Communication

Our new topic is Titanic.  The children are very excited to be learning about this amazing and fascinating ship.  Recently the P6 class was set the task of researching a particular aspect of the Titanic.  They did this in pairs.  Each pair was asked to present their findings in an interesting and informative way for their peers.  The result of their hard work was very pleasing.  They then evaluated each other's work giving positive feedback about what was well done and offering some helpful advice about what could be improved. The pairs discussed their peers suggestions and decided what improvements to make.  I was thrilled and delighted with their finished pieces of work which are displayed in the classroom.  Feel free to call in and see your child's work.

''Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today'' Jinato Hu

Throughout PDMU we have been learning what it means to live in a culturally diverse world along with the opportunities and challenges that this brings. We  worked in groups and choose a country or a specific scenario, for e.g. immigration, which represented cultural diversity and differences. We then presented what we discovered to the class in a creative manner. Miss Farquhar was very impressed by the fact that every group was able to display what they had learnt in a different form, hence highlighting that we are all different, despite belonging to the same class in the same school. We decided that the world would be a very boring place if we were all the same!

During SPaG,  we are learning to expand our vocabulary in order to write in a mature manner.  We played a game whereby we were given a variety of images, and had to choose the most appropriate adjectives to describe the particular image. We enjoyed using a dictionary to help us learn new words.

The P6s have been learning the language of comparison.  First they brainstormed comparative words and then they used them to write a comparison between Pascal, the protagonist in our class novel, and themselves.