Category Archives: P4B-Blog

P4 Food Bank Charity Collection

Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for the Edinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.

 Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:

Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar

Low On Stock: Rice (500g bags), tinned fruit, toilet roll, tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding, pasta sauces (jars), tinned custard, tinned tomatoes, jam.

We can also donate hygiene items such as: deodorant, shampoo, shaving foam & toilet roll.

 ****Please do not send fresh items as refrigeration is not available.****

Please send your donations to school with your child and ask them to pass them on to Primary Four.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks is advance,

P4 Team

 

P4B Reflective Friday Week Beginning 11th March

Literacy:

  • We used interesting openers to improve sentences.
  • We completed a comprehension activity about The Titanic.
  • Our spelling pattern this week was au.
  • In Writing, we wrote about our weekends.

Ideas for Home Learning:

  • Here are the spelling words; you could play a game of hangman using these words.

week 17 au words

  • Find some sentences in a reading book and improve the openers.

 

Maths and Numeracy:

  • We have been working on a variety of fractions including halves, quarters and thirds.
  • We have been practising our times tables each day.
  • We have looked at properties of 2-d shapes.

Ideas for Home Learning:

Practise your halves, quarters and times tables.  You could use Hit the Button to help you get faster.  Remember to practise your tables both in and out of order!

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

Have a go at this game to look at properties of shapes.

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3usa/flash/index.html?goLesson=14

 

Other Areas:

  • Some students from Heriot Watt University came to talk to us about Science and we did an experiment using oil, water, food dye and some fruit to learn about density.
  • We celebrated Comic Relief- do you want hear our joke?

“What do you call a nose with no body?”

“Nobody knows (nose)!”

  • In PE we started badminton skills.
  • We continued our research into the parts of a ship and the Titanic.

Ideas for Home Learning:

  • Continue your research into ships and the Titanic.
  • Continue to work on your goals for Getting Active.
  • Think about your own learning story targets and work on these.

P4B – What we have been learning this week WB 04.03.19

Literacy

In Writing, we were learning to write a story! To celebrate World Book Day we entered a competition for the school about the moon landing (it is the 50th Anniversary this year). We had to include adjectives, interesting openers, punctuation (full stops and capital letters) and connectives.

In Reading we are enjoying our group books. We are trying to read with expression. As World Book Day happened this week we enjoyed Drop Everything and Read and shared our favourite book with someone.

This week’s spelling pattern is oi and oy and we revised some tricky words. Words include toilet, joyful, toy, point, royal, boil and annoying. Tricky words we revised include were, water, because, would, should, could, there and their.

Things to do at home:

  • continue your space landing story 
  • write descriptive sentences describing things you have seen (try to include adjectives, openers and connectives to make them really exciting)
  • research information on the moon to help us celebrate the 50th anniversary

Maths and Numeracy

This week we have been learning about fractions (quarters, halves and thirds). To show our learning we created posters. This included information about how fractions are linked to division and needed to show some examples including word problems. We played some ICT games to enhance our learning.

Things to do at home:

 

Other areas of the curriculum 

  • In IDL we received a mission about the titanic. We had to research information on ships in general. We used the ipads to do this.
  • In P.E we enjoyed gymnastics and fitness. In gymnastics we made a three step sequence using different balances.
  • We enjoyed going to the book fair.
  • In French we recapped on the days of the week and the weather. We played some games relating to number. There are lots of French number songs on google we used – you can try some at home.

P4B Reflective Friday 22.2.19

Hope you all had a lovely holiday, here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we learned how to use exchanging within our algorithm sum. It was a challenge but we have certainly got the hang of it now. It would be used for sums where the top number is smaller than the bottom. For example   24                                                                                                                                                                     – 08

We finished our time focus by looking at estimation where we made an educated guess about how long certain activities take and then we tested the estimate using a stopwatch with our learning partners.

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.

Big_Maths-Beat-That_2

Big_Maths-Beat-That_3

Big_Maths-Beat-That_4   

Big_Maths-Beat-That_5

Things to do at home –

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-add-subtract/modal/v/basic-regrouping-or-borrowing-when-subtracting-three-digit-numbers

This has an explanation of exchanging, however it is an American clip so some of the language they use is slightly different, for example re grouping instead of exchanging.

Literacy

We learned a new spelling rule for ph words when it sounds like an f. Here are this weeks words to practice.

graph  phone

photo  photograph

dolphin  phrase

sphere  orphan

alphabet  elephant

Things to do at home –

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 the work of Charles Rennie Macintosh and recreated his famous rose stained glass window. It lead to a fantastic discussion all about the different jobs that people have and what skills we need in them. The children were amazed that he was an architect, artist, furniture and jewellery designer.

Have a great weekend

P4B

SSPCA Charity Day!

Primary One have organised a charity day THIS FRIDAY to support the SSPCA.

Come to school dressed up as an animal on Friday 22nd February. Any donations are kindly received via Parent Pay.

Primary One hope to raise money to help lots of animals.

I wonder how many different animals we will spot in our school?!

Thank you for your support,

The P1 Team 🙂

P4B Reflective Friday 8.2.19

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we started learning about the strategies of subtraction, we began with the best ways to get the answer in our heads. To do this we played subtraction bingo. We then looked at how to transfer this knowledge to simple sums using our algorithm method.

We haven’t had time to revise our beat thats this week so here they are for you to practice at home.

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P2

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P3

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P4   

Things to do at home –

https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/a/subtract_mentally_2_digit.php

This has an explanation of some of the mental strategies we will be using

Literacy

We linked a lot of our literacy work this week to Chinese New Year, the children developed their note taking skills and did a comprehension exercise all about how it is celebrated. We also did a research task about the country of China using the IPADS, finding out about things like famous landmarks and all the languages spoken there.

We made a poster about how to use the internet safely using the message of SMART, it would be great if the children could remember and explain to you what this means.

Things to do at home –

This is the video about internet safety we based our poster on.

Other areas

We have had a great week learning more about science and different types of power. First of all we were very lucky to have Generation Science in the school and they gave us a great workshop called Power to the People which the children loved. Then today we made our own circuits using batteries, bulbs, switches, buzzers and fans, at the end some tables worked together and created a super circuit.

Have a great holiday

P4B

P4B Reflective Friday 1.2.19

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we have focused  again on our addition skills, we have done a lot of work on the strategies we can use to make adding in our head easier. We had fun playing a game called guess my number on the topmarks website.  We created  ‘How to’ videos on the IPADS to show our understanding of the algorithm method. They were fantastic and the children were able to explain the steps of the sum with great detail.

We also looked at the importance of timetables and linked it to our previous work on time. This was a tricky concept for the children and many of them were keen to look at bus and train timetables at home.

I have also attached a copy of our levels  on beat thats for you to practice at home.

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P2

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P3

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P4   

Things to do at home –

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

https://www.lothianbuses.com/

Literacy

In reading we are continuing to focus on comprehension and understanding. The class used their reading books to complete another visualiser.

In writing we looked back at our descriptive pieces on a winters scene. We self assessed against the success criteria identifying something that we were happy with and something that needed a bit more work. We then up levelled the writing and wrote a final copy. These are wonderful and look great on the wall. It makes you cold just reading them.

In spelling this week we re visited some of our previous tricky words.

Things to do at home –

Here is a copy of the visualiser if you wanted to do one as part of you reading homework.

visualiser

Other areas

It was our second week of swimming and the children are loving it, our instructors have been ever so impressed with our effort and determination. They have commented on how respectful and well mannered we are. Well done P4!

We researched about viking food with our learning  partner and used this to create our own Viking menu. Lots of smoked fish and salted meats as well as fresh fruit and Norse oatcakes were some of the things we chose. We practised our note taking skills as part of the learning came from a powerpoint.

Have a great weekend

P4B

P4B Reflective Friday 25.1.19

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we have focused on our addition skills, we have done a lot of work on the strategies we can use to make adding in our head easier. We had fun playing a game called addition bingo on the topmarks website. The children have worked so hard on using the algorithm sum for column addition, this was a brand new concept for them and we have already moved on to bridging 10 and carrying. Well done P4! We are in the process of creating ‘How to’ videos on the IPADS to show our understanding.

I have also attached a copy of our levels  on beat thats for you to practice at home.

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P2

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P3

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P4   

Things to do at home –

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

Literacy

In reading we are focusing on comprehension and understanding. The class used their reading books to complete a brand new task called the visualiser. We thought of an important event in the story and illustrated what we thought it looked like and then wrote a paragraph describing it.

In spelling this week we had fun creating our own wordsearches with our words.  We learned all about the rule for adding a tch to the end of words.

fetch                      ditch

patch                    witch

stretch                  Scotch

snatched             scratched

catching               pitching

Things to do at home –

Here is a copy of the visualiser if you wanted to do one as part of you reading homework.

visualiser

Other areas

We have started to learn the skills of gymnastics in PE, we had fun on Monday creating a 4 step gymnastic sequence which took in elements of balance, strength and creativity.

We researched about viking gods and goddesses and with a partner created an information sheet about ones of our choice. This helped us to improve our note taking skills as part of the learning came from a powerpoint.

Have a great weekend

P4B

P4B Reflective Friday 16.11.18

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we have focussed on using analogue clocks to tell the time, revising oclock and moving on to half past, quarter to and quarter past. We had fun playing a game called stop the clock on the topmarks website. It would be great for the children to practice using this at home.

I have attached a copy of our levels  on beat thats for you to practice at home.

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P2

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P3

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P4

Literacy

We looked at punctuation this week concentrating on how we can use question and exclamation marks appropriatley, We did lots of practice and investigated using our ERIC books, seeing how many question and exclamation marks we could find. We then used them in sentences and even for jokes.

In spelling this week we had fun creating our own wacky paragraphs with our words.  We are able to sound these words out, here they are,

first                thirst

girl                 squirm

burst              turnip

Thursday       curl

disturb           church

Other areas

The exciting news is that after working together in mixed class groups  using the outcomes we have to cover in P4, it was decided after a vote between Vikings and Romans, that our new topic would be Vikings. We  begun this week by working on a KWHL grid to find out,

K – What we know already

W – What we would like to know

We carried on developing our skills using powerpoint by creating one showing our understanding of our last topic on living things. This was a great way to display our learning.

P4B

P7 Children In Need Day Friday 16th November 2018

Well done to all the awesome Primary 7 children who organised and delivered a fun and inclusive Activity Day raising vital funds for Children In Need.  There were Free Activities where children could win a prize: Pin the Bandana on the Pudsey; Best Dressed Children per Stage.  There was also a Free Quiz: winners will be announced next week once the Primary 7s have had a chance to mark the answer sheets.

P7M planned a Guess Pudsey’s Birthday competition at 50p per guess.  We used a Random Date Generator to choose the date which was 30th November.  The winner was a girl in P5HW.  P7M presented her with her cuddly Pudsey backpack.

The Bake Sale organised by P7F was a massive sellout!  Not a crumb was left!  The Primary 7 children engaged with all the children and listened carefully to what their customers wanted and ensured they gave them the correct change.

P7R had queues out of the door for Face Painting.  The Artists did a superb job of turning their customers into tremendous Pudseys, Tigers, Cats, Lizards and Dragons!

Mrs Magill, Miss Fotheringham and Miss Robinson are incredibly proud of you all!

Have a wonderful weekend, have fun, be safe 🙂