It may have been the first week back but 4B was already exploring new learning.
RB – We learnt about how Mary Queen of Scots died.
CC – I learnt how to build a cannon.
LH – We learnt how to put a decimal point in the right spot.
KH – We learnt how to change pennies into pounds.
AA – I learnt what a proper noun is.
LD – I learnt what a noun was.
EB – I learnt how to begin to climb a rope.
RP – We began to learn our Scottish poems, The Sair Finger and Mince and Tatties.
The class began there swimming lessons.
Homework – Due Wednesday 23rd.
P4B have the option to learn one of two poems.
The Sair Finger or Mince and Tatties.
Well, welcome back to News4U. This is the time of year when many decide to do something new or make a personal objective for the new year. We spent a little bit of time interviewing all sorts of people about what they were hoping to do in 2019. There are some amazing resolutions and if you have something to share then please use the comments to let us know what you are up for.
Happy New Year! We hope that you have had a lovely Christmas holiday and New Year. Thank you for all the generous and kind gifts and cards given.
We have begun learning addition and recognising the addition and equals sign. Please see enclosed addition activity worksheet and complete. Help your child to understand that addition means the answer will increase, as the number will get bigger. Continue to practice counting forwards and backwards, and asking your child what number is one more, one less, bigger and smaller.
IDL – Rights of the Child
We have started looking at the ‘Rights of the Child,’ this term. This looks at the UN policy on the Rights of Children around the world. We have discussed that every child around the world has the right to: clean water, shelter, food, air and play. Can you use the image in your child’s book bag and discuss what differences they see between their life and that of the children in the picture.
P.1A had a busy first week back from the holidays, but all clearly enjoyed catching up with their school-friends! We started learning about addition and 2D shapes in Maths, and started thinking about the topic of ‘rights’ and what they mean for children around the world. We also did some work on celebrating our differences, using the fantastic Dr Seuss story ‘The Sneetches’ as a stimulus.
We had great fun with Ms Ireland (our music teacher) playing the song ‘Donald Where’s Your Troosers’ with the Boomwhackers, and got to do a bit of typing practice with our buddies for ICT.
Here are some of our highlights:
I have enjoyed playing with my friends in the library.
I enjoyed playing on the computer with my Buddy upstairs.
I liked swinging on the ropes in P.E.
I have been playing Minecraft in the Library with my friends.
Swinging on the bars and climbing up them in P.E.
I most enjoyed typing on my buddy’s computer.
P5 have returned to school ready to learn. We have started the term by thinking about our new IDL topic Healthy Living. We looked at what we thought made a person Healthy and created a list of suggestions and questions under two headings- Mental Health and Physical Health.
In Numeracy we all got really excited when we tried identifying a fraction of a shape and finding equivalent fractions, for the first time.