Welcome back! After a long and hopefully relaxing summer break, all the children have settled back into school and are enjoying being our most senior class. Take a look at what will be happening this term.
Our Social Studies focus this term is on the African country of Ghana. We are looking into the culture, music, food, clothing and schools in Ghana, as well as learning about their currency, traditions and daily lives. We have even been writing to our Ghana pen pals, and are eagerly awaiting their replies!
The P7 children from our class have been invited to take part in an exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project with Stonelaw and the other cluster primary schools as part of our transition programme. They have been tasked with finding out about different types of energy, deciding on the one that impresses them most and then researching this further to create a poster, model and presentation. Our final assessment day will be later on in October. Good luck!
The children are continuing to use the Active Literacy approach to their spelling and reading work in Literacy, and there will be an opportunity for you to find out more about this as the year goes on – so keep your eyes peeled for more information.
Our class novel for the first part of the term has been ‘The Legend of Podkin One-Ear’ by Kieran Larwood, which we have thoroughly enjoyed getting our teeth into by using our analysing strategies – Visualising, Metalinguistics, Main Idea, Summarising, Prior Knowledge and Inferring. As the class finish this, they will be moving into group novels where they are working to apply these skills more independently.
Children will continue to develop their writing and storytelling skills alongside handwriting and grammar, through daily activities and games in class.
A reminder that our PE Days are Tuesday and Thursday, with Swimming being our Thursday afternoon PE Slot until the 14th November. We also have our residential coming up, which we are very excited about! Please remember to remind your child to check diaries and bags for letters every day, as there is lots going on this year and we need to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible.