Homework for this week (due 20th September)

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a restful September break!

Just thought I’d make an announcement for homework this week to avoid any confusion as the task will be different to our ‘standard’ weekly homework. I will send home with each child tomorrow a specific reading comprehension worksheet suited to the level they are reading at. If possible, could you work with your child to answer the questions at the back and return this on Friday. This will provide an opportunity to practice reading comprehension with your child and read a different form of text with them! Since this working week is shorter, there will be no spelling homework alongside this. Normal homework will resume next week though!

Best wishes,

Mr Sam McGaff

Holiday Reminder! (Monday and Tuesday next week)

Hi everyone,

I’ve had a few questions about when school goes back next week so I thought it would make sense to make a whole class announcement. The children are off Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th. Everyone comes back on Wednesday the 18th. Hope you enjoy your extended weekend, and well done to the whole P3 class for another fantastic week!

Best wishes,

Mr McGaff

Maths Learning Walls – Out today

Hello everyone,

Following Monday’s homework announcement, I have handed out maths learning wall worksheets today. The learning walls are a range of numeracy activities designed to support your child’s mental maths agility. These tasks are optional, however if you choose to do them I would recommend focusing on one a week. If you have completed a task, please highlight it so I know which ones you have already completed. It is entirely up to you or your child which task you choose to do! I intend on handing out more sheets as the year goes on to match the level your child is working at.

Best wishes,

Mr McGaff

Primary 3 Homework (due Friday 13th September)

Hello all, I hope you and your families have had a restful weekend!

This week’s homework is similar to last week’s – spelling will be the silent ‘k’ pattern (If your child is doing Read, Write, Ink that homework will be instead of spelling). I have also noted reading homework in your child’s record – due Wednesday and then Friday.

I intend on beginning optional maths homework this week, and will make an announcement when that comes out.

Please note that the school photographer will be in tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday, so please ensure that your child comes in full school uniform.

Thank you!

Mr McGaff

Primary 3 Homework (due Friday 6th Sept)

Hello everyone,

I am happy to let you know that we are finally beginning to get into our homework routine of issuing it on Mondays and returning it on Fridays, starting today! I have put a list of spelling words to practice in each jotter, and the choice is yours as to how you want to practice these (some suggested activities include look, say, cover, write and checkrainbow writing and silly sentences). Since last week’s homework only came back today I haven’t had a chance to mark it yet, so I’ll mark both sets of homework when I collect this week’s work. Mrs Welsh and I have also put reading tasks in the class’ reading records. Completing these will be very beneficial when it comes to reading groups! If you have any questions about homework, feel free to email me at s.mcgaff@mgfl.net or catch me after school.

Best wishes,

Mr McGaff

First homework (due Monday 2nd Sept)

Hello everyone,

First and foremost, apologies for the delay in this homework announcement, I’m still getting used to the system. Similarly to last year, it would be great if you could practice the spelling patterns I have put into your child’s P2 spelling jotter (silent b) this week. For those who don’t already have one of these jotters, I’ll get that sorted today! I have also put a note in reading records of what I would recommend going through and practicing for Monday.

Since I haven’t left much time for this homework to be completed, I can totally understand if you do not have the time to do this. I promise I’ll be on the ball on Monday and then we can get into a homework routine. I hope your child has enjoyed their time in Primary 3 so far, I know I have!

Best wishes,

Mr McGaff

Hello P3 parents/guardians!

Hello everyone!

I hope your children have enjoyed their first week back at school. I am a new face at Loanhead but all the staff, children and parents I have spoken to have made me feel very welcome since arriving here. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to speak to most of you on Wednesday for Meet The Teacher!

Primary 3 will have P.E with Mrs Duncan on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please make sure that they have their kit with them on both days.

I am intending on starting spelling and reading homework with the class this coming week. Ms Waller has been a massive help in showing me what kind of homework they were doing in P2, and I intend on handing out homework in a format that is familiar to them. Maths homework will start after I get a chance to see how everyone’s getting on with their numbers! I will keep you all posted with information regarding homework.

My email address is s.mcgaff@mgfl.net. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about anything or if you feel there is anything I need to know. Well done to Primary 3 on a fantastic first week back, I hope it is the first of many to come!

Mr Sam McGaff