Primary 6H

The final term of Primary 6 is here!

Firstly, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for attending the ‘Joyning the Learning night’ in April. We hope that you enjoyed the World War II performance and learned lots of interesting facts! The children were actively involved in preparing for the event and we were very proud of their achievements. The children were highly motivated throughout the topic and worked co-operatively with others on research tasks. They enjoyed learning about The Clydebank Blitz, evacuation, defence measures and key figures during the war. The children produced outstanding projects on different topics of war and they appeared to enjoy the challenge.

This term will be a very exciting and indeed memorable one for the children, as many of them are off to Lendrick Muir in May. They will participate in fun outdoor activities during the day and then relax with their friends in the evening. We wish them a very enjoyable experience and hopefully they won’t miss school too much!; Many of the children have already embarked on their cycling proficiency which takes place on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure all children bring their bike to school on the day and are reading their safety booklet regularly.

In maths, the children will further develop their knowledge of percentages. This will involve children finding the percentage of a shape which is shaded and calculating the percentage of a quantity.  They will explore the concept of volume/capacity and will revise reading scales marked in 100ml, 50ml, 20ml and 10ml divisions, so get them measuring for you !  The children will be introduced to bearings and the associated three-figure notation, for example 090◦. They will estimate and measure angles to the nearest 5 degrees.

In language, the children will continue to work on Ginn reading and they should be encouraged to read more complex texts at home. The children must try to extend their written responses by using evidence from the text to support their opinions. Please encourage your child to revise his/her weekly spelling on a daily basis and to ensure homework tasks are completed to a high standard.

The children are undertaking a science topic this term entitled‘Materials from our Planet’ and are already enjoying being scientists in the classroom! They will be investigating the differences between solids, liquids and gases and exploring the terms ‘soluble’ and ‘insoluble’. They will develop skills in making reasoned predictions about a possible outcome, planning for a fair test and recording their findings in a scientific report.

The children will soon take home their Personal Learning Plans to share with you their targets in Language, Maths, Health and Personal &Social Development. Please discuss with your child the next steps in their learning and the importance of maintaining a positive attitude towards school.

We wish the children all the best in their final term this year!

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Hendry/Mrs Kenny