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P4W Wonderful Woodland 16 October 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s blog.

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

Literacy

We are becoming Reading Detectives as we continue to read our class novel ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’.

Developing our vocabulary and using these interesting words in our own writing.

Exploring the qualities of a good mystery.

Looking for clues in a text – deciding what is important and what might be misleading.

Giving our opinion on a text and discussing a variety of texts (including our home texts) with a partner and in a team.

Sharing and discussing a selection of non-fiction texts.

We are finding information about the characters and asking questions- taking notes in ‘Reading Detective’ notebook.

Developing our writing skills by editing our drafts and publishing our ‘Ottoline and the Case of the Missing Text’.

Developing our joined-up cursive handwriting.

Presenting a weather forecast to the class.

Spelling– words with ‘ar’  and ‘or’

FANTASTIC– yard  shark  artist  alarm  carve  sharp                                                                           cork  forty  orbit  horse  form

SPECTACULAR– alarmed  alarming  large  enlarged                                                                               corkscrew  fortieth  inform  informing  information  uniform

Tricky words– only  little

Ideas for home learning:  Create an ‘a, ‘or’ wordsearch for your family. 

Maths

Rounding 2 and 3-digit numbers to the nearest 10.

Rounding 3- digit numbers to the nearest 100.

Identifying numbers that would round up or down to a multiple of 10.

Developing our knowledge of data handling.

Developing our use of compass points.

Using coordinates to find objects.

Locating towns in Scotland using coordinates as grid references.

Ideas for learning at home- Draw an 8 by 8 box grid. Label it A-H along the bottom, 1-8 up the way. Draw characters, pictures or coloured shapes in some of them. Invent a game using your grid.

Mental Agility

Jigsaw numbers to 100 and using the skill to give change from £1.

Developing the skill to give change from £5 and £10.

Doubling 2- digit numbers.

Ideas for home learning- Set up a shop. Write out some price tickets less than £1. For example – 56p, 34p. Put the prices on your soft toys or books. Ask a member of your family to come and buy an item. What change would you give them if they paid with £1  £5  £10. Extra Challenge- they buy 2 items.

Health and Wellbeing

We are exploring strategies to help us become more resilient.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick thinking skills.

Developing our coordination, rhythm and sequencing skills.

Learning in our outdoor environment.

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.

I.D.L.-

Developing our music skills.

Developing our observational drawing skills.

Developing our knowledge of Scotland.

Developing our knowledge of weather maps and symbols.

Developing our knowledge of weather, using the correct vocabulary.

Creating our own Autumn weather maps of Scotland. According to our P4W forecasters some lovely weather is expected over Scotland. Let’s hope we can experience some of that next week!

Enjoy a relaxing holiday, everyone!

After the holiday, we look forward to welcoming Mrs Ling to our P4 Wonderful Woodland Team!

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P4W Wonderful Woodland 9 October 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s blog.

It was good to have the opportunity to speak to you this week.

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

Literacy

We are becoming Reading Detectives as we continue to read our class novel ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’.

Developing our vocabulary and using these interesting words in our own writing.

Exploring the qualities of a good mystery.

Looking for clues in a text – deciding what is important and what might be misleading.

Giving our opinion on a text and discussing a variety of texts (including our home texts) with a partner and in a team.

Reading for pleasure- lots of us have been enjoying the Jill Tomlinson series of books.

We are finding information about the characters and asking questions- taking notes in ‘Reading Detective’ notebook.

Developing our writing skills, using adjectives to describe how the main characters are feeling.

Developing our knowledge of sentence structure.

Developing our joined-up cursive handwriting.

Developing our knowledge of speech marks.

Developing our comprehension skills- we are experts on the signs of Autumn!

Answering questions in sentences.

Spelling– A short vowel o sound immediately before l is made by using a- not o.

Silent l before k- the same rule applies.

FANTASTIC– talk  talked talking walk walked walking chalk salt halt halted

SECTACULAR-talkative  alteration  alternative  alter  scalded  false  stalking  Maltesers  walkie- talkie

Tricky words– were where

Ideas for home learning:  Draw a beautiful, tall tree with Autumn leaves. Write a spelling word on each leaf and again on the leaves that have fallen on the ground.  

Maths

Rounding 2 and 3-digit numbers to the nearest 10.

Identifying numbers that would round up or down to a multiple of 10.

Using our rounding skills to estimate the answers to calculations.

Ideas for learning at home- Digit rounding -use the digits from a phone number and to write as many 3-digit numbers as you can. They round each of these numbers to the nearest 10 and record them like this: 486 → 490

Mental Agility

Jigsaw numbers to 100 and using the skill to give change from £1.

Using our addition facts for trickier calculations.

Ideas for home learning- Say the 2, 5 and 10 times tables out loud, whisper them, say them with a voice like The Yellow Cat.

Health and Wellbeing

We are exploring strategies to help us become more resilient.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick thinking skills.

Developing our coordination, rhythm and sequencing skills.

Learning in our outdoor environment.

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.

I.D.L.-

Creating our team, large scale maps of Scotland.

Developing our knowledge of Scotland.

Developing our knowledge of weather maps and symbols.

Have a lovely weekend!

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P4W Wonderful Woodland 2 October 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s blog.

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

Literacy

We are becoming Reading Detectives as we continue to read our class novel ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’.

Developing our vocabulary and using these interesting words in our own writing.

Exploring the qualities of a good mystery.

Looking for clues in a text – deciding what is important and what might be misleading.

Giving our opinion on a text and discussing a variety of texts (including our home texts) with a partner and in a team.

Reading for pleasure- lots of us have been enjoying the Jill Tomlinson series of books.

We are finding information about the characters and asking questions- taking notes in ‘Reading Detective’ noteook.

Developing our writing skills. Using adjectives to describe how the main characters are feeling.

Developing our knowledge of sentence structure.

Developing our joined-up cursive handwriting.

Developing our knowledge of speech marks.

Spelling- Adding the suffix ‘ed’.

Root words containing short vowel – double the final consonant then add ‘ed’.

FANTASTIC- stopped  sobbed  popped  rubbed  dropped  snapped  scrubbed dragged chopped

SECTACULARslammed  wrapped  cropped  scrubbed  admitted  controlled  permitted regretted 

Ideas for home learning Write out each word in your favourite colours changing the colour for the double consonant.                                                                   

For example: stopped

Maths

Rounding 2 and 3-digit numbers to the nearest 10.

Identifying numbers that would round up or down to a multiple of 10.

Ideas for learning at home- Play this game. You will need a dice. Player 1 has the numbers 10, 30 and 50. Player 2 has 20, 40 and 60. Roll the dice to form a 2-digit number and round it. The player with that multiple of 10 scores a point. The winner is the first player to reach 8.

Developing our knowledge of data handling.

Mental Agility

Creating calculation ‘fact families’

Using our addition facts for trickier calculations.

Identifying the rule in sequences

Continuing and creating sequences.

Ideas for home learning- Challenge yourself, creating addition and subtraction fact families.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Health and Wellbeing

We are exploring strategies to help us become more resilient.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick thinking skills.

Developing our coordination, rhythm and sequencing skills.

Learning in our outdoor environment.

Social Skills

We are learning how to listen carefully- what this looks like and sounds like.

Working cooperatively- making a positive contribution to the team.

I.D.L.

Creating our team, large scale maps of Scotland.

Developing our knowledge of Scotland.

Developing our knowledge of weather maps and symbols.

Have a lovely weekend!

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P4W Wonderful Woodland Week Ending 25 September 2020

Hello everyone!

It has been another busy week of learning in P4W.

We have been developing skills across the curriculum.

 

Literacy

We are becoming Reading Detectives as we continue to read our class novel ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’.

We are finding information about the main characters and identifying character traits using evidence in the text.

Giving our opinion on a text and discussing a variety of texts (including our home texts) with a partner and in a team.

We are finding information about the characters and asking questions.

Finding information in a text.

Developing our writing skills, using adjectives to describe characters and a scene.

Developing our knowledge of sentence structure.

Developing our joined-up cursive handwriting.

Developing our knowledge of speech marks.

 

Spelling- Adding the suffix ‘ed’.

Root words containing short vowel plus 2 consonants add ‘ed’.

Root words containing long vowel sounds- add ‘ed’.

 

FANTASTIC- helped  thanked  jumped  haunted  enjoyed  planted  painted  wanted  reached  granted

SECTACULARmurdered  explained  haunted  gasped  fainted  stranded clamped  tramped  happened  received

Tricky words – there, their

Ideas for home learning :Work backwards! Find words with an ‘ed’ suffix in the book you are reading. Write down the root word.

 

Maths

Reading and writing 4-digit numbers in words and digits.

Comparing and ordering 4- digit numbers.

Adding and subtracting multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 using 4- digit numbers.

Using > and < symbols to compare numbers and create mathematical sentences.

Counting on and back from a given number.

Identifying numbers on number lines.

Working out the intervals on scales and identifying the positions of numbers.

Using our knowledge of 4- digit numbers in real- life- comparing and ordering the height of mountains. Using < and > to make statements about the heights.

Ideas for home learning play a TRUE or FALSE game. Draw two columns – one with false as the title, one with true. Each player writes down a statement using either the < or > symbols.

For example 4025 > 4250 . The other player decides if the statement is true or false and places it in the correct column.

Mental Agility

Recalling number facts quickly and accurately.

Explaining our strategies for making addition calculations.

Recalling doubles quickly and accurately.

Developing our knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Doubling 2 and 3-digit numbers.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-buttonl

Choose number bonds and doubles. Challenge yourself!

 

Health and Wellbeing

We are exploring strategies to help us become more resilient.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick thinking skills.

Developing our coordination, rhythm and sequencing skills.

 

Social Skills

We are learning how to listen carefully- what this looks like and sounds like.

Being a supportive learning partner and team member.

Making a positive contribution to cooperative tasks.

 

 

I.D.L.- Creating our own maps of Scotland

Developing our knowledge of Scotland.

Developing our ICT skills.

Developing our research skills.

Developing our knowledge of weather maps and symbols.

 

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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P4W Wonderful Woodland. Week ending 18 September 2020.

Hello everyone!

It has been another busy week of learning in P4W.

We have been developing skills across the curriculum.

 

Literacy

We are becoming Reading Detectives as we continue to read our class novel ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’.

We are finding information about the main characters and identifying character traits using evidence in the text.

Giving our opinion on a text and discussing a variety of texts with a partner and in a team.

We are finding information about the characters and asking questions.

Finding information in a text.

Developing our writing skills, using adjectives to describe characters and a scene.

Developing our knowledge of sentence structure.

Developing our joined-up cursive handwriting.

Developing our knowledge of speech marks.

 

Spelling

Revising three ways of adding the ‘ing’ suffix.

Don’t change me!

Double the final consonant.

Drop the e and add ing.

 

FANTASTIC- sound  walk  drop  leave  have think  swim  use  give  slip write steal  have think

SPECTACULAR- explain  drag  wrap  happen  expect  refuse  hope  fascinate change drag  know  manage forget  shock

Ideas for home learning: Use the root words to create a simple adding ‘ing’ game of your own or play this one to test your skills.

 Draw lines to create three columns. Write an adding’ ing’ rule at the top of each column.

Next, write the root words on small cards. Place them upside down. Each player takes it in turn to choose a card and place them in the correct rule column according to the rule for that word.

Extra Challenge- add more words to each column.

Maths

Reading and writing 4-digit numbers in words and digits.

Comparing and ordering 4- digit numbers.

Showing and explaining the value of each digit.

Adding and subtracting multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 using 4- digit numbers.

Using > and < symbols to compare numbers and create mathematical sentences.

Counting on and back from a given number

Identifying numbers between two given numbers.

Using the language of possibility.

 

Recalling number facts quickly and accurately.

Explaining our strategies for making addition calculations.

Recalling doubles quickly and accurately.

Developing our knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Doubling 2 and 3-digit numbers.

Ideas for home learning https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Challenge yourself – make a fact family using the numbers.

For example:  6+8-14  8+6=14  14-6=8   14-8=6

 

Health and Wellbeing

We are exploring strategies to help us become more resilient.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick thinking skills.

Developing our coordination, rhythm and sequencing skills.

 

Social Skills

We are learning how to listen carefully- what this looks like and sounds like.

Being a supportive learning partner and team member.

I.D.L.

Developing our knowledge of Scotland

Developing our mapping skills.

Developing our I.C.T. skills.

 

Have a lovely long weekend!

 

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P4W Wonderful Woodland 11 September 2020

Hello everyone!

It has been another busy week of learning in P4W.

We have been developing skills across the curriculum.

 

Literacy

We are developing our reading skills and have a ‘home’ reading book to share. This should be brought back into school, ready for the reading team’s next meeting.

We are becoming Reading Detectives as we continue to read our class novel ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’.  We are looking for clues in the text, making connections as we read and deciding which information is important and what might be misleading.

We are finding information about the characters and asking questions.

Giving our opinion on a text and discussing a variety of texts with a partner and in a team.

Developing our writing skills, using adjectives to describe nouns.

Developing our knowledge of speech marks in a text.

Developing our joined up cursive handwriting.

 

Spelling

Adding an ‘ing’ suffix-‘ drop the e’ before adding ‘ing’.

FANTASTIC– liking  sharing  driving  using   giving  leaving  having  writing

SPECTACULARexcluding  requiring  refusing  hoping changing  managing  exciting fascinating

Tricky words- would  could  should  people  water

Ideas for home learning – write the words using different coloured pens- create a rainbow of ‘ing’ words.

 

Maths

Reading 4- digit numbers.

Identifying and explaining the values of each digit in a 4 – digit number.

Explaining the job of a zero in a four digit number.

Identifying odd and even numbers.

Using > and < symbols to compare numbers and create mathematical sentences.

Ideas for home learning – choose 4 digits from a family member’s phone number. Make as many numbers as you can using the four digits. Extra Challenge- working systematically, put the numbers in order from smallest to largest.

Developing our data handling skills- pictograms.

Recalling number facts quickly and accurately.

Explaining our strategies for making addition calculations.

Recalling doubles quickly and accurately.

Developing our knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Doubling 2-digit numbers.

Ideas for home learning-

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Work on developing these skills- doubling, number bonds and 2, 5 and ten times tables.

 

Health and Wellbeing

We are exploring strategies to help us become more resilient.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick thinking skills.

Developing our co-ordination, rhythm and sequencing skills.

Social Skills

We are learning how to listen carefully- what this looks like and sounds like.

Being a supportive learning partner and team member.

 

I.D.L.

Developing our drawing skills.

Developing our design skills.

Exploring different rhythms.

Developing our mapping skills.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

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P4W Wonderful Woodland 4.9.20

Hello everyone!

It has been a busy week of learning in P4W.

We have been developing skills across the curriculum.

Literacy

You may have heard the drum-roll as our new class novel was unveiled! We will be reading ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’ to develop our skills.

We are exploring the features of mystery stories.

We are finding information about the characters and asking questions.

Discussing a text with a partner and in a group.

Giving our opinion on a text.

Answering questions about a text, using correct sentence structure.

Developing our cursive handwriting.

Idea for home learning – choose a few great words from a book you are reading. Write them using joined up, cursive handwriting.

Spelling

Adding an ‘ing’ suffix- double the consonant in the root word before adding ‘ing’.

FANTASTIC–  skipping running swimming  hopping  dropping  stopping  rubbing  digging  stepping  getting

SPECTACULAR– wrapping trimming  dragging  plotting  splitting  scrapping  quitting  forgetting  planning

 

Ideas for home learningfind words using the double consonant rule in the books you are reading.

Make a list of words you find.

 

Maths

Adding and subtracting from 3-digit numbers in multiples of 10 and 100.

Problem solving within 3- digit numbers.

Identifying numbers between two given numbers.

Estimating/ calculating the number half- way between two numbers.

Recalling number facts quickly and accurately.

Recalling doubles quickly and accurately.

Developing our knowledge of the 2 and 10 times tables.

Using strategies to make calculations.

Suggestions for home learning.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Work on developing these skills- doubling, number bonds, 5 and ten times tables.

 

Health and Wellbeing

We are continuing to develop our classroom identity- this week’s focus -our Wonderful Woodland being a welcoming place to be.

We have been sharing a selection of books which help us develop strategies that help us when we have worries.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick thinking skills.

 

Social Skills

We are learning how to listen carefully- what this looks like and sounds like.

Identifying the qualities of a great Learning Partner.

 

I.D.L.

 

Developing our drawing skills.

Developing our design skills.

 

We intend to use our outdoor time for P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Trainers can therefore be worn to school on those days.

Many thanks!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

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P4W Wonderful Woodland 28.8.20

 

Hello everyone!

It has been a busy week of learning in P4W.

We have been developing skills across the curriculum.

Literacy

Developing our reading skills.

Discussing a text with a partner and in a group.

Using adjectives to describe a character.

Finding evidence in a text.

Using alphabetical to sort and find words.

Developing our cursive handwriting skills.

We are developing our writing skills.

 

Spelling – Week 1

Root words containing long vowel sounds- add ‘ing’.

 

Root words containing a short vowel and two consonant- add ‘ing’.

FANTASTIC- wanting  toasting  flying  sounding  thinking  throwing  walking  stealing

SPECTACULAR–  searching  explaining  expecting  shocking  learning  catching  happening  soaking  knowing

 

Maths

Developing our knowledge of place value, revisiting and revising our skills with 3 – digit numbers.

Skills include reading and writing numbers both in digits and words.

Partitioning and explaining the value of each digit in a number.

Identifying numbers between two given numbers.

Recalling number facts quickly and accurately.

Recalling doubles quickly and accurately.

Developing our knowledge of the 2 and 10 times tables.

Using strategies to make calculations.

 

Health and Wellbeing

Developing and creating our Class Charter.

Developing our class identity- Wonderful Woodland

Sharing the activities we enjoy.

Experiencing the woodland within our playground.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick thinking.

 

Social Skills

We are learning how to listen carefully- what this looks like and sounds like.

Identifying the qualities of a great Learning Partner.

 

I.D.L.

Organising information on a mind-map.

Developing our drawing skills.

Developing our design skills.

 

We intend to use our outdoor time for P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Trainers can therefore be worn to school on those days.

Many thanks!

 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

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P4W Wonderful Woodland 21.8.20

Hello everyone! It is great to back in school and learning together.

It has been a busy week, organising our classroom and developing our P4W Wonderful Woodland theme.

We have been developing skills across the curriculum.

 

Literacy

Developing our reading skills.

Discussing a text with a partner and in a group.

Using adjectives to describe a character.

Finding evidence in a text.

 

Maths

We are developing our knowledge of place value, revisiting and revising our skills using 3-digit numbers.

These skills include reading, writing and counting.

Partitioning and explaining the value of each digit in a number.

Recalling number facts quickly and accurately.

 

Health and Wellbeing

Sharing the activities we enjoy.

Developing our cooperative skills.

Experiencing the woodland within our playground.

Sharing the skills we have developed over the last few months.

Developing our fitness, listening and quick thinking.

 

Social Skill

We are learning how to listen carefully- what this looks and sounds like.

 

I.D.L.

Organising information in a mind – map.

Developing our drawing skills.

Developing our design skills.

 

Have a lovely weekend!