Category Archives: P4W-Blog

P4W Wonderful Woodland 18.1.19

We have started the New Year off with a very busy week of learning.

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our vocabulary.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.
  • Developing our functional writing skills with a focus on newspaper reports.
  • Using the features of the first paragraph of a report – when, what ,who, where, why.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition, subtraction and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Developing strategies for addition calculations over a decade.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Developing our use of 4 methods for making addition calculations including traditional, diamonds, grid and jump.
  • Working out the calculation we need to do for ‘real-life’ addition examples.
  • Explaining the methods we are using to others.
  • Developing our knowledge of analogue and digital time.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing skills needed for team games.
  • Developing our knowledge of the Vikings.
  • Developing our art/technology skills using a variety of materials- our Viking Longship is ready to sail!

P4W Wonderful Woodland 7.12.18

It has been another very busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.
  • Developing our use of descriptive words and phrases.
  • Developing our use of openers.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition, subtraction and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Developing strategies for addition and subtraction calculations over a decade.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Using the diamond method to make addition calculations.
  • Making addition calculations by partitioning the numbers on a grid.
  • Developing our knowledge of analogue and digital time.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing skills needed for team games.
  • Developing our knowledge of the Vikings.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 30.11.18

It has been another very busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Finding information in a text.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Adding and subtracting to the nearest 10 then working out what we still have to do to complete a calculation.
  • Using the diamond method to make addition calculations.
  • Developing our use of strategies for adding on 8, 9, 19, 29 etc including using a 100 square.
  • Developing our knowledge of analogue and digital time.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing our Scottish dancing skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of the Vikings.
  • Experiencing a live performance.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 23.11.18

It has been another very busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.
  • Developing our spelling skills – words containing igh.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Developing our use of strategies for mental addition calculations with more than three numbers.
  • Developing our use of strategies for adding on 8, 9, 19, 29 etc including using a 100 square.
  • Developing our knowledge of analogue and digital time.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our knowledge of the Vikings.

P7 Children In Need Day Friday 16th November 2018

Well done to all the awesome Primary 7 children who organised and delivered a fun and inclusive Activity Day raising vital funds for Children In Need.  There were Free Activities where children could win a prize: Pin the Bandana on the Pudsey; Best Dressed Children per Stage.  There was also a Free Quiz: winners will be announced next week once the Primary 7s have had a chance to mark the answer sheets.

P7M planned a Guess Pudsey’s Birthday competition at 50p per guess.  We used a Random Date Generator to choose the date which was 30th November.  The winner was a girl in P5HW.  P7M presented her with her cuddly Pudsey backpack.

The Bake Sale organised by P7F was a massive sellout!  Not a crumb was left!  The Primary 7 children engaged with all the children and listened carefully to what their customers wanted and ensured they gave them the correct change.

P7R had queues out of the door for Face Painting.  The Artists did a superb job of turning their customers into tremendous Pudseys, Tigers, Cats, Lizards and Dragons!

Mrs Magill, Miss Fotheringham and Miss Robinson are incredibly proud of you all!

Have a wonderful weekend, have fun, be safe 🙂

P4W Wonderful Woodland 16.11.18

It has been another very busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our use of time openers, ‘ly’ openers and adjectives in our writing.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.
  • Developing our spelling skills – words containing ‘ir’ and ‘ur’.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Doubling 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Developing our use of strategies for mental addition calculations with more than three numbers.
  • Finding information from Carroll Diagrams and creating our own.
  • Creating a Tree Diagram.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our ICT skills- creating a Powerpoint Presentation.

P6 Wee Sleepout!

Primary 6 have decided to support the local charity Social Bite!

Social Bite are on a mission to STOP homelessness in Scotland.

The way P6 are going to support them is by doing a Wee Sleepout, sleeping in the gym hall.

The reason we chose to do a sleepout rather than anything else is because every year Social Bite do a sleep in the park to raise money. We wanted to know what it would feel like to be sleeping out of our comfort zone with no mattress, and no technology, but it won’t be as bad as being homeless but it will still be hard.

If you would to sponsor us please visit the Just Giving link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/buckstonesweesleepout

 

 

P4 Important Viking Information

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are beginning an exciting new topic all about the Vikings.  We would really appreciate it if you could send in some cardboard in order to make Viking shields.  If you could help us out further by pre-cutting it into approximately 30-40cm diameter circles that would be even more helpful! Two pieces per pupil would be ideal.

Also, on Thursday November 22nd the pupils will take part in a Viking workshop all day in school.  A letter will be coming home soon with all of the details.  We would like as many children as possible to dress up as a Viking for the day.  We’ve included links to websites for some ideas of how they could dress.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/viking/clothes.html

http://primaryfacts.com/5614/what-did-the-vikings-wear-facts-about-viking-clothes-and-costume/

Many thanks in advance for your help,

P4 Team

P4W Wonderful Woodland 9.11.18

It has been another very busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our predicting skills by finding clues in a text.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Developing our sentence structure.
  • Developing our listening and talking skills.
  • Developing our use of openers and adjectives in our writing.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.
  • Developing our spelling skills – words containing or and ar.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Doubling 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Developing our understanding and recall of times tables.
  • Counting in jumps of 25, 50 and 100.
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10.
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 100.
  • Using our rounding skills for ‘real-life’ calculations.
  • Finding information from pictograms and creating our own.
  • Using a Venn diagram to show information.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our knowledge of Living Things.
  • Developing our ICT skills- creating a Powerpoint Presentation.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 2.11.18

It has been another busy week of learning in Primary 4W!

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Finding clues in a text.
  • Using Bloom’s question starters to develop our understanding of a text.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Predicting events, using evidence from a text.
  • Developing our listening  and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our spelling of everyday words.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Doubling 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10.
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 100.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our knowledge of Living Things.
  • Developing our ICT skills- creating a Powerpoint Presentation.
  • Creating a display for our classroom entrance.