P6

Happy New Year! EM6 is all ready for another busy and exciting term.

Below you will find copies of both the term’s homework letter and grid.

 Term 3 Letter

P6 Term 3 2016/17

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to another successful and busy term in P6.

As previously, Claire Deplano is teaching on Mondays, and Tuesdays and Mrs Martin will be in class on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The timetable remains much the same, with continued opportunities this term to join other EM classes at assembly every fortnight to celebrate children’s achievements, sing together and review our school’s Golden Rules.

The homework routine remains similar, and pupils have again been have provided pupils with a homework activity grid detailing a range of activities which should be completed each week, in addition to extra tasks if children wish to do a little more. All homework on sheets or in the jotter should be checked and signed by an adult at home.

All children have the opportunity this term to take their core reading book home from school on a daily basis (diaries will indicate pages to be read). We appreciate any support you give to your child, whether reading books they bring from school or other material they read at home. Remind your child to keep a record of books read so they can receive their Reading Certificates. Some pupils are now working towards their Gold Certificate!

There will occasionally be other homework sheets or tasks and, as before, this will always be indicated in the homework jotter.

All homework on sheets or in the jotter should be checked and signed by an adult at home. Please remember to check and sign your child’s homework diary regularly. We check diaries most mornings and value your notes giving us any extra information you feel we should know about your child.

With thanks for your support,

Mrs Katie Martin & Miss Claire Deplano

P6 Class Teachers

Term 3 Homework Grid

P6 Homework Grid Term 3 2017

In the activity grid below you will find a range of homework activities for P6 pupils. Three activities are set: these are the weekly spelling, reading and maths activities: these are to be completed every week. There are 6 other suggested activities which link with this term’s work. It is up to you how many of these you do.  You might want to pick one and do it in great depth or you may want to do all six or you might be too busy with extra-curricular activities to complete any.  The choice is yours.

Robert Burns

 

*Listen and / or read some of Robert Burns’

poems and songs

 

Extras if you’re really keen:

 

*Learn a poem or song to perform to the class

Spelling

 

* Spelling words given weekly

* Practise words in any way that suits you

Europe

 

*List and Learn the capital cities of countries

in Europe

 

Extras if you’re really keen:

 

*Create a map of them

 

Valentine’s Day

 

Research how the tradition of Valentine’s day come about

 

Extras if you’re really keen:

 

* Make a Valentine’s Day card for someone

Reading

* Reading from the class reader may be sent

home for extra practise

* Choose a home reader from home, school or high school library (if you take a core reader home daily, read that too)

* Make time to read from your home reader

every day-it counts towards your reading

challenge!

NB Reading from newspapers, magazines and websites are also relevant forms of reading for enjoyment

Europe

 

*List 10 facts that you can find out about the European Union

 

Extras if you’re really keen:

 

*Write down some reasons why the Britain has decided to leave the EU

 

Easter

 

*Read the Christian Story of Easter

 

Extras if you’re really keen:

 

*Design and create your own Easter egg – it can be 2D or 3D

 

Maths

 

*Practise times table set in homework diary from your tables test in class

* Maths Minutes

St Patrick’s Day

 

*Research the history of St. Patrick’s Day

celebrations and find out 3 things about him

 

Extras if you’re really keen:

 

*Make a wordsearch using key words from

your research

Each week, we hope to post a blog about what we have been learning, our achievements and anything else we would like let you know about, both in and out of school.

We hope you enjoy reading about what we have been up to each week!

16th January 2017 –  By Gracie

Last week in assembly we were learning Scots and the song that we did was ‘Three Craws Sat Apon a Wa’ .

In Art, our class was doing a competition. The theme was transportation and a place. We had a fun time doing art.

Also last week, some people from P5 to P7 went and practised cross country. We went to the Muga to warm up, and then we went down to the King George to run around it!

Before the Christmas holidays we received some letters from a school in Knightswood, Glasgow. We never got to open the letters before the holidays because we were too busy with the Christmas concert and craft fair. We got to open them last week and they were lovely letters. They wrote to us so they could find out more about Skye. So we are working on writing back to them.

 

Scots Word of the Week – Beastie, meaning creature.

 

23rd January 2017 – By Lois

Last week on the 25th (Burn’s day) we had our own Burns supper.There was great food which was haggis, neeps and tatties. We had entertainment which was highland dancing, poems,and a powerpoint. our guests  were Mr Finlayson, Mrs Grant and P5.

We are having a Scots word every week and this week it is hoose which means house.

Also every Friday young leaders are having a breakfast boogie.

It is very sad that Mr.Finlayson has announced that he is retiring.

31st January – By Christine

Last week Jammin’ Andy came and told us about being confident. Usually he does dances with us but not this year. Then he came to tour EM6 classroom and helped us with being even more confident. We did tiny speeches, volume, music, speed and practising.

There is a Singing and Dancing club for  EM2/3 and EM3/2   and these two classes are really enjoying it! The teachers are Gracie Buchan, Lois Langlands and Hollie MacLennan. I used to be in it too. It is held in the GP room at 1.00 to 1.30 during school on a Thursday. They make dances to songs and also sing to .You are guaranteed to have a blast. They have a boy and girl star of the week every week.

There is also a Drama Club starting up for EM2/3 and EM3/2. Drama is acting and using your vocal cords to act. We will be doing our first play soon which is Sleeping Beauty. is also at lunchtime from 1.00 to 1.30 on a Friday.The teachers are Amelia Brown [Mia], Lisa Dixon and Christine Downie [me!]. We have a boy and girl star of the week too. You are definitely guaranteed to have fun!

There might be another club opening up for the EM 2/3 and EM 3/2 classes again.Those classes must be very popular!It is a Drawing and Writing Club.Look out for it!

We go on weekly visits to the Portree High School to take out some interesting books. You can order just about any books you want. Don’t worry, you don’t have to pay! You can get a Library membership card to get books out, but if you are a Portree pupil you can use the school’s membership. You can get a special code from a librarian to use the computers. They are private and for you. You can only have half an hour time on them though, [the computers, not the codes!]

EM6 are going to be creating a dance routine with Skye Dance so they can go down and dance for people with Dementia at Home Farm every week.

Our current class novel is The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo.

Scots Word of the Week – oot [ meaning:out ]

 Weekly Joke:

Why did the broken heart go to the mender’s shop?

To get it fixed again!

6th  February-By Mia

Last week’s assembly was performed by the EM 1 class and was very cute! We had one P1 doing his drumming for the school and we had the class doing a few of their favourite nursery rhymes “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star” and “Bingo. “

It is very exciting because we have a long weekend coming up and we will not be attending school from the weekend until Wednesday and will be attending school with a short week of Thursday and Friday.  But anyway, that’s next week and last week. We also, very nicely, have some new playground equipment such as; double boogie boards and some rope to pull them with.

This year’s EM 6 Eco Rep is Charlie Oag and the Sub Rep is Findlay MacDonald. As Eco Rep you will be called out of class for meetings with all the other Eco and Sub reps in the school for discussing Eco topics like litter picking and recycling.

27th February – By Cameron

Lots of pupils have been practising for the school cross country competition and the final took place on Tuesday.

P7 hosted the assembly and they performed a rap all about Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives.

Our class finished the class novel ‘ The Butterfly Lion’. We are reading about an adventure that takes place in Europe and are going to start ‘Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator’ soon.

Scots Word of the Week – lass, meaning girl

6th March 2017 – By Nathan

24th April 2017 – By John

It is Mr Finlayson’s last week on Friday afternoon. We had a party. We gave him a scanned tshirt.

A new Lego club started.

We wrote a letter to Mrs Martin about the Easter holidays.

We did a conga in the playground.

A bit of a gap here!!

15th May 2017 – 

P6  Term 2 2016-17   

Welcome back everyone!

This term Miss Deplano will continue to teach on Mondays and Tuesdays, while Mrs Martin will be in class on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Open Afternoon and/or Parents’ Evenings.

The timetable remains the same, with continued opportunities this term to join other EM classes at assembly every fortnight to celebrate children’s achievements, sing together and review our school’s Golden Rules. Please remember to send in your WOW certificates!

The homework routine remains similar, although pupils may find they are busy practising songs/lines/music for upcoming Christmas performances! This term, we have provided pupils with a homework activity grid detailing a range of activities which should be completed each week, in addition to extra tasks if children wish to do a little more. All homework on sheets or in the jotter should be checked and signed by an adult at home.

Please remember to check and sign your child’s homework diary regularly. We check diaries regularly and value your notes giving us any extra information you feel we should know about your child.

With thanks for your support,

Mrs Martin & Miss Deplano

P6 Homework Grid Term 2 2016

In the activity grid below you will find a range of homework activities for P6 pupils. Three activities are set: these are the weekly spelling, reading and maths activities: these are to be completed every week. There are 6 other suggested activities which link with this term’s work. It is up to you how many of these you do.  You might want to pick one and do it in great depth or you may want to do all six or you might be too busy with extra-curricular activities to complete any.  The choice is yours.

Hallowe’en

 

*Watch a Hallowe’en themed movie

Extras if you’re really keen:

*make a piece of Halloween themed baking

Spelling

 

* Spelling words given weekly

* Practise words in any way that suits you

Remembrance Day

On the 11th of November the whole school will be taking time to remember the First World War.

*Watch some of the films on the following website

www.poppyscotland.org.uk/

Guy Fawkes

*Make a word search based on facts from the story of Guy Fawkes

Extras if you’re really keen:

*Create a piece of fireworks art

Reading

 

* Choose a home reader from home, school or high school library (if you take a core reader home daily, read that too)

* Make time to read from your home reader every day-it counts towards your reading challenge!

NB Reading from newspapers, magazines and websites are also relevant forms of reading for enjoyment

 

Children in Need

*Find out what the song is for this year’s appeal

Extras if you’re really keen:

*Learn the words

*Make up a dance

St. Andrews

*List 10 facts about St. Andrew

Extras if you’re really keen:

*Make up a quiz based on facts for the class

Maths

 

*Practise times table set in homework diary from your tables test in class

* Maths Minutes

Christmas

*Research how Christmas is celebrated in France

Extras if you’re really keen:

*Learn the words to a French Carol

Jacobites Topic Work

We have been studying the Jacobite’s over the past 2 terms.

Christmas Craft Faye

P6 are doing a variety of activities for the Christmas Craft Faye this year.  We have face and nail painting.  We have created and organised a variety of Christmas Activities: Beat the Santa, Lucky Dip, Chimney Challenge, Pin the Nose on Rudolf. You can play to win a wee prize.  These will take place upstairs in the resource area and in the P6 Classroom. Down in the Gym we will have a a bottle stall where you can play to win a bottle of something nice.  Thank you to everyone who donated to this stall.  In addition, we will have beautiful, individually decorated Christmas ornaments and delicious home baking for sale.

As a class P6 raised over £300 from all the activities we had organised!! The school as a whole raised nearly £2000!  Thank you for supporting this event to make it the success it was.

The Nail Painting Team

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The Face Painting Team

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The Christmas Activities Team

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WEll DONE!!!!

Christmas Concert

We are singing ‘All I want for Christmas’. The links for the song and the actions are below:

All I Want for Christmas is You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UymLTtfJak (karaoke track)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr_M3U-WR4o (lyrics)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAIaP920Kqc (For song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNmlzWar-hA (For Actions)

Hollie

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need

Lois
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
Christine
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know

Mia & Katie
Make my wish come true… (pause)
Gracie

All I want for Christmas (pause)
All

Is you… (long note)
I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I don’t need to hang my stockings
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won’t make me happy
With a toy on Christmas Day

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you…
You baby

I won’t ask for much this Christmas
I won’t even wish for snow
I’m just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe

I won’t make a list and send it
To the north pole for Saint Nick
I won’t even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeer click

‘Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do
Baby all I want for Christmas is you
You Baby…

Girls singing, rest ‘ooh’

All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children’s
Laughter fills the air
Girls singing, rest ‘aahh’
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won’t you bring me the one I really need
Won’t you please bring my baby to me…
I don’t want a lot for Christmas
This is all I’m asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door

Oh I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is you
You Baby

All I want for Christmas is you baby x7
All jump with hands out

You!