P6 have had an extremely busy term with lots of hard work, events, fun and team work.
We looked at lots of different maps this term, researched 6 different countries and made amazing displays of our leaning, which we shared with the whole school.
As part of our “Around the World” topic we also looked at food journeys and visited the new M & S where we found out all the different countries our food comes from. Did you know we get strawberries from Egypt and prawns from Greenland?
We have been studying the Scottish artist, Derek Robertson this term. He has painted some emotional and interesting abstract paintings about the migration of refugees and birds. Using watercolour, we painted a series of paintings, including art about refugees and the homeless. We were very lucky that Derek offered to come and visit us, demonstrating how to paint with watercolours and answering our questions.
Table tennis was so much fun this term and P6 really enjoyed their session. We now have a table tennis set to use at Golden Time!
We’ve enjoyed reading the new reading books we got recently and have been doing a lot of work using reading strategies this term. In writing we worked on improving our persuasive writing and some excellent work was produced!
On Pi Day, we celebrated outdoor maths with some giant coordinate and clock work, used the nursery mud kitchen, tyres and tubes to do some maths as well as being filmed for Education Scotland! We have worked hard with fractions, percentages and angles/compass work this term.
PC Cook spoke to us about Alcohol this term and we learned lots to keep us safe in the future. We took part in Chinese dance, music and art to celebrate Chinese New Year. Our Fizz, Pop, Bang science workshop was a lot of fun and we mixed different chemicals to try to create the fizziest mixture.
Well done to everyone for putting together a great assembly about the homeless and refugees. The highlight was the song, “The Streets of London” where we had soloists, glockenspiels, a xylophone, recorder, piano, flute, saxophones, oboe, clarinet and triangles, making up a brilliant P6 choir and band!
It has been a very good term and I have been impressed with how hard P6 have worked and the progress everyone has made.