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P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home

Hello everyone!   I hope you had a  good weekend.

Monday 30 March 2020    30.3.20

Monday Challenge -We are learning to calculate half.   Use the strategy. For example  56   For example   56       Half  of 50 =25    Half of 6 = 3      25+3 = 28

SUPER–    10  12   8   14    6    20    18    16    24     42    66    84    100  

FANTASTIC–  30    50   70   90   54   36    72    96    58    

SPECTACULAR– 248   456    678     132     348    558    794    972

 

Daily Maths: We are learning to multiply 2 digit numbers by 6.

Write down your 6 X table, then write down the division facts for each.

Without looking, say your table out loud – remember you are adding on in sixes so you can workout any hot-spots you may have.

When you are ready, use the skills to complete the task.

SUPER– Calculate the answers to number 1.

FANTASTIC– Complete questions 1 and 2.

SPECTACULAR- Calculate the answers to questions 1, 2 and 3.

Extra Challenge– Write down 3 more ‘real-life’ problems using 6 x table facts.

 

Reading for the week: We are learning to visualise the text through showing our understanding of the main ideas in a text. Read 20-30 pages of your set reading book.

Weekly reading task: You have been asked by a publisher to design a new front cover for your book. Create a title and picture/background that attract the reader. Remember to include the author’s name.

Extra Challenge– create a forty word ‘blurb’ about your book. Include the features you used for the blurb for your Sophie story. Include short details about the characters and setting and remember, a question helps to engage the reader.

You can also give a short review yourself- with stars!

Enjoy ‘reading for pleasure’ throughout the week too. Aim to spend 30 minutes each day reading either a fiction or non-fiction text.

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.

 

Spelling – We are learning to spell unfamiliar words.

Daily Spelling Activity Task:Choose an activity from the chart in your pack.

Spelling rule for the week make a word plural by adding’s’

SUPER–  books  pens  cats   cards   beds   seeds   weeds   spoons   tents  

FANTASTICscrews wheels showers rulers pencils parks towns apples months names

SPECTACULARjoints hounds crowds spotlights snails throats dreams elephants teachers computers

Tricky words – herd / heard -Can you find a definition for each spelling?

 

Weekly Topic Work

We are learning to use information from our own research to draw detailed pictures.

Titanic through the Portholes by P4W

Inspired by the large portholes we created in the classroom showing Titanic’s engineering features, your task is to create three smaller ones. First step is to draw round an object with a circular base to give you three identical portholes.

Next, using the information you found in your research task last week, choose three features found in first class. Create a detailed drawing of one of the features in each circle. For example you might draw the passengers swimming in the pool in one of them.

When you have finished the inside use crayon or pen to make them look just like you are looking through the portholes from outside the ship.

PE– We are learning to improve our fitness in a variety of ways.

You can kick- start your morning by joining Joe Wicks every weekday at 9am. The link can be found on Buckstone Buzz.

Continue to develop the fitness routine you were working on in class – include a variety of skills – teach your family.

 

French task for the week: We are learning to say the months of the year in French (Les mois de l’année)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_u2SigckNQ

 

 Have a good day everyone!

 

 

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home

Hello everyone!    Friday  27  March 2020   27.3.20

Friday Challenge -we are learning to count in         2s   4s   8s         5s  10s      3s   6s   

For example- 0  4  8  12…          40   36    32 …

SUPER – Count forwards and backwards in jumps of 2,  5,  10

FANTASTIC– Count forwards and backwards in jumps of  3,  4

SPECTACULAR – Count forwards and backwards in jumps of  6,   8

Extra Challenge – Count beyond the table facts, For example –  80,  88,  96 …

Daily Maths -‘Poop Deck’ Fun

We are learning to use our addition and multiplication skills to double, treble and find totals.

Play the hoop-la game.

 

Extra Challenge – draw your own hoop-la board using 9 numbers of your choice.

Use the same scoring:  green – single,  red– double    blue – treble

Play 3 games – find the totals.

 

Literacy

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?

Skills Time

Create either an Easter or Spring picture that can be used as a mindfulness colouring activity next week.

Skills we are developing Using pencils to make bold, clear lines.

 

 

Well done P4W !  We have completed our first week of Learning Together at Home.

Next steps. Skills we will be developing- functional writing, reading, listening, multiplication, mental agility, spelling, art and design.

Over the coming weeks we will also be developing literacy and numeracy skills using Education City and Sumdog.  We are in the process of setting up log-ins and passwords.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home

Hello again, everyone!    Thursday 26 March 2020         26.3.20

Thursday Challenge- we are learning to use our knowledge of jigsaw numbers to give change.

Remember- 100p = £1 

Calculate change from £I.

For example:  spend 20p – change 80p       spend 45p – change 55p        spend 57p – change 43p

SUPER– calculate the change if you spend –  60p    15p    27p      82p      56p      74p       38p    33p

FANTASTIC– calculate the change from a £2 coin – 28p   37p    £1.25   78p     £1.58     99p     £1.06

SPECTACULAR  Change from £5  –  £1.45    78p     £2.56     £3.99     £4.06    27p     £1.05      £3.64

 

Daily Maths- We are learning the 6 times table

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 between the tables to an alien.

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

Now let’s use these skills-

Make these calculations without looking at the table you have written down-

3 x 6 =      7 x 6 =       4 x 6 =        8 x 6 =     2 x 6 =       5 x 6 =     9 x 6 =      6 x 6 =

? x 6 = 24      ? x 6 = 36     ? x 6 = 42     ? x 6 = 54     ? x 6 = 60    ? x 6 =18     ? x 6 = 30

Self assess your learning.

Do you have any 6 times table hot-spots?  Those are the ones to work on.

 

 

Daily Spelling Activity Task

Spelling words for the week: ‘ve’ and ‘ov’

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

Choose an activity from the spelling grid.

Include four more tricky words from your  SUPER , FANTASTIC or SPECTACULAR ‘High Frequency’ word list in your pack.

 

Daily Literacy: We are learning  to use your and you’re.

Complete the sheet in your learning pack.

Extra challenge – Make four more sentences about Titanic. Two sentences for each word.

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

 

Enjoy your day everyone!

 

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home

Hello everyone!    Wednesday 25 March 2020   25.3.20

Wednesday Challenge- we are learning to  jigsaw numbers.

SUPER  – TO 10      –  2        5       1       6      4       8        0          9

FANTASTIC – TO 100   – 30    15       47        68      29       37        52         86        3        77       34     56

SPECTACULAR -TO 1000-  250    120      760       325      486      48       174          808      76      407

 

Daily MathsWe are learning to multiply 2 digit numbers by 3.

SUPER: Question 1

FANTASTIC: Question 1 and 2 

SPECTACULAR: Questions 1, 2 and 3

Check four of your answers using the grid or diamond methods.

Daily Spelling Activity Task

Spelling words for the week: ‘ve’ and ‘ov’

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

Choose an activity from the spelling grid.

Include four more tricky words from your  SUPER , FANTASTIC or SPECTACULAR ‘High Frequency’ word list in your pack.

 

Daily Literacy: We are learning to use where, wear, we’re, were.

Task: Complete the sheet in your learning pack.

Extra Challenge :Write four more sentences about Titanic using the words. Use one word correctly in each sentence.

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

Have good days, everyone!

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home

Hello again everyone!       Tuesday 24 March 2020     24.3.20

Tuesday Challenge– we are learning to use strategies to make mental addition calculations.

 Task – challenge yourself with Topmarks Daily 10 online- choose addition on the menu.

 

SUPER-  LEVEL 1                   FANTASTIC –  LEVEL 2                     SPECTACULAR- LEVEL 3

Have a warm-up first then either increase the level or decrease the time to make your learning even more challenging.

Daily Maths: We are learning to make calculations using our knowledge of the 3 times table.

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.

Say the table backwards!

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

Extra challenge -write down some 3 times table fact families.

For example:  6 X 3 =18   so  6 x 30 =180

 

Spelling –  We are learning to spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule.

Daily Spelling Activity Task: choose an activity from the grid in your learning pack.

Spelling words for the week: ‘ve’ and ‘ov’- see yesterday’s list.

Include some tricky words from your ‘High Frequency’ word list.

 

Daily Literacy: In your reading books, find and write down 8 adjectives (describing words) you could use to describe Titanic. You will be able to use these adjectives in a writing task very soon!

We are learning to develop our listening skills, visualising characters and setting.

Listen to Elevenses every day at 11am with The World of David Walliams – find the link on Buckstone Buzz!

Have a good day!

 

 

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home

 

Hello everyone!      Monday 23 March 2020     23.3.20

Monday Challenge -We are learning to double 2 and 3 digit numbers. 

Super – I digit       Fantastic- 2 digits    Spectacular –3 digits

 

Daily Maths: We are learning to recall our multiplication facts quickly.

Complete the Speed Table sheet in your home learning pack.

 

Spelling –  We are learning to spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule.

Choose a spelling activity from the grid in your home learning pack.

Spelling words for the week: ‘ve’ and ‘ov’

No English words end in ‘v’ – they always use ‘ve’

TIP   There is no such spelling as ‘uv’ – always use ‘ov’

Many words have ‘o’ sounding ‘u’

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

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

 

Reading task for the week: We are learning to visualise the text through showing our understanding of character descriptions. Read 20-30 pages of your reading book.

Visualiser Task: Choose a character from your book. Use the description in the text to help you draw a detailed picture of the character.

 

Topic task for the week: We are developing our research skills to explore the 1st class passenger facilities on board the Titanic.

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

·         https://kids.britannica.com/

·         https://www.ducksters.com/

·         https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

HWB task for the week: Ways I have grown. Make a list of the things you couldn’t do when you were born, that now through much practice you have learned  to do e.g. read, tie your shoelaces. Think about what you may still want to learn and skills you could develop in the future. Write about or draw your goals for the future.

Join in with the 9am fitness class or develop the team fitness sessions we have been working on!

French task for the week – we are learning to say the days of the week in French.

Enjoy your day, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Please can you help ?

Outdoor loose parts play provision.

 

We are in the process of updating and supplementing our resources for outdoor loose parts play.

We are looking for help/donations as listed below.

 

  1. We need someone with a chainsaw/bow saw who would be willing to give us some time and cut some of our larger tree stumps into more manageable sized.’coins’
  2. Anyone who has a source of plastic piping/guttering half pipe who would be willing to donate some 1 metre lengths and perhaps some joining pieces.
  3. Anyone who has a source of small offcuts of timber which can be used at our woodwork bench.

 

 If you are able to help us with either of these requests, please email the school office FAO Mrs  Cross/Miss  Hutcheon.

 

  1. We are also looking for a large collection of old kitchen items such as metal saucepans, bowls, jugs, teapots,  baking trays, muffin tins, wooden and metal spoons, whisks etc.

If you can donate any of these items please send them into class with your child.

Many thanks

Liberton Primary School Book fundraiser

The Poverty Proofing  Learning Team has decided to organise a Book fundraiser for Liberton Primary School. All children are very keen on supporting this event.

Children are invited to donate books the week beginning the 24th of February until Friday 28th February.

Thank you for your support!

The Poverty Proofing Learning Team

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