Health and Wellbeing/Technologies
Over the next 2 weeks P4 will be working with community nutritionist, Ruth Davie. We will learn the hygiene involved in food preparation as well as practising our skills in cooking.
On Tuesday 13 March the first cooking group made Malaysian mango chicken with rice. It was delicious!
Eat Well, Cook Well on PhotoPeach
FOCUS FRIDAY: 9 MARCH 2018
We took the opportunity to enjoy and share some favourite stories in our Focus Friday groups this week. We have some very keen readers at Longniddry Primary and it was fantastic to see so many reading millionaires rewarded this week too!
Focus Friday: sharing books on PhotoPeach
As we prepare for another Focus Friday let’s look back on the outdoor fun Miss Hart’s group had in September. As part of our exploration of the school’s vision, values and aims we spent time investigating co-operation and worked as a team on a variety of group challenges.
Focus Friday: Co-operative Group Challenge on PhotoPeach
WORLD BOOK DAY
We still had fun despite World Book Day being delayed due to snow. On Thursday 8 March we spent a lovely AR reading session in the village library.
World Book Day (Take 2!) on PhotoPeach
WORLD BOOK DAY 2018
At last we enjoyed a delayed World Book Day. P4 looked amazing in all the wonderful character outfits. You were all so inventive and clever with your choices. I recognised the Tin Tins straight away and we even had a magical Matilda! Miss Hart had lots of fun as Professor McGonagle. Well done to Weasley, Potters and Graingers who joined in the role play fun too!
We had lots of chat about our favourite types of books and favourite authors. Outside, we worked out film challenges with the P2s on the orienteering course and we rounded off the day with a cosy book time in the library. Keep reading!
Film Quiz Orienteering on PhotoPeach
Friday 2 March
Some Maths Challenges!
Keep up to speed and fresh with our maths work on time by making up calendar quizzes. Show your family the kinds of questions we have been working on and show how you can use a calendar. Some ideas to get you started:
– What day is Christmas this year ?
– What day will Guy Fawkes be on ?
– What date is the 2nd Tuesday in November ?
– How many full weeks are in July?
– What is the date of the last Saturday in August?
If you can try out some time games on Top Marks Maths games. There are lots of good matching ones using analogue and digital times as well as 24 hour clock times.
Try looking up bus or train timetables on line. Can you find the times of trains leaving and arriving at Longniddry ?
Try creating some questions using a timetable.
If you try any activities please tell us about them and earn house points in the process.
A Snowy World Book Day! 1 March 2018
Hello on a very snowy World Book Day!
The good news is we are going to reschedule our celebrations and dressing up! In the meantime, I hope everyone is keeping cosy and take the chance to catch up with some great books!
Comment on the school website with the titles of your favourite books at the moment. Feel free to recommend some titles to your friends.
Who is your favourite author right now? Find out if they have a website and explore some activities.
Keep up your big writing skills while you are off by trying out some diary writing ideas. Can you remember the main features of diary writing?
– write in the first person.
– write in the past tense.
– use a chatty, informal style.
– end the diary entry with a reflection.
Try writing a diary entry as a favourite book character. What would Harry Potter record in his diary or write a snow day entry for the wimpy kid. Let your imagination run wild!
Write your own chatty, fun snow day diary! House points for everyone who tries out these ideas. Please bring them
into school and we will enjoy sharing them!
Snowy Day Tales!
What have you been doing to keep busy in the snowy weather? Please share your tales of sledging, snow man building and igloo construction.
Did you know every snow flake is individual and unique. Try to look closely at an individual snow flake. A magnifying glass makes this even better. Look at the amazing shape. Can you try to copy the shape and pattern?
Draw and cut out paper circles and use folding and cutting to make paper snowflakes. Try spotting the lines of symmetry and use our fraction words to describe your snowflake.
Keep your mental maths fresh by making up a snowy number quiz. Can you make up some problems for your family and friends?
E.g. 15 snowmen are built, 1/3 of them have hats. How many have hats?
A class build 21 snow dogs, 16 melt. How many are left? Give the items to build a snowman a price. Work out the total cost of building such a snowman.
LITERACY WEEK: WK BEG 26 FEBRUARY
Our major focus for this year’s literacy week was listening and talking. We investigated group discussion and had fun watching the teachers do a very bad group discussion! We used our thinking routines to list what we should do and what we need to avoid in discussions. We presented fantastic solo presentations about a Scottish invention of our choosing. We found out about the invention of the cashline machine, electric toasters, telephone, television and radar to name a few! The traditional story of The Wolf and The 3 Little Pigs gave us an opportunity for drama as well as listening and talking.
Literacy Week Fun! on PhotoPeach
SCOTTISH INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS
Welcome back to everyone after our Spring mid-term break.
P4 will be continuing their Science and Technologies topic: Scottish Inventors and Inventions this term.
We are all looking forward to learning from each other as we get ready to begin sharing our presentations in class this week. Remember this has got lots of opportunity for personalisation and choice. Some students are going to present information through drama and role play while others are keen to share power point presentations. Good luck everyone with this!
NUMERACY WEEK: WK BEG 5 FEBRUARY 2018
WORKING WITH P5
We started Numeracy Week by applying our addition and subtraction skills to some active games challenges with our friends in P5. We helped each other sharing strategies and had great fun playing lots of games to practise our skills.
Numeracy Week with P5 on PhotoPeach
Captain Morgan set us off on exciting pirate themed numeracy challenges on Wednesday. We had great fun dressing up as pirates too!
Captain Morgan’s Maths Challenges on PhotoPeach
We are working hard to recall our times tables facts. We play lots of games to help us get sharp and confident!
Times Tables Fun! on PhotoPeach
WORKING WITH P2
On Wednesday of Numeracy Week we buddied up with P2 and explored the skills of multiplying and dividing. We shared ideas of how we can skip count as well as making arrays in fun ways with counters and bingo dabbers!
P2 and P4 Maths on PhotoPeach
NUMERACY OPEN MORNING
On Thursday 8 February our families and friends came in to join us for some numeracy fun. Our numeracy art gallery in the dining hall show cased our amazing work. P4 created times tables lift the flap teaching posters. Back in class we shared some ideas for reinforcing our tables at home. Multiplication war and 4 card sweep up were some of our favourites!
Numeracy Open Morning on PhotoPeach
GENERATION SCIENCE: ROBO CONSTRUCTORS
On 29 January we were visited by the Generation Science team who helped us develop our knowledge of digital technologies as we explored the skills of designing, problem solving and model construction. We used engineering principles to programme our robo block robots. Our challenge was to design a robot which would be able to draw.
Robo Constructors Workshop on PhotoPeach
P4 had a busy time exploring technologies with their Robots topic in Term 1. We researched and interviewed our family to find out what would be popular tasks for a robot. Then we got to work designing our robots and gathering materials. We worked on our construction and problem solving skills as we built our amazing robot models. We presented our robots to the class and explained their jobs and how how they would work! We have some very creative and clever engineers of the future!
The Robots Are Coming! on PhotoPeach
ONE PLANET FUTURE TOPIC: HABITATS
Gosford Woods Visit
On 14th of November we explored the habitat of a planned woodland with Jen Newcombe, one of East Lothian’s countryside rangers. We worked a lot with Jen last year. This time she had some outdoor challenges for us where we tried out tracking each other using our sense of smell. There were surprises in store as Jen had some woodland creature friends hiding in the woods for us.
Exploring a woodland habitat on PhotoPeach
A few snap shots of our learning in Term 1. We have been busy with ordering numbers and working on place value. We can apply our learning to games.
Numeracy Activities on PhotoPeach
KEEPING FIT AND HEALTHY
In the autumn term, P4 worked hard to develop their skills in gymnastics with Miss Hart and Miss Hume. We worked with partners and as a team to create interesting sequences of movements, balances and turns. Our skills of jumping, rolling and rope climbing are coming on well. We also enjoyed a taster session of badminton with Christine Black, East Lothian’s Badminton Development Officer.
Health and Wellbeing Learning in P4 on PhotoPeach
On September 22 P4 enjoyed an active taster session of judo. Throughout the year we enjoy different taster sessions across a variety of sports. P4 always relish any opportunity to have active fun and at the same time we were developing our physical and mental health and wellbeing.
P4’s Judo Taster Session on PhotoPeach
RIGHTS RESPECTING DRAMA
Rights Respecting Drama on PhotoPeach
P4 worked with the Hopscotch Theatre company to solve problems using a story line drama approach. We had a problem to solve. A very bad individual was going to take away all the children’s rights. We had to get to the UN building and fast to stop her on her quest. Later in school Hopscotch performed their own play about children’s rights which gave us lots to discuss back in class.
DRAMA SKILLS WORKSHOP
Drama Workshop on PhotoPeach
P4 showed excellent use of mime and language in this imaginative drama skills workshop. You can see we co-operated well in groups to create stories and characters.