## P3 Homework Week Beginning 4th September

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 4th September

Thank you for a great start to our home learning for this year.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

Numeracy

Play +1 / -1 with someone at home. (To play, write +1 and -1 on opposite sides of a piece of paper so that one of these is showing face up. The first player says a number, and then the second player has to say back the number that is either +1 or -1, depending on which side of the paper is showing. After every five or six numbers, flip the paper over.)

If you want more of a challenge, play +2 / -2 or even +10 / -10!

How many can you get right in a row?

Can you play the game faster and faster?

Play an addition game on a computer or tablet (e.g. http://www.arcademics.com/games/alien/alien.html). Start with sums up to 12, and then see if you can go up to 20.

Everyone has a new reading book this week, with a note of pages to be read in time for reading groups in class on Thursday 7th and Tuesday 12th September.

Reading pages out loud is very helpful. Can you pick a page to practise, and then read it out with no mistakes and lots of expression?

Spelling

Please could everyone practise these words:

back                 neck

pick                  sock

stuck                were

many               these

A great method is to look, say, cover, write and then check each word. This is how we will practise in class. Please try to practise each word twice in this way.

Try to make up a sentence that uses three of the words from this week’s list. Or more if you like!

## 4/9/17 Primary 7 news

Please can pupils return Risk factory forms and payments by Tues 🙂

We will be leaving prompt on Wed, please remember hoodies and packed lunches.

Lasswade has an information evening on Thursday which is for current S1 pupils, The P7 date has changed to November 1st and they have still to decide times.

Camp Info packs have been given out and should be returned by Friday. An info sheet will be given out too. I forgot to put red hoodies on the camp kit list…plese can pupils travel in these.

We are currently reading Wonder in class, a book that celebrates differences and teaches the importance of being Kind. I recommend this book to adults too as it is fabulous. We are producing a 30day kindness challenge for homework and it will be handed out this week-the pupils chose the tasks to include and I have made the grid.

We are getting back into the swing of hard work and pupils are required to read for enjoyment and revise times tables as I think they have been lost somewhere in the summer holidays 🙂 we have been doing a lot of mental maths, volume and area revision and problem solving challenges too….

FULL PE kit is required in school as well as a stocked pencil case!

Word work, maths and reading will be given out as soon as we are organised.

Mrs Hinton

## P6 Outdoor Learning

This morning P6 went into the woods and in small groups built shelters using 5 ropes and a tarpaulin sheet.  The children enjoyed a small snack under their shelter before taking it down and ensuring that we had left no trace of our visit. One group were so quick at building their shelter that the got to put a hammock under their shelter which they enjoyed having a seat in.

The children evaluated what had worked well and what they needed to improve for next time.  They all behaved extremely well and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.

## P6 Spelling homework 4.9.17

Monday 4.9.17

Due to outdoor learning this morning we have not completed our spelling work so there is no homework this week.

Thanks Ailsa Duncan

## P5 Homework week beginning 4.9.17

P5 Achievement Wall Homework, due for Friday 8th September

I am aware that some children have already completed this activity but for those who have not here are the instructions.

As part of our Health and Wellbeing work this session the P5 pupils are going to create an ‘Achievement Wall’ within our classroom.

The ‘Achievement Wall’ is designed to celebrate the vast and varied talents/skills of our pupils. Each pupil is required to bring in a photograph of them performing/completing their skill or talent. They should then write a paragraph explaining exactly what skill/talent they are proud of and why. These will be displayed upon our ‘Achievement Wall’.

Each child will also be given the opportunity to show us their photo and tell us about their talent or skill.

Thank you for your support with this.

Literacy

Text chain challenge – see attached sheet.

Primary 5 Text Chain Reading Activity-2iwil5n

## P5 Homework Guide

Apologies for the delay in getting homework out, unfortunately the school photocopier was out of order last week.

Spelling Homework

Now your child is in P5, they will be encouraged to have greater independence and responsibility for their own learning. Therefore spelling homework will be taken home on a Tuesday afternoon and returned the following Monday morning. This must be checked by an adult.

Pupils will write their spelling words on a new page of their jotter on Tuesday each week. At home they should use:

LOOK  THINK  COVER  WRITE  CHECK

to write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete a green activity card which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be completed for extra practice.

Reading will consist of a variety of activities including Literacy Circles, Novel Studies and individual reading tasks. A library novel will also be chosen by your child.

Maths & Numeracy Homework

Maths/Numeracy homework will be given out on a regular basis to tie in with what has been taught in class. This will be handed out on Tuesday to be returned the following Monday morning.

Topic Homework

There will be occasional homework for topic which may include individual research and class talks.

General Expectation

Please ensure homework book is covered. In P5 we expect children to date work, present their work neatly, and use rulers to draw lines.

Mrs Roy & Mrs Watts

## P1 Homework and Information Wk Beginning 4/9/17

Primary 1 coped well with the two longer days last week and managed the lunch hall really well. I hope they are not too tired!

Sounds: This week the sounds are as identified in the letter issued last week – so sounds P,I,N. I will teach them in class, one-a-day. It was good to see how hard they worked with their homework. Please encourage them to do a whole line of the letter practice.

Reading: Please ensure your child’s reading book is sent in every day with the red record card. These wordless books will be changed more regularly than when they move onto books with words.

Other Events:

Music: This term we will have music every week with Mrs Callaghan.

PE: Is on Tuesday and Wednesday – all children must have a t-shirt and shorts/leggings to change into for PE.

P1 Curriculum Evening: Tuesday 5th September,  5.30 -6.30pm. It will be lovely to see you all if you can make it.

School Photographer: Wednesday:6th September: please make sure your child is wearing school uniform that day. Sibling photographs will be taken if the sibling is in school or nursery – this will be organised in school.

Outdoor Learning: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September: P1 will be involved in Outdoor Learning.  Small groups will work in the woodland beside the school with children from St. Margaret’s and led by Sean Fallon (Outdoor Education Leader) and a member of school staff. Each child will have a letter explaining which day they are going. On the day they are going they do not need to wear school uniform but waterproof clothing and boots is required. They will still have lunch at school as normal and they will require a snack as usual.

NB: The children will finish school on Thursday 14th September for the holiday weekend and return on Tuesday 19th September

## P2 Homework W/B 4.9.17**Updated**

Hi everyone,

Here is the plan for the week ahead.

Photographer will be in school on Wednesday to take pictures of individuals and siblings.

Spelling – Thank you to everyone who completed their homework and handed it in on Friday! An impressive start to P2! Please note that children don’t have to do every written task from Grid B ( unless he/she really wants to!) This week’s sound focus is ch so please study List 2. Jotter work to be handed in on Friday please.

Reading – Every child got a new book last week and we’ll soon find our rhythm with reading days. I’ll try and see/hear each group by the end of Tuesday. Please check book bags daily for updates. I tend to use Post-it notes for this.

Numeracy – I won’t send home any numeracy homework just yet but just for your information we have already been working on:

• odd/even numbers
• add and subtract up to 10 and beyond
• coin recognition to £2 and change from 10p ( We have ‘Money Mondays’)
• counting up in 2s, 5s and 10s and I note that some still need to practise counting back from 20 in ones.
• revising halves during ‘Fraction Friday’.
• problem solving using numbers in real life scenarios.

This week, we’ll keep revising the above and also focus on adding one/taking away one.

Music– children get a music session with Mrs Callaghan every Monday.

PE – will be on Wednesday with Mrs Duncan and on Thursday with myself.

Topic – P1 and P2 hope to collaborate on a Harvest theme soon so information will follow over the next couple of weeks.

That’s all for now,