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We looked at length this week in Numeracy. P3 used cubes, their feet, paper clips and lolly pop sticks to help them measure different items such as a glue stick, a ruler, the table. P4 used a ruler and a metre stick to help them measure the whiteboard, a window, a laptop, etc.
On Tuesday we got to write a letter to Santa telling him how hard we all are working in P3 and P4. We really hope he reads them all and we get a reply from him.
This week in Literacy we continued to develop our understanding of Procedural Texts. Mrs Graham made a jam sandwich and we all had to watch her very carefully because we were going to sequence the instructions ourselves. Once we had sequenced the instructions we then got to make our own jam sandwich. They were very yummy!
This week in Numeracy we focused a little more on 3D shape. We played a game called “Go Fishing” where we used a fishing rod to catch a clue. We then had to read the clue out to the other children and they had to guess what the shape was and mark it off on our bingo boards. The first group to get all shapes covered had to shout "Bingo!". It was a fun way of learning about how many faces, edges and corners the different 3D shapes have.
This week we have doing some more work on Instructional Texts. We all know that instructions must be set out clearly and in the correct order so that they are easy to understand.
We watched a video on how to make a cup of tea. Mrs Graham jumbled up all the instructions for how to make it and we had to arrange them in the correct order.
Our Library Visit
We had our last trip to Kilkeel library on Thursday. During the visit we got the opportunity to use the computers to research information about our favourite authors. We also completed wordsearches. We really enjoyed all three visits to the library and we would like to thank all the staff for the fun and interesting activities they had organised for us.
Anti - Bullying Week
This week was Anti-Bullying Week. We talked about how bullying can happen in different ways such as physical, verbal or online; and how bullying affects people. We also talked about how everyone is different, yet we are all still unique and special. Our differences must be respected. Some children wore odd socks to school to mark the occasion.
This week we have been looking at instructions and discussing why it is important to always give clear instructions. Mrs Graham called out instructions for how to draw a flower. We had to listen very carefully and follow the instructions in the correct order.
P3 also sequenced how to wash their hands while P4 wrote instructions for how to play a game.
We have been looking at bossy verbs to help us with our instructional writing.
Our Trip to the Library
On Thursday we had our second trip to Kilkeel Library. We focused on non-fiction books. In groups we had to work together and use the Dewey System to help us find the books which the librarian asked us for. We then got to browse the books and take some to read at home.
Woolly Hat Day
We all enjoyed wearing our woolly hats to school on Friday to help raise funds for Mourne Stimulus.
Halloween Fun Day
Everyone had a 'spooktacular' day dressing up for the Halloween Fayre. Look how amazing all the costumes were! We really enjoyed playing all the fun Halloween games and activities, dancing at the disco and of course eating all the yummy treats. Well done to Olivia Trainor in P3 and Harry O'Hare in P4 who were the winners of the Halloween art competition. Happy Halloween everyone from P3 and P4.
In Art we have been making Halloween crafts. We painted paper plates to make them look like the moon. We then stuck on witches and bats silhouettes onto them. We also made monsters from stones. We painted them and added googly eyes, scars and teeth. We created Frankenstein, vampires, skeletons and ghosts. We all had a 'spooktacular' time making them! 👻😃
We used various materials such as cubes, paper, crayons and rubbers to make the outline of squares, circles, rectangles, triangles, hexagons and pentagons. The names of the shapes were all mixed up and we had to sort them out and match the correct name to the correct shape.
As part of Maths Week we have been doing lots of fun Numeracy activities. We played games such as Hit the Button and Are You A Math Magician?
The P7 children worked very hard to design Maths games for our class to play. They came in, explained the instructions to us and then we got to play them. Some of us even won prizes. It was great fun!
Adventure Story Writing
In Literacy we have been writing our own adventure stories. We planned them first with the help of a spider diagram and a story plan template. It helped us set out our characters, choose a hero and a villain and decide on our setting.
In Literacy we have also been looking at how to use a dictionary. We know that a dictionary is ordered alphabetically and this helped us in our word search. Working with a partner we had to find words and write the definition of them.
What’s in the Box?
In our Senses topic we focused on the sense of touch. We labelled the parts of the hand.
We also got to carry out a mystery box experiment. Using only our sense of touch we had to guess the hidden objects in the box. There were items such as bubble wrap, blu tac, cotton wool and pasta. We closed our eyes and put our hand inside the box and described the object to everyone in the class. Some of us were afraid to put our hands in because we didn't know what was inside the box!
World Mental Health Day
On Thursday everyone had a great day wearing purple and celebrating World Mental Health Day. We talked about the different emotions we all experience. We listened to music and discussed what emotion it reflected. We also did some ‘mindfulness colouring’, ‘I am Special’ activities and finished the day with a little bit of dancing.
2D Shape Art
In Art this week we made robots, vehicles, people, animals and houses out of 2D shapes. We cut round circles, semi-circles, squares, rectangles and triangles to make our pictures.
In Numeracy we looked at digital and analogue times. Each child was given a mixture of digitial and analogue times and had to find the person who had the matching card.
World Poetry Day
To celebrate World Poetry Day, we chose to learn and perform a poem entitled ‘A Place’ by Sara Fox. We decided to add actions to it. We chose the actions ourselves. Mrs Graham was so proud of us. We had great fun rehearsing it and then performing it for the rest of the school and the teachers.
Our Visit to the Library
On Thursday all the boys and girls visited Kilkeel Library. We got the opportunity to have a look around the library and see all the books for children and for adults. We also did some fun activities like arranging ourselves in alphabetical order. We even got to borrow some books and take them home to read. The librarian gave us stickers.
Ciao from P3 and P4
All the children had a great day celebrating European Languages Day. As Italy was our country we had so much fun dressing up as pizza makers, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italian footballers.
We made pizzas from paper plates. We painted them red for the tomato sauce and brown for the crust. Our toppings were made from card, paper and tissue paper. We used shredded yellow crepe paper as the cheese.
We linked in some Numeracy with our Art by using circles to make the pepperoni, triangles to make the ham, squares to make the chicken and rectangles to make the peppers. Some children decided to be really different and put some strange toppings like noodles and skittles on as their toppings.
We researched some facts about Italy and looked at some famous Italian people and landmarks.
We would like to say a big thank you to Orlagh Morgan who very kindly came into our class and taught us some Italian. We can say "Ciao" (Hello) "Buona Giornata" (Good Day), "Buona Notte" (Good Night) and "Arrivederci" (Goodbye).
We finished the day off with a Italian party. We had breadsticks, lemonade, sweets and crisps.
A fun day was had by all.
Tickling our Taste Buds
This week in our Senses topic we focused on the sense of taste. We talked about how our tongue and our taste buds help us taste food. Some foods might taste salty, sour, sweet or bitter.
We carried out a taste test with crisps. There were four different flavours - Cheese and Onion, Ready Salted, Salt and Vinegar and Smokey Bacon. Everyone had to try and guess which flavour was which. The Salt and Vinegar and Smokey Bacon flavours were the easiest to guess. It was a great afternoon in school.
Eyes, Eyes and More Eyes!!
In WAU we learned about and labelled the different parts of the eye. We could all identify the eye ball, the eye lid, the eye lashes, the iris and the pupil. We also completed a bar graph to see what was the most popular eye colour in our class – it was blue!!
Carrying our 'Tens'
The P4 were introduced to carrying the ten when completing tens and units addition. We carried out lots of practical activities first before we started to write them as a sum.
Tens and Units
In Numeracy P3 have been adding/subtracting mentally within 20 from any number.
We have also been using unifix to help us make numbers. We know that the 'T' stands for tens and the 'U' stands for units.
Celebrating Roald Dahl day
We all had a great day celebrating Roald Dahl day. We did lots of fun activities. Doesn't everyone look amazing in their costumes?
What time is it?
This week in Numeracy the boys and girls were doing some work on time. We used our clocks to show o'clock, half past and quarter past. We played target time.