What an exciting week we have had in P4! We went on our trip to Holyrood Park and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. At the park, we did a workshop with the Rangers all about the local area around the park and Arthur’s Seat related to kings and queens of the past. We heard stories, designed a banquet and drew pictures of the palace using charcoal. It was very interesting and great fun but very, very cold! We also visited the palace where we took part in a costume workshop to learn about clothes in the time of Mary Queen of Scots. Four of us even got to dress up! We then went on a tour of the palace with our guide and learned more about what it would have been like to live there in the past. The highlight was going into Mary Queen of Scots’ private rooms including her bedroom.
We also met a new teacher this week, Miss Wang who is from Beijing in China. She will be teaching us Mandarin for a few weeks. This week we learned how to say hello, numbers 1 to 10 and thank you.
Our P4 show is going to be Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies, a comical pantomime based on the legend of Robin Hood. We will be auditioning for parts soon. More details to follow soon.
In maths, we have been learning how to tell the time in 5 minute intervals using analogue and digital clocks. We have also been learning how to divide bigger numbers by 10 and 100. We have been revising data-handling using bar graphs and tally marks. Another focus has been answering maths questions and solving little problems. In language, we have been researching Mary Queen of Scots using different texts and using the information to create timelines and quizzes. We are busy writing reports on our school trip.
We have started to present our homework on a famous/important Scottish person from the past. It will take us a while to hear all these wonderful presentations – a few weeks at least – but we will all get a turn eventually!
We have now been introduced to all the sounds of the alphabet and are practising lots ahead of our assessment next week. Please help us to learn our sounds and build words at home.
We have been learning about the seasons of the year and love listening to the Pancake manor Seasons song. If you are out for a walk this weekend perhaps you could look for signs and clues that tell us it is Autumn?
Our new number of the week is 11. Can you go on a number hunt around the house or local area to find it? Maybe someone can take a picture of you beside the number 11 and upload it to our blog?
It has been another very busy week for Primary 1. The boys and girls have enjoyed taking part in Health Week activities and they particularly liked their Dance and Enjoy-a-ball sessions.
If only you could see how good we were throwing, catching, rolling, balancing a ball.
The boys and girls in Primary 1 took part in the Empty Classroom Day today. We all took our learning outside and we are very proud of our well done work. Look at our letters! They are all neat, beautiful and formed correctly! And that is not easy when writing with chalk.
We also had a very successful achievement assembly. We are so proud of the children who received certificates this month.
We are looking forward to performing our dances in front of our friends from P2 on Monday afternoon.
In P4 we have been learning about fractions (1/2, 1/4, 1/5 and 1/10) of shapes and numbers. Today we took that learning outdoors and we played fraction games and worked with a group to make a picture showing tenths using found materials. We had lots of fun too!
We had great fun in the teepee! We had a discussion around “What would you do to help the environment in 5 minutes?” There were lots of interesting suggestions involving reducing litter, saving energy and looking after plants and animals. What would you do???
This week it is “Eco Week” and today P4 took part in a litter pick to help tidy up the areas surrounding the school grounds. We collected quite a bit of rubbish! Please remember to put rubbish in the bins provided or take it home with you and keep our planet clean and green!
This week Primary One made the most of the fantastic weather and took their learning outside. We practised forwards and backwards counting on a numberline, collected objects from the field to count and wrote sums using chalk. Perhaps you could try some of these ideas at home?
For outdoor P.E. this week, we combined playing team games with learning French! We revised French vocabulary of colours, numbers and months while playing Boules and a traditional French playground game. It was fun and we learned together. (Please remember outdoor P.E. kit including outdoor trainers is required on a Tuesday this term in P4).