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P5 18/19

Different

As part of our Rights Respecting school award we are reading a book called, ‘The Creakers’ by Tom Fletcher. We are reading this book because it shows us that it is important to respect other people no matter what they look like.  We understand that being different is an amazing thing because (as Lucy’s Dad would say) ‘it’s the people who are different that make the biggest difference.’

These are our favourite pages in the book so far.

We have been watching a video that Tom made about a song that is based on the book. Please find it below.

Different

 

STEM workshop

On Thursday morning Mhairi from the STEM hub at UHI came to visit us. She came to tell us about a cool robotic ball known as a ‘sphero’. We were given the challenge to design and create a Roman chariot using limited materials.  Then we had to use a sphero to pull the chariot in a race.

After a test race the groups were given the chance to evaluate their designs and modify them if necessary.

We decided to make our own model chariots back in the classroom. We are really looking forward to showing everyone our own models on Tuesday at our meet the teacher afternoon.

P5 achiever

Congratulations to our very own kickboxing legend. After another successful grading she is only 2 belts away from the top grade- the black belt! Well done!

First weeks in P5

Over the past 2 weeks we have been settling into our new classroom in our new Block with our new teacher. We have been learning about angles, reading our new class novel (The Creakers) and we’ve created our class charter.

We have also been looking at different ways to set the scene in writing.

Our class have decided to use Class Dojo this year. We earn points for showing good behaviour, kindness and enthusiasm. Dojo points can be converted into Dojo Dollars which can buy rewards.  These rewards include having a cushion on our seats, using pen or even getting to work at the teacher’s desk for the day.

Please keep a look out for new posts about our learning every Friday.

 

Love P5 x