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P4W Wonderful Woodland 15. 3.19.

It has been a busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

Skills we are developing include exploring characters using our class novel ‘Storm’,  We are learning to put ourselves in the role of a character to help us understand their feelings, thoughts and actions. We are also developing our vocabulary, identifying words and phrases we can use in our own writing.

Developing these skills at home-

Make a list of interesting words using a book you are reading at home.

Choose two or three words you particularly like, find the meanings and try to use them in everyday conversation.

Put a character from a book you are reading in the ‘HOT SEAT’.  Ask questions about how they are feeling.

We are continuing to develop our spelling skills. Our focus this week has been on au words-

fault   August  author  sauce  hauled

haunted  sausage  paused  autograph

Challenge words- Autumn  caution  exhausted

Tricky words- because   move

Developing these skills at home-

Write the words in order, from easiest to hardest to spell.

Play Charades using your spelling words.

 

Other skills we are continuing to develop

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts. This week we have been developing our vocabulary and comprehension skills using our class novel ‘Storm’
  • Developing our Functional Writing skills. Our focus is on developing our knowledge of diary writing.

Developing these skills at home

Write a short diary entry about your weekend..

Think about our Star Steps- Write in first person and in past tense. Use time openers. Make it informal, perhaps add a few drawings. Describe events in order and describe your thoughts and feelings.

 

Numeracy

Developing our knowledge of fractions -understanding what a half means, finding half of a number, recognising that some quantities cannot be shared equally.

Developing our knowledge of telling the time, using analogue and digital clocks.

Developing our knowledge of 3D shape.

Developing these skills at home

Divide a  group of objects in half, in quarters.

Make links between clock times and fractions- quarter and half past the hour.

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IDL

Developing our knowledge of what contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

Developing ICT skills- developing typing skills.

Developing the skills needed for badminton.

Developing our knowledge of Titanic.

 

 

Have a good week!

P4W Wonderful Woodland 24.1.19

It has been a busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

Skills we are developing include identifying how authors use setting to create different feelings and moods. We have been visualising the setting described in our class novel ‘Storm’ and making predictions about what could happen next.

Developing these skills at home-

Draw a scene from a book you are reading at home, using details found in the text to add detail.

Make predictions about what will happen next.

 

We are continuing to develop our spelling skills. Our focus this week is dge.

edge        fridge       bridge        hedge      fudge      smudge

dodge    sledging    judged    trudged

Extra Challenge- cartridge  dislodge   dodgeball     fidgeted

Developing these skills at home-

Look for dge words in books you are reading at home.

Write the words in different coloured pens.

Other skills we are continuing to develop

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our Functional Writing skills. This week we have continued to develop our skills by writing a newspaper report.

Numeracy

Skills we are developing include using strategies to make mental addition calculations.

We are learning to use a variety of methods to make addition calculations including- Traditional, Diamonds, Partitioning on a Grid and Jump. 

Developing our knowledge of telling the time, using analogue and digital clocks.

Developing these skills at home-

Ask your child to teach you one of the methods.

Make ‘real-life’ calculations, each choosing different methods. Do the answers match?

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IDL

Developing our knowledge of the Vikings.

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Developing ICT skills- creating a PowerPoint Presentation.

Developing skills needed for gymnastics.

Keeping ourselves safe.

Have a good weekend!

P4W Wonderful Woodland 18.1.19

We have started the New Year off with a very busy week of learning.

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our vocabulary.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.
  • Developing our functional writing skills with a focus on newspaper reports.
  • Using the features of the first paragraph of a report – when, what ,who, where, why.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition, subtraction and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Developing strategies for addition calculations over a decade.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Developing our use of 4 methods for making addition calculations including traditional, diamonds, grid and jump.
  • Working out the calculation we need to do for ‘real-life’ addition examples.
  • Explaining the methods we are using to others.
  • Developing our knowledge of analogue and digital time.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing skills needed for team games.
  • Developing our knowledge of the Vikings.
  • Developing our art/technology skills using a variety of materials- our Viking Longship is ready to sail!

P4W Wonderful Woodland 7.12.18

It has been another very busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.
  • Developing our use of descriptive words and phrases.
  • Developing our use of openers.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition, subtraction and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Developing strategies for addition and subtraction calculations over a decade.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Using the diamond method to make addition calculations.
  • Making addition calculations by partitioning the numbers on a grid.
  • Developing our knowledge of analogue and digital time.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing skills needed for team games.
  • Developing our knowledge of the Vikings.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 30.11.18

It has been another very busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Finding information in a text.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Adding and subtracting to the nearest 10 then working out what we still have to do to complete a calculation.
  • Using the diamond method to make addition calculations.
  • Developing our use of strategies for adding on 8, 9, 19, 29 etc including using a 100 square.
  • Developing our knowledge of analogue and digital time.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing our Scottish dancing skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of the Vikings.
  • Experiencing a live performance.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 23.11.18

It has been another very busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.
  • Developing our spelling skills – words containing igh.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Developing our use of strategies for mental addition calculations with more than three numbers.
  • Developing our use of strategies for adding on 8, 9, 19, 29 etc including using a 100 square.
  • Developing our knowledge of analogue and digital time.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our knowledge of the Vikings.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 16.11.18

It has been another very busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our use of time openers, ‘ly’ openers and adjectives in our writing.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.
  • Developing our spelling skills – words containing ‘ir’ and ‘ur’.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Doubling 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Developing our use of strategies for mental addition calculations with more than three numbers.
  • Finding information from Carroll Diagrams and creating our own.
  • Creating a Tree Diagram.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our ICT skills- creating a Powerpoint Presentation.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 9.11.18

It has been another very busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our use of openers and adjectives in our writing.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.
  • Developing our spelling skills – words containing or and ar.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Doubling 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Counting in jumps of 25, 50 and 100.
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10.
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 100.
  • Using our rounding skills for ‘real-life’ calculations.
  • Finding information from pictograms and creating our own.
  • Using a Venn diagram to show information.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our knowledge of Living Things.
  • Developing our ICT skills- creating a Powerpoint Presentation.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 2.11.18

It has been another busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Finding clues in a text.
  • Using Bloom’s question starters to develop our understanding of a text.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Predicting events, using evidence from a text.
  • Developing our listening  and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Doubling 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10.
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 100.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our knowledge of Living Things.
  • Developing our ICT skills- creating a Powerpoint Presentation.
  • Creating a display for our classroom entrance.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 26.10.18

It has been another  busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Finding clues in a text.
  • Using questioning to develop our understanding of a text.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Using a thesaurus to develop our vocabulary.
  • Developing our use of ‘time’ openers.
  • Developing our listening  and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Spelling words with al saying o- as in talking, chalk, false.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Doubling 2/3 digit numbers.
  • Explaining number sequences.
  • Continuing number sequences.
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our knowledge of Living Things.
  • Developing our ICT skills- creating a Powerpoint Presentation.