Primary 6/7

Primary 6/ 7

We have all settled well into class this year and are ready for the exciting and challenging times ahead. We will be attending St. Ninian’s to take part in a variety of lessons to prepare us for moving on to High School. Later in the year the Primary 7 children will visit their chosen High School where they will follow their S1 timetable.

Maths

PRIMARY 6

In maths the Primary 6 children will be exploring 2D and 3D shape and learning the mathematical language to describe their properties. The will be looking at a wide variety of ways of presenting data. They will carry out their own surveys, collate and present their findings before presenting them to the class. Using a wide range of timetables electronically and paper-based they will plan events and activities, making time calculations as part of the planning. They will be solving many real life maths problems covering all the four processes. Activities will include active, independent and group tasks.

PRIMARY 7

In maths the Primary 7 children will illustrate the lines of symmetry for a range of 2D and 3D shapes, applying understanding to create symmetrical pictures and patterns. They will use the common units of measure, convert between related units of the metric system and carry out calculations when solving problems. Using real life scenarios they will work on practical tasks and investigations involving times events and will explain which unit of time would be most appropriate to use. They will be solving many real life maths problems covering all the four processes. Activities will include active, independent and group tasks.

 

LITERACY

This year we will be using a wide variety of resources for literacy. We will be developing our skills in personal, imaginative and functional writing and the children will be given the opportunity to experiment with new styles i.e. parody.

Our class novel this year is ‘I Am David’, which will be a good introduction to our topic World War II. The children will also be working on a newly introduced reading scheme later in the year.

The children will continue to participate in handwriting lessons as well as listening skills activities.

 

TOPICS

This year our topics are as follows:

Kirkintilloch – This topic will allow the children to learn about their home town. The area has a varied and rich history especially in the field of industry. They will have the opportunity to go on a walk-about Kirkintilloch day which will be led by a local historian.

World War II – The children will learn about what life was like in pre-war Britain and the events which led to the start of the global conflict. They will be focussing on the Home Front but will also learn about some of the important battles and events surrounding the Holocaust.

The final topic has yet to be confirmed.