P6 Homework 8/12/17

Reading – All pupils will have reading for next week (Wednesday 13/12/17).

Numeracy – All pupils will have a Christmas numeracy worksheet of their choice to complete for Friday 15/12/17.


P3 Homework from 5th December

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 5th December

This week we’re excited about our museum trip. After we have written reports on this visit, that will be the end of our Egypt topic.

Thank you to all who have paid £1 towards the Christmas party on Tuesday 19th. There is still plenty of time to hand this in.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan


Numeracy (images missing from online version – please see printed sheet – apologies!)

We are adding two digit numbers, building up difficulty in steps:

– Adding two tens numbers together (e.g. 30 + 50)

– Adding a tens number to another two digit number (e.g. 30 + 54)

– Adding two digit numbers without bridging over 10 (e.g. 33 + 54)

– Adding two digit numbers bridging over 10 (e.g. 38 + 54)

– Adding two digit numbers bridging over 10 and 100 (e.g. 48 + 54)

To solve these additions (in the end we want to be doing this mentally) we are learning how to use two different strategies.

The first involves breaking down the numbers into parts that are easier to work with. For example: 33 + 54  =  30 + 50 + 3 + 4

The second strategy involves using an empty number line.

+4        +10          +10             +10                    +10              +10

33  37             47                57                         67              77             87

Please ask the children to show you how these strategies work. You could get them to demonstrate on 33 + 54 and 38 + 54.

As confidence grows, have a go at the Topmarks speed challenge:


Under “Addition and Subtraction”, I would start with 15 or 20 seconds per question, building up from TU + TU without crossing 10s.



Pages to read at home will be written down in the grids as usual.



Spelling words to practice this week are:

rain                  paint

tail                   wait

train                rail

snail                 picture

people             thing

Please could everyone do the usual look, say cover, write and check (twice through the list) and then write sentences using as many of the words as possible.

P6 Spelling Homework 4.12.17

Monday 4th December

Please READ, COVER, WRITE and CHECK words twice.

Chocolates and Lollipops – please choose 2 activities from the sheet

Gummy Bears – please complete 1 activity from the sheet and complete crossword sheet.

For Monday 11th December

P2 Homework W/B 4.12.17

Nativity – We have a very busy week of rehearsals ahead of us with our first performance to the school on Friday! So much still to do but it’ll all be worth it in the end! Remember, the performance for families is on Monday 11th December. If you were asked to provide a costume/outfit can you please send this in ( in a labelled bag) ASAP.

Xmas Party – Thanks to all who have paid £1 towards the Xmas party and  there’s still plenty of time to hand this in.

Athletics and PE – will be on Wednesday and Thursday respectively ( though this may have to be the last week for athletics).

School Fair – It was great to see so many people at the fair and we managed to raise over £1500 profit for the school. Thanks!!

Homework –  Reading – Please continue with any reading homework as highlighted on the post-it notes in books. I may not be able to hear reading as often as I usually do due to the rehearsals this week so please support at home.

Spelling – We have finished the current phonics list and so I’ll send home ‘tricky word’ lists on Tuesday to be completed over 2 weeks ( there will be no homework at all in the final week).

Numeracy – Well done to those who took part in last week’s Sumdog challenge. I won’t set any numeracy homework now until the new term in 2018 but take any chance you can to practise arithmetic in everyday situations with your child – counting out, using money, playing board games at Christmas, using an Advent calendar and so on…

That’s all for now…I think!!

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt