P6/7 and Miss Hogg (2018/19)

     Arngask Primary School

             A very warm welcome back to Primary 6 and 7!

Interdisciplinary Topic

Arngask Primary are following our three year rolling programme for the contexts for learning (Topics). This year, P6/7 will be covering the following contexts over the course of the year.

Term 1 – Tourism. A comparative study between Scotland and a country of the pupil’s choice. During this context, pupils will focus on developing their technology skills through creating a travel brochure.

Term 2- The Government. This will hopefully involve a trip to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

Term 3- World War Two

Term 4- Natural Disasters

In conjunction with Miss Hogg’s taught lessons, the Learning Zones in Term 1 will be based around aspects of Tourism. The children will explore what different countries have in relation to jobs, lifestyle, climate, historical features, use of land and goods and services. The learning zones focus on the development of social skills, communication, self-esteem and generally allow for the children to learn how to get on well together with minimal adult intervention. It would be fantastic if any resources relating to this topic (travel brochures/leaflets or geography books etc.), which you have at home, could be borrowed by P6/7 until the October holiday to aid in our comparative study.  

P.E

Could you please ensure that you have checked that your child’s P.E kit fits and that they have everything they need for an indoor and outdoor P.E. kit i.e. shorts, t-shirt, socks, gym shoes/trainers, tracksuit bottoms/leggings and a jumper. The class will have P.E. on a Wednesday morning and a Thursday afternoon. It has been suggested to the children to wear their P.E. kit to school on a Wednesday morning, leave it in school for use on a Thursday and wear it home on Thursday afternoon to get washed ready for use again the following Wednesday.

Classroom System

Before the summer break P6/7 agreed that within the class they would like a system where good choices were recognized and encouraged. We created the raffle ticket system. Good choices are recognized by earning raffle tickets. These tickets are entered into a box. At the end of the week the tickets are drawn. The child whose name is drawn gets a luxury stationary bag and cushion to use for the week. The system teaches about chance and probability. The more raffle tickets in the box the greater the chance of winning.

 

My door is always open so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions,

Miss S Hogg