Category Archives: P4W-Blog

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.

Pupil Targets

Over the last few weeks we have been setting this term’s targets. The targets, which have been created jointly by the teacher and the pupil, focus on three areas of curriculum – Literacy, Maths and Numeracy and another subject suited to each class.

We have been discussing targets in class so the children know themselves as learners so please ask your child what their targets are (your child may call them Learning Intentions and Star Steps depending on their age) so we can all be partners in the children’s learning. These targets may have already been shared with you at Parents’ Evening and at the Drop-in today.

Evidence for these targets will then be gathered and shared in the pupils’ Learning Stories to see how they are progressing with their individual target. The staff can edit these targets if necessary. The Learning Stories will be sent home in December in order for you to see your child’s learning.

If you have any questions or queries then please ask the class teacher.

Thanks.

 

 

P4W Wonderful Woodland 26.10.18

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 questioning to develop our understanding of a text.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Using a thesaurus to develop our vocabulary.
  • Developing our use of ‘time’ openers.
  • Developing our listening  and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Spelling words with al saying o- as in talking, chalk, false.
  • 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 2/3 digit numbers.
  • Explaining number sequences.
  • Continuing number sequences.
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10.

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 12.10.18

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

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Finding clues in a text.
  • Using questioning to develop our understanding of a text.
  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Using a thesaurus to develop our vocabulary.
  • Up-levelling a text to engage the reader.
  • Developing our use of ‘time’ openers.
  • Developing our listening  and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our research skills.
  • Changing words to past tense by doubling the consonant and adding ed.
  • 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- digit numbers.
  • Comparing numbers to decide which is bigger or smaller in ‘real-life’ problems.
  • Completing statements using greater than and less than symbols for ‘real-life’ comparisons.
  • Answering a range of questions about bar graphs.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our knowledge of Living Things.
  • Developing our drawing skills.
  • Developing our music skills.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 28.9.18

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

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Finding clues in a text.
  • Using questioning to develop our understanding of a text.
  • Finding evidence from a text to work out how a character feels.
  • Developing our writing skills by using adjectives.
  • Using a thesaurus to develop our vocabulary.
  • Up-levelling a text to engage the reader.
  • Developing our listening  and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.

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.
  • Comparing numbers to decide which is bigger or smaller.
  • Recognising the greater than and the less than sign.
  • Completing statements by adding one of these symbols to make it true.
  • Completing a statement by adding a number to make it true.
  • Understanding and continuing number sequences.
  • Solving number puzzles.
  • Answering questions about bar graphs.

IDL

  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our knowledge of Living Things.
  • Developing our drawing skills.

P4W Wonderful Woodland 21.9.18

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

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Using a thesaurus to up-level our describing words.
  • Finding clues in a text.
  • Organising evidence from a text.
  • Developing our writing skills by using adjectives.
  • Up-levelling a text to engage the reader.
  • Developing our listening  and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Developing our knowledge of place value.
  • Developing our knowledge of times tables.
  • Placing a number on the correct place in a number line.
  • Understanding and continuing number sequences.
  • Solving number puzzles.
  • Comparing and ordering 3 and 4-digit numbers.
  • Answering questions about bar graphs.
  • Creating a bar graph.

IDL

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

P4W Wonderful Woodland 14.9.18

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

Literacy

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Using a thesaurus to up-level our describing words.
  • Finding clues in a text.
  • Organising evidence from a text.
  • Developing our writing skills by using adjectives.
  • Developing our listening skills and talking skills.
  • Developing our cursive writing skills.
  • Developing our use of spelling rules – adding ‘ing’ with a double final consonant.

Numeracy

  • Developing our accuracy and speed for addition calculations.
  • Discussing the strategies we use for addition calculations including near doubles, near jigsaw, knowledge of 10 + calculations and fact families.
  • Developing our knowledge of place value.
  • Developing our knowledge of times tables.
  • Adding and subtracting  tens, hundreds and thousands from 3 and 4-digit numbers.
  • Explaining the value of each digit in 4-digit numbers.
  • Placing a number on the correct place in a number line.
  • Writing 4-digit numbers in words and digits.
  • Comparing and ordering 3 and 4-digit numbers.
  • Showing information on a bar graph.
  • Creating a bar graph.

IDL

  • Creating our own music.
  • Developing our cooperative skills.
  • Developing our thinking skills.
  • Developing the skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing our knowledge of Living Things.
  • Using a variety of art techniques to create a title for our Learning Wall.
  • Developing our ICT skills.