Primary 5/6 with Mr Leslie and Mrs Komar

Welcome to the class page for Primary 5/6. You will find our most recent timetable and newsletter attached. We will also use this space to post a few updates, including what we have been learning about in class.

Term 4 Newsletter

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Term 4

This term Primary 5/6 are learning about the Olympics. You can access the official website for the summer games by clicking on the following link: Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Sports Quiz

Judo

22.04.16: Today we had a visit from Gordon (Head Coach at Ultimate Judo). Primary 5/6 had lots of fun learning some basic Judo moves and techniques. Gordon also taught us a little about about the history of Judo and the Olympics. We got to hold replicas of some olympic medals too! 

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Primary 5/6

Primary 5/6

 

 

 

 

Our Rights Respecting Class Charter. We have selected Articles 12, 14, 28, 29 and 31 to focus on.

Our Rights Respecting Class Charter. We have selected Articles 12, 14, 28, 29 and 31 to focus on.

Click below for our updated Class Timetable 

Term 4 Timetable

Primary 5/6 Newsletter Term 3

 

Our Class Charter (RRSA). For more information on the UNCRC open the link below, or click the Rights Respecting School tab on Charleston School’s Website (at the top of this page). 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Our class Maths Wordle

Maths Week

21.03.16: This week Charleston School is celebrating Maths. Over the next four days, there will be lots of discussions about Maths, different Maths tasks to complete and many visitors to our class- highlighting how Maths is used in their jobs/lives. This morning we welcomed Mrs Stewart who talked in depth about how important a good knowledge of number was in her line of work and for the company she works for. Whether it be investments or pensions, the pupils of Primary 5/6 really grasped how relevant calculations, percentages and place value (to name just a few) were to Mrs Stewart’s daily working life. The class asked several good questions, but we were challenged by a few difficult sums by Mrs Stewart too! Afterwards, Primary 5/6 wrote down words they associated with Maths and we made a ‘Maths Wordle’ together. This afternoon Maya, from NOV, came to talk to us about the Oil Industry and relevant Maths links. We learned about speed, distance and time, and the importance of understanding shape and the relationship between a radius and circumference. It was a very active session and again, it was easy for the children to see just how many different Maths skills can be required for the workplace. We thank Mrs Stewart and Maya very much for their time, preparation and valuable input today! We all very much appreciate it. 

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Speed, Distance and Time.

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A knowledge of Maths is vital to Maya and the Oil Industry. Primary 5/6 watch a small clip about the Maths required to source oil.

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Making a circle: Pupils make links to topical maths, drilling and the Oil Industry.

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Pupils work out how to measure the length of a circumference.

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Primary 5/6 learn about the importance of numbers, finance, calculations, fractions, decimals and percentages in Mrs Stewart's line of work.

Primary 5/6 learn about the importance of numbers, finance, calculations, fractions, decimals and percentages in Mrs Stewart’s line of work.

Place Value into the billions!

Place Value into the billions!

23.03.16 Today we welcomed three more visitors to our class: Richard from NOV, Mr Rennie from Transocean and Mr Campbell from TaxiCall Aberdeen. Again, Primary 5/6 were intrigued and inquisitive about the jobs our visitors had and how Maths was a necessary skill to them. From looking at drilling parts and estimating how much it costs to run an oil rig on a daily basis, to working out taxi fares and change- the talks, discussions and activities were all highly engaging. We continue to enjoy learning from and talking to our visitors. Thank you!

Thanks to Mr Campbell, we now know who to call for a lift! Pupils also enjoyed playing 'Taxis' this afternoon.

Thanks to Mr Campbell, we now know who to call for a lift! Pupils also enjoyed playing ‘Taxis’ this afternoon.

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Primary 5/6 had to do some very tricky calculations, as we learned about the costs of buying and renting parts.

Primary 5/6 had to do some very tricky calculations, as we learned about the costs of buying and renting parts.

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After learning lots about oil rigs and running costs, Primary 5/6 took the opportunity to ask further questions.

After learning lots about oil rigs and running costs, Primary 5/6 took the opportunity to ask further questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.03.16- Charleston School welcomed parents and carers today for a Maths Open Afternoon. Below are some of the pictures from Primary 5/6.

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18.03.16: Congratulations to the boys and girls of Primary 5/6! We all ran a mile (at least) for Sports Relief. Well done!

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The Soil Lab: Primary 5/6 became ‘scientific investigators’ today as the ‘Soil Lab’ visited Charleston School. Mr Allan Patterson helped teach P5/6 (and Mr Leslie and Mrs Komar) all about soil by setting up 9 fun and active practical experiments for us to complete. We had to make predictions, draw conclusions, test materials, measure volumes, study earthworms, compact soil, sort items for recycling and explore acidity. We developed lots of skills today and all pupils should be very proud of their enthusiasm and efforts.

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06.03.16: One in a Minion?

Primary 5/6 are proud of the cards they made in class to give to someone special (à quelqu’un de spécial). I hope everyone remembered to deliver them today! 

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18.02.16: Primary 5/6 were all issued with new homework books today. At the back of these jotters there is an updated Spelling Activity List for practising spelling words at home. There are two links below. A link to the new Activity List and a link that will direct your to the Puzzle Maker site which will allow pupils to complete the ‘Word Search’ task on an ICT device. 

Puzzle Maker

Updated Spelling Task List 2016

11.02.16: Primary 5/6 have started exploring fractions. Today we used our Numicon resources to help us visualise equivalent fractions. We made a chart in our Numeracy books to refer to. How many halves make a whole? How many quarters make a half? How many eighths make a quarter? These are the sort of questions we should now be able to answer. Over the next couple of weeks some Numeracy groups will continue to practise identifying and comparing fractions. Others will be focussing on strategies for making equivalent and simplifying various fractions.  

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09.02.16: To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, P5/6 enjoyed some pancakes. They didn’t last long…..

 

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Game Links 

Numeracy

Hit the Button

Water Slide Addition

Multiplication

Times Tables Grid

Sum Sense – Division

Sum Sense- Multiplication

Ipad Maths

ICT Skills 

Dance Mat Typing

05.02.16: During our ICT time today, pupils in Primary 5/6 enjoyed exploring some ICT Numeracy games. The most popular have been added to our class page (above). Have fun trying to beat your personal best scores/ times! Mr Leslie : )