We continued to read The Legend of Spud Murphy and looked for funny events that had happened in the chapter.
In Reading we were given Reading Challenge sheets to take home and were given the challenge of trying to read for at least 10 minutes a day. In class, we recorded information about characters from our reading books.
Our Spelling pattern was dge endings for example, fudge. We made funny sentences using these words. Please see the link below for a list of the words.
Here is a summary of what we have been learning in P4 this week:
We started a new class novel called The Legend of Spud Murphy. We will be looking at characters, humour, themes and how the story is told and finding out more about the author Eoin Colfer. We drew and labelled a picture of Spud including her characteristics. We also wrote an email as if we were Will in the story and discussed what “first person” means.
In Spelling we did a dictation to see how well we had learned all of last term’s spelling words and patterns.
We practised cursive writing.
For fun we are reading Matilda.
We all got our first reading books of 2019- please check reading records. Gangsta Granny and Matilda groups will usually read on Monday; BFG and Dumbledore will usually read on Wednesdays. Captain Underpants will usually read on a Monday and Wednesday. Please complete reading and sign your child’s reading record- thank you!
Numeracy and Maths:
In time we are learning about analogue time and about minutes to and minutes past and
We’ve been practising our times tables using Hit the Button- see link below:
We continued to work on our VCOP in writing by describing a sunset setting.
In reading we worked on characterisation and questioning. Please can all parents make sure that they sign their children’s reading records and that reading is available in school every day- thanks in advance!
We continued to work on our cursive joins.
Maths and Numeracy:
We began to work on time this week and revised o’clock and half past times. Please practise this at home as much as possible.
We are looking at strategies to help us add and take away and have been looking at using a hundred square. Can you add these numbers using a 100 square to help?
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!
Primary 6 have decided to support the local charity Social Bite!
Social Bite are on a mission to STOP homelessness in Scotland.
The way P6 are going to support them is by doing a Wee Sleepout, sleeping in the gym hall.
The reason we chose to do a sleepout rather than anything else is because every year Social Bite do a sleep in the park to raise money. We wanted to know what it would feel like to be sleeping out of our comfort zone with no mattress, and no technology, but it won’t be as bad as being homeless but it will still be hard.
If you would to sponsor us please visit the Just Giving link below.
We are beginning an exciting new topic all about the Vikings. We would really appreciate it if you could send in some cardboard in order to make Viking shields. If you could help us out further by pre-cutting it into approximately 30-40cm diameter circles that would be even more helpful! Two pieces per pupil would be ideal.
Also, on Thursday November 22nd the pupils will take part in a Viking workshop all day in school. A letter will be coming home soon with all of the details. We would like as many children as possible to dress up as a Viking for the day. We’ve included links to websites for some ideas of how they could dress.