Primary 5 Blog

Welcome to the Summer term from Primary 5!

Primary 5 enjoyed an exciting first week back after the Easter break. We completed our A3 floor books on Egypt and Madagascar-our chosen countries within Africa for our focus study. We finished our Africa project with some beautiful artwork using paint and pastels to emanate the vibrant colours of the sunset. With help from Mrs B, we then cut out silhouettes of trees and animals to contrast against the background of dynamic shades.

Primary 5 really enjoyed the Eid party organised by some Royal Mile parents last Friday. The class had a delicious snack, a gift, face painting and henna. They had a brilliant time and thank you so much to the mums who hosted it!

Our beautiful henna hands!

Last Tuesday, Primary 5 enjoyed a wonderful trip to Holyrood Palace where we were welcomed in the fantastic new Education Centre by Annie, who told us more about Queen Elisabeth the Second and her history. We then had a fascinating private tour of Holyrood house, followed by a workshop where we designed bunting for the Jubilee celebrations.

Please be aware that homework will restart on Monday in the usual format. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Primary 5 Blog

March in Primary 5

Primary 5 have been very busy with their learning during March. Below are some highlights and our weekly review. 

 

Dear Primary 5 families,

Please note that there is no written homework next week. Due to the May holidays at the start of the summer term, the first homework issued will be on the 9th of May. 

Over the next few weeks in school, we shall be focusing on our FLUENCY in our times tables. Please take the opportunity to practise them verbally at home. This week we have focused on the 3 and 6 times tables. Next week, we shall focus on the 4 and 8 times tables. 

The overview for our learning this week is below: 

Spelling:  I can practise my spelling words in a range of activities. I know that if there is a consonant before the y, I change the ending to ies. I know that adding an e to the end of a word can change the sound: e.g. bit -> bite

Expressive Arts: I can work collaboratively with my dance group. I can perform my dance to the class. I can be a respectful audience. I can interpret a folk story through drama. I can consider my body language and expression on stage. I can convey emotion through words, tone and body language. 

Numeracy: I can divide whole numbers using my knowledge of my times tables. I can solve word problems by breaking down what the question is asking me. I know my 3 and 6 times tables fluently. I can recall division facts about the 3 and 6 times tables. I can divide larger numbers and explain my thinking. 

Maths: I can organise data into a frequency table. I can use tallies correctly. I can organise information into a Venn Diagram. 

Social Studies:. I can explain an interesting fact from my research of an African country. I am learning about the rare species of animals on Madagascar. I can discuss what an endangered species is. 

Writing: I can plan my story using a support structure. I can plan a key event in my story. I can write the climax of my story using descriptive language. I can add detail to interest my reader. 

RME: I know the story of the Last Supper. I can discuss the painting by Leonard Da Vinci. 

HWB: I can identify trusted adults who can help when I have a worry or a question. I build confidence in my own feelings and judgements about what feels safe/unsafe or okay/not okay for me. I understand what empathy and human dignity means. I can explain how to support others who may be in a bullying situation. 

 

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Royal Mile Primary School Art Exhibition

Dear Royal Mile Families,

As you may be aware, our annual Art Exhibition is coming up on the 8th of April, 2022.

Due to regulations still surrounding schools, we can only invite a few of our community partners to the opening this year. They will be taken around the exhibition by our diligent, creative Art Reps. All the classes have been working very hard on our theme: Our Diverse Community and there will be a range of learning and artistic endeavours on display.

Unfortunately, parents and carers are still not able to visit as we did in previous years, however this will be a possibility after the Easter break.

We very much hope that you will be able to enjoy viewing it in person during the summer term and we will keep you informed as to when and how this will take place.

In the meantime, I wanted to share the beautiful posters created by the Art Reps to advertise the event.

We are so looking forward to welcoming you in to see the hard work by the pupils, just not quite yet!

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Primary 5 Learning Overview 25th of March

Dear Primary 5 families,

Please note that next week will be the last week of written homework before the Easter break. Due to the May holidays at the start of the summer term, the first homework issued will be on the 9th of May. 

Over the next few weeks in school, we shall be focusing on our FLUENCY in our times tables. Please take the opportunity to practise them verbally at home. 

The overview for our learning this week is below: 

Spelling:  I can practise my spelling words in a range of activities. I know that is there is a consonant before the y, I change the ending to ies. I know that adding an e to the end of a word can change the sound: e.g. mat -> mate

Expressive Arts: I can learn the steps of folk dances from around the world. I can incorporate what I have learned and design a dance sequence of my own. I can work collaboratively with my group. 

Numeracy: I can find the fraction of a number. I can solve word problems by breaking down what the question is asking me. I know my 5 and 10 times tables fluently. I can solve multiplying and dividing problems using my knowledge of the 5 and 10 times tables. I can divide larger numbers and explain my thinking. 

Maths: I can write a good research question. I can gather information on my question and record my answer in a frequency table. I can use tallies correctly. I understand why we use grouped data for larger data sets. I can record my findings using grouped data in a frequency table. 

Social Studies:. I can research a country in Africa. I am starting to learn facts about the continent of Africa. I can find countries in the continent of Africa on a map. 

Writing: I can describe the setting that my character is in using my five senses. I can consider what my character wants as a way to develop my story. I can start my story using my plans for setting and character. I can use good descriptive words. 

Reading: I can discuss a key moment in the class novel. I can consider how different characters may be feeling about what has happened. I can express my own views. 

RME: I can discuss the parable of the Lost Sheep. I can reflect on the message that Jesus conveyed. I can relate this story to my understanding of Christian teaching. 

HWB: I can identify what a worry is. I can discuss strategies that may help when I am worried. I can name 5 trusted individuals who can support me when I am worried. I  understand the importance of trust in relationships. 

 

Primary 5 really enjoyed Scottish Schools rugby week this week!