Category Archives: Primary 4R

Week beginning 16th May

Hello P4R,

Our spelling rule this week if gn for n and our homework is to be completed on Literacy Planet. For maths there is a Renfrewshire competition on Sumdog so let’s try and climb the leader boards!

Wednesday is the final day you can apply for the talent show so if you have an act you think you would like to perform, hand in an application to Miss McDowall.

Finally, this week is parents evening and I am very excited to meet everyone’s guardians in person. If your guardians would like to speak to the teachers who run the Literacy and Maths support groups, there will be a timetable they can sign up for.

Have a lovely week,

Miss Ritchie

Homework

Hello P4R,

As we have a shorter week this week, our homework will be a revision of our common words on Literacy Planet. This mission will be live until Monday 9th May. There will be no reading books this week but I encourage you to read your Accelerated Reader books at home.

Can I also ask that you return your Parents Evening slips ASAP so that your guardians can get their appointment times.

Have a lovely week,

Miss Ritchie

P4R – Coding with Kodu

Kodu Game Lab | Kodu game lab, Kodu game, Teacher favorite things

We had a wonderful time in P4R learning how to use Kodu. Kodu is a visual programming language used to introduce children and young people to the world of coding. Our first lesson was all about getting familiar with the controls and building a world with different terrains and objects. The class did so well that we even had a wee look at coding our first character!

Programming in Kodu uses a when -> do format. This means that we tell the objects we are coding that when something happens, the character should do something else. When we coded Kodu we used the code: when keyboard arrows -> do move. This means that when the game is played and the user presses the keyboard arrows, the Kodu character will move around the world.

It was great to see the class so engaged with their learning, making their own creative worlds and programming their first characters – well done P4R!

Kodu is free software that can be downloaded on certain devices (not on Apple products unfortunately). If you could like to try it at home, click on the Kodu picture at the top of this post to go to the link.

Miss Burnett

Homework

Hello P4R,

For spelling this week you have been given your new words for the term and please complete this in your homework jotter this week. You have your reading books to practice, please read aloud for ten minutes every day. Finally, today you have been given a maths challenge to complete. Please complete this in your maths homework jotters and not on the sheet. If you are finding the challenge too tricky please let me know and we can go over it in class.

A reminder to share your achievements outside of school with us so that you can receive a wider achievement certificate at assembly to celebrate your success!

Have a lovely week,

Miss Ritchie 

Happy Holiday!

Hello P4R,

We have been enjoying our Viking Topic this term and this week we created our own Viking brooches and yarn dolls.

Remember you have another day before the Sumdog and Word Mania competitions end! We are currently first in Word Mania and have 2 people in the top ten for Sumdog, keep it up!

You have all worked very hard this term, well done. I hope you all have a lovely time over the holidays.

Miss Ritchie

British Science Week

Hello P4R,

last week we celebrated British Science Week with some fantastic STEM visitors and a science afternoon. We learned all about DNA and conducted an experiment where we extracted DNA from a strawberry. Here are some pictures of us during our experiments.

Homework

Hello P4R,

This weeks spelling homework will be on Literacy Planet. The competition stage of Word Mania begins today and ends on the 25th March (Friday). Lets work really hard in class and at home to qualify for the final stages! For maths I would like you to practice your times tables. If you are confident with the 2, 5 and 10 tables please practice the 3 and 4 tables. If confident with them then try the higher tables (6,7,8,9). This will help us when multiplying and dividing larger numbers.

Have a great week,

Miss Ritchie