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This week in P4/5EG

We have had a quick first week back!

Literacy 

In writing this week, we wrote an imaginative story entitled ‘The Bookcase’ (Keira). Our stories were about discovering a magical land at the other side of a bookcase (Sophie). Our stories had to include a beginning, middle and end (Ruvimbo).

During reading rotations this week, we had a 2 new stations. At one station we were learning about past tense words through playing a board game (Jaxon). At the second station, we had a variety of writing prompt cards that we used to help us write a short stories (Emma).

Numeracy

This week we learned a new skill, how to divide numbers using a written method (Erin). Kelsi found this strategy easier than dividing mentally. Danny found this strategy difficult to begin with but he was resilient and got the hang of it.

We have been looking at symmetry (Haris). We were counting lines of symmetry on a variety of symmetrical shapes.  We cut out our own shapes and folded them to show the lines of symmetry (Sophie).

IDL

Rory came in for his final session on Wednesday, P3LH came to our classroom to watch the showcase of our final performance (Kelsi and Brooke). We also went to watch P5AB’s final performance.  Sophie thought their performance was amazing.

We investigated water pollution (Kacyleigh). Caleb knows that water pollution kills a lot of fish. Oil spills can kill the animals in the sea and damage beaches (Alexandra). Ruvimbo remembers learning about a very dangerous oil spill in Hungary in 2010, lots of animals, including birds were hurt. We worked in a team and invented our own under water litter picker to stop water pollution, to showcase this, we created a poster (Brooke and Emma).

We also learned about the importance of water and how to treat it correctly and not waste it (Kelsi).

On Wednesday we worked with a music teacher, she taught us rhymes and how to keep in time to a rhythm (Megan).

We hope you have a lovely Easter weekend,

P4/5EG and Miss Gordon.

 

This Week in P.5AB

We have returned back from the holidays and have packed a lot in the last 4 days.

Literacy

We did some literacy rotations which included spelling, reading a chill book and worked with Miss Belford in our reading groups (Airingas). In writing we finished off our stories about ‘The Day a Toy Came to Life’ (Lily).  Mine was about a Rubik’s Cube that came to life and it ate lots of chocolate (Michael). Leah and Zoe worked together on their story this week. It was about a favourite doll that came alive (Zoe).

Numeracy

We also did some numeracy rotations this week (Lauren). We were working on the 8 x table and worked on mental calculations first (Jorja). We used some digital devices on 2 of the rotations. We played ‘Hit The Button’ on the ipads and speed times tables on the Netbooks (Grace and Aleena). One of the rotations was a timed sheet of 8 x table sums and I almost completed it by the last day (Michael). On Monday we created our own pairs game and played this on one of the rotations (Kaiden).

Music

We had music with Miss Nunn this week and we sang some rhymes. One of them went like this…

Coca-Cola went to town

Pepsi Cola shot him down

Dr Pepper fixed him up

Turned him into 7Up. (Scott S)

We learned about keeping to the beat of the music and tapped, clapped and clicked to the beat of a song (Grace).

We finished off our work with Rory this week. We created pictures using the colours that we picked and linked them to an electric circuit so that when we touched the circuit, our videos were played (Leon).

Achievements

Jorja was busy skiing in the holidays and has already achieved her level 3 skiing certificate. Grace has been building on her art skills and is learning how to add shading to her drawings. Karis spent the second week of the holidays performing in ‘A Cabaret’ with Spotlight theatre company. She was part of the chorus and is hoping for a bigger part in the future. Airingas has learned how to play ali-a on the piano.

We are some very talented individuals in P.5AB! We are looking forward to the Easter weekend and will be back on Tuesday next week.

P.5AB

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a quick last week of term (Megan).

Numeracy

We have continued our work on multiplication and division (Lacie). We learned a strategy for written multiplication (Megan). Danny found this fun. Haris found this difficult to begin with because it seemed quite confusing, but he was very resilient and managed to master this new skill.

On Wednesday we done more work on shape, there was a variety of stations available to help us learn (Danny). One station was looking at the nets of 3D shapes, we drew the net of a 3D shape onto card, we cut this out and folded it to make our own 3D shapes (Danny). Symmetry was a focus at another station, we used a game on the net books and peg boards to investigate symmetry (Megan). We also used play dough and lolly pop sticks to create 3D shapes (Sophie).

We were given card and a shape, we had to describe the shape without naming it on the outside of the card and stick the shape on the inside (Kelsi). We learned skills about description (Jaxon).

Literacy 

This week we drew a very detailed picture to match our character description from last week (Keira). We also wrote a story about our character (Ruvimbo). Our stories had to include a clear beginning, middle and end with at least 1 interesting or exciting thing (Brooke and Haris). Our story also had to include adjectives, openers and similes (Aaron, Keira and Megan).

We went to the library in the Speirs center (Aaron). We used our written instructions of directions to the library (Danny). Road safety skills were very important for this trip (Aaron). In the library we browsed the books available (Kelsi). We use the 5 finger rule to help us pick an appropriate book (Brandyn). We then got our books stamped at the desk and brought them back to school (Haris). Since we have been back at school we have been enjoying reading our new books.

Thank you to the parent helpers that joined us on the trip we really appreciated your help.

IDL

This week we finished our IDL, the ending was very dramatic, Mary Queen of Scots got executed! (Brooke). We know that Mary was 44 when she died (Jodie). We also learned that years after the death of Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Elizabeth died peacefully and  Mary’s son took the English throne (Brandyn). Aaron remembers that Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth were buried next to each other in Westminster Abbey in London.

Eray read out information about Queen Mary that he had researched at home.

We hope you have a lovely Easter holidays!
P4/5 EG and Miss Gordon.

 

This Week in P.5AB

Last week we all contributed to our class blog but Miss Belford very helpfully closed the webpage before publishing our blog so sorry if you missed out on last week’s learning. We’ll tell you all about this week now.

Literacy

This week we did literacy rotations of spelling and handwriting. We were practising our letter joins (Caiden). We took some notes on Loch Leven Castle with Mrs Jones and created information leaflets about them (Michael). We also wrote an imaginative story about the day a toy came to life. In mine I wrote about a doll that fell off a shelf and came to life (Karis).

Numeracy

We were learning to divide this week (Lewis H). We needed to learn how to divide by the correct number, place our digits in the correct place and know how many groups of a number we could find and how many remainders were left over (Airingas and Scott M).

RME

We learned about the Easter Story this week. We learned that Jesus gathered all his friends round for a last supper. Jesus broke the bread and told his friends that it represented his body and drank wine that represented his blood (Ollie). We found out that Jesus was nailed to a cross and was crucified. He had to climb a big hill while carrying the heavy wooden cross (Sophie).  We found out that he died on Good Friday and came alive again on Easter Sunday (Grace).  Afterward, we created a stained glass cross using tissue paper.

Music

We were excited to see that Lochies School had been using Boomwhackers like we do and they sent us a message through Twitter to show what they were doing so we messaged them back. It’s nice to see two schools in the Alloa Cluster who are showing their musical talents.

Instead of Rory visiting us this week, we got our boomwhackers out again and had a go at a few different songs (Scott S). The songs we played were Rio, Rolling in the Deep and Moana (Ava). We also did some art this week. We looked at cherry blossom and drew some examples of that as they are spring flowers (Jorja).

Achievements

Lauren learned how to do a backflip in gymnastics this week.  Michael has been trying hard to learn how to tie his laces and achieved this.

We are now on holiday for 2 weeks. We hope everyone has a fun time and we’ll be back to school on 15th April.

P.5AB

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a good week (Keira).

Numeracy 

This week we have learning to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number  in 3 steps (Keira).  Ruvimbo found this a little confusing at first, however it has started to get easier.

On Wednesday we looked at the net of 3D shapes (Kelsi). We used model 3D shapes to help us draw our nets (Kelsi).

To help us learn our times table facts we have been playing bingo (Eray).

Literacy 

We listened to the Easter story and done a quiz about the story (Haris).

For our writing this week, we focused on character descriptions (Hassan). We described our own characters under different headings (Megan). Our headings were; what your character looks like, what it eats, where it lives and what its personality is (Lacie, Aaron, Erin and Megan). We had to include similes and adjectives  in our description (Erin), to make it more detailed (Jaxon).

Today we read the story ‘Cave Baby’, we then completed a 3 sharings on the story (Ruvimbo). Haris wonders why the mammoth went into the cave. Megan wonders why the animals didn’t eat the baby.

IDL

We watched videos about Mary Queen of Scots marriage (Erin). We also learned about the death of Mary’s husband (Aaron).

We learned about fair trade this week (Emma). We focused on fair trade chocolate. Eray remembers that some cocoa farmers only earn 80p a day. Fair trade help cocoa farmers, by providing a minimum price for cocoa and providing a fair trade premium to improve the lives of fair trade farmers (Eray). We became fair trade company owners (Emma). We made posters to tell people about fair trade and convince them to buy fair trade products (Ruvimbo).

 

Thank you for reading our blog,

Miss Gordon and P4/5EG

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a very busy week (Haris).

Numeracy

We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes (Khloe). We looked at the net of a shape and drew the net of a shape (Emma). We used magnetic shape pieces to make 3D shapes (Sophie). Looking at 3D shapes, we had to name the faces, edges and vertices (Haris).

We had a visitor in our class teaching us numeracy this week, we created 3D graphs with Lego (Ruvimbo). We learned that a graph has to be clear and have a title (Sophie). Graphs also have to be attractive and have a y and x axis (Hassan).

We have been learning about multiplication and division (Eray). Jonathin was working with 2 digit numbers, splitting them up into equal groups.

Literacy

We read the book the tear thief.  After that, each child got their own tear, they wrote times they have felt different emotions such as sad, happy or jealous on tear (Jonathin). We then covered out emotions in different coloured paper to make a collage (Brooke).  Our tears were then taken by the tear thief to the moon, to make the moon shine.

For writing this week, we completed a leaflet about Linlithgow Palace (Keira). We included information about the location, general information, the main attractions, history and the buildings appearance (Brooke and Aaron).

During our literacy rotations, we wrote a book review of our class novel ‘Thief’ (Hassan). We then started a new novel, our new novel is ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo (Brooke).

IDL

Rory the music technician came into visit us (Marcus). We used technology called a ‘makey makey’ (Brooke). We created music through completing an electrical circuit with our bodies (Jaxon). Ruvimbo now knows that our bodies conduct electricity. To warm up for our session with Rory, we played pass the clap. We beat our record, completing pass the clap in 5.46 seconds.

Thank you for reading our blog,

Miss Gordon and P4/5EG.

This Week in P.5AB

We have had another full week of learning in P.5. We even had a lesson from a different teacher who taught us some things about the book ‘Wonder’.

Literacy

We were doing our Literacy Rotations this week and we were working on handwriting, spelling and learning about onomatopoeia (Grace). This is when a word name sounds the same as the sound it makes (Caiden). Examples of this are ‘boom’, ‘pop’ and ‘kaboom’ (Scott S).

We were writing stories this week about a discovery. I discovered diamonds in my story and I sold them for money (Michael).  In my group we were looking at capital letters and full stops. We had to punctuate a paragraph then write about a trip to the beach (Leon).

Numeracy

We were looking at multiplying and dividing this week. We were learning to divide and multiply big numbers by 10 and 100 (Aleena). We also looked at the 3 x table on a powerpoint. We wrote out fact families for the 3 times table and answered questions daily (Miley). The EXTREME group were doing times and divide with decimal numbers (Stephanie). When we multiply by 10, each digit moves one place to the left (Michael). Lewis H was pleased that he moved into the EXTREME group this week.

IDL

This week we were learning about Mary Queen of Scots escaping from Loch Leven Castle (Josh). We drew pictures of Loch Leven Castle and coloured them in (Ollie). We also designed jewellery suitable for Mary Queen of Scots to wear. We used gem stones and gold paper to design the jewellery (Adam).

Music Technology

A group of people went outside this week to work with a ‘makey makey’. It was part of an electric circuit to play music through (Sophie). We had to choose a sound from the music tracks to go with our voices and added them to our soundtracks (Leah).

Science Week

This week was British Science Week so we decided to do a one-off science lesson.  We were carrying out an experiment to discover which liquids were acids or alkalis. We boiled some cabbage until the water went purple and this was our indicator. We used pipettes to add the cabbage water and another liquid to a test tube and the water changed colour. When it changed colour, we had to work out if it was an acid or an alkali (Karis). At the end of the experiment and mixed some of our liquids together to see what happened. At my group, the colour stayed purple/pink so the acid must have been stronger than the alkali (Airingas).

Achievements

In gymnastics this week Kimberley has been able to do a one handed cartwheel.  Scott M got 3 stripes on his belt at Tae Kwon Do. Jorja has passed her level 1 and 2 at skiing. Lily is working on her 3rd step in her sword dance.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our blog. Have a good weekend!

P.5AB

 

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a fast week (Danny).

Literacy

Today, we finished our class novel ‘ Thief’ (Emma). Ruvimbo thought the novel was cool and intense.

We created leaflets (Erin). Our leaflets were about Alloa tower (Eray). We included information about Mary Queen of Scot’s time there (Kelsi), the buildings appearance (Erin), who built the tower and what it was used for (Eray). We then illustrated our leaflets to make them more attractive (Megan).

We continued with our reading stations this week (Khloe). We were learning about what a simile is at the teaching station (Sophie). We looked at pages in the book ‘The Tear Thief’ to find similes (Eray). Keira know that a simile is when you use the words like or as to compare two things. Similes will improve writing because they add detail (Erin).

Numeracy

We have been learning about multiplication and division (Sophie). We completed hinge questions to put us in our groups for this topic (Danny).

We completed text  book pages, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 (Haris). The extreme group worked with Miss Gordon to multiply and divide decimal numbers (Haris).

Today, we done station work for numeracy. We played games to consolidate our learning from the week.

IDL

We continued our work on our Mary Queen of Scots books (Megan).  We watched videos about Mary Queen of Scots return to Scotland and took notes to help us with our books (Khloe).

Rory the music technician was in working with us this week (Jaxon). We went on the netbooks to  use the program reaper (Megan). We recorded ourselves speaking about the different body parts (Sophie).  Some pupils were creating a poster identifying the body parts when Rory was working with a group of pupils (Eray).

Thank you for reading our blog.

P4/5EG and Miss Gordon.

 

 

 

This week in P.5AB

Literacy

This week we were finding more facts about Linlithgow Palace using a search engine online (Lily). We wrote the facts that we had found in an information leaflet and drew pictures to illustrate them (Michael). We learned about pathetic fallacy in film and in text. Pathetic fallacy is when the weather reflects how a character is feeling so if a character is happy the weather would be sunny and if it was rainy, the character would be feeling sad (Ava).

Numeracy

We were learning the difference between multiplication and division this week. We started to multiply and divide by 10 and 100 (Grace). We know that if we are multiplying by 10, the digits go one place to the left and if we are dividing we move the digits one place to the right (Jorja).

IDL

Today we did an art activity in IDL. We had learned about Mary Queen of Scots escape from Loch Leven Castle and we drew a map of the loch and plotted the islands on it. We also used our compass skills to draw on different places around the loch (Rebecca).

 

Achievements

Lily is now using swords in her highland dancing. Airingas is practising his piano skills and is learning how to play a new song. Kaiden learned how to do a downwards block in karate this week. Kimberley learned how to do a kick over in gymnastics. Sophie is learning how to play a song on the guitar. Caiden is learning how to block someone at wrestling.

 

We are very busy people in and out of school! Have a great weekend,

P.5AB

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a fun week (Danny).

Literacy 

For writing this week we done a book about Mary Queen of Scots (Jaxon). The 2 pages we have completed are about Mary Queen of Scots  early life and Mary’s life in France (Aaron).  Aaron really enjoyed making the book.

This week we had been doing reading stations (Megan). In our stations we have been using story teller dice (Aaron). To use the dice we had to roll them and look at the pictures they show, we used the pictures to make a story (Aaron). The next station was challenge cards. We had a choice of mild, hot or spicy (Jaxon). There was another station where we practice our spelling words (Kelsi). The last station was working with the teacher. We read a page about the wild robot. We drew a picture that describes the page (Jaxon). Jaxon thought the stations were very fun.

We looked a picture book called The Tear Thief (Eray). We looked at the front cover and the pictures to predict what we thought would happen. We then read the book and completed a 3 sharings (Haris).

We also completed art work using oil pastels this week (Emma). Miss Gordon read us a short passage that painted a picture in our minds, we then re-created the picture using oil pastels (Erin).

Numeracy

This week we have been focusing on calculating area (Danny). We completed a worksheet about area (Keira).

We also went outside, we used chalk to draw shapes and calculate the area (Alexandra). Danny enjoyed this.

We went out into the primary 1 playground and made shapes using sticks (Brandyn).

IDL

We used IPads to research information about Mary Queen of Scots for our book (Haris).

Snapshot jotters will be sent home over the weekend. Please discuss them with your child if possible and return the jotters on Monday, thank you.

Thank you for reading our blog, have a good weekend!

Haris and P4/5EG.