P6 2021-2022

Term 4 Update

Primary 6 are here with an update on how term 4 has been going so far.


We are really enjoying our frozen landscapes context for learning. We have been learning about Antarctica this week. We have learned about the different habitats, plants and animals that live there and have written reports based on our learning. Next we are going to learn more about the explorer Ernest Shackleton and his famous journey on his ship – Endurance.


P6 have been working through measurement and finding lots of ways to link our learning to real life. We have estimated the length and dimensions objects in the playground and then used different instruments to measure these objects accurately and see how close we were. We are also converting between different units of measurement and using mental maths to do this in our head.


As part of our context for learning we are engaging in texts that link to our frozen landscapes. We have used the book ‘Our Planet’ by David Attenborough and watched the episodes which link to the book to further extend our knowledge of frozen landscapes. We have used the information to write non-chronological reports on Antarctica and will be reading about Ernest Shackleton in the next few weeks. We still use accelerated reader every day for personal reading time and enjoy using my rising star for homework tasks.

Health and Wellbeing

Primary 6 continue to take part in weekly P.E lessons – we are focusing on striking and fielding games at the moment and are finding lots of different ways to play rounders whilst incorporating other sports such as – basketball rounders, tennis rounders and football rounders. As well as staying active, we know it is important to feel healthy too and we use the SHANARRI wheel to help pinpoint areas that we can focus on to keep an eye on our wellbeing.

Thank you for your support – we will be back with our next update soon,