Welcome back to P4.
Thank you so much for helping the children during our Scots focus throughout January. They loved learning new words and comparing them to the English we speak every day. New poems, songs, stories and dances were learned as we celebrated what makes Scots great. Well done to P4 for their great rendition of ‘Dino’s Cafe’. It was word perfect and very funny.
We have started our novel study – ‘How to train your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell. This fun and adventurous book also links to our Vikings topic and is a big hit with P4 already. Some of our homework tasks may link to their novel and this will also form the main focus of our literacy work while we are studying it.
Fantastic work is being done in P4 maths this term. We are really showing great learning within our shape topic. This week we have focused on tiling, angles within shapes and accurately sketching different 2D shapes. Next week we will be working on perimeter or regular and irregular shapes.
Health and Wellbeing
We have almost finished our basketball block and are looking forward to playing games where we can put all the skills we’ve learned to the test. RADS continues to be a great way to develop our general fitness levels. This week we have been focusing on reactions. Circle time on Monday and Friday allows our class to share news, problems and great work in a safe and friendly way.
Well done to all the children for taking part in our Ceilidh taster session last Wednesday. Mrs. Armstrong came back to help the children along with some traditional Scottish Country Dances and after a few minutes the children looked like experts. Great teamwork and maturity was shown as we worked with the P5 class. Great fun!
We were extremely lucky to have Jackie come over to our classroom to help us learn more about Read&Write and Equatio. These are tools which help the learning both in Literacy and in Maths. It is a computer based programme in which the children log in using their school google log-ins. P4 and P4/5 were chosen to receive this excellent workshop and we are hoping that these children can go round the school to help other children and staff use these great tools effectively.