The children in P4/5 have found their new favourite games...Boggle and Noggle, and have been competing each day to see who can reach the highest score and win a prize from the prize box! The children also learned how to use a grid reference, where they used these skills to read coordinates and reveal their spellings for this week. They even created their own coordinates for their partner to solve! In Religion, the children were learning all about St. Colmcille and created fantastic art pieces for our classroom! We then finished the week with sports day...and it was worth the wait! We had a fantastic day!
We had lots of fun in school this week and made the most of the sunshine by learning about our phonics sound of the week in the 'Rainbow Garden'. In Numeracy, we are continuing to work hard on division and also learned how to find the fraction of a whole number using jelly beans! Later in the week, we made a special treat called Fairy Bread (which is a birthday favourite in Australia) and then wrote simple instructions so that the children in the other classes would know exactly how to make it!
This week in World Around Us, the children have been learning about how people celebrate their birthdays in different countries, and how these traditions compare or differ from our own birthday celebrations at home! On Friday, we received a special treat by getting to hit 'Pete the Piñata', and the best part...getting to keep the treats that were inside! Mexico's birthday tradition was definitely our favourite and it is something that we all wants to adopt as a new birthday tradition next year!
This week in school we took part in lots of practical learning activities, including using an open number line to solve division problems and playing a literacy board game to revise our parts of speech!
This Friday, we celebrated Number Day! We were treated to a non-uniform day and played lots of practical games. We used this opportunity to practise our multiplication and division skills, including playing our favourite one...Shooting Cowboys! Then we played a fantastic game of Bingo, thanks to our very professional Bingo Caller, Mrs Dean!
This week we started learning about instruction writing. We discussed the different features of instruction writing and then listened very carefully to follow step-by-step instructions on how to make a delicious burger!
This week we practised telling the time by participating in lots of different practical activities! We had so much fun and we are enjoying telling Miss Barbour, Mrs. Dean and Miss Feenan how many minutes there are until break, lunch and home time!
This week in World Around Us we learned about another amazing woman called Mary Anning - also known as the 'Fossil Hunter!' We loved learning about fossils so much that we decided to make our very own fossils using salt dough and they look amazing!
This week in World Around Us we learned about another wonderful wonder woman...Agent Fifi. She was a real-life secret agent in World War Two, and the children were very interested to find out more about her life and job. Later in the week, we received a 'Top Secret Mission' envelope telling us that our mission was to spread kindness in our classroom and around the school without people catching us...the children in P4/5 all proved that they would make very sneaky secret agents!
This week in maths we were learning about the relationship between multiplication and division - for this, we used fact family whiteboards, interactive games, and ISAK9 Cubes! We also learned about Carroll Diagrams and created our very own Carroll Diagram by coming up with different criteria to sort our pictures onto!
During Golden Time, some of the children worked together to create a fantastic poster for road safety awareness in response to this mornings assembly topic 'Be Bright, Be Seen!' This sparked lots of interesting discussion about the importance of being safe when you are outside! The children had some fantastic tips on how to stay safe when you are walking to school, riding your bike or playing in the street with your friends!
Well done, P4/5!
Finlay, Shea and Rory have been making such a brilliant effort to bring healthy snacks in for break every single day! They had lots of fun playing with their prize during activity based learning today!
Well done boys!
We had lots of fun celebrating 'Roald Dahl Day' today! We are currently reading George's Marvellous Medicine, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to create some magical medicine of our own! We also participated in a 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' themed experiment where we investigated whether white, milk or dark chocolate would melt first!
Mrs Dean and I have chosen Olivia as our class 'Healthy Snacker' this week! Olivia always enjoys bringing in fruit for snack which is great to see!
During activity based learning, Olivia and her friends enjoyed setting up a pizza herb garden for our classroom!
Well done, Olivia!
Welcome Back Primary 4/5!
The children had a wonderful first week back at school and enjoyed participating in a team building STEAM challenge - the challenge was to build the tallest and strongest tower using only marshmallows and toothpicks!
The children worked as a team to decide on the best shape for their tower, however they soon discovered that the bigger marshmallows were too heavy as the tower got taller, causing the tower to fall over each time. They were able to use their problem solving skills and came to the conclusion that breaking the marshmallows up into smaller, lighter pieces would create a stronger tower.
Well done, Primary 4/5!