Termly overview term 2 primary 4/5
Hope everyone had a super holiday!
We’re all rested and good to go for the new term.
I’m going to do a quick wee post to cover this week, but next week I’ll be giving you more of an overview of what we will be covering up till Christmas…….I know…..
We have been looking at time, and next week we will be looking more in depth at digital, 24 hour (for some) and duration of time.
We were also doing a bit of smelly pumpkin scraping, which stank out the class for a couple of days, but was good fun. The children designed pumpkin faces, but Hallowe’en was actually over by the time I found time to carve the faces in!
(Spot Lily NOT scraping out the smelly pumpkins!)
Another commemoration this year is the 100 year anniversary of World War 1. We are making a poppy display as a whole school for this occasion. We got an old newspaper from Armistice Day image, and we have glued on tissue paper. We will stiffen and waterproof the poppies with PVA glue. I’m hoping it will work!
Congratulations to all our wonderful parents!
We are happy to report that All of our parents, grannies and friends have managed to escape from Narnia!
Thank you so much for being so’up for it,’ and giving up your time for their project.
I thought the children did a fabulous job of inventing the very unique clues for you to figure out. They helped me to make the scenery too. I think their enthusiasm was super. What a genuinely, lovely class. They are a great credit to you all.
Robert and Imogen took some photos and some films of the room to share on the blog. Cool pictures you two!
I hope you all have a fantastic holiday, and come back as refreshed as I intend to be!
A lot went on this week in P4/5. Here’s a sample of just a few of the things we have been up to….
Painting something for our Escape Room… We’re not telling you what though!
Using shaped tiles for tessellation and making shapes with the ones which can do it…
Drawing the other half of shapes using line symmetry…
and racing round the track to raise funds. Thank you so much for your support!
A very busy week for primary 4/5 as usual.
Mrs Hilferty was working with some groups, doing that magical thing that she does…
We were looking at the features of a newspaper article. How do you know it’s a newspaper article, and not a story/recipe/poem etc? The children were trying to find an article with ALL the features.
Introducing our Class Representatives!
Health Promoter Samuel
Pupil Council Josselyn and Lily
Eco Schools Representative Caelan
and Junior Road Safety Officer Robert
We had a session with our reading books, trying to think of big, fat, juicy questions, for when we had a discussion about the books.
Skinny questions are just straight recall of fact, (eg ‘what colour was the boy’s jumper?’) but fat questions make you think or express an opinion. (eg ‘ How would you have felt if this had happened to you?’) This is very tricky, so we spend a long time on this in term 1.
Finally, on Friday, we did some Problem Solving with toothpicks. Can you solve the problems? Ask your children for the solutions if you get stuck…
Remove ONE toothpick to make 3 perfect squares
Make this wrong sum correct by moving only one pencil. (Your brilliant children found 3 ways to do this!)
What are the least number of moves you can make, to have the dog facing the other way?
We were doing a bit of detective work this week…
BUT we’re not going to share this with you adults as you may get some clues about our Escape Room, and we’re not going to give you anything! The children are making up clues to hopefully make your experience a lot of fun.
Instead, I thought I’d show some pictures of Golden Time and what the children get up to. We have lots of games and activities that the children can choose from.
Remember NOT to come to school on Monday and Tuesday as we have staff training days. I will be attending a BSL (British Sign Language) Course on Monday so I can’t wait to start teaching the children too!
Last week in Primary 4/5 we were up to lots of things. Have a look!
We were trying to give good instructions for moving around. We practised using chairs outside and cones inside. It’s easy giving the instructions one by one, but trying to do them from the start is much trickier!
We had a go at a MONSTER sum…
We played a game to practise Proper Nouns…
Mrs H invented a cool lego game for phonics (she could make her fortune!)…
And we blew into straws to make some lovely Spooky Cat pictures!
All in all, a fun week!
Primary 4/5 link above.
Welcome back to all in p4/5!
We have all had a long, hot, glorious summer and are keen to get started on our first term. We’re all tired, but we’ve made it through the first week. Hurrah!
I will post an update most weeks, and next week I’ll do an overview of what we will be up to this term. This is a quick post to explain about the homework and give you PE days.
Homework will be given out weekly, apart from the first and last weeks of each term. This week’s homework is very simple! Cover the homework jotters please. Any robust paper will do. It just makes them last that wee bit longer as they get bashed about in bags etc!
Gym days are Monday and Thursday.
More to come next week, please feel free to phone if you have any urgent questions.