It has been a busy few weeks in P5, here are some of the things we have been up to.

In literacy we have had a little reminder, and a focus, on writing in sentences. We all need to make sure that we are answering comprehension questions fully in sentences as well as in our writing. We looked at what makes a sentence and how we could tell when to end one. Some of us then looked at using connectives to bridge two sentences together.

In writing we looked at non-chronological reports. We had great fun coming up with our own made up creatures (such as caramel snakes and milkyway unicorns) and writing detailed descriptions of their appearance, habitat and diet. As part of Book Week Scotland we watched a video by local author Corrina Campbell showing how she plans story books. We created plans for our own stories about inanimate classroom objects (such as pens, cones and rubbers) and will use these to create interesting stories that show the character overcoming a problem.

In maths and numeracy we have been looking at division and different mental and written strategies that we can use to solve division problems, such as short division. We have also explored using the RUCSAC method to help us solve written and out of context problems. RUCSAC reminds us to Read the question, Underline the important information, Chose the correct way to solve (+, – etc), Solve the sum, Answer the question then Check your answer. We have started to look at what we know about fractions and will be focusing on this, along with decimals and percentages, as we go forward.

In art we looked at using watercolours to create our own versions of Gustav Klimt’s tree paintings. We had to think about an Autumnal colour pallet and blending together colours to achieve a fallen leaf background. We also created collaborative poppy pictures for remembrance. For this we used oil pastels and worked on blending the pastels to create blocks of solid colours. Finally, we created a remembrance silhouette picture. We could chose either watercolours or oil pastels to create a blended sunset background which allowed us to develop what we had learned.

We have also worked on our own personal projects. This allowed us to research a subject we were interested in an put together a short presentation on this to show the rest of the class. Most people used Google Slides to support their presentations. Everyone did a fantastic job of presenting to the rest of the class, even when slightly nervous. Well done everyone!

In ICT we have looked at using Google Sites to create our own websites. We enjoyed doing this and will use this in future as a way to present our learning.

Here are a few pictures of our lovely artwork, enjoy!

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