We have been learning about the phases of the Moon and carving the phases out of Oreo cookies and also drawing 3D moons using chalk and black paper. We have made 'nebulas in a jar' using cotton wool and acrylic paint. In literacy we have learning about Apollo 13 and writing a story about it using our VCOP skills. With Ms Douglas we have learning about timelines and have created a space timeline on our class learning wall. Miss Bell has been helping us with our sewing skills to make a rocket!
We have also been learning some Spanish and in PE we have been doing basketball skills. In maths we have been practising our times tables and learning about how to handle money in real life. We have started Literacy Half Hour in groups to target different skills like handwriting, spelling, grammar, comprehension box and learning chats!
We have been learning about the Solar System, for example, the Moon and eclipses, all the planets and the Sun. We have also been researching animals in space, sewing rockets with Miss Bell, writing Japanese Haiku poetry about space and making planet displays with wax pastels.
In PE we have been doing basketball and we tried dancing with Pirrie Performing Arts. In maths we have been doing subtraction and addition in word problems.
We have been writing newspaper reports for our Learning Steps Jotters about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In art we've been making Charlie and the Chocolate Factory character cress eggheads. In PE we've been doing ceilidh dancing. We performed in our Winter Wonderland show for parents and the P4s also read out the links. We are really looking forward to our Christmas party, Christmas holidays and end of term service.
In maths we have been learning about how to lay out and do adding sums with carrying and also about symmetry. We have been designing and building wind turbines and learning about renewable and non-renewable energy. For Remembrance Day we made poppies and learned a bit about the war. For our topic we have been learning about the parts of a flower and how plants adapt to their habitats in Scotland. For Growth Mindset we designed our 5 Bs so we can learn to be more independent with our learning.
In P4 we have been doing winter pictures using tracing paper and gel pens to draw fireworks In maths we have been ordering numbers. In PE we have been doing more gymnastics and benchball. In our topic we have been learning about orienteering and we completed an orienteering challenge outside. We had to collect numbers which translated into words which spelt out 'Would you like hot chocolate?!'. Then we had hot chocolate with marshmallows. Last night we went to the Hallowe'en disco and we had a great time!
In PE we have doing gymnastics and testing out the gymnastic moves that we can do on the floor like cartwheels, handstands, forward rolls and backwards rolls. We have been learning to play benchball. We have started our class novel 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and we have been learning about synonyms. We have been learning about MRS GREN and the 7 life processes that all living things do.
In primary 4 we have been writing persuasive letters to Adventure Holidays to try to persuade them to add Scotland to their outdoors holidays list. We have been doing lots of shape work. We've been working on our forest park designs for people to go to on their holidays. We have been talking about our class charter and qualities and we made HWB quality wheels. We have been learning about food chains which are things that show us animals and how they depend on each other to eat and survive. We are looking forward to our holidays!
Primary 4 have had a great start to the new year. Our new topic is 'The Great Outdoors' and we have been planning all our learning and what we want to find out about. We want to know about how to use maps, what wildlife there is in Scotland, what sort of outdoors activities you can do in Scotland like hiking, rafting and paddle boarding and much more! Mrs Daniels is going to help us design forest parks, set us The Bear Grylls Challenge and teach us campfire songs. And she has promised us hot chocolate!