Primary 5 and 5/6 Blog (2019-20)


Story Massage!

Primary 5 had a very exciting afternoon. Mrs Flockhart visited our class to share her skills in ‘Story Massage’. She taught us some common massage strokes.

Mrs Flockhart then read a story to us about the rainforest with the massage strokes linked into the story. We practised using these on our partner’s back.

The class found the experience very relaxing!

P5 STEM Afternoon!

We had a great time with some of our parents and carers today (8th October) who came and joined us for a STEM challenge afternoon.

We have been comparing our lifestyle in Edinburgh to the people of the Rainforest and so our aim today was to design and create a platform on stilts that could support a Rainforest house. (A lego house)

The designs needed to be strong and sturdy enough to support the lego house while standing in water and be able to withstand a torrential downpour.

Each pair used their communication, collaboration, thinking, creativity and resilience skills to produce a variety of models.  It may have been chaos in the classroom but everyone was on task and had a great time.

Maths and Games in P5/6… (By Jennifer)

We have been making our own games about subtraction, addition and times tables.

We also had a a scientist who came in on Wednesday and builder who came in on Tuesday to tell us all about the maths they do in their jobs.

We also looked at some normal games and saw how maths was part with them on Monday with Mr Morley. For example, Monopoly, Uno, cards, Jenga, dominoes and chess.

Maths and Weather in P5A… (By Ben)

We made human graphs outside.

On Tuesday we had a builder who talked to us about maths in his job. On Wednesday we had a scientist in too and then on Thursday we had an accountant in.

P5 Author of the Month

It may be maths week but in primary 5 we are still focussed on our reading.

To promote reading for enjoyment we have a new Author of the Month, Roald Dahl. Always a favourite, even with Mickey!

Hopefully a few Roald Dahl books will appear on some reading challenges over the coming weeks.

Compass Points in P5A

P5 having been learning about the 8 point compass. Today they hid ‘treasure’ in the playground, then used their knowledge to give directions to a partner to guide them to the hidden treasure. They had lots of fun.

SPACE in P5/6!

As part of our Space topic, we have been doing lots of exciting things including…

Scavengers hunts, researching and making posters about planets in ICT, creating a human solar system, making timelines and, our favourite, making rockets!

Here is our Human Solar System…

And here is two of our rocket launches – your child’s rocket launch is now available on your child’s Learning Journal.

You can find out more about our topic as well as lots more work and pictures by clicking here and viewing our online ‘Big Book’.

Andy Warhol…

The P5/6 artist study is coming along nicely!

Put On Your Dancing Shoes…!

The children in P5A are enjoying some early morning dance to help get their brains ready for their day ahead. The class are full of enthusiasm and love showing off their best dance moves.

Co-Ordinates in P5A

The children in P5A have being learning about co-ordinates. We have read and plotted co-ordinates in up to 4 quadrants. Today the children applied their knowledge of co-ordinates to challenge one another to a game of battleships!

Pop Art in P5/6

We were learning about Andy Warhol’s style of art.

We coloured in a picture of Campbell’s Soup using lots of different colours.

Then we glued it on to paper and wrote two facts about him.