P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 25th February


  • We have begun our space stories for the whole school Buckstone Writing Competition, which we will finish next week.  Wish us luck!
  • In Writing, we finished our science reports about the electricity experiments we carried out.
  • We worked on using interesting openers.
  • In Reading we were summarising the section of book we had read, using words and pictures.
  • We practised our cursive  writing by writing out poetry.

Ideas for home learning:

As we have been working on our summarising skills can you write/draw a summary of the pages you were set for your reading homework last week?

Can you record what you do at the weekend as a diary entry?

Maths and Numeracy:

  • We did a 3-d shape hunt around the classroom and area.
  • We filled in a multiplication grid to show which tables we know and which ones we still need to work on.
  • In maths we used Hit the Button and Subtraction Grids to practise our quick subtraction skills.  This was to help us when we moved on to subtraction with exchange (stealing!)  Some of us found it a bit tricky!
  • We worked on our take away beat thats.

Ideas for home learning:

Play this game to help with your subtraction skills.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=subtraction grids

Watch this video to help you to understand the formal subtraction method we have been working on.  (Some of the words may be a bit different as it is an American clip, but the ideas are the same!)


Can you answer these subtractions using the formal (column sun) method?

85-8, 72-7, 93-65, 64-28, 125-18, 254-126, 2345-1237.  Try 305-218.  What makes this one even trickier?

Here is a multiplication grid- how much of it can you fill in? Can you work on the tables you are not sure of: especially the 2, 5, 10 and the 3 and 4 x tables.

multiplication grid

Other Areas:

  • In Art we made cat pictures by Paul Klee using pencils and pens.  We were working on using line.
  • In Drama, we used our acting skills to act out scenes from our class novel Matilda.  They were really funny!
  • In PE we used the large equipment to practise our gymnastics skills and we worked on sequences of movements working as a group.

Ideas for home learning:

Find out a bit more about the artist Paul Klee.  Here is a link below:


Work on your Get Active 30 day challenge as a family.

Maybe you could get some ideas from this website: