Category Archives: Primary 4/5

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 5 Daily Tasks 01.04.20

Good morning Primary 5, thank you for all of your hard work! I am looking forward to seeing all of the excellent learning we produce today! 

Happy 1st of April! Remember it’s April Fools day, let me know if you manage to trick anyone 🙂

Health and Wellbeing

This morning I would like us to do Joe Wicks Workout, its a great way to start the day off!youtube.com/…nel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ.

Literacy

After reading or listening to our book yesterday and last week, it mentions that the house is crying, here is a reminder:

Imagine the house actually was crying. Why? I want you write a short story from the point of view of the house. Imagine you are the house in this story, why are you crying? Are you sad the people are leaving? Are you in pain? Are you lonely?

I want you to write as if you are the house for example:

I let out a blood-curdling screech, hoping they would hear me… hoping they would stay. I don’t want them to leave, they have lived here in me for so long, what if the next family don’t look after me, what if they don’t care?

Try to be as descriptive as you can, using lots of feeling words.

Numeracy

Well done to the 9 people who took part in our Sumdog challenge today! I know it will have really helped with your numeracy.

Circles – Today you are going to look at bills, use the example below to help you answer question 1. When you are done you can take some items in your house, price them, then make up your own bills for them.

Squares – Today you are going to continue looking at solving money problems, remember to think out what you need to use, is it addition, subtraction, multiplication or division?

Diamonds – Today you are looking at using decimal points for money. Use the example to help you.

Once finished you could all play some money games on Topmarks!

Science:

I am posting the STEM activities again as there are lots of activities on here and I want you to get a chance to try a few of them! Enjoy!

P.E

Today I want you to stay active by doing some dancing!! Search for your favourite Just Dance on youtube! Have fun!

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 5 Daily Tasks 31.03.20

Good morning Primary 5, I was very impressed with all of your work yesterday! I am missing seeing all of your smiling faces each morning but I know that you are all working hard! I am loving seeing the pictures you are sending in of the excellent things you have been getting up to like cooking, exercising, school work and showcasing your talents. Keep going, you are doing so well!

“Look how far you’ve come…. And then keep going!”

Health and Wellbeing

This morning I would like us to do Joe Wicks Workout, its a great way to start the day off!youtube.com/…nel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ.

Literacy

You may want to choose some activities from the active spelling menu below and spend some time looking at your spelling rule.

Blue – Spelling rule is: ‘a’ spelling of the ai sound: crazy, taste, basic, baby, haste, maple, inhaler, pastry, acorn, stable, vacant, chamber, plague, chaotic, stranger, adjacent, newspaper, conversation.

Red – Spelling rule is: ‘ore’ spelling of the ‘or’ sound: swung, spring, more, wore, store, snore, before, seashore, english, language, adore, chore, boredom, deplore, forehead, ignore, scoreboard, semaphore, spore

Green – Spelling rule is: ‘al’ spelling of the ‘or’ sound: bad, vet, fact, all, talk, walk, small, made, their, beanstalk, ball, wall, tallest, falling, chalk, hall, calling, smallest, talking, stalk.

Reading

Listen to the next 4 pages of Children of Castle Rock on Seesaw by going on through the Seesaw app. You can also read the pages here. This is a link to where you can log into Seesaw if you do not have the app: https://app.seesaw.me/#/class/class.ff082f1d-7e08-40a3-9b64-b03082211d1e. Think about the three sharing as you listen to the story.

Task: Complete the second reading comprehension in your pack.

Numeracy

I have set each maths group a money maths challenge on Sumdog! I will post the leaderboard later on today! Have fun everyone!! I am looking forward to see how you all do!

R.E – Importance of friendship

The scriptures can help us to understand the importance of friendship. Read through the scripture reading Jesus and his Disciples (John 15:12-17):

12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

Task: Compete the attached worksheet thinking about who the characters are in this scripture reading, what the main events are and why this scripture reading reminds us about the importance of friendship.

Reflection:

We are all part of different friendship groups, for example at home, in school, in our families, at clubs and it is important to try and get on with the other members in these friendship groups. Would a good friend help you when you are finding something difficult?  Would a good friend always want to choose what game you were playing?  Would a good friend walk away when you wanted to tell them something important?

In any friendship group, it is important to respect the views, feelings and wishes of others and not always get your own way. I know right now it is difficult as we may not be able to see our friends but we can show them that we love them and are thinking about them by sending them a message telling them why you love them and why they are your friend. We can also remember how much we appreciate our friends and remember to show this more when we do see them by using our words and actions.

Have a fun day learning and remember I am only an email away. Another quote I want you to remember today is “You have only failed if you have given up … until then it is learning!”.

Primary 5 Daily Tasks 30.03.20

Good morning Primary 5! I hope we all had a fantastic weekend and had some fun! I am looking forward to seeing all of your fabulous work this week and staying positive for the week ahead. I hope we all have a great day of learning.

Health and Wellbeing

This morning I would like us to do Joe Wicks Workout, its a great way to start the day off!youtube.com/…nel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ.

Literacy

I am going to stick to our usual Monday routine.

Reading – We would normally have ERIC time but instead we will have ERAH (Everyone Reading At Home!). You could use the book from your pack, choose a book you have at home or use the audiobooks online link on google classroom to listen to an audio book. Remember to think about the three sharing when doing so.

Spelling. Today we are introducing our words for this week. I want you to think about what sounds you can hear in the words and see if you can work out what our spelling rule is. Remember there are also some tricky words and common words in with your words that may not have the groups spelling rule in them.

Blue – crazy, taste, basic, baby, haste, maple, inhaler, pastry, acorn, stable, vacant, chamber, plague, chaotic, stranger, adjacent, newspaper, conversation.

Red – swung, spring, more, wore, store, snore, before, seashore, english, language, adore, chore, boredom, deplore, forehead, ignore, scoreboard, semaphore, spore.

Green – bad, vet, fact, all, talk, walk, small, made, their, beanstalk, ball, wall, tallest, falling, chalk, hall, calling, smallest, talking, stalk.

I want each group to write 5 sentences with as many spelling words as they can in each sentence. If you don’t understand a word make sure you look it up online or in a dictionary as there are some tricky words.

I also want all groups to practice their tricky words using the look, copy, cover, write, check method:

Blue + Red:

Green:

Numeracy

Today we are going to use our problem solving skills to solve addition and subtraction word problems. Remember to think about what each question is asking you to do.

Circles:

Squares:

Diamonds:

Health and Wellbeing:

As today would have been a P.E day we would have had at least 1 hour of P.E. I want you to use this grid to pick some activities and keep yourself active!

Primary 5 Daily Tasks 27.03.20

Daily Tasks 27/03/20

Happy Friday Everyone! Well done to everyone for all their hard work this week. It has been a totally different week and you have all pulled together and got through it! I am so proud of you all and have loved seeing all your fabulous work you have sent to me.

Thank-you to the boys and girls who signed in on Google Classroom to the class register. I have set one for today too could we all try and do this today, you will find it under classwork in Google Classroom. Thank-you! Keep up the good work Primary 5 and remember I am only an email away if you need anything, we will all get through this together.

Health and Wellbeing

Our exercise for this morning is some cosmic yoga on You tube. I have not included a link as I know we always have a debate about which one to do! So this morning I will let you choose your own! You could post on google classroom which one you have decided to do. Enjoy!

Literacy

Our Literacy Task for today is some more active spelling.

I have included an active spelling menu that you could choose a few options from.

Today we are going to be writing a persuasive letter about one of these topics:

I should be able to go to bed when I want.

All classrooms should have a class pet.

There needs to a be a non-school uniform day every week.

I should be allowed to eat ice cream every day.

I want you to pick a topic and decide wether you agree or disagree with it, then a letter explaining your arguments. I want you to look up some facts online to help you with your letter for example if it is all classrooms should have a class pet, online it says having pets helps calm you down. You could argue that: it is essential for each class to have a class pet as it helps calm you down when you are upset or angry. This is important to allow you to focus on your work. Or you might choose to say that they are too much work and there would be no-one to look after them at the weekends.

Success criteria:

  1. Write in paragraphs
  2. Have an introduction, 3 main paragraphs with your 3 arguments in them, a conclusion (the last paragraph that finishes off your argument).
  3. Good punctuation
  4. Persuasive language

I have included an example that we looked at in school. I cannot wait to read them.

Numeracy

You each have a worksheet task today then once you are finished you could play some games on Sumdog. I will post the scores chart for the day onto facebook tonight.

Circles: Correct Change worksheet. Workout if each person is getting the correct change, if they haven’t write in how much they should have got.

Squares: Working out change from £20. Solve these word problems by using addition or subtraction.

Diamonds: You are solving word problems by using adding to find out how much each group has altogether.

Expressive Arts

I have included a creativity grid for today to get us using our imagination. “You can’t use up creativity, the more you use the more you have!”. Have some fun getting creative Primary 5.

Have a great day learning! Well done to everyone for their hard work this week and well done to all the parents for all the excellent support you have all provided and for surviving!!

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.