P3 Homework w/b 1.3.21

Hello hello P3,

Things to Note this week:

  • This week we will be celebrating world book day (Thursday March 4th). We are lucky enough to have a real children’s author (Michelle Hogg, Poggelty Poo and Flip Flop Flew) reading the children a story virtually and answering their questions about story writing. This will also be posted on Google Classroom should your child wish to watch it at home too. In addition to this we are encouraging children to get involved in the extreme reading challenge. For this we are asking children to take a photo of them in an unusual place or position reading their favourite stories. If you google this you will see lots of fab examples. It would great if you could get involved to help us promote reading. Can any pictures taken be posted on the Google Classroom class stream so everyone can see and so we can use the images to create a lovely library display.
  • Our PE days have changed this term and will now take place on a Monday and a Wednesday. Please ensure your child is dressed suitable and government guidelines state ALL PE must take place outdoors in p3 and as you know right now the weather is quite changeable so if you could keep this in mind on Mondays and Wednesdays .

Since this year has forced us all to become Google Classroom experts we are going to try to use it a bit more in p3, especially for homework

Next week everyone will have their spelling homework as per usual, however it will be on GC  instead of being stuck into jotters as well as a numeracy task. This just means we are being a little more eco friendly and homework instructions are always accessible even if the blue jotter goes missing or if I accidentally miss a jotter in my marking pile!

Can blue jotters please be handed in on Friday of this week so I can mark work, see who needs new jotters and get them back out for homework roll out next Monday.

In terms of reading, reading books have been handed out to everyone unless your child is working on Read, Write Inc books as we are reassessing to see where they are in their learning post lockdown so we know where to start them now we are back. These children will receive a reading book next week.

Thank You 🙂

Miss Ramsay x

P1 Book Day activities

World Bood Day is Thursday 4th March, but we are not able to dress up or bring in items from home this year.  We have lots of fun activities in class and our home activity is EXTREME READING.

Reading does not have to be done in your bed, or on your sofa or a carpet in school.  I bet you have lots of books at home that you enjoy over and over again.  This challenge is to think of somewhere a bit unusual to read your favourite/or current book.  Ask someone to take your photo in your creative space (s) and send them to me at k.hinton@mgfl.net.  There may even be a small prize….

The extreme reading location can be inside, or outside.  Previous entries have included on a canoe, on top of a fridge, upside down and in an outside den.  This is designed to be a wee bit of fun and hopefully I can create a display of all your wonderful photos in our school library.

Submit photos from 4th – 11th March

Enjoy 🙂

Mrs Hinton

Chinese New Year continued

As Chinese New Year festivities go on for up to 15 days we thought we would share some more activities and ideas you could try at home.

Did you know exploring different traditions helps your child develop acceptance and cultural awareness?
Why not watch this clip to learn more about Chinese New Year? Before watching maybe ask your child what they already know about Chinese New Year? After watching find out what they have learnt about the celebration.

Chinese New Year cuisine is as varied, colourful and as exciting as everything else to do with the celebration.  If we were at nursery, we would take the opportunity for children to try different foods from China and expand their taste buds. There is lots of well-known examples available in the local supermarket that you can try. You could try lots of pick ‘n’ mix bowls with common Chinese food at home. Spring rolls, prawn crackers, rice, noodles, dumplings, sweet and sour chicken or tofu, as well as many other common dishes. Or you could opt for a healthy snack, an orange which symbolise wealth, apples are for peace and tangerines are for good fortune.

Our chart we shared yesterday displayed the Chinese alphabet. We hope you had fun finding letters from your name.

Today we are sharing a chart displaying Chinese numerals. Can you find your age? Or the number written on your front door?

Have fun discovering the Chinese numbers.

Chinese numbers 1-10


Ruby’s Worry

This week our story of the week is “Ruby’s Worry” by  Tom Percival. Please click on the link below to access the story and some great ideas for learning experiences and opportunities for your child to open up about any worries they might have.

Be kind to yourself parents and carers, we know how tough it can be juggling life with young children and not always being able to spend quality time with them in your busy day. When you can, take 5 minutes and listen to a story together.

Ruby’s Worry final PDF (1)

Remember if you complete any of the tasks we would love to see your photos!

Chinese New Year

Good Morning everyone!

I hope you are having a good week! Maybe you made pancakes yesterday?  Some of you might have bought them from a shop!  Don’t worry if you didn’t have pancakes because we will be back in nursery very soon and I think we should have them for snack!

Pancake Tuesday is celebrated every February along with Chinese New Year. 

Chinese New Year was celebrated on the 12th February. For some people, it is a very important festival where families spend time time together. Celebrations can last more than two weeks!

Each year is represented by a different animal- the story of how this begun can be found here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year

Why don’t you find out what animal 2021 is represented by and find out what the animal was the year you were born? 

Here is the Chinese alphabet, can you see the start of your name?  Why don’t you try and copy it? Remember to show us because we would love to see it! 

Image result for a to z chinese alphabet


Pancake day

Good Morning ☺️

I hope you are all safe and well.

Today is Pancake Day 🥞

Whos making yummy pancakes today? Either for breakfast or lunch or after dinner? We would love to see your pancakes . I know at nursery when we make pancakes the boys and girls love to see the pancakes flip up in the air. 


Here is a simple recipe to make your own yummy pancakes to try at home.




  • STEP 1                Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk and 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.
  • STEP 2

    Set your frying pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.

  • STEP 3 

    When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, you can keep them warm in the oven whilst you cook more. 

  • STEP 4            Serve with your favourite topping.
    Do you like jam? Chocolate, strawberries? Syrup? Bananas? Butter?
    Let us know your favourite pancake topping. You can email some photos to your child’s keyworker.

Remember and stay really safe when frying your pancakes, use your good listening to adults and  stay back from the hot cooker and oven. And enjoy 🥞🥞 


Happy Thursday everyone,

We hope that you found the zones of regulation chart a useful tool and are able to use it with your child at home. The chart lets children explore the different feelings they can experience on any day and helps them identify and name their emotions and feelings. 

Here are some more ideas and activities to help your child recognise and explore their feelings and emotions through drawing, writing, talking and listening. These are activities that help children build vocabulary and word recognition skills around topics that relate directly to their daily lives and experiences. 

All you need is a pen or pencil and some paper.

Ask your child “can you draw me a sad or a happy face?”  To make the activity more fun you could use a mirror and ask your child to look at their own face to decide if they look happy or sad. You could extend the activity by asking more questions such as do you feel happy? What sort of things make you feel happy? Can you make a happy face? What does our mouth and eyes do when we are happy? What noise might we make? What would ‘sad’ eyes look like? Can you make me a ‘sad face’? What makes you feel sad? 

We would love to see your pictures.

We often participate in meditation sessions at nursery to bring some calming energy and relaxation at the beginning or end of a busy day.

Meditation can help children read and respond to internal signals of stress before their developing brains and bodies give in to a full-blown tantrum. The key is intuiting what your child needs to come back into balance and giving him or her the tools to practice.

Meditative music and recorded meditations can have a profoundly calming effect on children. We have chosen 2 links to share with you. We hope you are able to take some time out to watch the meditation links along with your child.

Another useful resource attached is a copy of the ‘Play well pack’ produced by Play Scotland.

The pack has even more suggestions to support play at home and describes how important play is for children’s learning and wellbeing.

The pack is based around the SHANARI wellbeing indicators that we use to support wellbeing and ensure children develop and reach their full potential within the nursery.