I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the P4b families for the very generous cards, gifts and warm wishes today. It has been a brilliant year and I am really looking forward to welcoming all the children back in August!
As part of our work on weather, we investigated different climates and learned some of the technical words used in weather forecasts. After choosing which country we wanted to focus on, we used an atlas to learn about the average temperatures and rainfall.
Finally we created our own weather symbols and then enjoyed present our forecasts to the class.
Our book club meetings have been going really well. I was delighted to see some people taking their learning to the next level. Theo and Hannako made models based on their book at home and Matthew and Claude spent their Golden Time coming up with
some additional chapters of their reading book. Loving the enthusiasm!
We have been learning all about weather in p4 at the moment. Our homemade rain gauges have been put to good use already! We have also been learning about the different instruments used to measure weather and are creating our own weather forecasts tomorrow,
trying to use lots of the technical weather words.
We were delighted to hear about Catie and Andrews sporting success at the weekend. Both took part in the junior run as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and Catie was 19th overall out of a total 394 runners! She was the 2nd girl to
cross the line and we are all very proud of her in P4b. Great effort from Andrew too, who came in 20th place. Fantastic effort from both of you!
For the final part of p4, reading will be set up in a slightly different way. This morning, everyone enjoyed the opportunity to choose which reading book they wanted from a selection in the classroom. Once everyone had made their choice, pupils
got themselves into their new groups and had to set themselves their reading homework for the week. I was very impressed with everyone's communication and enthusiasm today. There were lots of ideas for additional reading homework tasks too! Keep
up the positive attitudes guys.
Thank you to Alexandra for brining these Conical hats, all the way from Vietnam! Some of the girls have spent their Golden Time decorating them in bright colours. We will need to find a good use for them in our classroom!
We put our fidget spinners to good use this week in P4b. We challenged ourselves to try to complete as many maths questions as we could before the spinners stopped spinning. Some of us loved the challenge, others found it a bit stressful! Either way I
was really impressed with everyone's efforts. Now remember to put those fidget spinners back in your trays!
Following on from our mental health awareness week we are focusing on healthy eating and taking care of our bodies this week. We are thinking about the positive impact exercise can have. We have also been learning about healthy foods and understanding
nutritional labels on packaging. We even created our own healthy snack bar brands and packages.
We have also been learning how to prepare food safely and hygenically in the kitchen. Have a look at the pictures of us making tasty cheese scones.
We were lucky enough to have a visit from Mrs Anderson this afternoon in P4b. She did a fantastic relaxation session with us as an end to Mental Health Awareness Week. We learned loads, and after a very busy day we all felt super chilled out
at the end. Thank you again Mrs Anderson, we would like to borrow you every week!
Hannako and Alexandra were keen to get a picture of them having fun at playtime today. They have been getting creative with the loose parts materials and created a little area perfect for a picnic. Glad to see you enjoying your break
We had fun in the sun yesterday creating coordinates grids in the playground using chalk. We then had to read and record the coordinates of another group. Everyone showed a good understanding, well done 4b!