Reflective Friday 7.5.21

Reflective Friday WB 3.5.21

Well done Primary 4WL for a busy and successful short week of learning – in school and at home! 😊 Thank you again to our supportive families and also for helping the pupils upload any Buckstone’s Got Talent entries (well done P4WL, we are so proud of your auditions!) in time for the final this week as well as the prompt returns of the recorded lesson permission slips for Mr. Parry too, this is much appreciated. We have been amazed at the wonderful learning from Learning Together at Home on Thursday and thank the children and families for their efforts!

Please find your child’s Learning Story in their bag today. We have added our Term 3 Overview as well as individual targets for this term in Literacy, Numeracy and Topic. Please share these with your child and return the Learning Stories as soon as you can so that we can gather evidence from our learning this term. Thank you!

Next week is Health Week across the school. All children can come dressed, every day next week, in their PE clothing. Please ensure that this is suitable for all weather (there have been four seasons in one day many days this week!), and includes warm and waterproof layers if appropriate. It might be a good idea to bring a spare bag of clothing to put in our cloakroom and a change of outdoor shoes into school in-case we are out for a longer period of time. On Tuesday morning P4WL will have the opportunity to take part in some Athletics activities as part of our Sports programme, down at the Waterboard field. Please make sure you have your water bottle and appropriate clothing and footwear for this. We are not expecting the children to wear uniform at any point next week but they can choose to if they wish to. Thank you for your support! We hope that the weather may be a little bit more accommodating to our exciting PE and Health plans!

Apologies that there have been some technical difficulties with our school blog system and it has been challenging to upload this post and especially the photos this week. Hopefully they will appear in time after many attempts!

Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a collection of photos 🙂


We have been learning to:

  • Revisit our spelling of common words (1st, 2nd and 3rd 100)
  • Use accurate spelling of common words within sentence or story contexts
  • Listen, enjoy and engage with our class novel
  • Find evidence in our class novel to describe a character
  • Identify information from a text to write a response
  • Structure our writing to suit the purpose and format of the text (email/letter)
  • Answer a variety of questions about a text, using evidence to justify our ideas
  • Prepare and present a short audition for the class (Buckstone’s Got Talent entries)
  • Use descriptive phrases to write a creative Spring poem
  • Find out information from a range of sources and technologies to help us share facts with others
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning and set next steps in our Learning Stories

Spelling for next week:

We will move onto a new spelling rule next week. This will be:

L.I We are learning to spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule.

We are learning to identify and spell words with closed and open syllables.

Remember to listen for short  or long vowels at end of the first syllable.
Remember that each syllable must contain one vowel sound.

Daily Spelling Activity Task: choose a different spelling activity from the pack that you have at home and remember to Look, Cover, Write, Check.

Fantastic– padlock kidnap dentist goblin tiger unit pilot carpet picnic fever

Spectacular– blister mustard tunic sandwich  driver radish  robin driven napkin admit 

Tricky words – old sentence

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:


We have been learning to:

  • Develop our knowledge of number facts, using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Revise our place value learning through a number challenge task
  • Continue to build speed and accuracy in our number work
  • Identify the position of an object or symbol on a grid or map and know why co-ordinate points and grid references are important in real-life
  • Show our understanding of a compass and the 4 or 8 points
  • Recap and assess our knowledge of Shape, Position and Movement to show our understanding of our learning
  • Develop our multiplication understanding, using opportunities to learn the times tables
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning and set next steps in our Learning Stories
  • Think like a Mathematician through our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Boat building co-operative task

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Across the Curriculum

 We have been learning to:

  • Use a range of materials to plan, design and construct a model
  • Explore our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills (STEM)
  • Understand the forces on an object and share our findings from an experiment
  • Name a force ‘upthrust’ and explore the concept of floating and sinking
  • Work as a co-operative team, taking on a role and responsibility to work together
  • Use outdoor materials to help us to learn
  • Try out and design our own PE fitness challenges
  • Act as a supportive audience and class community when watching auditions for Buckstone’s Got Talent

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

  • Build your own model from junk materials – you might like to try a boat, like we have been working on in class, or an idea of your own!
  • Choose a STEM challenge uploaded in the Teams files to try out
  • Can you explain any of the forces or floating and sinking learning to a helper at home? You might like to re-watch this BBC Bitesize video to help you – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zc89k7h/articles/zytqj6f
  • Try out an experiment at home with floating and sinking – this video might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmpCwPQdL-4
  • If you did not have a chance on our Learning Together at Home day on Thursday, you could try and make your own 60-second fitness challenge card to bring into school and teach your class-mates!