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Tuesday 31st March 2020
Good Morning P4
How are we all today? I have been busy exploring Sumdog today. I have set up a couple of tasks for you to try this week. I hope you can access them. Fingers crossed.
Tasks for today
Spelling – spend 10-15 minutes learning your next 3 spelling words.
Writing – Write a story using the image below and the title The Easter Egg Hunt Disaster
Today just plan your writing.
Think about where your story is going to be set.
Who are the characters in your story? Who are the main characters? Name your characters, give them an age, what are their personalities.
Think about what the little girl is doing, why is she there? Does the ladder lead anywhere?
What is the disaster? Is the little girl helping or does something happen to her?
Record all your ideas ready to use them to write your story tomorrow.
Continue with your time booklet. Try to complete another page or two.
I have set a time assessment on Sumdog for you to do. It starts today and ends on Friday.
Tower building – See maths grid
Build an obstacle course outside or create a fitness routine round the house. Time how long it takes for you to complete the obstacle course. Can you beat your score? If you are doing a fitness routine how long/ how many times do you do each exercise for. Make a plan of the course/routine so you can make it or do it another day.
Have you tried any of the Lego challenges yet? Why not give them a go. Find the link in the Whole School section on the Nether Currie School website. Send me a photo of your creations.
Here are more photos
Emily was practising her time table facts last week and still smiling.
Euan, what a realistic looking daffodil. I thought you had just picked one from the garden.
Isaac has been offering help to his neighbours. He has been handing out ‘We can help’ information and offering to talk on the phone with anyone who is lonely. Well done Isaac.
Have a lovely day.
Monday 30th March 2020
Good Morning P4
It’s Monday again. What a quick weekend. I hope you remembered to put your clocks forward yesterday.
It was nice to see the sunshine over the weekend. I hope the weather is sunny today too.
What a busy week you had last week. I have enjoyed seeing all your photos. You have been up to a variety of different things. I am going to be like a little magpie and “pinch” some of them to do with my girls this week.
Your tasks for today
Remember to date your work.
Long date for Literacy (Monday 30th March 2020)
Short date for Maths – Numbers for Numeracy (30/3/2020)
Start your time booklet today try to complete 2 pages if you can.
Try some of the time games on the website Topmarks Maths. Pick 7-11 age group then Choose the category Measure. Try some of the games. There are quite a few. I would recommend “Adding Time Word Problems” and “Time Tools – 12 hours to the minute”.
Let me know which games you enjoyed the most.
Spelling – Get someone to give you a spelling test of the words you practised last week. If you get them correct score them off your stick and practise the remaining words. If you have no words left then get someone to give you a test of the next word list on your sheet.
Reading – Read next chapter in your book and complete a Reading Challenge.
Handwriting – Copy out another poem in your best handwriting. Maybe you could find a poem about Spring or Easter to copy or use one of the poems in your pack.
Monday is usually our library day so spend 10-15 mins reading quietly.
I have seen quite a few daffodils and other spring flowers in gardens on my evening walks.
I wold love to see some art work inspired by these flowers. Drawings, paintings or 3D images. Use your imaginations.
Challenge your mindset!
Complete the Hopes and Dreams task (Activity 3).
Find this task – Click on the Whole School link button. Scroll down to Building Resilience, First Level Resources, click on P2-P4 Activity Grid.
Remember to send me photos of what you have been doing. Here are a few from last week.
Here is Keir enjoying some peace and quiet in his den.
Andrew is reading in his den. It looks like it might be something very interesting!
Hannah has been busy doing some maths.
Emily has been busy baking with her Granny using facetime. Euan G also did some baking with celebrity Nadjya Hussain and got a mention live.
Joshua has been busy learning hoe to draw trucks, making kind messages for his neighbours and communicating with Jamie using Zoom.
Enjoy your dayMrs Baker
Friday 27th March 2020
It’s Friday! Remember a half day of school today.
Firstly, I must apologise about my comment about the weather. I must check the weather for the next day before I write about it.
I am going to call this Finishing off Friday.
Look back on all the tasks that have been suggested by myself or Mrs Johnstone and if there are any that you haven’t got around to doing yet give a few of them a try.
If you are looking for something else to do. You could make a card or write a letter to someone telling them all about your first week of home schooling. Think about who you would give your message to. It could be someone in the class, an elderly neighbour or a friend of your family. You could post it through their letterbox when you are out having your daily exercise.
I have just about recovered from doing P.E. with Joe Wicks. I now know how unfit I am! I provided lots of laughs for my girls who found it hilarious watching their Mum attempt a sit up/crunch.
Keep your photos coming. I am really enjoying seeing what you have been up to.
Euan has made a great poster advertising his Roman bath house. I like the idea of having VERY clean water and the very big palaesta would be great for starting my fitness programme.
Millie has been very busy. She has been for bike rides and has made her visual timetable to keep her organised. Well done Millie.
Jamie and Skye have been very busy too! That cake looks Yummy! That is a HUGE marble run!
Euan has been chilling out doing some yoga and working at his desk. Glad to see your pencil sharpner still has pride of place on your desk.
Have a lovely weekend.
Thursday 26th March 2020
I can’t believe it is Thursday! Our first week of home Learning is nearly finished. I am so glad the weather is nice so you can go out in the fresh air for a little play or a short walk.
Keep sending me your photos of what you have been up to.
Emily has been busy reading in her quiet retreat. It looks very comfy!
Sophia has been busy painting a rainbow, making her visual time table and concentrating very hard on her numbers. Well done Sophia.
Skye has been painting rocks with positive cheery messages on them and is using her visual timetable to help plan her day. Well organised planning Skye.
A few tasks to keep you busy today?
P.E. – Have you tried P.E. with Joe Wicks?’ I am giving it a try today. Why don’t you join me! It’s on at 9.00 am. I will let you know how I get on tomorrow.
Play the Count Down game on your Maths grid.
Continue to work on learning your time table facts. Select a times table to work on. Use some of the ideas that we had on the times table shelf.
Play more Sumdog. There is a section to practise your time tables.
If you haven’t been keeping a daily diary then today would be a good time to write about the first week of home schooling. Remember to include how you feel. See literacy grid for ideas.
Spelling – Continue practising the words on your spelling stick. 3 at a time.
Book review – There is a blank book review in your pack. Write about your favourite book.
Have a look at the Cosmic Kids yoga website and pick a story. Alayna and Carys tried out the Minecraft one yesterday. They kept falling over and bumping into each other and spent more time giggling than listening to the story. It felt like I was back in class with all of you!
Have a great day!
Mrs Baker and Mrs Maitland
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Good Morning P4
How are things going? It has been a quiet few days. I don’t believe I am going to say this, but I really miss all your chatter, especially first thing in the morning.
Remember to Check in using your Zones of Regulation chart.
It has been great to see all your “quiet” retreats being made and used. Have you made your visual timetable yet? We have one in Baker Primary School and at the end of each school day the girls set out what they are going to do the following day (with a little guidance from me or they would be doing art, choosing or playing outside all day!)
Emily has made her visual timetable. She is all set for today. Well done Emily.
A few things to keep you busy today!
Log into Sumdog and play some games. It has been brought to my attention that the sums are very easy to begin with. This because you haven’t been using Sumdog very often at home or in school. The more you play the harder the sums will become. After Easter I will set some teacher challenges for you to complete.
Continue with your chimney sum/monster booklets or if you fancy a wee change complete a page or two in either the SHM book (Zebra on the front) or Total numeracy book.
Extra – Prepare the number cards you will need for the Count Down game on your maths grid.
Spelling – Spend no more than 15 minutes completing a spelling task using the words on your spelling stick. 3 words at a time.
Writing/History – Design a poster to advertise the opening of a new bath house. See Literacy grid
Reading – Remember to read a little each day.
Make a marble run using recycling, scrap paper, Lego or items about the house. The marble must travel for 6 seconds. If you don’t have a marble use a small ball. Plan, build and improve your design. Draw your finished design. Remember to send a photo too.
Enjoy your day.
Mrs Baker and Mrs Maitland
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Hi Primary 4
Hope your first day went well. My day felt a bit different from normal but still enjoyable and fun.
My big girl Alayna was late for school this morning and her excuse was that she was getting her pencil case! This reminded me of all the times P4 ask to go and get something in the morning from the cloakroom because they forgot to bring it in from their bag!
I really liked the pictures you have been sending of all the things you have been doing. I must try out P.E with Joe Wicks in the mornings. Your “quiet retreats” look fabulous. Have you got your rainbow in the window yet? My girls (Alayna and Carys) have painted their rainbows and they are in the window ready to be spotted.
A few tasks for you to try today:
Make a visual timetable to help you order your day. Think of all the subjects you do. Don’t forget break, lunch and calm time. Make little cards with each subject and a drawing on them. Use these to plan your day and keep you on track.
Continue with your maths booklets either the chimney sums or the book with the monsters on the front. Have a little explore of the Topmarks Maths website.
Try another reading challenge from your grid and do some handwriting practise. Write about your first day of home school.
Remember to read each day. This could be your reading book or a book of your own.
Send pictures of all the things you are doing.
Monday 23rd March 2020
Morning Primary 4
How are we all this morning? I hope nobody is still in their pyjamas!
A few suggestions on where to start off today.
For Literacy you could start with a spelling test, first 25 words, make a spelling stick and add your words to it and do a spelling activity from the spelling grid.
Next you could do a reading challenge from your grid.
For Maths, a page/s from the chimney sum booklet and then quick times table facts from the maths grid.
Then you could make a rainbow picture to display in your window for people to spot on their walks.
Think about where and what you need to set up a quiet retreat area. (see Literacy grid for use).
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe
Mrs Baker and Mrs Maitland