in a Gerneration Science / Animal Magic workshop called Rainforest Rangers. John Muir loved learning about wild creatures so this was our opportunity to handle some real live animals!
Everybody had the option to hold a Giant African Land Snail, a snake and a baby hedgehog. There was also a Parakeet which 4 people got to hold and we all saw him flying some laps around the classroom.
Here is a slideshow of photographs from our session.
Generation Science / animal magic on PhotoPeach
Tuesday 14th May
Primary 5 are just recovering from a very tiring health week last week.
P5 have achieved their green card target of 500 green cards. Green cards are awarded for tidy tables/classroom, good behaviour, being kind and helpful and working hard. They have chosen to have free play outside with toys from home and ice-cream as their reward. This will be happening on Thursday 16th of May. Please only bring in toys that you are happy to be outside, and no electronic devices or games.
Wednesday 8th May
Another very busy day in P5! Today we had Tae Kwon Do and street dance taster sessions as part of health week.
We also had day 2 of Bikeability. Today we were learning how to ride our bikes safely in a straight line while signalling with one arm. We learned how to signal for right hand and left hand turns as well as how to signal to other road users that you are slowing down. Everyone had the opportunity to have a go on the pretend road layout we have on the tarmac area.
Bikeability day 2 on PhotoPeach
Tuesday 7th May
Here is a slideshow of photographs from our Club Golf game session this morning.
Club Golf – Game session 7.5.13 on PhotoPeach
This afternoon we had our first Bikeability session. We learned:
*The starting procedure (pedal to two o’clock, look, signal, ‘lifesaver’, then go!
*Controlling our bike at slow speed.
Tomorrow we will be learning how to overtake a parked vehicle and signalling at junctions, as well as continuing to practise our cycling skills with fun activities. We might even have another ‘slow race’!
Bikeability day 1 on PhotoPeach
Thursday 17th April
Welcome back after the Easter break!
Yesterday our class newsletter went out via e mail along with a calendar of our P5 John Muir Award activities. I hope you are all excited about the fun term ahead of us!
John Muir loved wild places. Next week we will be thinking more about ‘wild places’. If you have any photographs of a ‘wild place’ you have visited, you could bring it in to school next week. It could be a place you have been on holiday e.g. a nice beach, a pretty hill, a river, a forest or woodland. Any outdoor place that you enjoyed being in! I look forward to seeing your pictures.
Tuesday 19th March
Despite the horrid weather, P5 had a fantastic day out at Edinburgh Castle’s ‘Rebels and Redcoats’ workshop. We learnt about what life was like for a Redcoat soldier living in Edinburgh Castle and what it would have been like for Jacobite prisoners.
Edinburgh Castle ‘Rebels and Redcoats’ 19.3.13 on PhotoPeach
Friday 15th March
A big well done to the P5 entry for ‘Longniddry’s got talent’ in aid of Comic Relief. ‘Silly Spies’ won first place!
Monday 11th March
Here is a slideshow from our rugby training session this morning.
Indoor rubgy training 11.3.13 on PhotoPeach
We have an exciting last 2 weeks of term planned with lots happening!
-On Wednesday 13th and 20th we have drama workshops as part of our work on John Bellany.
-On Thursday 14th March the Battle of Prestonpans trust is coming in to school to do a Jacobite workshop with the class.
-On Tuesday 19th March we are visiting Edinburgh Castle as part of our Jacobite topic. If you have not returned your form yet please bring it in to school ASAP.
Also, a little reminder that the book fair will be in school on Tuesday 12th March.
Monday 25th February
Today we had our first rugby training session. It was great fun. We need to work on remembering to pass the ball to a team mate who is behind us!
Rugby Training 25th Feb on PhotoPeach
Our next rugby training sessions are on Monday 4th March and Monday 11th March.
Thursday 7th February
Today we took part in the John Bellany exhibition follow up workshop in school. Here is a slide show of us working hard and some pictures of some of the finished pieces. Our work will be framed and displayed at the ’3 harbours’ festival in May/June this year. More details to follow!
John Bellany follow up workshop on PhotoPeach
Friday 1st February 2013
Hello! It’s Freya M and Olly here!
We have some news we would like to share with you about the playground. This week we were playing football. The people who were playing were: Freya M, Gregor W, Gregor T, Dillon, Ben, Hamish and Calum. The score was 0-0 but it was still really fun. Here are some comments from P5:
Anna; “I think it went well even though it was raining.”
Archie; “it was alright apart from we went in early.”
Hamish; “that game was really good and fun”
Freya M; “we got soaked!”
That is all hope you liked our web page update.
Monday 14th January 2013
Today we went to the John Bellany exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery. We had a brilliant day. Below is a slideshow of photographs so you can see what we got up to.
John Bellany Exhibition 14.1.13 on PhotoPeach
Wednesday 16th January
Today we had a free drama taster session from The Drama Mill. It was a really fast paced session with fun games and improvisation activities. All pupils were given a letter to take home from The Drama Mill about an after school Drama class. There is a slideshow below with pictures of our session today.
The Drama Mill taster session 16.1.13 on PhotoPeach
Monday 7th January 2013
Welcome to the P5 Page!
After the October holidays we started our topic on Africa. As part of this topic we took part in the Malawi Rice challenge. We had to sell 90 1kg bags of fairtrade rice which would allow one child in Malawi to go to High school for one year. Our challenge was a huge success and the children really enjoyed it!
Our main topic this term is the Jacobites, however we are kicking off the term with a mini topic on local artist John Bellany. This will involve a class trip to the Scottish National Gallery on Monday 14th January where we will have a guided tour of the exhibition and take part in a workshop. We will then have a follow up workshop in school on the 5th of February. The organisers of these exciting workshops are hoping to include the pupils’ artwork as part of an exhibition during the
3 Harbours Festival in May/June at Prestongrange Museum.
Our Jacobite topic will involve developing an understanding of what life was like in the 18th century, learning about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Battle of Prestonpans. We will be going on a trip to Edinburgh Castle on the 19th of March to take part in a workshop called ‘Rebels and Redcoats’. We are also hoping to have 2 in school visits from the Battle of Prestonpans trust, but dates for this are still to be confirmed.
We will be focussing on creative writing and will be looking to improve our use of vocabulary, punctuation and structure to grab our readers attention.
In reading we will be learning to identify the main idea in a text and to summarise. We will practise answering literal and inferential questions and write some questions of our own. We will also be looking at some Scots poetry and will have a go at learning and performing a poem.
We will continue to look at the behaviours we should see and hear in a good quality audience and in good quality group discussion. We will also be looking at note taking while we are listening.
Numeracy Focus—set out below are the skills we will be focussing on this term.
Shape, position and movement.
*Investigate and discuss the properties of 3D shapes using appropriate vocab
*Investigate and discuss the relationship between the radius and diameter of a circle
*Create a circle pattern using compasses
*Know and understand the terms face, edge, side, corner, angles, vertices, diagonals, radius, diameter, circumference, scalene, isosceles, right-angled
*Know that the faces of 3D shapes meet to form edges, and edges meet at a vortex
*Investigate different nets for 3D shapes and make a variety of skeletal and solid models of 3D shapes using different materials
*Use methods and drawing implements to accurately draw 2D shapes
*Be able to calculate the area of a 2D shape and the capacity of simple 3D shapes
*Know the different types of angles (right, acute, obtuse) and be able to measure them accurately using a protractor
*Continue to develop quick recall of multiplication and associated division facts.
*Continuing to develop a range of mental and written strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
*Know which strategy to apply when tackling a word problem.
Health and Wellbeing
In PE we will begin by learning some Scottish dances. We will continue to have PE with Mrs Mason on Thursday mornings.
During our circle time activities, we will be:
Learning to develop a sense of our own skills, interests, abilities and targets and learning about the importance of valuing all members of the school community equally.
Identifying different emotions and thinking about when it is appropriate to and how to express our feelings.
Understanding how emotions are linked to behaviours.
Developing an awareness of dangerous substances.
Developing our knowledge of what to do in an emergency, basic first aid procedures and how to contact the emergency services.
Learn to develop a sense of their own skills, interests, abilities and targets
Learn to value all members of the school community equally
Mon 14th Jan -Visit to the Scottish National Gallery
Tues 5th Feb –John Bellany workshop (in school)
Tues 19th March –visit to Edinburgh Castle -“rebels and redcoats”.
Fri 8th Feb–finish for half term.
Mon 18th Feb—Return to school.
Wed 6th March & Thurs 7th March—Parent consultations