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St Joseph's Primary School, Crossgar

P4 Miss Colhoun

Welcome to Primary 4

A little bit about our lovely class:

We have 25 children in Primary 4 this year.  (10 girls and 15 boys).

Our teacher is Miss Canavan, however, she will be busy spending lots of quality time at home with her little boy. Miss Colhoun will be teaching Primary 4 until her return.

Our assistants are Mrs Brennan and Miss Brennan.

This year we will be concentrating on our independent learning skills and building in our academic confidence.

There will be lots of new information this year and so much hard work undertaken as we steer toward KS2. We know wwe must work hard in Primary 4, but we also know it is important to have fun along the way!

There will continue to be a whole school focus on Health and Wellbeing this year and we will be studying topics such as settling in, resilience, mindfulness, friendship, managing our feelings, kindness, conflict resolution and transitioning.  

 

Below are some key days to remember when packing your school bag and getting prepared for school:

Monday: Return Friday test book (2 house points if it's signed by a parent / guardian)

PE Gear today!

Tuesday: We learn Irish today!

Wednesday: PE gear today!

Thursday:

Friday: Spelling test, number check up and mixed mental maths quiz (make sure you've done lots of practise through the week)

Children should wear FULL school uniform. This includes yellow polo shirt, blue jumper with school crest, plain BLACK shoes or plain BLACK trainers and grey smart trousers, skirt or pinafore.
Jogging bottoms and leggings are not permitted on these days.

On PE days, children may wear PLAIN black or grey leggings or jogging bottoms. No detailing should be visible. Patterned leggings are NOT appropriate school uniform.

Homework for the following week will usually be sent home on a Friday, if this is possible for us. It can be completed whenever is most appropriate for your family but must be brought back into school by Friday morning in time for preparation for the next week’s homework. Homework is currently marked verbally in discussion with the children. 

The children may begin to practise peer marking with homework which will be overseen by the teacher.

Monday - Friday : Children need a HEALTHY snack each day (Bread based snack, fruit, veg or a yoghurt) and hot dinners must be booked before midnight the previous day using the school money system.

Don’t forget your water bottle. Water / sugarfree still flavoured water only in waterbottles during class time and fruit juice (not fizzy) can be brought with you for lunch time.

We adhere to a healthy schools policy in Saint Joseph's. Please be mindful of this when packing lunch boxes.

https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes/

See NHS healthier families website for ideas.

 

 

Here is an outline of what we will be covering this year across the curriculum:

**This is subject to change slightly based on teacher assessment**

Numeracy:

(The order of these is subject to change)

Sept/Oct

Nov/Dec

Jan/Feb

March/April

April/May

May/June

Number 

-Place Value

-Addition and Subtraction

Number

-Addition and Subtraction        

-Multiplication and Division

Number 

-Multiplication and Division

 

Number 

-Fractions

 

 

Number

-Fractions

 

 

Number 

-Consolidation

 

 

Mental Maths

Mental maths

Mental maths

Mental maths

Mental maths

Mental maths

Times tables

-(up to 10x10)

Times tables

-(up to 10x10)

Times tables

-(up to 10x10)

Times tables

-(up to 10x10)

Times tables

-(up to 10x10)

Times tables

-(up to 10x10)

Problem solving 

Problem solving 

Problem solving 

Problem solving 

Problem solving 

Problem solving 

Shape and Space

Measure

-Time

Measure

-Length and Perimeter

Measure

-Mass and Capacity

 

Measure

-Money 

-Time

-Handling Data 

-Shape and Space 

Literacy:

Writing:

We will cover a variety of writing styles as shown below:

Sept/Oct

Nov/Dec

Jan/Feb

March/April

April/May

May/June

Recount

Procedure

Narrative Report Persuasive Explanation

These will tie in with our World Around Us and / or Health and Wellbeing topics for the year.

World Around us:

Our topics for the year are shown below:

Sept-Oct

Nov/Dec

Jan/Feb

March/April

April/May

May/June

Journeys

Journeys / Christmas

Animals

Animals / Easter

Castles

Castles / Summer safety

We learn about our topic across all aspects of the curriculum including Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and The Arts.

Miss Colhoun

lcolhoun358@c2kni.net

 

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