Happy New Year from P5W!

Hello everyone and a belated Happy New Year to all. I feel like January has passed in a flash. The children have been involved in lots of fun and interesting lessons over the past few weeks!

Whilst the class have been with Mr Snedden, they have been learning about lots of fantastic stuff. The children particularly enjoyed some of the science experiments which include looking at liquid density and the PH scale. These experiments will link nicely to our new topic which related to the Physical World.

Throughout our Democracy topic, the children have been really enthusiastic and inquisitive. They have been learning about the features of democracy, constituencies, voting systems, Brexit and soon they will be creating their own political parties for our very own class election! This topic has also inspired our writing; namely balanced and persuasive arguments.

P5W have loved participating in hockey with Mr Macindoe. They have working on their passing and shooting skills. They particularly loved learning how to do the Indian dribble.

The class have begun to practice for their Scottish Opera performance called ‘1719!’ which is all about the Jacobite rebellion. The children have really enjoyed listening to the songs they will be performing and looking forward to practicing over the coming weeks. Performance dates will be communicated once confirmed.

Next week is World of Work week and we have lots of interesting visitors to come in and talk to the class about their careers and what they involve. We are hoping that this will spark lots of discussion and interest into what the children would like to be when they grow up! We also have Fairtrade Fortnight coming up and the theme will be chocolate. The Fairtrade group have been coming up with lots of fantastic ideas which will be carried out in class.

We are looking forward to showing you all our learning during our Open Afternoon on Wednesday the 27th February. There will be lots of cross curricular activities for you to get involved with, so you can see what we have been learning about!

From Miss Winchester and P5W 🙂