P4 Homework 19.09.17

Hope you all had a lovely September weekend.

 

Spelling

Following the recent assessment that the class undertook I have identified a few sounds and spelling rules that the children need to revise. Therefore for the next few weeks the children will be given largely the same spelling words and sounds to learn.

After the areas to be revises have been covered in class we will resume with Spelling Made Easy and the children will merge back into their groups.  This week and next: all children are learning when to use ck or k to end a word.

See jotters for words.

Activity: To earn 10 points on the Challenge grid. If anyone has lost this please let me know.

 

Reading

 

Roald Dahl: See bookmarks Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

J.K. Rowling: See bookmarks Mon, Wed, Thurs

Enid Blyton: Read P 36-50 and Questions 1 and 2 in jotter for Tuesday 26th. Answers in full sentences please.

Jeff Kinney: See bookmarks Mon, Wed, Thurs

Julia Donaldson: See bookmarks Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

David Walliams: Read P 14- 28 for Tuesday 26th. Work to follow next week will be about these pages.

P3 Homework for Week Beginning 18th September

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 18th September

I hope everyone had a good September weekend.

Our first project has been in science, looking at the human body. We have been investigating how blood carries oxygen and nutrients. We even acted this out! Next we will learn about our five senses.

Thanks again for all your support with home learning.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Numeracy – Big Maths

You may remember Learnits from last year. These are number facts that pupils need to know as quick as a flash! In class we say it should be like when someone asks your name – you don’t need any time to think, you just know.

Our Learnits for this term are:

10 x table                    7 + 4 = 11

8 + 4 = 12                    9 + 4 = 13

8 + 3 = 11                    9 + 3 = 12

The adding sums also have their associated “fact families”.

Coming home this week are Learnit flashcards so everyone can practise. Please can these stay at home for regular use throughout the term. Each Friday the children will have a quickfire Learnit challenge, trying to beat their own scores from the previous weeks.

 

Reading

Pages to be read from class reading books will be written down onto the grids as usual. If children finish these books, please do still hear some pages out loud.

Thanks also for making a start with the Home Reading Logs. It is interesting and useful to see what everyone has been enjoying!

 

Spelling

Our words for this week are:

feet                  sweet

green               free

three                of

words              you

was                  to

As well as our usual look, say, cover, write and check (twice for each word) try making a wordsearch using this week’s words. See if anyone at home can solve the puzzle! (I will stick wordsearch grids into the homework jotters.)

P1 Homework Wk Beg 18/09/2017

Primary 1 Homework

Hope you all had a restful weekend – I know the children were ready for a rest!

Phonics: We will be learning the next block of sounds over the next two weeks – again 3 sounds per week. Please help your child to hear the sound in words.

Date Sound
Tuesday 19th September C and K Reading
Weds 20th September E Reading
Thurs 21st September H Reading
Mon 25th September R Reading
Tues 26th  September M Reading
Weds 27th September D Reading
Thurs 28th September Recap all three Reading

 

Reading: We are continuing with the wordless books – I will be changing them every day so please make sure your child has their book bag with them every day.

Numeracy: Number poster which your child was given last week.

 

Outdoor Learning

The children really enjoyed the outdoor learning we did with Sean Fallon. We have another session this week. The children will be again be going in small groups. Please look for the letter in your child’s book bag which tells you which day they are going.

Parent Helpers

Don’t forget to return the form if you are able to help in school – having parent helpers is really appreciated.

P2 Homework W/B Tuesday 19th September

Hi there,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Homework this week is as follows:

Spelling – List 4 ‘ng

Reading – check book bags daily for updates. Check ‘post-it’ notes please. Due to the Monday holiday we’ll be one day behind in our normal programme. 

Numeracy – keep practising ‘+1/-1’ cards and new cards ( +2/-2) will be issued on Wednesday. Children should become very familiar with these sums and begin to recall each one with little hesitation.

PE– Wednesday and Thursday

Thanks to all who handed in food labels last week – it was very interesting plotting  where food comes from on a world map.

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

 

P4 Bimonthly Newsletter: Swimming, Outdoor Learning, Topic and Volunteers

Swimming

The children really enjoyed their first trip to the swimming pool today.

They were placed in groups and got to grips with the routines. We had some winners for fastest changed at the end of the session and the medals and points went to Liam, Conor and Blair. Well done boys!

Please remember that the children need a snack and a packed lunch on a Tuesday.

You may have more children asking for goggles now swimming has started, they are welcome to bring them but they are not compulsory.

Please ensure children with long hair have it tied back. I do have a pack of emergency baubles to give away if needed (I promise they don’t get re- used!) But it saves me pennies of they remember in the morning.

Outdoor Learning

The children had a great time with myself and Mr Fallon from the outdoor education team last week. We are still awaiting some Annual Data Check forms to be returned and as soon as these are all in I can put the photos on the website.

We have just hears that the Parent Council have funded us over £300 to buy some outdoor learning equipment, so… watch this space!

Topic

Our new topic Weather, Climate and the Continents begins this week and we will be taking part in science experiments as part of this.

Volunteers

If there are any of you that would like to come to class to help out either in the morning or afternoon regularly of otherwise please let me know. I am always happy to have a few extra pairs of hands and some more heads in the classroom.

Primary 4 Homework 12.09.17

Reading Homework Only.

I began a bit of spelling assessment this week and am currently looking at the groups that the children are in and the sounds they are learning. So I appreciate your patience over spelling homework until after the holiday.

I had intended to put out some alternative spelling words this week for the class to do but as the September weekend is upcoming I changed my mind.

Therefore, there is only reading homework for the children to do this week.

The children will have a note of this in their reading records. Some children had to bring home a paper-book mark with their pages/ chapters for reading as they have already lost their reading records, please check at home for these.

P3 Homework Week Beginning 11th September

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 11th September

Thanks again for continued support with home learning.

Please do feel free to write comments in jotters about how your children have been finding the work.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

For a few more weeks we are going to maintain our focus on the basics of number order and addition / subtraction. Please could I therefore ask you to keep on playing  +1 / -1 ,  +2 / -2  and  +10 / -10.

  • Can you get faster?
  • How many in a row can you get right?

(For a reminder of how to play, please see last week’s homework sheet on the school website.)

We have also been thinking about how numbers are made up of hundreds, tens and units. A helpful game online for revising this would be:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

You might even want to have a go with thousands!

 

Reading

Hearing children read out loud is very valuable. Even ten minutes on this each evening will boost skills and confidence.

Pages to read from class books will continue to be marked. As we try to read lots during the day, however, it may be that the children are finishing these books in school. If that happens, it is still great to hear pages from them read out loud.

We would also encourage children to read their own books at home. To keep a record of this, new Personal Reading Logs have been enclosed this week for the coming term.

 

Spelling

Please could everyone practise these words:

feet                  free

green               sleep

three                said

she                  had

children            they

A great method is to look, say, cover, write and then check each word. This is how we will practise in class. Please try to practise each word twice in this way.

Try to make up a sentence that uses three of the words from this week’s list. Don’t forget capital letters and full stops!