P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 18.11.19

*P4 Hamper for the Christmas Fair*

Next week P4 will be collecting items for a hamper for the Christmas Fair. The P4 theme is the outdoors and picnics. If you would like to contribute items to the hamper please bring them in next week. Many thanks!

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning about the column strategy for addition, and the jump strategy along a number line. Please see the previous post for an explanation of our addition strategies.

We have been practicing our number bonds to 100 and doubling numbers. We have explaining our strategies for these skills.

We have been recalling addition facts quickly and accurately.

We have been continuing our learning about symmetry, with Miss Houliston.


We are continuing with our class novel – The Legend of Spud Murphy. We have been finding details and evidence in the text to help us to understand and explore character traits. We have been predicting what will happen next.

We have ben practising answering our reading comprehension question in full sentences, by using part of the question in our answer. We have been developing our remembering skills this week.

Spelling– Words with  ‘igh’

We have been exploring  words that can be made using these root words.

flight  sight  might  tight  slight  tonight  light right  fright  sigh high

height delighted brightest  frighten  tighten  sunlight  lightening

knight  highlight


We have been retelling the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ from the Bible into a modern setting. We have been using our remembering and creating skills to modernise the story in our own way.


We have started learning about our new topic – ‘living things’. We used our thinking and sorting skills to classify pictures into the categories ‘living’, ‘non-living’ and ‘never lived’. We discussed the elements that all living things need.

Home learning:

  • Assigned reading books.
  • Adding two items together using the column method and discussing carrying a number. Check your answer using the grid  or diamond method.
  • Find any ‘igh’ words in your reading books.
  • Discussing jigsaw numbers e.g. change from £1 for a 37p sweet.
  • Doubling numbers.

Have a lovely weekend!