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Welcome to the Primary 4 year group Page

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It is hard to imagine that this week is the final week before Christmas! We thought it might be a good time to remind you of a couple of P4 related events, to help with your hectic schedule.

  • Monday 17th is our P4 party. Our party will be after lunch and filled with traditional (Victorian) party games and a good old sing song. Your child is welcome to come to school wearing their party clothes or if you would prefer bring them in a clearly labelled plastic bag (it is also a good idea to label all items brought in).
  • Tuesday 18th Church service. We will head off to church on Tuesday morning around 9am for a 9.45am start. It is a lovely service which will be lead by our P6 classes. We would all be delighted to see you there.
  • Each class will have a cinema afternoon,  watching the Muppet version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Linking with our Victorian project and its famour author Charles Dickens.

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RECORDER

After the holidays we would like to start teaching the children recorder. The parent council have kindly donated money to buy each class, a set of text books.  It would be wonderful if every child had their own recorder too. Amazon have a range of cheap and cheerful recorders, as do most toy departments. They make great stocking fillers.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

The P4 team would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a joyful and relaxing festive break. We look forward to welcoming your children back in 2019 and hearing about their exciting winter adventures.

 MERRY CHRISTMAS

from the P4 teachers

 

 

Week beginning 3rd December-

A wee reminder that our P4 Victorian showcase is on next Monday 10th December at 2pm. We have managed to source a large number of Victorian smocks (thanks to the wonderful and tenacious Miss Mcdonald), but if your child has one and they can bring it in that would be wonderful. Could all the girls wear a dress to school on Monday and the boys long trousers tucked into long socks and a shirt (or teeshirt if they don’t have one). We have a small variety of waistcoats and flat caps, but if you have one they could wear that would be fabulous. 

  • Our Christmas party is on the afternoon of Monday 17th December. Could you please make sure your child has their party clothes with them to change into that afternoon.

P4 Homework week beginning 3rd December 2018

  • Reading for pleasure – this week think of a book you have read that you would recommend as a Christmas present.
  • This week’s spelling pattern is ‘gh’.
  • Mental Maths
    • Count forwards and backwards off the decade by tens (e.g. 37, 47, 57,…)
    • Keep practising your family of 4 for you times tables.
    • Keep practising your number bonds within 20, both addition and subtraction e.g.
      • 19-5=14 13-7= 6        17-9=8         9+11=20 etc.

Extend number bond skills that do not include bridging or exchange to other 2 digit numbers (linking with number bonds within 10).

E.g. If I know 6 + 3 = 9  then I can calculate  36 + 3 =39,   also 4 + 6 + 10 so 54 + 6 = 60,  8 – 7 = 1 so 78 – 7 = 71 etc

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P4 Homework week beginning 26th November 2018

  • Reading for pleasure – this week please try to identify the main idea of your story. Ask yourself what are the key points? This is a stepping stone to summarising and fact collecting.
  • This week we are consolidating past spelling patterns.
  • Here is a super website which will help you with all aspects of home learning:- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/maths-at-home/
  • Mental Maths Yep- FOCUS STILL ON LEARNING TIMESTABLES
    • By now you should be able to confidently recite all times tables taught and be able to say how many times a number goes into any answer in the times table. E.g. 4 goes into 24, 6 times, 3 goes into 21, 7 times etc.
    • You should be able to list the family of 4 linked to any division or multiplication equation. E.g. If I know 3 x 4 = 12 then I also know 4 x 3 = 12,  12 ÷ 3 = 4 and 12 ÷ 4 = 3.
    • Keep practising your family of 4 for you times tables.
    • Keep practising your number bonds within 20, both addition and subtraction e.g.
      • 19-5=14 13-7= 6        17-9=8         9+11=20 etc.

Extend number bond skills that do not include bridging or exchange to other 2 digit numbers (linking with number bonds within 10).

E.g. If I know 6 + 3 = 9  then I can calculate  36 + 3 =39,   also 4 + 6 + 10 so 54 + 6 = 60,  8 – 7 = 1 so 78 – 7 = 71 etc

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P4 Home learning-  week beginning 19th November 2018

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The children would love to share their learning by whisking you back in time,  to the ‘Good old days!‘ of Victorian times.   P4’s topic showcase for parents / guardians will be held on Monday 10th December 2018 at 2.00pm and will run for approximately 45 minutes. We look forward to seeing you all then.

In the new year P4 are hoping to build on our wonderful ukulele experience by learning the recorder. The school will provide the necessary books, but  each child will need their own recorder. We thought this might be a good time to suggest an addition to the ‘Santa list’ if your child does not already have their own recorder (£3-£5). As always please let us know if this is a problem and we will be happy to help.

Home Learning

  • Reading for pleasure – this week please continue to clarify any tricky words and phrases to share with your talking partner on Friday, while reading your chosen book.
  • Every child should have their personal spelling list home with them to share and practise with you should you wish
  • Here is a super website which will help you with many aspects of home learning:- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/maths-at-home/
  • Mental Maths FOCUS STILL ON LEARNING TIMES TABLES
    • By now you should be able to confidently recite all times tables taught and be able to say how many times a number goes into any answer in the times table. E.g. 4 goes into 24, 6 times, 3 goes into 21, 7 times etc.
    • You should be able to list the family of 4 linked to any division or multiplication equation. E.g. If I know 3 x 4 = 12 then I also know 4 x 3 = 12,   12 ÷ 3 = 4 and 12 ÷ 4 = 3.
    • Keep practising your family of 4 for all your times tables.
    • Keep practising your number bonds within 20, both addition and subtraction e.g.
      • 19-5=14 13-7= 6        17-9=8         9+11=20 etc.

Extend number bond skills that do not include bridging or exchange to other 2 digit numbers (linking with number bonds within 10).

E.g. If I know 6 + 3 = 9  then I can calculate  36 + 3 =39, if I know  4+6 =10 so 54+6 = 60 and   8 – 7 = 1 so therefore 78 – 7 = 71 etc

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P4 Homework week beginning 12th November 2018

  • This week P4B are starting their swimming sessions either on Wednesday or Thursday morning. Please make sure your child has a swimming cap with them.
  • Today (12th) we were delighted to share some classroom experiences with 3 wonderful ladies who attended SMPS in the 1950s. We can now compare our classroom experience with those of children in the 1950s and Victorian times.
  • Reading for pleasure – this week while reading your chosen book try to clarify a tricky word or phrase to share with your talking partner on Friday.
  • Every child should have their personal spelling list home with them to share and practise with you should you wish
  • Mental Maths FOCUS STILL ON LEARNING TIMESTABLES
    • It is really important that you continue to practise all times tables taught, by now you should be confident in your 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER RANDOM TABLE QUESTIONS E.g. 8 x 4 =? 9 x 3 =? etc.
    • Practise division by saying e.g. 4 goes into 24, 6 times etc
    • P4B Practise multiplying and dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers by 10 e.g. 30×10=300, 30÷10=3, 330 ÷10=33 (no remainders)
    • Keep practising your number bonds within 20, both addition and subtraction e.g.
      • 19-5=14 13-7= 6        17-9=8         9+11=20 etc.
    • Use ‘Hit the Button’ to make learning fun:- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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P4 Homework week beginning 29th October 2018

  • Reading for pleasure – this week while reading your chosen book try to think up some questions you can share with your talking partner on Friday.
  • Mental Maths –
    • Continue to practise all times tables taught, challenge yourself to see how quickly you can use them to help with division.

e.g. If I know

7 X 4 = 28 then I also know 28 ÷ 4 = 7

  • Practise saying number bonds within 20 to help increase speed and accuracy eg.
    • 12 + 7 = 19 9 + 8 = 17              17 + 3 = 20
  • Practise telling the time using both digital and analogue clocks.
    • Start at O’Clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour
    • Then practise five minutes past, ten minutes past right through to five minutes to the hour e.g.

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Tuesday 23rd October

Homework for week beginning 22nd October 2018

  • This week in class we will be revising all spelling patterns taught so far, especially the words we found particularly tricky.
  • Our mental maths homework is to practise:-
    • counting up and down in 2, 3, 4, and 5s.
    • continue to practise ALL times tables taught so far:- 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10
  • Continue to read for pleasure and come to class on Friday prepared to share your learning with your talking partner.

Monday 8th October 2018

This week in P4 we will be looking at using the RUCSAC method to help us solve word problems. Below is the type of grid we use, with a short explanation for each of the six

steps.   RUCSAC

Our mental maths focus for this week is consolidation of counting forwards and backwards in 3s and 4s from 0. Any practise of this at home would be useful. So far in P4 we have recapped the 2, 5, and 10 times table and learned the 3 and 4 times table.

Our spelling pattern is the suffix ‘ed’  linked to words requiring doubling of the last letter. Your child will have a list of their own personal spelling words in their bags should they wish to practise them.

PRIMARY 4’S CHILD FRIENDLY PLAN FOR WEEK BEGINNING 8TH OCTOBER 2018

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OLD POSTS FROM PREVIOUS P4 CLASSES

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The P4 Team:

P4A
Miss Macdonald / Mrs Moss
P4B Mrs Murray
P4C
Mr Kynaston / Mrs Morrison

 

 

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