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St Colman's Primary and All Saints' Nursery, Annaclone

Primary 6 - Mrs Loy/Miss McKay

      

        What is happening in Primary 6?   Term 3

English – We are learning to write in lots of different forms. We are going to write persuasive letters to encourage people to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, as this links in with our WAU topic. We will be writing instructions on how to make our Iron men and Iron women, just in case anyone would like to make one. We will also be taking part in debates on the importance of recycling.

Maths – We will be learning how to multiply and divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 and we will be measuring the length of the playground, the mobiles and the front car parking area and using our knowledge of decimals to convert from km to m. We will be learning about frequency graphs and how to find the Mean, Mode, Median and Range of a set of data. We will also be working on finding the perimeter, area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes (and we need to make sure we don’t get all these terms muddled up) We will also be learning how to find 20 % interest or 30% reductions on prices (hopefully we can use some of these skills to help work out the savings next time we go shopping) We use our learning to help solve problems and carry out investigations.

Science – Our topic is all about Reusing, Reducing and Recycling. We are discovering which things can be easily recycled and which are harder to recycle. We are learning that if we don’t Reuse, Reduce and Recycle we are using more Fossil Fuels and that will lead to Global Warming, plus these fuels are non-renewable so they will not last forever. We will also be learning about Renewable Energy and how it will never run out. We are also going to prove how easy it is to reuse materials, because we are going to create butterfly feeders out of plastic bottles and a desk tidy out of cardboard tubes. We will also be burying materials to identify which are biodegradable and which are not.

History – We are going to look at how rubbish was dealt with in the past. How archaeologists have found evidence of people’s lives through finding their rubbish. We are then going to research Reducing, Reusing and Recycling during World War Two, looking at rationing, Dig for Victory, scrap metal, Make do and Mend, black outs and fuel rationing.

P.E - We will be preparing for Sports Day, by practising our running, jumping and throwing skills. We can’t wait until the big day, as it is always brilliant fun and hopefully we’ll get the good weather we had last year. Don’t forget to come along to cheer us on. We enjoy keep ourselves very fit!

Religion - We enjoy learning how to help and respect others, through listening to and discussing stories from the bible and also through learning religion songs and by dramatizing some of the stories. We love showing the rest of the school our drama and singing skills at Assembly. We recently did an assembly about Jesus rising from the dead and we were fantastic, we hope you didn’t miss it.  

ICT – We know how to use the internet safely and how to research information for our topic. We can also save our research in textboxes, so we can add colour, borders and pictures and we can even create power points with the information we have collected. We are also using News Desk and have entered a competition on it. We are using IXL maths and we have answered thousands of questions. We used I pads as calculators for our money work and there are also numerous maths games we can use on them. We also use them to complete our Accelerated Reading quizzes and we can also write letters and create booklets on them.

Art- We will be making Iron men and Iron women from old card board boxes and tinfoil, because this ties in with our reusing topic. We will also be making wind turbines, as we have been learning about renewable energy.

Music - We sing lots of songs- including songs for Holy Communion and our recycling song for our assembly. We will be learning ‘The Eco Songs’- 3 is the magic number and RRR & It’s up to Me and You. Some of us also play the tin whistle, we are a very talented bunch.

Thinking Skills – Working with Others- We know how important it is to listen to other people to get good ideas and to work well as part of a team. We will have to use these skills during our debates and when we are researching our topic, as we generally work in pairs. We will need to use them during Maths investigations and even when we are making our butterfly feeders and desk tidies, as working with others makes things easier.

Assessment for Learning – We will be completing our SALF books this term. We will be choosing some of our favourite pieces of work, from many different areas of the curriculum, to place into our SALF books.

   

 

 

 

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