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St. Margaret’s R.C. Primary School

P6 Mr O’Connor

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Welcome back to all our Primary 6 pupils.
Please find below our Primary 6 4 Contexts sheet which outline our learning for this term.

Primary 6 4 Contexts Term I
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We’ve had a super start back to the new term in the Agile Space Classroom.
It’s a whole new chance to try to adapt a growth and positive mindset around using the new space.

The concept in based upon flexible learning in flexible spaces.
Read more here:
https://www.learniture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Heppell-Teacher-workshop-manual.pdf

http://rubble.heppell.net/media_forum/wesley_spaces2.pdf

https://www.ads.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/InspiringLearningSpaces_2017.pdf


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Home Learning

We have had homework this week.

Homework will usually be given each Monday and is to be returned each Friday morning.
Here are some reasons why we in Primary 6 feel Homework is important:
It improves your child’s thinking and memory
It helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life
Homework encourages your child to use time wisely
It teaches your child to work independently
Homework teaches your child to take responsibility for his or her work
It allows your child to review and practice what has been covered in class
It helps your child to get ready for the next day’s class
Homework helps your child learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and computer Web sites to find information
It encourages your child to explores subjects more fully than classroom time permits
It allows your child to extend learning by applying skills to new situations
It helps your child integrate learning by applying many different skills to a single task, such as book reports or science projects
Howework helps parents learn more about what your child is learning in school
It allows parents to communicate about what he or she is learning
It encourages parents to spark your child’s enthusiasm

So please don’t underestimate the positive influence home learning can have for your child it can really help them progress and achieve.
For more information see our Home Learning page. Click HERE.
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We have been very fortunate to be working this term with visiting Artists concentrating upon the works of Robert Louis Stevenson. In particular the poem…

From a Railway Carriagepoem
Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle,
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.

Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
And there is the green for stringing the daisies!
Here is a cart run away in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill and there is a river:
Each a glimpse and gone for ever!

Robert Louis Stevenson

We aim to study the poem, link it to travelling on a train ourselves and create an animation based upon our work.