P4 have been developing their learning about Australia by learning about the Aboriginal people. We looked at their beautiful artworks and created our own in the same style. We also listened to some Aboriginal music and looked at their handmade instruments. We had a go at making our own clap sticks using our woodworking skills. We cut our wood to size carefully using a saw, smoothed the wood using sandpaper and then decorated them in a traditional style. Next we have to learn how to play them! Great work P4.
P4 have been learning about the depth of the ocean as part of our Great Barrier Reef project. We have been learning about the different layers of the ocean and some of the amazing creatures that live there. We created the ocean layers in a jar – see Google classroom if you want to try this at home – it can be a bit messy!
We have also been learning about how fish defend themselves against their predators. Fish have a variety of ways to fool their enemies, such as black eye, camouflage, moving in schools and poisonous stingers! We created our own beautiful fish to add to our growing barrier reef.
P4 have been learning about sea turtles this week for our project on the Great Barrier Reef. We found out lots of amazing information about these beautiful creatures, we have been learning how to draw turtles and mixing paint to create the right colours for them. They will be the first creatures on our reef display.
P4 have been busy over the last few weeks working on their writing skills. We have used the short film Blue Umbrella as inspiration for our writing. We have created our own version of the story and each day we add sentences from our work to our sentence stacking wall so we will have a class version too. We have been learning to write action sentences, feeling sentences and sound sentences and we have developed our writing techniques by using similes, onomatopoeia and alliteration. One more writing session to go to finish our fabulous story – we are so proud of our work!
Morning all P4 parents and pupils
I have attached a timetable for our week , I have tried to keep it as much like our normal week as possible but obviously some resources are not able to be put online so there will have to be a degree of flexibility. The resources for the lessons will be available in our google classroom. You do not have to follow the timetable directly but doing the tasks will help give your day some structure.
I will upload other activities which you may enjoy doing and will allow you time away from a screen, these will be design/art based, check google classroom for these.
Our learning heroes will still be running and this week it is independence so I will be looking out for that during the week. That said, I am here for you if you need any help or need questions answered.
Please be patient as I am currently on a huge learning curve myself getting used to google classroom and new ways of teaching and learning.
What a fantastic effort P4 made for World Book Day this year. Well done everyone on your fabulous A-Z activities. We had decorated eggs and cakes, puppets of characters, hand made board games, drawings of front covers and favourite characters and lots of sharing of books and stories which are precious to us. In class we had a character description quiz which really tested the memories of books we read when we were much younger and we had a comprehension scavenger hunt to find our information about the history of World Book Day. This raised the question of who was the greatest writer Shakespeare or David Williams? It was such a lovely afternoon we even managed to get outdoors for a read. More days like this please!
P4 have been developing their painting skills this time by using watercolours. We learnt different watercolour techniques using salt, tissue, sandpaper, clingfilm, crayon and alcohol. We have linked our learning with watercolours to our geography work by painting the continents and oceans.
Thanks to Michelle Aitken for coming in and making pancakes with P4, so many lovely toppings and fillings, they were just delicious and enjoyed by everyone.
P4 have been developing their emotional literacy. We have been sharing what makes us happy, sad, angry and scared. We have also been thinking about ways of making ourselves feel better when we are sad, angry or scared. We created emotional characters to represent our emotions and the things which affect them. We created some drama scenarios to show different situations which can create strong emotions and strategies to manage them. So proud of P4 who showed great maturity when discussing their emotions.