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P4H’s Learning 30.4.21

It has been another busy week in P4H, full of learning.

Apologies for the delay in last week’s Blog. For some reason it didn’t actually post despite the class completing it on Friday!

Hopefully you have caught up now!

Thank you to everyone who entered BGT. The standard of talent was very high and all the acts were fantastic. We were impressed the imaginative ideas and finding venues! It was a very hard decision for all of us to vote for the 2 winners to represent us in the Final which will be judged by the Senior Leaders next week!

Today’s blog is compiled by P4H

Literacy

Next week we will revise tricky words as well as the common words. The lists can be found on our Teams.

Reading We started our group readers and discussed what we thought they were about from the information in the blurb and the front cover. We have predicted what they will be like to read.

Home Learning Ideas. Retell what you have read so far to someone at home..

We began our new Novel Study together called Otteline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell

It sounds like it might be a mystery story and with detective work. The first chapter was interesting and we got an idea about the main characters who are Otteline and Mr Monroe and Robert. It is a clever mixture of writing and drawings. The illustrator is also the author and he only uses one colour, which is red.

We have been looking at homophones and connectives to help our story writing. Connectives are sometimes called conjunctions They join sentences together and help make our writing flow. Some are ….for, so , because , and , or, when

Homophones are words which sound the same but are spelt differently and have a different meaning

eg hear, here, night , knight , bare , bear, there, their, they’re, two, too, to, buy, bye, by

Home Learning Ideas Think of other homophones and explain their different meaning.

We made up descriptions of Spring using similes.

We did a comprehension about the Titanic . We had to be reading detectives and look for the clues in the facts and figures of the text.

Numeracy

We continued with the 3 times table and progressed onto 6 and 9 times table .We are all at different stages but we are practicing recall. We used time table grids and lists to help us.

At home, keep practising all the tables out of sequence. If you know them, then try to speed up your recall. here’s a good site to use.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

We were able to multiply using our tables , using the traditional method with carrying .

We continued working on grids and coordinates . We learned that to read coordinates it is important to read the x axis first ( which is the bottom or horizontal line) and then the y axis (which is the vertical line) We write them like this ( B,3) Here are some examples of our work plotting colours on a grid, by following the coordinates.

Home learning Ideas. Draw a grid and labels the axis . Remember to use letters on one and numbers on the other. Can you plot colours like we did in the class.

Titanic

We decided to chose the Titanic as our IDL subject

We discussed what we already knew about it . Then we made a list of questions asking what we want to know and find out in our research.

We started to explore facts and figures about the Titanic and have begun to get an idea of how the ship sank. We are all very exited to find out more.

PE

We divided into groups and practised skills using different equipment at each station We rotated our groups

Outdoor Learning

We explored the signs of Spring in the playground looking for birds, leaves, buds, footprints, signs of growth We had to look hard, up and down.

Today we had a session with Loose Parts developing many skills like pushing, constructing, teamwork, imagination, looking and listening, sharing ideas, compromising, pulling, balance, strength and coordination.

Photos to come next week !

Have a lovely holiday weekend.

School returns for pupils on Wednesday.

by P4H

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