Room 8 Kirklandneuk

Monday, 27 September 2010

September Weekend

This week the Magic Monkeys won the Group of the week.

We had a very busy week leading up to the September weekend holiday and two pupils volunteered to write this week's blog:

We have been designing and making carrier bags for our own shops and we had to choose a shape for them first.  Then we wrote instructions on how to make them.

We have also been learning about Muslims and made a mindmap of Islam.  Muslims pray five times a day.  Their prayer mats are called mussala.  Muslims don't eat at daytime during Ramadan.

We have been learning about our local area and about money in problem solving.  We have also been doing our 3 times tables on tutpup.  Remember to sign in to get credit for your wins!

by Beth and Alix

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Monday, 20 September 2010

The Blue Dolphins were the Group of the week this week and will get to wear their badges for the next week.  They managed to work well together, encouraging each other with their work and keeping their group area very neat and tidy!  Well done Blue Dolphins!

This week we looked at one of the Muslim festivals - Eid-ul-Fitr.  We also had a virtual tour of a mosque at http://www.thebcom.org/mosquetour/index.htm

Friday, 17 September 2010

Two Stars and a Wish

During their study of the local area this week Primary 3B worked very hard on writing what they know about Renfrew.  In order to encourage the children to reflect on their own and each other’s learning we used the peer assessment strategy of 2 Stars and a Wish where we looked at the success criteria of the writing and evaluated each other's work.

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Personal Learning Plans

We have been looking at our Personal Learning Plans this week and some of us are learning the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and some are concentrating on being lightning fast at number bonds up to 20.

We have been using Tutpup to practise but there are lots of other websites such as Primary topics and this Flashcard quiz.

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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Our Local Area

This term we are looking at our local area and last week we made a mindmap of things we would like to find out more about in the Renfrew area.Today we looked at Google Earth and spun down through Europe, the UK and Scotland till we reached Renfrew and our school grounds.  Some of us managed to find our way home from school on the map. We even saw some houses on street view!

Look at Kirklandneuk on Google Maps here

We have been making graphs with the help of an online program at http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/pictogram/pictogram.htm and discovered that no-one in our class has a birthday in September or November!

New session

Primary 3b have made a great start to the new session, looking very smart in their school uniforms and working very hard in class to make up some class rules for our ‘Can Do’ classroom.

Take a look at our pencil portraits of each other and see if you can recognise anyone!

We practised standing in a quality line and it is so straight that you can hardly see anyone!