Category Archives: Expressive Arts

P4 Aboriginal Art and Music

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.

How deep is the ocean? Find out in 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.

Primary 1 – Week Commencing 8th June 2020

Welcome back to another new week here in our virtual classroom, and what a busy week it’s looking like. Don’t be put off by the amount of things I’m about to list, as ever they are here as options for you to explore and choose from as you wish without any expectation that you complete everything.
This week sees our IDL continues with the story of ‘My friend the weather monster’ where a lot of the learning is based around rain.  If you feel like finding out more about rain, why not pop along to this
fantastic website  where there are some really cool facts and links to some fun learning ideas. Be sure to post pictures and tell your class about what you find out.
To add to the watery theme, this Monday will see people across the world celebrating ‘World Oceans Day’. I’ve put together some ideas for things you might like to explore here.
If you fancy using your artistic or creative talents or even trying to learn a new skill in the artistic field, then this is the week for you. It’s another ELPS theme week and this time it’s ‘Art Week’. This activity grid might give you a few ideas to explore, or why not explore art in your own way. Make sure to share whatever you create with your friends on our classroom stream too.
As ever, all your usual lessons will be there for you to have a look at, but whatever you choose to do and however you choose to learn this week, make it worthwhile and enjoy it!

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!

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!

Watch out for Hamish the Hairy Haggis?

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!