We finished reading our class novel Varjak Paw and we were so impressed with the story we contacted the author to let him know how much we loved it and this was his response.
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!
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.
Our class novel in P4 at the moment is Varjak Paw by S F Said one of the reading skills we have been practising is summarising. Every
time we read some of the story we try to summarise it making each summary shorter but ensuring we include the main points. We are getting really good at this. We have put our summaries up on display so we can recap what last happened and it’s really helpful if someone misses part of the book they can quickly catch up on the story.
P4 have taken part in the RSPB bird watch again this year. We spent some time outside recording the number of different birds we could see, we used binoculars to get a better view of them. We also noticed that there is not a lot of food around for the birds at the moment so we made some feeders for them too. We have been learning about all different kinds of birds by playing bird bingo.
As part of our learning around Burn’s Day P4 have been reading about Hamish the Hairy Haggis and have created our own Haggis creatures. We have also been reading The Broon’s, learning some Scottish words and reciting some funny Scottish poems which we shared at our Scottish assembly. Well done P4 – great work!
P4 have been learning about climate change and the Australian Bush fire disaster, we created mixed media artwork showing the impact on people, wildlife and the environment.
P4 started the new year with a thinking skills task this morning and created some very impressive creatures. The task was to design a new animal or combine two existing animals to make one new creature. They drew some excellent pictures of their new creations and provided lots of details about them.
We have been busy in our final week of 2019 in P4. We made some lovely Christmas crafts, 1 paper plate made a wreath and a curly Santa, we decorated biscuits so they looked like melting snowmen, we used chalk pastels to create some unusual but beautiful reindeers and we enjoyed a snowman shake with P5. Think we are ready for our holidays!
P4 have been busy making their fabulous creations for the Christmas fair tomorrow. On sale will be wooden gingerbread figures for £1.00 each and wooden Olaf figures for 50p. The fair is open to all from 9.30 till 10.30am, hope to see you there.