## P3 Homework from 13th March

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 13th March

After lots of work on polar bears we are moving onto penguins this week. We are also going to learn about the explorers who first travelled to the north and south poles.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

Numeracy

We are still working on halves and quarters. The children are getting used to identifying these fractions of shapes. The game Fraction Flags would be good practice. Please mix up the choice of halves, quarters, three quarters etc.

https://www.math10.com/en/math-games/games/fractions/games-make-the-flag.html

We are generally struggling more with finding fractions of numbers. To work on this, have a go at home at working out:

½ of 14                                    ½ of 22                                    ½ of 30

¼ of 12                                    ¼ of 24                                    ¼ of 40

½ of 32                                    ¾ of 12                                    ¾ of 24

In the next two weeks we are also revising things we have looked at over the year. Any chances to talk about time what time it is (12 hour clock, analogue and digital) would be helpful.

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

Spelling

More words that people have been finding tricky. Please could we practise them using our usual look, say, cover, write and check method and then write sentences using them?

Thursday                                 other

broke                                       ocean

gave                                        boat

seat                                         whale

## P1 Homework 12/03/18

Starting this week we have Miss Chloe Cummings, a teaching student, with us until June. She will be working alongside me and also having responsibility of the class later on in her placement. The children have met her several times and will welcome her and enjoy having her teaching them.

Phonics we will be learning the sounds ‘pl’, ‘sl’ and ‘sc’ this week.

World Book Day: Thank you to all who returned the quiz and the book reviews for the competition. Lily won the book review competition and Reuben won the quiz. Congratulations to Reuben and Lily and well done to all who took part.

Gymnastics will be on Tuesday the children seem to be working hard and enjoying it.

The Elves and the Shoemaker drama workshop has been rescheduled to this Friday after we missed it when the school was closed due to the weather.

Lisa Cumming.

## P2 Homework W/B 12.3.18

Hi all,

Homework this week:

Spelling – List 28 ‘oy’

PE – Wednesday and Thursday

Gardener – Our school gardener Paulo was out last Friday and all children planted seeds in pots. The ground has been too frozen to plant anything outside. Paulo has asked if children can bring in empty plastic juice/water bottles ( 2 L would be great) so that they can construct bottle towers for germinating seeds in. Bottles are required by this Friday.

Library – children can choose new books this Friday so need to return their last one.

Miss S Brunt

## P7 Information 9.3.18

I hope everyone is back to normal after our snow days, seems unreal to have snow in March but fingers crossed for more spring like weather.

We have finished reading books and are reading the Wizard of Oz in class so there will be n reading books going home.  Pupils are expected to be reading 30 minutes a night and should have a consistent book in class with them.

We are continuing progress plans so ALL pupils have targets in numeracy, they have agreed how they will seek to meet their targets and are working on these at home.  e.g.  My target is to revise the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages, I will do this by a) watching a tutorial b)asking for revision c)taking a textbook home.  I need to be able to show my learning by getting 70% in a test (individual choice here).

As we are testing next week I will be asking pupils to work on their targets and do any test appropriate revision – all discussed fully in class.

REMINDER – LASSWADE SCHOOL OF FOOTBALL APPLICATIONS DUE IN SOON – FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

## P3 Homework from 6th March

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 6th March

RESPONSE REQUIRED

We are going to learn about animals that live at the north and south poles. As part of this we will think about predators and prey. Please could you let me know if you think your child might find this distressing. In particular, I am keen to gauge whether we might watch a video of animals hunting. There would be no gory bits, but a sense of threat. If you could catch me at the door or send in a note I would really appreciate your guidance.

I hope everyone had fun in the snow. It’s a shame our Vogrie Park trip could not go ahead. Mrs Duncan is trying to reschedule this and I will get back to you when I have more information.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

Spelling

More words that people have been finding tricky. Please could we practise them using our usual look, say, cover, write and check method and then write sentences using them?

wife                             coat

will                              whole

Saturday                      quarter

half                              glacier

penguin                       Antarctica

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

Numeracy

In class we are moving on to look at fractions. We will begin by going over halves and quarters. We will be thinking about the fact that you can have a fraction of a shape (e.g. quarter of a pizza) or a fraction of a number (e.g. 24 grapes and I ate half). We will then extend this to think about thirds, fifths, tenths etc.

At home this week, how many fractions can you find? It could be to do with food at mealtimes or objects that are divided up. Write examples in your homework jotters. You could also draw a picture or take a photo.

For example:

“When I eat fish fingers I always cut them into thirds.”

“My kitchen window is split up into quarters.”

I have also set up a new (smaller) Sum Dog challenge this week for those who have been finding that fun and useful.

## P1 Homework 5/3/18

It’s nice to be back after the snow…it sounds like the children have had a great time in the snow. I have heard all about sledging, snow-boarding, igloo making, snowball fights and lots of snowmen!

Phonics: We are continuing the consonant blends, this week we are learning ‘cl’, ‘fl’ and ‘gl’.

We had a dance session today provided by an external company which the children all enjoyed. It involved using a story to dance to. The children all used their excellent listening skills and followed the instructions well.

World Book Day will take place this week as it was postponed last week due to the weather. Please send in any book reviews or review competitions tomorrow (Tuesday) if possible.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

## P6 Spelling homework 5.3.18

Monday 5.3.18

Lollipops and Gummy Bears – complete sheet and one activity

Chocolates – complete 2 activities from sheet.

FOr Monday 12th March

## P2 Homework W/B 5.3.18

Hi all!

It’s good to be back to normal after quite an unexpected break! I hope everyone’s well and all coped with the weather!  I, for one, was snowed in until Sunday and,  living out ‘in the sticks’ , I certainly valued the support and sense of community from my neighbours- making sure we all had supplies, heating and even helping our farmer neighbour to locate and dig out sheep in very deep snowdrifts! Lots to tell the children as, I’m sure, they’ll have lots to tell me!

Spelling this week – please continue on with the next list (27. oi) and we’ll catch up in class for anything missed last week.

Reading – will pick up from last week. Check post-it notes.

No numeracy/maths homework – we just need time to catch up from last week.

Topic– electricity continued. Hopefully we can play with simple circuits this week, making a bulb light up.

PE – Wed and Thurs.

Gardener – we should work with the school gardener Paulo on Friday this week. We had to postpone recently as the ground was too hard to plant fruit trees.