# Reflective Friday 18.12.20 and Merry Christmas from P4W

P4W Wonderful Woodland

Week ending 18 December 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s blog.

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

Literacy

Identifying key events in a story.

To use these key events to create a comic strip.

Developing our vocabulary.

Writing a thank you letter.

Skimming and scanning a text for key information.

Using interesting vocabulary to describe our senses in ‘Winter’.

To use our description to write an engaging poem about Winter.

Developing our cursive handwriting when spelling Christmas words.

Reflecting and responding to different types of text.

Spelling– We have been learning how to spell key Christmas vocabulary. We have also been learning to identify key words from a Christmas story.

Super – Star Tree Gold Winter Snowflake Snowman

Fantastic – Icicle Bauble Christ Jesus Mary Joseph

Spectacular – Frankincense Myrrh Jerusalem Bethlehem Nazareth Christingle

Ideas for learning at home:

1. Can you read, listen to and/or watch a Christmas related story and identify the key events? You could create a comic strip with pictures, key phrases, speech bubbles and information to summarise the story.
2. Choose someone who you could write a thank you letter to over the holidays.
3. Tell your helper a fact or interesting piece of information that you learnt about ‘Advent’, for example when does it start and end?
4. Practise spelling some of your common words, spelling rule words or Christmas words using some of the activities previously posted. Can you create a new spelling activity card to share with the class after the holidays?

Maths

Using these skills to solve triangle numbers and number pyramids.

Creating our own challenging number pyramids for others to solve.

Using problem solving skills to work out how to find clues and solve a mystery.

Revisit our understanding of number sequences, place value, numbers greater than or less than using < and > symbols, addition and subtraction.

Understand what ‘Advent’ means in the calendar year.

Create interesting Christmas images using our knowledge of symmetry.

Ideas for learning at home

1. Create number pyramids for your family to solve. You can begin with three numbers at the bottom or four. Remember which numbers you need to share.
2. Try a Christmas Maths mystery challenge – can you set the clues and work with someone at home to solve a problem?
3. Think about how you can practise your Time or Symmetry at home. Can you keep a diary with some timings of your holiday – maybe you can take notes on a calendar to share with the class? With symmetry, see if you can find examples of decorations at home that show symmetry. Can you take a photo to share with the class?
4. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching/xmas

Health and Wellbeing

We are exploring strategies to help us become more resilient.

Developing our cooperative skills and fitness.

Creating a team fitness routine.

Learning in our outdoor environment.

Sharing kindness ideas through Circle Time activities.

Reflecting on the choices we make by taking time to talk with others.

Building strategies to know what to do when we are faced with a challenging situation.

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.

Being respectful of others.

Being a supportive, kind and thoughtful member of our P4W team both in the classroom and in the playground.

I.D.L.

Developing our knowledge of a Christian Festival-The Christmas Story.

Organising our Christmas Party.

Creating table decorations.

Creating party props.

Using the visual elements of colour, line, blending and shading to create engaging Winter Wonderland artwork. – if you would like to try one at home here is a link to the youtube tutorial (and you can find lots of similar ones from this too!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkOW0KZ3ugw