Primary 4 6.2.19

Hello everyone

It has been another busy week in Primary 4 this week.

In reading each group has been working on a variety of activities related to their short class novels. Well done to everyone for reading their larger novel at home. Some children are even finished reading these already! 🙂 If your child finishes their reading book at home we would appreciate if they could bring this back into school at the earliest opportunity. We would then ask that your child continues to read at home choosing their own book from home or a book from our classroom library. Thank you for your support with this.

Our topic of Scotland is going well. This week we have been learning about various Scottish characters from fiction and non-fiction books. We have explored characters such as Greyfriars Bobby, Maisie, Hairy Maclary and Katie Morag. The children were then able to retell their stories in the form of story boards and in their own books. Well done everyone for your fantastic work.

We have been working hard to develop our vocabulary each week through a variety of word boost activities. We are now furthering our understandings by identifying if the words we are learning are nouns, verbs, adverbs or adjectives. We are categorising these words on our word boost wall displays in our classrooms.

P4C say goodbye to Miss Roscilli on Friday. She has spent 5 weeks teaching and working with the children and we will miss her when she goes. We wish her the best of luck for the future.

Reminders –

Parents consultations take place next Wednesday (5-7:30) and Thursday (4-6:30) evenings next week. We look forward to seeing many of you then.
The children are off school on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February for the February break.
PE days:
Tuesday – Outdoor PE (weather permitting, otherwise Indoor PE)
Wednesday – Indoor PE with Mrs Ferguson
Spelling & Maths homework tasks due each Friday.
Reading larger novel/own novels for enjoyment at home. Pages to be read each week and indicated in spelling jotters.

Thank you for all your support.

Miss Clark, Miss Donaldson & Miss Roscilli.

Primary 4 11.1.19

Hello everyone

Happy New Year! We hope you have had a happy and restful Christmas and New Year. We were pleased to welcome the children back on Monday and hear all of their news from the holidays!

This week has been a very busy week in Primary 4. P4C welcomed Miss Roscilli to the class. She will be with us for 5 weeks and will be working with Miss Clark and teaching us new and interesting things.

This week the children began reading lessons using their new books. These books are short novels that we will only be working on in school. We will work on these books for 2/3 weeks in class before moving onto a new book. The children will receive additional novels home with them to read for enjoyment. They will read set pages each week as before. Please check your child’s bag on Monday as there will be further information in homework diaries and spelling jotters.

On Monday your child will also receive a Scottish poem home to learn. We will be working on learning these in class but we would appreciate if your child could also practise their poem at home. The children will be asked to say their poem in front of the class wb 21.1.19 and 2 willing participants from each class will be chosen to say their poems in front of the school at our Burns Assembly. Thank you for all your support with this.

In maths this term we will be working on multiplication and division. This week we started by revising our 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables and have been impressed by the children’s knowledge. The children are using many strategies in class to help answer multiplication questions including: counters/cubes, number lines and squares etc. Any help you can give your child to help recall their times table facts quickly and accurately would be greatly appreciated.
Why not try this game if you get the chance?

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Outdoor PE – Tuesday

Indoor PE – Wednesday

Spelling & Maths due – Friday

Reading books – New book and pages out on Monday. Pages to be read by the following Monday.

Thank you for all your support.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Clark, Miss Donaldson and Miss Roscilli

Primary 4 1.12.18

Hello everyone

Primary 4 had a very exciting week! The children worked very well in their enterprise groups to finish their products. Human Resources did an excellent job at supporting every group while Accounts calculated our profit; Quality Control worked on repairing bottles; Marketing picked our company logo and Advertising chose the best posters to be displayed. The reindeer sweetie bottles have now arrived home. Thank you all for your support of our Enterprise Project. It was a very valuable experience for the children to take part in.

Our PE days are changing. There will be a note in homework diaries about this on Monday. PE with Mrs Ferguson will now take place on Wednesdays. Outdoor PE will remain on a Tuesday. We also look forward to art lessons with Ms Fox starting on Wednesday also. The children will no longer take part in the weekly mile on a Friday. This will reconvene in the summer term.

In writing the children worked very hard to create excellent beginnings to their story “The Magic Collar”. Earlier in the week the children had enjoyed exploring a story all about Lumi the dog with the magical collar who spent time with Santa and his reindeer in the North Pole. The children then wrote their own stories about dogs with magical collars trying their best to write in full sentences and include some of our special trickier “boost” words (glimmering, whirled, drifted and anticipation) in their own writing. The children worked fantastically well and these stories will be a fabulous read when they are completed. 🙂

Reminders –

Christmas lunch is on Tuesday 4th. The children will watch a pantomime in school on Monday 3rd 🙂
Children should read their reading pages by Monday 3rd December please.
Spelling homework will be given out on Monday and due in on Friday.
There will be no maths homework this week.

Thank you for your support. Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Clark & Miss Donaldson

Primary 4 22.11.18

Hello everyone

We have had a lovely week in Primary 4. Our Enterprise topic is in full swing! The children were allocated jobs within our business “The Reindeer Club” and created ID badges to show who they are and the role they play. Today, the children created our product – Reindeer Sweetie Jars. They are looking fantastic! The children worked so well with lots of different materials and listened carefully to instructions. We will decide upon what sweeties the jars will contain next week and then our finished products will be complete!

In maths we have been learning how to mentally subtract 2 digit numbers using a variety of strategies. We have been using a hundred square effectively to speed up our calculations. Next week we will be mentally subtracting within 3 digit numbers.

Next week there will be no Indoor PE with Mrs Ferguson. PE with Mrs Ferguson will resume the following week however our Indoor PE day will change from a Thursday to a Wednesday afternoon. This information will be in the children’s homework diary closer to the time. Outdoor PE will stay on a Tuesday.

The Christmas Fair will take place next Friday 30th November. Please contact the school office for tickets. We look forward to seeing lots of you there 🙂

Reminders –

No indoor PE next week.

Outdoor PE on Tuesday.

Spelling and maths homework due in tomorrow.

Reading pages to be completed for Monday.

Thank you for all your support.
Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Clark & Miss Donaldson

Hello from Primary 6!

Hello everyone!

We hope you have all had a lovely, relaxing summer holidays. We have had a very busy first week back in Primary 6 and we are thoroughly enjoying getting to know all of the children. Luckily, we seem to have so many hard working, confident & responsible individuals in Primary 6 so Mrs Kelly, Mrs Wylie and I are sure that this will be a great year.

This week we have been discussing in detail what kind of classrooms, classmates and teachers we would like to have. We have created our own class charters which show us how to respect our rights and the rights of others. We have also been exploring the SHANARRI wheel. SHANARRI stands for Safe, Healthy, Active, Nurturing, Achieving, Respected, Responsible & Included. We explored what we can do and what adults in Carmondean can do to help us to feel respected and included.

PE Days
Both classes will have Indoor PE on a Wednesday with Miss Inglis this term. The children will be taking part in cross country runs and related activities. Sometimes the children will be working outside in the playground so please send your child to school with appropriate footwear for this. Miss Clark’s class should try to come to school in their PE kit on a Wednesday if possible as they have PE at 9am.
Both classes will have Outdoor PE on a Monday. Please ensure your child comes prepared for PE on both days.

Meet the Teacher is next Tuesday 30th August from 4:30-5:30pm. We look forward to meeting as many parents as possible. Meet the Teacher is a chance to chat informally with your child’s class teacher, see your child’s classroom and view some of the work we have completed in the first week of term.

More information about this term will be provided in the P6 Termly Newsletter which will be handed out next week.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Clark, Mrs Wylie & Mrs Kelly