P4T blog 13/01/2017

We hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year! We are very excited to be back at school. Last week, we filled in our term 3 targets for literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing. This week in literacy, we completed an imaginative story about superheroes. In reading, we used our books to pick a character to create a wanted poster. It was fun to think of the crime and reward! In numeracy, we have been finishing off our addition topic. We have been practising adding a 2 digit number to another 2 digit number. The class used chimney sums and bridging as strategies to work out the answer. We also began to add several small numbers together. In French, the class revised colours. We played a game to find items in the class when Miss Tully said the colour in French. In drama, we worked in pairs to convince the audience why Matilda was such a wonderful child. In PE, we began to look at basic movements of throwing and catching (chest pass, bounce pass and chest bounce pass)
We are really looking forward to our library visit next Thursday.
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P4T blog 16/12/16

In numeracy, we introduced adding a 2 digit number and a single digit number with bridging. We also used ICT to recap our previous topic, money. We had a visit from the local librarian, Mrs McHarg on Tuesday to show us how to use Britannica Library. This is a great resource that the children can use at home to research class topics. The children need to have a library card in order to access this. In writing, we completed some imaginative writing on what it would like to live as an elf! This was inspired by our little elf Alfie. In PE, the class played Christmas games and also performed their dance to the rest of the school. On Wednesday, we went along to the church to watch the Primary 1s perform their nativity. We really enjoyed singing the nativity songs!
Next week, the class are visiting Low Port Centre to sing some lovely Christmas songs to the Caring Café. If possible, can the children please wear a Christmas jumper, t-shirt, hat or hairband/bobble.
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P4T blog 9/12/16

In writing, we received a letter from Santa asking us to write him a reply. We had very special visitors in writing this week, the VCOP team! Sergeant sabotage has been trying to destroy our writing! He has been trying to take out all the exciting words and all punctuation. Luckily, Violet Vocabulary and Doctor Punctuation were on hand to help P4T. In IDL, we looked at the timeline of the Ancient Greece and began to look at Greek pots. We sadly said goodbye to Mrs Curle who has been coming in every Thursday to do singing with us. We continued using chalk and charcoal in Art this week. We created lovely artwork of snowmen with the caption ‘Let it Snow’. In numeracy, Miss Tully and her class continued learning about money. In particular, we focused on counting change from our ice cream shop. Our little elf Alfie has been very naughty this week in our classroom! He made a huge glitter mess all over the floor. He also brought a Christmas tree in with baubles so we could write our names on them.
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P4T blog 2/12/2016


In writing, we used our imagination to continue a story that started with jingling bells. Some of the class thought it was Santa’s sleigh bells! In PE, we continued listening to a retelling of the traditional Russian story ‘The Firebird’ with dances to music. We have been practicing our spelling in class this week by using a menu of different activities. In numeracy, we continued looking at money and in particular counting coins. In art, we used chalk and charcoal to create lovely snowmen for our winter display.

We were very excited on Thursday afternoon as we received a letter from the North Pole! Santa told us that he has sent us a little elf to stay in our classroom until Christmas. On Friday morning, we will have a visit from Fearghas’ grandpa who came along to talk about waves and the power of the sea. Thank you very much for coming along.

Have a lovely weekend!

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P4T blog 25/11/16

This week we had our Rookie Rockstars concert on Tuesday and Wednesday night. We had great fun rocking out to all the songs about bullying! We particularly enjoyed Mrs Ramsay rapping on Tuesday night! In PE, we started listening to a retelling of the traditional Russian story ‘The Firebird’ with dances to music. The class have been learning all about Sukkot and we went outside to start collecting things to make our very own sukkahs. It was our second last week of NYCOS and we will be sad to say bye to Mrs Curle next week. In writing, we completed an acrostic poem on autumn. On Tuesday afternoon, parents were welcomed into our class to join in with our numeracy lesson on money. Thank you for coming along. J
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P4T blog 18/11/16

Hello from P4T
This week we have been working hard being Rookie Rockstars! We spent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning learning songs and cool dance moves. On Thursday we felt like real rock stars recording these songs for our CD. Everyone in P4T has designed a CD cover to enter in the school competition. We’ve had lots of singing practice this week as Mrs Dickson and Mrs Curle also did singing with us. We had great fun this week! On Monday we went along the Rugby club with P4H and joined in with fun games. In writing, we practiced our letter writing by responding to someone who had been expelled from school! In PE, Miss Tully and the class did some relaxing yoga.
Enjoy your weekend and see you next week for our Rookie Rockstars concert!

P4T blog 11/11/16

This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day and we made lovely poppy collage pictures in art. We went along to rugby with P4H on Monday and had a lot of fun playing games! Mrs Ramsay was with the class on Wednesday and we were learning about electricity. We used a story starter in writing to help us use more exciting vocabulary in our work. In numeracy, Miss Tully and her class revised addition facts to 20. We moved on to looking at addition link facts using the whiteboards to complete examples. In PE, Mrs Cameron was teaching the class a dance to Justin Bieber. Miss Tully had a great time going along to watch the class perform!
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This week in P4T we worked really hard to write an imaginative story about ghosts! Everyone managed to write a very spooky story. On Monday, we went along to the rugby club for the first lesson of our block. We had great fun playing different games. We have been learning about Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes in class. Using the information we have learned so far we decided to use this theme in our Art lesson. The class created great pictures with fireworks and bonfires using chalk, paint and collage materials. Mrs Curle visited us on Thursday afternoon and we had a great time singing with her! In numeracy, Miss Tully and her class were revising addition facts to 20.
We are all looking forward to the next VLG lesson on Friday morning! Enjoy your weekend.

P4T blog 28/10/16

Hi from P4T!
We have been very busy in class this week after a lovely week off.
In reading, we completed different challenges including using post-it notes to find interesting vocabulary and having a go at predicting what will happen in the book. We continued information handling in numeracy this week looking specifically at pictograms. There are a lot of fun online games that the children can play at home to create their own graphs. In PE, we started our dance topic based on Alice in Wonderland. We played French bingo with Mrs Ramsay on Wednesday. We also started our science topic by learning about electricity.
We are coming to the end of our Scotland topic and this week the class looked at different tourist attractions. We used ICT to find out information about the attractions then made posters in class. Mrs Curle was back in class as part of our NYCOS visits and we had so much fun playing different singing games.
Please remember to bring in a book of your choice for reading at various times in the week.
Enjoy your weekend.

P4T blog 14/10/16

Hi from P4T!
This week we have been learning about similes with Mrs Ramsay and used some in our poem writing. In numeracy, Miss Tully and her class had fun using smarties to make bar graphs. Mrs Henderson and her class went outdoors to make bar graphs using nature. We enjoyed having a visit from the minister who spoke to us about marriage and weddings. In drama, we finished our Inside Out topic by using the technique ‘hot seating’ with the main characters. We also had a go at yoga during PE. P4T are excited about getting together with their VLG groups for the first lesson tomorrow.
P4T are taking part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge which aims to help children develop a love of reading. The challenge we are taking part in is ‘the school that can read the most books in a year’. More information has been sent home with children in their school bags.
A few reminders for next term:
* Spelling, numeracy and reading homework will resume after the holidays.
* Homework on our Scotland topic has been issued today – due in 10th November.
* PE kits will be sent home with children to be washed. Please return on the first day of term.
* Please bring in a book of your choice for reading at various times in the week.
A special thank you to Alex’s mum for handing in daffodil bulbs. We are going to plant these in the school grounds.
We are all looking forward to our week off school.
Enjoy your holidays!