Getting the year off to a great start!

Over the past few weeks we have been very busy working with Miss Reid. Sadly, this Friday will be Miss Reid’s last day with us and she will return to University before she embarks on one final placement.  P4/5 have thoroughly enjoyed learning with Miss Reid!

So what have P4/5 been up to?

In Literacy we have been developing or understanding about the key features of newspaper reports.  Last week we had a visit from Mastrick Matters and armed with our reporter’s notebook we practised our interviewing techniques to learn all about researching an article for a news report.

For homework, we have been set a task grid to complete by 12th February.

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We revised alliteration and writing a strong introduction.  We have also been working on our ability to tell the difference between fact and opinion.  Our grammar focus has been on speech marks.

On Monday 25th January we celebrated Burns’ day by writing a set of instructions on how to catch your haggis and went onto create our own haggis creature.

How to catch your haggis!

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How to catch your haggis!

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In Maths we have been very busy putting into practice our numeracy skills. We carried out a survey around the school to find out the views of everyone in the school regarding a Healthy Tuckshop, collated our results in our collaborative groups and went onto have a healthy tuckshop in the school based on the results from our survey.

Healthy Fruit!

Healthy Fruit!

 

Over the past two weeks we have also been investigating 2D and 3D shapes and their nets.  We have also been practising our mental maths, particularly our times tables to get ready to move on to division and fractions.