Primary 4/5

Hello and welcome to Primary 4/5.

Literacy

We follow Ginn Reading. A range of activities are used to develop reading in class and at home.

Spelling words are issued on a weekly basis, with children completing activities in class and at home. Children have spelling jotters where they complete this work. All details of the activities are glued into the front of the spelling jotters.

Writing is completed on a weekly basis. Each child plans their piece of work before re-drafting. Writing ties in with topic work for each term as well as any other occasion i.e. Book Week, Halloween and Christmas. Both Miss Reynolds and Mrs Gordon write with the class to provide support to all children.

Numeracy and Maths

Mental Maths is implemented using a variety of written and oral tasks and activities such as number fans, maths games and use of ICT.

Active Maths is a main component of the child's learning experience in Maths. This is implemented using ICT, pair games and group work.

Problem Solving is integrated within the maths programme of work. We also have set problem solving activities where the children work in pairs, individually or groups to find the solution.

Please continue to support your child by revising tables often.

Social Studies/Technologies

From August to October, the topic is ‘The Rights of the Child in Scotland and Ghana.

From January to March, we will be transforming our classroom into somewhere very exciting for our ‘Joyning the Learning’ Topic but sssh it's a secret!

 

Other

Our P.E. days are Wednesday and Friday - we get two hours of P.E. a week. P.E. kits should all be labelled clearly.

Homework is issued Monday - Thursday and covers a variety of areas. All H/W should be written in diaries by the child and signed each night by the parent/carer.

Diary can be used as a means of communication between parent/carers and the teachers.

Music is taught on alternate Wednesdays by Mrs Jones for Primary 5. Every Thursday Primary 4 will receive Percussion lessons from Ms McKay.

Drama is taught weekly by class teacher and can incorporate themes from current topic.

Art is taught weekly by class teacher and also incorporates themes and ideas from the current topic as well as occasions such as Halloween and Christmas.

This year Primary 4 will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in November and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in May.

Primary 4/5 is a busy, busy but fun filled year and we hope that your children enjoy it.

Mrs Gordon and Miss Reynolds