Come along to our open afternoon in the hall on Thursday 2:00-2:45 for a look at some of the work that went on behind the scenes of our panto.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
We made a paper chain tree for the door of our class.
We also moved our scenery to the stage. It was very heavy, but many hands make light work.
The final pieces of work on the scenery before we shifted it….
We also made a huge bauble with our lovely Mrs H’s help. She even brought in the lights for round the edge.
That’s all for now, except to say……can’t wait to see you all on the panto days!
And some random Christmassy pictures!
Just a wee extra post to show the lovely 3D cubes we made today.
The keys to success were, stay focused, listen carefully to instructions and let each bit dry before you try to move it….as a few of us found out to our cost!
Preparations are well underway for our very exciting pantomime! The scenery group have been using their own designs and I have been drawing them much larger on the scenery boards, then we paint them and glue them. The costume group have been accumulating and designing costumes, and the hair and makeup group have been working hard on their creations too. It’s all coming together.
We had our first run through today………eeeeek!
It’ll be alright on the night….
Tables wise, we have been working on the ‘4 times,’ so I’ve given most children the 4 times tables race for homework. Thanks to everyone who managed to do the assessment from last week. The words for spelling are all maths topic related. Tricky!
I also introduced the division triangle. This will hopefully let the children see the connection between the tables and division. They were trying examples out on each other.
Sophie and Lillie’s picture/diagram shows you what I mean.
Hi …………Before I forget!
As with a lot of these technical things…the kids know how to use it better than I do!
However, I have managed to put an assessment on, (I think) and they have had a practice at how to access it in class.
Sumdog should work on anything with internet connection even phones. If there is an issue with access, please let me know and I’ll let your child do it on the ipads at school.
Your child should have either brought home their username and password, or memorised it, as they are fairly simple.
We have been continuing to hammer away at time! Digital, am/pm, minutes to and past and even in some cases, 24 hour. Phew!
We also went to the cinema this week. The film was interesting as no one had seen it before. The Giant Pear was a real adventure, as you can see from our very much posed photographs!
Just as a little extra insight into the workings of our class……
We use comprehension cards to improve our understanding of what we are reading. They have a short passage, and then the children have to answer multiple choice questions. The children seem to enjoy doing them.
That’s all folks!
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.