What we are learning about this term:
This month we will be looking at different aspects of Scots language. This will involve looking at ‘The Gruffalo’s Wean’ and ‘The Jeelie Piece song’ to analyse and compare the language. As well as this we will be learning about Robert Burns, Scottish traditions and Scottish food.
During literacy the class will complete their class novel ‘The Suitcase Kid’. Throughout this text we will be exploring different Health and Wellbeing issues alongside continuing to develop Higher Order Reading skills.
Room 8 will also be focusing on non-fiction texts. In order to understand and develop an informed view, we will be learning to identify the main ideas and recognise the difference between fact and opinion in a variety of texts.
During writing we will be using the story mountain to help us to structure adventure texts correctly. To help, you could encourage your child to source and read an adventure text, as this will help inform their writing. We will continue to discuss and look at ways to make our writing more exciting by incorporating VCOP – vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation. Following the theme of non-fiction texts the children will also be learning how to write an explanation text with a focus on science.
Health and Wellbeing
This term within Health and Wellbeing the children will be learning about Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (R.S.H.P) relating to the following aspects of Curriculum for Excellence:-
friendships and personalities, feelings/emotions, relationships, self-esteem and responsibilities. The children will also learn about steps to growing up, basic gender differences, animal life cycles, healthy lifestyles and what babies need.
How you can help your child (stage relevant):
Our Interdisciplinary Topic/Any other relevant information:
Interdisciplinary Learning –Burnside
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