Category Archives: P4M-Home Learning

P4H Wk beg: 4/6/18

Here are some of the things we have been learning in P4H this week;



Our spelling words this week are;

11.6.18               Silent b/silent g

lamb                         debt

crumb                       comb

thumbs                     gnome

doubt                       gnash

plumber                     gnaw

Tricky words: from, form

Challenge words: plumbing, indebted, doubtfully


We have been learning about giving change this week.

What have we enjoyed?

Fractions – playing the games.

Learning about Viking longhouses, the worksheet was fun.

The P7 show – it was excellent, fantastically hilarious, fabulous, mindblowing, epic and super duper. (We learnt about all the different ways we could say it was good).

Doing the solo talks and listening to the solo talks too!

Learning about money, I like the till we meet again game.

Doing the blog.

What have we found challenging?

Learning about thirds and other fractions.

The spelling test, it had LOTS of words.

The solo talks.

Giving change.

What do we want to learn more about?

Viking games, Viking food and drinks and make-up, how Vikings prepare for war.

P4H Wk beg: 4/6/18

In P4H pupils have been preparing for their P4 Solo Talks. Each pupil has chosen a Viking topic to talk about and has completed a planning sheet with some interesting facts.

Talks should be between 1 min and 2mins long and should have an introduction to what has been chosen, some interesting facts and a conclusion. If pupils wish to use a PPT to support their talk then please send this into school on a memory stick so Mrs Haynes can project this onto the SmartBoard. Pupils can also draw pictures or print pictures off to hold up while they are talking

Here is what we have been up to in P4H this week.

 These are some pictures of us making our own Lewis Chessmen with clay.


Our spelling words this week are;

  • Silent ‘k’ followed by ‘n’ – kn













know   no

What have we enjoyed?

The Viking workshop.

Making the Lewis Chessmen.


Choosing our own Viking names.

Giving change because it was hard and I got better at it and found it easier.

Preparing for our solo talks.

What have we found challenging?

Making the Lewis Chessmen.

Beat Thats.

Filling the blog post.

The giving change worksheet.

What do we want to learn more about?

Viking toys and games, the Lewis Chessmen, sagas, and houses.

More poems.

P4H Wk beg: 28/5/18

Just a reminder – for our Viking workshop on Tuesday next week we would like all the children in P4 to try to dress up as a Viking. Please use your imagination and don’t spend money on buying a costume. Here are some links below with information about Viking clothing for inspiration;

 Here is what we have been up to in P4H this week.


Our spelling words this week are;

28.05.18                               Silent w.

wren                                   wrist

wreath                                write

wrap                                   writing

wrench                               written

wrong                                 wreck

Challenge: wreckage, wrestling, wrinkles

Tricky words: right, write

P4H Wk beg: 22/5/18

Here is what we have been up to in P4H this week.

Numeracy and Maths

We did our Beat Thats on Friday, we need to keep on practicing our mental maths to help us.

We have been learning about fractions. We started by looking at halves. For it to be a half each part needs to be exactly the same, if not it is not a half. To find half a number we dividing by 2!

We have been learning to use money. We learned about all the different value of coins. We played the toy shop money game to help us pay for things with different coins.


We wrote shape poems about ‘Upstairs Stomper/Downstairs Slider’ and we had three different chilli levels to choose from.

We worked on our handwriting. We were practicing the joins ea and ear. Some people practiced writing out a paragraph about Vikings.

Our spelling words this week were;

To make a plural of a word that ends f (or fe) we change the f to a v and add es.

For example: loaf becomes loaves

Change these words into plurals:

scarf                               wife

shelf                              half

leaf                                 calf

knife                               life


Tricky words: more, most

Challenge words: thief, yourself, themself

Topic and other areas

We went down the GP room with P4G and did some drama. We did miming and acted out things we were good at and things we wanted to get better at.

In PE worked some more on our skipping.

We designed a Viking shield and brooch because we were learning about Viking weapons and clothing/fashion.

For our Viking workshop in two weeks time we would like all the children in P4 to try and dress up as a Viking. Here are some links below with information about Viking clothing for inspiration;

What have we enjoyed?

Designing Viking shields.

Designing Viking brooches.

The day off school on Monday.

Writing shape poems.

What have we found challenging?

Designing the brooches.

Carrying a ginormous box to school to make shields out of.

Writing the shape poem.

Designing the shields.

What would we like to learn next week?

Viking Gods.

More shape/other poems.

Viking toys.

Change in Money.

P4H Wk beg: 14/5/18

Here is what we have been up to in P4H this week.

Numeracy and Maths

We learnt about division, we played hit the button to help us get quicker at answering our division quesions.We learnt how to do division using a written method.

Here is us playing an outdoor game for division;

Here is a link for hit the button;

We learnt about symmetry. We used mirrors to help us work out if a shape was symmetrical. We found out that lines of symmetry could be diagonal as well as horizontal and vertical. We made some of our own symmetrical shapes.


We wrote a shape poem. We learnt that poems don’t always have to rhyme. We wrote the poems in either an elephant or butterfly shape using nouns, verbs and adjectives to help us describe them. Some people used adverbs to help too.

Our spelling words this week were;

Rule: words ending s, x, z, sh and ch form their plurals by adding es.

Make these words plural:

splash                           paintbrush

kiss                               church

glass                            peach

dress                             lunchbox

coach                             fox

Tricky words: even, different

Here is us doing our spelling work outside in the sun!

Topic and other areas

We worked on our skipping skills in PE outside. We think this helped us improve our skipping. Here are some pictures;

In Vikings, we learnt about long ships. The head of the ship often had a dragon to scare enemies away and evil spirits.We made a big longship for the wall. If rivers were forzen the Vikings would ski, sledge or skate over the water.

We had our last ukulele lesson. We learnt to play ‘Shake It Off’ with the G chord which was hard because we had to use three fingers.

Sports Day was on Wednesday. We had great fun. We will find out who won on Tuesday. The P7s, Mrs Hastie and Mrs Conlin helped to set it up and organise it.

We went to the bake sale to raise money for Together in Sport to help people build wells for water.

What have we enjoyed?

Sports Day

Skipping in PE

Ukulele classes

Doing the shape poems.

What have we found challenging?

Skipping in PE

Learning the G chord

The sack race/ sports day.

What would we like to learn next week?

Viking armour and weapons.

Some more division.

Fractions (to use our division skills).

A Viking craft.

P4H Wk beg: 9/5/18

Here is what we have been up to in P4H this week.

Numeracy and Maths

In maths we have been doing division and beat-thats. We are getting much better at our times tables now, so beat-that are getting easier for times tables. Some of us finished our times table books and got a new one with the next times table to practise.

We have been learning about acute, right, obtuse and reflex angles. Here are some that we found;





In Literacy we have been learning about calligrams. A calligram is a fun way to write words. A calligram is a word made into a picture to show what it means.

We checked over our Harry Potter stories to check that they were the best they could possibly be before Mrs Haynes looked at them. Some people up-graded WOW words, some added in the word ‘kind’ to describe friends, others added time connectives.

Topic and other areas

We learnt where the Vikings invaded and lived. The Vikings came from Norway, Sweeden and Denmark (Scandanavia) and they invaded the UK as well as Greenland, Republic of Ireland, Iceland, Newfoundland. They tried to invade Egypt but couldn’t get past the river Nile.

We made our own timeline with a partner and put the main events on it and dates.

In ukulele we have been learning to play pop songs and play different chords. We played Wake Me Up by Avacii.

What have we enjoyed?


The Viking timeline.

Writing calligrams.

What have we found challenging?

Doing the different chords on Ukulele.

Up-grading our Harry Potter writing.

What would we like to learn next week?Vikings, Calligrams.

P4H Wk beg: 30/4/18


Here is what we have been up to in P4H this week.

Numeracy and Maths

 We have been learning how to divide by 2, 4 and 8. We learnt different methods to divide. One way was to use our times tables in reverse e.g – 4×6=24 so 24 / 4 = 6. We also learnt about using groups, arrays and sharing out. We played games on a grid outside where we had to race to the answer before our partners.

We also learnt about right angles. We went outside and we used clockwise and anti-clocwise right angles to direct around a grid. We added in traps so we had to try and avoid them on our grid and you wern’t allowed to go diagonally.



We wrote a piece of writing completely unsupported (without Mrs Haynes help). It was about arriving at Hogwarts from Hogsmeade Station. We had to try to use paragraphs, using what we learnt last week and make sure we didn’t forget our non-negotiable S.C.

Our spelling words were;


We did our assembly! It went excellently!! We have done it to everyone in school AND our parents who all said it was fantastic. We will try and get some pictures of a rehersal for next week. We all had great fun doing it!

Topic and other areas

We did a KWL grid to descide what we wanted to learn about. Then we learnt about Viking Runes and wrote our names in it. We also wrote a secret message for people to try and decode. We are looking forward to the rest of our topic.

What have we enjoyed?

Hannah – Writing my name in Runes.

Gregor – I really enjoyed the assembly.

Theo – I enjoyed the assembly too.

Rebecca – I liked doing the Viking writing.

We all enjoyed sitting on the purple seats after the assembly to watch the videos.

What have we found challenging?

Viking runes.Writing the story without teacher support was challenging because we couldn’t ask for help with spelling.

The assembly – remembering your lines.

What would we like to learn next week?


Angles that are different from right angles.

Do more writing, some of it without help again.

Write a daily sentence in Viking Runes.

Learn more methods for division.

P4H Wk beg: 23/4/18

Here is what we have been up to in P4H this week!

We have been so busy getting prepared for our assembly this week we have only had time to say what we enjoyed at the bottom. Mrs Haynes has put in some pictures in the other parts showing what we have been up to!


If you have a dress-up outfit or uniform for a job, can you please bring this in on Monday in a bag with your name on it? If you don’t have an outfit then please take in a shirt, blouse or white polo shirt with a tie to wear for the assembly.

Numeracy and Maths

 This is us practising our 3,6, and 9 times tables using a fun game.


We all celebrated being superheroes on Thursday and wrote about our superpowers using paragraphs.

Topic and other areas

 This is picures of us testing our lifeboats for our final mission. We had a couple of sunken ships but many floated.

We completed our clover artwork for the competition we were entering and Mrs Haynes has delivered the. Here is our artwork below!

Please continue to practise 9 to 5 – our first Assembly is on Tuesday to P2 and P3!

What have we enjoyed?

Jacob – Making the lifeboats.

Hannah – designing the superhero masks and writing paragraphs about the superpowers.

Eilidh – Ukulele.

Ella – I liked ukulele as well.

What have we found challenging?

Learning our lines for the assembly and learning the dance.

Designing and making the lifeboats because we didn’t know if things would sink or float.

Switching chords when we were playing ukulele.

What would we like to learn next week?

The Vikings, ukulele, read more of How to Train your Dragon.

Gregor doesn’t want to end the Titanic!

P4H Wk beg: 17/4/18

Here is what we have been up to in P4H this week!

Numeracy and Maths

We have been doing the three and six times tables. To help us learn them we were playing games including counting up and down in the 6 and 3 times tables 3,6,9,12 or 6,12,18,24. The 6 times table is double the three times table. We also realsed that the six times table skips a 3 times table number.

We have been learning about grid references outside. We made a square and quartered it and drew lines to make the grid and wrote numbers on it. We played games with the grids and beanbags.


We wrote stories about Martin and Hannah called her Uh!Oh!. We wrote the start of our story as a class and then had to finish it off ourselves, some people found this hard!

We did a reading comprehension on the Commonwealth Games. It helped us learn more about the Commonwealth.

We had to predict what was going to happen in our new reading books.


Topic and other areas

We have started a 5 week block of ukulele. Here are some pictures of us. We learnt to play the C chord.

We started a piece of clover artwork to enter into a competition.

We have been working on our assembly. We are learning 9 to 5, here is a link to work on at home.


What have we enjoyed?

Zara – playing the ukulele.

Darcey – practising our assembly.

Ella – Doing art.

Tosia – learning outside.

What have we found challenging?

Ukulele – playing with our fingers and remembering the finger numbers.

Drawing the clovers.

Continuing the story from a start.

What would we like to learn next week?

Ukulele, the Vikings, art.

P4H and P4g Wk beg: 26/3/18

In P4 this week we have chosen our new topic for next term. We have chosen the Vikings! The classes got together, did some research on different topic we could do and voted.

What have we enjoyed?

Alexandra – Finishing off the Titanic.

Hannah – Making insta bunnies Easter cards.

Jessica – Doing the birthday song to the rest of the school and hearing their songs.

Darcey – Writing our Titanic diary entry.

What have we found challenging?

Choosing to do either the Celts or the Vikings.

Making the insta bunnies.

Writing the diary entry and remembering all the S.C.


What would we like to learn next week?VIKINGS!!