P3 Homework from 5th December

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 5th December

This week we’re excited about our museum trip. After we have written reports on this visit, that will be the end of our Egypt topic.

Thank you to all who have paid £1 towards the Christmas party on Tuesday 19th. There is still plenty of time to hand this in.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan


Numeracy (images missing from online version – please see printed sheet – apologies!)

We are adding two digit numbers, building up difficulty in steps:

– Adding two tens numbers together (e.g. 30 + 50)

– Adding a tens number to another two digit number (e.g. 30 + 54)

– Adding two digit numbers without bridging over 10 (e.g. 33 + 54)

– Adding two digit numbers bridging over 10 (e.g. 38 + 54)

– Adding two digit numbers bridging over 10 and 100 (e.g. 48 + 54)

To solve these additions (in the end we want to be doing this mentally) we are learning how to use two different strategies.

The first involves breaking down the numbers into parts that are easier to work with. For example: 33 + 54  =  30 + 50 + 3 + 4

The second strategy involves using an empty number line.

+4        +10          +10             +10                    +10              +10

33  37             47                57                         67              77             87

Please ask the children to show you how these strategies work. You could get them to demonstrate on 33 + 54 and 38 + 54.

As confidence grows, have a go at the Topmarks speed challenge:


Under “Addition and Subtraction”, I would start with 15 or 20 seconds per question, building up from TU + TU without crossing 10s.



Pages to read at home will be written down in the grids as usual.



Spelling words to practice this week are:

rain                  paint

tail                   wait

train                rail

snail                 picture

people             thing

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.

P6 Spelling Homework 4.12.17

Monday 4th December

Please READ, COVER, WRITE and CHECK words twice.

Chocolates and Lollipops – please choose 2 activities from the sheet

Gummy Bears – please complete 1 activity from the sheet and complete crossword sheet.

For Monday 11th December

P2 Homework W/B 4.12.17

Nativity – We have a very busy week of rehearsals ahead of us with our first performance to the school on Friday! So much still to do but it’ll all be worth it in the end! Remember, the performance for families is on Monday 11th December. If you were asked to provide a costume/outfit can you please send this in ( in a labelled bag) ASAP.

Xmas Party – Thanks to all who have paid £1 towards the Xmas party and  there’s still plenty of time to hand this in.

Athletics and PE – will be on Wednesday and Thursday respectively ( though this may have to be the last week for athletics).

School Fair – It was great to see so many people at the fair and we managed to raise over £1500 profit for the school. Thanks!!

Homework –  Reading – Please continue with any reading homework as highlighted on the post-it notes in books. I may not be able to hear reading as often as I usually do due to the rehearsals this week so please support at home.

Spelling – We have finished the current phonics list and so I’ll send home ‘tricky word’ lists on Tuesday to be completed over 2 weeks ( there will be no homework at all in the final week).

Numeracy – Well done to those who took part in last week’s Sumdog challenge. I won’t set any numeracy homework now until the new term in 2018 but take any chance you can to practise arithmetic in everyday situations with your child – counting out, using money, playing board games at Christmas, using an Advent calendar and so on…

That’s all for now…I think!!

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt




P4 Homework 28-11-17

Spelling (Whole Class)

Ow and Ou worksheet

Days of the Week worksheet



Complete worksheets

They should complete their October/November spelling challenge for the days of the week and grid  earn 5 points.


Some children have a particular system that they are following and the pattern of this should not should not change.

See Reading Records:

On Tuesday, Thursday for J.K Rowling

On Tuesday, Thursday for and Julia Donaldson

On MondayWednesday, Thursday for Roald Dahl and Jeff Kinney

Enid Blyton- Given on Tuesdays

How a hot air balloon works comprehension sheet.

David Walliams- Given on Tuesdays

Chapter 9 for Tuesday 5th December. Worksheet to be give out tomorrow (Wednesday 29th Nov)

P3 Homework from 28th November

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 28th November

Thanks for sending back forms for the museum trip next week. If possible we need two more parent helpers. If you think you might be able to come on Thursday 7th then please get in touch.

We are grateful to AOC Archeaology in Loanhead for a fantastic visit last week. It was amazing to learn how these historic treasures are uncovered, and also to handle axe-heads from Ancient Egypt and a Viking bracelet!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan



We are finishing off money this and moving back onto addition and subtraction. Our aim is to finish the term by extending this into higher numbers than we have worked with so far.

To support this, we are going to look again at place value. Having learned about hundreds, tens and units before we will now include thousands. A valuable game to cement this would be:


It will also be helpful to play + / – again, like we did at the beginning of term. This is where one player says a number while holding up a card that says, “+10” or “-10”, “+100” or “–100” and then the other player has to say the right number in response. To play with 10, 20 and 100 would be a good challenge.



We are moving back onto fiction books for the next few weeks. Pages to read at home will be written down in the grids as usual.


Egyptian Tombs

It’s been great having children showing their tombs in class – some fabulous work! Do let me know if you need resources. A reminder that it’d be great to have these for 5th December (next Tuesday) and that full details are up online tagged for P3.



Spelling words to practice this week are:

blue                 June

tube                 tune

rude                 called

people             light

different          Egyptian

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.

P1 Homework week beginning 27/11/17

Phonics: We begin the next block of sounds this week (see below)

27/11/17 w Reading + words
28/11/17 ng Reading + words
29/11/17 v Reading + words
30/11/17 Reading + words
4/12/17 oo Reading + words
5/12/17 x Reading + words
6/12/17 y Reading + words
7/12/17 Reading + words


Numeracy:  We have been learning about the written word that goes with each number. I will be sending home some numeracy homework related to this.

Nativity: Monday 11th December: 2:00pm.

We will be rehearsing the nativity every day now as we head towards the performance – it is all beginning to come together. Please help your child with their lines if they have a speaking part.

Christmas Fair: This Friday at  12:30pm.  Please keep sending in the donations, they are really appreciated. If anyone can spare some time to help out at all please let us know.  School finishes at the usual time, please then stay and join us at the Christmas Fair.

Lisa Cumming

P2 Homework W/B 27.11.17

News/ Events

Children were sad to say goodbye to Miss Jeffcott, our student teacher, last week.  We are nearly finished reading The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark and so it will be time to turn our attention to the inevitable Christmas activities!

School Xmas  Fair – The school fair starts at 12:30pm this Friday and will be spread over both halls and the dining room. Please collect your child promptly at 12:25pm as usual and take them around the fair if you wish. Thanks for all the unwanted toys handed in thus far ; you have a few days left to donate any more. The toy stall will be held in the small hall.

Athletics and PE – These will be held on Wed and Thursday respectively.

Spelling and Reading homework continues as normal.

Numeracy – I have set another challenge on Sumdog, called P2 Round Up 26.11.17.

100 points to collect!

That’s all for now,

Miss S Brunt