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P4B Reflective Friday 31.5

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

We have been working hard on strategies for multiplying by 6 and 8. This has included looking at the pattern of the times table using a number square. We have listened to  fun songs on youtube which taught us the 6 and 8 times table to all about that bass and cheerleader. I have attached the links.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9os1VUUp5io

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X620IeUkYE

We have also learned how to use the algorithm for multiplication. An example would be 55×6.

We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.

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Literacy

This week we have been learning about the features of writing a newspaper report, we spent time working through the 4 elements that are important. These are the headline, lead, body and tail. We found out that all the important information needs to be shared right at the start. This is called front loading.

Our spelling this week was looking at using ‘ei’ as a long vowel sound. For example in the word freight. Here are the words for you to practice.

weight            freight

sleigh              weigh

eight              eighty

reindeer         vein

rein                  veil

Other learning

We carried on researching the Titanic, we had a discussion about more things the children would like to learn about. Then we worked with our learning partners and chose one or two ideas. We had things like the passengers clothing, more about the iceberg and survivors.

Have a great weekend

P4B

P4B Reflective Friday 26.4

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

We have been working hard on strategies for multiplying by 3. This has included looking at the pattern of the times table using a number square. We have listened to a fun song on youtube which taught us the 3 times table to uptown funk. I have attached the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XzfQUXqiYY

We have also learned how to use the algorithm for multiplication, with some of us even using hundreds tens and units.

We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.

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Home learning activities –

As we will be moving on to the 4 times table next week, please spend some time looking at it.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=BingoMultiplicationv9

Literacy

This week we have been learning about the features of writing a diary entry, we spent time working through a checklist to highlight these elements using an example of a day in the life of an astronaut. We then used our knowledge to write our own diary entry for an animal of our choosing. We had lions, pigs, monkeys and even a sloth.

Home learning activities –

I have attached the checklist document we used in class below, you could work through any diary entries you can find and see if they have the features on the list.

Diary Writing Checklist

Have a great weekend

P4B

Titanic resources

Dear Parents / Carers

As part of our learning about the Titanic we are about to re-create the cabins found on board. We are therefore looking for resources to help the children build their models.

This includes –

Shoe boxes – Wallpaper – Material/Fabric – Toy furniture – Toy figures – anything else you think would be useful.

Please could you bring anything you have in on Monday next week.

Thank you

P4B Reflective Friday 29.3.19

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we worked hard on developing our knowledge of the formal algorithm method of subtraction. We started to learn about how to exchange twice in one sum. This was really tricky but we all enjoyed it. I have put a how to guide below, just remember its an american video so they call exchanging re grouping.

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-add-subtract/arith-review-regrouping-3-dig/v/regrouping-twice-when-subtracting-three-digit-numbers

We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.

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Home learning activities –

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

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=BingoFractionsv3

This is the link to fractions bingo and hit the button for practising your 2.3 and 4 times tables.

 

Other areas

We have had so much fun this week learning all about the Titanic, we have been super detectives and researched all about how the ship was built, the stories of its crew and passengers. On Tuesday we worked in groups and all had responsibility for a part of the ship. We created a giant P4 version of Titanic, it looks absolutely wonderful, good job P4.

Home learning activities –

I have attached a link to one of the websites we used in class, which has lots of really interesting facts.

https://titanicfacts.net/

Have a great weekend

P4B

P4B Reflective Friday 22.3.19

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we looked at fractions of a shape, concentrating on half, quarter and thirds. We practised by playing fraction bingo on whiteboards. We also began to think about the link between fractions of a number and division. It would be great if you could practice the 2, 3 and 4 times tables including dividing at home.

We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.

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Home learning activities –

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

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=BingoFractionsv3

This is the link to fractions bingo and hit the button for practising your 2.3 and 4 times tables.

Literacy

We learned a new spelling rule for oi and oy words, we found out the oi is normally in the middle of a word where as the oy comes at the end. Here are this weeks words to practice.

joint

noise

poison

soiled

spoiling

toys

annoying

enjoyed

joyful

employed

Home learning activities –

I have attached a link to spelling city where you can create a free account and input the spelling words and the children can practice using games.

https://www.spellingcity.com/

Other areas

We have learned about how to use ICT to create a piece of writing. The children completed a number of steps or as we call them the Success Criteria in order to produce a travel brochure on the city of Paris as part of French lessons. These are looking wonderful and would be useful for anybody going on a holiday to Paris. Well done P4.

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER

On Tuesday next week could the children please come to school in clothing that you wouldn’t mind them possibly getting paint on. Something old, thank you.

Have a great weekend

P4B

P4B Reflective Friday 22.2.19

Hope you all had a lovely holiday, here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we learned how to use exchanging within our algorithm sum. It was a challenge but we have certainly got the hang of it now. It would be used for sums where the top number is smaller than the bottom. For example   24                                                                                                                                                                     – 08

We finished our time focus by looking at estimation where we made an educated guess about how long certain activities take and then we tested the estimate using a stopwatch with our learning partners.

We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.

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Things to do at home –

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-add-subtract/modal/v/basic-regrouping-or-borrowing-when-subtracting-three-digit-numbers

This has an explanation of exchanging, however it is an American clip so some of the language they use is slightly different, for example re grouping instead of exchanging.

Literacy

We learned a new spelling rule for ph words when it sounds like an f. Here are this weeks words to practice.

graph  phone

photo  photograph

dolphin  phrase

sphere  orphan

alphabet  elephant

Things to do at home –

I have attached a link to spelling city where you can create a free account and input the spelling words and the children can practice using games.

https://www.spellingcity.com/

Other areas

We have learned about the work of Charles Rennie Macintosh and recreated his famous rose stained glass window. It lead to a fantastic discussion all about the different jobs that people have and what skills we need in them. The children were amazed that he was an architect, artist, furniture and jewellery designer.

Have a great weekend

P4B

P4B Reflective Friday 8.2.19

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we started learning about the strategies of subtraction, we began with the best ways to get the answer in our heads. To do this we played subtraction bingo. We then looked at how to transfer this knowledge to simple sums using our algorithm method.

We haven’t had time to revise our beat thats this week so here they are for you to practice at home.

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Things to do at home –

https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/a/subtract_mentally_2_digit.php

This has an explanation of some of the mental strategies we will be using

Literacy

We linked a lot of our literacy work this week to Chinese New Year, the children developed their note taking skills and did a comprehension exercise all about how it is celebrated. We also did a research task about the country of China using the IPADS, finding out about things like famous landmarks and all the languages spoken there.

We made a poster about how to use the internet safely using the message of SMART, it would be great if the children could remember and explain to you what this means.

Things to do at home –

This is the video about internet safety we based our poster on.

Other areas

We have had a great week learning more about science and different types of power. First of all we were very lucky to have Generation Science in the school and they gave us a great workshop called Power to the People which the children loved. Then today we made our own circuits using batteries, bulbs, switches, buzzers and fans, at the end some tables worked together and created a super circuit.

Have a great holiday

P4B

P4B Reflective Friday 1.2.19

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we have focused  again on our addition skills, we have done a lot of work on the strategies we can use to make adding in our head easier. We had fun playing a game called guess my number on the topmarks website.  We created  ‘How to’ videos on the IPADS to show our understanding of the algorithm method. They were fantastic and the children were able to explain the steps of the sum with great detail.

We also looked at the importance of timetables and linked it to our previous work on time. This was a tricky concept for the children and many of them were keen to look at bus and train timetables at home.

I have also attached a copy of our levels  on beat thats for you to practice at home.

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Things to do at home –

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=bingoaddition

https://www.lothianbuses.com/

Literacy

In reading we are continuing to focus on comprehension and understanding. The class used their reading books to complete another visualiser.

In writing we looked back at our descriptive pieces on a winters scene. We self assessed against the success criteria identifying something that we were happy with and something that needed a bit more work. We then up levelled the writing and wrote a final copy. These are wonderful and look great on the wall. It makes you cold just reading them.

In spelling this week we re visited some of our previous tricky words.

Things to do at home –

Here is a copy of the visualiser if you wanted to do one as part of you reading homework.

visualiser

Other areas

It was our second week of swimming and the children are loving it, our instructors have been ever so impressed with our effort and determination. They have commented on how respectful and well mannered we are. Well done P4!

We researched about viking food with our learning  partner and used this to create our own Viking menu. Lots of smoked fish and salted meats as well as fresh fruit and Norse oatcakes were some of the things we chose. We practised our note taking skills as part of the learning came from a powerpoint.

Have a great weekend

P4B

P4B Reflective Friday 25.1.19

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

This week we have focused on our addition skills, we have done a lot of work on the strategies we can use to make adding in our head easier. We had fun playing a game called addition bingo on the topmarks website. The children have worked so hard on using the algorithm sum for column addition, this was a brand new concept for them and we have already moved on to bridging 10 and carrying. Well done P4! We are in the process of creating ‘How to’ videos on the IPADS to show our understanding.

I have also attached a copy of our levels  on beat thats for you to practice at home.

Big_Maths-Beat-That_P2

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Things to do at home –

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=bingoaddition

Literacy

In reading we are focusing on comprehension and understanding. The class used their reading books to complete a brand new task called the visualiser. We thought of an important event in the story and illustrated what we thought it looked like and then wrote a paragraph describing it.

In spelling this week we had fun creating our own wordsearches with our words.  We learned all about the rule for adding a tch to the end of words.

fetch                      ditch

patch                    witch

stretch                  Scotch

snatched             scratched

catching               pitching

Things to do at home –

Here is a copy of the visualiser if you wanted to do one as part of you reading homework.

visualiser

Other areas

We have started to learn the skills of gymnastics in PE, we had fun on Monday creating a 4 step gymnastic sequence which took in elements of balance, strength and creativity.

We researched about viking gods and goddesses and with a partner created an information sheet about ones of our choice. This helped us to improve our note taking skills as part of the learning came from a powerpoint.

Have a great weekend

P4B