P5 Rock!

Date: November 17, 2014 Author: Siobhan Categories: Our Pupils

P5 have enjoyed reading their class novel “Bill’s New Frock” in which Bill, a typical boy, wakes up one morning and spends the day as a girl. It is very funny and well worth reading! Having already studied diary entries as part of their recount writing before Hallowe’en, they completed an assessment task to tie these two strands together.


They have also been brushing up on their knowledge and application of grammar and punctuation and are beginning to find their way through a dictionary with more skill. Some pupils have even been given a fountain pen to use in their writing books too!


In maths P5 have been concentrating on getting all the basics up to scratch: number bonds, 2,3,5,10x tables, place value, addition and subtraction. They have also looked at aspects of telling the time, reading calendars, co-ordinates and direction and reading and interpreting data. They enjoy the active teaching cycle and are keen to learn. Let’s hope this enthusiasm continues!


In PE they are beginning to look at gymnastics after having enjoyed small side games and in RE they have been busy getting ready for the class assembly on Mary Jones, a little Welsh girl who saved up 17 shillings over  six years and walked 25 miles in her bare feet in order to buy a Bible in 1800.


One of the highlights to date has been having Alison from Barnardos in each Tuesday afternoon looking at life skills with the class. She has covered topics such as advertising, self esteem and stress and the class are going to miss her when she finishes at the end of November. But, they will immediately start the Roots Of Empathy programme in which a young baby is introduced to the class and they will get to witness her development throughout her first year and learn more about themselves at the same time.