4D/R

Mrs Dalziel and Mrs Rennie

September 14, 2018
by Miss Duncan
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Update 14.9.18

In maths this week children used the laptops to work on mental math skills.  Groups were working with partners to play a game called ‘Where is my number?’ We used the interactive whiteboard to learn about the greater than, less than, equal to and not equal to symbols.

Everyone was really focused during our writing lesson and I am really pleased with the effort and lovely joined handwriting being produced.

During guided reading we have been working individually and in groups.  A big focus is on comprehension and referring back to the text to help answer more complex questions.  We are working on answering in sentences and learning about text features.

As you will have seen from homework, we are having a bigger focus on spelling in class and really trying to help children understand and use what they learn in all of their work and not just for a spelling test.  P4 focused on the a-e phoneme this week and had a bit of fun trying to work together to come up with as many words as they could.

The children were learning about saving energy and linked to the homework task, had to come up with 4 things they could do to help conserve energy.  They all had some fantastic ideas and I’m sure you can help encourage them to carry them out.

Mrs Cox worked with the children on Thursday afternoon in the Studio.  They are focusing on having a healthy mind and ways to deal with different feelings and emotions.  The children seem to really enjoy this session and Mrs Cox has commented on what a great job they are doing.

Have a great weekend!

September 11, 2018
by Mrs Rennie
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Problem Solving

Every week the pupils take part in a problem solving activity. It is wonderful to see the children employ the problem solving strategies they know. As a class, they are very good at working with their peers and persevering with a challenge!

Below are some pictures of the pupils working on some interactive problem solving games on the laptops. I have put a link to the Power Lines game in the bookmarks on the right hand side of the page if anyone would like to try it at home. Good luck!

CROSSING THE RIVER

 

POWER LINES

 

 

 

September 9, 2018
by Miss Duncan
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Update 9.9.18

 

We have been working hard in maths, focusing on place value and being able to partition, compare and order large numbers.  They have been playing some paired games, working on the interactive whiteboard and completing tasks from textbooks.

Children had fun during the warm up games in Circle Time.  We played the Birthday Game and Pass the Clap. It is lovely to see the children cooperating and working so nicely together.

They wanted to finish with a game they really enjoy called Popcorn.

Mrs Shepherd takes the children for French on Friday mornings, the children were really focused throughout the lesson and finished off making some posters saying their name.

 

 

 

 

On Friday, Cults Primary were raising money for the charity CLAN.  Children could come to school dressed in something purple.

A lady from the charity spoke to the children during assembly and in class we designed our own CLAN house with lots of different activities that the children thought would be fun to do. Everyone was really motivated and came up with some fantastic ideas. Some included a library, swimming pool, trampoline room, spa room, bowling alley, sweetie room and lots more. We will be finishing them off next week.

September 1, 2018
by Miss Duncan
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Update 1.9.18

What a busy few weeks we have had back at school.  All of the children have settled in really well to Primary 4 and Mrs Rennie and I are very excited about the year ahead.

Thank you to all of the parents for covering the children’s homework book and completing all of the little tasks sent home in the first week.

The first few weeks have been focusing on getting to know the children and everyone has come in enthusiastic and eager to learn.  On Thursday, children were working with a friend to highlight each other’s skills and talents to help complete the activity ‘My gift to the class’.  They were super at telling each other what they are good at or why they are a good friend.

It was a lovely morning on Thursday and we went outside to work up a sweat before lunch. We have some super keen runners which is fantastic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library will be every Friday, it would be really helpful if parents could encourage children to remember to bring their books with them. We have a lovely library and children enjoy the time in there looking at all of the different books.

Some of the pupils might have mentioned getting table points in class. This links with the ‘Golden Rules’ that children should be following and they are rewarded with a point for their table. These are totalled on a Friday and also links with the allocation of Golden Time activities. All of the children have been really motivated by this and are keen to earn points for their table.

I will finish with some information you might find useful. Have a great weekend.

Monday – PE with Miss MacRae, Singing with Miss Hamilton

Tuesday – ICT with class teacher

Thursday – Health and Wellbeing with Mrs Cox, PE with class teacher

Friday – Assembly with Mrs Dalziel, French with Mrs Shepherd, Library with class teacher, PE with class teacher

Maths, literacy or topic homework – out on a Thursday to be returned the following Tuesday

Reading homework – novels and tasks out on a Monday to be completed and returned 3 weeks later (unless stated otherwise)

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