P3 homework Monday 9th OCtober

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 9th October

I’m not in class this week because Baby Buchan has decided to put in an early appearance. Apologies!

There is slightly less homework in this final week before the October break. I hope you all have a good rest.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

On Mondays with Mrs Wallace the children have been learning about time and clocks. Please look for opportunities to reinforce this at home by:

  • discussing what the time is and when different things are going to take place
  • asking the children to practise reading the time from analogue clocks
  • discussing and measuring how many minutes and seconds it takes to do different things

 

 

Reading

The children will finish their class reading books in school on Thursday so there will not be any set reading coming home.

Having said that, please do encourage the children to keep on reading every day. If you are able to hear them out loud as well, that is enormously valuable.

Literacy

We have begun to learn how to look up words in the dictionary. If you have a dictionary at home, try writing down three unusual words and challenging the children to find them. As all dictionaries are slightly different, you will need to choose some good words that are in yours.

If you do not have a dictionary at home (in this digital age) there are class ones that you would be welcome to borrow.

Please be aware that the children may need support with this. Alphabetical searching is tricky, but mastering this skill will pay off in a number of ways across different areas of learning.

 

Spelling

Spelling words to practice this week are:

shop                 dish

fish                  shut

rush                 like

are                   time

for                   her

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

P3 Homework for Week Beginning 2nd October

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 2nd October

Well done Primary 3! On Friday the children earned a fruit party as their first whole class reward. This was for working hard and being a good team. We count down at the end of every great day – which is most days in P3, but not all!

Having finished our science topic on the human body we are looking at some issues in health and wellbeing. In particular, we are learning how to keep ourselves safe around medicines, and how we can handle difficult situations in school, like when friends fall out with one another.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

On Friday almost all the children managed to beat their previous scores in the Learnit challenge, so well done for practising at home. Please keep it up!

We are also carrying on with subtraction this week. Some great games to play online would be:

http://www.arcademics.com/games/mission/mission.html

(Same as last week – a slightly easier game to start with.)

http://coolsciencelab.com/math_magician_subtraction.html

(Choose between level 1 or level 2 – good for testing speed.)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids

(Same as last week. Play up to 100 for more of a challenge.)

 

Reading

Pages to be read from class reading books will be written down in the grids as usual. Hearing pages out loud is so, so helpful in developing fluency. Where a word is tricky, please help the children to take their time and sound it out. Some words don’t sound out of course, so you may need to help with these ones.

 

Spelling

Along with words that use our new spelling sound (‘or’) I have put down some words that we have been misspelling a lot in class. These are common words and worth practising.

As well as the usual look, say, cover, write and check technique of practice for the whole list (twice), please could we write two or three sentences which use up all of the common words.

 

fork                  sport

horse               corn

storm               have

blood               true

germ               daughter

P3 Homework for Week Beginning 25th September

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 25th September

We will soon complete our topic on the human body. Having investigated how our organs and senses work, we will finish by thinking about how our bodies protect themselves (e.g. sweat, reflexes and ear wax!), and how we can look after them too.

On Friday we will have our first visit to the school library. Hopefully everyone will find something they’re interested in, so watch out for books coming home!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

Please keep practising the Learnits. Each Friday there is a ‘Beat That’ challenge, where pupils try to improve on their scores from the previous weeks against the clock.

We will also be focussing on subtraction, learning to do this faster and with bigger numbers. Keeping on playing the + / –  games will really help with this. In class we are extending from  +1 / -1  and  +2 / -2, playing more with  +3 / -3  and  +10 / -10.

Some helpful online games would be:

www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=PostSortingcalculationsv2

http://www.arcademics.com/games/mission/mission.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids

The first two use numbers up to 20. The third one can go up to 100 and is quite a bit trickier if you fancy a challenge!

 

Reading

Pages to be read from class reading books will be written down in the grids as usual. Some children will also have quizzes based on this week’s books. If time is short, though, please prioritise the reading. Hearing pages out loud is so, so helpful in developing fluency.

 

Spelling

Each week our spelling words come from the next sound we are practising (in this case ‘ar’) and also from a list of the 100 most common words in English.

For this week we have:

star                  park

far                   scarf

bark                 far

have                like

because           into

Well done with the wordsearches last week!

As well as the usual look, say, cover, write and check (twice for each word) please write three or four sentences that use up all this week’s words.

P3 Homework for Week Beginning 18th September

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 18th September

I hope everyone had a good September weekend.

Our first project has been in science, looking at the human body. We have been investigating how blood carries oxygen and nutrients. We even acted this out! Next we will learn about our five senses.

Thanks again for all your support with home learning.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy – Big Maths

You may remember Learnits from last year. These are number facts that pupils need to know as quick as a flash! In class we say it should be like when someone asks your name – you don’t need any time to think, you just know.

Our Learnits for this term are:

10 x table                    7 + 4 = 11

8 + 4 = 12                    9 + 4 = 13

8 + 3 = 11                    9 + 3 = 12

The adding sums also have their associated “fact families”.

Coming home this week are Learnit flashcards so everyone can practise. Please can these stay at home for regular use throughout the term. Each Friday the children will have a quickfire Learnit challenge, trying to beat their own scores from the previous weeks.

 

Reading

Pages to be read from class reading books will be written down onto the grids as usual. If children finish these books, please do still hear some pages out loud.

Thanks also for making a start with the Home Reading Logs. It is interesting and useful to see what everyone has been enjoying!

 

Spelling

Our words for this week are:

feet                  sweet

green               free

three                of

words              you

was                  to

As well as our usual look, say, cover, write and check (twice for each word) try making a wordsearch using this week’s words. See if anyone at home can solve the puzzle! (I will stick wordsearch grids into the homework jotters.)

P3 Homework Week Beginning 11th September

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 11th September

Thanks again for continued support with home learning.

Please do feel free to write comments in jotters about how your children have been finding the work.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

For a few more weeks we are going to maintain our focus on the basics of number order and addition / subtraction. Please could I therefore ask you to keep on playing  +1 / -1 ,  +2 / -2  and  +10 / -10.

  • Can you get faster?
  • How many in a row can you get right?

(For a reminder of how to play, please see last week’s homework sheet on the school website.)

We have also been thinking about how numbers are made up of hundreds, tens and units. A helpful game online for revising this would be:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

You might even want to have a go with thousands!

 

Reading

Hearing children read out loud is very valuable. Even ten minutes on this each evening will boost skills and confidence.

Pages to read from class books will continue to be marked. As we try to read lots during the day, however, it may be that the children are finishing these books in school. If that happens, it is still great to hear pages from them read out loud.

We would also encourage children to read their own books at home. To keep a record of this, new Personal Reading Logs have been enclosed this week for the coming term.

 

Spelling

Please could everyone practise these words:

feet                  free

green               sleep

three                said

she                  had

children            they

A great method is to look, say, cover, write and then check each word. This is how we will practise in class. Please try to practise each word twice in this way.

Try to make up a sentence that uses three of the words from this week’s list. Don’t forget capital letters and full stops!

P3 Homework Week Beginning 4th September

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 4th September

Thank you for a great start to our home learning for this year.

Please feel free to write comments into homework jotters about how your children have been finding the homework.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

Play +1 / -1 with someone at home. (To play, write +1 and -1 on opposite sides of a piece of paper so that one of these is showing face up. The first player says a number, and then the second player has to say back the number that is either +1 or -1, depending on which side of the paper is showing. After every five or six numbers, flip the paper over.)

If you want more of a challenge, play +2 / -2 or even +10 / -10!

How many can you get right in a row?

Can you play the game faster and faster?

Challenge the adults in your house!

 

Play an addition game on a computer or tablet (e.g. http://www.arcademics.com/games/alien/alien.html). Start with sums up to 12, and then see if you can go up to 20.

 

Reading

Everyone has a new reading book this week, with a note of pages to be read in time for reading groups in class on Thursday 7th and Tuesday 12th September.

Reading pages out loud is very helpful. Can you pick a page to practise, and then read it out with no mistakes and lots of expression?

 

Spelling

Please could everyone practise these words:

back                 neck

pick                  sock

stuck                were

many               these

for                   about

A great method is to look, say, cover, write and then check each word. This is how we will practise in class. Please try to practise each word twice in this way.

Try to make up a sentence that uses three of the words from this week’s list. Or more if you like!

P3 Homework for week beginning 28th August

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 28th August

Homework this term will be set and collected on Tuesdays.

As the new year begins it will help us all to get some practice going over the basics.

With homework activities that are not written down (e.g. the maths games) please could you write a note in your homework jotter to tell me what you did.

Thanks very much!

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

Play “Number Bonds Tennis”. This is where one person says a number between 0 – 10 and their partner has to respond with the number that would add up for 10. For example, 5 -> 5 or 0 -> 10 etc. See how fast you can go without making mistakes!

Practise counting forwards out loud in 2s, 5s and 10s.

 

Reading

Everybody has new reading books. Please read the pages indicated on your bookmarks.

If possible, please could you read some of the pages out loud to an adult.

Spelling – Please practise these common words:

the                   that

of                     are

and                  for

you                  was

A great method is to look, say, cover, write and then check each word. This is how we will practise in class. Please try to practise each word twice in this way.

Try to make up a sentence that uses three of the words from this week’s list.

P3 W/B 26/06/17

I cannot believe it is the last week of term already!I have had a fantastic year with my super-duper P3s. I would like to thank you all for your support over the year and I am extremely sad to be leaving my lovely class and a wonderful school. I hope everyone has a great summer break.

Homework

There will be no homework issued.

 

Books

Please can you make sure that all school and Loanhead library books are returned to class. I need to return the Loanhead Library books before the holidays.

 

Plastic bags

I would be grateful if you could please send your child in with a sturdy plastic bag on Thursday for taking work home.

*Remember school finishes at 12 noon on Friday*

 

Thank you

Miss Prior 🙂