P5 spent the majority of last term on a very engaging and entertaining topic, in which they learned all about the Ancient Egyptians. Each child had the chance to study the geography of Egypt, the introduction of farming methods at that time, the social structure including the pharaohs, in addition to the gods worshipped at that time.
A number of excellent pieces of work were produced, including two very different pieces of writing on 'The Boy King' Tutankhamen and a number of lovely art creations, such as a watercolour of the Pyramids of Giza and a beautiful Egyptian necklace.
The pictures below represent the research completed for the creative writing encountered, this was undertaken using both computer and I pad, and additionally some photos of the completion of some Egyptian artwork.
A further video and set of pictures show children completing a PowerPoint presentation on a chosen Egyptian God. Each child confidently presented the research they had completed and taught their peers about their chosen deity. This proved to be a fantastic task in building confidence and it was completed to a very high standard by all.
P5 enjoyed attending a story afternoon at the Grove Library recently. This involved one story teller relaying the adventures of a number of characters from different lands. The children also had the opportunity to make their own story as a class. This proved very enjoyable!!
Happy New Year from P5
To truly welcome in the year 2017, P5 have discussed and set a number of New Year Resolutions, including attempting to be fitter and healthier and to eat more nutritious food. We have discussed the human body in terms of fitness, looking at simple measures such as Heart Rate to help our understanding of whole-body fitness. We have been taking part in circuit classes to hope to see an improvement. Please view some of the exciting and energy filled photos below....
WAU topic: Electricity
P5 have recently enjoyed learning about electricity, what it is, renewable and non renewable sources and the dangers associated with it. We completed an experiment involving the making of a complete circuit and performed very well as a team. Please have a look at the photos.
P5 Class Assembly
The children in P5 studied a little about New Zealand during their World Around Us topic on food and as a result of the Autumn rugby internationals currently on going, the discussion soon turned in that direction.
We researched and learned about the Haka, performed by the New Zealand rugby team and continued to learn about one individual, Jonah Lomu. As it was the anniversary of the death of one of the greatest players ever to play the game, a tribute was made to him by P5 during our assembly. If you watch the following media insert you will see a moving video and a fantastic Haka in his memory.
Well done P5!
For our Literacy event this year P5 were paired along with P1. The purpose of this event was to raise the standards of reading throughout the school, but also to develop good relationships with other pupils in the school. This proved to be a major success, with P5 coming together in their groups and performing exceptionally well as a team, with the focus placed firmly on the enjoyment of the story for the P1 audience. As a teacher, I was impressed with the empathy shown by the P5s and the desire to make the younger KS1 pupils feel very welcome and at ease in our class. When the story was finished some questions were asked by the P5s and additionally a nursery rhyme was taught and performed. The P1s who attended our class were extremely well behaved and listened to each story particularly well.
A very worthwhile activity for all !!!
Please view the photos and video to experience what it was like on the day.
P5 have had a wonderful start to the new school year and have settled back into school life really well. Each child is working hard in both Literacy and Numeracy, producing a great standard of work and showing great progress in many areas. Our topic this term is 'Food Glorious Food'. The children are enjoying learning, which countries around the world specialise in growing certain foods, how certain foods are healthier than others and how healthy eating and exercise are the key to a happy and healthy life.
At the minute P5 are trialling a new Physical Education initiative and are involved in a 'Mile a Day' challenge. Strictly speaking it may only be a kilometre a day, three times a week, but we will be enjoying the benefits of fitter and healthier children. We will reflect on this after the month is out and take on feedback from the children, to decide whether this activity should continue or needs to be altered to better suit our needs.
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