Primary 6m Miss Steele

The teacher in Primary 6m this year is Mrs Morton.     

I would like to welcome you all back after our October break. Where did the week go?!  We are all set for term 2, and the run up to Christmas!

I hope your child will have an enjoyable, hardworking and exciting first term in primary 6.  This newsletter is to outline some of the learning, which will be taking place this term, and to give you useful information.

 

Literacy

The children will continue to learn and revise spelling rules/families and looking at tricky and common words to spell using the Active Literacy approach. We will also be using the new reading strategies to gain a deeper understanding of the books we read. This term the focus is on Functional writing and we will be completing a variety of letters, recipes etc. on a Tuesday morning.

Numeracy

This term we will be revising our number work and looking at angles, fractions, decimals and percentages. We will also be trying to improve our mental maths by taking part in CLIC sessions and taking part in mental maths games, which the children love!

Health and Well-being

This term in Gym, we will be focusing in on Football in the MUGA and Gymnastics with Mr Paterson on a Thursday. We will also be taking part in some social dancing during gym time and working with a partner to learn new dances. We will also be looking at Planning for Choices and Change and our mental, physical and emotional health in class.

Modern Languages

This term we will continue to study French – we will be revising the basic greetings, colours, calender e.g. days of the week, weather and looking at classroom objects.

Social Studies

We will be spending some time finishing off our Titanic topic at the start of term 2 and then we will begin our new topic, which is an EU country study and comparison. We will decide on a country together as a class to compare with our own and we will develop a deeper understanding of other cultures.

Science

This term we will be looking at Forces, Electricity and Waves and using TigTag to watch videos, take part in individual and group tasks and plan and set up experiments.

RME

This term we will be finishing off learning about Christian stories from the bible and will be looking towards how Christmas is celebrated around the world.