P3 Homework from 22nd May

Primary 3 Homework – 22nd May to 28th May

Now that the pupils have built up their Powerpoint skills they are making presentations about a subject of their own choice. This has involved learning about online image searches. Within school we have a secure filter system to prevent inappropriate results from showing up. If the children are searching at home, however, you may need to keep an eye on this activity. Online safety is something we talk abut as a class, but I thought it would be worth flagging this up to parents also.

The Parent Council are very grateful for all the prizes that have come in so far. Thank you very much!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

To finish our work on measure we are looking at volume (this week) and area (next week).

At home, can you find, draw and label:

            Something that has a volume less than 500ml

            Something that has a volume between 500ml and 1l.

            Something that has a volume of 1l or more.

Use a kitchen jug to practise measuring out:

                                      200ml

                                     800ml

                                      1l

Reading

Reading grids will come home as usual, along with unfinished quizzes on Thursday.

Anyone in the Owls or Eagles reading groups, please note that there are more pages than usual to read for Thursday 24th.

 

Spelling

Here are some words that lots of us have been finding tricky.

train                sister

might               shovel

meet                sick

meat                gun

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

Primary 3 Homework to 21st May

Primary 3 Homework – 15th May to 21st May

In ICT the P3 pupils have been doing fantastic work making presentations on Microsoft Powerpoint. If you would like to see your child’s presentation, please send me in an e-mail address.

In art we are beginning a short project looking at L. S. Lowry.

On Friday the children have the option to ‘dress down’ in aid of the Parent Council’s Summer Fair on 25th May. Rather than bringing money, anyone who wants to dress down is asked to bring a prize for the tombola. The prizes don’t need to be expensive at all and pre-loved items are very welcome.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

We are moving on to weight this week, weighing ourselves and all sorts of other things in class using different kinds of scales.

At home, please can you find and draw objects that weigh:

  • Less than 50g
  • Between 100g and 500g
  • More than 1kg

You could use kitchen scales, or food packaging usually has a weight on it.

If the children enjoyed the time game from last week, our final lessons on time should take us up to playing this at level 4.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/playgame/116

 

Reading

Reading grids will come home as usual. Again, if children have already read the pages in class it is still very helpful for you to hear them re-read some out loud. Quizzes may also come home to finish.

 

Spelling

For our spelling words, let’s practise the regular and irregular past tense verbs we have been learning about.

Words to practise this week:

walked             crept

stopped           got

crept                came

thought            played

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.

P3 Homework from 8th May

Primary 3 Homework – 8th May to 15th May

Welcome back after the long weekend. I hope everyone had a nice break.

This week we are carrying on with measure, hopefully completing time and length and moving on to weight.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

For numeracy I have sent home old Beat That challenges. This will let you see what we do. It would be great to put in a final burst of practice so that everyone can end the year at a high point. A few of the children have plateaued and just need a bit more practice to push up to the next level. The questions at each level are the same every week but in a different order.

Please keep asking children to tell you the time. It is also useful to get them converting between analogue to digital. Most pupils should be solid on o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past (12 hour clock). This week we will make the last step into dealing with ten past, twenty to etc. and AM / PM.

An excellent game for practising time conversions is

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/playgame/116

I would suggest playing at level 2 or 3 to start with. Hopefully we can play at 4 as the week goes on.

 

Reading

Reading grids will come home as usual. Again, if children have already read the pages in class it is still very helpful for you to hear them re-read some out loud. Quizzes may also come home to finish.

 

 

Spelling

Words to practise this week:

letter               always

young              pencil

earth                story

reason             down

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.

Primary 3 Homework from 1st May

Primary 3 Homework – 1st May to 8th May

A big thanks to those who helped with our class walk on Wednesday looking at houses in Loanhead. Pupils are now using the photos they took to make Powerpoint presentations.

In maths we are moving on from fractions to look at measure. Having started with a brief recap of time, we will move onto length and then weight.

Please see below for two important notes about SumDog and reading homework.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

Wherever you see an analogue or digital clock, please get the children to say what the time is.

I have also set a measure-themed SumDog challenge. Please note that SumDog adjusts its level of difficulty as individuals play. This can lead to questions getting harder if pupils do well. If the questions get too hard, mistakes will then bring it down.

Measuring lengths – Look around the house and pick things that you estimate are 10cm, 30cm and 1m. Then measure them to see what length they really are. (If anyone needs to borrow a ruler let me know.)  Draw and write to show what you did. For example:

“I thought my mug was 10cm high, but really it was 18cm.”

 

Reading

Reading grids will come home as usual. Again, if children have already read the pages in class it is still very helpful for you to hear them re-read some out loud.

On Thursdays, any literacy quizzes that have not been finished in class will start coming home for completion. These are based on the reading books and work on key skills.

On Mondays I am having to write the next week’s reading homework onto grids. This is a because of a change in our P.E. times for the next few weeks, meaning I don’t have any time out of class to do this on Tuesdays as before. If on a Monday night, therefore, you see a book on the reading grid that your child does not yet have, please don’t worry about this. That will be the new book coming home the following day.

 

Spelling – Please could we practice the following words and then use them in some sentences:

yesterday        what

with                 when

village             were

cook                 moans

P3 Homework From 24th April

Primary 3 Homework – 24th April to 1st May

On Wednesday afternoon we will be going for our walk around Loanhead, finding different kinds of houses and spotting ways that homes have been made energy efficient.

This week I would particularly highlight the numeracy game mentioned below. We have been working on this in class and everyone seems keen to have more shots without having to take turns with the rest of the class!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

Moving on in our work on fractions, we have been identifying different fractions of shapes and grids.

To help with this, the children can play a game called Fractions Flags.

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/2509

This game can be tricky, but with support the children should get the hang of it and end up with some amazing creations!

I will also set a fractions challenge on SumDog.

 

Reading

Reading grids will come home today. Please look out also for comprehension quizzes to be finished.

Some pupils have been racing ahead and finishing their books in class time. If this happens, please can I recommend that you still hear them reading pages out loud at home. The practice of sounding out word and allowing reading to be guided by the punctuation is very valuable.

 

 

Spelling – Please could we practice the following words and then use them in some sentences:

pollution          electricity

energy             solar

double             glazing

power              insulation

Primary 3 Homework – First Week Back

Primary 3 Homework – 18th to 24th April

It was great to have P3 back yesterday, all ready for the new term!

We started our new topic looking at houses and homes. As part of this, would anyone be free to help on Wednesday or Thursday next week? We want to walk round Loanhead, spotting some of the things we’ve been learning about. Please let me know if you or another relative / carer could come with us. It would be from 2pm to 3pm (so just before normal pick up time) on either on Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th.

This term I will teach P3 on Mondays as well as the rest of the week. Mrs Wallace will be with other classes. Homework will continue to run Tuesday to Tuesday. Our regular P.E. days will be Tuesday and Wednesday, with music on a Monday.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

After the Easter break our maths brains will need a bit of warming up. Number bonds tennis (to 10) is important practice, as are Learnits and the +/- games.

I have also put up a SumDog challenge covering lots of different skills and areas.

 

Reading

Reading grids will come home today. Please look out also for comprehension quizzes to be finished.

 

Topic

We have been learning about all the different kinds of buildings that people live in. In particular, we have focussed on flats, cottages, detached houses, semi-detached, terraced houses and bungalows.

For homework, can you describe your own home using words and pictures?

 

Spelling – Please could we practice the following words and then use them in some sentences:

ladder              bungalow

painting           cottage

turned             terraced

detached         each

P3 Homework From 20th March

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 20th March

This week in class we are going to be doing some literacy assessments. These are intended to identify gaps in understanding so that we know what to focus on next term.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

We are looking back at lots of areas of numeracy work, ahead of maths assessments next week. Anything you want to choose from the following list will therefore be helpful reinforcement.

  1. Fractions puzzle

Jane ate half a pizza. Kate ate two quarters of a pizza. Who ate more? (Hint: It may be helpful to draw a picture.)

Sally ate three pieces of pizza that were all the same size. In the end she had eaten the same amount as Jane. What fraction of a pizza must each of Sally’s slices have been?

  1. Time puzzle

Mike went to bed at eight o’clock. Draw what his bedroom clock would have looked like.

Mike has a little brother called Alf. Alf goes to bed two hours before Mike does. Draw the time that would have been showing on the clock at Alf’s bedtime.

I have also put up a new SumDog challenge.

 

Reading

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

Instead of simply carrying on up to a certain page for the first part of this week’s reading homework, some of the children are being asked to choose just one page, and practice reading this with expression. Please look out for a comment on reading grids to see if this applies.

 

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?

loud                                         noise

square                                     sphere

pyramid                                   cuboid

            circle                                       triangle

            allowed                                   aloud

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.

Reading

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