Reflective Friday 26.3.21

P4W Wonderful Woodland

Week ending 26th March 2021

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s blog! 😊

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


We have been:

  • Developing our knowledge of spelling skills, learning how words with two syllables can be split.
  • Spelling our weekly words within sentences or stories.
  • Using our sounds, reading and spelling skills to solve Boggle spelling challenges.
  • Identifying what we like and dislike in poems. What surprises us, how phrases make us feel.
  • Creating shape poems with our partners. Creating interesting phrases, developing our use of alliteration.
  • Developing our reading skills and knowledge of living things by reading non- fiction texts.
  • Using a non – fiction text to find information, focussing on the glossary and index.
  • Developing our listening skills and being a great team member.
  • Working with a learning partner or independently to effectively plan and write our own Adventure stories.
  • Up-levelling our writing using Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation (VCOP) strategies (word jail said)
  • Sharing our Nocturnal Animals and Classification of Living Things learning from Learning Together at Home.
  • Peer and Self-Assessing our learning in writing and setting next steps, using star steps and checklists.
  • Presenting our learning to a class, demonstrating good skills in presentation and being a quality audience.
  • Reading information in a text and using our understanding to answer a range of different questions.

Next week we will be learning to spell Easter words. Can you think of any that we might learn?

Ideas for home learning: Can you create a shape word (calligram) or shape poem of your own to share? Can you find interesting information about a Living Thing? Would you be able to write your own Adventure story at home? Perhaps you could think of ideas for the story you started this week as we will continue to work on these next week.

Maths and Numeracy

We have been:

  • Developing fast and accurate recall of times table facts.
  • Using the ‘jumping digits ‘rule to multiply numbers by 10 and 100.
  • Making links between times tables.
  • Multiplying two-digit numbers by 3 using the traditional method.
  • Using our skills to make real-life calculations.
  • Solving number challenges, developing our pace and accuracy through Beat That and morning number tasks
  • Using our knowledge of angles to identify and name different types.
  • Learning how to use directional and positional language to give directions and follow routes.
  • Learning about how to read maps and grids, using names and objects to help.
  • Finding out about the points on a Compass and why we might use a Compass.
  • Sharing learning from home – examples of Compass’ and Mini-bots.
  • Creating journeys and routes with a Learning Partner or team and testing each other to take them.
  • Looking for angles in the outdoor environment and creating our own angles using shapes and puzzle challenges.

Ideas for learning at home- Create a journey for a friend or family member this week by writing down the instructions rather than just saying them. Can you use the language we have bene learning in class? For example – full, half, quarter turns, right, left, anti-clockwise, clockwise, 90 degrees, 180 degrees, 360 degrees and the Compass Points for an extra challenge!

Can you find out more about a Compass and how it works?

Across the Curriculum

We have been:

  • Developing art and design skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of the seven characteristics of living things, focussing on movement.
  • Continuing to draw/develop ‘moving ‘figures.
  • 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.
  • Celebrating success through our Race for Life Assembly and medal sharing.
  • Sharing strengths of ourselves and of others through Circle Time and discussion activities.
  • Talking about how we are feeling, how we are finding our learning, time with friends outdoors and creating our positive classroom community again.
  • Developing our fitness and PE skills in skipping, hopping, jumping and running through our position, direction and movement challenges.
  • Reflecting on our choices, feelings and emotions through a Health and Wellbeing survey.
  • Sharing achievements and interests with classmates.
  • Revisiting how to classify Living Things and share our Learning Together at Home about Nocturnal Animals.
  • Using word processing through ICT.

Have a great weekend everyone! 😊 Thank you for the STEM materials that have been brought in so far – please note that Monday would be the last day we can take items from home in to allow for 72 hours of quarantine before we use them in P4W on Thursday for an Easter STEM task. Thanks!