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Primary 5 TERM 3 EDITION HOMEWORK All homework will be given on a Monday morning, to be handed in on the Thursday morning. There will be Reading and Spelling given every week. Maths homework will be given when useful to support learning in class. Occasionally homework related to our topics may be given, or a homework challenge. All homework requires a signature from parents or guardians to inform me you have seen it. From 5th January to the February break P5 will benefit from having Mrs. McEachern, a student teacher, working in the class. Other Teachers working with P5 this termMr. Ward- P.E Mrs Middleton- Music P.E days are now Wednesday and Friday. Your child should now have a gym kit in school with a change of shoes, shorts and a t-shirt. Pupils should have their P.E kit in school at all times.

In The Diary Our Class Assembly will be on Monday 13th March 2017 At 9:30am.

Review of 2016- Terms 1 & 2 P5 had an excellent 2016- all of the pupils have been working really hard in all areas. Throughout the year some of the pupils said the following about their learning: I’ve learned how to classify animals and find out what I group they belong to.

I I enjoyed doing science. CHLOE


I’m better at writing stories Ibecause I’m putting the full stops in the right places. LEAH. S

I can now use strategies I didn’t know I I could use on bigger numbers. NEVE

For the past two years I have organised a Burns Suppers with the P7 classes but this year P5 and P5/4 will be jointly responsible for hosting our annual Burns Supper. This is a fantastic enterprise opportunity for the pupils to organise. More information will follow. Information leaflets made by the children were sent home on Thursday. Information about buying tickets coming soon. It will be on Wednesday 25th January at 6pm.

Preview of 2017- Term 3 This term P5’s IDL (interdisciplinary learning- topic work) will be called Poles Apart. We will be learning mostly about Antarctica but will also be looking at the Arctic and comparing both places. We will be learning most of our maths through our IDL. In Science we will be learning about Reactions Matter, with lots of practical experiments which the pupils have shown lots of interest in doing. In P5 we are continuing to use Class Dojo, an online points system. Pupils will be working towards individual, group and whole class targets. Pupils will also use our whole school ELF Ladder as an incentive to work hard.

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