About Primary 4
Teacher: Mrs Benson
Number of Children: 19
Contexts for Learning:
Term 1 - Fairy Tales
Term 2 - Vikings
Term 3 - Women Who Changed the World
Term 4 - Planet Earth
Homework: Homework will be posted on Google Classroom each Monday.
P.E. Days: Wednesday & Monday
RCCT: Mrs Stevenson, Tuesday AM
Please bring a filled water bottle every day to stay hydrated!
Friday Fives 13.06.2022
Here are 5 things you can ask me about my learning this week:
1. Ask me about volcanoes and tsunamis.
2. Ask me about our Leavers Assembly song.
3. Ask me about our French Plays.
4. Ask me about our Primary 5 teachers.
5. Ask me about measuring area.
In Term 4 we have been learning about our planet. We have been learning about the structure of the earth and the impact the tectonic plates have on the world. We have experimented with volcanoes and earthquakes. Check out our photo gallery for our play dough volcano models and our earthquake-proof marshmallow and toothpick buildings.
We enjoyed an outdoor learning day where we created 10 sentence sound effect stories, helped a wizard measure out the ingredients for their potions and enjoyed the transient art house competition.
In maths we have been learning about measure and data handling. We have been measuring the growth of our pea plants (which we have been learning about in science with Mrs Stevenson) weekly and after 5 weeks, the tallest plant is over 80cm!
We have been adding to our poetry anthology and are working to have it finished by the end of Primary 4. We have just finished writing our "I'm Glad to Be Me" poems and using our Chromebooks to change the fonts, size and colour to match the words we have written.
We have been practising our leavers assembly song and are looking forward to performing this at the end of term.
Term 4 Photos
Term 3 Photos
This term we have been doing a book study on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We have been using many of our reading skills- summarising, predicting, remembering and analysing. We have used the book as a context to learn about persuasive writing and descriptive writing, including using openers and conjunctions.
We have started our Women Who Changed the World topic and learned about Malala and her advocacy for girl's education; as well as women in STEM- Katherine Johnson, Rosalind Franklin and Marie Curie. And we are just getting started.
In maths we have been learning about money- making amounts, working out change and converting from pounds to pence. We are re-focusing on our times tables and will then look at division and fractions.
Miss McDiarmid will start a topic on shape.
We have enjoyed Mr McCooey coaching us in Rugby on Monday mornings and Miss McKee teaching us gymnastics on Thursday afternoons.
Term 2 Photo Gallery
This term we have been learning about the Vikings. We made a Longship in the class where we read and we have painted shields to go along the side. We have started to research different elements of Viking life and we are making a non-fiction book about them.
At Halloween we enjoyed dressing up and making some yummy biscuits with icing and sweets. We had a spooky story session where Mrs Benson read our stories under darkness, with only a torch and some LED candles to light the room.
In Literacy we are enjoying filling up our poetry anthology with all of our amazing poems. We are now very good at using different descriptive phrases and our classroom is decorated with our best sentences.
In maths we have been learning how to use the column method of addition and subtraction. We have been practising carrying and exchanging tens and hundreds. We are about to learn more times tables and need to practise, practise practise!
In term 1 the children have settled back into school and are truly getting into the swing of things. We have been using the context of Fairy Tales to inform our reading and writing and the children have been making 3D carousel books about The Princess and the Pea.
We also read the Elves and the Shoemaker and sewed some little clothes in case any elves should visit our class during the night.
In maths we have been focusing on place value, number sequences and addition. The children have maths targets that they work on when they have finished their class work and all children have made improvements and gained confidence which is great to see.