Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful Christmas break 🙂
This term we will be focusing on Mary Queen of Scots as part of our wider school context on Scotland. We will be developing our historical enquiry skills this session as we investigate the life of this famous Scottish Queen. We will start our topic by exploring life in Aberdeen and the rest of Scotland during the medieval period. Next week we will be heading out of school to work with the Urban Studies Trust as we explore the historical buildings in Aberdeen and later in the term we will visit Blairs Museum in Aberdeenshire for a Mary Queen of Scots workshop.
We will continue with maths setting this term, after a successful pilot before Christmas with Room 16. We will apply our knowledge of multiplication to solve division problems. In class we will be revisiting and extending our knowledge of time and measure.
Initially we will explore poetry as part of our Robert Burns study. We will also explore diary entries and persuasive writing as part of our class topic. Reading will continue to take place on a Monday and Thursday. Please make sure you have your reading book and reading record. Library will continue to be on a Tuesday morning.
Homework will continue to go home (from next week) on a Monday and will be due for return on a Friday. After many successful sessions using Google Classroom in school last term, I will be setting more and more homework tasks through this. Anyone without access to a computer at home will either be given paper copies, or will be allowed time in class to complete these tasks.
We will have our teaching student Miss Tryba back with us for the next 4 weeks. Please make sure that you have all the equipment you need for school including pencils and erasers as we have limited supplies in school.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.