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:

Parent Helpers Needed for Thursday 19th December!

Hello P3 parents,

I’ve arranged a class trip to the Loanhead Library next Thursday, where the library staff will read a story to the class and they’ll get a chance to browse the book selection. We need two parent helpers for the trip due to class numbers, so this is my plea for any volunteers! We will leave school at 10:15am and return for 11:15am. If you are interested, could you please let me know at as soon as possible? It will be the first two to respond to me that we’ll take along.

Thanks a lot,

Mr McGaff

Primary 3’s Winter Revision Homework

Hello everyone,

For P3’s homework this week, I have decided against standard reading and spelling homework. Instead, I have created a revision sheet that covers a few things we have done in 2019. This homework is entirely optional, but it should be a nice way to refresh your child’s memory before we break up for the winter break. Feel free to answer questions on the back of the sheet or on a separate piece of paper, and let me know if you have enjoyed the format and I can prepare something similar for next week! 🙂

Thanks a lot,

Mr McGaff

This Week’s Homework (due Friday 6th December)

Hello everyone,

I have decided to stop setting spelling homework for the rest of the term, as the intensity of work in class will be reducing over the next three weeks. However, if you do wish to practice spelling with your child, I would recommend practicing the /ai/ pattern with them:

  1. next
  2. quit
  3. make
  4. pay
  5. main
  6. clay
  7. waist
  8. rainstorm
  9. half
  10. quarter

For reading, could you try and read half of the book for Wednesday, and finish books for Friday and return them that day. I will make a decision closer to the weekend about whether I think we have the energy to continue reading homework next week!

Thanks a lot,

Mr McGaff

This Week’s Homework (due Friday 29th November)

Hello everyone,

With December fast approaching, could I please ask that all Dunedin Consort forms are returned to the school as soon as possible, even if your choice is for your child not to attend. The team behind it have been working incredibly hard and have entertained us with their fantastic ability so far!

This week’s spelling pattern is ch (‘k’ sound). The words are as follows:

  1. buzz
  2. fizz
  3. echo
  4. choir
  5. chemist
  6. stomach
  7. Christmas
  8. character
  9. November
  10. December

Your child should have their new reading book home with them today. Could they please read half their book for Wednesday and finish them so they can be returned Friday.

Thanks a lot!

Mr McGaff

This Week’s Homework (Due Friday 22nd November)

Good morning,

Primary 3’s spelling pattern this week is the ‘air‘ sound. The words are as follows:

  1. cliff
  2. off
  3. air
  4. hair
  5. pair
  6. stair
  7. chair
  8. hairbrush
  9. September
  10. October

For reading homework, could you please read half of your child’s book for Wednesday, and finish off the book for Friday. Could I also ask that you make sure your child’s reading record and spelling jotter are in school on Friday as I try to get all homework prepared over the weekend for Monday morning.

Some children have been sharing fantastic examples of fractions they have explored with their families at home, so keep it up!

Best wishes,

Mr McGaff 🙂