Primary 6m Miss Steele

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

All the children in Primary 6m have settled in well to class, all the children are looking so smart in their uniforms and are keen and ready to learn each day. Some of the children begun the term by running for Vice Captain and confidently created and presented a Powerpoint to the whole school at assembly. We are all so proud of the boys and girls and they all did an amazing job!

In Primary 6m this term we have started to learn the Active Literacy strategies to develop our reading and spelling skills, we have some new Reading strategies to learn and we are really enjoying using the Diacritical marking and the Elkonin boxes to learn our spelling families. We have been creating personal pieces of writing using a variety of openers, connectives, punctuation and trying to up level our vocabulary. 
In our Maths and Numeracy this term we are revising and learning our number and number processes such as reading up to 6 digit numbers, place value, the 4 operations, rounding and estimation and we will also be looking at symmetry this term. We are enjoying using the CLIC sessions daily to improve our mental maths skills and completing our weekly Beat That's to try to beat our score each week. 
We have been learning about substance misuse in Health and Well being such as the dangers of smoking and alcohol and the effects these can have on the body. Jill Travena has been visiting us every Wednesday to discuss our mental and social wellbeing and looking at happiness, confidence and anxiety and we have been learning lots of tools to help us when we find it difficult to manage our emotions. We attend gym on a Monday, where we are learning team games and sportsmanship and we also attend gym with Mr Paterson on a Thursday. 
Our topic this term is the Titanic and we are really enjoying learning about 'The Unsinkable Ship'. So far we have researched some of the key dates to create a Titanic timeline, created some fantastic line drawings of the ship, we are learning about the types of jobs they had on board and we have also been comparing life in 1912 to present life and looking at the similarities and differences. In ICT we have created fantastic fact files about the titanic and we are also learning some keyboard skills at the same time!
We have begun our French focus for this term which is classroom objects and the children have been learning these French words in fun and exciting ways! We will continue to practise basic French greetings each day to improve our vocabulary and pronunciation.