P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 7.10.19

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

A reminder to please bring your Learning Stories back to class after the October break.

Maths and Numeracy

We have been talking about the position of digits in a number and knowing the value of each, counting on and back from a given number, adding and subtracting in multiples of 10, 100 and 1000, rounding  2, 3 and 4- digit numbers to the nearest 10 and 100, identifying numbers that round to a given multiple of 100, and estimating answers by rounding to the nearest 10.

We have been practicing quick and accurate recall of addition facts and 2, 5 and 10 times tables.


Reading books have not gone home this week.

We have been learning to use there, their and they’re correctly with Miss Houliston.

We have been developing our reading skills using our class novel ‘Storm’ with a focus on developing vocabulary and finding details and evidence in the text. We have been developing our writing skills by using adjectives to describe setting, characters and moods.

Spelling Words

We have been learning to add the ‘ed’ suffix to a root word. Rule- double the final consonant in the root word before adding ed to keep the vowel short.

Spicy – popped, stopped, dropped, cropped, mopped, sobbed, rubbed, mapped, chopped, snapped.

Hot –  prodded, plodded, slammed, scrubbed, dragged, wrapped, scrubbed, controlled, permitted, regretted, admitted.

Tricky words – where, were.

Religious and Moral Education

We have been learning about Christian Bible Stories. We were learning about the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son this week.


This week, we have been learning about the water cycle. We worked with our learning partners to create water cycles in bags and observed what happened over the following day. We used new vocabulary such as condensation, evaporation and precipitation to describe what happened in the bag.


Home learning:

  • You will need a dice. Player 1 has the numbers 100, 300 and 400. Player 2 has 200, 400, 600. Roll the dice to form a 3- digit number and round it. The player with that multiple of 100 scores a point. The winner is the first player to reach 8.
  • look for ‘ed’ words in the books you are reading at home. Make a list of the ones that follow this rule.
  • Counting forwards and backwards in multiples of 10 and 100.

Have a lovely October break!