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P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home 28.5.20

Hello everyone!  I hope you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday!

Thursday 28 May 2020      28.5.20

Thursday Challenge- we are learning to identify the value of each digit in a number.

Look at each number. Show the value of each digit.                                                                                  For example:    365 is  300+ 60+ 5

SUPER –  76    29    96   80    43   123    574   406

FANTASTIC-  246    678    906    360    109     767      532  

SPECTACULAR- 546   809    2354    4035    8604    15 647    28 045   19 207  

Daily Maths

Key Vocabulary– whole, fraction, tenths, equal.

Task– Count in tenths-  0… one tenth,…2 tenths…3tenths….4 tenths………carry on counting in tenths all the way to 1….. 1 and 1 tenth…..1 and 2 tenths…..then to 5!

We are learning to show fractions in different ways.  

Choose 5 more tenths fractions – write them as a mathematician does, write them in words and show them as part of a whole divided into 10 equal parts.

When you are finished you can split it up into pieces and make it into a matching game.               Please ask an adult before you use scissors!

Extra Challenge- Choose  three of the fractions from your sheet.                                                                                   Add them together, Choose another three, then another.

We are learning that 2 halves = 1 whole                                                                                                                                         4 quarters = 1 whole                                                                                                                                    10 tenths = 1 whole

When we have 10 tenths we have one whole.

Use this knowledge to write tenths in words and numbers.

wholes and tenths

Extra Challenge Choose  three of the fractions from the first activity,                                                                               Add them together, Choose another three, then another.

Literacy

Daily Literacy we are developing our knowledge of poetry.                                                                                              we are learning how to write a calligram.

Go to the link:

Calligrams

Reading task-We are developing our reading skills.                                                                                                          We are finding evidence in a text.                                                                                                               We are learning to summarise the events in a text.

Continue with this week’s task.  See Tuesday’s blog  for details.

Daily Spelling Activity Task: choose a different spelling activity from the pack that you have at home and remember to Look, Cover, Write, Check.                                                                          Extra Challenge -add new and interesting words from the book you are reading.

 

Reading For Pleasure– enjoy relaxing with a text of your choice in a shady part of your garden. Read for at least 30 minutes each day.

We are developing our listening skills by listening to David Walliams read at ‘Elevenses with David Walliams’.

Art and design- Continue with your art work inspired by the designs ofCharles Rennie Mackintosh.

Topic-  Look carefully at the images available on Monday’s blog. What do you see, think, wonder?

 

P.E. -We are developing our fitness. Choose an activity from the PowerPoint.

 

Have  a good day- enjoy the sunshine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P4w Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home 27.5.20

Hello Everyone! 

Wednesday 27 May 2020     27.5.20

Wednesday Challenge- we are learning to make links using fact families.

17+13= 30  Fact-family = 13=17=30     30-13=17    30-17=13

Write down the fact family for each calculation.

SUPER- 6+4=10   3+7+10    2+8=10   1+9=10   15+5=20    17+3=20    14+6=20

FANTASTIC– 8+7=15  8+9=17  11+4=15    20+30=      70+30=   17+15=

SPECTACULAR 27+43=    58+36=    18+36=       45+17=    48+69=     35+19=

We are developing our knowledge of fractions by counting out loud. Try this, skipping in the sunshine!

Task 1 – Count to 20 in halves. Clap on every whole number!                                                                                Count to 10 in quarters -0….a quarter…..two quarters (a half)….three quarters….1..one and a quarter…  one and two quarters( one and a half)…. one and three quarters….2….    Clap on every whole number.  Try again, shout every whole number.

TASK 2– We are learning identify tenths in a shaded picture.                                                                                We are learning that ten tenths make a whole.

Go to the link and watch the clip.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcny9q

Look out for these key words: whole, fraction, tenth, numerator, denominator.

SUPER– Watch the clip

FANTASTIC – Activity 1- Numbers 1 and 2

SPECTACULAR– Activity 1- Numbers1, 2 and 3.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcny9q

Use your knowledge of tenths to complete the activity sheet:

Tenths on a number line

 

Extra Challenge   draw five 5 × 2 grids so that you have 10 equal parts, On each grid colour five squares to show 5 tenths  but colour it differently on each grid. Can you say another fraction that is equal to 5 tenths?

Literacy

Daily Literacy– We are learning to summarise information.                                                                                               We are learning to think and write in a creative way.                                                                               We are learning to identify descriptive phrases in a text. 

 

Go to the link:

Charlie McGuffin seems like a normal school boy but, like we all do, he has his worries. Except something strange happens to Charlie at random times for no apparent reason: he changes into animals. Charlie feels quite lonely because at first, no one else seems to believe him that this is going on, let alone tries to understand why. Published by Puffin.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4vxt

Find out the questions you should have in your mind as you read.

Complete Activity Two– highlight the words that help you visualise what is happening.

Activity 3– either talk about  your ideas with a member of your family or write them down.

Outdoor LearningRead the descriptions of the spider carefully. Using things you find either in your garden or when you are out for a walk, create a spider. You could use leaves, twigs or stones. Take a photograph and pop it on Teams.

 

Reading task-We are developing our reading skills.                                                                                                          We are finding evidence in a text.                                                                                                               We are learning to summarise the events in a text.

Continue with this week’s task.  See yesterday’s blog  for details.

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

Reading For Pleasure– enjoy relaxing with a text of your choice for at least 30 minutes each day.

We are developing our listening skills by listening to David Walliams read at ‘Elevenses with David Walliams’.

Have you heard about JK Rowling’s new book? A new chapter will be online every day, The author suggests that the chapters should be read aloud. The first two chapters are available.

Always ask a parent before going online.

 

Health and Wellbeing-

Get active– leading a well balanced and healthy life. Find more on School News.

 

Have a good day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Maths– We are learning to

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home 26.5.20

Tuesday 26 May 2020      26.5.20

Tuesday Challenge – We are learning to develop our doubling and halving skills.

 Task – challenge yourself with our ‘Tuesday Ten’ on Topmarks Daily 10 online- choose doubles/halves on the menu. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

SUPER  LEVEL 2          FANTASTIC –  LEVEL 3              SPECTACULAR– LEVEL 3- Up too 500

Have a warm-up first then either increase the level or decrease the time to make your learning even more challenging.

Daily Maths – We are learning to describe and record quarters in a variety of different ways and locate them on a number line.

Key Vocabulary– whole, fraction, half, quarter

Task 1– Count up to 10 out loud, in halves -O  …a half… 1… 1 and a half…  2 ….  2 and a half  3…clap on each whole number. Count again- jump on each whole number.

Now try the same with quarters.                                                                                                                  0…1 quarter….  2 quarters (a half.) ….  3 quarters  11 and a quarter…  1 and 2 quarters  (1 and a half)…   1 and three quarters  2

Clap on each whole number/shout the whole numbers.

Task– complete the activity sheets.

how many – quarters

 

what quantity – quarters

Extra Challenge– Read these mixed numbers made with whole numbers and fraction of a whole.  Write these as a mathematician would then use drawings to show  these amounts:

4 and a half       2 and one quarter     5 and three quarters      

 

LITERACY 

Daily Literacy– We are learning to summarise information.

Charlie McGuffin seems like a normal school boy but, like we all do, he has his worries. Except something strange happens to Charlie at random times for no apparent reason: he changes into animals. Charlie feels quite lonely because at first, no one else seems to believe him that this is going on, let alone tries to understand why. Published by Puffin.

Go to the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4vxt

Find out the questions you should have in your mind as you read.

Complete Activity One using the time openers to summarise the text.

 

Reading task-We are developing our reading skills.                                                                                                          We are finding evidence in a text.                                                                                                               We are learning to summarise the events in a text.

Task- ‘Sixty second summary’- Set a timer for I minute. If you have just finished a book, summarise the main events. If you are part of the way through a book, summarise what has happened so far. Say your summary out loud, sharing it with a family member. Include as much detail as you can sixty seconds!

Read 20 to 30 pages of your book.

Draw a picture of one of the characters in your book.

Next, using evidence from the text, surround your picture with words that describe your character.

Daily Spelling– Choose an activity to help you learn  your spelling words.

See yesterday’s blog. Use fingers behind your back to identify the syllables.

FANTASTIC – wrong wrist writing wrapped wrinkle wry wrote writer wreck

SPECTACULAR– wren wreath wrench wreckage shipwreck wretched written wrestler wrath

 

Reading For Pleasure– enjoy relaxing with a text of your choice for at least 30 minutes each day.

We are developing our listening skills by listening to David Walliams read at ‘Elevenses with David Walliams’.

French  – We are learning to talk about the weather using French phrases.                                                         See yesterday’ s blog for the link.

 

Art and Designwe  are developing our knowledge of the Scottish artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.                                                                                                                           We are learning to draw in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.                                                      We are learning to create our own art using key features of Mackintosh’s work.

Watch the clips on yesterday’s blog.

Create your own design inspired by some of the key features of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s designs.

 

Topic- See yesterday’s blog for See, Think, Wonder.

 

P.E.- We are learning to develop our fitness. Choose an activity from the PowerPoint.

Have a good day!

 

Primary 4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home 25.5.20

Hello everyone!   The sun is shining!

Monday 25 May 2020    25.5.20

Monday Challenge-we are learning to double numbers. Remember to partition the numbers.

47- double 40 plus double 7.    80+14 =94    Remember to look at double the units digit- it will tell you what the units digit in your answer will be.

SUPER– 9  7  8  12  50  30  40  24   43  

FANTASTIC- 30   50  70  90   36  74  58  92  256   478

SPECTACULAR- 76  258   464   876    358   574   360   746   

 

Daily Maths-We are learning to find halve and quarters of a number of objects.

 

What have you found out about one half and two quarters?

 

Extra Challenge-Add 6 more numbers to the list- find a half and then a quarter. Can you think of three and four digit numbers that can be added to the list?

 

Literacy 

Reading task-We are developing our reading skills.                                                                                                          We are finding evidence in a text.                                                                                                               We are learning to summarise the events in a text.

Task– ‘Sixty second summary’- Set a timer for I minute. If you have just finished a book, summarise the main events. If you are part of the way through a book, summarise what has happened so far. Say your summary out loud, sharing it with a family member. Include as much detail as you can sixty seconds!

Read 20 to 30 pages of your book.

Draw a picture of one of the characters in your book.

Next, using evidence from the text, surround your picture with words that describe your character.

Weekly Spelling -We are learning to spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule.

Over the years the pronunciation of words has changed and some letters appear in the spelling of words which are no longer sounded.
We are learning to spell with a silent ‘w’ followed by ‘r’ – wr.

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 – wrong wrist writing wrapped wrinkle wry wrote writer wreck

SPECTACULAR– wren wreath wrench wreckage shipwreck wretched written wrestler wrath

Tricky words – right write

Use each of the tricky words in a sentence.

Use a dictionary to find the meanings of any words you are unsure of.

 

Art and Design- Art and Design– we  are developing our knowledge of the Scottish artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.                                                                                                          We are learning to draw in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.                                                      We are learning to create our own art using key features of Mackintosh’s work.

Watch the clips.

Use the technique to draw some roses.

 

 

Task- Using the techniques shown in the clip and the key features of the artist’s work, create your own Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired piece of art.                                                                    You could choose to draw three roses or five, a few lines or several lines. Artists often choose an odd number of objects. Add colour using crayons, paint or coloured pencil. Use different shades of one colour, light and dark.                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Topic– We are learning to examine images .                                                                                                          We are learning to make careful observations.

Go to the link. Look carefully at the images

I See I Think I Wonder – The Romans

What do you see?

What do you think is happening ?

What do you wonder?

SEE-

Use the sheet we use in class to write down your observations and thoughts. Draw an eye for see, a brain for think and a question mark for think.

 

French– We are learning to describe the weather in French.

First Level French weather types

Over the next two weeks, talk about the weather, using the French phrases.

Enjoy your day!

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home. 22.5.20

Hello Everyone!

Friday 22 May 2020     22.5.20

Friday Challenge– We are learning to recall our table facts quickly and accurately.

Task – Complete today’s Speed Tables.

SUPER– Complete the 1, 2, 4, 5, and 10 columns and rows.

FANTASTIC– Complete one table.

SPECTACULAR– Complete both tables. Time yourself- try to improve your time on the second

speedtables1 3

 

Daily Maths– We are developing our knowledge of position and movement.                                                               We are learning to identify a right angle and a quarter turn.

Key Vocabulary we will be using: clockwise, anticlockwise, half turn, quarter turn, right angle.

Task- Complete the activities on these pages.    

 

Extra Challenge– Make a right angle finder. We have made one in class before. Begin by folding a  square or circle in half, then fold it in half again. Mark where the edges meet to make a 90 degree angle. Now you can use your angle finder to check for right angles around your house and garden.                                                                                            

 

Daily LiteracyWe are developing our reading skills.                                                                                                         We are learning to use an apostrophe in contractions.                                                                           We are learning to identify features found in an informal text.

 

Friday text Read the postcards.

 

Task Highlight the words that are contractions and use an apostrophe to combine two words.                There  are eight of them in total.                                                                                                                  Using a different colour, highlight the words that have the long vowel sound ai– it can                     be  made  with ai, ay or a_e.  There are 10 of these.

Write down:

  •   What you liked about the text?
  •   What you disliked about the text?
  •   What puzzled you?
  •   Were there any connections or patterns you noticed.

Drama Friday Fun- 

Six slimy snails slid slowly seaward.

Say the tongue twister in a quite voice, a loud voice and a scary voice.

 

Friday joke-

What gets wetter the more it dries?

A towel!

 

You know what we say on Friday-

Have a great weekend and have a   ……..   weekend!

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home 21.5.20

Hello everyone!   I hope you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday.

Thursday 21 May 2020    21.5.20

Thursday Challenge- We are learning to calculate a quarter of an amount.

To calculate a quarter of an amount, half it then half it again.

For example: 84– half is 42, half it again is 21.                                                                                                                          So quarter of 84= 21

Task- calculate a quarter of these amounts.

SUPER–  20    40    100   80     12    16     88      48

FANTASTIC–  120     280     68      460    76     248    360   1000

SPECTACULAR–  236    £56    164m   720   £528    480km    1076

Extra Challenge– Think like a mathematician. What can you say about all of these numbers?

Daily Maths- We are learning to count in halves.                                                                                                              We are learning to show halves on a number line.

Task- Count out loud in halves from 1 to 10-  One, one and a half,  2,  2 and a half,  3,                                 3 and a half 4. four and a half………..                                                                                                           Count again – clap on every whole number.   ONE,  one and a half, TWO, two and a half,               THREE……                                                                                                                                                         Try counting in halves between other numbers.                                                                                       Count as you do some skipping!

Now use these skills to complete the number lines.

Worksheet 1 What Quantity?

Worksheet 2 Halves on a Number Line

Extra Challenge- Create one of these sheets to show your understanding of counting in quarters.

 Literacy- Keep working on your assignment. Use the star steps to create a successful newspaper report.

Daily LiteracyWe are learning to use apostrophes to combine words.

Task- Go to the link and complete activity 3.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4p2mfr

Extra Challenge– Using felt pens create a colourful ‘Contraction’ word mat we could use to help us when we are  writing. I Show the long version with two words, then the contracted version. Include an illustration.

 

Art and Design– What have you learned about Charles Rennie Mackintosh?                                                                    Where would you find good examples of his work?                                                                                  What does an architect do?                                                                                                                            What evidence is there to show he had a love of nature?

Science investigation– We are learning to think like scientists.                                                                            See Monday’s activity.

Extra Challenge Write up a Lab Report describing your experiment. Use diagrams to add extra detail. Reflect on your investigation – how could you have improved it?

Lab Report

Have a good day!

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home 20.5.20

 

Hello Everyone!

Wednesday 20 May 2020     20.5.20

Wednesday Challenge- we are learning to calculate half.

Top- tip – 36 – Partition the number-   30    6    Find half of thirty then find half of 6.                                                                                                           15+ 3= 18                                                                                           146 Partition the number- 100  40  6 Find half of 100, half of 40, half of 6.                                                                                                          50+ 20 +3 = 73

SUPER – 8   16  20  24  12   14   10   18    50   100

FANTASTIC– 64   86   38   54    76    92    248   466  156   472

SPECTACULAR– 264   486    254   638   870   494    362   574  936

Daily Maths- We are learning to write a fraction.                                                                                                               We are learning what each part of a fraction means.                                                                               We are learning to recognise and shade a third of a shape.

Key Words– numerator, denominator, whole, fraction, equal

Go to the link- find out how fractions are written by mathematicians- what does each part mean?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd8mt39

Write  these fractions as a mathematician would – with a numerator on top  and a denominator on the bottom.

One half,  one quarter,  one third.

Task

 

SUPER Numbers 1 and 2

FANTASTIC-Numbers 1, 2 and 3

SPECTACULAR– Number 1,2, 3, 4 and 5.

 

Daily Literacy- We are learning to use apostrophes to combine words.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhgfy9q

Go to the link and complete activities 1 and 2

Extra Challenge- Add more words to your list of contractions. Make sure that you put your apostrophe in the correct place.  Find your ‘hot-spots’ – which are the tricky ones?

 

P4W CHALLENGE 1- LITERACY

The  editor of your  newspaper has asked you to write the front page story, telling the nation about the sinking of Titanic on 15 April 1912. You need to tell the readers about the tragic events of that night, the facts, figures and information they would want to know.

See yesterday’s blog for more information.

newspaper template

Your assignment is due on Friday morning and can be uploaded as a word document, a photo or a pdf.   You can submit it through the submission box found on the ‘assignment box’ on Teams. If you have problems uploading your assignment to Teams, you can send it via the office.

 

Daily Spelling – choose an activity to work on your spelling words.

Extra Challenge– Listen for the short or long vowels.                                                                                                              Add more words to the Spectacular list.

Reading-Using your Bloom’s sheet, write down four questions you would like to ask the main character in your reading book.

Reading For Pleasure– enjoy relaxing with a text of your choice for at least 30 minutes each day.

We are developing our listening skills by listening to David Walliams read at ‘Elevenses with David Walliams’.

French  – We are learning to develop our French speaking skills.

We are continuing to say numbers

Click on the link below for a variety of activities to help you develop your skills.

Week beg 11.5.20 First Level

Art and Design– we  are developing our knowledge of the Scottish artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.                                                                                                                                                         See yesterday’s blog.

 

Science investigation– We are learning to think like scientists.                                                                            See yesterday’s activity.

Extra Challenge– Write up a Lab Report describing your experiment. Use diagrams to add extra detail. Reflect on your investigation – how could you have improved it?

Lab Report

Take a Moment!

 

Have a good day- enjoy the sunshine!

P4W Wise Woodies Learning at Home Together 19.5.20

Hello everyone!  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

Tuesday 19 May 2020      19.5.20

Tuesday Challenge – We are learning to develop our addition skills.

 Task – challenge yourself with our ‘Tuesday Ten’ on Topmarks Daily 10 online- choose addition on the menu. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

SUPER–  LEVEL 1           FANTASTIC –  LEVEL 2                SPECTACULAR– LEVEL 3

Have a warm-up first then either increase the level or decrease the time to make your learning even more challenging.

Daily Maths – we are revising our knowledge of fractions before going onto next steps.                                           We are learning to recognise what is meant by a half and a quarter.

Watch the clip:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82/articles/zq2yfrd

Complete

SUPER-First page, questions 1-4.

FANTASTIC-First page, numbers 1-5 and page 2, numbers 1, 2 and 4.

SPECTACULAR- First page, numbers 1-5 and page 2, numbers 2, 3 and 5.

Extra Challenge -Write down the rule for finding quarter of an amount.

 

 

P4W TEAMS CHALLENGE 1 LITERACY– this is also available as a challenge in Teams.

Step 1– Read the challenge carefully.

Step 2- Complete by Friday 22 May  1by 1.30am.

Step 3-Upload your completed challenge to Teams.

Step 4– I will give you feedback the following week.

Literacy

We are learning to show our knowledge of Titanic and to                                                                     We are learning to newspaper writing skills, using the same star steps we used for our report on the building of Titanic.

Your challenge is to use your knowledge and skills to become a newspaper reporter.

The  editor of your  newspaper has asked you to write the front page story, telling the nation about the sinking of Titanic on 15 April 1912. You need to tell the readers about the tragic events of that night, the facts, figures and information they would want to know.

Your deadline for your report will be Friday 22 May at 11.30am.

STAR STEPS for a successful newspaper report:

  • NAME YOUR NEWSPAPER.
  • HEADLINE– capture the reader’s attention.
  • BYLINE– your name.
  • LEAD-briefly explains what happened.                                                                                                           If the reader stopped reading after the LEAD, they would know, roughly                                     what had happened.                                                                                                                                 Most important information comes first.                                                                                             This first paragraph should answer as many questions as you can.                                                       WHO?   WHAT?    WHERE?    WHEN?   WHY?    HOW?
  • BODY– add more information and detail.                                                                                                         Include background information, evidence and facts.                                                                       Include a quote from an expert or a witness.                                                                                     Continue to write in order of importance.                                                                                            Keep you sentences short and punchy to engage the reader.
  • TAIL–  give the reader some extra information.                                                                                              Include a link to our newspaper report about the building of Titanic.                                            Give a final quote from a witness or an expert.
  • PHOTOGRAPH  
  • P4W NON- NEGOTIABLES

When you have completed your newspaper report,  upload it onto TEAMS.

I will read your report and will look forward  to giving  you feedback.

newspaper template

 

 

Daily Spelling- We are learning to spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule.                                                         We are learning to identify and spell words with closed and open syllables.

 

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.

Check out the video below for a reminder:

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

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

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

Tricky words – old    sentence

 

Weekly Reading-we are developing our reading skills. Read 20-30 pages of your reading book.

Task- we are developing our thinking skills.                                                                                                          We are developing our understanding of a text.

Using your Bloom’s question sheet, write down 4 questions you would like to ask the main character in your book.

 

Reading For Pleasure- enjoy relaxing with a text of your choice for at least 30 minutes each day.

Listening Skills – We are learning to develop our skills by listening ‘Elevenses from the world of David Walliams’.

 

Art and Design– we  are developing our knowledge of the Scottish artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Before starting this task, you will need permission from a parent/carer to go online and remember to end your search with ‘for kids’.

Research Charles Rennie Mackintosh and look at some of his designs.

Watch the clip.

 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Charles_Rennie_Mackintosh

 

 

SCIENCE – We are learning to use the skills scientists use:

Ask questionsExperiment.   Make prediction.    Find solutions.    Improve.

Ice-rescueThe following activities should only be completed with adult permission and supervision.

Try this activity from Science Sparks: Place a small plastic toy or figure into a plastic container and fill to almost the top with water.  Put it in the freezer until the water is frozen. Remove and leave to loosen for 5-10 minutes and tip it out onto a plate or tray.

What happens when you pour a little bit of warm water onto the ice?                                          What happens if you put salt onto the ice?                                                                                         What do you think would be the fastest way to rescue your toy from the ice? What could you do to find out?                                                                                                                                                   Are bigger toys easier to rescue from the ice than smaller toys?

P.E.- We are learning to develop our fitness.

Choose an activity from the PowerPoint.

Have a good day, everyone!

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home 15.5.20

Hello everyone!

Friday 15 May 2020    15.5.20

Friday Challenge – we are learning to recall our table facts quickly and accurately.

Task – Complete today’s Speed Tables.

SUPER– Complete the 1, 2, 4, 5, and 10 columns and rows.

FANTASTIC– Complete one table.

SPECTACULAR– Complete both tables. Time yourself- try to improve your time on the second box. 

speedtables 2

Daily Maths- We are learning to describe journeys.

Follow the journeys using the key words;

forwards   turn     left    right

 

Extra Challenge

Using squared paper and a lego figure, create a set of instructions to travel from one side of the paper to another. Develop the same skill using paving stones in your garden. Can a member of your family follow your instructions and arrive at the correct place?

 

 

Daily Literacywe are developing our reading skills.

We are developing our knowledge of descriptive writing.

Friday text- Read silently.

 

Task– Read the play out loud. Use the punctuation – speech marks, commas, exclamation marks, question marks and full stops. Follow the stage directions in brackets but don’t say these out loud.

Find three descriptive phrases that build up the suspense in the text.

Write down:

  •   What you liked about the text?
  •   What you disliked about the text?
  •   What puzzled you?
  •   Were there any connections or patterns you noticed?

Read the play with your family, one person being the narrator, setting the scene and others playing the characters.

Thank you all for sharing your learning!

 

Friday Drama Fun

Try these tongue twisters:

A big black bug bit a big black bear.

If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

Try to say them in a quiet voice or an angry voice.

 

Friday joke-

How does a scientist freshen her breath?

With experi-mints!

 

You know what we say on Friday-

Have a great long weekend and have a             weekend!

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home 14.5.20

Hello everyone!    I hope you all had fun developing your circus skills yesterday!

Thursday 14 May 2020       14.5.20

Thursday Challenge- We are learning to identify patterns in sequences.                                                                                   We are learning to complete sequences.                                                                                                   We are learning to use our knowledge of times tables.                                                                           We are learning to use our knowledge of place value.

Task – describe the pattern and complete the sequences by filling the gaps and adding the next three numbers.

Key vocabulary– increasing, decreasing.

96    86    76   …..  56    …..   …..   …..                                   4    8   12    ….   20  ….  28   ….   …..    …..

27    24    21   …..   15    12  ….   ….  ….                                8    16    24    ….     40    48   …..   ….    …..  

104      124     144     164      ….    ….   ….                             81      72    ….      54     45    36    ….   ….  ….

325     375      425     475   ….   …..   …..                               12     18    24  …..   …..  42 ….  ….  ,…

Extra Challenge – create 2 sequences, developing times table or place value skills.

Daily Maths-We are learning to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills to change one number into another using a function machine.

 

SUPER-Read the example then complete Numbers 1 and 2.

FANTASTIC- Read the example then complete numbers 1, 2 and 3.

SPECTACULAR-Read the example then complete numbers 3 and 4.

Extra Challenge

Check your answers are correct using the inverse calculations.                                                              Subtraction- check using addition                    Division – check using multiplication

 

Daily Literacy We are developing our writing skills.

We are learning to add detail in a text by using adverbs and adjectives.

Writing Task- Yesterday we were learning about adverbs and adjectives.

Today, we are going to use these to improve our own writing.

Click on the link and find the adverb word mat. It has lots of good suggestions to help you.

You will see there are some super adverbs ending in ly that you can use as openers.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbn492p

Last weekend I chanced upon this mysterious path whilst on my daily walk. I had never noticed it before and as I looked along it, I began to think like a writer. Adjectives and adverbs danced in my mind and I immediately thought of a wonderful group of writers I know…P4W!

Writers- as a warm-up write down as many describing words as you can in 3 minutes to describe the path and the trees. Next, write down as many adverbs as you can to describe how you would walk along the path.

 

Task– write the first short chapter for a Summer adventure story. You will need to engage the reader by setting the scene and taking time to describe your journey along the path. Remember, the reader won’t have a photograph so you will need to help them imagine your journey along it.

How would you be feeling-can you see where it leads?

STAR STEPS

Use adjectives to describe the setting – the path and the trees.

Describing your feelings/ what you see/ feel / touch.

Describe what you are thinking.

Use ly adverbs as openers.

P4W Non- negotiables.

 

Writers– begin with this starter sentence. Read it carefully. Next, improve the words in italics and use brilliant adjectives and adverbs to engage the reader.

…….. we walked to the top of the…….hill. The ……sun had made it ….. work.  We stopped to rest our……legs and it was only then that we looked to our left and saw the long path for the very first time. We looked at each other and without ….we took our first …… steps……………………………..

Now carry on along the path, describing the journey, the ground, the trees above. Remember, you want the reader to be able to imagine your journey along the path. Can you use a simile?Perhaps your journey could lead you to discover something at the end which you could explore in the next chapter.

In the next chapter you could also reveal who you are with – just as Michael Morpurgo does in some of his books. Not giving too much away adds to the adventure and makes the reader want to read on and find out more.

When you have finished today’s chapter, give it a good title.

 

Reading for Pleasure – Enjoy reading a fiction or a non- fiction text- a recipe book, instructions, poetry, a comic, an atlas. Aim to read for at least 30 minutes every day.

Perhaps you would like to recommend a book that you have particularly enjoyed recently. You can share this on Teams.

Daily Spelling – Choose an activity to help you learn your spelling words.

Add on two words from your ‘high- frequency’ list.

 

Health Week- There are lots of activities on Tuesday’s link.

 

Tomorrow, children all over Edinburgh are being encouraged to wear their school uniform whilst learning at home- more on Buckstone Buzz!

Hope to see lots of you on Teams!

Have a good day!