P3 Homework w/b 23.11.20

Hi everyone,

Things to Note (It’s a short list this week!):

  • We have our nasal spray flu immunisations on Wednesday.
  • It is starting to get bitterly cold outside so please make sure your little one has a coat as the children go out to play in most weathers with the exception of heavy rain.

Reading:

If you see task on your child’s group I have sent a sheet home with them. This gives a variety of different possible task ideas. You and your child can pick a minimum of one to do but please do not feel limited to one either. These can be verbal tasks or tasks recorded in their blue homework jotter. In addition they also provide some good ideas and questions to assist with guided reading to work on your child’s comprehension whilst daily reading largely works on fluency and decoding. 

Stripes: The Boss Dog of Blossom Street

Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday –  Chapter 2
Wednesday – Chapter 3
Thursday – Task

Zigs Zags: The Flying Carpet

Task sheet available but not compulsory.

Monday – page 1-8
Tuesday –  page 9-16
Wednesday – page 17 -24
Thursday – page 25-32

Spots: Bertha’s Secret Battle

Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday –  Chapter 2
Wednesday –Chapter 3
Thursday – Task

Polka Dots: The Case of the Smiling Shark

Monday – Chapter 2
Tuesday –  Chapter 4
Wednesday – Chapter 6
Thursday – Task

Waves: Ken’s Cap

Sounds and words every day plus

Monday – page 4-5
Tuesday –  page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

Lightening Bolts: Cluck

Sounds and words every day plus

Monday – page 4-5
Tuesday –  page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

SPELLING

The children have been split into groups for spelling. Their spelling words are stapled into the blue homework jotter. These words need to be learnt and the children should look out for other words of the same spelling pattern when they are reading.

Please use the grid to help learn the spellings or use LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK.

Red Group: ‘cr,dr,fr’ sound at the start of words.

Words such as: frill , drill, crack

Yellow Group: o_e

Words such as: stone, joke, throne

For this spelling pattern it is essential that children know their vowel sounds a, e i , o, u and letter names , which written phonetically sound like AY, EA, IE, OA ,UE.

We talk about the silent e jumping over the consonant to change the vowel sound. The song below can provide a helpful reminder.

Green Group: Word lists in the homework jotter.

Have a lovely week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

P3 Homework 16.11.20

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a lovely weekend. Starting this week it will be myself back in class full time so if you need anything just let me know.

Not much to note this week. PE is once again on Wednesday and on Thursday we are getting to join a drumming zoom session in the hall which sounds like loads of fun.

Mrs Cummings has returned to teaching science and we will have her first thing on Monday morning which I know the children will love. They really enjoyed their time with Mrs Cummings and love the science lessons so will be glad to get back to our usual routine.

Reading:

Stripes: The Flying Machine

Monday – page 1-8
Tuesday –  page 9-16
Wednesday – page 17-24
Thursday – page 25-32

Zigs Zags: The Hunt For Gold

Monday – page 1-8
Tuesday –  page 9-16
Wednesday – page 17 -24
Thursday – page 25-32

Spots: Janey’s Giant 

Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday –  Chapter 2
Wednesday –Chapter 3
Thursday – Chapter 4

Polka Dots: Blue Shoes

Monday – Chapter 2
Tuesday –  Chapter 3
Wednesday – Chapter 4
Thursday – Chapter 5

Waves: Stitch the Witch

Sounds and words every day plus

Monday – page 4-5
Tuesday –  page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

Lightening Bolts: Let’s Swim

Sounds and words every day plus

Monday – page 4-5
Tuesday –  page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

SPELLING

The children have been split into groups for spelling. Their spelling words are stapled into the blue homework jotter. These words need to be learnt and the children should look out for other words of the same spelling pattern when they are reading.

Please use the grid to help learn the spellings or use LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK.

Red Group: ‘sl, pl and fl’ sound at the end of words.

Words such as: slam, plot, flat

Yellow Group: i_e

Words such as: ice, slice, rice

For this spelling pattern it is essential that children know their vowel sounds a, e i , o, u and letter names , which written phonetically sound like AY, EA, IE, OA ,UE.

We talk about the silent e jumping over the consonant to change the vowel sound. The song below can provide a helpful reminder.

Green Group: Word lists in the homework jotter.

 

Have a lovely week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

P3 Info/Homework – 9/11/20

Hi all,

Can you believe we are in the second week of November already?! This year has flown by and what an odd year it has been. Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of LPS!

Things to note this week:

-Mrs Cummings will be teaching p3 on Wednesday this week. As of next Monday it will return to myself every day.

-Poppies are available in school all week should you wish to donate. We have a suggested donation of £1.

-We will be observing a two minutes silence on Wednesday in school for Remembrance Day. We of course understand that this can be challenging for some children but we would appreciate it if you could discuss the importance of being respectful during this time with your child.

-This Friday is a dress down day in support of Children in Need, again, any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

-Christmas Cards from p3 WILL be sent home this week. I apologise for the delay, as a result there will be a short extension ’til Thursday for payment

Moving forward we are keen to keep PE outdoors where ever it is possible so can we please ask that ALL children wear comfy clothes and bring warm / waterproof jackets. This of course may change depending on weather as we move into colder months. PE is on Wednesday as per usual.

Can all children also bring a jumper or wear layers as it is a requirement that we keep windows open in the school, as advised, for ventilation. Some children have been saying they are cold as they don’t have jumpers. We do have a small selection of spare jumpers if people do forget but some children don’t like wearing other people’s things.

Can you please make sure your child has a coat, water bottle and snack every day.

Here is the reading and spelling homework for the week:

Reading:

Stripes: The Finest in the Land.

Monday – page 1-8
Tuesday –  page 9-16
Wednesday – page 17-24
Thursday – page 25-32

Zigs Zags: The Bully

Monday – page 1-8
Tuesday –  page 9-16
Wednesday – page 17 -24
Thursday – page 25-32

Spots: Berty Wiggins Amazing Ears

Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday –  Chapter 2
Wednesday –Chapter 3
Thursday – Reading Task

Select a task of your choice from the suggested activities provided.

Polka Dots: Here Comes Trouble

Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday –  Chapter 2
Wednesday – Chapter 3
Thursday – Chapter 4

Waves: The Web

Sounds and words every day plus

Monday – page 4-5
Tuesday –  page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

Lightening Bolts: Let’s Sing

Sounds and words every day plus

Monday – page 4-5
Tuesday –  page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

SPELLING

The children have been split into groups for spelling. Their spelling words are stapled into the blue homework jotter. These words need to be learnt and the children should look out for other words of the same spelling pattern when they are reading.

Please use the grid to help learn the spellings or use LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK.

Red Group: ‘nd and nk’ sound at the end of words.

Words such as: bank, drink, band, playground

Yellow Group: a_e

For this spelling pattern it is essential that children know their vowel sounds a, e i , o, u and letter names , which written phonetically sound like AY, EA, IE, OA ,UE.

We talk about the silent e jumping over the consonant to change the vowel sound. The song below can provide a helpful reminder.

Green Group: Word lists in the homework jotter.

Numeracy:

Please complete an activity from the grid in the back of the homework jotter.

In the reports that were recently sent out many children were given the target to review their number bonds to 10. It is absolutely crucial that your child knows these number facts off by heart, without the use of manipulatives and counting on fingers . Knowledge of number bonds to ten really does impact on so many other processes and more difficult questions in numeracy as we go through the first level curriculum. Below is a Big Maths Task card which we use in school. Your goal should be for your child to answer each of these questions to demonstrate a good foundational understanding of number.

 

 

In school when working on number bonds we often discuss ten frames as seen below:

or part, part, whole diagrams

These are useful visual tools for children to understand how whole numbers can be broken apart.

Topmarks online has many great online games to promote fast recall of number facts:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16

However if you would like a pack of work more similar to the examples above or with some number bond games in it to reduce screen time please email me at:

k.ramsay@mgfl.net.

In addition to this many children had number stories as one of their targets. I have included a useful link below about this.

What Are Number Stories? The Essential Guide

I hope some of this is helpful and thank you to all parents who returned their forms in from your child’s report cards already.

Have a fab week everyone!

Kirsteen Ramsay

🎅CHRISTMAS CARDS – Info and Deadline🎄

I can’t believe it is this time of year, in such strange times it is great to have some excitement.  The children have been busy creating Christmas cards for our annual fundraiser and these should be coming home on 6th Nov.

You can choose the greeting inside, or leave it blank.  It does not have to be Christmas.  We have some Happy New Year cards made or Eid cards made and I like to create Thank You cards for my children to send out after Christmas.  There are many options.

If you wish to order, you must return the order form and design with payment back to school in a polly pocket or sealed envelope.  You can pay cheque, cash or ParentPay.

If you would like a blank order form for siblings etc there will be some spare at the school office.  The cards will be collected by our design company on Thurs 12th, please can you return to school, with payment, ASAP.

This is always a fun fundraiser and the children really enjoy seeing their designs in “real life items”.

Thanks for your support.

 

Mrs Hinton and all at Loanhead Primary

P3 Homework week beginning 2.11.20

Primary 3 

Please can all children bring a jumper or wear layers as it is a requirement that we keep windows open in the school, as advised, for ventilation. Some children have been saying they are cold as they don’t have jumpers. We do have a small selection of spare jumpers if people do forget but some children don’t like wearing other people’s things.

Can you please make sure your child has a coat, water bottle and snack every day.

Here is the reading and spelling homework for the week:

Reading:

Stripes: Dutch Adventure

Monday – page 1-8
Tuesday –  page 9-16
Wednesday – page 17-24
Thursday – page 25-32

Zigs Zags: The Motorway

Monday – page 1-8
Tuesday –  page 9-16
Wednesday – page 17 -24
Thursday – page 25-32

Spots: Mr Stofflees and the Painted Tiger

Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday –  Chapter 2
Wednesday –Chapter 3
Thursday – Reading Task

Polka Dots: Cool Clive and the Little Pest

Monday – Chapter 2 & 3
Tuesday –  Chapter 4
Wednesday – Chapter 5
Thursday – Chapter 7

Waves: 

Sounds and words every day plus

Monday – page 4-5
Tuesday –  page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

SPELLING

The children have been split into groups for spelling. Their spelling words are stapled into the blue homework jotter. These words need to be learnt and the children should look out for other words of the same spelling pattern when they are reading.

Please use the grid to help learn the spellings or use LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK.

Red Group: ‘ng’ sound at the end of words.

Spelling the /ng/ sound Lots of words end with the /ng/ sound after a vowel – ang, ong, ing, ung words. It is always written ng on the end of a word.

Yellow Group: th, ch

If the final ‘ch’ sound comes after a consonant, the ending is -ch. For example: search, church, branch, finch.

When the final ‘ch’ sound follows a one-letter vowel, it’s usually written tch. For example: fetch, catch, pitch, watch, dispatch. As so often with English, there are a few exceptions to the rule, including the words: such, which, rich

Green Group: Word lists in the homework jotter.

Numeracy:

Please complete an activity from the grid in the back of the homework jotter.

PE on Wednesday as usual – please wear comfy clothes and bring warm / waterproof jackets as PE is not allowed to be done indoors.

Many thanks

Kirsteen Ramsay

P3 Week Beginning 12/10/20

Primary 3
Please can all children bring a jumper or wear layers as it is a requirement that we keep windows open in the school, as advised, for ventilation. Some children have been saying they are cold as they don’t have jumpers. We do have a small selection of spare jumpers if people do forget but some children don’t like wearing other people’s things.
Here is the reading and spelling homework for the week:
Reading:

Stripes: Rescue
Monday – pages 1-8
Tuesday – pages 8 – 16
Wednesday pages 16 – 24
Thursday pages 24 – 32

Zigs Zags: The Lost Key
Monday – pages 1-8
Tuesday – pages 8 – 16
Wednesday pages 16 – 24
Thursday pages 24 – 32

Spots: The Great Spaghetti Suit
Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday – Chapter 2
Wednesday – Chapter 3
Thursday – Task

Polka Dots: Snooty Prune
Monday – Chapter 2
Tuesday – Chapter 4
Wednesday – Chapter 5
Thursday – Task

Waves: The Spell
Sounds and words every day plus
Monday – page 4 -5
Tuesday – page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

SPELLING
The children have been split into groups for spelling. Their spelling words are stapled into the blue homework jotter. These words need to be learnt and the children should look out for other words of the same spelling pattern when they are reading. Can all children please do five sentences which use some of their spelling words. Please use the grid to help learn the spellings or use LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK.
Numeracy:
Please complete an activity from the grid in the back of the homework jotter.
PE on Wednesday as usual – please wear comfy clothes and bring warm / waterproof jackets as PE is not allowed to be done indoors.

Many thanks
Lisa Cumming and Kirsteen Ramsay

P3 Homework – Week Beginning 5/10/20

Primary 3
Miss Ramsay will be off for a couple of weeks so I will continue to teach P3 until she returns. We hope she feels better soon. Please contact me if you have any queries.

Here is the reading and spelling homework for the week:
Reading:
Stripes: The Blue Eye
Monday – pages 1-8
Tuesday – pages 8 – 16
Wednesday pages 16 – 24
Thursday pages 24 – 32

Zigs Zags: The Broken Roof
Monday – pages 1-8
Tuesday – pages 8 – 16
Wednesday pages 16 – 24
Thursday pages 24 – 32

Spots: Blackbones Saves the School
Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday – Chapter 2
Wednesday – Chapter 3
Thursday – Task

Polka Dots: Clive Keeps his Cool
Monday – Chapter 2 & 3
Tuesday – Chapter 6 & 7
Wednesday – Chapter 9 & 10
Thursday – Task

Waves: Six Fish
Sounds and words every day plus
Monday – page 4 -5
Tuesday – page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

SPELLING WORDS – Soft ‘g’
Spelling word list below and in the blue homework jotter. Please also do 3 sentences using the spelling words.
When the letter ‘g’ is followed by the vowels e, i or y then its sound is usually changed from the hard ‘g’ sound to a soft ‘g’ sound as in ‘magic’ or ‘giant’
miss
cross
giant
magic
large
danger
orange
vegetable
March
April
Please use the grid to help learn the spellings or use LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK.

Numeracy:
Please complete an activity from the grid in the back of the homework jotter.

PE on Wednesday as usual – please wear comfy clothes and bring warm / waterproof jackets as PE is not allowed to be done indoors.

On Thursday we will be having an online drumming session which I am sure will be good fun!
Many thanks
Lisa Cumming and Kirsteen Ramsay