Category Archives: Primary 3/4

Leaders Award 2020

If you were an engineer, what would you do?

Well if you are @StFergus-ps you enter the Leaders Award with your fabulous problem solving ideas.

This year 36 St Fergus’ pupils have prepared entries and are looking forward to being awarded their grading, good luck to all of you!

A special thank you goes to parent Derek McGlynn from Rolls Royce who gave up his time and planned lessons for the pupils.

Mrs Coyle

Primary 4 Home Learning 01.04.2020

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well and have been working hard. Remember that you can either take a picture or your work and email it to me or save in in the class drive in Google Classroom. Keep in touch and check in with me if you can. Missing you all. Enjoy your day.

P.s It’s April Fool’s Day. Let me know if you manage to trick anyone.

Mrs Cryans x

 

Health and Well being

We would normally have our milk and cookies on a Wednesday morning and then have chat about how we are feeling. Let’s try to do this at some point today. Tell me how you are feeling in our chat in Google Classroom. Unfortunately you’ll have to supply your own milk and cookies 🙂

Choose an activity from the grid to keep yourself active.

P.E-Challenge-Grid

Writing

Warm up

For your warm up have a go at this. You can do this on your whiteboard and discuss with whoever is at home with you. Maybe you could challenge them to improve it further? Could you use adjectives to describe each of the nouns?

Main task

L.I. To write an imaginative story

Click on the link and watch the video clip.

https://www.literacyshed.com/butterflies.html

Write a story about a book that comes to life. I’m looking for lots description as you set the scene of a boring, grey room, before the book opens and the room is transformed by your imagination.
Other animals could come out of the book – what would happen if lions and tigers came out of the book into the classroom? What would happen if fish came out? – you would have to scoop them up quickly and put them into a tank, etc.

The possibilities are endless.

Your success criteria for this task are

  • I can use adjectives for description.
  • I can use a simile.
  • I can use a NOTICING sentence

These are skills that we have been working on in class for the last few weeks.

Remember that a noticing sentence tells the reader what can been seen.

 Maths

Mental maths – Daily number. Write down everything you can about your chosen number. Try to challenge yourself with the number you choose. Could you try a 3 or 4 digit number?

 

Main Task

I’ve set up a challenge for you on SumDog.

Today you will be revising shape.

 

Health and Well being

Mrs McLaughlin has set you a task for your Health and Well being today. This relates to the healthy eating topic you have been exploring with her on Wednesday afternoons.

Food safety

L.I: we are learning about personal hygiene and how this affects our health and wellbeing. Watch this video about personal hygiene. https://youtu.be/jQ2e0KH5WrI

Discuss what you have watched with someone in your household. Complete this quiz on personal hygiene https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/personal-social-and-health-education/hygiene/ How did you do?

Now create a poster explaining the importance of personal hygiene.

 

Science

Look at the ‘What if?’ question below. Discuss this question with someone at home. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. It is all about what you think and how you explain and justify your thoughts.

WHAT IF

Mindfulness task

Try some massage today. Here is a wee reminder of the massage techniques.

 

Calls from St. Fergus Staff

Hello everyone, Class Teachers, Support Staff and Mrs Rowley are continuing to make calls to families from private numbers. Please accept these as we only want our children to hear our voices, for us to hear theirs and to offer you support.

I have also been making calls to our families without with holding my work mobile phone number and all staff can pass this on to you when they are on a call.

Thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times.

Take care.

Mrs McDonald

Primary 4 Home Learning 31.03.2020

Good morning Primary 4. I hope you are all doing OK. Try your best to complete your tasks and send me a picture of your completed tasks or save them to the drive in Google Classrooms. Please keep in touch throughout the day if you have any issues or questions.

Health and Wellbeing

Choose an activity from the grid for P.E today.

P.E-Challenge-Grid

Reading

L.I. To make a prediction about what will happen next.

Read pages 77-83 of our class novel ‘The Dog That Lost It’s Bark’. I have put a voice recording of these pages on SeeSaw if you are finding it difficult to read.

Make a prediction about what happens next and tell me why you think this.

Kaylee – Choose a picture book from home. Look at the front cover and predict what you think the book is about.

Spelling

Choose a task for the grid to work on your weekly spelling words.

Spelling grid

Blue Group – L.I. To spell words with the rule si saying sh and zh (fist, best, occasion, division, revision, invasion, explosion, television, fraction and estimate)

Green Group – L.I. To spell words that make the ie sound using magic e (six, pad, smell, bike, time, smile, prize, like, have and bridesmaid)

Kaylee – L.I. To spell words with the o sound (dog, log, cog, fog, jog)

Numeracy

Warm up – Choose your challenge

Squares – L.I. Tell the time at quarter past and quarter to the hour.

Circles – L.I. Tell the time at half past the hour.

Ryan – L.I Tell the time on the hour.

 

Kaylee – L.I. To order the days of the week.

Days of the week

Topic

L.I. To find out about Tutankhamun

This site has a good video with some important information that you might find interesting.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/zvmkhbk

Use the information you have found to create a fact file.

Here is how I want you to lay it out.

fact file template

Mindfulness task

Choose 2 breathing techniques to focus on today.

You could choose from

  • Balloon breathing
  • Star fish
  • Bubbles
  • Fingers
  • Rainbow
  • Elephant
  • Back to back

Primary 4 Home Learning 30.03.2020

Good Morning Primary 4. I hope you have had a nice and relaxing weekend. Remember it’s only a four day week this week because your Easter holidays begin on Friday 🙂 Let’s work as hard as we did last week. Remember to email me or post your work in the class drive on Google Classroom and send emails to me from your Glow address as other emails are being blocked and I’m not receiving them.

Have a good day.

Mrs Cryans x

Health and Well being

Choose an activity from the grid to keep yourself active.

P.E-Challenge-Grid

Literacy

Reading

We would normally have ERIC Time on a Monday morning. So let’s take 15 minutes private reading time.

Discuss the 3 sharings (likes and dislikes, puzzles and connections) with someone at home. You don’t need to write these down.

News/Sentence work

L.I Use adjectives in my sentences.

Write 3, 4 or 5 sentences about your weekend. Make these sentences as interesting as possible by using adjectives to make them more descriptive. If you didn’t do much at the weekend, create your own sentences using your own ideas.

Spelling

For spelling today, I want you to find out what your words mean. You can google them to find the definition. I want you use the swiggle search engine as it is child friendly.

Blue Group – L.I. To spell words with the rule si saying sh and zh (fist, best, occasion, division, revision, invasion, explosion, television, fraction and estimate)

Green Group – L.I. To spell words that make the ie sound using magic e (six, pad, smell, bike, time, smile, prize, like, have and bridesmaid)

Kaylee – L.I. To spell words with the o sound (dog, log, cog, fog, jog)

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Numeracy

Mental maths – Daily 10 from TopMarks. Choose subtraction today.

Main Task

SumDog challenge

Last week only 5 of you took part in the SumDog challenge that I set. I’m looking for more of you to participate because it will help with your understanding of Tuesday’s maths task.

Your SumDog Challenge will focus on TIME.

R.E

Today we hear about an amazing thing that Jesus does for his friend Lazarus. Let’s think a bit more about this today.

Gospel: John 11:1-45 or John 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33-45. Below is the shortened version.

The sisters sent Jesus a message: “Lord, your dear friend is ill.”

When Jesus heard it, he said, “The final result of this illness will not be the death of Lazarus; this has happened in order to bring glory to God, and it will be the means by which the Son of God will receive glory.”

Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. Yet when he received the news that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two more days. Then he said to the disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”

When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had been buried four days before.

When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed in the house. Martha said to Jesus, “If you had been here, Lord, my brother would not have died! But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask him for.”

“Your brother will rise to life,” Jesus told her.

 “I know,” she replied, “that he will rise to life on the last day.”

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will live, even though they die; and all those who live and believe in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

 “Yes, Lord!” she answered. “I do believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.”

Jesus saw her weeping, and he saw how the people who were with her were weeping also; his heart was touched, and he was deeply moved.  “Where have you buried him?” he asked them.

“Come and see, Lord,” they answered.

Jesus wept. “See how much he loved him!” the people said.

But some of them said, “He gave sight to the blind man, didn’t he? Could he not have kept Lazarus from dying?”

Deeply moved once more, Jesus went to the tomb, which was a cave with a stone placed at the entrance. “Take the stone away!” Jesus ordered.

Martha, the dead man’s sister, answered, “There will be a bad smell, Lord. He has been buried four days!”

Jesus said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believed?” They took the stone away. Jesus looked up and said, “I thank you, Father, that you listen to me. I know that you always listen to me, but I say this for the sake of the people here, so that they will believe that you sent me.” After he had said this, he called out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” He came out, his hands and feet wrapped in grave clothes, and with a cloth round his face. “Untie him,” Jesus told them, “and let him go.”

Many of the people who had come to visit Mary saw what Jesus did, and they believed in him.

How do you think Mary, Martha and the other people there feel when they see Lazarus walking out of the tomb?

Why do you think Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead?

Answer these questions in your jotter and draw a picture of the most important part of the story.

Mindfulness task

 

 

Primary 4 Home learning tasks 27.03.2020

Good morning everyone. Well done for all of your hard work this week. We have almost made it to the weekend. Let’s keep up the good work today.

Can you all make sure that you log on to google classroom today? It’s been a few days since I heard from some of you and I just want to make sure you are able to access your tasks. I have added a daily register. Can you make sure you click on this so that I know you are accessing Google Classroom?

Can I also remind you that if you are emailing me can you use my GLOW address gw10norwooddonna@glow.sch.uk

If you are emailing it must come from YOUR GLOW email. This is really important because if you use another email address it is getting blocked and I’m not getting to see it.

Keep in touch.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Enjoy your day.

Mrs Cryans x

Health and Wellbeing

Choose an activity from the grid to keep yourself active.

P.E-Challenge-Grid

Reading

L.I. to summarise what I have read

S.C. I can retell events.

       I can put events in the correct order.

Read the next few pages of chapter 5 of ‘The Dog That Lost It’s Bark’.

I have uploaded an audio version to Seesaw for you to listen to if you are having trouble reading the pages.

Write a summary for the pages you have just read. I’m looking for 4 sentences. If you want to challenge yourself, could you write more than 4?

Kaylee – Read the book you have in your pack or any other picture book you have at home.

L.I. I can retell a story I have read.

Can you draw 3 pictures that retell the story you have just read?

Punctuation and Grammar

L.I. To find mistakes in a sentence.

S.C. I can correct spelling.

      I can use the correct punctuation.

Have a look at this sentence. There are many mistakes. Can you find all of them? You can do this activity on your whiteboard.

 

Mental maths

Squares – For mental maths today I want you to practice counting like we do in class. Practice counting in 3’s, 4’s and 6’s. Can you count on from a random number?

Circles – For mental maths today I want you to practice counting like we do in class. Practice counting in 2’s, 3’s and 5’s. Can you count on from a random number?

Ryan – For mental maths today I want you to practice counting like we do in class. Practice counting in 2’s and 5’s. Can you count on from a random number?

 Kaylee – For mental maths today I want you to practice counting like we do in class. Practice counting in 2’s.

Main task

Squares – L.I. To interpret statistics from a bar graph.

Circles – L.I. To answer questions using the information in a table.

Ryan – L.I. To answer questions using the information in a table.

Kaylee – L.I. To use pictures to interpret information.

 

Art

For today’s art lesson I want you to follow a tutorial on YouTube. Take your time and remember that you can pause the video at any time to catch up.

We have noticed throughout our Ancient Egypt topic that we keep seeing beetles in the pictures we look at. We noticed them in jewellery, hieroglyphics and death masks. Here is a bit of information about them.

Today you are going to draw your own.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cekzwCIOVV8

Please send me your completed masterpieces.

Mindfulness task

Think outside the box Friday!

Have a look at the picture below. I want you to complete the picture. Use your imagination. IT IS NOT A CLOUD 🙂

 

Lucky Dip, #supersentencestackers, Jane Considine’s lesson

Technical problems this morning meant that the live stream didn’t happen, so here is the recorded lesson for Lucky Dip.

Jane’s “lenses” for this lesson are checking (sound), the passive voice and using adverbs.

Have a go and don’t worry about anything other than using the FANTASTIC’s.