P4 Homework 7-3-17

Homework 07/03/17

I must apologise for the lack of homework on the website last week- I totally forgot to put it on!

This Week

The Children have some assessment to undertake in class this week and have been bust revising Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday will be very tiring days for them and I expect they will be extra tired after school. Therefore, I have opted not to give any spelling homework out this week and reading to only a few of the groups. I am aware that most of the children don’t get to their homework till later in the week and I would like to take this extra burden from them this week and let them enjoy their clubs and daytrips etc.

Reading Homework

Pink – See bookmark

Orange – See bookmark

Green –  See bookmark

Learnits are also optional this week.

Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits. If there are any people who need new learnits can you write a note and let me know.

Learnits- The Rules…

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

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P4 New Topic- Science- The Water Cycle

Hi All,

Our new topic is the weather cycle, water in our homes, environment and its impact on living things. We will also explore how water changes state. We will also try to make our own clouds.

Shortly after we will look at water on a global scale oceans, rivers, continents and different environments and people and the ways that water, lack of and abundance, affects them.

We are going to be taking part in some science experiments in relation to this topic and are looking for some resources:

  1. Empty jars of any size.
  2. A spare hairdryer or two.
  3. Grownups who would like to help on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons at about 1.15-2.30pm with some science experiments.
  4. Ice cube trays.

If you can help with any of these things send them in or come and see me anytime!

 

Thanks,

P4 and Mrs Cooney

 

P4 Homework 21/2/17

Homework 21/02/17

Spelling– Week 1) 

Gorillas (tion as is station)

Copy words 3x. Write four sentences and think of at least three more words that end with this sound.

Pandas (ir as in bird)

Copy words 3x. Write four sentences and think of at least three more words that have this sound in them.

The pandas have three topic tion words also- precipitation, condensation and evaporation.

Wolves (ir as in bird)

Copy words 3x. Write four sentences.

Reading Homework

The Yellow and the Blue group- Fact and Opinion homework worksheet.

The children have also brought home a reading toolkit jotter with strategies they have been learning in class. This should support them and you with the completion of homework. We will be using these toolkits in class too so if they could bring them in their bags daily, that would help.

Pink – See bookmark

Orange – See bookmark

Green –  See bookmark

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits. If there are any people who need new learnits can you write a note and let me know.

Learnits- The Rules…

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

P4 Homework 7/02/17

Homework 7/02/17

Spelling– Week 1) 

Gorillas (a sounds like ah)

Copy words 3x. Write four sentences and think of at least three more words that START with this sound.

Pandas (oa as in soak or boat)

Copy words 3x. Write four sentences and think of at least three more words that have this sound in them.

Wolves (oa as in soak or boat)

Copy words 3x. Write four sentences and add ing to the words that you can add ing to. Are these past or present tense?

Reading Homework

The Yellow and the Blue group- Lilac number 2 comprehension worksheet- circle the answers.

Pink – See bookmark

Orange – See bookmark

Green –  See bookmark

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits. If there are any people who need new learnits can you write a note and let me know.

Learnits- The Rules…

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

 

P4 Homework 31.01.17

Homework 31/01/17

Spelling– Week 2) worksheets

Gorillas (contractions)

Pandas (contractions)

Wolves (double ending letters)

Children have to complete a worksheet for spelling this week.

Reading Homework

The Yellow and the Blue group- Scarlet number 4 comprehension worksheet- circle the answers.

Pink – See bookmark

Orange – See bookmark

 

Green –  See bookmark

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits. If there are any people who need new learnits can you write a note and let me know.

Learnits- The Rules…

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

 

Primary 4- Scottish Book Trust monthly writing competition

Primary 4 and I are taking part in a monthly writing competition run by the Scottish Book Trust.

The children will get a chance to write a 50 word “story” based on a visual prompt provided by the book trust.

The children should enter the “young writers” category.

I have started a creative writing course and will be taking part in this too. Why don’t you have a go?

This month is:

Write a story that features the roll of a dice. 

There will be an opportunity for the children to brainstorm ideas in class and write some ideas for their story as well as begin to write it.

I would appreciate it if you could help them to apply at home when they bring you their completed piece of writing.

The website is:

 

http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading/the-50-word-fiction-competition

and all information can be found there. There are also examples of last months winners.

Every month we will post a few entries on the website so that you can see what the children have been writing.

P4 Homework 24.1.17 and tomorrow Mini Ceilidh.

Homework 24/01/17

APOLOGIES The supply teacher sent home the incorrect word lists last week. I failed to realise until Thursday. 

Tomorrow! Wednesday 25th January

We are having a mini ceilidh with P1,2 and 3 tomorrow afternoon, there will be some oatcakes, cheese and shortbread as a snack. Children can wear tartan if they have some.

Spelling– Week 1) ai and igh

Gorillas (igh) sound like in day or pay

Pandas (ai) sound

Wolves (ai) sound

Write a sentence for each word and try to think of at least three more more words that contain this sound. Are there any other words that contain this sound that are spelled without ai or igh?

Reading Homework

The yellow and the blue group will be starting a block of comprehension for homework as of next week.

Pink – See bookmark

Orange – See bookmark

Yellow- No reading (some people have lines for the assembly)

Blue –  No reading ( some people have lines for the assembly)

Green –  See bookmark

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits. If there are any people who need new learnits can you write a note and let me know.

Learnits- The Rules…

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

 

 

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P4 Homework 18.1.17

Homework 18/01/17

Homework should have been distributed as normal yesterday despite my absence.

Please note there is a special activity at the bottom of the post.

Spelling– Week 2) o-e and ew

Gorillas (ew) sound like in day or pay

Pandas (o-e) sound

Wolves (o-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g bon  bone)

Word Detective and Skimming and Scanning

Write a sentence with each word from your spelling list.

Reading- Homework should have been distributed as normal yesterday despite my absence.

Pink – See bookmark

Orange – See bookmark

Yellow- No reading, but see poetry competition at bottom.

Blue – Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo Read to the end for Tuesday 24th January

Green –  See bookmark

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits and  I have begun a competition this week on Sumdog. The children are very keen to participate in this but please remind them that it is for fun and not to feel bad if they aren’t able to spend as much time as others on the computer.

Learnits- The Rules…

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

Poetry Recital Competition for Scottish Month.

The children have been given the opportunity to read, learn and recite a poem for a recital competition that the school are hosting on Wednesday 25th January.

The children may have brought home more than one poem to read but they should only learn one if they wish to take part.

On Monday 23rd of January we will be holding an audition in the afternoon to see who will be put through for Wednesday’s final!