Happy New Year from P6R!

Happy New Year from P6R!

We can’t believe it’s Term 3 already!  We are all glad to be back to school, having fun whilst working hard.

To start our fantastic new topic (African Savannah) we flew over to Africa in an aeroplane.  Miss Ross wasn’t the best of flight attendants, she didn’t even offer us a snack!  So far we have researched about the Savannah ecosystem, completed African animal symmetry and have started to learn about the 7 life processes as well as life cycles.

In P.E we have been learning some traditional Scottish Country dances such as The Gay Gordons, The Military Two Step and The Arcadian Strip The Willow.  We have also been lucky enough to attend Mr Macindoe’s gym – a special January deal offering exhausting circuits!

Within Literacy, our writing focus has been Persuasive Writing.  Where possible, we have linked our writing to The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  As Article 28 of the UNCRC states that children and young people have the right to education, we argued whether or not we thought secondary school should be compulsory.   In addition, linked to Topic, we have considered whether animals should enjoy rights too and have explored the following questions: Should animals be kept in zoos?  Should animals perform in circus shows?  Should animals be used for testing?  As well as writing persuasively, we have held class debates on these topics as part of our planning.  We all had lots of fun trying to prove our points.

We are making good progress with our Scots text, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane”.  Although it is tricky to read, some pupils have been brave enough to have a go and read out loud to peers!

Next Tuesday (6th February), Airyhall will hold an Open Afternoon to showcase learning in various areas of the curriculum.  We look forward to welcoming you into Room 15 and showing you what we have been up to since your last visit.

By Darcey Shearer and Poppy Banks