Category Archives: P4a (Mrs Higgins)

Christmas Jumper Day Friday 15th December


On Friday 15 December we’re inviting all pupils to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

The whole school and nursery will be taking part, with everyone getting the chance to show the world their silly side by wearing their favourite festive knits for the day.

We’re asking pupils to make a £1 donation, or whatever they can give, to help save children’s lives around the world.

The money they raise will help Save the Children give the world’s forgotten children a brighter future. It could help bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support.

And you won’t need to splash out on snazzy new sweaters to join in the fun – simply decorate an old woolly to create your own crafty masterpiece, or wear something festive.

We’d really appreciate your help to make Christmas Jumper Day a huge success.

With your support we’re looking forward to a woolly great day!

Learning in P4a this week!

This week in badminton we were trying to see how many times we could hit the  shuttle with the badminton racket without dropping it. We were also playing a badminton match.

In science we were making jelly to see what sort of things would affect the rate that jelly dissolves at.

On Monday we had another music workshop with Connor and Stewart. We were listening to songs and trying to keep the rhythm with our boomwhackers. We loved doing it to ‘We Will Rock You’.

In numeracy, some of us have been learning about halves and quarters. We were trying to write a fraction and match it to a picture.

For our Harry Potter IDL topic, we did some fun drama games. We created questions to ask key characters and we had to ask them to characters in role and respond in role. This was called hot seating and Caiyden was  a very convincing Dudley, Megan and Shye were a very scary Aunt Petunia and Hannah was a very knowledgeable Harry Potter!

‘I enjoyed being in the hot seat because I loved answering the questions!’ – Hannah

‘I liked being in the music workshop with Connor and Stewart!’ – Callan

Learning in Primary 4A this week!

This week in Science we finished off testing things to find out if they were soluble or not. Sand, oil, chalk and flour were all insoluble.

In P.E we were doing badminton with Miss Higgins on Monday and Mr Barrie today (Friday). We were thinking about our coordination, throwing and catching the shuttle and tried to beat primary 3’s score of throwing and catching 50 times.

“We managed 57!” – Kaira and Bobbi

We had another brilliant music workshop with Connor and Stewart. We were using ‘wands’ (boom whackers) to battle against another wizarding opponent. We were making a rhythm and the person we were battling had to repeat the rhythm we had made or else they would turn into a frog! We really had to listen and pay attention to one another.

“It was fantastic!” – Kasper

Today we have all dressed up in spotty clothes for Children in Need. We had a special assembly led by Mrs Dickson and we got to hear all about Children in Need and it was announced who had correctly guessed the bear’s birthday. Caiyden won a tube of smarties for having the best spotty outfit in primary 4. We hope to have raised lots of money!

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Learning in P4a!

Last week in Primary 4a was very busy!

Our stimulus for our new interdisciplinary topic this term is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We have created co-operative team names and designed team shields.

This week in Science with Mr Hogben we were doing experiments to find out what would dissolve in water. Some soluble things that did dissolve were salt, sugar and coffee. We spoke about how this experiment was like making potions at Hogwarts!

‘It was brilliant!’ – Kamilla

On Thursday, we had a really fun music workshop. Connor and Stewart who are music students came to help us do some music that linked to Harry Potter. We were pretending to be trolls and had to act when the music changed. We also got a chance to write and perform our very own ‘potion songs’ using musical instruments that looked like wands called boom whackers.

‘I loved the wands!’ – Juan

We finally finished reading Matilda this week and were really surprised by the ending. Roald Dahl is great!

Learning in P4A

This week P4a have been writing creatively – using our Interdisciplinary stimulus of Matilda.  We wrote an imaginative letter of complaint to Miss Trunchbull for taking us on a terrible school trip…

‘ It didn’t seem much like a trip to me.  It was more like a disgraceful punishment…We all expected a lovely relaxing swim but you sharks in the pool which made me so furious!’ – Megan

‘I can’t take it anymore!’ – Bobbi

‘ I didn’t like the school trip because you were torturing us and you made us clean your shoes…I hope you stop being nasty and evil.’ – Bruce

 

We also used this as an opportunity to include some of our ambitious adjectives from our word wall.

Miss Higgins