On Thursday P6C were invited along to visit the Burns Unbroke Exhibition at Summerhall. This was a follow up to two wonderful art workshops with the artist Ciara Veronica Dunne where the class explored the poem Tam O’Shanter, chose our favourite scene from the poem and used indian ink to create our final masterpieces now on display at Summerhall. Huge Congratulations to James Havard, Hugo Verity-Povoas and Oscar Griffin whose recreation of Alloway Kirk was chosen as the winning design for the Burns Unbroke tote bag.
On Thursday we were also lucky to see Andy Cannon’s ‘Oor Rabbie’ performance. Here is a selection of photos of our workshops and our trip to Summerhall.
P6A took advantage of the snowy weather this week to link to our work on descriptive writing. We took photos of the snow in the playground during some heavy snowfall. We used these photos to brainstorm vocabulary and similes as a class and then wrote individual descriptions about the snowy weather.
This week in Numeracy we have been using the split method and the compensation strategy to solve multiplication problems involving 2 and 3 (or 4) digit numbers.
The Split Method
39 x 6 = ?
30 x 6 = 180
9 x 6 = 54
The Compensation Strategy
42 x 7 = ?
40 x 7 = 280
+ 14 = 294
We have also been using our knowledge and quick recall of the 1-12 times tables while playing ‘Spiral’ and ‘Spoons’.
It was great to gather together for today’s house assembly led by Mrs Anstruther. Today’s topic was setting achievable goals for ourselves. A big thanks to the house and sport captains for setting a great example and for talking to us about pupil choice.
We have had a great first week back in P6B. We have been setting goals for the year and getting excited for the coming term (Benmore!)
The P5-7 ceilidh in the playground was a fab way to end the week.
Never too old for the polydrons!