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The Beast From The East and P5b

Dear Parents and Carers

While some of us have been having snowball fights, others movie nights and some stuck at traffic lights we are happy to report that we all survived the Beast From The East and have returned safely to school! This week we have been learning about balance and travelling in gymnastics during PE. We have moved around lots of gymnastic stations in the gym hall developing our skills.

We have continued our learning about the Victorians by watching videos three and four in our diary series. We learned about Victorian workhouses and that they aren’t very pleasant places to be. The food was poor and they didn’t really care about your health and wellbeing. Our specific focus this week was on Victorian children. We learned that children could start working around four or five years old in jobs such as a chimney sweep, working deep in the coal mines and as rat catchers.

We learned that poor children would wear rags as clothes and most couldn’t afford shoes so went barefoot. Quite a few of them lived on the streets in dirty conditions. Children who found a job were treated very poorly. For example they were paid terribly, less than the adults at only about 25p a day, they worked the same long hour days (sometimes longer) than the adults and often in very dangerous conditions such as deep down in the mines.

Primary 5 have also started preparing for our Easter assembly in a few weeks time. We have started practicing our songs such as Hosanna and sign language to Amazing Grace! We are looking forward to performing this soon.

Finally we are all thoroughly looking forward to Parents Night next week. We are excited to share our learning with you all and Mr Cross is looking forward to updating you on our progress!

From P5b!

 

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