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Latest news (26.1.18)
Room 11 are busy working on a competition for Low Waters Museum in Hamilton, where they are designing a Coat of Arms that depicts Law Village and the Clydesdale Area. The class are also enjoying sessions from Biggar Rugby Club where they are learning how to pass the ball correctly and work as a team.
This term we are really enjoying reading the novel Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden. This is a story about 2 evacuees and their time spent in the country during WW2. In our literacy circles we are using this novel to develop our inference, summarising and metalinguistic strategies skills and also have a special focus on characterisation. At the beginning of the term, in writing, we will be looking at persuasive styles of writing and creating our own persuasive statement. Later in the term there will be a focus on fictional writing where children will create their own ‘Spy’ story. This story will develop skills of characterisation, plot and setting
Over the course of this term we will be learning about recording and analysing data. We will be learning how to find the mean, median, mode and range and how to create graphs on the computer using the data we gathered from one of our Food Fortnight activities. There will also be a big focus on multiplying and dividing decimals using mental and written strategies which will continue to develop skills in working with money.
In Term 3 we will be undertaking learning about Substance Misuse. There will be opportunities for the children to take part in a range of activities that will focus on the effect that a range of substances including tobacco and alcohol can have on the body. It will also look at how media and peer group pressure can influence them and the decisions they will be faced with.
Term 3 in PE will focus on developing the physical competencies of body movement, balance & control and flexibility. This will be taught through gymnastics whereby attention will be given to balance and direction. Please note for the safety of all pupils it is important that your child has secure fitting, non-slippery indoor shoes and removes all jewellery for these sessions. Loose and/or long hair should also be tied back.
Through our WW2 topic work this term we will be investigating & learning about
When and why the 2nd World War began
Leaders, key events and dates of the war
What the Blitz was and the cities that were bombed
How people protected themselves during the war
The Role of Women During the War
The Home Guard
Children have been issued with an ‘It’s Up to You’ topic grid. The grid provides a range of activities for children to undertake which have been planned to support learning in this topic.
Ideas to support Homework
It would be helpful to encourage your them to work with their weekly diary and help with the specifics of tasks and due dates. This will prepare them for transition to high school. Work on times tables recall and the four basic processes is also a great way to support your child and using Easimaths at home gives a great structure for this. If there are any questions about homework please feel free to put a note in the diary or contact myself at the school, where I will hopefully be able to help. Below you will find websites that will help with revision and support