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This week in P4S…

This week in P4S we have been playing lost of games (Kayla).

This week in Literacy we have been playing a new spelling game, Write it Right (Daniel). Firstly we have to write out our spelling words on blank cards, then we turn them over and one person guesses from the other person’s clues what the word is (Jaiden, Daniel). Lastly you need to try and write down the word and spell it correctly (Jaiden). I think I was successful spelling the words correctly because I earned a lot of points for the correct spelling (Catherine).  I think I need more practise because I am not getting all of them correct yet (Evin).

This week in Maths we have been learning to use the inverse operation (Nadia).  The inverse of addition is subtraction (Lucie). We were solving numbers sentences using inverse operations to check if we were correct (Millie). I think I was successful because I was able to work out fact familes (Millie).  I thought I was successful because I was able to get the correct answers by checking the inverse (Nadia). I enjoyed the fishing game (James M).

This week in IDL we have been learning to identify the difference between climate and weather (Reggie). We took our learning outside to find objects clues about the weather and seasons (Krivi, Kyle).  I found orange leaves  everywhere, they have fallen off the trees, and it gave me a clue it is Autumn (Eli). I found wet mud, which suggested it has been raining (Kyle).  My group found out the rocks were slippery and wet suggesting it had been raining (Reggie). I think I am successful because I know that climate it observed long term and weather is observed short term (Krivi).

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This week in P4S…

This week in P4S we have been working hard.

In Literacy we have continued to learn how to accurately punctuate our sentences (Ellie and Kyle). We have been using the story dice and a new online game called Small Town Superheroes (Daniel). I think I have been successful because I have been able to punctuate my sentences (Jaiden). I think I was successful because I have been using full stops, capital letters and finger spaces (Ellie).  I would say I was successful at punctuating a sentences correctly because I highlighted lots of punctuation in my writing this week (Daniel).

In Numeracy we have been learning to subtract. We have been sharing different strategies for subtraction and we were using dienes materials to help build and take-away numbers (Leah). We have also been playing the mental maths train game on the iPads (Carrieanne). This week we have been using cards with number sentences and answers and we had to match them up (Catherine). I feel I need to work on partitioning the numbers (Callum). I think I need more practise in jumping back in twos (Lucie). I find subtraction easy and I have lots of strategies (Eli).

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This week in P4S…

This week in P4S we have had a lot of fun this week.

This week in Numeracy we have been learning to add. I enjoyed moving around the stations . I enjoyed the games on the iPad and working independently (Nadia). I liked when we were on the carpet doing sums on our whiteboards (Ellie). I think I was successful because I could make a blank number line, input the numbers to work out missing numbers in a number sentence (Reggie). I think I was successful because I was able to build and add numbers using dienes materials (Amber).

This week in Literacy we have been learning to use punctuation accurately. We have been revising using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. This week we had to write a short story using the story dice and at the end we underlined our punctuation green (Cerys). We do this to check our work using the success criteria (James F). This week we also came up with actions for punctuation and we acted out a sentence using the actions (Kacey). I think I was successful because I used full stops, capital letters and finger spaces (Nikola).

This week in IDL we have been learning about biomes. We researched different countries that have certain biomes and chose the ones we will learn about in our new topic. We identified the 5 most popular biomes: grassland, forest, aquatic, tundra and desert (Abbaigh). I think I need more practise in discussing biomes (Kayla, Carrianne).

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P4M Curriculum Newsletter Aug to Dec, 2020

This week has been especially busy in IDL. Our “Big World Topic” is taking off at full speed as we are designing and creating our World Biome posters (Oscar, Amber). We are working in trios, with people we chose carefully, based on how well we would work with them (Dylan, Cailean, Miah). Each trio chose a biome to research: Desert; Savanna; Taiga;Tundra; Rainforest and Temperate forest. We researched our biome using ICT to collect facts about the animals that live there (Harry, Tia), the plants that grow there (Konrad, Aimee, Dylan) and information about how the climate of the biome affects life in the biome. We each organised different roles for different tasks within our trios so that we knew what we were doing (Ashley, Emile, Cole). It has been really great learning lots of new things! (Amber, Archie).

In Numeracy this week we have been transitioning between place value and addition using 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers. We have really enjoyed working with the bigger numbers (Cole, Cailean). We have used Diennes materials with part, part whole activities, ICT games and bingo games. It has helped us understand (Cole).

In Literacy, we began our new class novel which is “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown. We will also be doing lots of IDL lessons from this book. We did prediction activities, grammar activities and a visualisation activity based on the first chapter, which was about the setting (Amber, Rhys, Dylan). We have done more handwriting recently as we need to improve our tall letters and hanging down letters. We have been learning to use different sentence openers to improve our writing and used some to write an imaginative story about a visit to a funfair. We will get better the more we practise it! (Amber, Reece).

We really enjoyed our online whole school assembly today and we enjoyed the funny video and the hand activity…it was fun! (Erin, Harry).

Please look for our attached P4M Curriculum Newsletter which covers learning from August to December 2020.

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The Last Two Weeks in P4M

What a busy time it’s been in P4M!

In Numeracy, we’ve been looking at Place value with 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers. We have had fun using Diennes materials to make numbers, using our part part whole whiteboards to identify and partition numbers and have been playing place value bingo (Rhys, Cole). We have also been playing “War”, a card game, to help us practise reading numbers and increasing our number fluency by being competitive!(Harry, Beth). We started numeracy rotations last week and are getting much better at moving from one activity to the next – I love it! (Reece, Harvey).

We have read a few new picture books over the past two weeks. We love picture books and all the thinking reader activities we can do from them (Ashley, Amber). We read “The Tear Thief” by Carol Ann Duffy, which was a great story. Some people thought the main character was a bit spooky!  We were able to do a 3 sharings and discuss and write down our likes and dislikes about the text. We also made connections between the book and other texts, to ourselves and our feelings as well as to the world. This story reminded some children of Frozen (Ashley, Leah, Tia) and others to Caser the ghost (Adam, Oscar, Logan). Other pupils thought the character reminded them of other texts like the BFG.  World connections were interesting, the book’s pictures reminding them of the setting in “The Grinch” movie, or the character as being like Santa, the Tooth Fairy or Jack Frost! (Miah, Channing, Dylan, Cailean).

We also finished our fantastic class novel – “Charlie Changes into a Chicken” by Sam Copeland. It really made us laugh! (Logan, Dylan, Tia). We did some circle times and drama conventions to talk about emotions, how they made us feel and then we learned and practised strategies to help us to manage these feelings (Archie, Emile, Konrad, Aimee).

In grammar, we have been revising our use of adjectives and similes so we can use them in our writing to make it more interesting Aimee, Cailean, Craig). we need to uplevel our use of wow words, so we have been uplevelling sentences. It was great as we made some silly sentences! (Reece, Adam, Tia)

We had great fun during our Democracy Fortnight and now have all our class reps for the year. We read out our speeches and did a blind vote to choose.

We have just started our new topic which we named “The Big World Topic!” It looks mainly at:hot and cold countries; animal adaptations and habitats; weather and water. We are really looking forward to getting into all of the activities we chose (Erin, Rhys, Cole). Our new class novel to link to the topic is “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown.

We’ve been lucky enough to be able to have nearly all of our PE lessons outside, which has been great! (Erin, Leah, Cailean, Dylan, Adam). We are looking at increasing our fitness, speed and stamina and have been developing lots of skills in different games and activities to help us (Amber, Logan, Archie, Channing).

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This week in P4S…

This week in Numeracy we were learning to count forwards and backwards (Catherine). We were counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s (Reggie). We were using dice and playing cards to count forwards and backwards (Amber). We were also using the iPads to help us learn to count forwards and backwards (Reggie). I was successful in counting forwards and I need some more practise counting backwards (Krivi). I was successful because I found it easy counting forward in 3s (Daniel).

This week in Literacy we have been learning to use openers in sentences (Kacey). Some examples are One sunny morning, One day, Next, After that, Finally and Suddenly (Ellie). In groups we used a story dice and a book to randomly choose 3 words (James F and Ayleigh). We used the 3 words and made up a short story that included sentence openers (Ellie). I think I was successful because I included 4 different sentence openers in my work (Nadia).  I don’t think I was that successful as I only used one sentence opener, I need to work on sing more (Kacey).

This week in writing we were learning to use descriptive language (Leah). We were writing about the class novel and we made up our own part about what animal Charlie turned into (Nikola). I chose a unicorn because there was ton of descriptive language I could use (Abbaigh). I chose an elephant because that was the first thing that came to my head (Cerys). I was successful because I used adjectives (Mille).

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This week in P4S…

This week in Numeracy we have been learning to round (Reggie). We have learned if the number ends in 0-4 you round down and 5-9 you round up (Catherine). We have been using the iPads to help us round (Kayla) and we have been using playing cards (Eli). I found it challenging, sometimes it was tricky and sometimes it was easy (Kayla). I think I was successful because I am challenging myself to round to 1000 (Reggie). I think I still need a little bit more practise (Catherine). I think I was successful because I have remembered the rules for rounding (Eli).

This week in Literacy we have been learning to use connectives (Nadia). Connectives join two sentences together (Jaiden). Some examples we have been using are and, but, because, then, so and when (Ellie). We have been using story dice to come up with ideas for writing sentences, we had to make sure we added connectives (Amber). I think I was successful because in my writing I am using connectives (Jaiden). I think I was successful because I managed to write 4 different connectives in my writing (Nadia). I think I was successful because I know connectives and can put them in my sentences correctly (Ellie). I think I was successful but I also feel it is still a challenge (Amber).

This week in IDL (Democracy fortnight) we were learning to design a poster for our campaigns (James F). We were also practising our speeches (Abbaigh). The posters needed to have bright colours with bold letters to stand out (Millie). We had to include our names and the group we wanted people to vote us for (Callum). I was successful because my poster was bright and colourful and had bug bubble writing so you could see the letters (James). I was successful because I had colours on my poster and I had pictures (Abbaigh). I could have made my poster better by adding in more colours (Millie). I was successful in creating a poster because I added detail and lots of colour (Callum).

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Our Week in P4M

Welcome back to P4’s class blog!

This week in Literacy, P4M have been listening and talking about our class novel “Charlie Changes into a Chicken” by Sam Copeland.

We made character profiles where we had to think aboutthe book’s main characters – Ashley.  It made me think and woke my brain up – Erin.  I liked when Miss Fyre fell backwards when she saw the snake – Channing.

We have been learning what democracy is during Democracy Fortnight.

Democracy is like we make the decisions and we decide what’s right and what’s wrong – Ashley.  We made campaign posters to run for Sunnyside’s Leadership groups and we had to make sure we mentioned our names and the name of the group we want to join. We had to make sure we used big writing and vibrant colours so it was clear who was running and for which group – Beth.  We wrote our own speeches so we can read them to our class to persuade them to vote for us as class leaders – Amber.

In PE, we warmed up by playing tig with pool noodles because of the virus – Channing.  We practised our throwing skills in trios and have been working on our speed in running – Craig.

In Numeracy, we have been practising lots of counting in 3s and 4s to increase our maths fluency. We are getting a bit faster already, but will have to keep practising – Cole. We have been practising our place value skills by completing 100 squares with missing numbers. We also learned to -1, +1, -10 and +10 quickly – Logan. We also revised our estimating skills using a number line and rounding to 10. We took the next step and learned to round 2 and 3 digit numbers to the nearest 100. We were nervous at first because it has been a while since we did it, but we used our growth mindset skills and saw how we felt more confident about it as the week went on – Ashley.

We have had a great week and are enjoying our campaigning activities. We are looking forward to voting next week – Aimee.

Have a great weekend!