Room 5

Have a look at what we’ve been up to in Room 5 

We have got off to a flying start in Room 5. The children are all well settled and have got into a great routine.  We have been learning our phonics, practising our numbers, listening to stories and learning through play. Have a look at some of our pictures…

Snack Time!

Snack Time!

Brushing our teeth

Brushing our teeth

Developing fine motor skills

Developing fine motor skills

Golden Time Cartoon

Golden Time Cartoon

Sensory Gym

Sensory Gym

Sensory Gym

Sensory Gym

Sensory Gym

Sensory Gym

Retelling a story

Retelling a story

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Purposeful Play

Purposeful Play

Collaborative play

Collaborative play


walked across the rope on his own. He was holding on tight and had an adult right next to him but Rhys got across without any help! We all gave him a round of applause and some high fives when he finished! Well done Rhys!

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Outdoor Learning

I am enjoying daily opportunities to participate in different kinds of energetic play, both outdoors and indoors.

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Mrs McInally took us all outside to build a shelter for some elves! We had great fun and worked together to collect what we needed to build the shelter.

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Look who came to visit us! 

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Most of room 5 seen Santa at the party in the hall, for others they preferred Santa to drop into the class! Everyone was pleased to see him and loved his kind gift!

Open Afternoon

Here are our crafts tables ready for mums coming. We had a fab afternoon with our visitors, we made snowmen, Christmas cards and some tree baubles!

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We made some delicious melted snowman biscuits today. We used digestives, marshmallows and lots and lots of icing!

Together we enjoy handling, tasting, talking and learning about different foods, discovering ways in which eating and drinking may help us to grow and keep healthy.

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Sensory Play

We love playing with water, here we have  soapy water and lots of different containers to fill, pour and empty.

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Sports Festival

Some pupils from Room 5 and 7 were selected to go along to a sports event at John Wright Sports Centre. We had lots of fun!

I am enjoying daily opportunities to participate in different kinds of energetic play, both outdoors and indoors.

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We are doing lots of work on money in room 5.

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I am developing my awareness of how money is used and can recognise and use a range of coins. 

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All the classes at Chatelherault are taking part in the first ministers reading challenge.

About the First Minister’s Reading Challenge

We believe that reading has the power to change lives and that developing a love of reading in childhood can have a huge impact on educational attainment and future wellbeing. The First Minister wants to make sure every child in Scotland has an equal opportunity to experience the huge benefits that reading for pleasure brings.

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge aims to build on the work already taking place in schools across the country to encourage children to read widely, explore a range of books and develop a love of reading. The main focus of the Challenge is to encourage reading for pleasure and support schools, libraries and communities to build reading cultures.

Room 5 have been having some extra time at the library and have been recording all the books we are looking at. We have been sharing books with each other as well as with some P6 reading buddies! 

I use signs, books or other texts to find useful or interesting information and I use this to plan, make choices or learn new things.

LIT 0-14a

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We had a special breakfast on Friday. We all had a taste of croissant! It was delicious.

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Room 5 had a super trip to Gouldings Winter Wonderland. We seen some animals, visited Santa and had a go on all the rides! It was a super trip.

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Outdoor Learning

Recently everyone in room 5 went up to explore in the woods. We were talking about all the signs of autumn. We collected some leaves when we came back to class and painted some beautiful autumn trees.

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Story time

 Ben and Robbie are getting cosy in the book corner waiting to hear a story!



This is our art gallery wall in the class. We have filled it up with lots of Halloween and bonfire night art. We think it looks fab!

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Here are some photos of us in the dining hall taking advantage of all the space to play some big games. This helps us with our gross motor skills and we are learning how to play and be kind with our friends.

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Everyone in room 5 loves going to the library every week. Here are some photos of us enjoying the books.

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Room 5

Welcome to room 5, we hope you like the updates about all the hard work we do in our class. Last term we did a topic on the sun moon and stars, we did it through the Whatever next story. This term we will be spending time learning about all the festivals and celebrations we have at this time of year.We hope you enjoy our page.


When at gym or playing in the big playground, I can move with growing confidence and safety in space.


“Climbing was my favourite” said Ben

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Happy Halloween



Happy Halloween!

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We love ICT in room 5. Here are some photos of us enjoying the iPads and ICT suite.

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Room 5 had a fab afternoon decorating our Halloween fairy cakes. We had black and green icing and some bats, pumpkins and insects to decorate them with!


“t was pretty cool making some Halloween cakes.”

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We have been working hard on lots of Halloween art. Have a look at our spooky looking displays!

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Great action shot of Ben jumping of fthe horse.

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Fair trade Fun Day

As part of the fair trade fun day the school had a bouncy castle for a day. Room 5 had a great time on it…so did some of the staff!

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Sensory Play


Philip enjoying some sensory materials. Here he is pouring and feeling the lentils!

The Lion King

 Room 5 have been doing lots of exciting activities on The Lion King musical in preparation for the schools musicals show. We created a video montage to be shown at the show which was received with lots of applause.

We loved watching the movie and listening to  the music as well colouring some pictures, creating our own lion manes and practising some scary roars, painting lion pictures, making jungle animal foam masks and some fantastic puppets!

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Trim Trail

Here we are doing our sponsored trim trail challenge!

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Numeracy at ICT

DSCF5982 It is numeracy time and we have come along  to do some numeracy tasks in the ICT suite.

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Whatever Next Role Play

We went along to the dining hall to role play the whatever next story. We had great fun wearing our helmets, a big pair of space boots and climbing into our rocket. We then had a little picnic just like baby bear and owl do in the story!



At the gym showing off some of our super ball skills!


Life Skills

We are working hard to learn how to hold and use our cutlery. We had fun using plastic knives and forks with our playdoh pizzas! 



I can manipulate materials in different ways

Baby bear from our Whatever next story left us a message saying he had brought back some moon sand for us to explore and play with. We had lots of fun and made some super sandcastles.


Daniel did a super job helping to clean up the mess!


I enjoy exploring and playing with the patterns and sounds of language and can use what I learn. LIT 0-01a

Rhys and Joshua are doing a super job of going over some of the initial sounds.




We had a set of instructions to make some marshmallow top hats. We had to get everything we needed then followed the steps to make our own top hats. They were delicious!



I can recognise and write my own name.

Robbie is doing a super job of writing his name. Here he is trying it on some post its!

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Philip loves the wooden building blocks. He has been making some super towers!
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Inspired by baby bear in our Whatever next story we made some space helmets!
“It was fun making our space helmets.”
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Joshua built a super castle!

Rhys worked hard on this huge Lego model and was very pleased with the results.
Well done Rhys!
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Playing Outdoors
Some of us have been out for a go on the new trim trail.
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Whatever Next Display
Here is some of the work we have been doing on our Whatever Next theme. We have painted a box to use as baby bear’s rocket, coloured in some pictures of the characters and settings in the story, completed matching activities with some pictures from baby bear’s adventure and we were writing some key words from the story in chalk on black paper.
We have a beautiful wall display showing baby bear shooting out of the chimney and flying through the sky!
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Enjoying the playdoh!
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Experimenting with different ways to make a picture with paints. We used sponges, rollers and we rolled the tyres from our toy cars through the paint then onto our pictures!
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We all worked together as a group to make a big class painting. We were kind to each other as we moved around the tables and we swapped our paints and our places so that we filled the whole roll of paper!
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Daniel and Robbie enjoying the bubbles in the sensory room.
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Daniel and Ben have been getting creative making some pictures with the tap and pin boards.
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Tap and Pin

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This term room 5 and 7 are doing the Whatever Next story. In the story baby bear makes a rocket and travels to the moon, this will give us a chance to explore a space theme. We are planning on doing lots of activities including making a moon passport, role playing the story, having our own picnic as baby bear and the owl do on the moon, we will be making rockets, star shape biscuits and lots more!





Philip playing with the stickle bricks!



This Term Term 3 2015/2016

Welcome to Room 5s class page!  Enjoy looking through our fabulous achievements! This term, we will be learning about living and growing! We will be learning about how plants grow and even planting and caring for our own seeds! We cant wait to watch them grow! Also, we will be learning about how we ourselves grow and how we change over time. A busy term ahead for Room 5!!