To finish off our topic on The Gingerbread Man, we were very lucky to do some baking ourselves! Luckily none of them ran away!
This week we have been busy doing some more about time. We had to look at the written time and then say what time it would be in the time trail after we added more time to the starting point. Our challenge was to make up our own time trail for a partner to solve. Our group also did 3 digit addition to get to an amount already written.
Metaphors and Similes – Literacy
We were using similes and metaphors to make posters. Similes are saying something is like or as something else. ( e.g. Tom is as slow as a turtle.) A metaphor is saying something is something else but not literally. ( e.g. time is money.) We made a blurb using similes and metaphors. The blurb was about a scary incident that happened to us.
Health and Wellbeing
We were being food detectives. We learnt that our daily sugar limit is 24 grams. Too much sugar may cause diabetes or some cancers or heart disease. We looked at the sugar in different food with a sugar smart app.
We are each taking a piece of a Japanese painting and creating a class mural. We are looking at line shape and colour. We are learning to sketch our pictures before painting them with water colours.
Primary 4b are this years buddy link class with primary 5 at Prospect Bank Primary School. We feel very luck to have the privilege of visiting the children at Prospect Bank every so often. This week , seven pupils, along with Miss Donohue and Miss Prescot, took a trip to Prospect Bank to visit our buddies.
We played classroom games, played outside in the yard and had snack together. We got to know all of our buddies names and they were very excited to have us there. Here are some photos from our trip this week:
As an introduction to our healthy lifestyle topic, P2a made potato and leek soup. We all had a turn of preparing the ingredients needed to make the soup and had to follow instructions carefully when doing this.
When the soup was prepared we let it boil on the stove. We then used the Wonderbag, a slow cooker, to finish cooking the soup. At first we didn’t think the Wonderbag would work very well. However, it kept the soup cooking for hours and in the end the soup tasted delicious!
As part of this topic we were looking at healthy and not so healthy foods. We decorated sweets and cakes to make an unhealthy house like the one from the story. Then we discussed what we could use to make a healthy house. We decided on lots of fruits and stuck them to the second house. The fruits looked so yummy! We were curious about where they all came from so we investigated this and got to try out fruits from different parts of the world.
Hannah’s Learning Log
This week I have learned a poem about new year’s resolutions. I think I did well at joining up my writing. I really enjoyed writing the poem.
In literacy I have learned how to fix mistakes on a piece of writing. I think I did well at spotting all the spelling and punctuation mistakes.
In topic, we were planning our Earth and Space topic. We had to say what we already know and what we would like to find out. We also got to give our ideas about how we’d like to learn about our topic.
This week I have enjoyed music and P.E because in music were tapping the person in front of us a rhythm that got passed to us and I enjoyed P.E because we are doing gymnastics and I love gymnastics.
We also did some multiplication quizzes on the Smart board. Some were easy, some were a bit tricky and some were really difficult. We were allowed to work the difficult ones out on our white boatds.
Lenin and Lewis
We enjoyed circle time because it was fun to show people our emotions and feelings. We enjoyed maths too because it was very fun making posters for data handling to show what we knew already about data handling.
We were good at P.E. because our control and balance was very good. And the activities were fun too.
Our target is to work on our handwriting because it is not as good as some people in our class.
Lenin and lewis
On Thursday 6th October we had a visit from Smart Play Network. Two play workers brought some equipment for us to experiment and play with. We enjoyed using our imaginations and being creative to help us build dens, ball runs and much much more.
You can clearly see from the photos how much fun we are having.
We hope to have some loose parts play equipment of our own very soon so we can enjoy doing this on a more regular basis.