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P6/7 update

A fabulous week of learning in P6/7!

In their writing pupils all created incredibly descriptive writing in the context of Chinese New Year poetry. Each piece packed full of onomatopoeia, similes and metaphors and is available to view on SEESAW.

Our class have focused on exploring the ancient Terracotta Warriors and compared these to the beliefs of other civilisations around the same time. Next week we will be exploring Chinese myths and writing our own fortunes. We will also explore feng shui and create lucky coin strings to bring home.
Feng shui is an ancient practice that claims to use energy to harmonise individuals with their environment so I am certain the class will be interested in this and help build a safe and happy ethos for everyone in our classroom.

In Numeracy, the class have worked on using multiplying by more than one set of 10 using a 2 step approach expanding the calculation, for example 20 x 3 becomes 2 x 3 = 6 x 10 = 60, some of us looked at multiplying by 2 digit numbers eg 26x 3. Well done everyone for taking the next step in their learning.

Our science-based context for P7 is a focus on chemical and physical changes.  P6 are investigating cells and compared a basic animal and plant cell.

Our Spanish lessons have included revision of introducing ourselves, numbers, days of the week and colours.

Congratulations to Rosie, Rebecca F, Rebecca G, Caleb and Aiden who successfully applied, interviewed for and gained a place in our school Tech Team. The P7s helped with the interview process.  Pupils are now responsible for completing duties 2.45pm-2.55pm each day on a week on/week off rota. 

Well done to everyone who presented a short speech for a House Captain/Vice Captain role. I am extremely proud of all of you!

Good luck with the results and remember that if you are not appointed in the role you sought that every Captain/ Vice Captain needs a good team – so be a great team player and enjoy the year!

A special mention for Rosie for achieving the social target award this week 'I can show kindness to others'.

Sunday is Roald Dahl Story day and by now, hopefully you know I am an avid reader, I will be reading the BFG in class next week as it is one of my favourite books written by this author. If you have your own copy please bring it in,

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Watt