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!

P4 Homework 10-1-17

 

Homework 10/01/17

Spelling– Week 1) 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

Children should read a book, newspaper or magazine and spend about 20 mins looking for as many words as they can with the spelling pattern above. A minimum of 5 words should be found. Write them in your jotters.

 

Write a sentence with each word from your spelling list.

 

Reading

Pink –  The Evil Geini – See bookmark

Orange –  Lost in the Jungle- See bookmark

Yellow- The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl- P45-end – no written task.

Blue – Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo P 34-44 or 32-42 ( the children know which is which) no written task

Green – Blue Shoes – 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.

P4 Newsletter- Christmas Fair and Matilda the Movie (date change 8th December) .

Christmas Fair

Please remember that it is the Christmas Fair on Friday.

There will be no swimming on Friday 2nd of December to give us time to organise our stall.

Primary 4 are selling calendars and we look forward to seeing you there at the fair to buy them.

If anyone has any donations for the tombola, raffle, chocolate tombola or anything else we’d be happy to receive them!

Children can be collected at class at 12:00, however, the others must stay with me to help on the stall until 12:25 unless they are collected. If you wish your child to be collected my another parent can you send me a note to that effect in advance.

Don’t forget your pennies- Mrs Cooney needs a new headphone story centre for the classroom! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Swimming will resume as normal for the two weeks after this on the  9th and 16th of December.

 

Thursday 8th December- Matilda Movie Afternoon

We have been studying the novel Matilda in class and we are planning to watch the movie on Thursday 8th in the afternoon. We will be looking at the similarities and differences of plot and characterisation. I have said that the children can bring in a snack, savoury, sweet or fruit to share with the class, if you allow. This is instead of doing a similar thing in the last week, though we may still watch a movie, there will be no snacks.

Please remember! No fizzy juice and that we are a NUT FREE school- please ensure that all snacks are nut free. Malteasers and Haribo are always safe if you are in doubt!

 

Thanks,

Mrs Cooney

 

 

 

 

 

P4 Homework 29/11/16

Phew! We found the spelling jotters, admittedly in a strange place, but we did find them!

29/11/16

Spelling– Week 2) u-e and y (i)

Gorillas (y) sound like in day or pay

See jotters for instructions.

Pandas (u-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g blu  blue   tub   tube)

Word Detective and Skimming and Scanning

Children should read a book, newspaper or magazine and spend about 20 mins looking for as many words as they can with the spelling pattern above. A minimum of 5 words should be found. Write them in your jotters.

Wolves (u-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g blu  blue   tub   tube)

Word Detective and Skimming and Scanning

Children should read a book, newspaper or magazine and spend about 20 mins looking for as many words as they can with the spelling pattern above. A minimum of 5 words should be found. Write them in your jotters.

No spell well activity or sentences required this week .

Reading

Pink –  Pocket Money – See bookmark

Orange –  The Red Planet- See bookmark

Yellow- The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl- P1-18 – no written task.

Blue – Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo p 7-11 or 9-13 ( the children know which is which) no written task

Green – Here Comes Trouble- p22-28 for Wednesday 30th and p28-36 for Thursday 1st

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits and I have begun a challenge 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.

Homework 22/11/16

Most of the children will have their words on paper this week for spelling as the jotters (all but 3) have gone walkabout. The children are certain they put them in the correct tray and I am now searching all the other trays to see if we can find them.

22/11/16

Spelling– Week 1) u-e and y (i)

Gorillas (y) sound like in day or pay

Pandas (u-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g blu  blue   tub   tube)

Wolves (u-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g blu  blue   tub   tube)

All Groups:

Words in jotters:

Complete one Spell Well activity- if these are lost please send in a note or a message with your child for a new one.

Reading

Pink –  Far Out day Out- See bookmark

Orange –  Spiders- See bookmark

Yellow- Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo- P44-end – no written task.

Blue – The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl.- 42-end- no written task

Green – The Lie Detector- see bookmark to be completed by Wed 23rd and new book given on Wed 23rd

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits and I have begun a challenge 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.

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 15/11/16

My apologies for last week- when I typed up the homework I must have forgotten to actually publish it so it was not visible on the website!

P4 Homework -5/11/16

Spelling– Week 2) a-e and o (u)

Gorillas (o) sound like in money or monkey

Pandas (a-e) sound (magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g cam   came   sam same)

Wolves (a-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g cam   came   sam same)

All Groups:

Words in jotters:

Complete one Spell Well activity- if these are lost please send in a note or a message with your child for a new one.

Reading

Pink –  Mini Marvels- See bookmark

Orange –  Planes- See bookmark

Yellow- Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo- P34-44 and a short summary.

Blue – The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl.- 32-42 and a short summary.

Green – The Lie Detector- see bookmark

*NEW*   Numeracy- This week I have set a competition on Sumdog if the children have time to go on and have a go. I have sent their passwords home with them in their learnits envelope. I have also sent them home with an envelope with their learnits in them. These are for you to work through at home until the envelope is empty, when you can get more.

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.