This week’s homework (due Friday 21st Feb)

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a restful February break!

This week, Primary 3 will be looking more at the analog clock. I would recommend looking at o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to with your child so the ideas are fresh in their mind. We will be looking at these further in class, and then moving onto more specific times and digital as the weeks go on.

This week’s spelling pattern is /er/. There are three different spellings for this sound (er, ir, ur) and we will be practising remembering which spelling goes with which word in class. The spelling list is as follows:

  1. drip
  2. plug
  3. third
  4. winter
  5. bird
  6. over
  7. hurt
  8. butterfly
  9. thirty
  10. forty

Reading homework is the same as usual this week (half the book for Wednesday, whole book for Friday). If you have any questions about homework or what we’re doing in class, please do not hesitate to contact me!


Mr McGaff

This Week’s Homework (Due Friday 7th February) + ASSEMBLY INFO

Hello everyone,

A massive well done to Primary 3 on their incredible work last week. They set a great example and showed themselves in the best light with their manners, determination and energy!

This week’s homework is whole reading book for Friday (half for Wednesday) and the spelling pattern /k/ which is as follows:

  1. hook
  2. fork
  3. back
  4. brick
  5. deck
  6. flock
  7. struck
  8. rucksack
  9. nineteen
  10. twenty

Today, we allocated roles for Friday’s Scottish Inventors assembly (if your child will not be in on Friday can you please let me know ASAP so we can reorganise roles) and your child should have an annotated script home with them. I am on the hunt for the following objects/costumes if anyone happens to know someone who might be willing to lend Primary 3 them for their assembly:

  • Cardboard (as much as possible for props)
  • Bear costume
  • Horse costume
  • Cow costume
  • 6 lab coats (child size)
  • An old TV

If your child’s role one of the animals or a scientist, can you and try and search out any ‘Scottish’ outfits they could wear on the day? We should be able to find some costumes to use in school, but probably not enough to go round.

Thanks a lot!

Mr McGaff

This week’s homework (due Friday 31st January)

Good morning everyone (I am making this week’s homework announcement early today while I still remember to do it!).

This week’s homework is the spelling pattern /ue/ and reading as per usual. The /ue/ pattern words are as follows:

  1. sunk
  2. book
  3. huge
  4. fuse
  5. rescue
  6. queue
  7. ewe
  8. useful
  9. seventeen
  10. eighteen

One skill I would recommend practising with your child for reading is making conclusions about their book. This could include judgments on certain characters after finishing the book or discussing summaries of the book’s main plot points.

Thank you!

Mr McGaff

This week’s homework (due Friday 24th January)

Good morning everyone.

Once again, I have forgotten to announce homework on a Monday afternoon. I am very sorry for this, and can assure you that this will not happen again anytime soon!

I managed to hear several children on Monday who wanted to be considered for the Scottish Poetry Recital, and I have to say I was delighted by the high standard in Primary 3. A massive well done to all the children who participated, and I look forward to hearing the rest of the class over the week in a more casual setting.

Homework for this week is the spelling pattern /oa/ and reading your child’s full book for Friday. Please remember to make sure your child has their reading record and spelling jotter with them on Friday, as this is when I collect these items and prepare them for the next week.

Finally, in two Fridays time, Primary 3 will be performing their Scottish Inventors assembly! Details to come next week, but it might be time to start looking out for any old Scottish clothing 🙂

Thanks a lot,

Mr McGaff

This week’s homework (due Friday 17th January)

Hello everyone, apologies for the late homework announcement, which is down to human error!

This week’s homework is reading homework as normal again (the whole book read in time for Friday please), and the /ie/ spelling pattern in spelling jotters.

On Monday 20th January, any child that would like to be considered for the whole school poetry recital must know their poems so we can hear how they are getting on! I’m looking forward to hearing P3’s renditions 🙂

Thanks a lot, and sorry for the late post.

Mr McGaff

This week’s homework (due Friday 10th Jan)

Hello everyone, welcome back! I hope you all had a restful winter break.

Starting this Thursday, P3 will be getting rugby lessons in school time in addition to normal PE, so please make sure that your child has the right kit for this!

As we are approaching Burn’s night, I have sent home copies of three poems for your child to pick from for poetry recital. We went over these in class today, however if there are any further questions about pronunciation please get in touch! Poems will be recited the week beginning 20/1, and rehearsal of your child’s chosen poem will be this week’s reading homework. Reading book work will resume next week.

This week’s spelling homework is practice of the /ee/ pattern. The words are as follows:

1. arm

2. shark

3. seen

4. three

5. seat

6. cream

7. please

8. teenager

9. eleven

10. twelve


Finally, today we welcomed Mrs Sharpe to Primary 3 where she will be working as our new Learning Assistant! Mrs Sharpe will be in our class Mondays through to Fridays.

Best wishes (and a happy new year)

Mr McGaff

Thank you!

Hello everyone,

Thank you so much for the gifts and cards I received this week. I feel very flattered by the thought put into them and I know they will all go to good use over the next two weeks!

You have all been very supportive and helpful in 2019 so I would also like to thank you for that. Primary 3 are a wonderful class, and totally deserve the break for all their hard work in school. I hope you all enjoy the winter break and I shall see you in 2020 for more!

Best wishes,

Mr McGaff 🙂

*Foodbank donations for our Friday church service*

After the success of our donations to the food bank last year for the church service, we have decided to organise the same again this year.  We ask that pupils bring a non perishable item for The Food Bank (January) with them to carry down to church on the last day of term.  Items in demand include: