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Monday 30th March 2020 – Learning at Home Together

Good Morning P4J! 

Mrs Imrie has been in touch with Cheryl at Fairmilehead Church and we’re going to try share children’s art work via the church newsletter. This week’s theme is ‘Hello from Buckstone PS’ – Children are invited to create a piece of art and then email in a picture to the admin team by Monday 30th March.

Below are the tasks for Monday.

L.I We are learning to calculate half.

Here is an example of halving the number 64. Remember to partition the number then halve each digit, whilst remembering their place value. Then add the digits back together.

Daily Morning Challenge: Can you half the numbers below?

Spicy –   15   12    18     14     88      42       64        72      96      58      30     60

Hot –     124    468     782     1000      852       928        354        626        588

 

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

Spelling rule for the week: to make a word plural by adding ‘s’.

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

Hot screws wheels showers rulers pencils parks towns apples months names

Spicy joints hounds crowds spotlights snails throats dreams elephants teachers computers

Tricky words herd / heard  – Can you find a definition for each spelling and write 1 sentence for each tricky word?

 

L.I – We are learning to multiply 2 digit numbers by 6.

Daily Maths Task: Write down your 6 times table, then write down the division facts for each.
Without looking, say your table out loud – remember you are adding on in sixes.

Choose a task based on how confident you feel. Use either the column method or the grid method. An example of both methods is below to remind you. Remember to use a ruler!

Mild: Complete Question 1

Spicy: Complete Question 1 and 2

Hot: Complete Questions 1, 2 and 3

 

L.I: We are learning to visualise the text through showing our understanding of the main ideas in a text.

Weekly Reading Task: Read 20-30 pages of your reading book.

Front Cover Task: Design a new front cover for your book. Remember to include the title and the author/ illustrator’s name.

Extra Reading Challenge: Write a short blurb for either your reading book or a book of your choice. Remember to make it punchy, and engage the reader…without telling them everything that happens!

Remember to read for pleasure every day for 30 minutes.

See the source image

We are continuing to develop our listening skills by listening to Elevenses at 11am with The World of David Walliams. Find the link at Buckstone Buzz.

L.I. We are learning to explore the 1st class passenger facilities on board the Titanic.

Weekly Topic Task: Draw 3 portholes. Create detailed drawings of what you would see if you were looking through each into 1st class on board the Titanic.

For example: you might draw the First Class swimming pool through one porthole.

If you have access to a printer you can download a porthole template here: Titanic Porthole Task

 

Weekly French Task:

L.I: We are learning to say the months of the year in French (Les mois de l’année)

French expression of the week:

 

L.I: We are learning to develop our fitness.

Daily P.E Task:  For all of P4J’s Strictly Come Dancing fans…. Oti Mabuse has a live dance class for kids on YouTube at 11:30am every day.  This is Oti’s YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape/videos%MCEPASTEBIN%

Keeeeeep Dancing!

OR

To continue the fitness learning that we have been developing in P.E, you can stay active on YouTube with The Body Coach Joe Wicks. This is live at 9am every day on the link:

If you would like to keep up with Newsround, you can watch it everyday at 9:15am and 12:10pm here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Have a lovely Monday Jumping Jigglypuffs 🙂 

Friday 27th March 2020 – Learning at Home Together

Good Morning P4J! 🙂

Sumdog: I am working on setting up Sumdog log ins for you all with tasks to complete. Log ins will be emailed out for P4J and P4W pupils after the Easter break 🙂

Thank you for the photos that were sent in this week – I have loved seeing you all working so hard at home! I know that some of you have found this week quite challenging and that you have missed seeing your friends and being at school, but please remember that we are all still part of the Buckstone Community. Even though we are not together everyday, we are still a part of P4J.  I have been so impressed by all of your resilience and positive attitudes! So keep smiling, keep learning and remember to ‘look on the bright side’! 🙂

Here is a selection of photos from our P4J community:

School at Home!

A super Titanic poster and spelling practise!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.E in the Living Room with Joe Wicks and working hard on daily tasks 🙂 

Cello practise and spelling game!

If you would like to send a photo in for next Friday’s blog, please do!

Below are the tasks for Friday.

 

L.I We are learning to count forwards and backwards.

Daily Morning Challenge: 

Mild: Count forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Spicy: Count forwards and backwards in 3s and 4s.

Hot: Count forwards and backwards in 6s and 8s.

 

L.I – We are learning to double or treble any number.

Daily Maths Task: On the Titanic, third class passenger played the games ‘quoits’ and ‘hoop-la’ using hoops.See the source image

In the game hoop-la, they had to throw a hoop and try to get the hoop to land on hooks to gain points.

Complete the following page to calculate the scores for hoop-la.

 

L.I: We are learning to offer our own ideas and opinions about a text.

Daily Literacy Task: The Friday Text!

Read the extract from ‘Esio Trot’ by Roald Dahl in your home learning pack.

Write down:

  • What you liked about the text.
  • What you disliked about the text.
  • What puzzled you.
  • Were there any connections or patterns you noticed?

L.I We are developing our listening and visualising skills.

Listen to Elevenses every day at 11am with The World of David Walliams – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

L.I We are learning to use clear, bold pencil lines.

Friday Skills Time: Create a Spring or Easter themed picture using a black pencil only – don’t colour it in (this picture will be used for a task next week!).  Try to make your picture as detailed as you can.

Have a lovely weekend Jumping Jigglypuffs 🙂 See you Monday!

P4J Learning Together At Home – Music and ICT 26.3.20

Hello everyone

I hope you and your families are all well.

Music

We have been listening to the music and learning the story that is told in Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ opera. We have also been learning a little about the composer himself.

Over the next week, your job is to create a fact file about Mozart. You can do this in any form you like, but you should include:

  • At least three facts about the composer himself
  • Reference to at least three pieces of music he wrote. One of these can be a piece from the Magic Flute but you should also listen to at least another two pieces written by Mozart. In your fact file you should state the name of each piece and some words to describe it (e.g. lively, uplifting, fast, slow etc.) If you are able to provide any further information about any of the pieces, that would be a great addition to your fact file.
  • Illustrations to make your fact file look interesting and attractive. If you are able to identify any of the instruments you can hear in the pieces of music, you might wish to draw these on your fact file.

You may add anything else you like that would complete your fact file and may make it any size or format you like / that you have the resources for. You may wish to complete your fact file digitally.

Here are some resources to help you: (I think you will find the David Walliam’s podcast very entertaining!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3H1v7vC6mqlnq715SS7s52Q/horn-concerto-no-4-3rd-movement-by-mozart

https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/david-walliams-marvellous-musical-podcast/

If you don’t have a lot of access to a device, don’t worry. Here are some suggestions:

Classic FM: ‘More Mozart Mondays’. Listen out for Mozart pieces on Classic FM on Mondays. You will usually always hear some during the breakfast show with Tim Lihoreau.

BBC Radio 3: On Wednesday 1 April, Mozart’s music will feature in a lunchtime concert at 1pm.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gtvp

BBC i-player: If you have access to BBC iPlayer on your television, go into CBeebies and watch series 2, episode 11 of ‘Melody’ (it’s called ‘Noisy Elephant’). In this episode, she listens to Mozart’s Horn Concerto Number 4.

ICT

We have been working on our typing skills using the following resource:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

If you have access to a device, practice your typing skills at your own level / pace. Remember that it’s all about learning how to type more efficiently using both hands. No one-finger typing! 🙂

I hope you all have a good day.

Mrs Bailey

Thursday 26th March 2020 – Learning at Home Together

Good Morning P4J! 🙂

Below are the tasks for Thursday.

L.I We are learning to calculate change using our knowledge of jigsaw numbers.

Daily Morning Challenge: 

Can you give change from £1 for items costing:  60p  55p   23p    47p   78p    12p

Can you give change from £2 for items costing: 70p   £1.10    £1.89    37p    £1.40

Can you give change from £5 for items costing: £2.23  £1.20  90p   £3.42   £4.90

Can you give change from £10 for items costing: 40p   £6.70    £4.20   £8.10   £3.12  £9.05

 

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

Spelling words for the week: ‘ve’ at the end of a word & the short u sound spelt with an o.

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 – above Monday cover London month money live have glove wave

Hot – discover nothing wonder sometimes relative sensitive detective massive active solve

Extra Challenge: Choose 4 tricky words from your ‘high frequency’ word list and learn these words using a spelling activity.

 

L.I – We are learning the 6 times table.

Daily Maths Task: Write out the 3 times table and the 6 times table side by side.

For example:          1 x 3 = 3                   1 x 6 = 6

Write down how you would explain the link to an alien.

Say the 6 times table out loud. Can you say it forwards and backwards?

Copy and complete the following:

4 x 6 =               8 x 6 =            2 x 6 =               9 x 6 =                    6 x 10 =                6 x 5 =

Can you find the missing numbers:

6 x ? = 12              6 x ? = 24                6 x ? = 30            6 x ? = 42          6 x ? 54         6 x ? = 48

 

L.I: We are learning to use your and you’re correctly.

Daily Literacy Task: Complete the ‘your, you’re’ sheet in your home learning pack.

Challenge: Make two more sentences using ‘your’ and ‘you’re’. Write one sentence for each word.

 

L.I: We are learning to develop our fitness.

Daily P.E Task:  For all of P4J’s Strictly Come Dancing fans…. Oti Mabuse has a live dance class for kids on YouTube at 11:30am every day.  This is Oti’s YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape/videos%MCEPASTEBIN%

Keeeeeep Dancing!

OR

To continue the fitness learning that we have been developing in P.E, you can stay active on YouTube with The Body Coach Joe Wicks. This is live at 9am every day on the link:

If you would like to keep up with Newsround, you can watch it everyday at 9:15am and 12:10pm here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Have a lovely Thursday Jumping Jigglypuffs 🙂 

Wednesday 25th March 2020 – Learning at Home Together

Good Morning P4J! 🙂

Below are the tasks for Wednesday.

L.I We are learning to jigsaw numbers to 100/1000.

Daily Morning Challenge: Can you jigsaw the following numbers to 100?

Mild –  40    90    10     30      20      70       50     80

Spicy – 52    34    12     49     28     43       23       82      91

Hot – Can you jigsaw the following numbers to 1000?

382       596     274      192       697       927        62        264

 

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

Spelling words for the week: ‘ve’ at the end of a word & the short u sound spelt with an o.

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 – above Monday cover London month money live have glove wave

Hot discover nothing wonder sometimes relative sensitive detective massive active solve

Extra Challenge: Choose 4 tricky words from your ‘high frequency’ word list and learn these words using a spelling activity.

 

L.I – We are learning to multiply 2 digit numbers by 3.

Daily Maths Task: Try different methods to multiply (traditional and grid) using the questions below. Remember to show your neat mathematician work.

Mild: Question 1

Spicy: Question 1 and 2

Hot: Questions 1, 2 and 3

L.I: We are learning where, wear, we’re, were.

Daily Literacy Task: Complete ‘where, wear, we’re, were’ sheet in home learning pack.

Challenge: Make four more sentences. 1 sentence for each word.

Listen to Elevenses every day at 11am with The World of David Walliams – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

L.I: We are learning to develop our fitness.

Daily P.E Task: To continue the fitness learning that we have been developing in P.E, you can stay active on YouTube with The Body Coach Joe Wicks. This is live at 9am every day on the link:

If you would like to keep up with Newsround, you can watch it everyday at 9:15am and 12:10pm here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Have a lovely Wednesday Jumping Jigglypuffs 🙂 

Tuesday 24th March 2020 – Learning at Home Together

Good Morning P4J! 🙂

Below are the tasks for Tuesday.

 

Daily Morning Challenge: The Tuesday Ten!

Challenge your addition skills using Daily 10: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

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

Spelling words for the week: ‘ve’ at the end of a word & the short u sound spelt with an o.

Watch this video for an example of this spelling rule: 

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 – above Monday cover London month money live have glove wave

Hot – discover nothing wonder sometimes relative sensitive detective massive active solve

 

L.I: We are learning the 3 times table. 

Daily Maths Task: Write out the 3 times table and the division fact families.

For example:                                    1 x 3 = 3        3 ÷ 3 = 1

Say it out loud and count in multiples of 3.

Task: Complete the ‘threes’ sheet in your home learning pack. Remember to colour the odd numbers.

 

Daily Literacy Task: In your reading books, find and write down 8 adjectives (describing words) you could use to describe the Titanic.

Listen to David Walliams on https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/  when you are having a break to hear his audio stories.

 

L.I: We are learning to develop our fitness.

Daily P.E Task: To continue the fitness learning that we have been developing in P.E, you can stay active on YouTube with The Body Coach Joe Wicks. This is live at 9am every day on the link:

If you would like to keep up with Newsround, you can watch it everyday at 9:15am and 12:10pm here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Have a lovely Tuesday Jumping Jigglypuffs 🙂 

Monday 23rd March 2020 – Learning at Home Together

Good Morning P4J and welcome to our virtual classroom! 🙂

I will be updating the blog daily with activities but please get in touch through the school email if you have any questions or queries. We are all learning how to do this together 🙂

Please remember to work at your own pace and find a way that works for you and your family. You will not be asked to provide any evidence of your learning and as with the pack sent home,  there is no pressure to do all the tasks – the blog posts are designed to be supportive so please use them in a way that works for you!

Please feel free to email a photo of your learning at home and let me know if you are happy for me to put it on our Friday blog post – it will be lovely to see some photos of each other and stay connected!

Below are the tasks for Monday. Some tasks are for you to complete today and other tasks are for you to complete over the week.

 

L.I: We are learning to double 2 and 3 digit numbers. 

Daily Morning Challenge: Can you use your mental agility to double these numbers:

Spicy – 11   14   16   12   35   42   34   87  92   76

Hot –  111    432    342     532     327    465    823    642     194

 

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

Spelling words for the week: ‘ve’ at the end of a word & the short u sound spelt with an o.

Watch this video for an example of this spelling rule: 

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

Spicy – above Monday cover London month money live have glove wave

Hot – discover nothing wonder sometimes relative sensitive detective massive active solve

 

L.I: We are learning to quickly recall our multiplication facts. 

Daily Maths Task: Complete Speed Table sheet in home learning pack.

 

L.I: We are learning to visualise the text through showing our understanding of character descriptions.

Weekly Reading Task: Read 20-30 pages of your set reading book.

Visualiser Task: Choose a character from your book. Using the description in the text, draw a detailed picture of them.

 

L.I: We are learning to explore the 1st class passenger facilities on board the Titanic. 

Weekly Topic Task: Before starting this task, you will need permission from a parent/carer to go online and remember to end your search with ‘for kids’.

 

L.I: We are learning to set personal goals for the future.

Weekly Health and Wellbeing Task: Make a list of all the things you couldn’t do when you were born that now through much practice they have learnt to do e.g. read, tie your shoelaces, etc.

Think about what you may still want to learn and things you could develop in the future.  Write about or draw your goals for the future.

 

French task for the week: L.I We are learning to say the days of the week in French.

French expression of the week:

 

L.I: We are learning to develop our fitness.

Daily P.E Task: To continue the fitness learning that we have been developing in P.E, you can stay active on YouTube with The Body Coach Joe Wicks. This is live at 9am every day on the link:

If you would like to keep up with Newsround, you can watch it everyday at 9:15am and 12:10pm here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Have a lovely Monday Jumping Jigglypuffs 🙂 

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 16.3.20

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

P4J’s Class Blog will be updated with daily home learning tasks next week.

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning how to multiply two digit numbers by 8 and 5. We have used two different strategies – the traditional column method and the grid method.

We have been learning to divide two digits by 8, using the formal written method.

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

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

We have been developing our knowledge of data handling. We created our own block diagrams with Mrs Bailey.

Literacy

We wrote a newspaper report announcing the construction of the Titanic. We included lots of details about the features of the Titanic and used some super vocabulary!

Spelling– we have been practising igh words

Hot – eight  eighty  vein  veil  beige  sleigh  weigh  rein

Spicy – eighth  eighty  weight  neighbour  freight  reindeer  neighbourly  neighbourhood

IDL

In P.E, we set targets for our fitness and tried to beat them in a range activities.

This week in RME we have been learning about Psalm Sunday.

In Music, we have been learning about Mozart’s magic flute with Mrs Bailey.

Have a lovely weekend!

Home Learning Help

In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon announced that the current advice is for schools, colleges and universities is to remain open, for the time being.

At present, schools will only close if they are specifically told so – for example, if a student or staff member contracts the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. This response differs to countries such as Ireland, Lithuania, Slovakia and Denmark, which all recently announced they would be temporarily shutting schools due to the virus outbreak.

However, due to the nature of this pandemic, we have learned that things can change very rapidly.In order to prepare parents and carers in the event of a school closure, here are some tips and online resources to support your child with their learning at home.

Which resources can I use to support my child at home?

Twinkl

Online educational publishers, Twinkl, have offered parents free access to all its resources for a month to support continued learning at home. All you need to do is enter UKTWINKLHELPS to get started.

Twinkl also has a Parents Hub that has a number of different guides designed for parents to support them with different curricular areas.

Sumdog

Online learning platform, Sumdog, has a number of engaging and challenging maths and literacy games that your child can use to enhance their learning at home.

Children’s University of Manchester

For kids who love science, the Children’s University of Manchester website is an excellent interactive resource in which your child can browse a number of different science topics which have a quiz at the end of each unit.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is an excellent online resource that provides students help with revision and learning. Here you will find a number of free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject on every subject for students aged from three to 16 and over.

Activity Village

For those of you who enjoy making crafts with your child at home, Activity Village is a great resource for ideas and templates to develop creativity at home.

Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children. What we say and do in our daily lives can help children to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning and to build confidence in themselves as learners. Showing our children that we both value education and use it in our daily lives provides them with powerful models and contributes greatly to their success in school.

Monitor your child’s television, video game, and Internet use. Children on average spend far more time watching TV, playing video games and using the Internet than they do completing homework or other school-related activities.

Encourage your child to read. Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school-and in life. The importance of reading simply can’t be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects. More important, it is the key to lifelong learning. Learn more in Fun Reading Tips and Activities and Fun and Effective Ways to Read with Children.

Talk with your child. Talking and listening play major roles in children’s school success. It’s through hearing parents and family members talk and through responding to that talk that children begin to pick up the language skills they will need if they are to do well.

Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently. Taking responsibility and working independently are important qualities for school success. You can help your child to develop these qualities by establish reasonable rules that you enforce consistently, making it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school, showing your child how to break a job down into small steps, and monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends.

Encourage active learning. Children need active learning as well as quiet learning such as reading and doing homework. Active learning involves asking and answering questions, solving problems and exploring interests. Active learning also can take place when your child plays sports, spends time with friends, acts in a school play, plays a musical instrument or visits museums and bookstores.

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 2.3.20

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Can pupils please bring in any empty shoeboxes to class. Many thanks!

Miss Wilson will be teaching P4J next week as Mrs Jones with be at the P7 camp all week.

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning how to multiply two digit numbers by 2 and 4. We have used two different strategies – the traditional column method and the grid method.

We have been learning to divide two digits by 2 and 4, using the formal written method.

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

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

Literacy

We continued our descriptions of a ship and wrote two paragraphs to describe the weather and the water. We used some fantastic similes and metaphors.

During Buckstone Book Week we have been listening for the bells to tell us when we have to D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read!). We also enjoyed a visit from an author and wrote some poetry with her. We enjoyed taking part in some paired reading with P3C. Have a look at our pictures below!

Spelling– we have been practising aw words

Hot – clawing drawing flawed squawk sprawl awkward gnaw strawberry hawk

Spicy – sawn awful crawled straw yawned awesome flaw prawn

Tricky words – to two too.

IDL

In Swimming we have been practicing floating, pushing and gliding and some of the main swimming strokes.

This week in RME we have been learning about Hinduism and the festival Diwali with Miss Wilson. Ask us to tell you about it at home!

We have started our new topic – Titanic! We are very excited to learn all about the Titanic. This week we were introduced to some facts about the Titanic and used our research skills on the iPads to learn more. We used our skills as engineers to draw a blueprint of the Titanic and label the ship with the special vocabulary e.g. hull, stern, bow, deck, etc.

Home learning:

Have a lovely weekend!