# P4B Reflective Friday 31.5

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

We have been working hard on strategies for multiplying by 6 and 8. This has included looking at the pattern of the times table using a number square. We have listened to  fun songs on youtube which taught us the 6 and 8 times table to all about that bass and cheerleader. I have attached the links.

We have also learned how to use the algorithm for multiplication. An example would be 55×6.

We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.

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Literacy

This week we have been learning about the features of writing a newspaper report, we spent time working through the 4 elements that are important. These are the headline, lead, body and tail. We found out that all the important information needs to be shared right at the start. This is called front loading.

Our spelling this week was looking at using ‘ei’ as a long vowel sound. For example in the word freight. Here are the words for you to practice.

weight            freight

sleigh              weigh

eight              eighty

reindeer         vein

rein                  veil

Other learning

We carried on researching the Titanic, we had a discussion about more things the children would like to learn about. Then we worked with our learning partners and chose one or two ideas. We had things like the passengers clothing, more about the iceberg and survivors.

Have a great weekend

P4B

# Titanic movie clips

As part of our learning we plan to watch appropriate and meaningful clips from the Titanic movie. In the past we have found this to be very useful.

If you would not like your child to watch clips from the movie please let the class teacher know.

Thank you

# P4B Reflective Friday 26.4

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

We have been working hard on strategies for multiplying by 3. This has included looking at the pattern of the times table using a number square. We have listened to a fun song on youtube which taught us the 3 times table to uptown funk. I have attached the link.

We have also learned how to use the algorithm for multiplication, with some of us even using hundreds tens and units.

We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.

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Home learning activities –

As we will be moving on to the 4 times table next week, please spend some time looking at it.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=BingoMultiplicationv9

Literacy

This week we have been learning about the features of writing a diary entry, we spent time working through a checklist to highlight these elements using an example of a day in the life of an astronaut. We then used our knowledge to write our own diary entry for an animal of our choosing. We had lions, pigs, monkeys and even a sloth.

Home learning activities –

I have attached the checklist document we used in class below, you could work through any diary entries you can find and see if they have the features on the list.

Diary Writing Checklist

Have a great weekend

P4B

# Titanic resources

Dear Parents / Carers

As part of our learning about the Titanic we are about to re-create the cabins found on board. We are therefore looking for resources to help the children build their models.

This includes –

Shoe boxes – Wallpaper – Material/Fabric – Toy furniture – Toy figures – anything else you think would be useful.

Please could you bring anything you have in on Monday next week.

Thank you

# Food bank Collection

Well done to Primary Four for organising the collection for Edinburgh Food Project and thank you to everyone who donated.  The charity are delighted!

# P5 Fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital (Sick Kids)

P5 are still collecting toys for our toy sale on the 4th of April. Please bring them in by Monday and put them outside P5.

We are still looking for some of the following (please make sure they are clean and good quality);

stuffed toys, books, gameboards, barbies or action figures, outdoor toys, lego, baby toys, loom bands, cars, cards, fancy dress clothes, role play items, DVDs (U), Shopkins… the list is endless.

Thank you to those who have brought things in so far.

The prices will be either 50p, £1, £1.50… with the most expensive thing being £3.

From P5H and P5HW

# P4B Reflective Friday 29.3.19

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we worked hard on developing our knowledge of the formal algorithm method of subtraction. We started to learn about how to exchange twice in one sum. This was really tricky but we all enjoyed it. I have put a how to guide below, just remember its an american video so they call exchanging re grouping.

We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.

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Home learning activities –

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=BingoFractionsv3

This is the link to fractions bingo and hit the button for practising your 2.3 and 4 times tables.

Other areas

We have had so much fun this week learning all about the Titanic, we have been super detectives and researched all about how the ship was built, the stories of its crew and passengers. On Tuesday we worked in groups and all had responsibility for a part of the ship. We created a giant P4 version of Titanic, it looks absolutely wonderful, good job P4.

Home learning activities –

I have attached a link to one of the websites we used in class, which has lots of really interesting facts.

https://titanicfacts.net/

Have a great weekend

P4B

# P4B Reflective Friday 22.3.19

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we looked at fractions of a shape, concentrating on half, quarter and thirds. We practised by playing fraction bingo on whiteboards. We also began to think about the link between fractions of a number and division. It would be great if you could practice the 2, 3 and 4 times tables including dividing at home.

We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.

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Big_Maths-Beat-That_3

Big_Maths-Beat-That_4

Big_Maths-Beat-That_5

Home learning activities –

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=BingoFractionsv3

This is the link to fractions bingo and hit the button for practising your 2.3 and 4 times tables.

Literacy

We learned a new spelling rule for oi and oy words, we found out the oi is normally in the middle of a word where as the oy comes at the end. Here are this weeks words to practice.

joint

noise

poison

soiled

spoiling

toys

annoying

enjoyed

joyful

employed

Home learning activities –

I have attached a link to spelling city where you can create a free account and input the spelling words and the children can practice using games.

https://www.spellingcity.com/

Other areas

We have learned about how to use ICT to create a piece of writing. The children completed a number of steps or as we call them the Success Criteria in order to produce a travel brochure on the city of Paris as part of French lessons. These are looking wonderful and would be useful for anybody going on a holiday to Paris. Well done P4.

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER

On Tuesday next week could the children please come to school in clothing that you wouldn’t mind them possibly getting paint on. Something old, thank you.

Have a great weekend

P4B

# P5 fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick Kids)

Hello,

In P5 we are going to be doing a toy sale to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital (Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity). It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have one or two toys that you would like to donate can you please bring them in next week and by Monday 1st of April at the latest.

Please don’t bring in toys that you want to keep, you can bring in toys that you don’t play with any more or that have been sitting in your cupboard. It might be a good time to have a spring clean!

Please put any toys you bring in on the table in the P5 library.

Some examples of toys we would like are

Books

Action figures or Barbies

Soft toys

Cars

Baby toys so you can buy them for younger brother and sisters

Board games

Loom bands

Lego

Cards

Can you please make sure the toys are clean and good quality.

Thanks

P5H and P5HW