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P4G Final Titanic Mission

Dear Parents,

We were very excited to receive our final Titanic mission today, which we have attached a copy of below. We have been tasked with designing and making a lifeboat that would be able to rescue stranded passengers from the Titanic. Today we designed our lifeboats but now we need materials to make them. Please can you send in any recycling that you think may be useful for the task: boxes, cartons, juice bottles etc to help make our final mission a success. If you have any Barbie Dolls/Action Men type figures that we could try to save that would be really useful too!

Thank you in advance,

Primary Four Giant Turtles

FINAL MISSION

P4G Reflective Friday 20.4.18

What have we learned?

Literacy:

In Handwriting we were learning to form our capital letters correctly.

We finished reading Kaspar, it was an interesting ending that was both happy and sad depending on which character you were.

In reading, we learnt about being a Book Detective, which we will start as a class on Monday when new reading books will be sent home. We learned about the role of Word Finder looking at new, unusual or interesting words and looking them up in a dictionary.  On Monday everyone will get a new reading book and have pages to read at home.   Please encourage your child to read what has been set so that they are ready for their group to meet.

Numeracy and Maths:

We were looking at the properties of 3-D shapes and learning what makes a prism.

“Two triangles and three rectangles would make a triangular based prism.” Katie and Ingrid.

“We figured out that a prism can’t be a prism if it doesn’t have any rectangles.” Alexandra

We learned about times tables using repeated addition to work out the answers. Keep working on the 2, 4 and 8 times tables. What patterns can you spot in these tables?

Everyone should continue to work on their Beat Thats.

Other areas:

Ukulele teachers came in to begin teaching ukulele skills.

The whole of Primary Four have been working on our World of Work assembly. We are learning Nine to Five, here is a link if you want to practice at home.

 

We moved to new tables and invented our new table names, linked to Food.

What have we enjoyed?

“I have enjoyed doing the Nine to Five song.” Rebecca

“I loved playing the ukulele.” Lily

“I liked making the table names.” Charlie

What have we found challenging?

Beat-that’s; learning the song; doing the letter search with Mrs Conlin; times tables quiz.

What would we like to learn next week?

Start the Vikings, more ukulele, cooking.

 

 

 

P4H and P4g Wk beg: 26/3/18

In P4 this week we have chosen our new topic for next term. We have chosen the Vikings! The classes got together, did some research on different topic we could do and voted.

What have we enjoyed?

Alexandra – Finishing off the Titanic.

Hannah – Making insta bunnies Easter cards.

Jessica – Doing the birthday song to the rest of the school and hearing their songs.

Darcey – Writing our Titanic diary entry.

What have we found challenging?

Choosing to do either the Celts or the Vikings.

Making the insta bunnies.

Writing the diary entry and remembering all the S.C.

Spelling.

What would we like to learn next week?VIKINGS!!

P4G Reflective Friday 23.3.18

What have we learned?

Literacy

Spelling pattern: aw which can be found at the beginning, middle and end of words.

Week 18 aw words

We wrote letters to our families pretending that we were passengers on the Titanic.  We told them all about our adventures aboard the Unsinkable Ship.

Working in groups, we made a poster to show how to use bullet points.

Numeracy and Maths

In class we have been working on strategies to help us with our times tables.  These include: arrays, drawing groups, skip counting, number lines and repeated addition.  We are looking at patterns in the 2, 4 and 8 times tables.  Please keep practising at home! If you’re already a times table expert, can you turn them into division facts?

We have been working on the properties of 3-D shapes.

Other Areas:

In Art, we made our own “McCoos” in the style of Steven Brown using oil pastels or chalks.

In Titanic we researched to find new facts to share with the class.

We have been really busy singing and practising for the Buckstone Birthday Show.  Our rendition of the school song and We Are the Champions were AWESOME!!!

 

What we have enjoyed:

“I have enjoyed drawing the McCoos.” Hazel

“I enjoyed getting the medal for the Birthday Show!” Ingrid

“I liked the Buckstone Birthday Show.” Sarah

“I loved seeing my dad at the Buckstone Birthday!” Charlie

“I liked my brother, DJ Donnie, in his show.” Ariana

Please take a look at our work on the Titanic!

Sports Relief 2018

MESSAGE FROM P5 PUPILS 

Dear Parents/Guardians

We are excited to tell you that Primary 5 are raising money for Sport Relief this year!

On Friday 16th March your children can dress up as their favourite sports person. Please bring in £1 (or contribute via Parent Pay). It would be great if the children could share one or two facts about their favourite sports person!

As well as dressing up we will be doing Run a Mile on Wednesday, Thursday  and Friday. Every class will be taking part in the run, so remember your trainers. Remember to do your best – run as far as you can.

Don’t feel the need to go out and buy new clothes. Be creative with what you have! Strips are allowed but we are reminding everyone to be respectful of all favourite sports stars.

Have fun!

From P5

P4G Reflective Friday 9.3.18

What have we learned?

Literacy:

In Reading we have been working on questioning and we worked with our reading partners to write some questions about Kaspar, using the Remembering Superpower.

We have been learning about the two different oy/oi sounds in Spelling.  See link below:

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Week 16 oyoi

Today, we have dressed up as our favourite book characters, brought in our favourite books and been to the Book Fair.  We dropped whatever we were doing when the bell went to do some reading.

In Handwriting on descenders such as g and ys.

Numeracy and Maths:

We have completed our Beat-Thats aiming to get faster and more accurate each week.  Keep practising at home.  We are practising our times tables, especially the 3 and 4 times.

In class we have been learning more about 3-D shapes.  Can you work out which 3D shapes are being described below?

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Other areas:

All of us got into pairs/trios to design and make a model of a cabin from the Titanic.  To do this we had to do lots of research into what the living conditions, decor, clothing and facilities might be like in a certain class of cabin.  We will share photos of these on the blog next week once they are complete.

In Resilience we were thinking about there being noone quite like you.  Can you work out why we were looking at potatoes??

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What have we enjoyed?

“We enjoyed making our Titanic models” Katherine

“I enjoyed World Book Day, getting to read when the bell goes.” Hazel

“I enjoyed going to the Book Fair and discussing that everyone is different.”

What have we found challenging?

The 3-D shapes were a bit challenging, using the correct vocabulary: vertices, edges and faces.

Making the Titanic cabins was a bit tricky!

What would we like to learn next week?

More about Music, Art and Titanic and Resilience.

We look forward to welcoming you into class next week for Parent Consultations.  We will give your child’s learning story home during the consultation so that we can discuss targets with you.

For the Buckstone Birthday celebrations we are learning the lyrics to We are the Champions.  Here is a link below if you would like to help your child practise at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI7od5afDno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev4pwFMaZQc

 

 

 

School lunches

Message from the Catering Department:
Dear Parent/Carer

Due to the severe weather we have been experiencing, the catering department have been unable to receive any deliveries from suppliers. Normal deliveries are not likely to return until Tuesday 6th of March.

School kitchens will be providing a meal service however due to the issues with suppliers this will vary to the advertised menu on ParentPay. Due to the change in menus, allergen information will vary to the website and we will do our upmost to ensure all usual special diets are catered for.

We are working hard to ensure kitchens are back to advertised menus as soon as possible and your support is much appreciated.

Kind regards

Catering Dept.