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P5 Home Learning and News w/b 24th April 2023

What a great week we had last week and we finished it with a fun assembly delivered by P4. Primary 5 enjoyed the Kahoot quiz set by P4, well done P4! We were able to work on our Social Enterprise project and have nearly finished our letters to the local shops and our neighbours in the Royal Mile asking for support and help with our project. We were also able to do more planting.

Please remember this is the last week for swimming at Abbeyhill Primary School so please remember your swimming hat, towel and costume. This week we will be having a visit from our Nursery buddies and our focus for writing will be our formal letters and travel writing based on new topic- Japan.

Home learning will be, once again this week, spelling, reading comprehension and maths. It should be returned on Friday for self correction and discussion. I t was great to see that many of the class had attempted the spicy and hot challenges and many of the class had done more than one spelling challenge. Keep going you are all doing a great job.

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Welcome Back P5 News and Home Learning w/b 17th April.

I hope that you all had a lovely holiday and that you are all well rested for the packed term ahead. We will continue to have swimming for the next two weeks and then our session with Mr Cameron at Abbeyhill Primary School swimming pool will be finished.

This term will very busy with the further progression on our Social Enterprise Project, watch out for news from The Royal Mile Planters of their pop up launch event near the end of term. We have been busy starting to plant our basic soup vegetables and we will be moving to start planting at the front of the school this term. The class will also be undertaking their chosen topic for this term looking at Japan, its culture, environment, clothing, food, art and comparing life in Japan to that in Scotland.

This term home learning will include spelling, reading comprehension and maths. In spelling the pattern/words will be sent home with a mild, spicy and hot challenge, pick one of the challenges or try more than one to practice the pattern or words that are being taught to your spelling group. The challenge should be returned on Friday along with the other pieces of home learning that will be issued on Monday. Please remember to support your child and do not feel that all the challenges should be completed. Discussion and self -correction of home learning will take place on Friday.

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Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel 2023

Hello everyone,

What a fantastic fortnight of keeping active and trying hard to come to school by walking, scooting or cycling!

All our journeys have been submitted and the results are:

Regional position for small schools in Scotland, we ranked 21st!

Out of all the Edinburgh schools that entered, we came 2nd!

Overall position for all small schools in the UK, with 700+ schools entering, we ranked 83rd!

That is a great achievement and well done to all the learners plus parents and carers for supporting this initiative.

Continue to keep active and hope everyone has a fun filled Spring break!

Mrs Ho

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P5 News and Home Learning w/b 27th March

It was lovely to see and share the learning and achievements of Primary 5 with parents last week. It was also a sad week in Primary 5 as Mr Humphreys finished his Placement with us and returned to University on Monday 27th March. The class and staff wish him all the best and thank him for his fabulous contribution to Primary 5 that he made in his time with us.

Swimming took place on Monday 27th March and we will have another session on Monday 17th April the day we return from our Easter Break. I will let you know if there are any further sessions after this but the class have demonstrated an improvement in their skills and are progressing well in the water.

This week is a busy week and we will be visiting the Science Festival at the City Art Centre Tuesday 28th March where we will be taking part in three active workshops. On Friday we will taking part in our Houses in the Parent Council’s Easter Egg Hunt. Friday 31st March will also see us start our April Holidays and I would like to wish every one in class a Happy Easter and a Happy Ramadan.

This week I will not be issuing Home Learning as we have a busy Friday of activities that will not allow us to do self correction and discussion. After the holidays Home Learning will consist of maths, reading comprehension and spelling. Spelling will be the patterns that the groups are learning during the week and the Home Learning will be a challenge that the class are familiar with. Once again thank you for all your support in making Home Learning a shared experience.