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P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 18th February

Here is a summary of our learning in P4G this week:

Literacy:

  • In Spelling we learnt about ph that makes a f sound.  See list below.
  • In Handwriting we practised our cursive joins by writing out some poetry.  We needed to remember our star steps: stay on the lines and use a sharp pencil.
  • We worked on the Visualiser role in reading.  We drew a detailed picture and wrote about The Parents chapter from Matilda.
  • In Writing we began writing up our electricity experiment.

Ideas for Home Learning:  

Can you write a silly story using all of your spelling words from this list?  Or find examples of ph words in a reading book, magazine or newspaper?  Why not practise your cursive writing by writing your spelling words in cursive?

Week 15 ph says f

Here is the visualiser sheet we used in case you want to use it for your reading this week.

Visualiser

Numeracy and Maths:

  • To finish off our learning about the time we went outside and used stop watches to time ourselves.
  • We started our learning about 2-d and 3-d shapes and how they link to each other.
  • To continue our learning on subtraction we looked at column addition (without exchanging).  Our star steps were to line up the sums correctly and learn our number facts off by heart.  We practised our take away beat that’s too.

Ideas for Home Learning:

Here are the beat that sheets we have been working on.  Why not race someone at home to see who is the fastest?

Beat thats- take aways

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Beat that 3

Keep practising your number facts:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Can you work out these take away sums, using the column method? 

98-63, 135-112, 76-26, 398-217, 4564-3231

Other Areas:

  • After lots of discussion and a vote, we renamed our new tables after foods.
  • In Art we looked at Charles Rennie Mackintosh and drew roses in his style.
  • We looked at the story of the Good Samaritan in RME.
  • We used the gymnastics equipment in PE.
  • In ICT we all did a survey about pupil wellbeing in schools.
  • In Science we learnt about electrical circuits.
  • Our new Resilience unit was introduced- it is all about Getting Active.  
  • To support the SSPCA we dressed up as animals.

Ideas for Home Learning:

  • Take the 30 day challenge to get active as a family for 30 days- is there an activity that you could all do?
  • Have a go at this game to support our learning about electricity:

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/circuitsconductors.html

  • Research the work of the SSPCA to find out where your donations go to.

https://www.scottishspca.org/about/

SSPCA Charity Day!

Primary One have organised a charity day THIS FRIDAY to support the SSPCA.

Come to school dressed up as an animal on Friday 22nd February. Any donations are kindly received via Parent Pay.

Primary One hope to raise money to help lots of animals.

I wonder how many different animals we will spot in our school?!

Thank you for your support,

The P1 Team 🙂

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 4th February

Here’s what we’ve been up to in P4 Giggling Tokyo class this week:

Literacy

  • We wrote diary entries about Marty or Will from The Legend of Spud Murphy.  We finished reading Spud Murphy and were a little bit surprised by the character Spud!
  • In Spelling, our new pattern was tch endings.  Please see the list below.
  • In Reading, we drew a picture to show what has happened in the part of our  reading books that we had just read.  We added captions and wrote a paragraph about why we thought the event was important.

Ideas for home learning

Why not have a go at the visualiser sheet that we did in class using either a reading book of your choice or your school book?

Visualiser

Have a look at the spelling words below.  Could you write some really silly sentences using the words below?

Week 14 tch sound

Maths and Numeracy

  • We have been learning about the 24 hour clock and about using time tables.  We made up our own challenging  questions using Blooms’ Taxonomy linked to time.
  • We are continuing to work on our subtraction skills.  We worked on 1, 2 and 3 digit numbers and used an empty number line to help us.
  • We continued to work on our takeaway beat-that’s.

Ideas for home learning

Play Hit the Button or the Mental Maths Train to become speedier at your quick recall of sums.

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

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Here is the takeaway sheet we are working on in our beat thats.  We’re aiming to answer a section within 30 seconds.  Why not have a go?

Beat thats- take aways

Other Areas:

  • Generation Science came in to do a workshop all about Electricity.
  • In Gym, we used the equipment to practise our gymnastic skills.
  • We did some art work in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
  • We made Lewis Chessmen using clay.  It was fun but very tricky and some people found it frustrating!
  • We saw the P6 assembly about great inventions by Europeans.
  • We shared our learning about Valhalla with the other P4s and they shared their learning about Viking food and clothes with us.
  • Thanks to all the parents who came to see the drop-in session, we hope you enjoyed it!

Ideas for home learning:

  • Now we have come to the end of our learning about the Vikings can you make an A-Z of things linked to the Vikings? For example: A could be Asgard, B could be battle….how many can you think of?

Enjoy your week off!

 

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 28th January 2019

Another busy week in P4 Giggling Tokyo class!

Literacy:

  • We wrote our own diary entries from the perspective of Will or Marty from The Legend of Spud Murphy (thinking about writing in the first person).
  • Our Spelling pattern for this week was soft g.  Here is the link below.
  • week13softg
  • In Handwriting we wrote out a poem thinking about the correct layout and using our neatest cursive handwriting.
  • In Reading we continued to take on the Word Finder role and look for new, interesting and unknown words in our books.

Ideas for home learning:

  • Read at home- remember the reading challenge sheets you took home.  Well done to those children who have been reading extra at home.
  • Write your own diary entry.
  • Play a game or make an activity using your spelling words- for example a word search or a game of hangman.

Numeracy and Maths:

  • In time we continued to learn about am and pm times and the 24 hour digital clock.
  • We continued our take away beat-thats.
  • In subtraction we have been using 100 squares and empty number lines to help us to solve take away calculations.  We worked on taking away with 1 and 2 digit numbers from a 2 digit number (and from a 3 digit number for those needing an extra challenge).

Ideas for home learning:

  • Here is a link to a game where you can practise your speed at take-away, addition, multiplication and division.
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train
  • Can you show an adult how to use an empty number line to solve a take away sum?  For example, 87-9, 94-6, 64-15, 151-12, 243-25.  Remember to take away to the next tens number if this is helpful for you.
  • Keep trying to tell the time at home.  Could you help to set your own alarm clock?  Could you set a timer on the oven?  Where can you see examples of time in your own house?

Other Areas:

  • We finished presenting our scripted drama about Little Red Riding Hood.
  • In Gym we worked on coordination, concentration and awareness of space.
  • In Topic we learnt about the Lewis Chessmen and designed our own.  We also learnt about Viking Heaven- Valhalla- made posters or leaflets about this and next week we will teach the other P4 classes.
  • Mrs Ritchie gave us all a talk about Electricity.  

Ideas for home learning:

  • Can you tell someone at home all about the Lewis Chessmen?  If you cant remember, have a look online for some interesting facts.  Here is a link below:
  • https://kids.kiddle.co/Lewis_chessmen

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 21st January 2019

Our learning this week in P4G:

Literacy

  • We continued to read The Legend of Spud Murphy and looked for funny events that had happened in the chapter.
  • In Reading we were given Reading Challenge sheets to take home and were given the challenge of trying to read for at least 10 minutes a day.  In class, we recorded information about characters from our reading books.
  • Our Spelling pattern was dge endings for example, fudge.  We made funny sentences using these words.  Please see the link below for a list of the words.

week 12, dge words

Maths/Numeracy

  • In time we looked at digital and analogue clocks and were working on 5 minute intervals.
  • We played maths bingo.
  • We have been looking at subtraction strategies and learning our subtraction facts.  Please see the link below for some of the facts that we need to know.

beat thats- take aways

Here is a link to a game to help with addition, takeaway, times tables and division facts.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Other Areas

  • We completed our Scottish Steven Brown artwork.
  • In French we worked on our conversation skills and recorded conversations using Sock Puppet on the IPADs.
  • In PE, we worked on our gymnastic skills and our throwing and catching skills.
  • We have continued to act out and present our Little Red Riding drama.
  • In Topic, we have continued to research and present Viking information on a variety of subjects.  We have worked as a team to do this.
  • We have found out a bit of information about Robert Burns and listened to some of his poems.

This week we set our new learning story targets, please have a look at these and return learning stories to school by Tuesday.

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 14th January 2019

Happy New Year to everyone!

Here is a summary of what we have been learning in P4 this week:

Literacy:

  • We started a new class novel called The Legend of Spud Murphy.  We will be looking at characters, humour, themes and how the story is told and finding out more about the author Eoin Colfer.  We drew and labelled a picture of Spud including her characteristics.   We also wrote an email as if we were Will in the story and discussed what “first person” means.
  • In Spelling we did a dictation to see how well we had learned all of last term’s spelling words and patterns.
  • We practised cursive writing.
  • For fun we are reading Matilda.
  • We all got our first reading books of 2019- please check reading records.  Gangsta Granny and Matilda groups will usually read on Monday; BFG and Dumbledore will usually read on Wednesdays.  Captain Underpants will usually read on a Monday and Wednesday.  Please complete reading and sign your child’s reading record- thank you!

Numeracy and Maths:

  • In time we are learning about analogue time and about minutes to and minutes past and 
  • We’ve been practising our times tables using Hit the Button- see link below:

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

  • We continued to work on formal addition methods.

Can you set out these sums as column additions and work out the answers?

203+162; 453+234; 38+27; 47+36; 349+464  

We are showing our working out by recording any carried numbers above the top number so we don’t get in a muddle.

  • In beat thats we were all working on getting faster at take away sums.

Other Areas:

  • In PE we have worked on gymnastics on mats.
  • We created colourful artwork using oil pastels in the style of Steven Brown.
  • We acted out some scripted drama of the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
  • In our Vikings topic we worked on posters on an area of learning of our choice and we were also researching Viking heaven “Valhalla”.

 

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 3rd December 2018

What we have we learnt in Primary Four this week.

Literacy:

  • In Spelling, our pattern was soft g, please see the link below for words:
  • Week 11 Spelling soft g rule
  • We wrote about the frosty day outside using descriptive vocabulary.
  • In Reading we made summaries of our reading books by drawing a comic strip.
  • Thank you for all your support with reading at home- almost everyone had their reading records signed this week .

Maths and Numeracy:

  • We have continued to work on our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Beat that 3

  • We learnt about time using 5 minute intervals- please practise at home as much as possible!
  • To continued our learning on addition by choosing our favourite strategy from partitioning, number lines and 100 sqaures to solve some addition problems.

Other Areas:

  • We designed our table name signs.
  • We made a being kind and helpful Advent calendar that we are choosing something from each day in December.
  • In PE we continued to improve our badminton skills.
  • We designed folders for our work on Vikings.  We also used the laptops to research gods and godesses.
  • We have worked on our learning stories which are coming home today.  Please have a look through them and make a comment and sign.  They should be returned to school by 14th December.

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 26th November 2018

Our learning this week in P4G:

Literacy:

  • Our spelling pattern is soft c; we looked for as many soft c words as possible in a newspaper.  See words below:  week 10 soft c
  • We continued working on news and the media- looking at headlines and making our own news reports.
  • We wrote about the pantomime- a summary and our favourite part.
  • Please remember to be prepared for your reading group and get your reading signed by an adult.

 

Maths and Numeracy:

  • Continuing to work on telling the time using o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.
  • Addition using partitioning and addition of lots of numbers.  See this example worksheet below:

Partitioning

Can you explain how you would add these numbers by partitioning?

35+23, 74+24, 46+23, 105+224

What would you do if the units added up to more than ten?

Can you add all of these numbers together by thinking about pairs of useful numbers?

2+7+9+1+11+8+4+3+6?

  • We’ve continued to practise our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Beat that 3

 

Other Areas:

  • To celebrate St. Andrew’s Day we all took part in a ceilidh dance- it was great fun!
  • We looked at Viking long boats and created our own Viking boat.
  • We learnt about Viking runes and wrote our own names and secret messages using these.
  • We visited the Brunton Theatre to enjoy Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • The first round of auditions for Buckstone’s Got Talent have taken place.

 

What another busy week!

 

 

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 19.11.18

What have we been learning in P4G this week?

Literacy:

  • We read with P7F as part of Scottish Book Week.
  • A storyteller came in and told us some really funny stories.
  • In our news project we took on news jobs.  The jobs were: photographer, editor, journalist and reporter.
  • We chose our own reading activities.

Maths and Numeracy:

  • We learnt about quarter to and quarter past when telling the time.  Please practise as much as possible at home.
  • We used empty number lines to add and take away. 
  • We also looked at partitioning a number to help us to add.
  • We worked on our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Beat that 3

Other Areas:

  • We went to a Viking workshop, which was really good fun.  We learnt lots of new things.
  • We have continued to learn massage and we found out about some new strokes.
  • A high school art teacher came to teach us about making a landscape picture using mixed media.
  • We learnt about where Vikings came from and where they attacked and settled.
  • We all made our own Viking shields in preparation for the workshop and were learning about Viking weapons and armour.
  • We have renamed our tables names based on the Vikings.