~ Primary & 5 ~

Mr Clyde

Teacher

Primary 4 & 5 Class

Mrs Wilson 
Classroom Asst 
Our P4/5 Class Welcome Board. Each pupil drew a caricature of themselves and wrote a personal profile. 
The children loved drawing Mr Clyde, Mrs Kimber and Mrs Wilson for our Welcome Board! They were urged to be kind to us!! 

In P4/5 this term we are learning:

Angles – recognise acute, right, obtuse, reflex and complete turns

P5 – measure and draw angles with a semi-circular protractor

Direction – identify clockwise, anticlockwise and main compass points

Coordinates – reading coordinates to locate on a grid

Division – P4 grouping in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 10s up to 999

P5 – division of 2-12 with and without remainders up to 9999

Fractions (P5) –  add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and finding a common denominator
Length, Area and Perimeter – Using rulers and other equipment to measure length, finding area and perimeter by counting squares and using equations.

Weight and Capacity – measuring in g, kg and unit conversion, measuring in ml, l and unit conversion, reading scales and jug levels and relevant problem solving.

Tables – P4 – x2,3,4,5,10 ÷2, 3, 4, 5, 10 P5 – Multiply & Divide by 2-12
Heinemann Active Maths – Problem solving on current maths topics.

Chloe Working Hard

Grammar – apostrophes for possession and contraction (P5) plural possession

Novel Study – ‘How Green Was My Mouse’ by Dick King-Smith

Advertising – investigate a range of adverts and how they persuade people to buy their products. The children will become aware of the purpose of adverts, devices used in adverts along with creating an advert for a fashion brand.

Letter Writing – read and discuss formal and informal letters, use of connectives in letter writing, writing a letter to an author
Stories from the Past-read and discuss stories from the past, powerful verbs in writing, writing a letter about a character, making adjectives count, planning and telling a story

Reading and Writing – P4 & 5 will read and discuss their reading within their guided reading groups two times a week. Children are to take the time between guided reading sessions to consolidate reading already set.
Comprehension texts will also cover a range of genre. Children will experience a variety of writing tasks and will be encouraged to revise and edit their work so that it is the best they can produce.

Spelling – Spelling activities from the Complete Spelling Scheme and Jollyphonics

Homework 

Spellings – P5 will be separated into Red group (8-10 spellings) and Black group (4-6 spellings) and P4 will all learn 8-10 spellings each night (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). They will be tested the next day in class. 

Friday Test – Each Friday all of the week’s spellings will be tested in class along with mental maths/tables from the week. 
Tables/Number Facts – Learn throughout the week in preparation for Friday test. 

Literacy Homework – A literacy homework will be set each Tuesday night. 

(All written homeworks must be signed) 

Numeracy Homework – A Numeracy homework will be set each Monday and Wednesday night. (All written homeworks must be signed) 

Reading – Please discuss your child’s reading with him/her and sign their reading record book. 

Art/Technology 

Clay hedgehogs, woollen hedgehogs, 3D leaves, Eatwell plate, wooden spoon scarecrows, apple printing, design and build tractor to test for speed and friction, farm scenes, design own farm packaging.

Nasi creating her ‘Eatwell Plate  

Our Goals-in PDMU we discussed what a goal is and set 2 goals for the year ahead 

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding 

Money Matters-our basic needs and our right to have those met, differentiate between needs and wants, responsible attitudes to using money, learn responsible ways of managing money 
Circle Time: Class discussions about thoughts and feelings using ‘emotions puppets’ in a way that respects other members of the class

Homework

Spellings – Red group will be set 8-10 spellings and Black group, 4-6 spellings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week. They will be tested the next day in class.

Friday Test – Each Friday all of the week’s spellings will be tested in class along with mental maths/tables from the week.
 
Tables/Number Facts – Learn throughout the week in preparation for Friday test. 

Literacy Homework – A literacy homework will be set each Tuesday night. (All written homeworks must be signed) 

Numeracy Homework – A Numeracy homework will be set each Monday and Wednesday night. . (All written homeworks must be signed) 

Reading – Please discuss your child’s reading with him/her and sign their reading record book. 

Homework passes will be given out when a pupil achieves a full row of stars on their individual star chart. The homework pass must be stuck in the book to replace where the homework should have been. 

Spelling Activities – completed in the morning from Monday- Thursday. Any incomplete spelling activities will be sent home to be completed as homework on Thursday evening for Friday morning. 

World Around Us 

Materials, Textiles and Fashion:

Materials and Textiles – Investigating types of materials and where they are used, classifying textiles, tracking a textile from raw material to product, textile industries in Northern Ireland, advantages and disadvantages of textiles, investigating textile properties using experiments, designing a fair test

Fashion – Clothes around the world, clothing through the ages, fashion in the 1900s, considering how textiles can be combined to make clothing, creating advertisements for a new clothing product, clothes in the shops, design and create an outfit

Visitors – Robert Davidson (working in a clothes shop, buying for a shop to sell and measuring to fit)
Using Skype Technology the pupils will be given the opportunity to chat to Eoghan Barry, an Irish fashion designer from Limerick.

PE: We love playing Unihock in PE!

PE – This will be on a Monday and Thursday.

Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled and encourage your child to take responsibility for bringing their own kits on the correct day. It is recommended that your child brings a bottle of water on these days too. If a pupil forgets their kit they will sit at the back of another class and complete work while PE takes place. 

The P4/5 class were visited by Portadown Fire Service personnel in January. They talked to us about fire safety, staying safe in our homes and how to call the fire brigade in the case of an emergency.

The P4/5 class visited the Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown at the end of January to view an exhibition about Ocean Plastic Pollution. This links in with our topic of ‘Under the Sea’ and the artists and scientists talked to us about the problems of plastic in our oceans and the damage they do to ocean food chains. The pupils also learned more about recycling waste so less plastics end up in the oceans. Pupils were all given the opportunity to plan, design and build their own bird feeders from waste plastic.

P4/5 Visit the RNLI Station in Newcastle

On Monday 4th March P4/5 along with Mr Clyde and Mrs Wilson visited the Newcastle Lifeboat Station as part of their ‘Seas and Oceans’ topic thinking about Sea Danger and Sea Rescue.

Pupils were given a talk about the history of the station and what it is like to work there by some of the volunteers and crew.

They got a tour of both lifeboats and modelled some of the equipment and kit the crew wear when making a rescue at sea.

Everyone got a bag of goodies home from the station including a pencil, stickers, keyring, magazine and application form on how to become a junior RNLI volunteer!

Everyone enjoyed their lunch in KFC (especially Mr Clyde and Mrs Wilson) and got the opportunity to spend some money in the Bon-Bon sweet shop!

Finally, before setting-off for home, we visited Nugelato and got treated to a big ice-cream-just what we needed on a cold and wet day in Newcastle!

Asda Visit

P4/5 visited by 2 goats!

As part of our farming topic Oliver’s mum brought to school 2 pet pygmy goats called Ralph and Margaret. The breed originated in Africa and Oliver has owned them for around a year. P4/5 were very excited to have 2 extra pupils in school and spent time brushing their coats and feeding them meal, bread and biscuits.