Welcome to Room 14 with Mrs Bovill and Primary 5.
**Suggested activities for at home learning**
Reading for enjoyment is also beneficial for the children and they can write their completed stories into their reading passports.
The children also have their RM Easimaths and I would suggest looking at the Maths Antics videos on youtube.
Health and Wellbeing-
We are all looking forward to a new term here in Primary 5. Make sure you check in on our page regularly with what we have been up to each month.
Our PE days are a Monday and Friday for the first term. Our swimming lessons will be begin in mid November and will be a Friday afternoon.
Homework will be issued each Monday on Google Classroom. If Google Classroom is not accessible at home, let me know and we can sort a paper copy of the homework for your child.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself.
August/ September 2018
We have had a busy start to our new term. Have a look at some of the activities we have been up to!
As we have been learning about Food and Nutrition in Health, we have been working extra hard in Physical Education to keep our bodies fit and health. Here we are playing a hula hoop game that required speed, co-ordination and communication with our teammates.
Problem solving is important skill for us to master. We have been trying to solve problems in class by writing on different, unusual surfaces including hanging whiteboards, under desks and on windows.
We have begun learning about our new class topic, The Victorians.
To start our topic we have been participating in drama that explains the daily life of the Victorians. Here we are pretending that we are working in a cotton mill.
We have been working hard on our webinar in the first 2 weeks of school. We were lucky to be joined by parents who watch us live during our webinar on mental agility. Keep looking out for our recording on the website.
Sponsored Event 2018
Have a little look at how we got on with our sponsored event on Friday the 28th of September.
While working on Tennis is Physical Education, we decided to create our own games using throwing and catching skills.
As part of our music curriculum, Room 14 are lucky to have Mr Payne come to teach us about rhythm and beats. This week we got an extra special treat when he brought us in a drum kit to try out.
As part of our Victorian topic we have been looking at different famous people from the era. Here we are working in groups to discuss which individual we think is still the most influential in today’s society.
We have also been watching short information videos on the Victorian Times and creating fact files on each person we learn about.
To help us learn and revise our times tables we have been playing silly games. Here we are playing march and jump to the 4 times table.
Room 14 enjoyed learning new judo moves and practising with our peers. At the end of the session we all agreed that Judo was a great sport when participating on mats and should not be used out in the playground!
Happy Halloween! Here we are all dressed up with our theme Ecoween this year.
We had a fun filled day.
We went a walk around the community to show off our outfits.
We completed some spooky subtraction.
And we learned how to draw some Halloween pictures by using step by step pictures.
And to top it all off, we learned about the history of Halloween, its origins and how trick or treating came around!
As part of our 1+2 language approach in Chatelherault, Primary 5 have weekly lessons on the language Mandarin. We have learned basic greetings and have also each been given Mandarin names.
To help us consider how to make our writing exciting for readers, we have been reading our spooky stories to the Primary 1s. We will also read our completed stories to our reading buddies in Primary 2.
We were extremely lucky to attend an Animal Roadshow workshop this week in school. We learned about 3 very important animals: owls, badgers and bats. We learned lots of interesting facts about the animals including: did you know that bats are closer related to humans than mice? Have a look at our pictures of the different fun activities we got up to and ask your child what they enjoyed the most!
Room 13 and 14 were luckily selected to experience a Cricket taster. We started learning the different rules of the game and some of us have picked to attend a 4 week lunch time club on the sport.
We have now came to the end of our 12 week drums block. We learned lots of exciting rhythms and beats to try out on the instrument.
Scottish Book Week 2018
We took part in different activities this week for Scottish Book Week. We spent time in the library, designed new book covers and dressed up as our favourite book characters.
We watched Author’s live with some of our favourite authors.
We learned a Scots poem “Tae a Thistle” and a Scots song “The Jeely Piece Song” with Room 13 which we performed for the whole school!
We created some book spine poetry using the titles of different books.
And finally we were prepared all week to Drop Everything and Read, even if it meant we were in the ICT suite!
Room 14 started to get into the festive spirit this week. We were very lucky that Eve brought us in Grow Your Own Christmas Trees for our group trays. We used this as a team building exercise where we had to read all the instructions and carry out different jobs. It will be our team leaders’ job to make sure our trees are watered so they grow before Christmas.
David Livingston Centre
Room 14 enjoyed a visit from Elena that works for the David Livingston Centre. We learned about David Livingston’s life and important work. We looked at pictures, learned about artefacts from the Victorian times and even got to make our own badges.
Ms Burns came along to Room 14 to give us a workshop on Dyslexia. The aim of the workshop was to teach the children what dyslexia is and the difficulties children may face.
We have began making our crafts to be sold. Here we are making our own wrapping paper.
Room 14 have been learning the meaning of Advent and have made our own advent calendars. Each window has either a mindfulness activity for us to complete or a random act of kindness.
We went on our annual Santa Dash this morning and had a great time walking with our reading buddies from primary 2.
Room 14 enjoyed an hour long session with Soccerworx this week. We planned different games and built on our football techniques. We look forward to them returning in the New Year
Our class have been participating in weekly mandarin lessons for a couple of moths. We have learned different greeting, names and now numbers. We are practising for a showcase in February.
We have been learning lots about the Rights of a Child. On December the 10th Room 13 and Room 14 had a rights morning where we focused on two different rights- the right to healthcare and the right to education. We learned the importance of both rights and how lucky we are to have these rights.
We enjoyed our yearly panto this year by M&M productions.
Although December is a busy month, Room 14 have been working hard on our maths and literacy. We have been learning about data handling and different graphs. We have surveyed other classes and even became computer whizzkids learning how insert graphs in different programs including Excel.
And finally for 2018, we had our Christmas party.
We enjoyed playing games, having a dance and doing our Scottish Dancing.
On behalf of Room 14 and myself, I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Mrs Bovill
Welcome back and Happy New Year! Room 14 have had a busy start to the new year. We have been working hard on how to stay healthy, identifying dangerous substances, exercise and of course safety in a swimming pool. Here are the children working hard on circuits in Physical Education.
Our New Class Topic
Room 14 launched their new class topic this week. Our class topic is Enterprise and we have split our class into four different companies. We selected our own company names and designed group logos. We will be learning how business operate and how to make a profit.
Group 1- PFS
Group 2- Bumblebee
Group 3- Little Kids Company
Group 4- Thistle
We spent some time picking famous entrepreneurs to research to help inspire us on how to run a successful business. The entrepreneurs we researched were: Walt Disney, J.K. Rowling, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
We have had a busy start to the new month already!
We are very lucky to have Ms Cassidy start with Room 14 this month. Ms Cassidy spent some time with the class getting to know us.
Room 14 have been learning new games in PE this week. We have been working on teamwork and communication.
Chinese New Year
During our weekly lessons in Mandarin, we have been learning about Chinese culture. This week we made Chinese lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year.
This week we challenged one another to read in unusual places. Here are some of the photos we took of our dares.
After much discussion, the children in Room 14 decided that they would like to learn how to play different playground games to ensure a safe, fun playtime. We learned some different games that we have been trying out on the playground and we are looking for suggestions of different games to play!
We decided to try some different yoga poses in class to help build our strength and self esteem.
At the end of our very exciting Fractions topic with Miss Cassidy, we were assigned to go on a Fractions treasure hunt. It was a race against time and we had to work in our teams to show working and get the correct answer.
As part of our weekly Mandarin lessons we have learned how to say lots of new vocabulary. This week, we had a turn at trying chop sticks. The girls and boys had a competition to see who could win the most points. The larger items had small points but the tiny objects, like seeds, were high scorers. In the end, it was a draw!
Autism Awareness Week
We had a great week joining in on Autism Awareness Week. This year we took an active approach to the awareness week and the highlight of the week was bring our bikes and scooters into school. During our slot, we spent time with different classes that we wouldn’t always work and play with! Here is a selection of photos from the week.
To introduce our new topic Europe, we have been learning about famous European artists from the different key countries that we will be focusing on. Firstly we learned about Pablo Picasso and his cubism technique.
Next we learned about Henri Matisse and his fauvism technique. Here we are “painting with our scissors”
For the next 6 weeks, Room 14 will be participating in Forest School. So far we have been den making, bug catching, lighting fires and lots more. This week we made transient art of animals that we really enjoyed.
Away back at the start of the year, Room 14 had some rugby coaches come and teach us the rules of the game. This month we went to a festival with 5 other schools from Hamilton. The children had a ball trying the different activities especially the tackling bags.
It was the perfect weather this week for some rounders! We learned how to play the game and work as a team to knock our opponents out.
After months of work we had our final curtain call on Mary Poppins this week. We loved performing it and hope you enjoyed watching it!
We are now on week 4 of our Forest School session. This week, Miss McInally challenged us to the Human Knot game where we had to tangle ourselves up and find a way to get back to our original circle without letting go of our hands!
We have been learning about the different compass points and how to create a pathway from one point of the playground to another. We even used compasses to help with our pathway.
It has been a very busy week for Room 14 as we participated in health week. Have a little look at all the activities we got up to!
We learned how to save lives and perform CPR
We watched a Road Safety When Cycling video and created awareness posters
We had races with the other Primary 5 boys and girls
We participated in a Karate taster
We had a debate and completed a piece of Discursive writing on whether children should be taught first aid in primary schools.
At Forest Schools, we made very healthy snacks on the campfire (we also had some not-as-healthy snacks too)
Lastly, we had a wonderful day on Friday at Sports Day.
Frankie and Benny’s
We had an fantastic time on our trip and we even spotted Oor Wullie on the way down!