P5/6W February News!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all managing to stay safe and cosy in this very wintry weather!

First of all, P5/6W would like to thank everyone for coming to visit our classroom during the recent Open Afternoon. The class loved sharing their learning experiences and showing off their fantastic work!

We have had quite a busy few weeks in class with Fairtrade fortnight and completing our Rights Respecting tasks! Children will be learning about all things Fairtrade through a range of activities, talks from visitors and whole school assemblies. The class also went on a ‘Rights Walk’ throughout the school to see if they could spot the different rights that were posted along the way.

In addition, P5/6W have recently been learning how to use Google Classroom. The children are getting to grips with the basics by redrafting some of their persuasive writing. We hope to use this technology more as the children develop their confidence!

In our African Savannah topic, we have been learning lots about ecosystems, particularly food chains and life cycles. The children have also developed their knowledge of the water cycle by creating some beautiful illustrations to show the process. Last week, the class wrote informative reports about their favourite African animals including lions, black mambas, leopards, giraffes and elephants – they were fantastic!

P5/6W are finishing off studying their Scot’s text of the year: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane! We have done lots of interesting activities linked to the book – the children rewrote blurbs, translated parts of the text, researched the Scot’s author, Matthew Fitt and completed visualisation tasks.

Over the last few weeks of term, our topic work will focus on animal adaptions and the benefits of plants! We will be also starting to study Christianity and bible stories from the Old Testament.

P5/6W wish you all a fantastic weekend. I look forward to seeing you all again at parent meetings in the next couple of weeks.

Many thanks,

Miss Winchester