Message from the Catering Department:
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.
As you will be aware all Edinburgh schools are closed tomorrow. This means we will miss World Book Day. Not to worry, here are some ideas you might want to do at home together so you can still celebrate World Book Day.
We will rearrange a suitable date to celebrate World Book Day so the children can still dress up – we were looking forward to seeing the different characters coming to school. We will let you know as soon as a date is decided.
In Comprehension we learnt about the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The first step we had to read it though. Secondly we had to highlight the important parts. Then we had to take notes in our own words. Lastly we had to make a colourful and eye catching information poster.
We did Reading in our groups. Then we were sent out to do activities on our books the activity we done was called the question writer. You ask open questions about the pages we just read and the others in your group have to answer.
In Maths we are learning how to do remainders it is basically division but with numbers that are not in times tables .e.g. 59/5= 11r4 (the r means remainders)
In shapes we are learning about 3D and 2D shapes. We were learning about the property’s .e.g. sphere 0 vertices 0 edge and 1 face
Chinese new year!
In mandarin we learnt how people in china celebrate the new year. The festival lasts for 15 days it begins on the 16 of February and ends on the 4 of march. In China they like to dress in red and have red decorations. They also like to tidy up and get rid of the old and bring in the new.
The Chinese Zodiac
We were learning about the chinese zodiac we learnt this year was the year of the dog. There are 12 zodiac animals here are them. Rat, Ox, Tiger Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster and Dog.
This week for comprehension, we did Robert Burns. We had to read the sheet, highlight the important parts, take notes making sure there in our own words and create a colourful, eye catching and informational poster. I learned all about Robert Burns.
This week for descriptive writing we had to describe a scene, from a picture of our favourite place. First we had to sketch our favourite place, then write a descriptive paragraph using powerful vocabulary and finally circle all of your openers. I learned all about how to use good openers to grab the reader’s attention.
This week for the algorithm method we did it for the 6, 7 and 8 times table. I learned all about the times tables and did a lot of practice on them.
This week we have been learning about distances between places in Scotland. For this we had to work with our learning partners, use google maps to find out how far away places are from Edinburgh and convert them into kilometres.
This week we have been practicing counting beyond ten.
This week we have been doing months of the year and the dates within. If you have a number you add yeu and it becomes a month depending on what number that month is. January is one. E.g. ba + yue = August. San + ri = August 3rd.
Robert Burns House
This week we had to paint Robert Burns house using water colours. For this we had to sketch a 3D house, mix the right colours to paint the house and try to add shading to the house with lighter coloured paints.
What we enjoyed
This week I enjoyed doing art because I learned about drawing things in the distance.
I also enjoyed doing descriptive writing on our favourite place.