All posts by Donna Pentony

Sentence Stacking in P4

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!

P4 home learning

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.

Mrs Pentony

23 March 20

World Book Day in P4

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!

Emotional Literacy in P4

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.

Human body in P4

We have been continuing with our learning about the amazing human body in P4.  We have been playing a skeleton game to try to get ourselves more familiar with all our bones.  We tried to work out where all our organs go in our bodies, we found this quite tricky so we made anatomy t-shirts to help us.  We have also been learning about the different zones in our brain and how they control our bodies.  We have been learning about our different emotions and how our brain can influence them.  We learnt about how our emotional brain can override  our logical/reasoning brain and lead to us flip our lids!

Human Body in P4

In P4 we have been learning about the human body as part of our health and well being mini project.  We have identified some of the bones in our bodies and the main features of our skeletons.  We have also been learning about different joints in the body.  This week we made a new hand for Iron Man, he wanted one which worked more like a human hand so we had to learn about how our hands work to make a working prototype for him.  We have also been identifying our main organs and what they do in the body.