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Newsletter End of Year 2021
This week in Art we have been learning to mix paint to get tints (Nadia). Tints are when you add white to a colour to make it lighter (Nikola). I was successful in making tints as each box had a different colour (Eli).
In P.E. we played a game called rounders. I like rounders (Evin). Someone would stand in first base, second base, third base and someone would hit the ball with a racket then run to first base before the ball gets there (Nadia)
In Numeracy this week we have been looking at grid references today (Jaiden). We played a game with counters and it was really fun (Ayleigh) Two people were in each team and each group had counters. Both groups put their counters on their grid and we took it in turn to guess where on the grid the counters were e.g. A4. If we guessed correctly we got to keep the counter. The team with the most counters were the winners (Ellie)
We revised 2D shapes yesterday and sorted them on a Carroll diagram depending on how many vertices and edges they had (Daniel).
This week in Literacy we were learning about speech marks. There are 4 rules like when someone new starts talking you go to the line below, always start with a capital letter inside the speech marks, you only include the speech and not words like shouted or said and always include the punctuation before the last speech mark. (Reggie)
We have been revising how to say colour names in French then say whether we love, like, don’t like or hate a colour (Kacey). Today we had a challenge where we have to say please and thank you in French all day (Abbaigh). The words to say please are s’il vous plait and merci is thank you (Reggie)
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This week in Numeracy we have been learning to calculate change in our money topic. We have been taking part in role play, being shop keepers and customers (James F). We have also been using a number line as a strategy to work out change (Millie). I think I was successful because I could answer two step word problems (Reggie). I would give myself an amber because I think I need more practise on my strategies (Evin).
This week in Literacy we were learning to use similes (Abbaigh). We were asked to write sentences and include a simile (Kyle). An example of one of my sentences is, I can swim like a fish (Abbaigh). I was successful because I tried my best and I managed to come up with lots of examples (Leah).
This week in R.M.E. we have been learning about Jewish artefacts (Ellie). We were allowed to write on the tables this week and wrote down next to a picture what we thought the artefact was before finding out (Krivi). We also drew a picture and included lots of artefacts (Nikola). I enjoyed all the Jewish things I learned (James M).
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In numeracy we have been learning about time (Ellie & Kyle). On the carpet we have been using show me boards with clocks to help tell the time (Kyle). We have also been using games on the iPad to learn about time (Nikola). To help learn about time, we have also been using the SHM textbooks (Kyle & Millie). I feel that I am still getting used to using clocks (Evin). I can use 24 hour clocks but I feel I need more practice in this (Ellie). I feel confident using quarter past and half past to tell the time (Mille). Sometimes I get the hour hand and minute hand mixed up and will need more practice in this (Nikola).
Our literacy and RME topic for this week has been based on Judaism (Daniel). This week we have been learning about and writing our own Bar Mitzvah’s/ Bat Mitzvah (Catherine). After we had written our own speeches, we then presented them to the rest of the class (James F). I learned that people who follow Judaism are Jewish. People who follow Judaism call their God Yahweh (Daniel). The main religious figures are God, Abraham and Sarah (which means princess) James F). I was learning about Abraham and Islam (James M). I believe I have been quite successful in learning about Judaism (Daniel). I think I was successful as I could write my work neatly for my speech and meet the success criteria (Reggie). I was very nervous about my speech but it went well (Amber).
In our IDL lessons we have been learning about the cycle of plants (Abbaigh). We have been gardening our plants, both inside and outside (Krivi). We have also gardening out in the playground removing all the root and grass (Nadia). Whilst we have been gardening, we have also been learning about volume (Eli). I believe I have been successful in gardening, it has also been fun to do (Leah). I can tell how much is in a litre and breaking it down to half a litre (Kacey). I have been enjoying the gardening and feel I have been successful doing it (Lucie).
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In Numeracy we have been learning to identify and recognise fractions (James F and Reggie). We have been using the iPads to help us with our learning and played a game called Fraction Matcher (Jaiden). We have also been cutting out shapes to show splitting whole into part.s. I think I was successful because I could identify and recognise fractions (James F). I think I was successful because I followed the success criteria (Reggie).
This week in Literacy we have been learning to answer literal, inferential and evaluative questions (Nikola). We read a passage about The 5 Pillars of Islam and we had to answer questions on the text (Catherine). I think I was successful because I learned how to answer different types of questions (Millie). I found the inferential questions challenging (Amber).
This week in R.M.E. we were learning about Islam (Kacey). I know Muslims celebrate Ramadan. It is on the 9th month of their calendar. (Kacey and Leah). We were learning all about Islam and at the end of the week we presented posters in our groups to show off what we learned (James F).
Please find attached our curriculum newsletter to tell you all about what we are learning this term in P4S.
P4S Curriculum Newsletter Apri- June, 2021
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Welcome to P4S’ weekly blog (Ellie).
In Literacy we have been learning how to use commas (Nikola). We can use commas in a list (Millie) and they are used for taking a breath when reading (Nadia). We were writing sentences and adding in the missing commas (Krivi). I found it challenging because I don’t normally use commas in my writing (Ayleigh). I think I was successful because I was able to identify where commas were used (Reggie).
This week in Maths we have been learning to identify and recognise fractions (Kayla). I learned that dividing by 10 is the same as finding a tenth (James F). If you cut something in the middle it is half (Abbaigh). A fraction is when you split something into equal parts (Catherine). We have using blocks to help us with fractions (Eli). I think I have been successful using the blocks to show halves and quarters (Amber). I think I need more practise on tenths (Ellie).
We were learning to sow seeds and learn about the life cycle of a plant (Kacey). We needed soil, the right temperature and water to sow the seeds (Millie). We are also growing carnivorous plants and one of them is a venus fly trap (Evin). We are looking forward to seeing our plants grow (Leah).
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This week in Numeracy we have been learning how to multiply and divide (James F). We have been practising our times tables (Abbaigh) and playing maths train game on the iPads (Daniel). Some of us have been multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit (Daniel). We have also been using think boards to practise different strategies (Millie). I think I was successfully because I used my knowledge of times tables (Reggie). I think I need more practise on the 3 times table (Evin).
This week in Literacy we were learning to spell accurately (Abbaigh). We were finding our sounds in a picture book and writing them out(Catherine). I was successful because I found 6 ‘ed’ words in my book (Amber). I found it tricky because I only found 3 ‘ly’ words (Nadia).
This week in Health and Well being we were learning to link our emotions to colours (Amber). We used oil pastels to re-create ‘The Scream’ oil picture (Eli). We use line and colour from the visual elements (Ellie). I think I was successful because my picture showed fear (Kacey).
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This week in P4S we have had a busy fun week.
This week in Numeracy we have been learning to add and subtract. We have been using dienes materials and place value counters. I think I need a bit more practise using the place value counters (Reggie). I think I was successful in both adding and subtraction because I was able to use the counters to check my answers (James F). I think I was successful because I was using the strategies to add and subtract (Jaiden).
This week in Literacy we were learning to write a letter. We wrote a letter to Santa. I was successful writing my letter because I wrote who it is from, who its to and said why I was writing the letter (Catherine). I think I was successful because I included the address (Daniel).
This week in IDL we have been learning to research. We have been reading about how different countries celebrate Christmas. I found out that Canada celebrate on the same day as the UK and it is not snowy (Ellie). I found out that in Japan they eat KFC for Christmas (Reggie). We found out that Mexico celebrate from the 12th December to 6th January (Nikola and Krivi).
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Make sure you check out Christmas Spectacular in google classroom.
Our Christmas Spectacular and Infant Christmas Assemblies are now available for all to view via Google Classroom. For our Nursery families, this will be posted via your Learning Journals.
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This week in Numeracy we have been learning to find the value of a missing number (James F). The task was to solve Christmas equations (Ellie). We had to find the value of the Christmas Tree, a snow man and an elf (Ellie). Here is an example Elf + Elf = 150… Elf =75. I think I was successful because I was able to find the missing number (Jessica). I was successful because I was able to subtract and find my answer (James F). I am successful because I was able to work out the missing numbers (Ellie).
This week in Literacy we were learning to use the 5 senses to describe. We used the 5 senses to describe a home (Nadia). We have also been learning to retell a story. The task was to make a story map of ‘coming home’ (Catherine). I was successful because I was able to retell the story (Nadia). I think I need more practise remembering the story (Cerys). I think I was successful in using the 5 senses to describe a home (Millie).
This week in Art we have been learning to use the visual elements, colour, texture and shape (Abbaigh and Reggie). We were making a Robin as part of our story ‘Coming Home’ (Jaiden and Nikola). I think I was successful because I drew the robin and added texture with different materials (Abbaigh). I think I was successful because, I was able to use all the visual elements in my robin task (Reggie). I think I was successful because I could use the visual elements, line, shape and texture (Jaiden).
This week in PE we have been learning to build stamina (Leah). We were running and skipping (Amber and Kayla). We also played musical statues (Leah). I think I was successful because I was able to make it round all of the courses (Kyle).
This week in French we have been learning to ask someone what their age is (Eli). We were to turn to our shoulder partner and ask them their age (Kacey). I think I was successful because I was able to find out someones age (Kacey, James M and Eli).
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