# This week in P4Y…

Happy December! We are creeping closer to Christmas every day and the excitement in P4Y is palpable.

In numeracy this week, we have been finding the fraction of an amount. We revised fractions of shapes (halves, thirds and quarters) to help us visualise the size of each fraction. We then discussed how we could find a half, third or quarter of an amount and used various strategies to solve.
For example, to find a quarter of 16, we drew a rectangle and split it into quarters. We then put 1 dot in each quarter until we had drawn 6 dots in total. The amount in 1 quarter represented what one quarter (1/4) of 16 was.

In literacy this week we have been learning about the long i vowel sound. We know that we can make the long i sound using the phoemes and digraphs – ie, i, i__e, y and igh.  We made base words and then thought about how we could grow these base-words into new words by adding or changing the endings.
For example: light > lighting > lighten. Or find > finding > pathfinder.

We have begun learning our songs for our Christmas Extravaganza. This year, we will be performing ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ in song and dance and signing ‘Jingle Bells Rock’ in Makaton. Why don’t you help us practice by joining in at home too!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,

Miss Young and P4Y.