Primary 6 –Term 3
The children this term have started their new novel, ‘Wonder’. It tells the incredibly inspiring and heart-warming story of August Pullman who has to face a lot of challenges in his life. Kindness is the main theme in ‘Wonder’. It helps us realize that a small, simple act of kindness can make a big difference, and we have the ability to CHOOSE KIND.
For the next 5 weeks we will explore our understanding of “Time” We will look at 12 and 24 hour conversion, time intervals, calendars and how to use timetables (for example buses, trains etc)
This Is Our Faith
The class have been revisiting the Seven Sacraments, learning about the signs and symbols. They have developed a deeper understanding of them and have reflected on how they strengthen our relationships with God and others.
Scots Dialect The children explored Doric and the Scots language in books, poems, and movies. We created a Word Wall for the new vocabulary we learned and then created mindmaps of all the things we believed were traditionally Scottish. We created poems in Scots to perform at our our Celebrating Scotland Assembly. Thank you to all who came to show their support and the children should be very proud of what they’ve accomplished. Ask your child; ‘Fit like?’
World War Two
Our focus has now shifted to Our Historical World. We will be looking at the life of children in Scotland during the second World War. We will create a Timeline of Scottish History and learn about what happened before and after the war. We will explore how day to day living in Aberdeen changed during this time – school, rations, evacuees, blackouts etc. We will be visiting the Gordon Highlanders Museum as part of the Arts Across Learning programme. Miss MacDonald has already visited our class with her grandmother’s cape. Her grandmother was a nurse during World War Two and Miss MacDonald told us about her Granny, her life, her work and about the badges covering the cape.
The P6 children were very lucky to be given insight into Chinese culture for the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat! We listened to a traditional instrument known as a Hulus (葫芦丝pinyin: Húlúsī). It is a flute made from gourd and bamboo. Next, we were split into groups where we created traditional Chinese firecrackers and practised Chinese calligraphy.
The Marine Biology students from the University of Aberdeen were also kind enough to visit Primary 6 to help raise awareness of ocean pollution and the sea life that are affected. The children experienced various stations to learn about food chains, wildlife in the ocean and the impact of human habits. We collected stamps on our certificates as we went around the stations.