P4 – Mrs Sutherland

 

P.4 are settling in together and establishing new routines with Mrs Sutherland in room 6. Pupils have really enjoyed P.E with Mrs Nicol.  This term we are finding out about our senses and bodies. This week we looked at how easily germs are spread.  We will be looking at how to keep safe and healthy – this activity will help all of us remember to wash our hands regularly.  Later in October we will be attending a Disability Awareness Day in Boat of Garten.

During maths activities we are working on identifying the properties of shapes and improving our mental maths skills. As the term progresses we are dealing with larger numbers and investigating place value and strategies to help us add and subtract larger numbers.

We are reading and writing for a variety of purposes and trying to include more detail and extend our vocabulary.

Citizenship in our new groups has started and it is a great opportunity to get to know older pupils and work cooperatively with them.

 

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P.4 are delighted to be back to school after the Christmas holidays, many thanks for all your good wishes and kindness before Christmas. This term will be busy and longer and there are lots of exciting developments to look forward to.

Please note there is a change to the homework routine this term. All classes are now moving towards using a homework grid which gives pupils and parents’ flexibility and choice. There are aspects which should be covered every week but other activities which are dated and signed when completed.

This term out topic will be Titanic, also we will be covering some aspects of science related to water later in the term.  In the past I have found this topic to be very popular. Later this term we anticipate presenting an assembly for other pupils and parents.

In Maths we will be continuing to work on multiplying and dividing. We will be doing some work on measurement then later in the term on reading the time on both digital and analogue clocks. Whilst some will continue to read the time others will start to use time to work out problems. We will also be using money to make values, find the cost and to work out change.

In writing The Titanic Topic will provide us with lots of imaginative contexts. Following an end of term spelling test,  some pupils will be reinforcing words covered already while others move on to new sets of letter patterns/common words.  Spelling words to work on will be given out every couple of weeks.  Letter writing will be a focus in the first few weeks so revision of how to write your address would be helpful.

Please remember P.E  is on a Tuesday and Friday and will be happening inside until Easter.  No swimming this term.

Last term P4 did a fantastic job of presenting their Safety posters to P1-3. Groups visited classes and taught the pupils about how to keep safe in a variety of situations. Staff were impressed with their confidence and knowledge and how maturely the answered questions from the younger pupils.

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