P4 Blog

What a busy and productive week we have had.

Initial assessments for reading, spelling, handwriting, writing, number and times tables are all complete and so we can now establish working ability groups.

We have had time in the garden to help tidy it up for the start of this session and also time to spend with Drew who is leaving us this week. We would all like to wish him good luck for his new school and to say thank you for being such a friendly and hard-working boy.

We have been thinking about friendship this week and the qualities that make a good friend. We have also come up with a set of rules for table captains that will help to keep everyone working on task. We have signed a charter to agree the school rules and how to apply these to keep the class feeling happy.

We all really took up the challenge when doing jumping jacks to practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Miss Keen wanted to stop at 100 but the class decided to keep going to 500 and then to 1000!!! Thanks to Layla and Aiden.

We have been trying to do simple adding sums in French by listening to the sum and working out its answer and then showing this on a number fan-quite tricky.

For writing this week we have been doing some factual research and listing interesting facts in concise sentences. Did you know?…

-five of the planets in our solar system can be easily seen without using special equipment (Felix)

-there are only 8,000 Hawksbill turtles left in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (Tom)

-sunlight is a mixture of all the colours of the rainbow but when it dives into the sea only blue light is reflected back to us (Kaya)

The termly welcome letter was issued today, please have a read and let us know if you have any queries. Homework will start on Tuesday 3rd September.