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

P3 Week Beginning 28/09/20

Primary 3 

Can all children please bring a jacket as the weather is changing. I know that some children come in a car and it is easy to forget but the children are outside for break times.

Here is the reading and spelling homework for the week:

Reading:

Stripes: The Quest 

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

Zigs Zags: Lost in the Jungle

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

Spots: Princess Pip’s Holiday

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

Polka Dots: Hamper’s Great Escape

Monday – Chapter 2
Tuesday – Chapter 4
Wednesday – Chapter 5
Thursday – Find 10 descriptive words in your book

Waves: My Dog Ned

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 ‘c’

Spelling word list below and in the blue homework jotter. Please also do 3 sentences using the spelling words.

When the letter ‘c’ is followed by the vowels e, i or y then its sound is usually changed from the hard ‘k’ sound to a soft ‘s’ sound as in ‘ice’ or ‘city’

mill
tell
ice
dance
city
circle
police
cylinder
January
February

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 Week beginning 21st September

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.

Here is the homework for this week:

Reading:

Polka Dots: Robbie Woods and his Merry Men

Tuesday – Chapter 2

Wednesday – Chapter 4

Thursday – Chapter Chapter 6

Spots: The Masked Cleaning Ladies of Om

Tuesday – Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday – Chapter 3

Stripes: Litter Queen

Tuesday – Page 1 – 10

Wednesday – Page 11 – 21

Thursday – Page 22 -32

Zig Zags: The Red Planet

Tuesday – Page 1 – 10

Wednesday – Page 11 – 21

Thursday – Page 22 -32

Waves: On the Bus

Tuesday – Page 4-5 Speed Sounds

Wednesday – Page 6-7 Story Green Words and Red Words

Thursday – Page 8-15

Numeracy: Please choose an activity from the Home Learning Grid in the back of the blue homework jotter.

Spelling: Please see the blue jotter, there is a list of words that the children need to learn over the week for a spelling test and dictation. These can be learnt in a way that suits your child. They also need to complete three sentences using some of their spelling words. Please encourage capital letters and full stops in their sentences and accurate spelling of common words. I have attached a sheet of suggestions to help your child learn their words,  they could also write them out three times using LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK.

PE is as usual on Wednesday.

We are hoping to have a short online assembly in the school on Friday.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Lisa Cumming and Kirsteen Ramsay

P3 Monday 14th September

This week’s work for P3 is as follows:

Reading:

Polka Dots: Cool Clive

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

Spots: Captain Comet and the Dog Star

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

Zig Zags – The Shiny Key or The Go-Kart Race

Monday – pages 1-8
Tuesday – pages 9 -16
Wednesday – pages 17 -24
Thursday – activity

Stripes – Superdog

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

Waves – Noah’s Ark Adventure

Monday – pages 1-8
Tuesday – pages 9 -16
Wednesday – pages 17 -24
Thursday – activity

Numeracy: Choose something from their home learning wall in the back of their blue homework jotter.

PE is on Wednesday – please come dressed for it.

Don’t forget this weekend is a holiday weekend so no school on Friday or Monday.

Regards,

Lisa Cumming