May 2015 – The month ahead

Time flies when you’re having fun and that is most certainly the case in Primary 6. It’s hard to believe we are in our final term of the school year. May will provide new and exciting learning opportunities for the children.

Maths

For the coming weeks, our topic in maths will be money and finance. Through active learning, the children will further develop a sense of costs, values and pricing. Through class work and active homework activities, they will compare deals and offers and talk about what represents the best value. They will also develop their budgeting skills, planning and making choices for spending money.

Our focus in mental maths will be division facts and any opportunity to use their knowledge of division at home would be very beneficial.

Maths homework throughout May will continue to be based around money and finance. It will be a mix between active maths and Education City, mirroring the work being completed in class. Thank you for your on-going support with the children’s homework. Attached are some useful websites for additional learning opportunities.

http://www.everyschool.co.uk/maths-key-stage-2-money.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/money/play/

Literacy

Our literacy work in the next few weeks will be mostly based on our topic, which is weather, through poetry and personal writing. In addition, we will also continue to complete active literacy activities in regards to spelling and reading, engaging and challenging children’s thinking using real life situations. Homework in literacy will be based around Book Detective tasks alongside some topic research activities.

Topic

Our topic this term is Weather. The children previously completed individual research projects on climates in Europe and are eager to extend their knowledge about weather. They will explore extreme weathers and health and safety precautions taken in different weather conditions. They will learn about forecasting the weather and how different types of weather are recorded. They will also extend their knowledge of different climates experienced across the globe. Personal research tasks will be completed for homework.

Special Achievements

Well done to our classmate who received a merit in her recent ballet exam. We are all very proud of you!

Homework will continue to be given out on Friday and collected on Thursday. Our P.E day with Mrs. Armstrong is on Wednesday. However, children are encouraged to have their P.E. kits available every day as we are very lucky to have students from RGU providing sports coaching with us in the next few weeks. Also, a reminder that parent teacher meetings will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday, the 5th and 6th of May. I look forward to seeing you!