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P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 17.2.20

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

A reminder that P4J will start swimming this Thursday.

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning how to multiply 2 digit numbers by 2. We have used two different strategies – the traditional column method and the grid method.

We have been making links between the 2,4 and 8 times table.

We have been revising our learning of digital time and reading simple timetables with Mrs Bailey.

We have been practising quick recall of addition and subtraction facts.

Literacy

We created new book covers of our favourite books to recommend to others. Next week we will be using our summarising skills to write a review of these books for others to read.

We have been learning about verb tenses (e.g. future, past and present tense) with Mrs Bailey.

Spelling– we have been practising oi/oy words.

Hot – enjoy  royal  employ  noise  joyful  joint  poison  voyage  coin

Spicy – annoying  spoiling  destroy  oyster  buoy  decoy  avoid  employed

IDL

We have been developing our drama skills.

To celebrate Internet Safety Day, we discussed our online presence with Mrs Bailey.

We have been learning about our P4 charity – Foodbanks. We used our discussion, talking and listening skills to debate and respond to one another respectfully.

We have been developing our drawing skills.

We have been learning about Scottish country dancing and we are developing the main steps for the Gay Gordons.

Home learning:

Have a lovely weekend!

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 3.2.20

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

We have said a fond farewell to Miss Houliston and wish her all the best at her new school!

We welcome any donations for our P4 ‘Outdoor/Picnic’ hamper anytime from Monday 17th February.

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning how to read a simple timetable and writing time in words or in a digital clock format.

We have been revising our learning about angles with Miss Houliston.

Literacy

We are exploring the important features of instructions and we wrote instructions to a ceilidh dance.

We have been learning how to use speech marks correctly with Miss Houliston

Spelling– we have been practising high frequency words.

Drama 

We have been using role play with Mrs Hand to explore our actions and reactions to others. Thank you to all of the parents and carers who shared in our learning on Wednesday.

IDL

In PE, we have been developing our fitness and using stopwatches to challenge ourselves and measure our heart rates. We have also been learning about Scottish country dancing and we are developing the main steps for a ceilidh dance.

Home learning:

Have a lovely holiday!

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 27.1.20

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our subtraction skills using the column method with 3 and 4 digit numbers. We have been ‘exchanging’ or ‘borrowing’ digits in subtraction problems.

We have been learning about numbers sequences using the 4, 6, 7, 8 times tables. We have been developing our own sequences for others to solve.

We have continued our learning about angles with Miss Houliston.

Literacy

We are exploring the important features of a diary entry e.g. using past tense, writing about important events, using the pronouns I, my, me. We wrote a diary entry about our own lives – picking out the most important events which happened on a specific day.

Spelling– ‘ph’ says f

Spicy – phrase  graph  phone  photo  dolphin  sphere  alphabet  elephant  trophy  nephew

Hot – autograph  microphone  photograph   sphere  orphan  alphabet  geography  paragraph

Drama 

We have been using role play with Mrs Hand to explore our actions and reactions to others.

IDL

In PE, we have been developing our fitness and using stopwatches to challenge ourselves and measure our heart rates. We have also been learning about Scottish country dancing and we are developing the main steps for a ceilidh dance.

In our ‘living things’ topic, we have been looking at plans and how to classify them. We gathered leaves, nuts and twigs from our playground and used these to identify the trees and shrubs using a digital app from the Woodland Trust.

In technologies, we have been learning how to open a Word document, change the font and font size and save a Word document on a laptop.

Home learning:

Have a lovely weekend!

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 20.1.20

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our subtraction skills using the column method with 2,3 and 4 digit numbers. We have been ‘exchanging’ or ‘borrowing’ digits in subtraction problems.

We have been learning about numbers sequences using the 5, 10, 2 and 3 times tables. We have been developing our own sequences for others to solve.

We have been learning to read analogue clocks using quarter to, quarter past and 5 minute intervals.

We have continued our learning about angles with Miss Houliston.

Literacy

We are exploring the important features of a diary entry e.g. using past tense, writing about important events, using the pronouns I, my, me. We wrote a diary entry about our own lives – picking out the most important events which happened on a specific day.

Spelling– ‘tch’ sound e.g. witch, ditch, switch.

Drama

we have been using role play with Mrs Hand to explore our actions and reactions to others.

IDL

In PE, we have been developing our fitness and using stopwatches to challenge ourselves and measure our heart rates. We have also been learning about Scottish country dancing and we are beginning to develop the main steps for a ceilidh dance.

In our ‘living things’ topic, we have been sorted different types of animals, using our knowledge and vocabulary, e.g. vertebrates, invertebrates, cold-blooded, amphibians, reptiles, etc. We also had a fantastic talk from Mrs Ritchie who told us lots of information about living things, adaptations and food chains.

Home learning:

  • Assigned reading books.
  • Subtracting two items using the column method, with carrying/exchanging.
  • Find ‘tch’ words in your reading books.
  • Recalling subtraction and addition facts quickly and accurately e.g. (4 + 6).
  • Practise your 4, 6, 7 and 8 times tables.

Have a lovely weekend!

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 13.1.20

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our subtraction skills using the column method.

We have been revising our addition strategies. We have been learning about numbers sequences and we have been developing our own sequences for others to solve.

We have been learning to read analogue clocks using quarter to, quarter past and 5 minute intervals.

We have continued our learning about angles with Miss Houliston. We have been learning to identify different angles in 2D shapes.

Literacy

We are continuing with our class novel – The Legend of Spud Murphy. We have been writing a diary entry from the perspective of the character Will. We are exploring the important features of a diary entry e.g. using past tense, writing about important events, using the pronouns I, my, me.

Spelling– Soft ‘g’ rule

Spicy – gem magic giant gym ginger giraffe germ gentle stage orange 

Hot –agent German digest Egypt energy gentlemen tragedy magician digital fragile 

tricky words – any many

Drama

we have been using role play with Mrs Hand to explore our actions and reactions to others.

IDL

In PE, we have been developing our fitness and using stopwatches to challenge ourselves. We have also been learning about Scottish country dancing and we are beginning to develop the main steps for a ceilidh dance.

In our ‘living things’ topic, we learned about organisms and became ‘class experts’ about either bacteria, plants or animals. We chose how to present our learning. Here are some of our videos:

Charlie and Alicia BACTERIA

 Home learning:

  • Assigned reading books.
  • Subtracting two items using the column method, without carrying.
  • Find soft and hard ‘g’ words in your reading books.
  • Recalling subtraction facts quickly and accurately.
  • Practise your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

Next week, we will be preparing a poem and a song for school assembly.

Her are some links if you would like to practice at home:

The Sair Finger

Jeely Piece Song

Have a lovely weekend!

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 9.12.19

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

We really enjoyed our trip to the Dominion Cinema to see Frozen 2!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our skills of reading analogue and digital clocks.

We have been learning about different strategies to quickly and accurately find the answer to subtraction calculations.

We have been learning about angles with Miss Houliston. We have been learning to identify right angles in 2D shapes.

Literacy

We have been applying our writing skills to write a character description of Excitable Edgar from the 2019 John Lewis advert. We used a structure from an example piece of character description and highlighted the interesting sentence openers and connectives. We then used the same structure to write our own description of Edgar.

We have been practising answering our reading comprehension questions in full sentences, by using part of the question in our answer.

We have been creating mind maps about our the character Spud Murphy from our class novel. We identified four character traits of Spud Murphy and found evidence from the text to support our four words.

Spelling– We have been practising everyday words.

IDL

In our ‘living things’ topic, we have been monitoring our runner beans and some of them are beginning to sprout!

We have been learning about different groups of animals and how to classify them based on certain characteristics (e.g. mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, etc).

 Home learning:

  • The children have been asked to finish their reading books during their silent reading time in class. There will be no reading homework until after the Christmas holidays.
  • Looking at both analogue and digital clocks to read the time.
  • Recalling subtraction facts quickly and accurately.
  • Practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Have a lovely weekend!

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 2.12.19

We are looking forward to our cinema trip on Wednesday to see Frozen 2. Please remember to take a packed lunch with you.

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our addition skills using a range of addition strategies (grid, column, jump and diamond methods). Please see the previous post for an explanation of our addition strategies.

We have been learning about different strategies to quickly and accurately find the answer to subtraction calculations.

We have been learning about angles with Miss Houliston. We have been learning to identify different angles in 2D shapes.

Literacy

We are continuing with our class novel – The Legend of Spud Murphy. We have been exploring the character of ‘Spud Murphy’ and using what we know about her from the text to write our own character description. We have been identifying how to improve our descriptive writing and using this information to improve our character descriptions.

We have been practising answering our reading comprehension questions in full sentences, by using part of the question in our answer. We have been developing our remembering and understanding skills this week.

Spelling– Soft ‘g’ rule

Spicy – rage page wage garage image bandage postage cottage passage message  

Hot – advantage disadvantage damage engage rampage manage baggage courage shortage sausage 

tricky words – four before

RME

We have been exploring the parable of The Lost Sheep. We used a ‘though tunnel’ in drama to explore the thoughts and feelings of the characters in the parable.

IDL

In PE, we have been practising our overhand and underhand throwing and catching skills.

In our ‘living things’ topic, we designed an investigation to grow a runner bean to explore living processes in a real life example. We will be starting our investigation with the beans next week.

We had a fantastic visit from the RSPB this week and we explored potential habitats in our playground and thought about how we could create habitats for animals and minibeasts.

Home learning:

  • Assigned reading books.
  • Adding two items together using the column method and discussing carrying a number. Check your answer using the grid  or diamond method.
  • Find  soft ‘g’ words in your reading books.
  • Recalling subtraction facts quickly and accurately.
  • Practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Have a lovely weekend!

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 25.11.19

We are looking forward to our second outdoor learning session with the RSPB on Tuesday. Children should come to school wearing warm/waterproof clothing, appropriate footwear and  gloves. Thank you.

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our addition skills using a range of addition strategies (grid, column, jump and diamond methods). Please see the previous post for an explanation of our addition strategies.

We have been practising our number bonds to 100 and calculating change from £1 and £5. We have learning about different strategies to quickly and accurately find subtractions

We have been continuing our learning about symmetry, with Miss Houliston.

Literacy

We are continuing with our class novel – The Legend of Spud Murphy. We have been exploring the character of ‘Spud Murphy’ and using what we know about her from the text to write our own character description.

We have been practising answering our reading comprehension question in full sentences, by using part of the question in our answer. We have been developing our remembering and understanding skills this week.

We have been exploring homonyms with Miss Houliston and really enjoyed discussing lots of different examples.

Spelling– Soft ‘c’ rule

‘c’ says s when followed by e, i or y.

Spicy – cell  face  cinema  circle  city  celery  cereal  slice  cycle  circus

Hot –  celebrate  ceiling  cement  cent  centipede  cylinder  circulate certain  circuit centre

RME

We have been exploring the story of St Andrew. We used a ‘though tunnel’ in drama to explore the thoughts and decisions making of St Andrew with Miss Houliston.

IDL

In our ‘living things’ topic we have been exploring life processes using the acronym MRS GREN (movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion, nutrition). We chose a living thing and thought about it’s living processes.

In art, we have been using our ‘living things’ topic to explore Autumn leaves.  Using the colour, tone and line of examples, we painted beautiful paintings which have been added to our class gallery.

 

Home learning:

  • Assigned reading books.
  • Adding two items together using the column method and discussing carrying a number. Check your answer using the grid  or diamond method.
  • Find  soft ‘c’ words in your reading books.
  • Discussing jigsaw numbers e.g. change from £1 or £5 for a 37p sweet.
  • Recalling subtraction facts quickly and accurately.

Have a lovely weekend!

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 18.11.19

*P4 Hamper for the Christmas Fair*

Next week P4 will be collecting items for a hamper for the Christmas Fair. The P4 theme is the outdoors and picnics. If you would like to contribute items to the hamper please bring them in next week. Many thanks!

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning about the column strategy for addition, and the jump strategy along a number line. Please see the previous post for an explanation of our addition strategies.

We have been practicing our number bonds to 100 and doubling numbers. We have explaining our strategies for these skills.

We have been recalling addition facts quickly and accurately.

We have been continuing our learning about symmetry, with Miss Houliston.

Literacy

We are continuing with our class novel – The Legend of Spud Murphy. We have been finding details and evidence in the text to help us to understand and explore character traits. We have been predicting what will happen next.

We have ben practising answering our reading comprehension question in full sentences, by using part of the question in our answer. We have been developing our remembering skills this week.

Spelling– Words with  ‘igh’

We have been exploring  words that can be made using these root words.

flight  sight  might  tight  slight  tonight  light right  fright  sigh high

height delighted brightest  frighten  tighten  sunlight  lightening

knight  highlight

RME

We have been retelling the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ from the Bible into a modern setting. We have been using our remembering and creating skills to modernise the story in our own way.

IDL

We have started learning about our new topic – ‘living things’. We used our thinking and sorting skills to classify pictures into the categories ‘living’, ‘non-living’ and ‘never lived’. We discussed the elements that all living things need.

Home learning:

  • Assigned reading books.
  • Adding two items together using the column method and discussing carrying a number. Check your answer using the grid  or diamond method.
  • Find any ‘igh’ words in your reading books.
  • Discussing jigsaw numbers e.g. change from £1 for a 37p sweet.
  • Doubling numbers.

Have a lovely weekend!