Careful budgeting this week!

This week in P4a we continued with our new topic on budgeting where each of the pupils were given a job title and weekly wage and had to work out how much they could afford to spend on household things each week. We were given the option of different houses, cars and food, as well as different clothes and luxury items. It was great to see how engaged they were with the task and who was willing to sacrifice a nice, warm place to live for a fancy car!

We are nearly finished our block of gymnastics in PE and this week we were practicing balances in pairs and building up a sequence of some of the different skills we have learned over the last few weeks.

Here are some of the inventive balances that we came up with!

During our second PE lesson on Thursday, we were taking part in some races using some of the gym equipment. We had some races where we had to balance a tennis ball on a racket, run through a ladder and another where we had to put a hula hoop over our heads.

In our writing this week, we have been learning how to use different openers in our sentences to make our writing more interesting for our readers. We had some great ideas in our discussion before the writing started and we produced some great stories!

We have also been learning how to improve our handwriting this week and started joined up writing, beginning with the first join between i and n.

Enjoy the weekend!

P4b’s Cool and Colourful Reebops

In Science, we were making Reebops.  Reebops are aliens and we used different characteristics to make a mum and a dad. We used different letters to show the genes for example: BB or Bb for the dominant body shape which was square and bb for the recessive gene for the body which was circular.

We used pipe cleaners, large fluffy fake snowballs, lollipop sticks, clay, match sticks with the ends broken off, Plasticine, rubber bands, art straws, straws and coloured card/ paper.  Next week, we are going to cross the genes from the mum and the dad to make the baby reebop.  It was a very fun experience for all of us and everyone had a good time but it was a wee bit tricky sometimes too.  We rate the experience 10/10.