P4 Homework 29/11/16

Phew! We found the spelling jotters, admittedly in a strange place, but we did find them!

29/11/16

Spelling– Week 2) u-e and y (i)

Gorillas (y) sound like in day or pay

See jotters for instructions.

Pandas (u-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g blu  blue   tub   tube)

Word Detective and Skimming and Scanning

Children should read a book, newspaper or magazine and spend about 20 mins looking for as many words as they can with the spelling pattern above. A minimum of 5 words should be found. Write them in your jotters.

Wolves (u-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g blu  blue   tub   tube)

Word Detective and Skimming and Scanning

Children should read a book, newspaper or magazine and spend about 20 mins looking for as many words as they can with the spelling pattern above. A minimum of 5 words should be found. Write them in your jotters.

No spell well activity or sentences required this week .

Reading

Pink –  Pocket Money – See bookmark

Orange –  The Red Planet- See bookmark

Yellow- The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl- P1-18 – no written task.

Blue – Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo p 7-11 or 9-13 ( the children know which is which) no written task

Green – Here Comes Trouble- p22-28 for Wednesday 30th and p28-36 for Thursday 1st

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits and I have begun a challenge this week on Sumdog. The children are very keen to participate in this but please remind them that it is for fun and not to feel bad if they aren’t able to spend as much time as others on the computer.

Learnits- The Rules…

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

Homework 22/11/16

Most of the children will have their words on paper this week for spelling as the jotters (all but 3) have gone walkabout. The children are certain they put them in the correct tray and I am now searching all the other trays to see if we can find them.

22/11/16

Spelling– Week 1) u-e and y (i)

Gorillas (y) sound like in day or pay

Pandas (u-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g blu  blue   tub   tube)

Wolves (u-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g blu  blue   tub   tube)

All Groups:

Words in jotters:

Complete one Spell Well activity- if these are lost please send in a note or a message with your child for a new one.

Reading

Pink –  Far Out day Out- See bookmark

Orange –  Spiders- See bookmark

Yellow- Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo- P44-end – no written task.

Blue – The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl.- 42-end- no written task

Green – The Lie Detector- see bookmark to be completed by Wed 23rd and new book given on Wed 23rd

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits and I have begun a challenge this week on Sumdog. The children are very keen to participate in this but please remind them that it is for fun and not to feel bad if they aren’t able to spend as much time as others on the computer.

The Rules

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

P4 Homework 15/11/16

My apologies for last week- when I typed up the homework I must have forgotten to actually publish it so it was not visible on the website!

P4 Homework -5/11/16

Spelling– Week 2) a-e and o (u)

Gorillas (o) sound like in money or monkey

Pandas (a-e) sound (magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g cam   came   sam same)

Wolves (a-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g cam   came   sam same)

All Groups:

Words in jotters:

Complete one Spell Well activity- if these are lost please send in a note or a message with your child for a new one.

Reading

Pink –  Mini Marvels- See bookmark

Orange –  Planes- See bookmark

Yellow- Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo- P34-44 and a short summary.

Blue – The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl.- 32-42 and a short summary.

Green – The Lie Detector- see bookmark

*NEW*   Numeracy- This week I have set a competition on Sumdog if the children have time to go on and have a go. I have sent their passwords home with them in their learnits envelope. I have also sent them home with an envelope with their learnits in them. These are for you to work through at home until the envelope is empty, when you can get more.

The Rules

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

P4 Homework 01/11/16

P4 Homework -1/11/16

Spelling– Week 2) th and a

Gorillas (a) sound like in class

Pandas (th) sound

Wolves (th) sound (make sure children aren’t sounding out the (f) sound when they say this.

All Groups:

Words in jotters

Complete one Spell Well activity- if these are lost please send in a note or a message with your child for a new one.

Some children have lost their homework jotters and have their spelling on paper. Please have a look at home and see if you can find it. 

Reading

Pink –  P8-16 of a day in London for Wednesday and P 16- end for Thursday.

Orange –  New Book “The Treasure Chest” P17-24 for Wednesday p 24- end for Thursday.

Yellow- New Book- Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo- P1-21 and a short summary and illustration in jotters.

Blue – New Book- The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl.- P1-21 and a short summary and illustration in jotters.

Green – new book Scrap man- P27-36 for Wednesday and P36-end for Friday.

P4 Homework 25/10/16

P4 Homework 25/10/16

Spelling– Week 1) th and a

Gorillas (a) sound like in class

Pandas (th) sound

Wolves (th) sound (make sure children aren’t sounding out the (f) sound when they say this.

All Groups:

Words in jotters

Write me a silly story with your words, noticing the tricky words and how they sound different.

Complete one Spell Well activity- if these are lost please send in a note or a message with your child for a new one.

Some children have lost their homework jotters and have their spelling on paper. Please have a look at home and see if you can find it. 

Reading

I have jury duty this week and if selected won’t be here to distribute new books. The children who are supposed to get new books know where they are so, if needed, can you ask them to ask whoever is here for them.

Pink – 25-end for Wednesday and P1- 8 of a day in London for Thursday, new book to be given from book box in class.

Orange – P16-end for Wednesday and New Book “The treasure chest” P1-8 for Thursday. New book to be given from book box in class.

Yellow- Chapter 6 and 7 to be completed for Tuesday 1st November- try to read a little every day and if finished read a little of something else please.

Blue Yellow- Chapter 6 and 7 to be completed for Tuesday 1st November- try to read a little every day and if finished read a little of something else please.

Green – new book Scrap man- see bookmarks in books.

 

P4 Homework 11-10-16

P4 Homework 11/10/16

Spelling– Week 2) ch and igh

Gorillas (igh) sound

Pandas (ch) sound

Wolves (ch) sound

All Groups:

Words in jotters

Write words three times and repeat them, noticing the tricky words and how they sound different.

Ask the children about the new strategy of skimming and scanning that they have been learning in reading- being word detectives. Ask them to skim a book or magazine to find words with their spelling sounds. Write three of the words you find in your jotter.

Complete one Spell Well activity- if these are lost please send in a note or a message with your child for a new one.

Some children have lost their homework jotters and have their spelling on paper Please have a look at home and see if you can find it. 

Reading

Pink – P8-16 for Wednesday and 16-end for Thursday.

Orange – See new books and bookmark daily. P24-end for Wednesday and New Book “Robin Hood” P1-8 for Thursday.

Yellow- Chapter 5 to be completed for Tuesday 11th October

Blue Chapter 5 to be completed for Tuesday 11th October

Green P24-30  for Wednesday 12th, P30-34 for Thursday 13th and P34-38 for Friday 14th

Some weeks there will be additional work required such as worksheets or activities and some weeks, like this one, only reading will be required.

P4 Homework 04/10/16

P4 Homework 04/10/16

Spelling– Week 1) ch and igh

Gorillas (igh) sound

Pandas (ch) sound

Wolves (ch) sound

All Groups:

Words in jotters

Write words three times and repeat them, noticing the tricky words and how they sound different.

Ask the children about the new strategy of skimming and scanning that they have been learning in reading- being word detectives. Ask them to skim a book or magazine to find words with their spelling sounds.

Complete one Spell Well activity- if these are lost please send in a note or a message with your child for a new one.

Reading

Pink and Orange – See new books and bookmark daily.Homework will be coming out on a Monday for reading for these groups in future also.

Yellow- Chapter 4 to be completed for Tuesday 11th October

Blue Chapter 4 to be completed for Tuesday 11th October

Green P12-19 for Wednesday 5th  and p19-23 for Thursday 6th.

Some weeks there will be additional work required such as worksheets or activities and some weeks, like this one, only reading will be required.

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P4 Newsletter 27/09/16

Hi all,

Just a little update about some things going on in class just now.

Topic

Our new topic is Vikings! We are going to be learning about the past and how to use evidence to tell us about it. We are going to be looking at facts and theories and discussing the evidence that we have to support the fact we are learning. We will be identifying evidence that is reliable and evidence that is not.

If anyone feels that they can help in anyway with this topic, please don’t hesitate to be in touch!

Trip

The children are excited about the new topic and to support their learning I have organised a trip to the National Museum of Scotland. The children will watch a play and have a chance to explore the museum and some artifacts.

The trip is on the 6th of October from 10am-1:30pm and we are in the process of costing the trip. However, if anyone is available to help out on the day it would be much appreciated. Just let me know by note, in person or via the office.

Sponsored Triathalon

Luca in our class is taking part in a sponsored triathlon in support of Laila in P4.Luca is hoping that he can raise enough money for Laila and her family to have a nice treat now that she is feeling much more fit and well. He is taking part in his Triathlon on the 22nd of October, starting at Arthur’s seat in Edinburgh and then going onto the commonwealth pool.

Though in no way expected, if anyone wishes to sponsor Luca, you can have a chat with his mum Nicola in the playground.

I am sure that we are all wishing him well in this task and hope that he does his best in the event! Thank you Luca!

Classroom Helpers

I am really looking for a volunteer who might like to help me on a Tuesday morning. from 9:30-10:30 whilst we are spelling. This could be every second week if necessary.

If there is anyone who wished to help that could commit to a short block of visits it would be much appreciated!

As always if anyone has any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!