P4W Reflective Friday 4.6.21

Reflective Friday WB 31.5.21

What a busy week with lots of different learning opportunities, well done everyone! Please can we also take a moment to thank all the children and their supportive families for the challenges that we have faced at school this week. We are very grateful for your continued patience, support and understanding with learners in school and those Learning Together at Home.

Pictures to follow – hopefully technology allows!

Thanks for all Learning Stories so far – a final plea for any last ones to be returned as these will be coming home again soon! Thank you! 😊


We have been learning to:

  • Spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule – words with a short vowel and double consonant – e.g. puzzle.
  • Use accurate spelling of our new spelling rule words within passages and story contexts.
  • Create our own dictation challenges using our weekly spelling words.
  • Create our own word-search using accurate spelling.
  • Understand what a riddle is and how these can be used as effective Literacy techniques.
  • Analyse riddles as an aspect of poetry – consider different effective riddles to find how they are structured and successful – look carefully for parts such as rhyme, questions and clues.
  • Write our own riddles using the elements that make a riddle successful.
  • Prepare and present our writing to the class.
  • Listen, enjoy and engage with different stories and texts.
  • Find evidence in our reading texts to answer a variety of questions.
  • Use evidence from our reading to help us answer questions.
  • Consider how to use facts from different sources to display these in an engaging way.
  • Read for information and use this information to write an interesting fact-file.
  • Find out information from a range of sources and technologies to help us share facts with others.
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning.

Spelling for next week:

Main Teaching Points / Spelling Rules:

Over the years the pronunciation of words has changed and some letters appear in the spelling of words which are no longer sounded

Silent β€˜b’  – β€˜mb’ / β€˜bt’

Silent β€˜g’  – β€˜gn’

L.I. – WALT Spell words with silent sounds.

Tricky words:  from /  form

Below you will see our Fantastic word list (see the challenge below for those of you who like a Spectacular challenge!)












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

Challenge – can you create your own Spectacular list using this rule and by researching words?

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

And a new link with some tricky riddles to solve from the past – have a go at these! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z238cmn

Write your own riddles like we did in class!

  • Look for a book at home that you can enjoy – see if you can set yourself some questions to answer about it (remember for a challenge we think about the Higher Order Thinking Skills like analysing or evaluating) see picture attached below.


We have been learning to:

  • Develop our knowledge of number facts, using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Revise our understanding of addition with the traditional method – using 2- and 3- digit numbers
  • Build on our knowledge of fractions by understanding some equivalent fractions.
  • Understand how to find equal fractions to create a fraction wall.
  • Use our knowledge of fractions to solve challenges and play games.
  • Revise our learning in Maths through taking part in different challenge tasks and starter activities.
  • Use traditional methods for addition and subtraction of money values with decimals.
  • Use our problem-solving skills, including logical thinking and trial and error, to solve multi-step challenges.
  • Continue to build speed and accuracy in our number work.
  •  Develop our ability to solve more complex 2-step problems and word problems, using addition and subtraction, with our knowledge of money.
  • Develop our multiplication understanding, using opportunities to learn the times tables.
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning.

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Across the Curriculum

 We have been learning to:

  • Use ICT and other sources to find key information about a historic event (Titanic)
  • Use detailed drawing and observational skills to create a large drawing of the Titanic
  • Play team games in PE, developing our knowledge of different sports positions and activities.
  • Develop skills to work well together.
  • Work together as part of our school Assembly
  • Look for inspiration outdoors, using outdoor objects and ideas, to solve and write riddles.

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Have a great weekend everyone!
From Primary 4, Mrs Williamson and Mrs Ling 😊