Primary 5

P5 are excited to be back after the Christmas holidays and we have lots of interesting work ahead of us.

We have begun this term by focusing on a mini Scottish topic looking at authors. We looked at traditional Scottish tales involving kelpies and then got really stuck into the first Harry Potter book. We are doing lots of literacy and drama activities in relation to this text. We have even made our own wizard families and have designed our own wizard houses inspired by the artist Hundertwasser. Our display looks fantastic – who know what we will add to it next!

We also looked at Scottish authors through poems and songs. We all worked very hard to learn the poem “Lament of the lost dinner ticket” by Margaret Hamilton. Two of us will recite this poem during our Scottish sharing assembly. We also all learnt “The Jeely Piece Song” which we are very enthusiastic about Jand this too we will share at our assembly.

For literacy we are turning our attention to functional writing including diary entries, instructions and persuasive writing. We continue to work on strategies to help us with our spelling and reading. One of our New Year’s Learning Resolutions was to write using cursive letters. We are working very hard at this just now and our handwriting is really beginning to improve. In Numeracy we are working on fractions before moving onto look at money. We are continuing to improve our mental maths skills and strategies on a daily basis. In health we are busy learning about nutrition and safety and hygiene to keep our bodies safe and healthy. Ask us about our bread experiment!

Along with P4 we are taking part in this year’s Fife Festival of Music. We have chosen two songs to sing. We are sounding terrific and are looking forward to taking part in this Festival.

We are very excited to have an overnight trip to Fordell Firs this term as part of our Outdoor Learning. We are looking forward to seeing what activities and challenges we will find there.

We are all looking forward to a busy and exciting term.

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