P4/5 Mrs McIlwrath's Class

P4/5 Mrs McIlwrath's Class

Road Safety Walk

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Fri, October 20, 2017 20:16:22
P5 finished their Road Safety programme by going on a Road Safety Walk. The children gained lots of experience crossing roads.

Gareth, our Road Safety Advisor , reminded us of the six important steps for crossing safely:
1. Find a safe place to cross
2. Keep your feet behind the edge of the kerb.
3. Look right and left to see if it is safe to cross
4. Cross if it is safe
5. Listen , look right and left as you cross
6. Walk sensibly across the road.

Lots of the children needed to be reminded to keep looking left and right as they were crossing but as we practised this we all improved.

A big thank you to Gareth who kept us all safe. We all had fun on our walk and understand that there are many hazards around us.


RemindersPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sun, October 01, 2017 17:18:51
It is now the beginning of October, could all children please bring in their complete P.E kit for Mondays and Tuesdays. The kit must be plain navy track bottoms or shorts and plain white polo shirt. Trainers or plimsoles can be worn. All kits should have names on them pleasesmiley


ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sun, October 01, 2017 17:11:02
We are learning to use the computer to research information. We use the search engine Google and type in whatever we are looking for. To keep us safe we always type in FOR KIDS. This usually means we find information that is written in a child friendly way.

We are learning about our bones so we worked in pairs to find new information. Some of us discovered that we grow a new bone every seven years! We will use the information we found to write up a report about our bones.


ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Tue, September 26, 2017 18:48:19
On Mondays, Damian our football coach teaches us many skills. We are working on movement, space and speed. We always have fun and learn lots. This week our teacher had fun watching us. We had to move around the room with our eyes closed, whilst being aware of space, speed and movement. There were a few bumps and crashes,but no one was hurt. The laughter in the room was a good clue to how close we were to a person and we learned to turn quickly .


ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Tue, September 26, 2017 18:40:07
We were sorting shapes and colours using sets. We are learning how to make Venn diagrams.


ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Tue, September 26, 2017 18:32:37
In class we were learning about straight and curved lines. We looked at different shapes and labelled the according to their sides. We went into the playground and drew shapes with one curve, one curve and two straight sides, no straight sides and all curved sides. Some of us found this a bit tricky. We had fun investigating shape and looking at each others creations.

Activity based learning

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Tue, September 26, 2017 18:11:58

During ABL we work together at different stations. We are learning about bones so all our activities revolve around this topic . We made jointed skeletons and used a magnet to move them. We built a model of a skeleton and pretended we were in a doctor's surgery.

What we are learning...

InfoPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Wed, September 13, 2017 18:17:58

Our topic this half term is Bones and Teeth. We will learn the names of bones and why we need them. We will learn how to look after our bones and teeth. We may even take part in a science experiment which will be a lot of fun.

In numeracy we will work with numbers within 100(p4) and within 1000(p5). We spend a lot of time on place value and addition with exchange. Odd and even numbers will also be taught.

In the area of measures we are working with centimetres and metres. Practise at home how to measure with a ruler. Be careful where you start from!

We will learn about 3D shapes and their 2D faces. We will identify straight lines and curved lines. We will be made aware of quadrilaterals, regular and irregular shapes.

In Data Handling we will sort according to two criteria. We will learn to use bar graphs to record our data. We will use Carroll diagrams and Venn diagrams to sort shapes and colour, shapes and properties and our personal data such as eye colour.

Your children may be introduced to a lot of new mathmatical language. Ask them to tell you what new words they have learned.

In literacy we will revise basic punctuation and introduce speech marks and commas. We will look at verb tenses, common and proper nouns and adjectives.
We will read and write about our topic this will include writing a report, instructional writing,acrostic poems and story writing. All children will take part in talking and listening activities and every week two children will be selected to take part in show and tell. This should be practised at home.

As part of ICT, primary four will create a short power point about themselves. The primary five children will design a leaflet for staying healthy. We will also create a database and record data on a graph.

As you can see we will be very busy. We will be doing lots more in art,music,PE etc so please help your child to be organised and ready for the school day.
There is a lot of work to do but we will have some fun too. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks

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