P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 11th March

Another busy week in P4G.


  • We used interesting openers to improve sentences.
  • We completed a comprehension activity about The Titanic.
  • Our spelling pattern this week was au.
  • In Writing, we talked about different styles of letter writing and wrote letters to Eoin Colfer the author of Spud Murphy.
  • In Reading, if we finish early we have started to choose reading challenges.
  • We are learning to use speech marks correctly.

Ideas for Home Learning:

  • Here are the spelling words; you could play a game of hangman using these words.

week 17 au words

  • Write a letter to an author of your choice- why not try to find where to send it and see if you get a response?
  • Look for speech marks in a book at home.  Have they followed our star steps? (A new line for each new speaker; punctuation inside the final speech mark).


Maths and Numeracy:

  • We are starting to learn about fractions and have been revising halves.
  • We have been practising our times tables.  Please focus on revising 2, 5 and 10 and learning the 3 and 4 times tables.  We challenged ourselves to complete as much of a times tables grid as possible in 5 minutes.
  • We sorted 3-d shapes into a Venn Diagram.

Ideas for Home Learning:

Practise your halves and times tables.  You could use Hit the Button to help you get faster.  Remember to practise your tables both in and out of order!


Have a go at sorting shapes based on their properties into this Venn Diagram.



Other Areas:

  • Some students from Heriot Watt University came to talk to us about Science and we did an experiment using oil, water, food dye and some fruit to learn about density.
  • We went swimming!
  • We celebrated Comic Relief- do you want hear our joke? 

What do you call a nose with no body?”

“Nobody knows (nose)!”

  • We have created Health Passports for Getting Active.
  • We had parents’ evening.
  • In PE we started badminton skills.
  • We have been introduced to our charity, supporting Edinburgh Food Project.

Ideas for Home Learning:

  • Continue to work on your goals for Getting Actives so that you can add stamps to your passport.
  • Think about your own learning story targets and work on these.
  • Talk to someone at home about the work of Edinburgh Food Project.