Category Archives: Primary 4 S

Primary 4G

Glee- Scottish Final Tickets

Tickets for the Glee Scottish Final will go on sale this Thursday (8th June) via the Perth Concert Hall box office at 10am. Tickets can be bought on line at http://www.horsecross.co.uk or by phone at 01738 621031. Tickets are limited to a maximum of 4 per transaction. The box office is already receiving phone calls for tickets and based on previous events they expect them to sell out very quickly!!

Thank you and happy purchasing.

Miss Cunningham

New Eco Code

Today the Eco Committee met to pick the winner of our Eco Code competition. It was very tricky but in the end Rose in P6R won with her fantastic, colourful design. Well done Rose!

This will be displayed on our Eco board and in every classroom. We are now one step closer to gaining our green flag (fingers crossed!)

Well done to everyone that entered. You made our decision very tricky!

The Eco Committee

 

 

 

P4S’s Learning Leaflet

 

Primary 4S Learning Leaflet

Information for Parents

Term 4

Numeracy

This term, Primary 4S will be working on telling the time on analogue and digital clocks (minutes past and minutes to) and will begin to make links between 12 and 24 hour clocks. We will also be calculating durations and measuring the time taken to complete a range of activities. The children will develop their abilities to estimate and measure weight and volume/capacity using appropriate instruments and units. The pupils will also be applying their division skills learnt in term 3 through fractions. We will exploring how to gain a fraction of a whole, a fraction of a quantity and a fraction of a position along a number line. We will be focusing on halves, quarters, fifths and tens especially.

Literacy

This term, through comprehension we are looking closely at sentence structure, inference and up-leveling VCOP (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation. We will also be expanding our dictionary and thesaurus work. We are continuing to practise our joined writing in words and sentences, ensuring correct formation and height of letters.

As a class, we are taking part in the national young writing competition, looking to develop use of paragraphs and detailed description. We will also be using our imagination through a functional piece of writing, constructing letters to and from Vikings. As our topic this term is Vikings, both functional and imaginative pieces will take this focus.

Health and Wellbeing

The pupils will be exploring food chains, and exploring exactly where their own and Viking food would have come from. P4S will exploring seasonality and the importance of agriculture. Additionally, we will be looking into our metal wellbeing, expanding our resilience through learning different techniques for handling our emotions and putting ourselves into scenarios.

In PE, are lucky to be having some hockey lessons with students from the Robert Gordon University this term.  We will also be practising athletic skills in preparation for Sport’s Day. This term pupils will also have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons at Northfield Swimming pool, developing safety in the water alongside other swimming skills.

IDL

As mentioned, our topic this term will be the Vikings. Through discussion with the pupils, we have developed a plan together of key information that the class would like to explore. We will be looking into the lives of Vikings and comparing them to our own, taking on our own imaginary occupations and looking at Viking home construction. Through different texts, we will be learning about the different values and religious beliefs of the Vikings, exploring their many Gods and comparing similarities to our own. Additional through RME, we are continuing to explore the key features of the values of Christianity which are expressed in stories from the New Testament.

Through technology, the children will have the opportunity to further develop their skills in creating, capturing and manipulating sounds, text and images to communicate ideas and information creatively. Additionally through expressive arts, we are going to explore rhythm and create our own Viking chants, songs and images.

Other News 

 

The children are continuing to earn house points as well as marbles. Our Viking clans this term are; The Viking Gods, Thor in War, The Crazy Viking Teens, The Tribe of Horns and The Loki Tribe.

Miss Cunningham’s Learning Leaflet: Term Four

Miss Cunningham’s Learning Leaflet: Term Four
Welcome back to our fourth and final term. Please see your child’s class below for details about their learning in Expressive Arts and Health and Wellbeing this term.

P1B and P1C- Early Level
In Health, Primary 1 will be making and tasting simple recipes. We will record our likes and dislikes. We will improve our group work and turn taking when making and trying the foods. Primary 1 will answer the question – What is Eco? We will take part in various activities which will increase our understanding of Eco. Primary 1 can’t wait to take part in outdoor learning activities.

In Expressive Arts, Primary 1 will continue to explore the use of voice, movement and expression. The children will be given a stimulus to create an improvised scene in small groups. We will also continue our weekly yoga sessions which are great fun!
P2W, P2/3M and P3M- First Level
In Health, Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils will be preparing and tasting foods demonstrating a range of practical skills including; washing, using a peeler, mixing, grating, spreading and demonstrating simple knife skills. They will consolidate their knowledge of the EatWell plate whilst preparing foods. The classes will also help improve the schools’ ‘green’ status. P2W, 2/3M and 3M will have the opportunity to use the brand new litter pickers, help weed the outside learning area as well as learning more about improving the environment.

In Expressive Arts, Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils will begin the term by taking part in Spring and Easter themed drama. We will then move on to dance, learning new cultural dance styles from Scotland, India and Africa. The children will provide their peers with positive and constructive feedback as well as critiquing their own performances. The classes will expand their creativity and confidence by producing and performing small group sequences, using taught movements. We are going to be very busy.

P5C, P5/6K, P6R and P7W- Second Level (P7- Expressive Arts only)
In Health, Primary 5C, 5/6K and 6R will investigate food labels to gain an understanding of advertising and how to make healthy choices. We will prepare and taste foods demonstrating an increasing range of practical preparing and cooking techniques including; accuracy when weighing and measuring, kneading, chopping, mixing, grating and using simple knife skills. Later in the term we will analyse the ‘Environmental Review Plan’ carried out by the Eco Committee, looking at our progress so far and deciding and implementing the next steps for our upcoming green flag assessment.

Inspired by the talk of Macbeth in the playground, 5C and 5/6K will be creating and presenting a simplified, scripted version of the famous play. They will sustain characters by using voice, movement and expression. P6R will perform the dramatic ending of Macbeth before taking part in various dance sessions, using different styles and genres. They will be encouraged to create and perform their own routines to an audience. As P7W were busy with trips, speakers and visits to Oldmachar, they will continue their Term 3 focus. Please see the Term 3 learning leaflet.

Other News
The senior choir are delighted to have won the Aberdeen Glee Challenge. The final will be held at Perth Concert Hall on 25th June (2pm-5pm). We would love to have our peers and families support us. Tickets go on sale on the 8th June from the Perth Concert Hall box office (£8 adult £5 concession). We are very excited and hope you can come along and support us!
Miss Lauren Cunningham