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This week in P3/4LS

This week in P3/4LS we have been really busy.

We have started our new Health and Wellbeing topic this week called Safety. This was a really good time to start as it was Internet Safety day on Tuesday.

On Tuesday we were learning about Online Safety Day. We were learning to read for information. We had to read a passage about online safety and then we had to answer questions. Did you know you have to be 13 years old or older to have a Facebook account (Tyler)? I thought it was challenging because it was hard finding the answers in the passage (Amy).

We continued our learning about the importance of being safe online. We used drama to act out a performance on how to be safe online. Go to twitter to view one of our videos, but REMEMBER to BE SAFE ONLINE (Alyxs)! I was successful in my performance as the Dad because I told the little girl how to be safe online with strangers (Mac).


In writing this week we linked with our Toys topic and we started to learn about how to write instructions. Our task was to write instructions for making a  paper snail. We explained the materials needed then we wrote out the steps in order. In  our instructions we had to use bossy verbs and time openers (Anabia, Eilidh H). I think I was successful because I had my writing in order (Anika).

This week for one of our topic lessons we were learning to make a timeline. We used past and present toys and had to display them on a line in date order from past to present. I was successful because I managed to put all the toys in the correct date order (Jamie). I found it challenging because we had to put the toys in order (Charlie).


We also started comparing toys from the past and present. We used words to describe our toys and put them in to a Venn diagram to display similarities and differences in how we would describe them. Lots of the toys from the past were wooden.



In Maths we are continuing to learn about fractions. We are learning to identify and colour fractions of shapes and share a single item equally. I was confused when working out fractions using word problems, but I’m not confused now. In my group we shared our strategies and I now get it (Nate)!

We hope you enjoy your week off!  Don’t forget to BE SAFE ONLINE!

We successfully followed instructions this week to make a flapping bird.

From P3/4LS and Miss Stewart




This Week in P4FM

In Maths, this was our second week of learning about fractions. We have been writing in missing fractions on number lines and I feel like I understand a bit more about them now (Kayley). We used individual whiteboards during mental maths and maths times to answer different types of fractions problems which has helped our understanding (Lexi). I feel like I am definitely getting the hang of fractions more now (Kelsey). Some of us still feel like we have more to learn about fractions and are really enjoying being able to understand it (Callum, Michael, Kayley).

P4FM visited Alloa Library this week which we really enjoyed. We liked how there are steps to sit on and read, and lots of cushions and soft seats to lie around on (Erin, Thomas, Lilli, Kayley). Some of us visit the library regularly, whilst others are going to try to visit with our families. We are going to visit every term with our class.

In Literacy this week, we used the ‘Toontastic’ app on the i-pads to summarise a chapter of our reading books. We absolutely loved it and will be using other apps to film and animate our stories ((Callum, Thomas, Colton and Zak). Because our topic is the History of Toys, and we are writing imaginative stories, we wrote this week about a toy that came to life. We loved using our imaginations and our own bedroom and toys as the character and the setting (Marilena, Abbey, Ciaran and Sean).

In PE, we are still learning about racquet sports, but have changed from Badminton to tennis. We are discovering that tennis has very different rules! (Callum and Kayley). I know I’m finding tennis hard right now, but also know it will get easier the more I practise (Kayley).

As a class, we would like to keep learning using digital technology across all subjects (Kelsey, Michael). We have made some strides and will continue to do more.

We are looking forward to our holiday next week, but will miss seeing some of our friends. Have a great week off everyone!

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a fun week (Brooke).


This week was our class assembly, we began by having a dress rehearsal in the hall, our reading buddies from P2CF came to watch us (Emma). We then preformed our class assembly to the P3-7s and our parents and carers (Hassan). Danny thinks doing the assembly was fun. Jodie thinks doing the assembly was frightening. We had some trouble with our microphones, but we all used our growth mindset and didn’t give up!

We voted for our top 3 favorite dresses to show at our assembly (Hassan). We also learned what they different parts of a castle are and what they are used for. We looked closely at different Scottish castles using google earth, we then planned how we would build a castle out of loose parts (Haris). We drew a labelled diagram to help us build our loose parts castle after the February break (Jodie).


On Wednesday we researched Nelson Mandela on the internet and took notes (keira). We used our notes to create power points.

We read out our diary entries from last week and voted for the ones we wanted to include in our assembly (Emma).  We also wrote a cold piece, the title of our story was ‘The Jungle’ (Erin). We had to include at least 5 descriptive words or phrases (Ruvimbo).

During circle time this we read a story called ‘Dogger’. We then completed a 3 sharings about the story (Haris). We were able to make lots of connections with the story and spoke about how they main character was feeling.


On Wednesday we continued our work on compass points (Khloe). We completed a text book page. Some people looked at 4 point compasses and some looked at 8 point compasses (Jaxon).

This week we went outside for a  math lesson, we were learning about measure (Alexandra). When we were outside we measured different things in the playground. Jonathin measured sticks, leafs and some of the trim trail.

We have also been learning how to calculate the perimeter (Lacie). We now know to calculate the perimeter you need to use a ruler to measure each side of the shape and then add up the length of each side (Haris).

We hope you have a lovely February break!

P4/5EG and Miss Gordon.




P4FM’s week

P4FM had a very fun start to the week as Mrs Scacchi came to visit our class to do drama with us( Rebekah.)  She was only in for one hour but we managed to do so much (Colton). First, we did some vocal and physical warm-ups which was great fun (Abbey). Next, we made a big circle (or an oval Abbey) so we could do some improvisation. We had to pretend to be different types of characters doing different jobs like a pilot, an old man, a footballer, etc. We loved it! (Kayley) Lastly, we did some hotseating, where we pretended to be Mr and Mrs Dursley from Harry Potter. It was hilarious!(Colton). Hopefully, we can do more of this (everyone!)

In Maths, we are learning about fractions and how they link to dividing (Callum). We are mainly looking at 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/5, and 1/10. Some are doing 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9 too (Thomas). We need to be really slick at our times tables (Callum). We have been learning in different ways such as – on individual whiteboards using Daily 10, using the i-pads, some textbook questions and cut and stick pizzas  (Thomas, Erin, Lexi and Amelia).

In Reading this week, we have been doing lots of different activities: We have been making predictions about events in the stories we are reading; identifying interesting descriptive phrases; question master – asking the main character questions about the situation she was in; describing new characters and looking up unknown words using the i-pad online dictionary (Kayley, Kaleb, Lilli and Liam).

In Imaginative writing, we were writing about finding ‘A Secret Room’. To make our stories more interesting, we had to use lots of describing words like adjectives, adverbs, superlatives, interesting phrases, sentence openers and a range of punctuation. We read each others stories to identify any of these features and highlighted them (Ciaran, John William, Alfie Keddie and Maja).

In PE we have been building on our badminton skills and are now starting to play the game across the net to each other! (Callum, Zak, Sean, Katherine).

Have a great weekend all!

This week in P4/5EG

We have had an interesting week (Lacie).


This week we have all moved on to duration (Kacyleigh). We learned that duration is how long an event lasts (Brooke). We learned how to calculate duration (Jaxon).

We used clocks to help us, we put the start time on the clock and counted on in five minute intervals until the finish time (Eray).

We have also been learning about compass points, we learned the 8 compass points (Jaxon).



This week we wrote directions from the school playground to Alloa library (Brooke).  We used google maps to show us the route and help us think about the directions (Aaron). We are going to use the directions we wrote to help us walk from the school to the library (Emma).

We wrote a diary entry, we pretended to be Mary Queen of Scots (Emma). We wrote about how Mary would be feeling on her trip back to Scotland from France (Hassan).

We have been working on our note taking skills this week, we watched a short video about Gandhi and took notes. We then used the notes to create a power point (Eray).


Yesterday we made our own dress’s with fabric for our assembly (Megan).  The dresses were creations that could have been presented to Mary queen of Scots (Jaxon).

We have also been practicing our lines for our class assembly (Hassan). We also added drama into our assembly (Jaxon). We have included a coronation in our assembly (Danny).

We hope you have a nice weekend!

P4/5EG and Haris.

This week in P3/4LS

We had an exciting week as we started our new Toys topic.

In IDL we have been learning to share ideas, research on iPads and follow instructions to create a paper toy. We found out our new topic is Toys, looking at the past and the present. First we had to work out what our new topic was by investigating and connecting different activities together. Then we shared with Miss Stewart our ideas about what we want to know and how we want to learn in our new topic.  I’m excited for our new topic  because it’s something we have never looked at before. (Eilidh H).


This week, we also learned how to follow instructions and practise our cutting skills. We make a helicopter and a snail made out of paper. We investigated that the helicopter needs a paperclip on the end because it pushed more weight down so it goes faster and spins (Anabia).


On Thursday we were learning to use the internet as a research tool. We wanted to find out who invented the first toy but we never found out a specific answer. What we did find out was, John Spilsbury made the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767. I enjoyed making my own jigsaw puzzle with my group and cannot wait to try out other group’s puzzles (Anika).


In Maths this week we have moved on to learning about fractions. Fractions are an equal part of a whole (Ben). We have been linking our toys topic to our Maths and we have used play-dough and Lego. We put play-dough in to shapes and cutting them into halves, quarters, thirds, fifths, sixths, eighths and tenths. We were also learning how to share fractions equally. We used the Lego to build towers that had a certain fraction of colours.  I found it a bit challenging because there are lots of different fractions to learn (Ben).


In Literacy, we have been continuing to learn about similes, using like or as in a comparison.  I found it challenging adding in ‘like’ or ‘as’ when comparing two objects but I think I am getting better at it (Layla). In our class novel we noticed similes that the author used to help us create a picture in our head (Amy).

In Writing we have been learning to use a variety of sentence openers to make our writing more interesting. We watched a video called Marshmallows about a creature sneaking up on a young boy toasting marshmallows. We had to re-tell the story using a variety of sentence openers to help add description. I liked the video because it was funny. I gave myself an amber for using openers because I could have added more in to my writing (Nate).

This week we started our first ‘Shake it Up’ dance lesson. We were learning to come up with creative movements, jumps, turns and balances. We enjoyed our first lesson and cannot wait to learn more.


We hope you have a lovely week. Come back next week to find out more about our toys topic.


P3/4LS and Miss Stewart

This week in P3/4LS

This week we have been celebrating Scots week.

In numeracy we have been learning to use our division skills to answer word problems. We needed to identify the words in the text to work out what it was asking us to do. I found it challenging because it was hard working out what the question was asking for. I’ll keep on trying until I get it (Nate).

In Literacy we have started learning to use similes. A simile is when you use something using ‘like’ or ‘as'(Eilidh H, Anika, Anabia). We read a book Anger is like Amour, which has a simile for it’s title. We then were asked to come up with our own simile. Here are examples. The bunny was soft like a white feather (Anika). The boy is as heavy as an elephant (Eilidh H).  It was quite challenging coming up with our own sentences because it was the first time we had tried this (Anika).

This week we had been learning about Robert Burns. We were learning to write notes under given headings. We had to read a passage about Robert Burns and write down notes in to a fact file. We then used this information to write a biography in our writing lesson. I think I was successful because I used my fact file to help me use lots of facts in my writing (Jamie).

We continued to learn more about Scotland in our topic lessons. We were learning to identify Scottish produce, looking more specifically at food and drink. We created a 3 course meal menu using foods produced in Scotland. I really enjoyed making the three course meal because I like learning about Scottish food and drinks (Amy).

We also had our in class Burns Poetry competition. We recited our poems, Mrs Yule and Last Nicht in front of the whole class. Miss Stewart found it really difficult to pick the winners because we all gave such amazing performances. Well done to Jamie, Anabia, Jessica and Ben who have gone through to the whole school competition. We wish them luck!!

Have a great week. Next week we get to find out our new topic. We are very excited to find out what it is.


P3/4 and Miss Stewart


This week in P4/5EG

We have had an awesome week (Megan).


This week we have continued our work on instructions. We made iced biscuits (Keira), we took notes on what instructions you need to follow to make them.

We then went onto writing instructions (Danny), we had to make sure they were in chronological order (Jaxon). We learned that chronological order means in the order in which things happen (Danny).


We used gold paint, gems and glitter to decorate our crowns (Sophie). We learned that Mary Queen of Scots was crowned when she was a few months old (Eray).

This week we were given our line for our class assembly, our assembly will let us share all our knowledge about Mary Queen of Scots with parents and carers (Eray).

We also learned that when Mary was fleeing from Scotland to France she hid in 3 places (Ruvimbo). We know she hid at Stirling castle, Inchmahome Priory and Dumbarton Castle (Ruvimbo). We created our own drawings of the castles and painted them with watercolors (Khloe and Erin).


The publishers were writing about what their favourite part of their reading book is and why (Haris). The Illustrators were being question masters, writing questions about their group reading book (Emma).

On Monday visitors came to see our learning in reading (Haris). We were talking about the black dog and trying to prove how the characters in the story were feeling. We looked closely at facial expression and the word choice of the author (Haris). Later in the week we predicted what would happen next in the Black dog (Haris).


This week we have continued our work on time. The hot group have been playing a time board game where you need to read the time out accurately (Aaron). The hot group were learning about 5 minute intervals this week (Brandyn).

The spicy group were learning about 24 hour time (Kelsi). They converted 12 hour times into 24 hour times (Kelsi). We had to look carefully at whether a time was AM or PM.

The mild group completed some new learning this week, they learned about quarter to times (Jaxon).

Congratulations to Jonathin, our burns poem finalist, we look forward to hearing your poem at assembly on Tuesday!

Thank you for reading our blog, P4/5EG and Miss Gordon.