Category Archives: P4M-Home Learning

Wk beg: 09/10/17

What we have been learning in P4M.

Mathematics and Numeracy

This week we have been working on our addition learn its. We have also been practising our times tables. 

Literacy
In Literacy we have been working on descriptive writing. The class wrote character descriptions of characters from fairytales without including the character’s name. The descriptions were then handed out at random and their friend had to draw the character using just the description. From this we were able to discuss what made a good description and how important descriptive words are in helping us create an image in our heads of what a character is like. 



The spelling pattern that we have been working on can be found below.

Other Curriculum Areas

In art this week we used the information we had learnt about ‘Living Things’ to create 2D and 3D living things. This helped the children in developing their design and problem solving skills. We then created a new display outside our classroom with our work.


As part of topic we have been learning about classification keys. The children created questions for a key with sections missing before going on to create their own classification keys.  Ask your child to explain what a classification key is and how we use it. 
Learning Stories
Group 1 will be bringing home their learning stories the week after half term. 
Reading
There is no reading homework over half term but all the children should have a library book if you wish to hear them do some extra reading. 
Have a great break everyone. Mrs McClintock 

Wk beg: 02/10/17

What we have been learning in P4M.

Mathematics and Numeracy

This week we have been using Carroll Diagrams to sort information. We looked at which children had pets. We also used this approach as part of our Living Things project to sort Living Things found on a beach. 

P4M, here are some you can try at home if you want some extra practise.


We continued learning to use an empty number line to help us in adding numbers. This week we were adding 3 digit numbers. E.g.: 145+321= 

For an example of how to use an empty number line please see our blog from last week. 

Literacy

The children worked on their descriptive writing this week, writing a story about a doomed voyage. They used VCOP to improve their writing. Using a check sheet they then each assessed what they had done well and what they could work on next time. Well done P4M. Great work. 
Our spelling pattern that we have been working on can be found below. 

Other Curriculum Areas

Our favourite thing this week was creating board games based on fact books about ‘living things’. We used the books to research our questions. When our games were made we taught them to our friends who had to use the same book to find out the answers. It was a great activity for learning to research subjects using books. Here are some pictures of us making our games. 




Christmas Cards

The children all completed Christmas cards this week. Their cards will come home with them today. If you would like to receive an order form for the card that is sent home please return it with the details completed to the school office by Thursday 12th October. 


Learning Stories

This week Group 3 will be bringing home their learning stories. They will be able to share any evidence they have collected of progress in meeting their targets. These targets can be worked on at home for homework if you and your child decide it would be helpful. 

Wk beg: 25/09/17

What we have been learning in P4M.
This week the children would like to tell you about their learning in their own words. 

Mathematics and Numeracy 
Hannah: We have been learning to create Venn Diagrams. We use them to sort things into groups. We sorted names and words. 
Millie: We made Venn Diagrams outside. Ryan: We all picked different things to sort into groups using the Venn Diagram.


Here is an example and a challenge that the children worked on;


Finlay: We have looked at different strategies for working out addition sums. One of these was a number line. We start with the biggest number. Then we add on the tens. Then we add on the units. 

Mrs McClintock: Some children found this tricky but everyone worked very hard. Here is an example created by two of the children to help if you want to do some extra practise at home.


Literacy
Theo: We have been learning to use VCOP to make our writing better. It means;

V for vocabulary 

C for connectives

O for openers

P for punctuation 

We have highlighted the VCOP in the start of a story and we then wrote what would happen next. 

Roni: This week we have been learning spellings with ‘ing’ endings. We looked in books and used our heads to come up with the most interesting ‘ing’ words. I had the longest list and I’m still going!

Other Curriculum Areas

Living Things 
Jaiwant: We have learnt about vertebrates and invertebrates. We can classify animals into groups. 


Iggy: We have learnt how to spot reptiles. We have books that we can put information we learn into. 


Learning Stories
This week Group 2 will be bringing home their learning stories. They will be able to share any evidence they have collected of progress in meeting their targets. These targets can be worked on at home for homework if you and your child decide it would be helpful. 

Wk beg: 19/09/2017

What we have been learning in P4M this week.

Mathematics and Numeracy

This week we have been;

  • adding multiples of 10 to a 3 digit number e.g.: 657+60= 

Some of the children found this challenging. Here is an example of the addition sums that we did so that they can do some extra practise at home if they want to. 

We also worked on; 

  • adding 100 to a 3 digit number
  • adding multiples of 100 to a 3 digit number

Problem solving tasks were set for those who were needing to challenge themselves further. For example;

Literacy

Spelling: This week we have been revising ‘ed’ endings. The children created their own word searches and explored spelling activities to help them practise this spelling rule. 

Handwriting: We have been practising horizontal joins to ascender words. See photo for example.

Other Curriculum Areas

The children were excited to take part in a mini project this week. The children were to be involved in the process of recruiting a new teacher. We started by discussing what makes a good teacher. We looked at both the skills and personal qualities that they would need. Their suggestions included;

The children then worked with their learning partner and used this to create possible interview questions. These are currently top secret! 
Individually they designed job adverts for the post and made booklets to provide the new teacher with information that they would need in their new job. 

Well done P4M. What a lucky teacher your new teacher will be! Mrs McClintock 

Learning Stories
This week Group 1 will be bringing home their learning stories. They will be able to share any evidence they have collected of progress in meeting their targets. These targets can be worked on at home for homework if you and your child decide it would be helpful. 

Learning Stories

Today your child will be coming home with their Learning Story to share with you. In it you will find their first two individual targets. There will be one for Literacy and one for Maths. The children will be working on these in class but can also work on these at home. They will get a new target every 3-4 weeks. We hope that you enjoy sharing your child’s learning with them in this way.

Please can Learning Stories be returned on Tuesday.