Primary 4 week beginning 31.10.16

We hope you enjoyed the Halloween weekend. We were glad to see so many of you at the school disco. The costumes were fabulous!!

This week we have been focusing on RME and linking this to our science topic about water.
We have been learning about how water is used in religion, particularly in ceremonies and prayer. We are now beginning to look at special buildings in world religions and are discussing and highlighting their features.

We have also begun our guided reading sessions in class. The children are following structured reading sessions that include independent writing tasks, reading with their group and discussions with the teacher about their story. We are setting homework to support the learning happening in the classroom.

After school clubs are now up and running and we would like to remind parents that the children play in the playground until 3:30 pm before clubs start. Clubs finish at 4:30, with the exception of homework club (it has a 4:15 pm finish).

Next week we will be sending out a table detailing the homework up until the winter break. Please refer to this if unsure about tasks. The diaries will still be used as plans may change and maths homework will be added to the diaries.

Homework due Friday 11th November (please see document attached for group reading):
Reading – (see table)
Skye Boat song

Thank you,
The Primary 4 teachers

Primary 3 12.9.16

Primary 3 have started their Weather Topic. We have been learning about the seasons, different types of weather and how the movement of the earth around the sun affects the seasons. The children have had lots of questions and we can’t wait to dive deeper into our topic.

In Maths we have been doing lots of mental addition, adding on multiples of 10 and finding different strategies to help us, using the 100 square. We have worked round maths stations, completed worksheets and even managed a textbook page!

Guided reading has started and the children are beginning to settle into the routine. We encourage reading every night and we will write new reading pages in the diaries on a Tuesday and Thursday.

We are handing out our first piece of big homework and it is due on Tuesday 27th September. Children are being asked to make a weather mobile that can be presented and then displayed in the class. Children need to display their knowledge of the 4 seasons and the different types of weather that might occur in that season. (HW sheet in HW folders)

Spelling to be completed every evening along with a sentence.

Maths to be handed in on Friday.


Miss Rafferty and Mrs Smith