Class teachers: Mrs Dalrymple and Miss Whyte

Classroom Assistants: Mrs Reid

Welcome to P4/5

We have had a very busy start to the year exploring our new topic 'Life in the Recent Past'. We have been investigating life in the 1960's which has involved us researching famous people of the time as well as writing about important events. In literacy we have been writing about 'Concorde' and reading our class novel the BFG. In numeracy we have been focusing on money and data handling.

We have been discovering the different types of POPART and how important it was to the lives of people in the 60's,70's and 1980's. We have also discovered how it is still important today!

Watch out for our own POPART masterpieces which we will publish here soon.

 

Harvest

We had so much fun practising our Harvest song and the actions that went with it. Harvest is a very important time of year for us, we love researching Autumn and all the crops that come into harvest at this time of year. We have been reminding ourselves to think about the vegetables and fruit we eat, thinking about the people who grow and harvest them all over the world.

Here we are singing our Harvest song.

 

 

Stormont

Life in the Recent past is a fantastic topic, we are thoroughly enjoying all the different sections it is opening up to us. One of the issues we as a class have been looking at is human rights, through studying Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King. We have been exploring our own rights, the rights of the child and what this means to us.

Stormont was a fabulous place finish this section of our topic, in our visit we looked at the structure of the Northern Ireland Assembly and who the people are that are in charge of making important decisions in our world.

 

P4/5 have had a very busy first term exploring length in numeracy, writing reports on Concorde and also having a go at computer programming using Scratch.

 

Numeracy

Our topic in numeracy is multiplication at the moment, the children have been looking at all the different ways multiplication can be used within problems, below is a picture of how the boys were using their multiplication facts to create their own Carroll diagrams. The children in p4/5 love creating problems for each other, challenging their own knowledge and the knowledge of their peers.

 

 

Prime Cut Productions

We have been lucky enough to take part this term in some Prime Cut Productions drama, story telling and art sessions. Visitors came into school and visited our class.... transforming our classroom and hall into a land of mystery, intrigue and fantasy. We centred our stories and creatures around our local Lough Neagh. Below are a few pictures taken hoping to capture some of the enjoyment we had.

 

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Can you spot some local places? This is P4/5's mathsopoly board, where they have the opportunity to travel around the board, visiting some of Randalstown's local attractions, completing different challenges and winning prizes along the way. The children are using the board in the free time, when they have completed their independent work.  

Can you spot some local places? This is P4/5's mathsopoly board, where they have the opportunity to travel around the board, visiting some of Randalstown's local attractions, completing different challenges and winning prizes along the way. The children are using the board in the free time, when they have completed their independent work.  

P4/5 have been enjoying all the food that the people in the 1960's and 70's enjoyed. The classes favourite believe it or not was SPAM. I'm sure a lot of houses in Randalstown will be enjoying some of these delights as the children were in a rush to get home and educate their parents about SMASH, SPAM and Angel Delight.

P4/5 have been enjoying all the food that the people in the 1960's and 70's enjoyed. The classes favourite believe it or not was SPAM. I'm sure a lot of houses in Randalstown will be enjoying some of these delights as the children were in a rush to get home and educate their parents about SMASH, SPAM and Angel Delight.

We love pancake day in Maine every class got the chance to make and more importantly eat their own pancakes. Here is a picture of our class enjoying our very own pancakes yum yum!!

We love pancake day in Maine every class got the chance to make and more importantly eat their own pancakes. Here is a picture of our class enjoying our very own pancakes yum yum!!

For the past few months P4/5 have been researching different faiths across the, to finish this topic they were given a homework project to complete on their own chosen faith. The children were allowed to pick any faith the wished to research, here is a few of their projects. They were fantastic!!! Well done class.    

For the past few months P4/5 have been researching different faiths across the, to finish this topic they were given a homework project to complete on their own chosen faith. The children were allowed to pick any faith the wished to research, here is a few of their projects.

They were fantastic!!! Well done class.

 

 

Here we are taking in all the different colours, textures and lines of our daffodils. We used these real flowers to get a better feel for our own real life art project. Did you know that all daffodils have five petals???

Here we are taking in all the different colours, textures and lines of our daffodils. We used these real flowers to get a better feel for our own real life art project. Did you know that all daffodils have five petals???

We had so much fun creating our own unique shades of blue, yellow, orange and green. We used a variety of colours to make our art work as real to life as possible.... have a look!  

We had so much fun creating our own unique shades of blue, yellow, orange and green. We used a variety of colours to make our art work as real to life as possible.... have a look!

 

I wandered lonely as a cloud..... Our very own  'Field of Golden Daffodils.' By P4/5  

I wandered lonely as a cloud.....

Our very own  'Field of Golden Daffodils.'

By P4/5

 

During mental maths this week we have been focusing on time problems, here we used a program through c2k to practise changing analogue to digital times. This program can be accessed by the children at home through their c2k account.  

During mental maths this week we have been focusing on time problems, here we used a program through c2k to practise changing analogue to digital times. This program can be accessed by the children at home through their c2k account.

 

Today was a fun day in p4/5 we got to dissect a lily to find the different parts of a flower, we used a knife and magnifying glass to identify all the parts. We then went outside to re-enact the pollination process..... all busy bees here in p4/5 collecting pollen and transporting it from plant to plant.

Today was a fun day in p4/5 we got to dissect a lily to find the different parts of a flower, we used a knife and magnifying glass to identify all the parts.

We then went outside to re-enact the pollination process..... all busy bees here in p4/5 collecting pollen and transporting it from plant to plant.

Today in class we practised our multiplication facts through different games, here we used dice to give us numbers and then we created our own multiplication problems using these numbers. We love working in pairs in p4/5.... challenging and helping each other.

Today in class we practised our multiplication facts through different games, here we used dice to give us numbers and then we created our own multiplication problems using these numbers. We love working in pairs in p4/5.... challenging and helping each other.

What a day we have had today. We were invited to join in the celebrations of Civic week by visiting the library's special exhibition. We had so much fun learning all about Randalstown's involvement in WW2, we even made our very own fighter jets. Michael in the library was great, he helped us make our planes and then let us trial them in the library. The sun shone and shone and we decided to take our picnic outside at the rugby pitches. What fun we have had!!!

What a day we have had today. We were invited to join in the celebrations of Civic week by visiting the library's special exhibition. We had so much fun learning all about Randalstown's involvement in WW2, we even made our very own fighter jets. Michael in the library was great, he helped us make our planes and then let us trial them in the library.

The sun shone and shone and we decided to take our picnic outside at the rugby pitches. What fun we have had!!!

To finish of the year p4/5 made their own ice-cream. It took a lot of manual labour.... But boy was it worth it. All that shaking paid off and the end product was def a hit. What a great year we have had! Lots of good memories. Thank you p4/5, we have enjoyed every minute of our year with you. Good luck next year. Mrs Dalrymple, Miss Whyte and Mrs Reid

To finish of the year p4/5 made their own ice-cream.
It took a lot of manual labour.... But boy was it worth it. All that shaking paid off and the end product was def a hit.

What a great year we have had! Lots of good memories.

Thank you p4/5, we have enjoyed every minute of our year with you.
Good luck next year.

Mrs Dalrymple, Miss Whyte and Mrs Reid