Homework w/c 19/11/18

Hi all,

We had a fantastic turn out today for our pyjama day for Children in Need.Thank you for all of your donations and support. When I know the total I will let you know but it was great fun!

Book Week

This week in school is book week! Throughout the week if your child has a favourite book or a book they are reading at home as we will be partaking in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) and  will be reading at regular intervals throughout the day.

Just a quick reminder that Thursday is a dress up day in school and children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character. I have my costume prepped and at the ready!

Homework

Finally as it is book week this is a good opportunity to share our favourite stories with each other therefore I am asking that children prepare a short talk of 2-3 minutes on their favourite book. Information should include:

  • The book title and author
  • Why they like the book and their favourite part of the story
  • Their favourite character and least favourite character and why.

I will hear the talks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Children can present with notes, power points or drawings if they choose but it is not essential.

Spelling

Our spelling sound this week for homework is ou as in u eg double, trouble country etc.

Maths

This week I will also be sending home a large yellow homework jotter which contains a home learning wall similar to the spelling menu. Again children are asked to complete one brick on the wall each week and colour it in red, yellow or green based on understanding.  As some of the activities are practical and may not be able to be evidenced in the jotter pictures may be stuck in to the jotters or just a short note to let me know how they got on.

Reading

Hedgehogs – Waiting for Goldie

Tuesday – Chapter 1 and 2

Wednesday – Chapter 3

Thursday – Chapter 4 and 5

Pandas – The Masked Cleaning Ladies of Om

Tuesday – Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday – 3

Orangutans – Superdog

Tuesday p1- p8

Wednesday – p9-16

Thursday – P17 – p24

Friday – p24-p32

Tigers – Lost in the Jungle

Tuesday – p1 – p8

Wednesday – p9-p16

Thursday – p17-p24

Friday – p25-p32

Polar Bears

I will update this ASAP as I am going to assess this group to see if they are able to move up a level.

 

Miss Ramsay

P4 Homework 13/11/18

P4 Homework   13/11/18

 

Here is the information that the children have been given in their jotters

Remember written homework is due in on Mondays

Reading-

 

See reading records and website for details

 

 

 

Spelling

 

Here are a list of this week’s words- please note that the ou, aw, and au blends make the same sound.

 

Though                                Author

Thought                              Auto

Bought                                Automatic

Because

Awful

 

If your child has words written in pen in their homework jotter they should include these in their list for the week.

 

Activities:

1.       Write, cover, copy and check words in their homework jotter. All children were given these last week and only half were returned.

 

2.       Write one sentence per word.

 

P3 Homework w/b 12.11.18

Homework Spelling

This week our sound of the week is ‘wa’ (wo)  as in was, water and swan. Please use the spelling menu as last week but could you also encourage your child to write three sentences in their jotter using one of their spelling sound as before as this is good practice of writing and sentence structure. We will also be looking at adjectives in class as part of our grammar lessons so this may be something you wish to discuss at home orally.

Athletics

In addition to their usual PE slots on a Wednesday and Thursday p3 will be also taking part in a 4 week block of athletics from Monday the 12th of November until Monday the 3rd of December. Please make sure your child has all the necessary PE kit to take part as it the programme really does look like it will be loads of fun!

Miss Ramsay

Reading

Hedgehogs – Non Fiction

Burps, Scabs and Smells

p1-12 for Wednesday

p13-24 for Thursday

Non-Fiction Response sheet for Friday

Pandas – Non Fiction

Big Ears and Sticky Fingers

p1-12 for Wednesday

p13-24 for Thursday

Non-Fiction Response sheet for Friday

Orangutans – Non Fiction

Pick Your Queen 

p1-12 for Wednesday

p13-24 for Thursday

Non-Fiction Response sheet for Friday

Tigers – Non Fiction

Deep Down Weird 

p1-8 for Wednesday

p9-16 for Thursday

Non-Fiction Response sheet for Friday

Polar Bears

Noah’s Ark Adventure

p1-8 for Wednesday

p9-16 for Thursday

p17-End for Friday

P3 Update and Homework w/c 5.11.18

Hi all,

Homework Schedule

Up until now we have been operating on homework being distributed on Tuesday and being due on the Friday however quite a few of the kids have been concerned that they didn’t have enough time to get everything done due to out of school commitments. Therefore Spelling homework will now be handed out on Tuesday and be due in the following Monday so everyone has equal opportunity to do it.

This week our sound is soft g as in giant, magic and gym and understanding that just as soft c’s ”best friends” ( letters that must follow to soften then sound are i, e and y so too are soft g’s. We are also working on proper nouns. Whilst there are no specific homework dedicated to this I would encourage you to challenge the children to find them in stories or in the environment around them.

Remembrance 

Just so you are aware p7 will be selling poppies throughout the week should your child want to purchase one with the suggested donation being £1. Also our Remembrance service lead by p7 is this Friday at 10:55am.

NSPCA Online safety for parents/carers

We are lucky enough this week to have people in school from th NSPCA running a course on online safety for parents and carers in the community rooms on Friday the 9th of November at 9:30-10:30.  You are all welcome to come along if you are free to join.

November Newsletter

A copy of this has gone home today with children however I do appear to have a large amount left over. This is a handy thing to have as it has all the dates for your diary so if you do find you need a copy of this just let me know and I will pass it along. Also you will find that Christmas Fair Friday is down for Friday the 30th of December. This is a misprint as we will all be off enjoying our winter holidays by then! The date of the fair is in fact November 30th. 

Reading

Hedgehogs

Cool Clive and the Little Pest

Whilst I appreciate this does seem like a large amount of reading the chapters in this book are very short.

Chapters 1 and 2 for Wednesday

Chapters 3, 4 and 5 for Thursday

Chapters 6 and 7 for Friday

Polar Bears

Underground Adventure

p1-8 for Wednesday

p9-18 for Thursday

p19-24 for Friday

Tigers

The Outing

p1-8 for Wednesday

p9-18 for Thursday

p19-24 for Friday

Pandas

Jungle Shorts

Chapter 1 for Wednesday

Chapter 2 for Thursday

Chapter 3 for Friday

Orangutans

What was it like? 

A particularly apt book for this time of year given it discusses war and its impact on children on the home front during WWII. This may be something you wish to discuss with your child when reading as we are in the lead up to our Remembrance assembly.

p1-12 for Wednesday

p13-22 for Thursday

p23-32 for Friday

 

P5 Homework & update w/c 05.11.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

Homework

  • Spelling: everyone now seems familiar with the spelling activity cards with pupils enjoying the variety of activities and option to complete as much as schedules permit. All pupils are aware of the homework expectation but I would remind parents to initial or sign homework jotters to prove that red activities have been complete.
  • Numeracy & Maths: pupils have now moved on to the 7 times table and should practise this whenever possible. We are also learning about money, value and written examples of larger numbers. Homework will consist of a mixture of activities to consolidate learning from class work.
  • Reading: pupils have now learned all 5 Literacy Circle roles; Illustrator, Word Wizard, Question Writer, Summariser and Predictor. They have chosen novels and have completed their first LC homework role at home with follow-up book group in class. I will evaluate one group per week over the course of a 6 week period and slips will be glued into jotters. I would please remind pupils to ensure LC homework is completed at the back of their spelling jotters. Good luck with this, you are already off to a flying start.

Additional Information

Monday 5th November 2018Flu Vaccinations

Tuesday 6th November 2018 Swimming Wk9, 11:00am to 12.30pm

Please ensure pupils bring their full swimming kit and wear weather appropriate jacket and shoes for the walk to the pool. There has been quite a number of children forgetting their kits and having to phone home to have these delivered into school. Please encourage pupils to take responsibility for this and not rely on someone else to organise. Perhaps setting a reminder to save an extra trip to school would help!

PE – Tuesdays will consist of P5 taking part in a block of swimming lessons from 4th Sept to 27th November 2018. The class will walk down to the pool with Mrs Donnelly and will return with Mrs Watts. Mrs Roy will take the class for an hour of PE on Thursdays.

Thursday 8th November 2018 – P4 & P5 music course from Dunedin   Consort (5 weeks)

Friday 16th November 2018Rainforest Assembly

P5 have been working hard throughout their Rainforest topic and would like to show-case their learning to the whole school and after to parents on Friday 16th November. Slips inviting parents/carers to attend on this date at 11:50am for a 20 minute assembly will be sent home this week. Pupils will be able to leave with parents after the assembly but please inform myself before you leave the building.

Friday 23rd November 2018– ‘Sustainable palm oil’ Bake Sale

P5 are in the process of organising a bake sale to raise funds for the adoption of our class Orangutan, Keke and hope to host this to all pupils and teachers during the morning 0f Friday 23rd November. Details to follow.

Many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

 

 

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.

P4 Homework 23/10/18

P4 Homework –This week 23/10/18  there is only reading homework. 

Here is an updated explanation of what homework will be distributed weekly and which day it will be given.

Spelling– Distributed on a Tuesday, due the following Monday.

Word List or worksheet with assorted activities each week.

Numeracy– Distributed on a Tuesday, due the following Monday.

From the 6th November there will be some numeracy homework distributed as well as reading and spelling. Some weeks this will involve work that we have been completing in class or may be a Sumdog challenge. This is beginning the week after next as I am at camp next week.

Reading

Monday and Wednesday ( Hawks and Eagles)

These groups will have pages or chapters to read and occasional written activities to match. See reading records for details.

Tuesday and Thursday (Falcons and Ospreys)

These groups will have chapters and every second week, chapters and a written task to complete. See reading records for details.

 

 

P7 homework 01.10.18

CAMP MEETING – MONDAY 1  OCTOBER AT BURNBRAE PRIMARY, 7PM

Please remember that we have cross country and Boys Football events this week and forms and payment should be returned ASAP.

Parents Evening times have been handed out, Time is very tight wither night and there is little room to swap appointments,  If your time is not suitable please get in touch to meet me before or after school.

Homework

Pupils have been working on a fact file/personal project on Natural disasters.  They have a check list of THE MINUMUM requirements and, so far, have had 6 hours at school (over the course of last week), as well as home learning last week to get it half complete.  I have extended the Due in date to Wednesday 10th of October.  Pupils know there are high expectations for quality work.  The skill we are working on is note taking and writing these notes up in our own words to create new texts.

I have given out spelling books and pupils have identified the ways that they learn best.  They have spelling contracts at the front of their jotter.  The words are individualised and this week they are words which were mis spelled in our recent test.

NUMARACY- No homework but pupils MUST BE SECURE IN ALL TIMES TABLES which includes knowing the associated  division families eg. 6X4 = 24, 4 X 6 = 24, 24/4=6, 24/6=4 – Pupils should be able to answer these as quickly as they would answer, “what is your name?”

We have been learning about rounding decimals and decimal place value.  We have also been calculating time distances and learning to read train and airport timetables.