P4/5 Weel commencing 22nd April 2019

This week we had a presentation from Matt from the BBC who told us all about his job as a conservationist and a photographer.  He allowed us to hold a praying mantis and told us all about climate change.

In Maths we started to look at multiplication and challenged ourselves by playing a multiplication grid game.  We also discussed and set our Maths targets for this term.

In PE this week we played outdoor games and a game of “rounders” with P4.  It was very competitive and we all had great fun!

In Writing we wrote a story all about what adventures we took part in during our Easter Holidays.  This has made a nice display in the classroom.

In Reading we continued with our Literacy Circles and some of the groups have started their new books.  We all enjoy taking on the different roles and responsibilities involved within the circle.

In Science this week we started to look at electricity.  We also brought in our mummification experiment involving the tomato and discussed how well the process had worked.  The experiment was successful because the tomato was preserved.

We also completed our Health & Wellbeing questionnaire for this term.

Mr Ritchie and the “tiggerrific” P4/5’s

 

End of Term 3 at SPS and Bonnytoun

We ended term 3 today with our Easter Church service at St. Michael’s. Thank you so much to all of the children who took part in the service and to Mrs Begarnie for organising it. It was a lovely way to end the term.

Pupil achievements for this week:

– A in P5 is currently competing at national level with Scottish Gymnasticas and recently won medals. We are so proud of you A!

-N in P4/5 held a bake sale at his house to raise money for charity. What a lovely thing to do N and a great way to showcase our Springfield values!

-S in P2 has made progress in skiing and we are delighted for her!

Have a wonderful Easter break everyone!

Miss Baillie x💖💫🐣

P4/5 Week commencing 1st April 2019

On Tuesday we had our last NYCOS lesson. We revised all of the games and song we had been learning.  We also surprised Tracy by singing a song that we created using the rhythms and beats she had taught us.  We also gave her a nice card signed by us all and a wee present to remember us.

In our Egyptian topic this week we carried out the mummification procedure on tomatoes.  We extracted the “organs” and then place the tomato shell in a sarcophagus covered in salt.  We are going to take them home and then look at the results in a week’s time.

In Science we conducted the “egg drop” challenge.  We had to design a protective cover for the egg before dropping it from a height of 2m.  FB and NMcK won the class challenge.

In Maths we took part in two mystery Easter competitions to find out who stole the Easter Bunny’s costume.  We had to use our knowledge of numbers and maths to solve the clues.

In PE this week we performed our gymnastic moves that we had been learning during the term.

In French we made and designed Easter Bunny cards to wish everyone a Happy Easter “Joueuses Paques!”

We all attended the Easter Church service today where FB read “In the Garden” as part of the lesson on behalf of the class.

By Mr Ritchie and all the “Tiggerrific” P4/5s!

Happy Easter!

P4/5 Week commencing 25th March 2019

On Tuesday we had our eleventh NYCOS lesson. We revised some of the games that we had been learning and composed music using the notes, rhythms, pitch and instruments.

We continued with our Egyptian topic by learning about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. We finished off all our art work for the Egyptian display in the classroom.

In Science we have been busy planning for the “egg drop” challenge.  This involves creating a safety cover using different materials to protect the egg from a 2m drop.

In Maths we learned how to recognise when the clock time is in “am” or “pm”. We used this information to help us read timetables to plan a journey.  We also took part in the BIG Maths challenge to improve our multiplication skills and some of us are now moving up the levels.  In “Noggle” this week the highest score was 72,203.

For PE this week we took part in the Fencing festival at Linlithgow Academy.  We learned basic moves as we moved around the five different stations.  After each station was finished two children were awarded an armband for the best technique.  At the end we did a dual against the children from P4 and our classmates.  Some of us were awarded badges by the instructors and sport leaders for doing so well during the festival.

In French we had a visit by Alex from Linlithgow Academy who delivered a lesson all about how to order our lunch in school. We learned how to ask for what we wanted to and use the tray colours.

In Reading we continued to work hard carrying out our Literacy Circle roles and working on the different stories within the Literacy Box.

In our class novel entitled “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” this week we learned that Greg and his best friend Rowley were out “trick and treating” but it was ruined by Manny because his Mum said he had to go with them.  Mum then told Dad to go with them as well to make sure they did not go out of the neighbourhood.

By Mr Ritchie and all the “Tiggerrific” P4/5s.

P4/5 Week commencing 18th March 2019

On Tuesday we had our tenth NYCOS lesson. We learned a new song called “Categories”.  We had to think of an animal which sounded out two beats otherwise you were knocked out of the game.

We continued with our Egyptian topic by learning about the mummification process. We wrote a set of detailed instructions in chronological order of how a Mummy is mummified.

In Science we finished testing our model “shadufs”.  Then we drew pictures of our models and gave ourselves feedback using “two stars and a wish”. After this we started looking at the process known as filtration to make dirty water clean.

In Maths we revised our six, eight and nine times tables as some of us are still a bit rusty with them. In addition to this we learned how to write the time in different ways. We also took part in the BIG Maths challenge to improve our multiplication skills and some of us are now moving up the levels.

We also played our new maths games called “Noggle”.  Using the random numbers selected the highest value we manged to create was 19,402 using the four operations.

In French we were learning about the weather and created a weather display for the classroom.  Our language ambassadors Mikey and Ben delivered a mini lesson to the class and taught them how to play the game “French Snap”.

In Reading we continued to work hard carrying out our Literacy Circle roles and working on the different stories within the Literacy Box.

We have also started our new class novel entitled “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. We are taking turns to read the novel to the class to practise our reading aloud skills.

By Mr Ritchie and all the “Tiggerrific” P4/5s.

Primary 4/5 – Week Beg. 11th March

During our 8th NYCOS session we learned a new song called, ‘Someone Sitting on a High High Hill’. We really enjoyed it!

In our writing this week we focussed on being presentation perfect. This helped us improve our writing by making sure our spelling was correct, that we had remembered punctuation and our writing was structured well. We enjoyed up levelling our sentences.

As part of our Ancient Egypt topic we discovered facts about pyramids, tombs and the Valley of the Kings. We learned why they stopped building pyramids and started using tombs for their Pharaoh’s. In addition to that we learned that Christians destroyed and carved over Egyptian artefacts.

This week in Science, we finished our shaduf’s and began to test them to see if they could turn, pick up water and then pour the water into a bucket.

During our P.E. lesson we performed a small show for one another to demonstrate the balances that we have been learning in gymnastics.

We have had a great week!

Have a lovely weekend,

Primary 4/5

P4/5 Week commencing 4th March 2019

On Tuesday we had our seventh NYCOS lesson. We were learning a new song called “Mrs White had a fright in the middle of the night”.  We learned it by playing a game that involved counting the rhythm and hiding an object.

We continued with our Egyptian topic by learning how to read and write using Egyptian Hieroglyphs.  We also learned about the very famous and important Rosetta stone which proves the key to reading the hieroglyphs.  We wrote down our names inside a “cartouche” and also wrote coded letters to our friends in the class.  We all had fun decoding the messages and reading the hieroglyphs.

In Science we made model “shadufs” out of wood, stone, string and playdough. We had to make sure that they could move up and down and rotate so they could pick up the water from the river Nile.  Next week we are going to test them out in the water to see if they work.

In Maths we revised what we had been learning to help us with our SNSA tests.  We also took part in the BIG Maths challenge to improve our multiplication skills.

We also learned how to play one of our new literacy games called “Boggle”.  We managed to make over thirty-one words from the letters provided.  Next week we are going to learn how to play the maths version called “Noggle”!

In reading we continued to work hard carrying out our Literacy Circle roles and working on the different stories within the Literacy Box.

In writing this week we pretended we were the Manager of Thomas Cook Travel Agents and had to write a reply to a letter of complaint received from a customer who was not happy about the cancellation of their holiday to Egypt.

We also submitted our entries for the Fair Trade competition.  We had to draw Fair Trade Superheroes.  We also enjoyed all the lovely baking at the Fair Trade bake sale.  The cakes were yummy!

Last week we presented a card and gift to Miss Fiddes.  We hope she is working hard back at University.  We are all missing her.

By Mr Ritchie and all the “Tiggerrific” P4/5s.

P4/5 Week commencing 25th of February

On Tuesday we had our NYCOS lesson. We were learning a new African song that used clapping and a ball.

On Wednesday we continued with our Egyptian topic and investigated pyramids. We used sugar cubes, spaghetti pasta and mini marshmallows to build pyramids. We also used our bodies to make pyramids and used a pyramid net to make a 3D paper pyramid!

Also, we were visited by two ladies from Fair trade who told us about where chocolate comes from and we even got to sample a piece! This was part of Fair Trade Fortnight.

In Science we were looking at shadufs. A shaduf is a structure that is used to collect water from a river, like the Nile, and move the water for the farmers. These are used in Egypt and other countries. We used Lego to build our own working models.

In Maths we continued to explore money by looking at the £20 note. We were also looking at mental math strategies and continued to work on our time skills.

In RME we were looking the Passover celebration and finished the story about Moses. We took parts of the story and stuck them in our jotters in the correct order.

In reading we took part in our sixth “Literacy Circles” and carried out our different roles. This week the groups who worked with Miss Fiddes looked at the characters external and internal features as well as the characters thoughts and feelings. We were using lots of great adjectives and character trait words. The other groups continued to use ‘The Literacy Box 1’ and everyone was working hard.

On Friday we had the pleasure of listening to the school choir. They performed ‘Brave’ and ‘The Greatest’ and performed actions while they sang! They were TIGGERIFFIC! It was also Miss Fiddes’ last day and she would like to say a huge thank you to Springfield Primary School especially P4/5 and Mr Ritchie who were truly Tiggerrific!!

By Mr Ritchie, Miss Fiddes and all the “Tiggerrific” P4/5s.

P4/5 Week commencing 18th February 2019

We hope everyone had a great holiday!

On Wednesday we continued with our Egyptian topic and investigated some of the 2000 gods and goddesses. Everyone in the class selected a god or goddess and created a small fact sheet.

In Science we finished our saving water posters and then we looked at a girl who lived in western Nepal. We read a story about a girl, Sita Maya, who had to walk for hours to collect water and she did this several times every day.

In Maths we continued working on time with Mrs Birkett and money with Miss Fiddes. We were working with £5 and £10 notes.

This week we had an art lesson. During the art lesson we created portraits of our chosen god or goddess by using chalk pastels and oil pastels on black paper. We used a lot of different colours and shapes. After we had finished our art work we held a show case and presented our art work to the class. We are a tiggerrific bunch of artists!

In RME we were looking the Passover celebration and in particular the Seder plate. We were learning about the different foods that go on the plate and what they represent. One of the items of food on the Seder plate is a lamb bone.

In reading we took part in our fifth “Literacy Circles” and carried out our different roles. One group got a new book this week and it was the third time that we used the resource “The Literacy Box”. Miss Fiddes also took a group and we looked at out characters in our book. We were discussing the character traits, personality and how this is shown in our books.

After school on Thursday Mr Ritchie, Ben, Michael, and Emily with the choir all took part in a family fun language event at Linlithgow Primary.

By Mr Ritchie, Miss Fiddes and all the “Tiggerrific” P4/5s.

P4/5 Week commencing 11th February 2019

During PE on Monday we were continuing to learn more about gymnastic balances.

On Tuesday we took part in the sixth workshop provided by NYCOS (National Youth Choir of Scotland) where we learned how to read notes and also carried on learning about rhythms and beats. We worked really hard during our music lesson that Tracey, our teacher, gave us a sticker.

This week we continued with our Egyptian topic and investigated world timelines, Ancient Egyptian time line and we created our own timeline. We then went on to look at maps of Egypt and noted important cities and places along the Nile. We also looked at Egyptian people and the social pyramid.

On Wednesday two of our classmates, Ben and Michael, taught a fabulous French lesson about parts of the body and watched a little bit of The Gruffalo in French. We also sang head, shoulders, knees and toes, in French.

In Science we were learning about solids, liquids and gasses. We did some experiments with soluble and insoluble materials using water to be mixed with.

In Maths we continued working on money, and looked at pound and pence. We also did a math problem solve it, talk it, ask it.

In reading we took part in our forth “Literacy Circles” and carried out our different roles. We continued working on our new resource “The Literacy Box”. Miss Fiddes also took a group and we looked at out characters in our book. We were discussing the character traits, personality and how this is shown in our books.

In writing this week we learned how to assess our writing and did a newspaper report on John Logie Baird.

By Mr Ritchie, Miss Fiddes and all the “Tiggerrific” P4/5s.