⭐️⭐️ In P6 & 7 we are reaching for the stars this year!! ⭐️⭐️
We are learning about the angles in a triangle
We know the angles in a triangle add to 180 degrees... we carried out some 2step problems to work out the missing angles in the triangle and used our answers to colour the pumpkin! Fun problem solving ☺️😁
‘Hit the button’ timetables practice
October is the month of the Holy Rosary
In class this week we reflected on the feast of the Holy Rosary, the powerful prayer to Mary. We learned all about the rosary and how it reflects on key parts of the life of Jesus and Mary. We then made our own mini rosary that we could take home to help us say a decade of the rosary each night in the month of October.
Our lady of the holy rosary, pray for us. Amen.
We have been learning about the features of recount texts. This week we are looking at a diary entry. We planned a diary recount based on the announcement of war (linked to our WW2 topic). We listened to the announcement by Neville Chamberlain and imagined what hearing that announcement for the first time would have been like. We then used the feedback from our plan to type up our diary entry. We used lots of tools to help us correct our work including voice to text for tricky words.
We are going to add these to our WW2 display.
Time... how long is it really???
We had great fun exploring all about time today in class. We did lots of experiments too, which showed us how different everyone’s perception of time is and how difficult it is to be accurate. We estimate with time so much in our daily lives. We had great fun trying to see who could get the time in our whole class challenge... Lots of healthy competition too 😊 There were some great strategies used to help figure out the passing of time.
2D Shape Properties
We have been looking at a range of 2D shapes and their properties.... we have looked at even more polygons and have discussed properties such as number of sides, angles, perpendicular lines and parallel lines. We put our new learning to the test in our shape properties game against our partner! As well as completing shape tables.
Exploring Recount texts...
we were introduced to our new text type which we will be focusing on this half term. We worked in our pairs to look at some sample texts and we had to brainstorm the features we could spot that they all had in common... we then could decide what text we thought it was! We were all able to identify that the text type is RECOUNT and we discussed the 3 key signs of recounts: past tense, chronological order and time connectives.
We we talked about the words genre and form... which simply mean the purpose (recount) and the type (diary, letter, newspaper report etc)
Excellent familairisation work work this week!
World War 2
We created a wonderful KWL planning board about our topic WW2... we thought about what we know and what we want to find out! We also linked in with our recount writing to write about the day we heard the announcement of we with Germany! We listened to the announcement by Neville Chamberlain to set the scene and help us to imagine what it would have been like. We then typed up our writing and tea stained it for display.
This half term the comprehension skill we are focusing on is VISUALISATION... we explored the meaning of this which is how you allow what you have read to build up images in your mind to help transport you into the story and gain a better understanding of what you are reading. We have started our class novel ‘The boy in the striped pyjamas’ which is linking nicely with our class topic. We have loved listening to the story of Bruno and so far we were hearing all about his home life in Berlin... he was very wealthy and had a maid and butler and his house was four storeys high... we used our visualisation skills to create some artwork based on the text.... it is simply wonderful!
Getting used to Google Classroom...
We are back up and running with our computer timetable in P6 and 7 and we are loving it! We are so lucky to have a device each... some of us are using chrome books and others laptops. Today we got set up in our new google classroom and we got to pop on messages to each other in the stream. This was great fun. We also logged on to news desk and Mathletics. We are really gaining confidence with our ICT skills. It is great to see everyone helping each other out if any one is ‘stuck’ too!
What makes a good friend??
We we have been working on our topic ‘Me, Myself and I’ thinking about resilience and all the things we can do to look after ourselves and each other. One of the most important things to all of us is our friends. We looked at how we can be a great friend to everyone. We worked together to brainstorm what a good friend means to us and created our own friendship recipes!
We hope to apply all these things to help us to be great friends to each other in P6 and 7 this year!!!
Introducing the new P7s of Holy Cross!
It was lovely to welcome our big P7s back to school! They have grown up so much over lockdown and the Summer holidays and are back full of enthusiasm for the year that lies ahead!