Woodland and Rectangles

Here we are at the last Friday in September! How can that be? The Primary 1 pupils have had a fun and busy week as many have shared today in our learning reflections.

With the favourable weather, we have done our daily mile twice and enjoyed PE outdoors.

In maths, we investigated the properties of rectangles and worked together to create our own rectangles using square tiles and squared paper. The paper bit proved quite a challenge.

We officially launched our woodland topic starting with a KWL grid (what we know, what we want to know and later, what we have learned). The children have brought in some wonderful things for our woodland table. We are excited to get our torn paper owls on our topic wall.

The other big news this week was the introduction of homework. The pupils covered their jotters in beautiful paper and successfully completed the assigned tasks.

Enjoy your weekend everyone and see you in October!


Our Week’s Achievements in P3

We have been really busy improving lots of areas of our learning this week!  Chief amongst these was our work on Sumdog.  There was a National Challenge this week and lots of the class were taking part to try and earn us a certificate… and it worked!  We came in the top 50 classes in the whole of the UK. Wow!!!

Here are some of our achievements in our own words:

Alistair – I can’t believe I got a certificate from Sumdog, because I never got one before.

Anna – We were learning how to do our WOW words.  We were reading our books and collecting WOW words.  I found “hypnotising”.

Zoe – we were being an audience in assembly and we have never done it really quietly before.

Lucinda – I have improved in my maths on Sumdog.

Amelia – I can’t believe we were in the top 50 of all the classes in the Sumdog National Challenge!

Reese – The whole entire class did Sumdog and some of the class got certificates from Mrs Green for answering over 1000 questions.

Maha – I went on Sumdog for the very first time.

We have done really well!


Primary 5

This week we have been thinking about the way we approach mental maths problems. We discussed that there are four different ways that we could think of the questions. We wrote number stories and thought of written strategies like number lines to help us. We also drew pictures to represent the problems and used concrete materials like cubes to help us to visualise what we were doing.