Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all pupils, family and friends!!! We are only two days into our new term here in P6/7 and we are already being worked hard by Miss McLaren.    On our first day back we received and discussed feedback on a reading assignment we completed just before the holidays and then participated in a little "speed-dating" in Maths! (We designed quizzes in groups to revise and remember what we had been learning about angles and compasses before we went on holiday, and we hot-seated around the room, completing as many quizzes as possible!)  The afternoon saw our first Daily Mile of the term, followed by our new personal and academic resoutions for 2016, which we are making into colourful mobiles to hang in the classroom.

Today we were adding detail to the characters we have been creating for our plays, which will be our writing focus for the first part of this term.  Some very detailed, interesting and well thought out characters were described to Miss McLaren, who was most impressed!  Maths comprised of getting to know how to recognise and calculate/measure compass bearings, which we will use with co-ordinates (once we have covered them) to create and map out some treasure hunts in the school grounds.   

This afternoon we discussed our Christmas Spirit homework grid and the reasons behind Miss McLaren asking us to try the tasks - it turns out lots of us nearly completed the whole sheet! Happy teacher.    We then had a snowball fight - we each wrote down one way in which we think one of the tasks we completed had a positive effect on someone else, scrumpled up our bits of paper and threw them in the air!  We each got to read out another person's snowball (although we didn't know whose they were!) and try to work out who wrote it.  In the end, we were allowed to throw them back at Miss McLaren and Mrs McKenzie, who were very wise to turn around first!  The day ended with some tennis at PE, which we will be finishing off over the next few weeks before moving on to dancing.  

We will also be back to studying our bridge topic over the next few weeks as we didn't quite get enough covered before Christmas mayhem hit us last term.

It's looking like a busy and exciting term, but it'll be Easter before we know it!

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