Jun 20 2012
A glimpse into our morning in P3/4
This morning began when we went outdoors to refine our fielding and striking skills. Yesterday we felt that we needed practise at striking a ball towards a target – some of us were using too much power, others were sending our balls in the wrong direction. We also felt that our under arm throws and catching needed work too.
We then split into teams to complete a maths challenge. We had to use the positional language we’ve been focusing on in maths to write quality clues for a mini-treasure hunt, to be completed by another team. We could use the whole outdoor space and soon realised this wasn’t as easy as it had first sounded! After lots of teamwork, sharing ideas, working through problems and trying things out we were ready. We learned so much from the challenge and next week we have decided we’d like to try it out again down in the village park. Miss Hutchison has challenged us to create a treasure hunt at home if the weather’s bad this weekend.
After playtime we watched Newsround, giving us a chance to discuss current events here and abroad. This is helping us to explore the difference between fact, fiction and opinion – something we’re getting really good at.
In literacy we read and discussed the next installment of our class novel ‘Fintan Fedora the World’s Worst Explorer’. We then worked in our drama teams to act out what we’d just heard. Each group showed a good understanding of the characters and storyline but one group in particular managed to show 2 storylines happening at once, unknown to each other, just as we’ve found in the story – a great success.
That’s a wee glimpse of what’s going on when we say “not much” at the end of a day. Looking forward to a few more days like this before the summer, Primary 3/4 rocks!