Primary 5

Weekly Timetable

Monday—French, Homework issued

Tuesday—Assembly, 5 week block on Ukulele from 5 September with  “Sounds Like Music”

Wednesday – Music (Ms Benson), Swimming  1.30 to 3.15 (22.8.18 to 9.1.19).

Thursday—Spanish, PE (Miss Wheatley)  Homework due in.

Friday—PE (Mr Chung).

The Curriculum:   Language

Working with Curriculum for Excellence, Second Level

  • Writing will focus on a variety of genre, including poetry, instructions, news articles, letter writing, Scots language and imaginative writing.
  • In all areas punctuation, structure and use of vocabulary will be a  focus and Word Boost activities will be used in class.
  • Weekly spelling.
  • Reading activities will encourage a closer look at plot, characters, new vocabulary, summarising texts, skimming and scanning to find  information, fact and opinion.
  • Handwriting to further develop cursive writing skills.

The Curriculum: Maths

Working within Curriculum for Excellence, Second Level

  • Practical activities will be used to explore all areas of maths.
  • Pupils will have opportunities for individual, paired and group work to develop skills in number sequences, decimals and fractions, money, measure, shape and information handling.
  • Mental maths activities to develop sound strategies.
  • Problem solving.
  • Opportunities to explore maths outdoors and use ICT to support Learning.

Homework

Pupils will be given a homework wall each term where they can choose activities from maths, literacy and other curricular areas. They will be encouraged to bring in evidence to show their learning.  Each pupil will be given a date to feedback and present their work to the class. We will recommend useful websites and apps with the homework wall.

Instead of or as well as the homework wall, pupils will be  issued a homework sheet/s on a Monday to be completed for Thursday.  Time is allocated on a Monday to discuss the class homework but where children have questions they should ask as soon as possible.  Homework  will cover different areas of the curriculum.  Reading will be done in class, however the children may have unread pages to take home.

If your child is having difficulty completing set tasks, please encourage them to speak to their class teacher before the due date.

How You Can Help

Pupils should be encouraged to manage their time well when doing homework, so that tasks can be spread out throughout the week.  Reading a wide variety of texts at home will help develop reading skills being taught in class.  Continued times tables revision will help in all areas of maths.

Pupils may need support to find out information for class topics.