This week we have been busy reporters. A giant spider escaped and it was our job to write about it. We had to create catchy headlines and think about the 5 W’s (WHERE did the event take place, WHEN did it happen, WHO was involved, WHAT happened and WHY did it happen).
We used the computers to search for images of spiders. We then included these images in our newspaper reports.
We have also been learning about different disabilities. We participated in different activities and discussed the challenges people with disabilities may face. We were able to think of different ways of adapting the activities.
World Book Day – could everyone please bring their favourite book to school tomorrow (Friday 4th March). We will be pairing up with primary 5, room 13 to read our books.
This week we have been busy creating short pieces of drama about places of work. We discussed different types of jobs and what we think it would be like to work in each of these roles. Our plays had to have a beginning, a middle and an end and everyone in the group had to have a role to play. We enjoyed using costumes and props to make our plays more exciting to watch.
We went on a word hunt around the classroom. Once we had found a word we had to place it in the correct category by identifying the phoneme within the word.
Some of the class created models of houses from the past and the present. As a class we looked at the difference between the two designs.
In maths we have been learning about tens and units. We had fun using the boards to display our answers.
We have been learning how to set out a letter correctly. We wrote letters to Tiresome Ted to tell him how sorry Katie Morag was for throwing him in the river. We then created our own Isle of Struay stamps.
We have been looking at maps of the world and identifying where we live. We also looked at which countries are beside the United Kingdom. We had fun trying to draw the shapes of different countries.
We were very lucky to receive a visit from some firemen today. We got to climb inside the fire engine! We know all about how the fire service can help us.
We had lots of fun working together to think of different ways to travel across the ladders in the playground.
On Monday we celebrated Chinese New Year. We have been learning how Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated and we made Chinese lanterns to decorate the classroom. We know that red is a lucky colour in China. Kung hei fat choi – wishing you a prosperous new year.
On Wednesday our teddies were given lots of care and treatment by the doctors from Aberdeen University. We had lots of fun learning how to put on bandages and plasters. Our teddy bears were very brave!
We have been learning to read and write words containing the letter y (fly, dry, sky). We know that to make the igh sound the y usually comes at the end of the word.
This week we started our new topic, My Community. We have been thinking about our community and how different life might be for us if we lived on an island. We had fun designing our own islands. We then used our maps to describe where places are on our islands by using co-ordinates.
Bonjour! We have been learning some more French this week. We can now do the register in French and know different ways to greet one another.
We used word bones and letter cubes to learn how to spell some common words.