P5/6 – Mr Morley & Miss Inglis

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Thursday 4th February:

The past four weeks have felt like forty but we’ve all come through it just about unscathed!

A huge well done to everyone for all of your efforts since we’ve ‘been back’ after Christmas. This new way of learning certainly isn’t easy but we’ve been so impressed with all of your commitment.

This week we ended our mini-topic on Myths and Legends by looking at Doppelgangers with Miss Hutchens. You all clearly enjoyed learning all about them and, as you can see below, we even created our own!

Unfortunately, we’ll be back learning online for at least the first couple of weeks after February but until then you can have a week of chilling out and relaxing – you deserve it!

Mr Morley and Miss Inglis


Friday 29th January:

It has been another monumental effort from everyone in P5/6 this week. It has been great to see you all on the Teams meetings and, through all the work you are sending in, it is clear that you are all working so hard from home. YOU ARE BRILLIANT.

This week I thought I would post your amazing food pictures!

And here’s a couple of boats!

Have a great weekend!


Friday 22nd January:

We don’t care what anyone says…
P5/6 are the best…
Simple as!

Between you all, I think I must have marked around 150+ pieces of maths this week. It is a MONUMENTAL effort from everyone and we’re both so proud. Personally, I wanted to upload all the maths sheets you’ve done but Miss Inglis said the origami would make our blog look cooler so here they are!

And we look forward to the day when Nav creates his T-Rex face for us… You promised, Nav!


Scots Art Entries:

Below we have the latest entries for the P5/6 Scots competition. Feel free to send me any more entries and we can get them uploaded below before we choose a winner!


Friday 15th January:

What an EPIC first week. Nobody quite knew how this was all going to work but I honestly believe that P5/6 have smashed it in comparison to everyone else!

You dealt with all the teething problems on Monday and are now emailing away, posting images, sending in work and using Teams like pros!

Here are a few highlights from the week – there’s lots of Europe posters which I was very impressed with (I’m going to email you all individually today with feedback):

Just before we go we’d just like to say a big thank you from us to your parents this week for all the support they have given you and… THANKS TO THE WHOLE OF P5/6 FOR SMASHING IT!

Now forget about school and have a great weekend!
I’ll see you at 10:30am on Monday morning for a bit of maths!

Mr Morley and Miss Inglis


Tuesday 15th December:

The End of Europe…

No, we’re not talking about Brexit talks but instead the topic we have been looking at this term.

We’re still putting the finishing touches to our ‘Sway’ but you can take a look at it by clicking the link below.

https://sway.office.com/SGSEeg2fU194xP9W?ref=Link


Friday 27th November:

Fractions… and next week’s homework!

This week P5/6 have started our Fractions, Decimals and Percentages topic in maths which will lead us up until Christmas.

We started with an ordering fraction game and went onto create a fraction wall. This wall then helped us to identify ‘equivalent/equal fractions’.

As you can see on the front page, on Friday we set up 35 brand new iPads and as a ‘reward’ we got to play a fractions game where we built our own fractions and matched them with pictures.

They game helped to solidify this knowledge and will be their homework for next week too! It can be accessed by clicking below:

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/build-a-fraction/latest/build-a-fraction_en.html


Friday 20th November:

WE DID IT!

There was lots going on this week with Book Week Scotland however the biggest achievement of the week was when we stopped the stopwatch dead-on 10:00.000. We’ve been trying to do this since August!


Thursday 19th November:

Europe!

This term we have been learning all about Europe. Below you’ll find a few pictures of what we’ve been up to including:
– Using Atlases
– Research for Fact Files
– Using Microsoft Word
– Pop-Up Books

As the topic has been progressing, we’ve been creating a ‘Sway’. You can view this by clicking the link below and we’ll be updating every time we do something new! https://sway.office.com/SGSEeg2fU194xP9W?ref=Link


Tuesday 29th September:

All About The Maths!

As always, we have been continuing to blitz our times tables but we have also been…

on a treasure hunt around the school looking for maths questions!

creating flat 3D shapes using sticks!

…then upping our game and creating 3D shapes – we like to call it our little stonestickhenge! The picture below doesn’t do it justice!


Friday 18th September:

STEM!

Over the past two weeks P5/6 and P6A have been looking at different STEM challenges! The first one was to create a marble run, there was an aqueduct challenge for P6A and this week we had to make balloon-powered boats!

We’ve been working on the 5 key STEM skills; resilience, critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.


Friday 28th August:

A New Start in P5/6!

So this week was our first normal(ish) week in P5/6 as Mr Morley was back to do the maths and Miss Inglis was in control of the literacy! Despite the unpredictable weather, we have still been managing to get outside and what we thought we’d do is share some of things that have been going on this week…

  • We’ve got our Mr Men themed ‘back-up teams’ up on the wall – can you spot who everyone is!
  • In maths, we’ve learnt a few new games that can be played at home and at school. The first one was ‘Squares’ (see below) and the other was ‘Pig’.
  • When looking at children’s rights, we naturally ended up talking about Greg James’ Unpopular Opinions… Which naturally led to talking about ‘Playdays’… Which again, naturally ended up with P5/6 creating a ‘Peppa Pig’ themed Class Charter… How did this happen!

Tuesday 11th August:

Are you feeling excited?
Or maybe you are slightly nervous?
Happy to be going back to school?
Feeling cheery to see your friends again?
Or perhaps a little anxious?

Remember that all of these emotions are perfectly normal just now!

Since we sent out the Transition Passports in June we have had to jiggle about the classrooms in the school however we got lucky… because we are staying in the same room!

There will be lots of changes when you come into the school though but we don’t want you to worry as we’ll make sure we go over everything on your first day back. If you do have any questions then you could always ask your parents/carers and if they can’t answer them then we will when you return.

Below we’ve put a couple of reminders to help you out on those first days back…

  • You’ll be entering the school at the end of the school (where P6/P7 used to line up). We are the only class who will use this door and you will be able to come into school anytime between 8:35am-9:00am.
  • When you’re in the school just head straight along the corridor and then up the yellow staircase. There’ll always be a smiling face welcoming you each day… Unless Leeds have lost or Wicked! gets cancelled… again!
  • Because we are a couple of staff members short just now, for the first two weeks you’ll have Miss Inglis in class all the time! We are hoping Mr Morley will be able to pop in at some point though.

As you can see, we were sorting out the classroom layout yesterday and putting resources in all of your trays. The classroom is still looking ‘a little shabby’ at the moment but never fear it will be ready by the time you return. And if not… we’ll be getting you guys to help us out!

The school is NOTHING without you so we cannot wait to see you all and get started!

Enjoy the last day(s) of your holiday.

Mr Morley and Miss Inglis


Friday 17th July:

Prepare yourselves… I’ll still be talking about this in August…!


Thursday 25th June:

Welcome to P5/6!