Dunbarney Primary School

Primary School

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Welcome to our class page for P5.

Mrs Strydom    & Mrs Davidson (Fridays)





Our topic this term is People in Economy, Business and Enterprise, with an emphasis on our local area.


8.11.19: This term the learning outcomes which the children will be looking at in depth will be identifying essential goods and services, discussing the different ways to pay for them, and considering the benefits and risks of each method (SOC 2-21a). They will also explore the local area and learn to present information on different places to live, work and relax, and interesting places to visit (SOC2-10a).


30.10.19: Callum and Chloe chatted today about what the class have been learning recently. In Big Write they have worked on newspaper reports and have now moved onto personal recounts of a story: last week it was about a natural disaster. In Maths, the class have been doing dividing and doubling and using jigsaw strategy. In art with Mrs Cochrane, the children have been making pop-up graveyard cards for Halloween, and today have been making portraits of themselves with Mrs Campbell, using Autumn leaves for the hair. P5 has recently started doing Bikeability 1 on a Tuesday afternoon in the playground, which they are enjoying. They have also done some French and Drama with Mrs Campbell this week. In PE, the children have been learning basketball skills.



24.10.19: P5 are going to start off this term looking at essential goods and services and the different ways we can pay for them. The class will also be starting their Bikeability 1 training. This week we had Doctor Bike in checking bikes and helmets.


 11.9.19 Jessica, Jaxon and Isla chatted today about what they have been learning in class. They have been doing research on the computers about Hurricane Dorian, as part of their Natural Disasters topic. In Art, with Mrs Cochrane,  they have been making volcanoes using collage with tissue paper. They have also been using atlases to learn about Scotland's natural landscapes. The children have been making their class charter, using Tagul to print the words from the class charter onto handprints to go on the wall. In PE, the children have been doing basketball and competitive games with Mr Marshall, and stations in the gym with Mrs Davidson. In Maths, they have been working on place values and six digit numbers. In Big Write they have been working on newspaper reports, and the children have also been doing grammar, comprehension and reading. Mrs Davidson has been learning about problem solving, and Mrs Strydom has been working on riddles. The children have been categorising groups of animals in science with Mrs Davidson.


Homework will be handed out on a Tuesday and should be handed in the following Monday.


Please make sure your child brings a labelled water bottle containing fresh water (not juice) to school each day. All items of clothing should be clearly labelled with your child's name, including PE kits. PE kits should be kept in school. PE will take place on a Thursday with Mr Marshall, our PE specialist, and Art will be with Mrs Cochrane. Please bring in an old shirt to keep in school for use as an art apron.