Hello and welcome to our P4T blog.
Thank you to everyone who attended our final class assembly last Friday. We hope you enjoyed watching and learned something new about lighthouses. This week we have spent a lot of time outdoors for outdoor learning week. Alastair explained that so far we have done shelter building in the school grounds using the skills we learned from Rosie Black last week. The class went into small groups and had to create a suitable sized shelter for a stuffed toy animal. Alastair thought this was really fun and he was able to teach others how to build a sturdy den. Fearghas enjoyed planning out the shelter beforehand carefully in order to avoid the shelter collapsing on the toy! Shaymaa enjoyed going outdoors to create a collaborative group poem. We had to focus on our five senses to create this poem. For example, Shaymaa could see Linlithgow palace and was able to describe it using excellent vocabulary.
This week in numeracy, Miss Tully’s group spent a lot of time using the Numicon shapes to investigate numbers. We used different stations set up with Numicon shapes to support the learning. On Thursday, Lexi explained that we moved around the stations to revise addition, subtraction, odd and even numbers along with using ICT games. She liked using the feely bag to create subtraction sums. Evie enjoyed playing around the world to revise our times tables – she thought it was funny that Miss Tully kept forgetting the question!
In Mrs Henderson’s numeracy group, the class were continuing their division topic. Two groups moved on to long division. Amelie thought numeracy was very fun this week. The class used Numicon shapes to support and extend their learning.
In literacy, Flora and Fraser enjoyed finishing off their newspaper report on Lighthouses for our class display. We continued Literacy circles and the class went into their reading groups to discuss their homework. Fraser was passage picker this week and enjoyed this role!
In PE, Henry enjoyed practicing his batting and throwing skills with Mrs Clapton. He liked batting the ball the best! Ruben explained that the class played a game of rounders. In Art, Jozh told us that we used clay to make our own models of lighthouses. He said that some people didn’t like the feeling of it! His favourite part was making the platform on his lighthouse.
Bye for now!