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.
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.
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!
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.