P4/3 archaeologists have been digging up artefacts in the sand.

We dug with a spoon, but an archaeologist would use a trowel! Then once we had spotted an object we carefully brushed the sand away.

We found some wooden objects, bracelets, coins, keys, mixing dishes and buttons. We were able to work out lots of things about the people who used these objects e.g. they were clever craftsmen.

P3 Bunk bed sums

P3 are thrilled that they can do TU – TU bunk beds sums.

Working with a friend and using Base 10 makes this fun and easy to understand.

Wow! We have built an amazing Egyptian pyramid in our classroom.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr. Herd who helped us to build a strong pyramid in the corner of our room. He talked to us about the P4 design ideas. Then he took photos of the corner and drew an engineering drawing of a plan for the pyramid. Joseph helped him at home with this.

On Thursday 27th October Mr. Herd came to our classroom with lots of boxes and some real engineering drawings. Wow!

All the P4s helped. They started with 2 metre long bamboo canes. They taped two together to make it strong. They made an entrance, which you have to crawl through. They added boxes like Egyptian stone blocks to make part of the wall. The outside is covered with sandy coloured material.

We plan to add paper to the wall and then decorate it with our Topic words and hieroglyphics.

Thank you so much Mr. Herd, Joseph, Joshua, Adam, Ruaridh, Paddy, Lucien and Jay. It’s a masterpiece!

Mental maths strategies

We can use a bar model to help us work out missing number sums.

P4 have been using them to check if subtraction sums are correct by adding e.g. Is 86 – 38 = 48 correct?

We love books and are using them to help us with our story writing

We looked at books in our class library including our lovely new books. We read the start of each book and decided which were exciting. We think that books that begin with a hook make us want to read on. Here are some examples of exciting story openers.

Do you agree with our choices?

Which ones describe the setting, the characters or make you want to ask lots of questions?

p4 Dazzling Dalhtastic Dioramas

Wow! Boys I am very impressed by your amazing dioramas. You can see how much everyone wants to look at them to show how much we appreciate all your creative hard work.