You will hopefully have seen in the last Homelink newsletter that our Parent Council have organised a Great Big School Clean Up on Saturday 30th March between 2-4pm as part of the Great British Spring Clean 2019. This is a UK wide mass-action environmental campaign to cut litter and improve public places but it also coincides with the Green Buckstone recycling programme which aims to save ‘hard to recycle’ items from landfill.
The school playground will be open at the main entrance from 2pm on Saturday 30th March for as many volunteers as are able to donate 10 minutes, 1 hour or more of time to help clear the playground and surrounding areas of litter that has escaped the various refuse bins around the school. City of Edinburgh Council will be arriving that afternoon to deliver litter picking kit and will be removing waste from the school after the litter pick is over at 4pm. Our local councillors are also planning to attend and members of the Parent Council will be present to co-ordinate this project. This is an excellent opportunity to help improve the environment on our doorstep so we hope to see you there.
Please bring with you protective gloves if at all possible (some will be provided by the council), refreshments and perhaps some hand sanitiser! Children must not be unaccompanied and will remain the responsibility of their parent/carer at all times.
We worked on our new spelling pattern, which was words containing the aw sound. Please see the list below.
Using an extract from Matilda, we visualised what we could see, drew a detailed picture of it and labelled it.
We highlighted where the missing speech marks should be in an extract from Matilda.
We worked on a comprehension activity linked to Titanic.
Home Learning Activities
Use the spelling list below to help learn your aw words. You could put them in alphabetical order. Can you add four extra aw words to the list. Can you write a sentence including all of the tricky words to, too and two, used correctly?
Could you find a really descriptive passage from a book at home and create your own, labelled visualisation?
Find a group of objects. Can you divide them in half? Can you divide the same group into quarters? Do you notice anything? Can all groups of objects be divided into halves? Can all groups be divided into quarters?
Show someone at home how to make a fact family using this sum: 3×5=15
Where can you spot the different 3-d shapes you have been learning about around your home/garden/in the local area?
This has been a SUPER exciting week in P4G!
We got our second secret Titanic Mission and now our classroom has been transformed!
The P4s have been getting organised for our charity event, collecting for Edinburgh Food Project. We created posters for around the school and presented a Powerpoint in assembly. Thank you for all your support with this so far, keep bringing collections in until the deadline on 29th March!
In PE we worked on circuits.
We enjoyed our swimming on Thursday.
We met our new teacher, Mr Couper who will be working with us after Easter on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Home Learning Activities
Find out even more facts and information about the Titanic.
Draw and label your own picture of the Titanic.
Find our more about our charity the Edinburgh Food Project.
Today we received a TOP SECRET MISSION into our classroom. To be successful with this mission, it may get messy! Please can all children from P4G come to school dressed in clothes for painting on Wednesday 20th March. (No uniform required, just clothes that can get painty/gluey!)
Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for theEdinburgh 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
Write a letter to an author of your choice- why not try to find where to send it and see if you get a response?
Look for speech marks in a book at home. Have they followed our star steps? (A new line for each new speaker; punctuation inside the final speech mark).
Maths and Numeracy:
We are starting to learn about fractions and have been revising halves.
We have been practising our times tables. Please focus on revising 2, 5 and 10 and learning the 3 and 4 times tables. We challenged ourselves to complete as much of a times tables grid as possible in 5 minutes.
We sorted 3-d shapes into a Venn Diagram.
Ideas for Home Learning:
Practise your halves 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!