Primary 4 had a fabulous visit to the National Museum of Scotland on Monday to learn all about the Vikings. The class displayed super behaviour and learned lots of interesting things about the Vikings. One of the highlights of the day was getting to handle Viking artefacts. Here are some photos of our day. Can you guess what all the artefacts are?
Games to support maths
Here are some games we like to use in school to support learning in maths. We hope your child can have fun playing them at home too J
General number bond games for differing abilities:
This game provides quick fire questions on number bonds and covers doubling, halving, multiplication and division too. It is a timed activity so the children often enjoy trying to beat the clock! (Tablet friendly)
*The following games are not tablet friendly so a laptop or computer would be required*
This game allows you to work on number bonds to 5, 10 or 100.
A super interactive game which allows you to work on your number bonds to 10, 20 or 100 (just click the pairs activity for your desired level!). If looking for doubling, halving, multiplication or division activities, this fits the bill too.
Can you make the sums balance? Choose from addition bonds within 10 or addition bonds within 20.
A fun game where children can repair the slide by choosing 2 pieces which total 20. This game progresses on to dealing with number bonds to 100.
Games which will specifically help develop number bonds to 10:
Save the whale by finding the pipe showing the correct number bond.
Find a pair of aliens which would total 10 then watch the flying saucer soar away!
Games which will specifically help develop number bonds to 20:
Complete the sum which totals 20 each time then watch the Egyptian mummy have a boogie!
http://www.ictgames.com/funkymum.html is another version of the above game and gives simple 1 digit add 1 digit sums where the answer totals no more than 20.
The next meeting of the parent council will be at the school on Tuesday the 21st February from 6 – 8.00pm. The first half hour will involve the traffic sub-committee, which is currently working on improving safety and resolving traffic issues around the school. If you would like any matters discussed at the parent council, you can contact any member of the council if they are known to you or you can e-mail the parent council at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively all parents are welcome to attend the parent council so please feel free to come along in person!
This is a preview of our learning for this term. The children are already excited about Vikings and learning their tables and measuring in Maths.
Look out for pesonal targets coming home soon.termly-plan-for-parents-term-3-17
Looking forward to our swimming sessions starting after the February week. As we have to be in the pool at 9:10 it is essential that children leave the school at 8:45 sharp on Tuesdays, starting 21st February.
This is a reminder of what to bring. The swimming instructors guidance is that no jewellery should be worn including earrings. Girls must have long hair tied back and wear a one piece costume. Boys should wear swimwear which is not baggy(no Bermuda shorts) or below the knees. Don’t forget your towel!!
Our swimming block starts on Tuesday the 21st February. Thanks for all the green forms that have been handed in already. The swimming instructors guidance is that girls should wear a one piece swimsuit, no bikinis and boys should wear trunks but no Bermuda shorts please. No jewellery should be worn, including earrings. Long hair should be tied back and swimming hats are welcome but not essential.
Don’t forget your towel!