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P5 Term 2 Overview

Please click on the attached file termly organiser for parents 17 Term 2 for your copy and overview of learning for this term.

Class: Primary 5            Term: 2    Jan-March 2018                   Teacher: Miss Aylward

Curricular Areas / Main Focus

Languages & Literacy:


Imaginative – Script writing; Functional – Persuasive writing, Report


Skimming and scanning for information

Higher Order Think questioning for comprehension

Creating questions for texts

Modern Languages: Spanish and Gaelic

Mathematics & Numeracy:

Fractions; Times tables, multiplication and division strategies; Time; Information Handling; Algebraic Thinking

Health & Wellbeing:

‘Building Resilience’ programme

Healthy eating, sugar misuse, vegetarianism

Religious & Moral Education:

New year – new intentions; The Journey of life: special times, special places moral behaviour, parables and fables; personal passport

 Sciences:   The water cycle

Social Studies:

The Georgians

Edinburgh monuments work and research

Mapping – Great Britain


ICT – ICT to enhance learning

Internet safety

Technological changes in society

Expressive Arts:

Drama – scripting and plays

Music – Scottish Music, musical styles, music appreciation

Art – Art Gallery work and preparation

 PE – Ball skills, Gymnastics, Dance, Fitness


Interdisciplinary Projects and Studies – Cross Cutting Themes

  •  Edinburgh Monuments research (Social Studies/ICT)
  •  The Georgians (Social Studies)


Contribution to the Ethos and Life of the School as a Community

  • Trip to Pizza Express
  • Nursery Buddies
  • ‘Monument’ visit
  • Virgin Money work
  • Dynamites
  • Preparing for learning events – Showcase Assembly, Art gallery, Class Monument work

Opportunities for Personal Achievement

  • Star of the Week
  • Class Representatives
  • Art Gallery
  • Dynamites
  • School and after-school clubs
  • Presentations
  • Virgin Money work
  • Competitions



Primary 5 Trip to the National Museum

On the 11th of October we went to the National Museum of Scotland as part of our classification and food webs work in our Topic. These are some of the exhibits that we saw as we explored.

We also got to play with the interactive exhibits and we had time in the interactive area on the top floor of the Natural World section. Everyone had a great time and we wished we could have stayed longer!

“I’m not really sure what my favourite bit was, I liked lots of stuff. I was looking for a Helicoprin but they didn’t have that.” – Oli

“I liked the racing game (where we raced animals) and the weighing scales where we saw how heavy we were compared to animals.” – Mohamed

“It has good stuff.” – Dylan.

“It has lots of cool stuff and is really fun.” – Ella

“I really liked playing with the fish game where we made up fish with different patterns and they had to survive the shark.” – Rawia

“I liked the leopard and all the cute animals.” – Beda

I liked the big tree up on the 5th floor. I liked the animals, they were really good stuffed.” – Naeema

“I really liked the Museum because it was really interesting. I really liked how the animals were posed.” – Laura