P4W Wonderful Woodland 9 October 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s blog.

It was good to have the opportunity to speak to you this week.

We have had another very busy week, developing skills across the curriculum.


We are becoming Reading Detectives as we continue to read our class novel ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’.

Developing our vocabulary and using these interesting words in our own writing.

Exploring the qualities of a good mystery.

Looking for clues in a text – deciding what is important and what might be misleading.

Giving our opinion on a text and discussing a variety of texts (including our home texts) with a partner and in a team.

Reading for pleasure- lots of us have been enjoying the Jill Tomlinson series of books.

We are finding information about the characters and asking questions- taking notes in ‘Reading Detective’ notebook.

Developing our writing skills, using adjectives to describe how the main characters are feeling.

Developing our knowledge of sentence structure.

Developing our joined-up cursive handwriting.

Developing our knowledge of speech marks.

Developing our comprehension skills- we are experts on the signs of Autumn!

Answering questions in sentences.

Spelling– A short vowel o sound immediately before l is made by using a- not o.

Silent l before k- the same rule applies.

FANTASTIC– talk  talked talking walk walked walking chalk salt halt halted

SECTACULAR-talkative  alteration  alternative  alter  scalded  false  stalking  Maltesers  walkie- talkie

Tricky words– were where

Ideas for home learning:  Draw a beautiful, tall tree with Autumn leaves. Write a spelling word on each leaf and again on the leaves that have fallen on the ground.  


Rounding 2 and 3-digit numbers to the nearest 10.

Identifying numbers that would round up or down to a multiple of 10.

Using our rounding skills to estimate the answers to calculations.

Ideas for learning at home- Digit rounding -use the digits from a phone number and to write as many 3-digit numbers as you can. They round each of these numbers to the nearest 10 and record them like this: 486 → 490

Mental Agility

Jigsaw numbers to 100 and using the skill to give change from £1.

Using our addition facts for trickier calculations.

Ideas for home learning- Say the 2, 5 and 10 times tables out loud, whisper them, say them with a voice like The Yellow Cat.

Health and Wellbeing

We are exploring strategies to help us become more resilient.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick thinking skills.

Developing our coordination, rhythm and sequencing skills.

Learning in our outdoor environment.

Social Skill

We are learning how to listen carefully- what this looks like and sounds like.

Working cooperatively- making a positive contribution to the team.


Creating our team, large scale maps of Scotland.

Developing our knowledge of Scotland.

Developing our knowledge of weather maps and symbols.

Have a lovely weekend!