# Broomhill School P4 Room 16

May 8, 2017
by Mr Hewitt

## Wild West Trip

P4 visited the town of tranquility as part of their Wild West Topic.

March 23, 2017
by Mr Hewitt

## World Book Day

Here are some photos of the amazing costumes worn by P4 room 16.

January 18, 2017
by Mr Hewitt

## Homework Term 3

This term maths and spelling homework will be given out on a Tuesday and be due back the following Monday.

Reading for the Blurbs and Illustrators will be given out on Mondays and Wednesdays. Reading for the Authors and the Spines will be given out on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Each child in the class has been giving a sheet of spelling tasks, which is attached to the front of their homework jotter. Each week they are to pick one of these tasks to complete for their spelling homework.

Each week the children will also be given a piece of maths homework, that will either be a worksheet or a game to play on education city.

On occasion there may also be a literacy or project task.

P.E this term will be on Â a Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon. If you could ensure that your children come to school on these days with a full P.E. kit.

If you have any questions in regards to the homework, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

November 17, 2016
by Mr Hewitt

## Maths

Primary 4 this term are working on addition in maths.

We will start by working on addition of 2-digit numbers and then look at addition with 3-digit numbers.

When working on addition this term I am encouraging the children as much as possible to use mental methods of addition to complete their working out. Below are some of the methods we will use to solve different additions.

partitioning

This is where we break the number up into different part and add the different parts together.

Number line

Another method children can use is the number line. This is where they start with one number in the addition and add on the other number step by step. They can demonstrate this process on a number line. The children can break the number up into tens and units and add each on on separately. They cAn break the number up in various ways to make it easier for them.

If if you would like any more details on these methods or how to use them, please get in touch.

November 14, 2016
by Mr Hewitt

## Engineering Week

P4 took part in engineering weeks by taking part in 4 exciting challenges. In ‘The Sweet Factory’ primary 4 got to be mechanical engineers and created machines using movement and sound to create new sweets.

The second challenge ‘The Saucepan’ saw primary 4 being metallurgical engineers. Through observation and discussion primary 4 had to think of the what materials are used in creating saucepans and discuss why these were the best materials and find out where they came from.

Challenge 3 ‘Smug or Smog’ saw primary 4 designing, building and testing out a Victorian chimney pot. This was part of being a construction engineer.

The final challenge ‘Toys’R’ us’ was a design challenge that involved designing and scaling a Victorian dolls house. This challenge involved scaling, measuring, time management and self organisation.

October 7, 2016
by Mr Hewitt

If you have some spare time in the holidays or want some activities to do, the following is a booklet full of geography based activities which children can complete. This is completely optional and full of fun outdoor and indoor activities encouraging children to explore their local community.

Ifyou decide to complete any of the activities it would be good to see photos or evidence of the activities you complete. Have a fun October holiday.

The link to the booklet is below;

mission-booklet_family_finalwebsite

October 6, 2016
by Mr Hewitt

## Volcanic Eruptions

primary 4 got to select 2 chemicals that they thought would react to create the biggest volcanic eruption. They had to chose from cola, mentos, bi-carbonate soda, vinegar, yeast and hydrogen peroxide. Have a look at some of our eruptions below.

September 30, 2016
by Mr Hewitt

## Volcanoes

Primary 4 have been busy this weeks making and paining paper mache Â  Volcanoes. The sing songs (Matthew,Rocco, Innes and Finlay) did an outstanding job working as a group to make there volcanoe, sharing responsibilities and communicating well with each other. They each got awarded pupil of the week.

Next week primary 4 will be investigating which chemicals, when mixed together, create the best volcanic eruption.

September 22, 2016
by Mr Hewitt