Primary 5 News

Welcome to Milepost 2.  

Please check this news page regularly for reminders, updates, news and photos about our learning journey. 

Try using these prompts with your child to find out more about the learning below: 'Tell me...',  'Show me...', 'Talk to me about...'.  




Book Week!

posted 17 Jun 2018, 16:26 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 17 Jun 2018, 16:26 ]


Happy Birthday!

posted 12 Jun 2018, 20:37 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 12 Jun 2018, 20:38 ]



One from before the mid-term break and one from after the mid-term break.
Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us!




  

Term 3 Week 9

posted 12 Jun 2018, 20:31 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 12 Jun 2018, 20:34 ]

Welcome back to school after the short mid-term break.

This week will be a reflection week in both Literacy and Maths.


Literacy, there will be some fiction and non-fiction writing for children who were absent when they were done previously.
Individual PM Benchmarks will also take place to prepare details for the end of year school reports.

In Maths we will look at Multiplication and Division
  • Using written and mental calculation strategies 
  • Multiplication and Division word problems
  • Multiplying by partitioning
All Mathletics tasks are now open and children are access all areas of Mathletics.


Due to the time given over for workshops with the visiting authour Stephen Davies, there will be no IPC this week.



Mathletics!

posted 28 May 2018, 00:27 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 28 May 2018, 00:27 ]

I think it is fairly safe to say that Primary 5 have certainly had plenty of certificates from Mathletics this year.

This week we have bronze, silver and a gold winner!

Great going Primary 5.








Happy Birthday!

posted 28 May 2018, 00:23 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 28 May 2018, 00:24 ]

Belated Birthday wishes to one of our Primary 5 pupils, who was away for their birthday.
And the other Primary 5 pupils who celebrated a Birthday at the weekend.

Thank you for sharing your Birthday fun with all of your friends.


 
  

Term 3 Week 7

posted 27 May 2018, 16:26 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 27 May 2018, 16:26 ]

In our Literacy learning, we will continue with Poetry
Children are learning about 'Odes' and last week planned and wrote the first draft for their own odes to food

Knowledge
To know the definition of a pronoun

Skills
To be able to use pronouns to avoid repetition in writing
To be able to find the root word and identify prefixes and suffixes
To be able to use a dictionary to find the definition of a word
To be able to discuss and ideas for poetry
To be able to discuss and improve writing with a partner

Individual Reading Reflections will continue this week





In Maths, we will continue with Shape and will also look back again at Fractions 

Properties of Shapes
  • To know the names and to be able to describe the features of 2d shapes using mathematical language
Fractions
  • To know how to find a fraction of a given number
  • To be able to write fractions as decimals
  • To be able to write decimals as fractions






In IPC we will continue our new IPC Unit, On Tap
Our first topic will be Geography

Knowledge
 To know how particular localities have been affected by human activity

 To know how particular localities have been affected by natural features and processes

Skills

To know how particular localities have been affected by human activity

To know how particular localities have been affected by natural features and processes



On Tap - Water Entry Point!

posted 24 May 2018, 00:53 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 24 May 2018, 00:54 ]


Mathletics

posted 24 May 2018, 00:51 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 24 May 2018, 00:52 ]

More certificates for Primary 5 super Mathletes!






Term 3 Week 6

posted 20 May 2018, 22:35 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 20 May 2018, 22:35 ]

In Maths this week we will continue to reflect on the maths learning over the school year.

Children will complete Got Its task sheets for: 

Properties of Shapes
  • To know the names and to be able to describe the features of 2d shapes using mathematical language
  • To be able to identify right angles, acute and obtuse angles
  • To be able to identify lines of and patterns of symmetry
Measurement and Data
  • To be able to calculate the area of a shape by counting squares
  • To be able to calculate the perimeter of a shape 
  • To be able to estimate compare and calculate different measures including money
  • To be able to solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; days to weeks



In Literacy, we will reflect on our learning in non-fiction writing then we will move on to Poetry

Knowledge
To know a short poem
To know the definition of noun, adjective, verb and adverb

Skills 
To be able to recite a short poem
To be able to write new lines for a poem
To be able to respond to images in a poem creatively

Understanding
To understand the use of language in a poem



In IPC we will begin our new unit On Tap - Water

This week we will start our learning journey with an Entry Point, Knowledge Harvest and Explaining the Theme.

All children will need a change of clothing for Thursday afternoon as we will be playing water games and it will get messy!



Chocolate Exit Point!

posted 20 May 2018, 16:33 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 20 May 2018, 16:33 ]

The end of one of the most popular Primary IPC units - Chocolate!
We had a great day making chocolate cornflake cakes and drinking spicy hot chocolate.

No, no Miss Sonia did not eat any of the chocolate, I was just getting the hot chocolate ready ;)


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