Hello from Primary 4T!
Literacy circles have been resumed this week for homework. We have been working super hard practising our class assembly that takes place on Friday morning. We are looking forward to welcoming parents along to see our hard work. In writing this week, we looked at the story of ‘Cinderella’ and spent time investigating the other characters in this story. The class had to retell this story from the view of another character! We plan to continue this next week.
In numeracy with Miss Tully this week, we have been investigating 3D shapes. We looked at 5 shapes: cubes, cuboids, cylinders, spheres and cones. The class enjoyed going into the playground to carry out a ‘3D shape hunt’. On Tuesday, we learned about faces, vertices and edges on a 3D shape. We used a ‘feely bag’ in class to describe the shapes to others in the class.
Rosie Black, the Linlithgow Ranger came along to teach the children about bush craft on Wednesday afternoon. Henry enjoyed being outdoors for the afternoon as it was a lovely day. The class had to go on a wild food search to find a list of items that Rosie put on a sheet. Isla told us that we had to search for oak leaves, beech leaves, nettles and many other wild food items. Rosie also taught us how to pick nettles without being stung! We had to go in pairs or a group to build a shelter for ‘Malcom the mouse’ using the materials from around the loch. Rosie also found some garlic mustard which is edible!
On Thursday, we had a visitor from the Dog’s Trust who taught us about the different senses that dogs have. Different children were picked to become scientists and carry out a range of experiments. Ryley tested out ‘smell’ by pretending to be a sniffer dog! He has to cover his eyes with a blind fold and sniff out the dog biscuit. Ryley took only 20 seconds to sniff it out but we found out that dogs can take up to 5 seconds! Sophie and Alex tested out ‘hearing’ by carrying out a listening experiment. We learned that this is the second most developed sense for a dog. Zoe was lucky to test out ‘taste’ and had to try dog food (luckily this was a piece of chocolate)!
In P4T, we use CBBC Newsround in class daily in order to discuss and debate the issues sensibly and sensitively.
Have a lovely weekend
Hello from Primary 4T!