Primary 4 News

Welcome to Milepost 2!

 

Please check this news page regularly for reminders, updates, news and photos about our learning journey. 

Try using these prompts with your child to find out more about the learning below: 'Tell me...',  'Show me...', 'Talk to me about...'.  


Week Beginning - 21st May 2018

posted by Primary 4 Teacher

A big thank you to Sonal, our class parent representative for organising Term 3 Parent Reading Rota! Big thanks also to Angela and Bhawna for reading with the children over the last couple of weeks - we appreciate you volunteering your time to support us with our learning! 


This week's learning:

English:
Wow Starter!
TK the features of a 'Tale of Fear!'
TK some sentence openers that build suspense.
TK some adjectives that will add interest to writing.
TBAT use your senses in order to create suspense.

Spellings - TBAT spell words with prefixes 'in' or 'im'

Maths:
TBAT add and subtract fractions (unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators).
Revisiting past learning - TBAT name 2D and 3D shapes. 
 
Mental Maths - focus on our times table facts and associated division facts this half term. Note change of day to Thursday! The learning target focus for the half term has been sent home on the log sheet. This week we are focusing on x 9 with associated division facts. 

IPC: On Tap!
ENTRY POINT - Wacky Waterworks! Details to follow regarding what children need to wear!

UN GOALS - 14 Life Below Water; 6 Clean Water and Sanitation.

A reminder that this Wednesday (23rd May) will be experience SIS learning in Literacy. If you would like to join P4 in their learning, our session will run from 9:30 am until 10:20 am. See you then!

Week Beginning 14th May 2018

posted 15 May 2018, 20:07 by Primary 4 Teacher   [ updated 15 May 2018, 20:07 ]

This week's learning:

English:
TBAT write a newspaper article - this will be collaborative learning based on skills learnt and knowledge of text type. Hopefully we will be able to share our articles on See Saw once completed. 

Spellings - TBAT spell words with prefixes 'mis' or 'dis'

Maths:
TBAT add and subtract up to three digits (two-digits for some children) using formal written methods - number lines, extended columns and columns. 
 
Mental Maths - focus on our times table facts and associated division facts this half term. Note change of day to Thursday! The learning target focus for the half term has been sent home on the log sheet. This week we are focusing on x 8 with associated division facts. 

IPC: CHOCOLATE

REFLECTION WEEK - activities are all based on previous learning to secure learning, address misconceptions and reflect on how we have done in our knowledge, skills and understanding.

UN GOALS - 15 Life On Land; 1 No Poverty; 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Thank you to everyone for sending in their white t-shirts.   

Zima News...The Journalists

posted 15 May 2018, 13:41 by Primary 4 Teacher   [ updated 15 May 2018, 13:42 ]


White T-shirt

posted 7 May 2018, 03:52 by Primary 4 Teacher   [ updated 7 May 2018, 03:53 ]

Thanks to everyone who has already sent in a white t-shirt, ready for decorating for our International Children's Day Celebration in June. If you haven't sent one in yet, there is still time...please sent yours in before Friday 18th May. 


Week Beginning 7th May 2018

posted 7 May 2018, 03:39 by Primary 4 Teacher   [ updated 7 May 2018, 03:39 ]

This week's learning:

English:
TBAT write an introduction to a newspaper article, using the 5 Ws.
TBAT write the middle section of a newspaper article - giving additional details.
TBAT use speech marks with accuracy for direct speech.
TK what a quote is. 

Spellings - TBAT spell words with 'ous' endings. 

Maths:
TBAT recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators. 
TBAT compare and order unit fractions and fractions with the same denominator.
 
Mental Maths - focus on our times table facts and associated division facts this half term. Note change of day to Thursday! The learning target focus for the half term has been sent home on the log sheet. This week we are focusing on x 4 with associated division facts. 

IPC: CHOCOLATE
History:

TK who first discovered chocolate.

TK who took the first chocolate to Europe.

TK the importance of the first cocoa bean for trade.

TBAT give some reasons for particular events and changes.


UN GOALS - 15 Life On Land; 1 No Poverty; 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.

*Note this Wednesday (9th May) is a Public Holiday - school will be closed.  

Thank You!

posted 4 May 2018, 05:00 by Primary 4 Teacher   [ updated 4 May 2018, 05:03 ]

Thank you for all your generous donations to the Tuck Shop today! It looked very busy and the treats were very well received! Some seriously yummy bakes!




P4 Tuck Shop Donations

posted 26 Apr 2018, 21:36 by Primary 4 Teacher   [ updated 26 Apr 2018, 21:37 ]


For those of you who would like to...next Friday it is P4s turn on the Tuck Shop donations rota. 

If you would like to make a donation of baked goods/snacks to be sold at the Tuck Shop, please send them into school on Friday 4th May. 

All proceeds are in aid of UN Goal 1, No Poverty and support the purchasing of Shoes That Grow for orphans in Nigeria. For more info: see the UN Goalkeepers Blog page.  



  

Week Beginning 23rd April 2018

posted 23 Apr 2018, 23:25 by Primary 4 Teacher   [ updated 23 Apr 2018, 23:25 ]

This week's learning:

English:
TK what the 5Ws are.
TK some language features of a newspaper article.
TBAT identify some examples of language features.
TBAT identify direct speech.
TBAT use speech marks to show direct speech, with increasing accuracy. 

Spellings - TBAT spell words with ei, y and other tricky words continued. 

Maths:
TBAT solve problems, including missing numbers problems, involving multiplication and division.

Mental Maths - focus on our times table facts and associated division facts this half term. Note change of day to Thursday! The learning target focus for the half term has been sent home on the log sheet. This week we are focusing on x 3 with associated division facts. 

IPC: CHOCOLATE
Geography:
BIG QUESTION 'Where does chocolate come from?'
TK where cocoa trees are found.
TK what facts affect cocoa tree growth. 
TBAT express views on the features of an environment and the way that it is being harmed.
TBAT communicate their geographical knowledge and understanding to ask and answer questions about geographical and environmental features. 

UN GOALS - 15 Life On Land; 1 No Poverty; 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.

*Note this week is a longer school week, with Saturday 28th April being a normal school day. Mon-Wed (30th April to 2nd May is a public holiday).

IPC Entry Point - Chocolate Workshop.

posted 23 Apr 2018, 23:15 by Primary 4 Teacher   [ updated 23 Apr 2018, 23:16 ]

At the end of last week P4 attended a Chocolate Workshop for their IPC Entry Point. They experienced making and wrapping their own chocolate bars. It was a great morning and P4 did a super job of displaying their Personal Qualities - Communication and Respect.


English Wow Starter...Newspapers!

posted 16 Apr 2018, 23:18 by Primary 4 Teacher   [ updated 16 Apr 2018, 23:18 ]

1939 years ago the great city of Pompeii was buried under a blanket of volcanic ash, following the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius! Whilst there was no video footage from this time for us to find out about this event, we went back in time with an animated version of these events unfolding. After sharing some of our See, Think, Wonderings, we read an amazing newspaper article 'Pumice Pours Over Pompeii' from 26th August 79 AD to find out more! We were able to make lots of links to our previous learning in our IPC topic 'Active Planet!' which helped us to understand some of the impacts this tragic event could have had. 

P4 explored the article using team mind maps of the 5 Ws. We used the Cooperative Learning Strategy Fan & Pick to think about different language features from newspaper articles and following discussion with our teams, categorised them into 'Know, Think We Know and No Idea' to help us build our knowledge over this unit. 

P4 Reporters coming soon! 


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