P3 Homework w.b 3/9/18

Hi all,

Hope you have been hearing all about our learning in p3 so far and hope your kids have been loving it as much as me!

I have sent home our first lot of homework this week which you will find in your child’s reading folder or school bag. They now all have a reading book as well as a small blue reading record which details what the reading homework is as well as a small comment about their reading in class that day.

As of today reading is as follows:

New name yet to be determined(former Blueberries #1)

  • Robbie Woods and his Merry Men – To the end of Chapter 1

New name yet to be determined (former Blueberries #2)

  • Flans Across the River – To the end of Chapter 1

Pandas (former Blueberries #3)

  • Storm Castle – Pages 1-14

Polar Bears (former Apples)

  • Castle Adventure – Pages 1-8

Orangutans (former Strawberries)

  • Viking Adventure Pages 1-14

In addition to this all children have been given a pink homework jotter and a sheet with 6 spelling lists for the coming weeks. Only one spelling should be completed each week as this sheet spans the next 5 weeks with the first list already having been covered in class. This allows you to practise the same spelling patterns we are working on in class and maintaining consistency between home and school. So far we have covered the first 2 spelling lists ( silent -b and silent -w).  The expectation is that children can look, cover, write and check these words a minimum of 3 times over the week and on the final night can use some of their spelling words in context in some sentences.

Next week I will be sending out a homework grid which will have a variety of other activities that can be done to support numeracy and literacy. This will also cover the whole term.  Children should choose only 1 activity a week to complete. It would be extremely helpful if you could traffic light this ( green for done with little support, orange for significantly supported and red for unable to complete even with support) to let me know how your child got on with each task.

If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me.

All the Best,

Miss Ramsay

Another Successful Health Week!

This week has been our Health Week at Loanhead Primary, and what an amazing week it has been.  Every class has enjoyed learning about health and wellbeing as well as trying out different sports and healthy activities.  We thank Mrs Duncan for organising this week for us, without her then this week could not have happened.

Classes kicked off the week with our amazing sports day, another thanks to Mrs Duncan and the P7s for running this for the school.  It was a lovely afternoon filled with a lot of laughter and team spirit and it was great to see so many parents, carers, friends and family here to support the pupils.

The rest of the week was filled with our early morning warm ups in the playground, American Football, Football, Hockey, Cycling, Rugby, Judo, Movement to Music, Yoga, Judo, Relaxation, Healthy food making, Dance, Sleep and gaming awareness, Police talks, Internet safety, our fabulous bike breakfast (storm Hector can not stop us!) and so much more!

Here are some photos of this amazing week.

 

Primary 3 Homework – 12th to 18th June

Primary 3 Homework – 12th to 18th June

Health Week is in full swing now, with the children getting to have a go at judo, rugby, hockey, dancing and basketball.

We are also building up to our second P3 assembly of the year, which will take place on Friday 22nd June. If you are free on the day then please do come along and watch at 11:45am.

I have set a little less homework this week because I expect everyone will be tired out by all the extra exercise!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

This week we are looking at division.

To revise the basic concept, see if you can spot things at home that divide into equal groups / shares.

For example, if there are twelve apples a bag then how many would three of us each get?

I have also set a SumDog challenge on division / multiplication for those who are enjoying that sort of practice.

 

Reading

Reading grids will come home as usual, along with unfinished quizzes on Thursday.

Primary 3 Homework – 6th to 12th June

Primary 3 Homework – 6th to 12th June

It has been great seeing everyone at parents’ meetings or the campus anniversary yesterday.

In the last few weeks of term we are going to look again at data handling and division. We are also trying revising French numbers up to 30.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

Please practise the French words for the numbers up to 20.

  1. un (uhn)                     11. onze (ohnz)
  2. deux (duh)                 12. douze (dooz)
  3. trois (twah)                13. trieze (trehz)
  4. quatre (catr)              14. quatorze (cat-tohrz)
  5. cinq (sank)                 15. quinze (canz)
  6. six (sees)                     16. seize (sayz)
  7. sept (set)                     17. dix-sept (dees set)
  8. huit (hweet)               18. dix-huit (dees hweet)
  9. neuf (nuhf)                 19. dix-neuf (dees nuhf)
  10. dix (dees)                    20. vingt (van)

If online games would help, here are a couple of links:

http://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/pelmanism?topic=Numbers%20-%2011%20to%2020&level=primary

http://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/the-frog-flies?topic=Numbers%20-%2011%20to%2020&level=primary

 

Reading

Reading grids will come home as usual, along with unfinished quizzes on Thursday.

 

Spelling

This week we have been practising words where the letter o makes the u sound. I have also put in some words we have been finding difficult.

mother            son

Monday           other

stopped           weigh

train                picture

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

Primary 3 Homework – 29th May to 4th June

Primary 3 Homework – 29th May to 4th June

On 5th June we are celebrating the 10th birthday of Ramsay Campus. A note about this went home on Friday, but in the happy rush of the Summer Fair some were left behind. If you would like another copy then please let me know.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday or Thursday. As mentioned in Mrs Donnelly’s letter a few weeks back, please let me know if you would like to have a look at the Living and Growing materials we will be using in June.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

Pupils have got to grips with reading measurements from different equipment, but quite a few are still shaky on remembering the different units.

Below is a link to a super game which revises everything we have looked at regarding mass, capacity and length.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/measures

Confusions to watch out for:

  • The game talks about “mass” and “capacity” which are strictly the correct terms, but we have also talked in class about “weight” and “volume”.
  • The game requires you to spell the whole words for units (e.g. “kilograms” rather than just “kg”) and we have not practised this very much (see spelling below).

 

Reading

Reading grids will come home as usual, along with unfinished quizzes on Thursday.

 

Spelling

As mentioned above, we have not much chance to practise writing out the full names of all our units.

gram               kilogram

litre                 millilitre

metre              centimetre

millimetre       kilometre

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

P3 Homework from 22nd May

Primary 3 Homework – 22nd May to 28th May

Now that the pupils have built up their Powerpoint skills they are making presentations about a subject of their own choice. This has involved learning about online image searches. Within school we have a secure filter system to prevent inappropriate results from showing up. If the children are searching at home, however, you may need to keep an eye on this activity. Online safety is something we talk abut as a class, but I thought it would be worth flagging this up to parents also.

The Parent Council are very grateful for all the prizes that have come in so far. Thank you very much!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

To finish our work on measure we are looking at volume (this week) and area (next week).

At home, can you find, draw and label:

            Something that has a volume less than 500ml

            Something that has a volume between 500ml and 1l.

            Something that has a volume of 1l or more.

Use a kitchen jug to practise measuring out:

                                      200ml

                                     800ml

                                      1l

Reading

Reading grids will come home as usual, along with unfinished quizzes on Thursday.

Anyone in the Owls or Eagles reading groups, please note that there are more pages than usual to read for Thursday 24th.

 

Spelling

Here are some words that lots of us have been finding tricky.

train                sister

might               shovel

meet                sick

meat                gun

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

Primary 3 Homework to 21st May

Primary 3 Homework – 15th May to 21st May

In ICT the P3 pupils have been doing fantastic work making presentations on Microsoft Powerpoint. If you would like to see your child’s presentation, please send me in an e-mail address.

In art we are beginning a short project looking at L. S. Lowry.

On Friday the children have the option to ‘dress down’ in aid of the Parent Council’s Summer Fair on 25th May. Rather than bringing money, anyone who wants to dress down is asked to bring a prize for the tombola. The prizes don’t need to be expensive at all and pre-loved items are very welcome.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy

We are moving on to weight this week, weighing ourselves and all sorts of other things in class using different kinds of scales.

At home, please can you find and draw objects that weigh:

  • Less than 50g
  • Between 100g and 500g
  • More than 1kg

You could use kitchen scales, or food packaging usually has a weight on it.

If the children enjoyed the time game from last week, our final lessons on time should take us up to playing this at level 4.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/playgame/116

 

Reading

Reading grids will come home as usual. Again, if children have already read the pages in class it is still very helpful for you to hear them re-read some out loud. Quizzes may also come home to finish.

 

Spelling

For our spelling words, let’s practise the regular and irregular past tense verbs we have been learning about.

Words to practise this week:

walked             crept

stopped           got

crept                came

thought            played

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

P3 Homework from 8th May

Primary 3 Homework – 8th May to 15th May

Welcome back after the long weekend. I hope everyone had a nice break.

This week we are carrying on with measure, hopefully completing time and length and moving on to weight.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

For numeracy I have sent home old Beat That challenges. This will let you see what we do. It would be great to put in a final burst of practice so that everyone can end the year at a high point. A few of the children have plateaued and just need a bit more practice to push up to the next level. The questions at each level are the same every week but in a different order.

Please keep asking children to tell you the time. It is also useful to get them converting between analogue to digital. Most pupils should be solid on o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past (12 hour clock). This week we will make the last step into dealing with ten past, twenty to etc. and AM / PM.

An excellent game for practising time conversions is

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/playgame/116

I would suggest playing at level 2 or 3 to start with. Hopefully we can play at 4 as the week goes on.

 

Reading

Reading grids will come home as usual. Again, if children have already read the pages in class it is still very helpful for you to hear them re-read some out loud. Quizzes may also come home to finish.

 

 

Spelling

Words to practise this week:

letter               always

young              pencil

earth                story

reason             down

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