Mrs Tweedie & Mrs Graham P4TG, Primary 4

P4TG Reflective Friday and welcome back!

It has been so exciting welcoming all the children back to school this week. Everyone has been very excited to be in their new classroom, getting to know each other as a class and getting used to all of the classroom routines.

We will send an update as soon as possible with PE days as we are still waiting for these to be confirmed. We take our learning outdoors every day so please make sure that you have a waterproof jacket with you each day as we just never know what the weather will do!

In Primary Four we plan to share our Reflective Friday via Teams in future but as the new class is still being set up on Teams please continue to look at the Blog for information next week and we will keep you posted here for now.

On a Friday we plan to share:

  • what we have been learning in Literacy, Numeracy/Maths and Other Areas
  • spelling patterns/words for the following week to practise at home
  • some ideas for learning at home based on our class work that week
  • any other useful information (e.g. PE days)

This week we have been:

  • Organising our new classroom
  • Drawing self portraits
  • Practising our times tables
  • Getting used to all of our new classroom routines
  • Enjoying BEAR time (quiet reading)
  • Working on our listening skills
  • Enjoying learning and playing together outdoors.

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Tweedie and Mrs Graham

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P2/3 Golden Treasures Week Beginning 14th June

It has been so nice seeing the girls and boys back in school this week- we really missed them! We have been very proud of how well they have settled back in again!

Please can you bring in a carrier bag on Monday if possible, so that we can start to send learning home next week. Thank you!

Another busy week in school…here’s what we’ve been learning:

Literacy

  • Spelling: this week we practised our spelling words in a variety of ways.
  • Team Jewel- working on the oi sound (soil, oil, point etc)
  • Team Gold and Team Treasure- continuing our work on adding ‘ed’ endings where it makes a ‘t’ sound (asked, bumped, baked, wrapped etc).
  • Reading- reading for information from fact books and creating fact files using what we read.
  • Handwriting– practising formation, focusing on the correct height of letters, continuing to join script.

At home ideas:

  • Have a look for fact books at home and create your own fact file about a topic of your choice.

Numeracy/Maths

  • Continuing our work on fractions. We are now working with halves, quarters and thirds and can recognise these in shapes and can work out fractions of amounts.
  • Counting in 3s and 4s and working on our times tables.

At home ideas:

  • Play the Hit the Button game using the link below; you can work on: doubles, halves, times tables and number bonds.

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

Other Areas

  • Organising our Learning Stories which were sent home with the children on Wednesday. We hope that you have enjoyed looking at them and reading the reports, progress in Literacy and Numeracy comments and the children’s own Looking Back/Looking Forward sheets. Please return the blue folders next week before the summer holidays.
  • Research skills- working on IPADs to find out facts about castles for our information booklets.
  • PE- fitness and games.
  • Numbers to 20 in French.
  • Finishing off our class assembly, which was shared “virtually” today at school (via Teams).

At home ideas:

  • Practise counting objects but do it in French!

Have a super weekend- only one week to go!

Mrs Tweedie and Mrs Graham

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P2/3GT Spellings 14th June

This week’s spelling patterns are below if you’d like to work on these at home. We do a dictation activity using these words/patterns each Friday. Please feel free to add words of your own; it isn’t just about learning a “list” of words but understanding how words are built up and spelt.

Team Jewel: the oi sound for example, coin, join, oil, point, boil, foil, soil

Try to make sure that you can read, recognise and spell these words.

Team Gold and Team Treasure are both working on adding ed endings (where it sounds like t is being added).

Team Gold list (and Team Treasure core list): rocked, asked, blinked, bumped, reached, looked, baked, hoped, splashed, joked

Team Treasure Challenge list: walked, talked, typed, punished, attacked, switched, laughed, wrapped, practised, escaped

Tricky words: continue to spend time revising words that you are having difficulty with.

Here are the tricky words in case you need them:block-1-8-tricky-words-single-sheet-1Download

This will be the last week of spellings being posted on the Blog, since next week is the last week before the summer holidays so will be a revision week.

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P2/3GT Spellings 7th June

This week’s spelling patterns are below if you’d like to work on these at home. We do a dictation activity using these words/patterns each Friday. Please feel free to add words of your own; it isn’t just about learning a “list” of words but understanding how words are built up and spelt.

Team Jewel: tricky word revision week- blocks 1 and 2

Try to make sure that you can read, recognise and spell these words

Block 1: to me his was saw the he is put want no
Block 2: go are come her into we they said of here be all one were do she some you there as

Team Gold and Team Treasure are both working on adding ed endings (where it sounds like d is being added).

Team Gold list (and Team Treasure core list): burned, yelled, spilled, stayed, played, moaned, sailed, closed, smiled, shared

Team Treasure Challenge list: opened, borrowed, displayed, wondered, explained, destroyed, discovered, rescued, arrived, estimated.

Tricky words: continue to spend time revising words that you are having difficulty with.

Here are the tricky words in case you need them:block-1-8-tricky-words-single-sheet-1Download

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P2/3 Golden Treasures Spelling 31st May

This week’s spelling patterns are below if you’d like to work on these at home. We do a dictation activity using these words/patterns each Friday. Please feel free to add words of your own; it isn’t just about learning a “list” of words but understanding how words are built up and spelt.

Team Jewel: continue the ea sound

For example: eat, meat, seat, each, peach, cheat, mean

Team Gold and Team Treasure are both working on adding ed endings (where it sounds like ed). This may be new learning for Team Gold and revision for Team Treasure.

Team Gold examples: belted, headed, ended, melted, landed, shouted, wanted

Continue to work on all tricky words, with a focus on Block 7- reading, recognising and spelling.

Team Treasure core list: lifted, planted, rented, started, melted, painted, needed, shouted, pointed, skated

Team Treasure Challenge list: listened, decided, squinted, demanded, hesitated, squeezed, contacted, included, avoided, behaved

Tricky words: continue to spend time revising words that you are having difficulty with

Here are the tricky words in case you need them:block-1-8-tricky-words-single-sheet-1Download

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P2/3 Golden Treasures Reflective Friday week beginning 24th May

Literacy

  • Spelling: this week we practised our spelling words in a variety of ways
  • Team Jewel- working on the ea sound (eat, seat etc)
  • Team Gold– continuing our work on adding ‘ing’ endings to words where you have to double the consonant at the end (e.g. fanning, binning)
  • Team Treasure- plurals where you need to add ‘es’ to make the plural form (e.g. foxes, buses)
  • Reading- reading aloud with fluency and expression in our reading groups; looking for words beginning with each letter of the alphabet in our books as a challenge.
  • Handwriting– practising formation, focusing on the correct height of letters, starting to join script.

At home ideas:

  • Write your own set of instructions using some of these openers: First, Next, Then, Finally… (It could be instructions for a recipe, how to feed a pet, how to brush your teeth- the choice is yours!)
  • Choose a book (or magazine or comic) and read aloud to someone at home (parents, sibling, or even a favourite teddy or pet). Can you read fluently and add expression to your voice as you read?

Numeracy/Maths

  • Continuing our work on fractions. Looking at halves and quarters and talking about how the bottom number of the fraction (the denominator) is how many equal parts that you are splitting the number or shape into.
  • Continuing our focus on counting in 3s and linking this to the 3 x table.
  • Continuing to work on measure: weight and capacity.

At home ideas:

  • Fractions- have a look at the game below to practise your work on fractions.
  • Practise your measuring skills by weighing some ingredients at home. Can you find any instruments at home that measure capacity? (Measuring jugs etc).

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/firepitFractions/index.html

Other Areas

  • IDL/Topic- continuing our topic on plants and looking after our sunflowers.
  • PE- sports day stations
  • Days of the week in French
  • Planning and organising our class assembly.

At home ideas:

  • Can you remember the days of the week in French? Have a listen to this song to help you.
  • Share with your family what you and your team have been learning about to share in assembly about Health.

https://video.link/w/hDExc

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Tweedie and Mrs Graham

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P2/3 Golden Treasures Spelling 25th May

This week’s spelling patterns are below if you’d like to work on these at home. We do a dictation activity using these words/patterns each Friday. Please feel free to add words of your own; it isn’t just about learning a “list” of words but understanding how words are built up and spelt.

Team Jewel: the ea sound

For example: eat, seat, heat, near, fear, ear

Team Gold: adding ing endings (where you have to make a change- doubling the consonant at the end)

For example: batting, humming, rubbing, winning, jamming, setting, plotting

Tricky words: we are working on block 7 words- country, young, example (reading/recognising and spelling)

Team Treasure: adding ‘es’ to the end of words to make the plural form

Core list: boxes, foxes, dishes, benches, brushes, dresses, beaches, churches, kisses, glasses

Challenge list: churches, circuses, torches, branches, splashes, addresses, radishes, canvases, buzzes, tomatoes

Tricky words: continue to spend time revising words that you are having difficulty with

Here are the tricky words in case you need them: