This week, we did the SCOOT challenge, where we needed to find fraction cards and answer the questions individually. For our chilli challenge, we looked at shaded fractions and fraction number lines.
We brought in storyboxes on Monday and we retold our stories to a partner. On Thursday, P5a joined with the Nursery to tell them their stories. On Tuesday the 26th of September, P5b, are going to join the Nursery then, to do their retelling. We had a range of stories from Harry Potter to The Paper Dolls, with people being very creative, imaginative and inventive.
On Wednesday, we took part in Roald Dahl Day and we made dream jars after getting inspiration from the BFG. We watched a live feed about Roald Dahl and the illustrator of his books, Quentin Blake. Also, an inventor, called Colin Furze, who showed us a flame throwing guitar to represent one of the dangerous monsters in Billy and The Minpins. We tried to find a Phizzwizard but we haven’t caught it yet………..
Please remember that the children are on holiday on Monday and Tuesday 🙂
In maths this week we have been looking at place value and working with huge numbers. We created some 7 digit numbers using human number-lines.
We have also completed our 3D hands, which show the people we can talk to if we have a worry or a concern.
We began work on a poem, which tells others about the ‘Best Part of Me’.
On Tuesday 26th January, over 140 parents, friends and family members attended an open afternoon at Springfield Primary School. Miss Wallace (and several pupils) shared a numeracy presentation followed by classroom visits. Partners who supported this event included West Lothian’s Numeracy Development Officers and Linlithgow Academy.
The pupils were super at sharing their learning and explaining Big Maths strategies too! We are so proud of them.
Mrs Tulloch was able to share the work she has been doing with pupils for the Scottish Mathematical Challenge.
Parent session Jan 16 – click this link for the presentation
Link to Big Maths online: http://www.bigmaths.co.uk/
Link to Andrell website for Beat That tests and further information
BMBT Learn Its Tests
Presentation from West Lothian Numeracy Development Officer – Click here: 2016_01_26 Springfield PS Parent Session
Useful numeracy and mathematics apps for the i-pad – click here: Maths Apps
We are delighted to announce that James H in P5 has been crowned the West Lothian Sumdog champion! He answered a whopping 1000 questions and got 975 correct. Also in the top ten leader board coming 8th is Jack. We are so proud of everyone who took part in this West Lothian wide competition and delighted to share this wonderful news with you!
The boys were extremely confident sharing their news in assembly too #confidentindividuals #successfullearners