Reflective Friday 27.11.20

We have worked really hard all week and have had lots of successes! Well done everyone for preparing and recording an excellent assembly for the school today.
Please find attached below at the bottom an underlined link to our reflections as a PDF document. Included in this are some pictures of our learning!!! Below are our reflections (without pictures) as text.

Thank you and have a lovely weekend,
P4W, Mrs Williamson and Mrs Ling

Week ending 27th November 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s blog.

We have had another very busy week of learning, developing skills across the curriculum and organising our ‘Living Things’ assembly.

We performed fantastically well and worked so hard to pre-record our group videos for the classes to watch on Friday! We will try to upload our Assembly contents on here as soon as we can.


We have been developing both our Listening and Talking skills and our cooperative skills.

We have worked with our Home Teams to plan our section of the assembly and have created all the ‘props’ that we need to share our information with the other classes in the school.

Our rehearsals have gone well and we have been learning to use our ‘presentation’ voices.

Performing confidently to an audience.

Developing our reading skills

Discussing a text.

Using the context to work out the meanings of new vocabulary. 

Writing sentences using application of a spelling rule.

Creating a new design for a book front cover.

Writing an engaging and interesting news article on current affairs.

Reading and analysing a text carefully, finding information and sharing it with others.

Spelling- Soft ‘g’ rule.                                                                                                                    Soft ‘g’ says ‘j’ when followed be e i or y

FANTASTIC   gem  gym  gel  germ  gerbil  agent  giant  

SPECTACULAR Germany  advantage  digestion  magically  gymnastics  pigeon  Egyptian  giraffe  energetically

Tricky words- any, many

Ideas for home learning: Make word pyramids in different colours. Add one letter in each row and watch your soft ‘g’ words grow.

Share your assembly learning with a helper at home – can you tell them what you talked about and anything interesting you discovered?

Look at a news article at home, can you write your own news article with a catchy title, informing sub-title and some interesting information?


Using our knowledge of ‘jigsaw numbers’ to subtract from 100.

Using the traditional, diamond and grid methods to make addition calculations.

Using one method, checking with another.

Demonstrating our understanding of symmetry within an assessment.

Revisiting our learning about Time – understanding the sequence of days of the week, months of the year, seasons and calendars.

Ideas for learning at home- Topmarks’ Hit the Button’. Challenge yourself with addition and subtraction calculations.

Think about how you can practise your days of the week or months of the year – can you identify any family members birthdays and put them on a calendar? Here is a game to try to practise your understanding of the months of the year in questions: https://www.abcya.com/games/months_of_the_year

Developing quick and accurate recall of number facts.

Health and Wellbeing

We are exploring strategies to help us become more resilient.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick-thinking skills.

Developing our hand- eye coordination and ball skills.

Learning in our outdoor environment- finding possible habitats.

Learning to share strategies and build self-esteem in others.

Sharing a special message for Mrs Henry.

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 art and design skills.

Developing our knowledge of The Water Cycle.

Creating a diagram showing the features of the cycle and explaining the process to others.

Using the appropriate scientific vocabulary.

Finding and sorting trees and leaves by their types – Deciduous and Evergreen and discovering varieties in our playground.

Understanding current news around the world by reading BBC articles about Animals in Lockdown!

Well done for a very busy and exciting week everyone – Mrs Imrie said she very much enjoyed our assembly and thought we did an excellent job of sharing our learning!!! We are very proud of you all.

Have a great weekend!