This term we have been very busy writing narrative stories based on European traditional tales. The stories that we looked at were: 'The Cat and the Cottager' (Iceland), 'The Dragon who got Tricked' (Greece), 'Baba Yaga' (Russia) and 'The Cockerel and the Fox' (Belgium). We have enjoyed using these as a base to create our own imaginative stories. We hope that you enjoy reading them!
Hola! Bonjour! Here are some pictures from our Europe Day. We had lots of fun learning Scottish dancing, trying new types of European food and learning French and Spanish! We enjoyed relaxing with a European themed film at the end of this fantastic day.
Term 3 - Learning to use weighing scales , painting in the impressionist style, writing stories and The Amazing Journey visit.
Our first week in P.4
We had a busy first week in Primary 4, learning new routines and remembering how to look after our belongings. We created a class charter after sharing our ideas in groups. We found out about nouns and played a game on the IWB about them. We also used our numeracy strategy of 'trial and error' to make a repeating pattern.
On Tuesday 11th September we went on a minibeast hunt. We were amazed at how many insects and bugs we saw. We even found quite a few frogs!
We have been working hard at counting forwards and backwards, exploring hundred, ten and unit numbers and solving problems through our'trial and improvement' strategy.
The Belfast Zoo Visit P4
We had a fabulous visit from The Belfast Zoo in October. We got to see many different animals and bugs. We even got to hold and stroke some of them. have a look.
We have been learning that we can use drawings to help us when we are working out number problems. We call these Bar Models. We have also been using other equipment when we need it to help us.
November - here we are busy again, learning about adding with exchange, rounding numbers, making circuits and doing many other fun things.
'Farm to Fork' - sorting foods into animal or plant.
We have been finding out about castles as our new topic. For science day we investigated stored energy in elastic bands. To test this, we made catapults, something like what might have been used in attacking or defending castles. We have also been busy during ABL, Art and WAU time creating shields and castles and researching using the internet and library books.
ABL - Castle activities
Numeracy - we have been busy beginning learning our times tables facts, how to subtract with an exchange and doubling and halving numbers. Some of the problem solving strategies that we have been exploring and have found helpful are working backwards and partitioning numbers.
Our Visit to Bangor Castle
On the 5th February we went to visit Bangor Castle. A lady named Heather showed us around the castle and the town hall. She also told us many interesting things about the castle.
新年快乐! (xin nian kuai le!- Happy Chinese New Year! In ABL we have been learning all about the Chinese New Year and making our own traditional Chinese crafts to celebrate this important festival. Here are a few photos of what we have been doing. Happy Year of the Pig!
We had a wonderful day dressing up as our favourite characters for World Book Day. During the day, we had fun trying out different book-related activities and we even met an author!
We have been having lots of fun learning about the Egyptians in Activity Based Learning. Here are some photos of the fun activities we have been getting up to!
We had a fantastic trip to the Ulster Museum to learn about the Ancient Egyptians last Thursday. We got to explore the exhibits, including the mummy Takabuti, which was fascinating. We also got to learn more about the Egyptians through artifacts, some of which were over 3000 years old! We had to be very careful when handling these! After the museum, we spent the sunny afternoon exploring the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine in the Botanic Gardens. What an amazing trip!