Primary 5 have had another busy and productive week.
We have spent much of this week imagining what life was like in the trenches in the Great War. We wrote letters back home telling our families what it felt like to be involved in the Battle of the Somme and the children have demonstrated real respect and empathy for the soldiers who fought there.Our task next week is making our own model trenches in our co-operative groups.
We are very lucky to have a native Spanish speaker helping us with our learning this term and the class enjoyed discussing (and acting out)the weather conditions with her this week!
In numeracy we are learning different strategies for subtracting numbers and the children have demonstrated real progress in using the jump strategy and empty number lines to subtract bigger numbers. So much so that next week we move onto the partitioning strategy.
On Wednesday we helped celebrate Scottish Book Week by dressing up as characters from books and by having an informal book swap in the class. This led to an interesting discussion about holding onto the books we love and finding cosy corners to read them in…