P4W Wonderful Woodland 16 October 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s blog.

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.

Sharing and discussing a selection of non-fiction texts.

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

Developing our writing skills by editing our drafts and publishing our ‘Ottoline and the Case of the Missing Text’.

Developing our joined-up cursive handwriting.

Presenting a weather forecast to the class.

Spelling– words with ‘ar’  and ‘or’

FANTASTIC– yard  shark  artist  alarm  carve  sharp                                                                           cork  forty  orbit  horse  form

SPECTACULAR– alarmed  alarming  large  enlarged                                                                               corkscrew  fortieth  inform  informing  information  uniform

Tricky words– only  little

Ideas for home learning:  Create an ‘a, ‘or’ wordsearch for your family. 


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

Rounding 3- digit numbers to the nearest 100.

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

Developing our knowledge of data handling.

Developing our use of compass points.

Using coordinates to find objects.

Locating towns in Scotland using coordinates as grid references.

Ideas for learning at home- Draw an 8 by 8 box grid. Label it A-H along the bottom, 1-8 up the way. Draw characters, pictures or coloured shapes in some of them. Invent a game using your grid.

Mental Agility

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

Developing the skill to give change from £5 and £10.

Doubling 2- digit numbers.

Ideas for home learning- Set up a shop. Write out some price tickets less than £1. For example – 56p, 34p. Put the prices on your soft toys or books. Ask a member of your family to come and buy an item. What change would you give them if they paid with £1  £5  £10. Extra Challenge- they buy 2 items.

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.


Developing our music skills.

Developing our observational drawing skills.

Developing our knowledge of Scotland.

Developing our knowledge of weather maps and symbols.

Developing our knowledge of weather, using the correct vocabulary.

Creating our own Autumn weather maps of Scotland. According to our P4W forecasters some lovely weather is expected over Scotland. Let’s hope we can experience some of that next week!

Enjoy a relaxing holiday, everyone!

After the holiday, we look forward to welcoming Mrs Ling to our P4 Wonderful Woodland Team!