Category Archives: P4W-Blog

MISSION 2

A new mission has been delivered to P4W!

It will be challenging, it will be exciting and it may be messy!

To successfully complete our challenge, please come to school dressed in clothes for painting on Wednesday.

Thank you.

 

 

P5 fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick Kids)

Hello,

In P5 we are going to be doing a toy sale to raise money for the Sick Kids Foundation. It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have any toys that you would like to donate can you please bring them in next week and by Monday 1st of April at the latest.

Please don’t bring in toys that you want to keep, you can bring in toys that you don’t play with any more or that have been sitting in your cupboard. It might be a good time to have a spring clean!

Please put any toys you bring in on the table in the P5 library.

Some examples of toys we would like are

Books

Action figures or Barbies

Soft toys

Cars

Baby toys so you can buy them for younger brother and sisters

Board games

Loom bands

Lego

Cards

Can you please make sure the toys are clean and good quality.

Thanks

P5H and P5HW

P4 Food Bank Charity Collection

Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for the Edinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.

 Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:

Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar

Low On Stock: Rice (500g bags), tinned fruit, toilet roll, tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding, pasta sauces (jars), tinned custard, tinned tomatoes, jam.

We can also donate hygiene items such as: deodorant, shampoo, shaving foam & toilet roll.

 ****Please do not send fresh items as refrigeration is not available.****

Please send your donations to school with your child and ask them to pass them on to Primary Four.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks is advance,

P4 Team

 

SSPCA Charity Day!

Primary One have organised a charity day THIS FRIDAY to support the SSPCA.

Come to school dressed up as an animal on Friday 22nd February. Any donations are kindly received via Parent Pay.

Primary One hope to raise money to help lots of animals.

I wonder how many different animals we will spot in our school?!

Thank you for your support,

The P1 Team 🙂

P4W Wonderful Woodland 22. 3.19.

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

Literacy

Skills we are developing include exploring characters using our class novel ‘Storm’,  We are developing our knowledge of how an author uses language to describe setting, plot and characters.

We are developing our vocabulary and understanding of a text.

 

Developing these skills at home-

Make a list of interesting words using a book you are reading at home.

Choose two or three words you particularly like, find the meanings and try to use them in everyday conversation.

Put a character from a book you are reading in the ‘HOT SEAT’.  Ask questions about how they are feeling.

We are continuing to develop our spelling skills. Our focus this week has been high frequency words and words with aw at the beginning middle or end.

law  dawn  prawn  straw  crawl

awful  yawned  drawing  clawed

Tricky words-strawberry  drawer  awfully

Tricky words- to  too  two

Developing these skills at home-

Write the words in order, from easiest to hardest to spell – find four more to add to your list.

Play Charades using your spelling words.

 

Other skills we are continuing to develop

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts. This week we have been developing our vocabulary and comprehension skills.
  • Developing our Functional Writing skills. Our focus is on developing our knowledge of diary writing.

Developing these skills at home

Write a short diary entry about a visit you have made or an activity you have participated in.

Think about our Star Steps- Write in first person and in past tense. Use time openers. Make it informal, perhaps add a few drawings. Describe events in order and describe your thoughts and feelings.

 

Numeracy

Developing our recall of addition facts and their related fact families.

Developing our recall of times table facts.

Developing our knowledge of fractions -understanding what a quarter means, finding quarter of an amount, recognising that some quantities cannot be shared equally, real- life problems.

Developing our knowledge of 3D shape, identifying the number of faces and their names.

Developing these skills at home

Divide a group of objects in half, in quarters.

Make links between clock times and fractions- quarter and half past the hour.

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IDL

Developing ICT skills- developing typing/ editing skills.

Developing the skills needed for ball games.

Developing our research skills and knowledge of Titanic.

Preparing for our P4 Fundraising Event.

 

 

Have a good week!

P4W Wonderful Woodland 24.1.19

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

Literacy

Skills we are developing include identifying how authors use setting to create different feelings and moods. We have been visualising the setting described in our class novel ‘Storm’ and making predictions about what could happen next.

Developing these skills at home-

Draw a scene from a book you are reading at home, using details found in the text to add detail.

Make predictions about what will happen next.

 

We are continuing to develop our spelling skills. Our focus this week is dge.

edge        fridge       bridge        hedge      fudge      smudge

dodge    sledging    judged    trudged

Extra Challenge- cartridge  dislodge   dodgeball     fidgeted

Developing these skills at home-

Look for dge words in books you are reading at home.

Write the words in different coloured pens.

Other skills we are continuing to develop

  • Developing our reading skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Developing our Functional Writing skills. This week we have continued to develop our skills by writing a newspaper report.

Numeracy

Skills we are developing include using strategies to make mental addition calculations.

We are learning to use a variety of methods to make addition calculations including- Traditional, Diamonds, Partitioning on a Grid and Jump. 

Developing our knowledge of telling the time, using analogue and digital clocks.

Developing these skills at home-

Ask your child to teach you one of the methods.

Make ‘real-life’ calculations, each choosing different methods. Do the answers match?

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IDL

Developing our knowledge of the Vikings.

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Developing ICT skills- creating a PowerPoint Presentation.

Developing skills needed for gymnastics.

Keeping ourselves safe.

Have a good weekend!

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.