Kinnoull Primary School

Kinnoull Primary School

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Primary 4

15/12/20

We have been enjoying reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and doing Literacy Circle activities.  We've been making bubbling potions using baking powder, glitter and food colouring and it was really fun!  We wrote reply letters to Professor Dumbledore to persuade him not to expel us and we wrote Polyjuice potions to help Harry, Ron and Hermione to trick Draco Malfoy!  In drama we have been doing freeze frames.  In maths we have been learning about different strategies in addition.  We are looking forward to our class Christmas party next week!

Merry Christmas from P4!

Written by P4, typed by Mrs Daniels :-)

19/11/20

Doing Harry Potter for our class topic has been really good!  We have been doing chemistry experiments like 'Prof Lupin's Layered Potions' where we learned about solids, liquids and gases and density.  We made stripey potions in test tubes!  We made 'Ravenclaw Rainbows' using skittles and learned about dissolving.  We have been learning to make notes in literacy and used our notes to make maps of Diagon Alley.  We used teabags to make the maps look old.  In art we made Hedwig owls and magic paper with oil paints floating in water.  In maths we have been doing 2D shape and symmetry with lots of fun activities.  Mrs Rohie is teaching us at the moment with Mrs Daniels and it is nice having her here!

Written by Primary 4, typed by Mrs Daniels :-)

30/10/20

Since P4 have been back at school we are doing Harry Potter's World of Magic for our topic!  Mrs Daniels dressed up and we have to go through Platform 9 3/4 to get into our classroom!  In our planning we wanted to learn about J K Rowling, Harry Potter characters, castles, spells, chemistry and make things like our own wands and Marauder's maps.  We have made up new Harry Potter houses for our team names and mottos in Latin.  They are Dragonclaw, Hippoleap, Phoenixflight, Dragonwolf, Phoenixtail and Thunderlight!

Written by P4, typed by Mrs Daniels :-)

01/10/20

This week we have been learning to do orienteering and using our map skills to find the control points.  It was really fun and helped with our fitness as you had to run the whole time!  We have been doing the 'Grow a Bean Project' and keeping bean diaries to show how our beans have been growing.  Today we are going to plant them in soil and take them home.  We have been learning how to write persuasive letters in literacy.  Everyone has enjoyed presenting their 'On Our Doorstep' topic presentations in class and people have been baking, making artwork, measuring things and writing stories.  

Written by P4, typed by Mrs Daniels :-)

17/09/20

In P4 we have been learning how to write numbers and read scales in maths and playing snakes and ladders where you have to partition the numbers.  In PE we have been doing team games and running and exercising.  Our class novel is 'Danny, the Champion of the World!' and we have been writing instructions on how to poach a pheasant!  We made our own pheasants and 'Highland Coo' pictures.  For our topic we have been learning about MR FAB and the animal groups.

Written by P4, typed by Mrs Daniels :-)

25/08/20

We have had a great start being back to school in Primary 4!  Mrs Daniels took our photos and we made some profile art and drew all the things that we like, our families and our hobbies.  Mrs Daniels put them up in the corridor for people to look at.  In maths, we have been learning about place value, what numbers are made up of, partitioning and playing 'Wipeout'!  In Literacy Circles we have started reading our class book 'Danny, the Champion of the World' by Roald Dahl.  In our topic, 'On Our Doorstep' we have been learning map skills and making messy maps of Scotland!  Mrs Daniels is reading us The Demon Dentist by David Walliams everyday.  It's really funny!

Written by Primary 4, typed by Mrs Daniels :-)