Bronte Primary School & Nursery Unit

2017-2018

WELCOME TO PRIMARY 6

 

 

In our second term in Primary 6 we are learning about China in WAU.  We will be learning many things including: Chinese New Year, where the country is on the map, some of the features of the landscape, cultural traditions and what life in China is like today. 

 

This year Chinese New Year celebrations began on Friday 16th February.  We learnt all about how the Chinese celebrate this special event and created a colourful display in our classroom which reflects how the Chinese people would decorate their own houses in celebration.

 

In art we also created our own versions of Chinese Painted Scrolls

The Willow Tree Pattern

Did you know that The Willow Tree Pattern used on China plates is based on a Chinese poem and depicts the story in the pattern?

In class we studied the poem and found all the parts of the story in the pattern.  We then picked our favourite scene and recreated it on our own plate designs.

 

Maths Day - Tuesday 27th March

During Maths Day Primary 6 had lots of fun completing various table top maths games, which included thinking about adding, subtracting, decimals, fractions, factors, dividing with remainders and many other maths skills.  We also enjoyed competing against each other on computer based challenges to win different prizes. 

 

Our final activity of the day was to 'spend' £1000 in Argos and create our Dream Bedroom ... some of Primary 6 are not very good at keeping to a budget!

 

First Aid Course

In March some of our class took part in a Frist Aid Course and gained knowledge about how to help injured people and perform CPR on a casualty.

 

Dr Jennifer McNeice's Visit

On Friday afternoons in Primary 6 we have been learning about 'Our Bodies' with Mrs McNeice.  We have learnt about our bones, organs and circulatory system.  In February we were very excited to welcome Dr Jennifer into our class, who taught us all about the heart, she even brought along stethoscopes and let us listen to our own hearts beating.

 

PDMU/RE

At the beginning of Term 2 Primary 6 welcomed Jeannie Graham to our classroom for a series of lessons looking at issues which might affect us when we get older, such as Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs etc. and thought about this in relation to what the Bible teaches us.  We had lots of fun learning with Jeannie and especially enjoyed trying to walk while wearing 'Beer Goggles'!!

 

Primary 6 Useful Website Links

Some useful links to practice your learning at home ...

Numeracy

Multiplication practice - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

Literacy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f

WAU - China

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/