# P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 13.9.19

We have had another busy week in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning about place value this week. We have been using the symbols < > = to describe the relationships between numbers. We have also looked at expanding a 4-digit number (e.g. 4958 = 4000 + 900 + 50 + 8) and drawing a number using dienes materials.

Try this game to practice this skill: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

We have been learning to use the vocabulary of probability and chance with Miss Houliston. We have been saying whether something is certain, likely, even chance, unlikely or impossible to happen.

Literacy

We have been looking at what makes a good piece of writing. We have identified Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation (VCOP) as the 4 main attributes to focus on. This week we were able to think of lots of different kinds of punctuation that we can use in our writing. We will be working on VCOP throughout the year.

We are continuing with our class novel ‘Storm’. We have been discussing how to put ourselves in the role of a character to help us understand their feelings, thoughts and actions. We have been focusing on the main character – Annie.

Spelling Words

Spicy

running

swimming

hopping

rubbing

stopping

digging

stepping

skipping

getting

Hot

wrapping

trimming

dragging

plotting

splitting

scrapping

strumming

quitting

forgetting

planning

In spelling, we have been learning about doubling the final consonant of a root word before adding ‘ing’.  We have been testing ourselves in our morning spelling challenges to work out whether to double the final consonant or not. This can be a bit tricky!

Home Learning- write the words using your favourite pens.

Health and Wellbeing

We will be having PE twice a week – on Monday and Thursday afternoons.

On a Monday we are learning the skills for rugby and this week we have focused on our coordination and movement as a team.

On a Thursday we are developing our ‘movers and thinkers’ skills. We have been working with a partner to develop matching footwork sequences.

We are learning about the wellbeing indicators ‘SHANARRI’ with Miss Houliston (https://www.gov.scot/policies/girfec/wellbeing-indicators-shanarri/) and we have been using our ‘Appreciation Station’ in class to write down what we are grateful for.

French

We are learning to say the date in French, using our knowledge of days of the week, numbers and months of year.

IDL

We have been developing our knowledge of Scotland, developing mapping skills and developing our cooperative learning skills.

Have a good weekend!