So, the last few days have been a bit crazy for us teachers! But, we have rallied together to keep learning fun and engaging for you, whilst at home! On Monday, you will see on 'Teams' that there is an 'assignment'. If you click on 'assignments', you will see there is a 'Home Learning Grid (HLG)' and lots of worksheets to make your way through! This should keep you busy all week, from the 11th January to the 18th January! Home learning is compulsory this time, so all of the work must be completed 😊...Paper packs of this work will also be available in the school but Ms Grant will be in touch with you shortly about that!
Please show your adults this section as there is some pretty important information here...
At the end of each day, I would like to ask that you take photos of all of your work and upload it to Teams. That way, I can see what a wonderful job you are all doing! It also means I can give you feedback on your fabulous work. And, at the end of each week, your adults will all receive an email off me, explaining what we covered in the week and what we will be doing in the upcoming week. Can I ask that all adults reply to this email, simply saying something along the lines of 'my child has completed their work', so I can tick it off and know you are all on task and being super stars! (I already know you all are!)...
Keep your eyes peeled on Teams because that's where all the fun stuff is happening. I will use this blog for big announcements only!
Over and out, superstars!
- Miss Appleby.
Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all enjoyed your time together over Christmas and the new year. It is a rather unexpected and strange feeling to start the 2021 school year like this but, with a positive mind set and a good work ethic, I am sure we can make this a brilliant one!
I do feel I need to introduce myself a little bit as I have only been working at the school for three weeks! My name is Miss Appleby. I have been working in schools all over the world for over ten years. Originally from Alnwick, England, I now live in West Linton with my family. I enjoy long walks, reading a good book by the fire place and copious amounts of Cadbury's chocolate!
I am looking forward to teaching the awesome P5's of Langlee and, after all of 'this' has blown over, it will be brilliant to be back in the classroom with you all.
See you soon,
For Creativity Friday this term, we have created our own P5 Film Club. We have been using the Wallace & Gromit films to learn about different film vocabulary such as production, animation, director, actor, soundtrack, credits and critics.
We have also been good at spotting similarities and differences between the older and more recent Wallace & Gromit films.
We also watched a 'Behind the Scenes' documentary showing how Aardman studios use stop motion animation to create the Wallace and Gromit films. We followed the steps in a tutorial to have a go at drawing our own Wallace and Gromit characters.
In Health and Wellbeing, we have been continuing with the Emotion Works recovery programme. We are revising what we already know about the cogs model and taking as closer look at one cog at a time.
We started with the orange cog which represents emotion words and brainstormed different vocabulary to name our emotions.
We have created a Calm Corner which we can use if need to reflect on our emotions and check in on our cogs.
We know that everyone experiences emotions differently. We created our own Wheel of Emotions to show how we see these different orange cogs.
We are now focusing on our Red Cog which represents Body Sensations. We will try to identify how our bodies feel physically when experiencing different emotions.
We have been learning to recognise and make different representations of numbers. We know that numbers can be shown in different ways but still have the same value.
Next we will focus on estimating numbers on a number line.
For Spelling this term, we are revising our Silver and Gold High Frequency Words . We practise writing our words daily using Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check.
We have enjoyed making our words with different materials to learn to spell them correctly.
Next we will focus on developing our Work on Writing skill. We will self-assess and edit our pieces of personal writing to check for our targets. We will also use Story Dice to practise imaginative writing focusing on adding detail to character, setting and plot.
This term we are learning about Number and Place Value in Maths. So far we have enjoyed counting games to practise counting in 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s and 100s. We are also very good at spotting number patterns.
At the moment we are focusing on odd and even numbers. We made some posters to help us remember the rules.
Next we will focus on recognising Place Value in 2, 3, 4 or 5 digit numbers.
This term we are revising Daily 5 criteria to practise our literacy skills.
So far we have made good progress building our stamina to focus on reading. We are choosing books from the class library to read for enjoyment on our own and with a partner.
We have started reading Gangsta Granny by David Walliams as our class novel. Next we will focus on listening carefully to each chapter and discussing character, setting and plot. We will be answering Who, What, Where, When and Why questions to show our comprehension of the story.
We have been learning about how to be a good friend. We enjoyed reading the 'Clark the Shark' story so we made our own shark puppets and used role play to explore traits of a good friend.
The thing we have missed the most about school is being able to see our friends. We have enjoyed having time to play together which is important for our wellbeing. We are practising using kind words, sharing and taking turns.
Welcome to P5!
We have been doing lots of activities this week to help us get to know each other and share our likes and dislikes. We really enjoyed playing 2 truths and a lie! We made All About Me jigsaw pieces to show that we are all unique but all fit together to make our P5 team.
We are using the Emotion Works recovery programme to help us transition back to school. P5 were quick to learn the new health and safety routines put in place to keep us safe at school. We will next be reflecting and sharing our Lockdown Memories.
Welcome to the P5 Blog
Have a look at the posts below to find out what we have been learning so far this year.