Well done to the winners of the class competition in P2/1 who took part in our annual Poetry Competition for Burns’ Day. They were so confident getting up in front of the whole school to say their poem. We were all so proud of them. Also well done to all the other boys and girls who got up in front of the class to perform their poem….Mrs Steel had a very hard job picking the winners!
Well Done from Mrs Steel!! 🙂
In Primary 4 this week we have been learning our Scottish poems for our Burns assembly. The children have had the poems home to practise and have also been learning them in the classroom.
This has come at a perfect time as we have just started our Scotland topic. This will be our topic for the whole term and we are excited to learn all about Scotland and its traditions.
Last week was our Polar explorer week and we enjoyed taking part in various science experiments and challenges such as making glaciers, dissolving shells and making boats for a voyage.
In spelling we have been focusing on strategies for spelling tricky words. We have been learning about mnemonics (because – Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants), words within a word and syllabification. We are using these strategies as the words the children have been learning cannot always be sounded out.
Please bring a water bottle
Outdoor PE on Tuesday
Indoor PE on Wednesday (with Mrs Ferguson)
Scottish Poem due for Thursday
The Primary 4 teachers
P2/1 were very excited to be lucky enough to be part of a special assembly yesterday with a Polar Explorer! Craig Matheson visited Carmondean yesterday and we heard all about what it is like to visit the North and South Poles. We learned about the animals that he has seen, the types of clothes he wears in the cold climate- Frazer even got to try on his special gloves, and all the training that he has to do to get ready for his expeditions.
This week we will be following up his visit by doing a series of Science lessons. Today we worked with a partner to design boats. We linked this to our Topic by imagining we were designing them for the Post and food supplies to be delivered to the Post Office shop that Katie Morag’s Mum and Dad run on the Island of Struay. It took us a few trial runs to finally get a finished product that would float well enough to get all those important things to the shop! Have a look at some of them below:
Next week we will be performing our Scottish Poem for Burns’ Day. Please keep practising this at home with your child.
Monday- New common words, Time your climb (P2), Maths (every second week)
Tuesday-New Reading books
Thursday- PE with Mrs Ferguson
Thank you for your continued support.
Hello welcome to the Primary 4 blog,
We have started our Scotland topic and have been working hard using online maps and Atlases to become more familiar with the United Kingdom. We have also focused on major cities with Scotland and are becoming more confident with our place within Scotland.
This week we will begin to focus on the cities and their features. We will also be researching Charles Rennie MackIntosh and will begin to create our own artwork inspired by this famous artist.
On Monday the 16th Google Expeditions will be taking place across the whole school. We will be exploring the day in the life of a mini-beast, as mini-beasts is one of our topics this year.
On Thursday all children will be performing their Burn Poems. Children do not have to put themselves forward for the competition however, they must still learn their poem as it is part of our curriculum.
P.E kits on Wednesday (Indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)
Reading – pages + 1 task from the homework sheet
Burns Poem – Must be learned for Thursday
Ms Fox has requested that children bring cereal boxes for art on Wednesday
Due to Poems and class talks maths homework will not be this week. It will resume in the following week.
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The Primary 4 teachers
Happy New Year and welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Hogmanay and enjoyed the break.
Thank you so much for all the lovely gifts I received, they were very much appreciated.
We have such a busy term ahead of us and a lot to get done before Easter.
This term our topic in class will be Mary Queen of Scots. We will be learning all about her life and her place in history.
There will be a big homework task based on our topic given out in a few weeks for the children to complete.
Normal homework will resume on Monday. Our reading homework is going to be slightly different this term and details of this will be sent home in jotters next week.
Please ensure that your child is completing their spelling and reading homework weekly (as well as maths when it is given out) and that they are being returned on time in order for jotters to be marked and given back out for the next lot of homework.
This term our outdoor PE will continue to be on a Monday and indoor PE on a Wednesday so please ensure your child has appropriate kit on those days, this includes shoes for outdoor gym as it can be difficult for them to run and take part in games and activities when wearing boots or wellies.
Please can you ensure that all your child’s clothing is labelled with their name when coming into school as this avoids confusion when changing for gym or when jumpers and cardigans are taken off in class. This includes gym kits as the clothes can often be very similar and the children do not always recognise their own.
Children have been given a Robert Burns poem in class today to bring home which they are required to learn and will be reciting in class on Monday 18th January. Two children will then be picked based on this recitation to perform their poems at our Burns assembly that Friday (22nd). Please help your child to practise this as much as possible between now and then.