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My goodness it is hard to believe it is Friday again. I'm sure many of you are all delighted with the news this week that we will be able to meet up with some family and/or friends over Chrstmas. 
This week has been very busy in Primary 5. We have completed our last piece of work for our lapbooks where we wrote a persuasive report about why deforestation is a threat to our planet. The children are all working really well with the structure of this type of writing and we will be practising this further in the run up to Christmas with some Christmas themed pieces of persuasive writing. This week we have also started to develop our skills in answering inferential comprehension questions, and in using apostrophes.
In Numeracy, we have continued to learn different strategies for subtraction and the children are now developing their own preference for a strategy. In Mental Maths we have been developing our speed and accuracy in doubling, and using this to calculate near doubles. 
Thank you so much for the great response to our plea for old books to use in our Christmas craft. We now have a good number of books, but another few wouldn't go amiss.
You will hopefully have seen some posts on Seesaw put on by your child this week. We are delighted to have our i-pads back and available to use again. You will also have seen on Seesaw that there is an alternative homework task for this week. We are hoping to restart our Rights Respecting Pupil Voice Group in school. If your child would like to be the Primary 5 class representative, they should prepare a short presentation to make to the class on Monday persuading the class that they would be the best person for this role. The class will vote for their own representative.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Haddow