Primary 4

Welcome to Primary 4

Our Teacher is Ms Smilie

 

Reading/Topic

Our novel study this term is Fantastic Mr Fox, by Roald Dahl which will also be our topic. We have also started the accelerated reader program where the children read a book of their choice that matches their reading age. After they have read their book, they complete an online quiz on the computer in which they must achieve 80% or above to pass. The children are really enjoying it and we are all trying to pass 1 million words read! The children can also read their own books at home and then take a quiz in class relating to their book.

Spelling

An active approach to learning spelling rules is continuing to be used in class. We are using now using the Prim-Ed spelling resource and are incorporating some of the strategies used in the North Lanarkshire program.

 

Religious Education

The children made their First Confession on Monday 18th February. It was a very special evening and the children did themselves proud. They are now working hard to prepare for making their First Holy Communion on Sunday 12th May 2019.

 

Outdoor Learning

The children will be visiting the Cornalees Visitor centre on Tuesday, 5th March to learn all about the habitats of animals and also to walk the nature trail.

This term the children will be deciding which crops they want to grow in their class allotment. They will also continue to develop their gardening skills by doing some weeding around the school grounds. Alongside this, they will continue to care for our grounds by undertaking litter picking duties.

 

Health and Wellbeing

Our P.E. days continue to be Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoon. We will also continue to complete the daily mile around the school grounds this year.

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