P3 Homework and Assembly

Hi all,

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday, I know your kids did after all the great stories I have heard today. I must say am jealous!

As this week is the p3 class assembly I have chosen to hold back our spelling work to next week as many of the children have lots of words to practice. We will be sharing our learning about our endangered animals topic with the whole school so we are all very excited!  In addition to this we will be performing a song as a class called ‘Animals in Danger’. I have provided lyrics at the bottom of the post as well as a media link to the song. If for some reason the link doesn’t work the song is on Youtube under the same title. Any support at home with learning the song and lines or even just improving fluency when reading them is hugely appreciated. If your child has come home with no lines it is because they are part of our learning gallery and are sharing their art work they are proud of.

If you do so wish to carry on working on spelling in class we are revising silent b, k and  w as well as ea as e, ch as k and wh.

Just a quick reminder that all children’ s PE kits should be returned for Wednesday as that is our regular PE day.

P3 will also be taking part in a drumming workshop this Thursday using Peruvian Cajon drums which is very exciting.

Thank you in advance for your support with our class assembly,

Miss Ramsay

Reading is as normal-

Hedgehogs

Shelley Holmes Ace Detective

Chpt 2+3 for Wednesday

Chpt 5 for Thursday

Chpt  7 for Friday

 

Pandas

The Spooks – New Stage

Chpt 1 and 2 for Wednesday

Chpt 3 and 4 for Friday

Orangutans

Survival Adventure

P1-10 for Wednesday

p9-16 for Thursday

p17-24 for Friday

Tigers

Robin Hood

p1-8 for Wednesday

p9-16 for Thursday

p17- End for Friday

Polar Bears

A Monster Mistake

p1-8 for Wednesday

p9-16 for Thursday

page 17 – End Friday

Animals in Danger Lyrics

(Words and Music by Liam Maloy © 2009)

If the jungle was your playground and the forest was your home

And the meadows and the mountains were where you loved to roam,

If you woke up in the morning and all of this were gone,

How would you feel?

 

If your friends were all around you and your neighbours were there too

Every member of your family was living close to you

If you woke up in the morning all alone and in a zoo,

How would you feel?

 

Danger.  Danger.  Animals in danger.

From the big to the small.

And we stand or fall together.

‘Cause this world needs us all.

 

This world is like a jigsaw so no pieces must be lost.

When a species is no longer every creature pays the cost.

There are birds and bees and bison,

Pigs and pandas we may never see again.

 

Danger.  Danger.  Animals in danger.

From the big to the small.

And we stand or fall together.

‘Cause this world needs us all.

 

We all need a place to live. We all need a place to grow.

We need food and air and water to survive.

So we can walk and swim and fly on the land, in sea and sky

And stay alive.

 

Danger.  Danger.  Animals in danger.

From the big to the small.

And we stand or fall together.

‘Cause this world needs us all.

 

Danger.  Danger.  Animals in danger.

From the big to the small.

And we stand or fall together.

‘Cause this world needs us all.

p3 Homework W/B 24/9/18

Hi all,

Big apology for homework not having been posted here last week. After being very ill all week it completely slipped my mind and I hope it didn’t throw too many people.

The list we will be working from this week is ‘ph’. In class we have been working on how to make spelling more enjoyable as I found a lot of the kids were becoming quite disengaged so I will be sending home a grid containing some of the new spelling activities we have been trialing in class. Homework will go out on Tuesday and must be returned by Friday to allow me time to look over it. If occasionally they do need more time, as I know some of the children do attend clubs and have out of school commitments, could you leave me a little note in reading records to let me know and it can be returned on Monday.  Can I ask that if your child has lost or misplaced their spelling sheets that you either catch me after school or send a quick note in with your child on Monday so I have time to photocopy new ones.

Hope you all have a lovely week,

Miss Ramsay

Polar Bears

The Vanishing Cream

p1-6 for Tuesday

p6-12 for Wednesday

p12-18 for Thursday

p18-24 for Friday

Tigers

The Treasure Chest

p1-10 for Tuesday

p11- 20 for Wednesday

p20- 32 for Thursday

Orangutans

Flood!

p1-10 for Tuesday

p11-20 for Wednesday

p21 – End for Friday

Pandas

The Finest in the Land

p1-10 for Tuesday

p11-20 for Wednesday

p21- 32 for Thursday

Hedgehogs

Scrapman

Chpt 1 for Tuesday 

p10- 21 for Wednesday

p22-p31 for Thursday

p32-end for Friday

Turtles 

Snooty Prune

Chpt 1 and 2 for Tuesday

Chpt 3 for Wednesday

p26 – 37 for Thursday

p37 – end Friday

P3 Homework w/b 10.9.18

Hi all,

Our sound this week is silent K therefore spelling homework is from the silent K list on the spelling sheet.  This week we have also been working on descriptive writing so where possible in your child’s final sentences can you encourage them to use WOW words (descriptive vocabulary) as far as possible.

The homework grid I mentioned last week I have decided to hold off on until further notice.

Reading homework for this week is as follows:

Turtles

The Lie Detector

Chpt 1+2 for Wednesday

Chpt 5+6 for Thursday

Chpt 7 for Friday

Hedgehogs

Hard to Please

P1-14 for Wednesday

P15-p21 for Thursday

p21 -End for Friday

Pandas

Survival Adventure

P1-p14 for Wednesday

P15-22 for Thursday

p22-End for Friday

Orangutans

Victorian Adventure

P1-p14 for Wednesday

P15-22 for Thursday

p22-End for Friday

Tigers

The Laughing Princess

p1-8 for Wednesday

p8-p17 for Thursday

P17 – End for Friday

Polar Bears

Village in the Snow

p1-8 for Wednesday

p8-p17 for Thursday

P17 – End for Friday

We have also been doing lots of work on our two times table in class and understanding that 2 x 4 ,for example, means 2 groups of 4. Revision of this at home is optional but greatly appreciated.

Due to staffing there have been some changes in p3’s timetable and they will now take part in PE with me on a Wednesday and on a Thursday morning with Mrs Wallace. In addition to this we have also managed to secure a music spot with the amazing Ms Grigor on Friday!

Also a quick little reminder that individual and sibling photographs will be happening on Wednesday. Get ready to strike a pose p3!

Miss Ramsay

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.