Primary 5 Fundraiser
We had lots of fun at P5’s fundraiser for a Malaria charity. It gave us a chance to use the skills we have been learning about money. We were able to hand over the correct amount, check our change as well as learn about keeping our money safe.
‘Let’s perform the play in our reading book’ – one child said and so they did!
Farming – Growing Food!
As our topic this term is farming, we decided to grown some our own food. We have planted lettuce and basil. Here we are planting the seeds…
Here is our Term 4 newsletter and timetable:
On Monday, a fish merchant called Jacqui Anderson came to tell us how important maths is in her job. She showed us videos of how fish are sold at market and we heard the man selling the fish using his 2 x table e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8. Jacqui showed us how to weigh the fish and we found out the price of the fish depending on how much it was sold per kilo. We were delighted to each receive a little fish as a gift from Jacqui too!
On Tuesday we had Peter Campbell (a taxi driver) visit us. He told us that he needs to use maths to work out people’s change when they give him their fare. We had a go by using some monopoly money – it was brilliant!
On Wednesday, Gallagher’s Grandma came in to tell us about her job as an accountant. She has to add and subtract every day! She has to check that people don’t over spend and stay within their budget. We also had a chat about all the maths involved in going on holidays e.g. changing money using exchange rates, checking times for travel.
Finally on Thursday, Lily’s mum (who is also an accountant) came to tell us how she uses maths in her job and at home. She uses all types of maths to check how much money the company has spent and how much it has made. We also discussed how people’s wages are spent e.g. household bills, food, clothes, toys.
Miss Johnstone is a student teacher who has to work at Boots to help her pay for things while she learns to be a teacher at university. She said she has to use maths to budget her money and know about maths well enough to be able to teach it in class. Also at her job in Boots she has to understand money well so that she can give people the correct change at the till.
Phew! What a busy week! Primary 4 have loved having lots of visitors during Maths Week and it has been very interesting to find out how people use maths everyday at home and in their jobs!
Technology and Teamwork
Last week, Primary 4 were set a challenge to design and make a 3D model of a pyramid using the materials they were given. We agreed the criteria for success and each group got stuck into their designs! After much debating in their teams, they set off on making their models. There were triumphs and a few ‘tiffs’ along the way but I hope you agree the results that you can see below are great!
Sport Relief Mile!
For P.E. Primary 4 have been learning to run at a steady pace for long distance running. They have practised really hard and today they did a fantastic job of completing their Sport Relief Mile. Well done P4!
*Sponsor forms and money for this event should be handed in by Monday 28th March – thanks.
Measuring with metre sticks
For topic maths, Primary 4 are beginning to learn about measurement. To kick start this, we went outside today with our clipboards and metre sticks to measure things in the playground. After choosing something to measure, we had to write down an estimate then use the metre stick properly to check how close our estimates were.
Primary 4 are feeling very proud of themselves today after presenting a fantastic assembly about Ancient Egypt. They all worked really hard to learn their lines and cues for presenting. Well done boys and girls! Many thanks to all that could make it along to watch.
Ancient Egypt Topic
Primary 4 had lots of fun today printing Egyptian collars at art with Mrs Komar! Keep an eye out for them at our assembly on Thursday 25th February.
Primary 4 have been learning about hieroglyphics. Their mission was to find out the message by learning what each symbol means.
Term 3 Newsletter
Term 3 Timetable