P4/5 Mrs McIlwrath's Class

P4/5 Mrs McIlwrath's Class

Scratch

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sun, June 09, 2019 17:55:20
Scratch is a computer programme about coding. We have to select a Sprite and a background and then programme the Sprite to move. There are lots of different backgrounds that we can use to match our topic. We can add sound and music to the programme.


Static Electricity

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sun, June 09, 2019 17:45:11
We talked about static electricity and completed different experiments using a balloon. Not everyone got their experiment to work but some of us did. We are aware that this always happens when people are experimenting. Our favourite experiment was to make our hair stand up. This was funny but Mrs Mcilwrath began to panic a little when she saw the mess of some child's hair. It was in a tangle, she had to use her hairbrush to try and fix it before home time!


Electricity

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sun, June 09, 2019 17:38:08
As part of our topic on houses and homes we are learning about electricity. We know about the dangers of electricity and how to stay safe in our homes and our local environment.
We learned that electricity flows in a circuit and that the circuit must be complete. We made a circuit to light a bulb using one battery. We then predicted what would happen if we used two or three batteries. We discovered our circuit had more power flowing through it so the bulb lit up much brighter.

We then discovered that electricity could pass through some materials and not through other materials. Again we predicted what we thought were good conductors and what were insulators. We tested them in our circuits.
We enjoyed this lesson so much we were too busy to take any photos!

Measurement

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sun, June 09, 2019 17:23:48
As the sun was shining, we decided to go outside and learn about capacity. We worked in small groups and measured different amounts of water and sand. We used different shaped containers to measure a litre of water. We discovered that it doesn't matter if your jug is small and short or tall and thin when finding a litre. Some of us predicted the tall bottle would hold more than the smaller bottle but it didn't! We had fun learning in the sun.




Maths games

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Wed, April 10, 2019 15:04:17
Some times we learn best when playing games.

Dividing

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Wed, April 10, 2019 14:52:19
We are learning to divide. We know it means to share and we can use our multiplying tables to help.

St. Patrick

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sat, March 16, 2019 11:42:02
We are off school for a few days because it is St Patrick's Day on Sunday. To celebrate Key Stage one worked together to learn different things about St Patrick and Ireland. We swapped teachers for half an hour and each class was taught something new. We learned about the story of St. Patrick and how he used a shamrock to explain about God. We learned some words in Irish and we took part in a ceili dance called the waves of Tory.
It was a really busy day and now we are ready for a few days off!

Book week

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sat, March 16, 2019 11:36:11
During book week we went to Primary one and read to them. It was great fun. We didn't pick a book with lots of words as we know Primary one like to look at the pictures and talk about them. The P1 children loved it and so did we.



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