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Pupil Targets

Over the last few weeks we have been setting this term’s targets. The targets, which have been created jointly by the teacher and the pupil, focus on three areas of curriculum – Literacy, Maths and Numeracy and another subject suited to each class.

We have been discussing targets in class so the children know themselves as learners so please ask your child what their targets are (your child may call them Learning Intentions and Star Steps depending on their age) so we can all be partners in the children’s learning. These targets may have already been shared with you at Parents’ Evening and at the Drop-in today.

Evidence for these targets will then be gathered and shared in the pupils’ Learning Stories to see how they are progressing with their individual target. The staff can edit these targets if necessary. The Learning Stories will be sent home in December in order for you to see your child’s learning.

If you have any questions or queries then please ask the class teacher.

Thanks.

 

 

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 22nd October

What we have been learning in P4G this week.

Literacy:

  • We continued to learn how to use description in our writing by describing our journey to school.
  • We drew new covers for the novel Storm.
  • We learnt about haiku poems and their syllable patterns and wrote our own about the theme of Autumn.
  • In Spelling, our pattern was ‘al that makes an o sound’ for example: talk.  See link below

Week 6 spelling words

Numeracy and Maths:

  • In Maths we made some Venn Diagrams about animals, using the categories fur and tails.  Please find a link to Venn diagrams below:

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ShapeSorter/

  • We practised our beat thats, see links below

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

  • We revised rounding to ten and worked on our jigsaw numbers.

Can you round the following numbers to their nearest 10? 24, 39, 17, 85, 172, 55.  What are the rules you need to remember when rounding to ten?

 

Other Areas:

  • In Living Things we started to learn about invertebrates.  We used the internet to find information to make posters.
  • We did some Cosmic Yoga Mindfulness linked to our Resilience learning.  We are looking at ways to cope with stress and drew dragons to represent some of our own moods.  We made posters all about ways of dealing with stress.  Can you think of good ways to deal with stressful situations?
  • We moved tables and made our new names based on Youtubers and Youtube channels.
  • Some of us had our flu immunisations.

 

On Monday, we look forward to the Halloween Disco.  Next week is our school book fair.  P4G will be visiting the fair on Tuesday and Wednesday.

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 8.10.18

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

Literacy:

  • We used our senses to write a paragraph about our playground.
  • We completed our cursive alphabet so we are now ready to start all of our joins.

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  • We worked on our comprehension skills.
  • In Spelling we added ed endings to words where we need to double the consonant, for example: drop becomes dropped.  See link below.

Week 5 ed endings

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  • In Reading we looked at characterisation.

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Numeracy and Maths:

  • We gathered information using a questionnaire that we made up and made them into a bar chart or a pictogram.
  • In Place Value we looked at rounding up and down to the nearest 10.

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  • We continued to work on our jigsaw numbers to 10, 20 and 100.
  • We are still trying to get faster and more accurate at our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Other Areas:

  • In ICT we worked on making Powerpoints about Living Things- Vertebrates.
  • Mrs Richie came to give the class a talk about living things including how living things began, habitats, evolution and extinction.
  • In PE we worked on our defending skills and on fitness.

Have a great HOLIDAY and we will see you on Tuesday 23rd October!

(Apologies for the upside down pictures!)

P4G Reflective Friday WB 1st October 2018

What we have been learning in P4G this week.

Literacy:

  • Our spelling pattern was adding ed endings.

ed endings

  • We were describing Mr Twit by writing a paragraph using descriptive words.
  • We looked for VCOP features in Cafe Chocolat.
  • We looked for descriptions in an extract called The Thing in the Basement.
  • In cursive writing we learnt how to write w, x and z.
  • We made a new front cover for our reading books including key information such as book title, author and illustrator.

 

Numeracy/Maths:

  • We have revised greater than, less than and equals signs.

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  • We continued to work on our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

  • We played Jigsaw Number bingo. (For example, for jigsaw numbers to 100 we might say 20 add what makes 100; a challenge might be 12 add what makes 100?)
  • Here is an example of a challenge sheet we’ve worked on using different numeracy skills.

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  • We took our learning outside to make pictograms of outdoor objects.

 

Other Areas:

  • In Art we sketched pictures of living things.
  • In PE we worked on different netball passes: chest pass, bounce pass and overhead pass.
  • We thought about our feelings and emotions in Resilience.
  • In living things we started to think about classification and found out about vertebrates and invertebrates.  Can you remember what these words mean?  See the link below to the video we used:

 

Thank you for all your helpful feedback at Parents’ Evening- it was lovely to meet everyone.

P4G Week beginning 24th September 2018

Learning in P4G this week

Literacy:

We uplevelled an extract called Cafe Chocolat using what we know about VCOP (vocabulary, connectives, openers, punctuation).

In spelling we revised all of our ing endings from the previous weeks.

We worked on comprehension about hibernation.

We worked on Blooms’ questions using our class novel Storm.

Numeracy/Maths:

In information handling we made some pictograms.

We practised our beat that sums.

We finished our learning on place value and made board games with our learning partners to show what we know.

Other Areas:

In PE we worked on our dribbling skills.

In Music we continued our learning on beat and rhythm.

In French we talked about our birthdays.

We continued to learn about MRS FERG/NERG (what makes something living).

In Art we continued shading.

What we have enjoyed:

We enjoyed making slime.

We enjoyed making the maths board games.

We enjoyed ERIC time.

We enjoyed beat thats.

Challenges:

Making the board games; making slime; place value worksheet; keeping the beat in music.

 

 

P4G Week Beginning 17th September 2018

What we have been learning in P4G this week:

Literacy

  • We named our new reading groups after book characters.  Please make sure that reading books are in school each day.  Please sign your child’s reading record when they have completed their reading.
  • In handwriting we practised cursive o, r, s, t, u and v.
  • We have been learning about Rosie the Superhero to help us with our remembering reading skills.
  • We worked on our comprehension skills.
  • In Storm we talked about descriptive language.
  • Our spelling sound this week was ing endings on magic e words.  You need to get rid of the final e before adding ing.  See link below.

Week 3 ing words

Maths and Numeracy

  • We have been working on pictograms to show our birthdays.
  • We have been learning about jigsaw numbers to 10, 20 and 100.  For example, 5 + ? = 10,  13 + ? = 20, 60 + ? = 100
  • We continued to work on speed and accuracy of our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

  • In place value, we worked on ordering numbers.  Here’s a link to a game you could use to practise.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

  • We used a board game to help us add on in tens and hundreds.
  • Using a bingo game we added two 2-digit numbers in our heads.

 

Other Areas

  • We were using out sketching skills and working on line, tone and shade.
  • We have been increasing our knowledge of living things.  This week we found out about what all living things have in common.  Can you remember all of the seven things that make something living? (MRS FERG)
  • In Music we worked on beat and rhythm.
  • We enjoyed watching an assembly about space.
  • In French we learned the months of the year.

 

What have we enjoyed this week?

“I enjoyed sketching!” 

“We enjoyed cursive very much!” 

“I enjoyed sketching with Mrs Graham.” 

“I loved doing the pictograms.” 

Any challenges?

The sketching and shading, reading and adding tens and hundreds.

P4G Week Beginning 10th September 2018

Here is some of the learning that we have been doing this week in P4G.

Literacy:

  • In spelling we doubled up the final consonant to add ing endings, using “Across and Down” to practise our words.  

Week 2 ing words

  • In cursive writing we worked on the letters i, l, m, n, h and k.
  • We used describing words to describe an object then wrote sentences about using super description.
  • We up-levelled some sentences by improving the openers and descriptive words (vocabulary).
  • We worked on using capitals (to start sentences and for proper nouns) and full stops.

 

Numeracy and Maths:

  • We made our own bar graphs about how we get to school and about films.
  • We revised our beat- thats (links below).

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

  • We continued to work on place value, ordering numbers and talking about bigger and smaller numbers.

 

Other Areas:

  • In PE, we worked on hockey skills.
  • We worked on making posters about Living Things.
  • We added to our All About Me posters.
  • In French we continued to learn the French months of the year.

What we have found challenging:

Beat thats and PE.

What we have enjoyed.

“Finding out who our new vice and house captains are and voting.” 

“We enjoyed playing hockey!” 

“I enjoyed doing the Quiz of the Week.” 

P4G Week beginning 3rd September 2018

Here’s what we have been learning this week.

Literacy:

  • We wrote a short piece all about ouselves.
  • After being given the start of a story, we finished it ourselves using exciting vocabulary.
  • We worked on pyramid writing using our new spelling pattern, ing words.  (See link below for the words).
  • We finished reading Storm and were surprised by the cliffhanger at the end- we were left with so many questions!
  • In cursive writing we worked on c, d and e.

3.9.18 spellings ing endings

Numeracy:

  • In maths we worked on bar graphs, trying to interpret information from them.
  • We continued working on our beat-thats (links below).
  • We have practised our times tables (2, 5 and 3).
  • We have worked on ordering numbers, some of us worked on numbers bigger than 1000.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Other Areas:

  • In PE, we tried out lots of different fitness skills and talked about changes in our bodies when we exercise.
  • In Topic, we started to look at the differences between living and non-living things.  Here’s a picture of some of the sorting that we did.

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  • In French we learnt about the months of the year.
  • In Music, we worked in groups to follow the conductor’s instructions.  We were working on loud and soft sounds.

What we have found challenging:

The French months of the year, bar graphs- when they go up in multiples instead of ones, comprehension.

What we have enjoyed:

“I enjoyed beat-thats!”

“I enjoyed learning about living things.”

“Finishing our table signs.”

Isn’t our classroom starting to look fab? We have been working really hard on our displays!

P4G Week beginning 27th August 2018

Here’s what we have been learning this week.

Literacy:

  • Using our novel Storm we thought about what the characters were thinking and feeling, then looked at how an author uses the setting to create a mood or feeling.
  • We learned how to write a and b in cursive script.
  • We worked on our reading comprehension skills.

Numeracy:

  • We worked on our beat thats (see links below).
  • We practised our times tables.
  • We learned about block graphs and bar charts and used information about our birthdays to do this.
  • We continued our place value work and were ordering numbers.

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Other Areas:

  • We made our class agreement under the headings: READY, RESPECTFUL, SAFE.  We thought about what this means in our own learning environment and made a display.
  • In PE, we played Snakes and Ladders to work on our fitness and cooperation skills.
  • In Music, we revised what the beat is and keeping a steady beat.
  • We learnt the days of the week and began to look at months of the year, in French.