Category Archives: P4J-Blog

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!

Primary 5 Charity – Edinburgh Cat and Dog home

Good morning

Primary 5 picked the Edinburgh cat and dog home as our charity for this year. We are looking for any donations of food, dry or wet, treats, toys, food or water bowls, used leads for dogs and poop bags.

Please could you send any donations in by next Wednesday and P5 will collect them. A member of staff from the home will be working with P5 next Thursday and will take them away then.

Thank you in advance from all of P5.

I have included the link to their website.

https://edch.org.uk/

Have a great 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!

Gardening Tools Wanted!

If you have any unwanted trowels or forks tucked away in your garage or shed, we would love to give them a new home to help us look after our playground.

If you are able to help, there will be a box in the reception area next week for you to drop off any tools.

We are also looking for children’s gardening gloves. If you have any that your child has finished with or has grown out of, we would be delighted to have them.

Many thanks

Mrs Bailey and the Eco Learning Team

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!