📗World Book Day 2021 – Digital book token 📚

📚  As part of World Book Day, the children always love to be given their book token in school.  This year I have been given a digital book token for parents/carers to save onto their phones and use in participating stores.  The children can get one of the £1 books using this token or they can get money off the other World Book Day books.  This can be used until March 28th.

Enjoy 🙂 and remember to send in your extreme reading photos

 

Mrs Hinton

P3 Homework w/b 1.3.21

Hello hello P3,

Things to Note this week:

  • This week we will be celebrating world book day (Thursday March 4th). We are lucky enough to have a real children’s author (Michelle Hogg, Poggelty Poo and Flip Flop Flew) reading the children a story virtually and answering their questions about story writing. This will also be posted on Google Classroom should your child wish to watch it at home too. In addition to this we are encouraging children to get involved in the extreme reading challenge. For this we are asking children to take a photo of them in an unusual place or position reading their favourite stories. If you google this you will see lots of fab examples. It would great if you could get involved to help us promote reading. Can any pictures taken be posted on the Google Classroom class stream so everyone can see and so we can use the images to create a lovely library display.
  • Our PE days have changed this term and will now take place on a Monday and a Wednesday. Please ensure your child is dressed suitable and government guidelines state ALL PE must take place outdoors in p3 and as you know right now the weather is quite changeable so if you could keep this in mind on Mondays and Wednesdays .

Since this year has forced us all to become Google Classroom experts we are going to try to use it a bit more in p3, especially for homework

Next week everyone will have their spelling homework as per usual, however it will be on GC  instead of being stuck into jotters as well as a numeracy task. This just means we are being a little more eco friendly and homework instructions are always accessible even if the blue jotter goes missing or if I accidentally miss a jotter in my marking pile!

Can blue jotters please be handed in on Friday of this week so I can mark work, see who needs new jotters and get them back out for homework roll out next Monday.

In terms of reading, reading books have been handed out to everyone unless your child is working on Read, Write Inc books as we are reassessing to see where they are in their learning post lockdown so we know where to start them now we are back. These children will receive a reading book next week.

Thank You 🙂

Miss Ramsay x

P3 Homework week beginning 14/12/20

Hello hello P3,

Things to Note this week:

  • Tuesday is the Christmas Lunch day. Please ensure your child hands their choices slip in by Monday as the kitchen must know numbers to be able to prepare. Thank you to all who returned them this week.
  • The p3 Christmas celebration afternoon is this Wednesday. We are asking that children do not wear or bring party clothes as children will not be able to bring a change of  clothing and Wednesday is our PE day. Instead we are suggesting children wear their Christmas jumper over their PE clothes. We are asking for a £2 per child donation to cover the cost of snacks, donation to mission Christmas and a donation to the Brunton Theatre who provided us access to their fab panto, Rapunzel.
  • As it is the final full week of term there will be no reading homework this week. Instead I encourage you to read for pleasure. Try to read a new story each day if you can.
  • A week on Tuesday ( the 22nd) is a Head Teacher Award Assembly so keep your eye out for that important little surprise in the post!

Since this year has forced us all to become Google Classroom experts we are going to try to use it a bit more in p3, especially for homework.

All the children who handed in their homework on Friday now have their Glow passwords to access Google Classroom glued into their blue homework jotter on the inside cover. I encourage you to please note this down elsewhere too in case the blue jotter goes a miss or gets damaged.

Everyone has their spelling homework as per usual, however it has been posted on GC  instead of being stuck into jotters as well as a numeracy task. This just means we are being a little more eco friendly and homework instructions are always accessible even if the blue jotter goes missing or if I accidentally miss a jotter in my marking pile!

Can blue jotters please be handed in on Friday of this week.

Additional Information

Science – P3 have been enjoying learning on Monday mornings with Mrs Cummings and their class teacher.  Mrs Cummings is looking for some household items so if you are able to donate any of the following this would be much appreciated:

CDs, DVDs, plastic disposable sports bottles with lids, corks, old plastic loyalty cards, small wind-up toys, pringle tubes and lids, plastic ice-cream tubs.

Christmas Cards – all pupils can post cards in the postbox between Monday and Thursday where they will then be removed and isolated before delivery on the following Monday. This will be available from Monday 30th November until Thursday 17th December. Please ensure all cards have the name and class clearly on the envelope.

Diary dates:

Monday 30th November 2020 – Thursday 17th December, school Christmas post box

Tuesday 22nd December 2020 – Tuesday 5th January 2021, Christmas Holiday

Wednesday 6th January 2021 – Pupils return 

Thank You 🙂

Miss Ramsay x

P3 Week beginning 7/12/20

Hi everyone,

-This week we will be recording to perform as part of the Loanhead PS Christmas celebration video which includes the p1&2 Nativity. We will be be performing Robbie William’s Can’t Stop Christmas. If you get a chance to practice this at home I would appreciate it.

  • Can I also ask if possible could the children bring in a festive jumper to wear for filming on Thursday.
  • The weather has took a turn. As we are still having to keep windows open during the day for ventilation I have been allowing children to keep their coats on. Lots of kids have opted to do this but are feeling quite uncomfortable. If it is possible for children to bring an additional hoodie or jumper to keep cosy that would be fab!
  • I have lot’s of Christmas card lists in class if any children would like one to write Christmas cards. Cards are being quarentined when brought into school to keep us all safe. If you would like one just get your little one to let me know.

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: Princess Pip’s Holiday

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

Zigs Zags: A Day in London

Task sheet available but not compulsory.

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

Spots: Dangerous Trainers

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

Polka Dots: Personality Potion

Task sheet available but not compulsory.

Monday – Chapter 2
Tuesday –  Chapter 3
Wednesday – Chapter 4
Thursday – Chapter 5 & 6

Waves: Tim and Tom

Sounds and words every day plus

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

Lightening Bolts: On the Bus

Sounds and words every day plus

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

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 start of words.

Words such as: slip, plug and flop

Yellow Group: ‘oo’ spelling pattern

Words such as: moon , spoon , maroon

Can I ask that you encourage your children as far as possible to be using cursive writing and forming their letters correctly and starting and ending at the correct point.

https://teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-4.html give a great example of where cursive letters should start and end as well as where each letters leading lines are.

Green Group: Word lists in the homework jotter.

Numeracy

I will also be sending home a 2x table worksheet as we have been revising the 2x table over the last week.  It isn’t compulsory to complete but is recommended.

Have a lovely week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

p3 Home work week beginning 30/11/20

 

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and is ready to go for another week at LPS!

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: Jungle Shorts

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

Zigs Zags: Victorian Adventure

Task sheet available but not compulsory.

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

Spots: Coming Clean

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

Polka Dots:  I Wish, I Wish

Monday – Chapter 1 + 2
Tuesday –  Chapter 3 + 4
Wednesday – Chapter 5 + 6
Thursday – Chapter 7 + 8

Waves: A Bad Fox

Sounds and words every day plus

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

Lightening Bolts: In the Mud

Sounds and words every day plus

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

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: ‘gr, pr , tr ’ sound at the start of words.

Words such as: pram , gran, trick

Yellow Group: ‘ar’ spelling pattern

Words such as: car , dark, start

Can I ask that you encourage your children as far as possible to be using cursive writing and forming their letters correctly and starting and ending at the correct point.

www.doorwayonline.co.uk gives children a good visual example of where their letters should start and finish.

Green Group: Word lists in the homework jotter.

Have a lovely week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

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