P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 25.11.19

We are looking forward to our second outdoor learning session with the RSPB on Tuesday. Children should come to school wearing warm/waterproof clothing, appropriate footwear and  gloves. Thank you.

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our addition skills using a range of addition strategies (grid, column, jump and diamond methods). Please see the previous post for an explanation of our addition strategies.

We have been practising our number bonds to 100 and calculating change from £1 and £5. We have learning about different strategies to quickly and accurately find subtractions

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 exploring the character of ‘Spud Murphy’ and using what we know about her from the text to write our own character description.

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

We have been exploring homonyms with Miss Houliston and really enjoyed discussing lots of different examples.

Spelling– Soft ‘c’ rule

‘c’ says s when followed by e, i or y.

Spicy – cell  face  cinema  circle  city  celery  cereal  slice  cycle  circus

Hot –  celebrate  ceiling  cement  cent  centipede  cylinder  circulate certain  circuit centre


We have been exploring the story of St Andrew. We used a ‘though tunnel’ in drama to explore the thoughts and decisions making of St Andrew with Miss Houliston.


In our ‘living things’ topic we have been exploring life processes using the acronym MRS GREN (movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion, nutrition). We chose a living thing and thought about it’s living processes.

In art, we have been using our ‘living things’ topic to explore Autumn leaves.  Using the colour, tone and line of examples, we painted beautiful paintings which have been added to our class gallery.


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  soft ‘c’ words in your reading books.
  • Discussing jigsaw numbers e.g. change from £1 or £5 for a 37p sweet.
  • Recalling subtraction facts quickly and accurately.

Have a lovely weekend!