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WEEK BEGINNING 25TH MARCH

HOMEWORK

LITERACY

  • Our spelling pattern this week is the prefix dis, your child will have their list of words in their school bag should you wish to practise them at home.
    • Below is a list of all the dis words.

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  •  Continue to read for pleasure, pay particular attention to sentence structure. Where has your author used full stops? Think about how you know a sentence makes sense.

MATHS

  • Keep working on all tables
  • Use this week to practise number bonds to 10, then to 20 and up to 100
    • See previous weeks links to useful websites

PUPIL FRIENDLY PLAN

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P4 SMPS has talent.

We thought it would be helpful to remind everyone (let parents know) that the P4s will be showcasing their talents in class on Tuesday 26th March. So please come to school that day with everything you need to do your performance.

Have a fabulous, relaxing weekend. We are looking forward to meeting everyone at the Parent Consultations next week.

The P4 Team.

 

WEEK BEGINNING 18TH MARCH 2019

HOMEWORK

LITERACY

  • Our spelling pattern this week is the suffix ion, your child will have their list of words in their school bag should you wish to practise them at home.
    • Below is a list of all the ion words.

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  • We are continuing to look at functional reading / writing (with a focus on Newspapers). Many found it tricky to switch from a descriptive story telling tone to a more succinct, formal tone.  We will write another Newspaper article this week and continue to read ‘First News in class.
  • Continue to read for pleasure, explore News Articles online or in papers. (See last weeks link to good resources)

MATHS

In class we are continuing to focus on fractions and how to work out a fraction of an item or  quantity, equivalent fractions and reading fractions from a number-line. Below is another short clip from ‘Math Antics’, which explains the link between fractions and division.

https://mathantics.com/section/lesson-video/fractions-are-division

For additional fraction fun, games can be found on the ‘Topmarks’ website:-

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=fractions

Mental Maths

  • Continue practising ALL your times tables
  • First, practise subtracting 10 from a  2 digit number e.g. 33-10= 23 , 23-10=13
  • Then practise subtracting multiples of 10 from 2 digit numbers (e.g. 45 -30= 15,           87-50=37)

PUPIL FRIENDLY PLAN

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WEEK BEGINNING 11TH MARCH 2019

A HUGE thank you to everyone for coming to school this morning fully equipped with a pencil, this really is a massive. 

In class we have been looking at fractions and how to work out a fraction of an item or  quantity. Below is a short clip which clearly explains what fractions are and how to use them to find out amounts of something.

HOMEWORK

Mental Maths

  • Continue practising ALL your times tables
  • Continue practising the addition of  3 single digit numbers
  • First, practise adding on 10 to a 1 and then 2 digit number e.g. 3+10= 30 , 23+10=33
  • Then practise adding on multiples of 10 to 1 then 2 digit numbers (e.g. 4 + 30 = 34, 45 + 20 =65)

LITERACY

  • Our spelling pattern this week is the diagraph (one sound 2 vowels) ai, your child will have their list of words in their school bag should you wish to practise them at home.
  • Continue to read for pleasure.
  • This week we are looking at functional reading / writing. We are focussing on News articles. If you wish you could take a look at the CBBC’s Newsround website and see if you can spot the key features of a ‘news article’.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

WEEKLY PLAN

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Week beginning 4th March 2019

Can we put out a huge, huge plea to everyone to make sure (as far as possible) that your child has a pencil, whiteboard pen and glue stick with them everyday at school. Our resources are limited and learning is affected on a daily basis, as children search for these items to borrow.  Thank you so much.

HOMEWORK

MATHS

  • Keep practising all times tables taught so far, see in previous posts links to fun ways to do this.
  • Using your number bond skills now focus on adding 3 single digit numbers together mentally e.g. 7+2+6
    • Try using the strategies taught in class
      • Spot any number bonds to 10 (e.g. 3 + 6 + 7 =… add 3 and 7 then add 6)
      • Spot number bonds close to 10 (e.g. 7 + 2+ 6 =… 7 + 2 =9 then 9+6=15) (the strategy we use to add 9 + 6 is called overjump:- add 10+6 then take 1 away) or (e.g. 7 + 4 + 8 =… 7+4 =11 11+8=19)
  • I know some of you love the ‘BEAT that CHALLENGE’ so here are another couple of sheets for you to practise on:-

 

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LITERACY

  • Our spelling pattern is ess, your child will have their list of words in their school bag should you wish to practise them at home.
  • Continue to read for pleasure. See if you can PREDICT what might happen next:-
    • remember to use the language of prediction e.g. I think, I suppose, I predict that…
    • always have the word BECAUSE in your prediction- linking your prediction back to the book e.g. I think Michael will survive and be washed up on an island BECAUSE in the book he could hear singing before he was washed overboard, so land might be close by. Also in the book there is a picture and map of an island. I know he survives because in this book he is writing about all his adventures ten years later.

WEEKLY PLAN

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Week beginning 25th February

Music lessons with recorders, will be starting this Thursday in P4A / B and split over Wednesdays and Thursdays in P4C. Every child will be lent their own recorder book which they can use to practise at home, should they chose to do so. Please take care of the books so that future P4s can use them. Don’t forget to bring the book and your recorder with you on the day your class has music.

HOMEWORK

Our spelling pattern is ly, your child will have their list of words in their school bag should you wish to practise them at home.

Continue to read for pleasure, see if you can spot ‘inference’ in you book. Where has the author shown not told you something. E.g. “Colleen froze as she saw the bathroom come into view, she began to tremble.” Shows us she is frightened and is much more interesting than just saying, “Colleen was frightened when she saw the bathroom.”

MATHS

  • Learn 8 times table
  • Keep practising all tables taught so far, especially ones you might not have looked at for a while
  • Complete the ‘Beat That Maths Challenges’

Remember to give yourself 60 seconds (for each table) and see how many of the ‘Big Maths…Beat That!’ sums (below) you can complete. Keep trying to improve your score.

The first table is a mixture of times tables and addition and the second table is only times tables. GOOD LUCK!

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Week beginning 18th February

A very warm welcome back to everyone, it was so lovely to see the children again and hear all their exciting stories this morning.  This will be a full term for us on the run up to Easter, a few of the things we will be busy working hard on in P4 are:- class contributions towards our Easter Church service, learning about Islam, and playing the recorder to mention just a few.

HOMEWORK

Our spelling pattern is dge, your child will have their list of words in their school bag should you wish to practise them at home.

Reading:- As always, it is very important that you are reading for pleasure at home; don’t forget to keep filling out your reading pass book. Try to see if you can spot examples of figurative language e.g. similes, alliteration, repetition

Maths:- DIVISION

  • Revision of 6 and 7 times tables
  • Use ‘Hit the button’ to practise division (see below for area to work with)
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  • We have been learning how to divide up to 3 digit numbers by 6 and 7, below is a BBC web link which will show you the technique we use to carry out division sums in class:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/factsheet/ma12pape-l1-f-short-division

  • Use ‘Hit the button’ to also nail those number bonds.

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Week beginning 4th February 2019

HOMEWORK

Maths:- Continue learning / practising all times tables taught so far. Try timing yourself reciting a times table and then see, if with practise, you can get faster.

Give yourself 60 seconds and see how many of the ‘Big Maths…Beat That!’ sums (below) you can complete.

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NOW see how many number bond and times table questions you can complete in 90 seconds.

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In class we are working on multiplication based word problems, using vertical algorithms (chimney sums) and bridging (carrying).

Language:- 

This weeks spelling pattern is ow.

  • Every child should have their personal spelling list home with them to share and practise with you should you wish.
  • Continue to read for pleasure and keep a record of your reading in your’ Reading Passport’.

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Week beginning 28th January 2019

RECORDER- We will start to learn recorder after the February break. Every child will be given a loan of a recorder book to take home each week, but will need their own recorder. If your child does not have a recorder and it will be a problem borrowing or buying one for them, please can you let us know.

HOMEWORK

Learn 7 times table and continue to revise all tables up to 6 times table.

Continue to practise number bonds. How many sums can you do in 90 seconds? Can you beat your score?

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How many did you manage to do out of /40 ?

Continue to read for pleasure and remember to fill in your ‘Reading Passports’.

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Week beginning 21st January 2019

Home work is the same as last week:- learn Scots poem and all tables up to the 6 times table.

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Week beginning 14th January 2019

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A warm welcome back to everyone and very best wishes for 2019 from the P4 team. The P4s have hit the ground running. As I write P4A are already enjoying their Victorian ‘Hopetoun House’ experience and the entire year group are immersing themselves in everything Scottish. Every child should have their Scots poem home with them and before long you should be hearing your child confidently sing the ‘Welly Boot’ song.

In P4 we focus our Scots learning around two key texts ‘The Boy in the Bunnet and The Sleekit Mr Tod’.

Homework-:

The literacy focus for homework this week follows a whole school approach. Every child should learn their chosen poem from the list of three sent home with them last week.

  • Your child should be ready to perform their chosen poem by Monday 28th January (P4A/C) and Friday 25th January for P4B (as P4B will be at Hopetoun House on Monday 28th).

MATHS focus:

  • Learn 6 times table, focusing on speed and accuracy
  • Practise timing events, estimating how long an activity might take and then timing it to check accuracy e.g. How long it takes to get to school. How long it takes to brush teeth, etc
  • Practise converting between minutes and seconds and hours and minutes

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It is hard to imagine that this week is the final week before Christmas! We thought it might be a good time to remind you of a couple of P4 related events, to help with your hectic schedule.

  • Monday 17th is our P4 party. Our party will be after lunch and filled with traditional (Victorian) party games and a good old sing song. Your child is welcome to come to school wearing their party clothes or if you would prefer bring them in a clearly labelled plastic bag (it is also a good idea to label all items brought in).
  • Tuesday 18th Church service. We will head off to church on Tuesday morning around 9am for a 9.45am start. It is a lovely service which will be lead by our P6 classes. We would all be delighted to see you there.
  • Each class will have a cinema afternoon,  watching the Muppet version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Linking with our Victorian project and its famour author Charles Dickens.

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RECORDER

After the holidays we would like to start teaching the children recorder. The parent council have kindly donated money to buy each class, a set of text books.  It would be wonderful if every child had their own recorder too. Amazon have a range of cheap and cheerful recorders, as do most toy departments. They make great stocking fillers.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

The P4 team would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a joyful and relaxing festive break. We look forward to welcoming your children back in 2019 and hearing about their exciting winter adventures.

 MERRY CHRISTMAS

from the P4 teachers

 

 

Week beginning 3rd December-

A wee reminder that our P4 Victorian showcase is on next Monday 10th December at 2pm. We have managed to source a large number of Victorian smocks (thanks to the wonderful and tenacious Miss Mcdonald), but if your child has one and they can bring it in that would be wonderful. Could all the girls wear a dress to school on Monday and the boys long trousers tucked into long socks and a shirt (or teeshirt if they don’t have one). We have a small variety of waistcoats and flat caps, but if you have one they could wear that would be fabulous. 

  • Our Christmas party is on the afternoon of Monday 17th December. Could you please make sure your child has their party clothes with them to change into that afternoon.

P4 Homework week beginning 3rd December 2018

  • Reading for pleasure – this week think of a book you have read that you would recommend as a Christmas present.
  • This week’s spelling pattern is ‘gh’.
  • Mental Maths
    • Count forwards and backwards off the decade by tens (e.g. 37, 47, 57,…)
    • Keep practising your family of 4 for you times tables.
    • Keep practising your number bonds within 20, both addition and subtraction e.g.
      • 19-5=14 13-7= 6        17-9=8         9+11=20 etc.

Extend number bond skills that do not include bridging or exchange to other 2 digit numbers (linking with number bonds within 10).

E.g. If I know 6 + 3 = 9  then I can calculate  36 + 3 =39,   also 4 + 6 + 10 so 54 + 6 = 60,  8 – 7 = 1 so 78 – 7 = 71 etc

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P4 Homework week beginning 26th November 2018

  • Reading for pleasure – this week please try to identify the main idea of your story. Ask yourself what are the key points? This is a stepping stone to summarising and fact collecting.
  • This week we are consolidating past spelling patterns.
  • Here is a super website which will help you with all aspects of home learning:- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/maths-at-home/
  • Mental Maths Yep- FOCUS STILL ON LEARNING TIMESTABLES
    • By now you should be able to confidently recite all times tables taught and be able to say how many times a number goes into any answer in the times table. E.g. 4 goes into 24, 6 times, 3 goes into 21, 7 times etc.
    • You should be able to list the family of 4 linked to any division or multiplication equation. E.g. If I know 3 x 4 = 12 then I also know 4 x 3 = 12,  12 ÷ 3 = 4 and 12 ÷ 4 = 3.
    • Keep practising your family of 4 for you times tables.
    • Keep practising your number bonds within 20, both addition and subtraction e.g.
      • 19-5=14 13-7= 6        17-9=8         9+11=20 etc.

Extend number bond skills that do not include bridging or exchange to other 2 digit numbers (linking with number bonds within 10).

E.g. If I know 6 + 3 = 9  then I can calculate  36 + 3 =39,   also 4 + 6 + 10 so 54 + 6 = 60,  8 – 7 = 1 so 78 – 7 = 71 etc

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P4 Home learning-  week beginning 19th November 2018

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The children would love to share their learning by whisking you back in time,  to the ‘Good old days!‘ of Victorian times.   P4’s topic showcase for parents / guardians will be held on Monday 10th December 2018 at 2.00pm and will run for approximately 45 minutes. We look forward to seeing you all then.

In the new year P4 are hoping to build on our wonderful ukulele experience by learning the recorder. The school will provide the necessary books, but  each child will need their own recorder. We thought this might be a good time to suggest an addition to the ‘Santa list’ if your child does not already have their own recorder (£3-£5). As always please let us know if this is a problem and we will be happy to help.

Home Learning

  • Reading for pleasure – this week please continue to clarify any tricky words and phrases to share with your talking partner on Friday, while reading your chosen book.
  • Every child should have their personal spelling list home with them to share and practise with you should you wish
  • Here is a super website which will help you with many aspects of home learning:- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/maths-at-home/
  • Mental Maths FOCUS STILL ON LEARNING TIMES TABLES
    • By now you should be able to confidently recite all times tables taught and be able to say how many times a number goes into any answer in the times table. E.g. 4 goes into 24, 6 times, 3 goes into 21, 7 times etc.
    • You should be able to list the family of 4 linked to any division or multiplication equation. E.g. If I know 3 x 4 = 12 then I also know 4 x 3 = 12,   12 ÷ 3 = 4 and 12 ÷ 4 = 3.
    • Keep practising your family of 4 for all your times tables.
    • Keep practising your number bonds within 20, both addition and subtraction e.g.
      • 19-5=14 13-7= 6        17-9=8         9+11=20 etc.

Extend number bond skills that do not include bridging or exchange to other 2 digit numbers (linking with number bonds within 10).

E.g. If I know 6 + 3 = 9  then I can calculate  36 + 3 =39, if I know  4+6 =10 so 54+6 = 60 and   8 – 7 = 1 so therefore 78 – 7 = 71 etc

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P4 Homework week beginning 12th November 2018

  • This week P4B are starting their swimming sessions either on Wednesday or Thursday morning. Please make sure your child has a swimming cap with them.
  • Today (12th) we were delighted to share some classroom experiences with 3 wonderful ladies who attended SMPS in the 1950s. We can now compare our classroom experience with those of children in the 1950s and Victorian times.
  • Reading for pleasure – this week while reading your chosen book try to clarify a tricky word or phrase to share with your talking partner on Friday.
  • Every child should have their personal spelling list home with them to share and practise with you should you wish
  • Mental Maths FOCUS STILL ON LEARNING TIMESTABLES
    • It is really important that you continue to practise all times tables taught, by now you should be confident in your 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER RANDOM TABLE QUESTIONS E.g. 8 x 4 =? 9 x 3 =? etc.
    • Practise division by saying e.g. 4 goes into 24, 6 times etc
    • P4B Practise multiplying and dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers by 10 e.g. 30×10=300, 30÷10=3, 330 ÷10=33 (no remainders)
    • Keep practising your number bonds within 20, both addition and subtraction e.g.
      • 19-5=14 13-7= 6        17-9=8         9+11=20 etc.
    • Use ‘Hit the Button’ to make learning fun:- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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P4 Homework week beginning 29th October 2018

  • Reading for pleasure – this week while reading your chosen book try to think up some questions you can share with your talking partner on Friday.
  • Mental Maths –
    • Continue to practise all times tables taught, challenge yourself to see how quickly you can use them to help with division.

e.g. If I know

7 X 4 = 28 then I also know 28 ÷ 4 = 7

  • Practise saying number bonds within 20 to help increase speed and accuracy eg.
    • 12 + 7 = 19 9 + 8 = 17              17 + 3 = 20
  • Practise telling the time using both digital and analogue clocks.
    • Start at O’Clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour
    • Then practise five minutes past, ten minutes past right through to five minutes to the hour e.g.

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Tuesday 23rd October

Homework for week beginning 22nd October 2018

  • This week in class we will be revising all spelling patterns taught so far, especially the words we found particularly tricky.
  • Our mental maths homework is to practise:-
    • counting up and down in 2, 3, 4, and 5s.
    • continue to practise ALL times tables taught so far:- 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10
  • Continue to read for pleasure and come to class on Friday prepared to share your learning with your talking partner.

Monday 8th October 2018

This week in P4 we will be looking at using the RUCSAC method to help us solve word problems. Below is the type of grid we use, with a short explanation for each of the six

steps.   RUCSAC

Our mental maths focus for this week is consolidation of counting forwards and backwards in 3s and 4s from 0. Any practise of this at home would be useful. So far in P4 we have recapped the 2, 5, and 10 times table and learned the 3 and 4 times table.

Our spelling pattern is the suffix ‘ed’  linked to words requiring doubling of the last letter. Your child will have a list of their own personal spelling words in their bags should they wish to practise them.

PRIMARY 4’S CHILD FRIENDLY PLAN FOR WEEK BEGINNING 8TH OCTOBER 2018

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OLD POSTS FROM PREVIOUS P4 CLASSES

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The P4 Team:

P4A
Miss Macdonald / Mrs Moss
P4B Mrs Murray
P4C
Mr Kynaston / Mrs Morrison

 

 

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