Ms Hastie & Mrs Ling P5HL

P5HL Reflective Friday WB 23.8.21

Reflective Friday

Week Beginning 23rd August 2021 

Well done Primary 5HL for a busy first whole week back! It has been great getting to know everyone in school and we are sending wishes to our lovely learners who are currently learning at home and wishing you a speedy recovery. Ms Hastie and Mrs Ling are really proud of you all, in school and at home, for your resilience and perseverance in what has been a bit of a challenging start to the new school year. We make a great team already and can’t wait to all be back together soon and have fun learning! We will make sure that nobody misses out on the experiences and learning tasks. Thank you for all of your hard work and support Primary 5HL and to your wonderful families, we really appreciate all that you are doing and please can we reiterate that we completely understand everyone is in a different home scenario and there is no expectation for home learning, just do what suits you (we used to say that to you all last year too!). 

Please note PE days will be Tuesdays and Fridays unless we are notified otherwise, if your child would like to wear their PE kit to school on these days please encourage them to do so with the addition of their school jumper to try and maintain consistency with uniform. This is not mandatory so your child can wear full school uniform if they prefer but having suitable outdoor shoes for PE/Outdoor Learning will be important. It is helpful for them to have suitable clothing for Outdoor Learning with them as we will be going out everyday unless it is unsafe to do so. Please help us to avoid losing things by making sure you have any items labelled such as spare clothes, lunchboxes, bags and jackets. Spare clothing can stay on the children’s labelled pegs in the cloakroom. 

This week our blog has been collated together and we wanted to share some of the things that we have been learning. We hope you enjoy reading it! 

We enjoyed getting some new seats on Monday and having a table group to work with. We are going to have these groups and partners for 2 weeks and then there will be another change! 

We have continued reading our Class Novel Catscape and enjoyed recapping and answering questions about chapter 1 and then had lots of fun reading chapters 2 and 3 this week! It has been great to hear the different place-names in Edinburgh mentioned. We were learning about word association as a follow-up task, which means words that we might link together. We focused on the word ‘cat’ and ‘lost’ and came up with some fabulous mind-maps and lists to share our thoughts. These included ‘miaow’, ‘vicious’, ‘sly’ and ‘firemen’ (ask us about this one!) for the cat example. Some of us even researched different breeds of cats! We have developed our dictionary skills by finding the definitions of more challenging vocabulary from our reading and phrases we can use to up level our writing. If any of our learners at home would like to keep going with the class novel please scroll down to the bottom of this post where you will find a weblink to little videos of each chapter (this week we have focused on Chapter 2 and 3) and you can choose a follow-up activity to try. Next week we will look to Chapter 4 and 5 so if you wish to try learning at home you could do this. 

We worked hard on our first P5 Spelling Rule, which was all about learning how to use a suffix ‘ing’ or ‘ed’ with a root word ending in a consonant. We had to remember to double the consonant before adding the suffix! Some of the words included were run = run + n + ing = running. Mrs Ling helped us to use different colours to find the three parts of the words and some of us even used little flash cards to practise making the words up with their suffixes. Lots of us challenged ourselves to think of as many other words as we could which could fit in the rule – swimming, humming, mopping, hitting and skipping were a few of our favourites! We worked really hard to Peer Assess our learning using the 2 Stars and a Wish method – see if you can ask us what this means! We then enjoyed using a range of active strategies to practise our spelling words, including code words, backwards words, pyramid words and rainbow letters. You might like to try an activity like this to practise your words at home!

Our Spelling Rule for next week is – 

WALT: Accurately spell words with a suffix ing/ed that have two consonants.

Suffixing Rules:

  • Root words containing long vowel sounds – add ing
  • Root words containing short vowel sounds + 2 consonants – add ing

Magic e                          Long Vowel

phoned                           avoided

escaping                         delayed

thriving                          displayed

driving                           flowing

2 Consonants

stinging

pretending

cramped

rejected

TRICKY WORDS

world          word

For a Spectacular challenge can you think of any other words of your own which follow this pattern and find the definition of these words, if unknown, using a dictionary for a further challenge.

We enjoyed writing this week and focused on personal recounts and sharing information about ourselves to get to know our classmates. In class we created our own 3D Hot Air Balloons using skills in Art (drawing), Literacy (writing and listening and talking) and Technology (constructing a hanging 3D model from paper) to do this and we have enjoyed sharing these with our peers and hanging them in our classroom for others to see! Our friends learning at home might like to try this when they return to school and we can help them! Next week we will try some creative writing so get thinking about your story writing techniques, we will also start to recap our understanding of some of the functional parts of our writing such as punctuation, paragraphing and checking our grammar and punctuation. Think back over your Big Writing targets from last year (we will look over these in class) and we will be building on these to challenge ourselves in P5! We also created our own ‘Special Shields’ to display in our classroom which is another way that our new classmates and teachers can get to know us! 

We have been revising our Maths learning from P4 and thinking onto P5, seeing what we have remembered and understood and areas where we need to practise and develop further. We have started looking back over strategies for addition and subtraction and focused on the column (traditional) method this week with some Super, Fantastic and Spectacular challenges. Look at the BBC Bitesize clips at the bottom of this page to practise this! We will continue to work on different challenges using this learning next week and continue to build on problem solving with this knowledge too. We have enjoyed creating and playing some Maths games as part of our Outdoor Learning time too – counting and adding and subtracting with dice, hoops, balls and bats. We have taken part in Mental Maths challenges to practise the four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and will continue to do this. We began looking back at Place Value this week and will continue working on understanding values within 100s, 1000s, 10000s and beyond for some over the next few weeks. We enjoyed reading different numbers and then writing them using what we know about digits. We took our learning linked to place value outdoors by using natural materials such as sticks, stones and leaves etc. We have also started to look over our Times Tables (multiplication) knowledge and completing different challenges to revisit and revise these.

As part of our Health and Wellbeing learning we have made a start on our Class Charter design and display for the classroom! We worked hard to learn more about Children’s Rights and Responsibilities and discussed the sort of things that will help us to have a fantastic year in P5. We enjoyed creating some posters about a Right of our choice after looking carefully at the Class Charter. We answered some different questions together, using our voice and opinions as well as post-it note ideas. We decided to think of key words that will help us to be a great team – these included kind, encouraging, motivating, inspiring, challenging, thinking and helpful and display these up. We thought that these words helped to describe the kind of qualities for us all and classroom environment we would strive for! We then worked hard on our Art skills by following a drawing tutorial for some Llamas to add to this, showing each of us contributing and agreeing on our charter aims! This means our Class Charter display will go along nicely with our P5HL Happy Llamas class identify!! We will be creating a Happy Llama display for our corridor wall too and shall post some pictures when it is all done. If you want to try this at home check out the link at the bottom of the page!

Finally, we have enjoyed starting to learn a little about the Olympics and soon we will be focusing on the Paralympics! These are such exciting events and timing nicely with our return to school. We will enjoy talking about what we want to learn together and coming up with some engaging and interesting lessons with the children! We have enjoyed seeing some information on Newsround already and starting to design our own Olympic medals by looking at some previous examples and reading about them. Some of us have been taking part in a little Paralympics STEM challenge and others have been reading about a very famous British Paralympic athlete Ellie Simmonds and answering questions about this to challenge ourselves.
Well done everyone!

Please see a couple of pictures below (more will come next week) and some Home Learning Ideas underneath 🙂

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Watch Newsround at Homehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Catscape Novel Study – see link to chapter videos and follow-up tasks for each chapter, if you are learning at home and wish to try this too you can choose a task after listening to each chapter (try to stick to Chapters 2-5 as this is what we have/will be working on last week or over the next week) https://sites.google.com/mc.glow.scot/catscapenovelstudy/the-novel-study

Spelling Rule and activities – can you try and practise our rule from last week (posted in the previous blog entry) or for the coming week (see above)?

Addition and Subtraction: – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/z3kmrwx
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/zc78srd

Place Value – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/place-value

Art – Llama drawing video (for any learners at home who would like to do this before they return to school, please don’t worry we will also find the time so you can do this in school when you are back with us too) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG4ylw2OoUI

Topic/HWB – Paralympics – see if you can watch any of the events and be ready to share what you’ve enjoyed with your classmates! Think of what you might like to learn about and you can let us know. Here’s one website with lots of helpful information – https://www.paralympic.org/paralympic-games
Can you find any other good websites with interesting information to share with your teachers and classmates?

We hope you can have a restful weekend and we are wishing everyone well. Looking forward to seeing you back in school on Monday or as soon as you can! 

Mrs Ling, Ms Hastie and P5HL 

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Reflective Friday 18.6.21

Well done Primary 4 for a busy and successful week! 🙂 Here are a few summaries of our learning which we completed together with Learning Partners this week for a change! We also had fun in our pyjamas today so here is a picture of us – and our own Pyjama creations too!
Last week next week – we will have lots of fun together!

Please enjoy sharing your Learning Stories at home this week and take some time to read through the end of year reports. Please return your Learning Story on Monday or Tuesday next week, at the latest on Wednesday, when you have had this opportunity. We are so grateful for your continued support and kindness.

Have a great weekend everyone!
P4W, Mrs Williamson and Mrs Ling

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P4W Reflective Friday 4.6.21

Reflective Friday WB 31.5.21

What a busy week with lots of different learning opportunities, well done everyone! Please can we also take a moment to thank all the children and their supportive families for the challenges that we have faced at school this week. We are very grateful for your continued patience, support and understanding with learners in school and those Learning Together at Home.

Pictures to follow – hopefully technology allows!

Thanks for all Learning Stories so far – a final plea for any last ones to be returned as these will be coming home again soon! Thank you! 😊

Literacy

We have been learning to:

  • Spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule – words with a short vowel and double consonant – e.g. puzzle.
  • Use accurate spelling of our new spelling rule words within passages and story contexts.
  • Create our own dictation challenges using our weekly spelling words.
  • Create our own word-search using accurate spelling.
  • Understand what a riddle is and how these can be used as effective Literacy techniques.
  • Analyse riddles as an aspect of poetry – consider different effective riddles to find how they are structured and successful – look carefully for parts such as rhyme, questions and clues.
  • Write our own riddles using the elements that make a riddle successful.
  • Prepare and present our writing to the class.
  • Listen, enjoy and engage with different stories and texts.
  • Find evidence in our reading texts to answer a variety of questions.
  • Use evidence from our reading to help us answer questions.
  • Consider how to use facts from different sources to display these in an engaging way.
  • Read for information and use this information to write an interesting fact-file.
  • Find out information from a range of sources and technologies to help us share facts with others.
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning.

Spelling for next week:

Main Teaching Points / Spelling Rules:

Over the years the pronunciation of words has changed and some letters appear in the spelling of words which are no longer sounded

Silent ‘b’  – ‘mb’ / ‘bt’

Silent ‘g’  – ‘gn’

L.I. – WALT Spell words with silent sounds.

Tricky words:  from /  form

Below you will see our Fantastic word list (see the challenge below for those of you who like a Spectacular challenge!)

WORD LIST

lamb

crumb

thumbs

doubt

plumber

debt

comb

gnome

gnash

gnaw

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

Challenge – can you create your own Spectacular list using this rule and by researching words?

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

And a new link with some tricky riddles to solve from the past – have a go at these! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z238cmn

Write your own riddles like we did in class!

  • Look for a book at home that you can enjoy – see if you can set yourself some questions to answer about it (remember for a challenge we think about the Higher Order Thinking Skills like analysing or evaluating) see picture attached below.

Numeracy

We have been learning to:

  • Develop our knowledge of number facts, using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Revise our understanding of addition with the traditional method – using 2- and 3- digit numbers
  • Build on our knowledge of fractions by understanding some equivalent fractions.
  • Understand how to find equal fractions to create a fraction wall.
  • Use our knowledge of fractions to solve challenges and play games.
  • Revise our learning in Maths through taking part in different challenge tasks and starter activities.
  • Use traditional methods for addition and subtraction of money values with decimals.
  • Use our problem-solving skills, including logical thinking and trial and error, to solve multi-step challenges.
  • Continue to build speed and accuracy in our number work.
  •  Develop our ability to solve more complex 2-step problems and word problems, using addition and subtraction, with our knowledge of money.
  • Develop our multiplication understanding, using opportunities to learn the times tables.
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning.

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Across the Curriculum

 We have been learning to:

  • Use ICT and other sources to find key information about a historic event (Titanic)
  • Use detailed drawing and observational skills to create a large drawing of the Titanic
  • Play team games in PE, developing our knowledge of different sports positions and activities.
  • Develop skills to work well together.
  • Work together as part of our school Assembly
  • Look for inspiration outdoors, using outdoor objects and ideas, to solve and write riddles.

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Have a great weekend everyone!
From Primary 4, Mrs Williamson and Mrs Ling 😊

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Reflective Friday WB 24.5.21

Reflective Friday WB 24.5.21

Well done Primary 4WL for an exciting week of learning opportunities and experiences! 😊 Please enjoy reading the summary about our main learning this week (and scroll to the bottom to see some pictures):

Please ensure any remaining Learning Stories are returned to school on Monday as we will be gathering some evidence of our learning this term in these.
Literacy

We have been learning to:

  • Spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule – words with a silent ‘k’ saying ‘kn’.
  • Use accurate spelling of our new spelling rule words within passages and story contexts.
  • Identify the correct spelling of tricky words within sentences and paragraphs.
  • Up-level a letter, using a range of adjectives, and self-checking for the non-negotiables.
  • Use information to write a fact-file.
  • Listen, enjoy and engage with different stories and texts.
  • Find evidence in our reading texts to answer a variety of questions.
  • Use evidence from our reading to help us make (and justify) predictions.
  • Read for information and use our knowledge of the context of a sentence to help us identify missing words.
  • Find out information from a range of sources and technologies to help us share facts with others.
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning.

Spelling for next week:

L.I We are learning to spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule.

In words whose first syllable contains a short vowel sound, 2 consonants are required before adding ‘le’ (e.g. purple).

Where only one consonant sound is heard (e.g. puzzle) double that consonant before adding ‘le’

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

Spicy – simple purple circle puzzle handle apple giggle bubble puddle cuddle

Hot – trample buckle sparkle middle bottle marble riddle waddle turtle bumble

Tricky words – three there

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

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Numeracy

We have been learning to:

  • Develop our knowledge of number facts, using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Build on our knowledge of fractions by finding 10ths.
  • Use our knowledge of fractions to solve challenges and play games.
  • Revise our learning in Maths through taking part in different challenge tasks and starter activities.
  • Use our knowledge of coins and notes to find a range of combinations for a total.
  • Add and subtract using money to find a total and to find change.
  • Use our problem-solving skills, including logical thinking and trial and error, to solve multi-step challenges.
  • Develop our ability to solve more complex 2-step problems and word problems, using addition and subtraction, with our knowledge of money.
  • Develop our multiplication understanding, using opportunities to learn the times tables.
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning.
  • Continue to build speed and accuracy in our number work.

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Across the Curriculum

 We have been learning to:

  • Find out about the structure of the Titanic boat
  • Identify and find out about passengers on the Titanic
  • Find out about what a ticket is and design our own Titanic tickets.
  • Discover the different classes of passengers and what the different parts were like
  • Research information, using a range of sources like websites and books.
  • Play team games in PE, developing our knowledge of different sports positions and activities.
  • Develop skills to work well together.
  • Find out about learning across other classes during our Assembly.

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Have a great weekend everyone!
From Primary 4, Mrs Williamson, Mrs Ling and Mr Parry 😊
Thank you to Mr Parry, who finishes his placement today.

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Reflective Friday WB 17.5.21

Primary 4WL well done for a busy and successful week of learning! We have enjoyed lots of different opportunities across the curriculum and finding out more about our topic, Titanic.

Here is a summary of our learning across the week:

Literacy

We have been learning to-

Spell words with a ‘wr’ pattern correctly

Use accurate spelling of ‘wr’ words within a context

Share our class novel, thoughts and opinions

Review our class novel by writing a book review

Recap our understanding of our reading by answering different questions in our class novel, reading group books and texts in class

Look for information in a text and share where we can find the information using the layout and organisation of the text for example the title and an index

Find out about what a letter is, what it looks like and how it is structured and organised

Look at examples of letters and write our own examples of a letter, using the correct layout and languages

Write and redraft a good copy of a letter, using self-checking skills and careful presentation

Work cooperatively with our new table groups and new learning pairs on challenges

Use correct spelling and word contexts to fill passages (cloze procedure)

Look carefully at a glossary text and answer different questions about it

Next week our Spelling rule will be-
L.I. We are learning to spell words with a silent ‘k’ pattern.
Over the years the pronounciation of words has changed and some letters appear in the spelling of words which are no longer sounded:
Silent ‘k’ followed by ‘n’ – kn
Word List (there will be additional ones and set as Super/Fantastic next week but these can get you started!):
knee knight knot knead knew knowledge knives kneeling knitting knocked
Tricky Words
know no

Numeracy

We have been learning to-

Find out more about sharing into equal amounts, using my knowledge of division, to find fractions of amounts and numbers

Solve fraction challenges and problem solving tasks to find a fifth of an amount

Add and subtract different amounts of money using different methods

Solve problems using my knowledge of money

Identify, recognise and use a range of coins and notes correctly

Use our place value, knowledge of the four operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing) and number facts to play games

Think like mathematicians and use our number knowledge to ask good problem solving questions

Develop our speed, pace and accuracy with our times tables knowledge

Work with a learning partner to solve number and maths clues in a mystery task

Across the Curriculum

We have been learning to-

Create engaging and interesting posters for the Titanic (wanted posters)

Find out about athletes and take part in PE challenges like them

Find out about animals by enjoying a P3 assembly


And finally…

Thank you to the children who helped us to share the learning above – you can click to see any picture closer. 🙂
Here are some photos below too!

Have a great long weekend everyone and we look forward to seeing you back in class on Tuesday 25th May!

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Reflective Friday WB 10.5.21

Reflective Friday WB 10.5.21

Well done Primary 4WL for an exciting Health Week packed full of learning opportunities and experiences! 😊 Please enjoy reading the summary about our main learning this week (and scroll to the bottom to see some pictures):

Thank you for sharing your Learning Stories at home over the last week. Thanks to everyone who has returned them to school – please ensure that you bring yours back to school as soon as possible, once you have shared the Term 3 Overview and your targets, if you haven’t already, thank you!

Literacy

We have been learning to:

  • Spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule.
  • Identify and spell words with closed and open syllables.
  • Use accurate spelling of our new spelling rule words within sentence or story contexts.
  • Identify the correct spelling of tricky words within sentences and paragraphs.
  • Write an imaginative story, using a range of adjectives, and checking for the non-negotiables.
  • Listen, enjoy and engage with our class novel.
  • Find evidence in our class novel to describe a character.
  • Use evidence from our reading to help us make (and justify) predictions.
    Understand what a simile is and what their purpose is.
    Explore and use similes to attract and engage our reader.
  • Answer a variety of questions about a text, using evidence to justify our ideas.
  • Read for information and use our knowledge of the context of a sentence to help us identify missing words.
  • Find out information from a range of sources and technologies to help us share facts with others.
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning.

Spelling for next week:

We will move onto a new spelling rule next week. This will be:

L.I 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.

Spicy – wrong wrist writing wrapped wrinkle wry wrote writer wreck 

Hot – wren wreath wrench wreckage shipwreck wretched written wrestler wrath

Tricky words – right write

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Numeracy

We have been learning to:

  • Develop our knowledge of number facts, using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Revise our learning in Maths through taking part in different challenge tasks and starter activities.
  • Share why we use money, what it is and the importance of money in a real-life context.
  • Identify the value of coins and notes.
  • Use our knowledge of coins and notes to find a range of combinations for a total.
  • Use our problem-solving skills, including logical thinking and trial and error, to find the most efficient combination of coins or notes
  • Begin to solve 2-step problems, using addition and subtraction, with our knowledge of money.
  • Develop our multiplication understanding, using opportunities to learn the times tables.
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning.
  • Continue to build speed and accuracy in our number work.

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Across the Curriculum

 We have been learning to:

  • Create, design and draw a blueprint image for a boat.
  • Study a blueprint for a real boat.
  • Find out about ‘Ramadan’ and ‘Eid’.
  • Use outdoor materials to help us to learn.
  • Try out and design our own PE fitness challenges.
  • Take part in an Athletics event to develop our PE skills and work together.
  • Share information about what helps us to stay healthy.
  • Learn about our body parts and what makes us unique and different.

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Have a great weekend everyone!
From Primary 4, Mrs Williamson, Mrs Ling and Mr Parry 😊

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Reflective Friday 7.5.21

Reflective Friday WB 3.5.21

Well done Primary 4WL for a busy and successful short week of learning – in school and at home! 😊 Thank you again to our supportive families and also for helping the pupils upload any Buckstone’s Got Talent entries (well done P4WL, we are so proud of your auditions!) in time for the final this week as well as the prompt returns of the recorded lesson permission slips for Mr. Parry too, this is much appreciated. We have been amazed at the wonderful learning from Learning Together at Home on Thursday and thank the children and families for their efforts!

Please find your child’s Learning Story in their bag today. We have added our Term 3 Overview as well as individual targets for this term in Literacy, Numeracy and Topic. Please share these with your child and return the Learning Stories as soon as you can so that we can gather evidence from our learning this term. Thank you!

Next week is Health Week across the school. All children can come dressed, every day next week, in their PE clothing. Please ensure that this is suitable for all weather (there have been four seasons in one day many days this week!), and includes warm and waterproof layers if appropriate. It might be a good idea to bring a spare bag of clothing to put in our cloakroom and a change of outdoor shoes into school in-case we are out for a longer period of time. On Tuesday morning P4WL will have the opportunity to take part in some Athletics activities as part of our Sports programme, down at the Waterboard field. Please make sure you have your water bottle and appropriate clothing and footwear for this. We are not expecting the children to wear uniform at any point next week but they can choose to if they wish to. Thank you for your support! We hope that the weather may be a little bit more accommodating to our exciting PE and Health plans!

Apologies that there have been some technical difficulties with our school blog system and it has been challenging to upload this post and especially the photos this week. Hopefully they will appear in time after many attempts!

Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a collection of photos 🙂

Literacy

We have been learning to:

  • Revisit our spelling of common words (1st, 2nd and 3rd 100)
  • Use accurate spelling of common words within sentence or story contexts
  • Listen, enjoy and engage with our class novel
  • Find evidence in our class novel to describe a character
  • Identify information from a text to write a response
  • Structure our writing to suit the purpose and format of the text (email/letter)
  • Answer a variety of questions about a text, using evidence to justify our ideas
  • Prepare and present a short audition for the class (Buckstone’s Got Talent entries)
  • Use descriptive phrases to write a creative Spring poem
  • Find out information from a range of sources and technologies to help us share facts with others
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning and set next steps in our Learning Stories

Spelling for next week:

We will move onto a new spelling rule next week. This will be:

L.I We are learning to spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule.

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.

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– padlock kidnap dentist goblin tiger unit pilot carpet picnic fever

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

Tricky words – old sentence

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Numeracy

We have been learning to:

  • Develop our knowledge of number facts, using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Revise our place value learning through a number challenge task
  • Continue to build speed and accuracy in our number work
  • Identify the position of an object or symbol on a grid or map and know why co-ordinate points and grid references are important in real-life
  • Show our understanding of a compass and the 4 or 8 points
  • Recap and assess our knowledge of Shape, Position and Movement to show our understanding of our learning
  • Develop our multiplication understanding, using opportunities to learn the times tables
  • Self- and peer-assess our learning and set next steps in our Learning Stories
  • Think like a Mathematician through our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Boat building co-operative task

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

Across the Curriculum

 We have been learning to:

  • Use a range of materials to plan, design and construct a model
  • Explore our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills (STEM)
  • Understand the forces on an object and share our findings from an experiment
  • Name a force ‘upthrust’ and explore the concept of floating and sinking
  • Work as a co-operative team, taking on a role and responsibility to work together
  • Use outdoor materials to help us to learn
  • Try out and design our own PE fitness challenges
  • Act as a supportive audience and class community when watching auditions for Buckstone’s Got Talent

Ideas for Learning Together at Home:

  • Build your own model from junk materials – you might like to try a boat, like we have been working on in class, or an idea of your own!
  • Choose a STEM challenge uploaded in the Teams files to try out
  • Can you explain any of the forces or floating and sinking learning to a helper at home? You might like to re-watch this BBC Bitesize video to help you – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zc89k7h/articles/zytqj6f
  • Try out an experiment at home with floating and sinking – this video might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmpCwPQdL-4
  • If you did not have a chance on our Learning Together at Home day on Thursday, you could try and make your own 60-second fitness challenge card to bring into school and teach your class-mates!