Primary 3 Homework – Week from 20th February

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 20th February

Our topic on the North and South Poles is really taking off now as we think about what these amazing places are like and what kinds of animals can survive there.

Please see below my note on written subtraction methods.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Reading

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

I am going to stop writing down when children have been heard reading aloud on these grids because it has proved impossible to keep this up to date. All the children are heard three times a week on average – sometimes twice or sometimes four times depending on what else is happening. From now on I will only write notes on the reading grids if there is something specific to raise. I hope that is OK.

 

Spelling

More common words that people have been finding tricky.

taking                          cold

walked                         there

called                           their

Please could we practise them using our usual look, say, cover, write and check method and then write sentences using them?

Numeracy

As you help the children with columns subtraction, please be aware that there are some slightly different ways of doing these written sums and it will be helpful if we can all use the same method. For example, the way I was taught is different from what I would now teach. The reason is that the decomposition method (shown below) reflects most closely the underlying concepts of place value and subtraction. The other ways work fine but they can be a bit confusing for some children.

 

6 5                 Take 4 away from 5 to get 1 in the units column.

 – 3 4                 Take 3 away from 6 to get 3 in the tens column.

____

You can’t take 5 from 2, so you decompose the

  56 12                6 tens to become 5 tens and 1 ten moves across.

 – 3   5               You now have 12 minus 5 which gives 7 in the

___­__­              units column. In the tens column you then take 3

away from 5 which gives 2.

 

Our motto is:

          If it’s too big on the floor… steal one from next door.

This goes with other golden rules:

– Start with the units

– Never take the top number away from the bottom

– When you write a sum, line up the columns correctly

 

To practise at home:

43 – 22                     87 – 62                     63 – 28                   91 – 72

86 – 39                    364 – 226             506 – 262                544 – 245

P7 Homework 19/2/18

All pupils have to finish their reading novels to the end for next Mon.

Pupils have a decimals worksheet for maths (due on Fri), we have been working on multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

I have set a personal challenge of no screens after 8pm- this is not compulsory but a good talking point given that the class have screen obsessions.

We have been learning to tell the time in French – pupils would benefit from revising this.

For the parents organising the day out. We chatted about it and pupils voted on their top 3. See below.

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 13th February

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 13th February

Our homework will be a bit different this week because of the half-term days off. I hope everybody has a good break.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

Temperatures Around the World

In class we have been talking about the temperature each day, linking to our topic on the north and south poles. We have also been making globes to help us investigate why temperatures vary in different places and at different times of the year.

Please could you help the children to find out the temperature in some different places around the world? This information can be found online (e.g. BBC Weather) or in most newspapers.

In class we have talked about the seven continents. We have also considered how places are usually warmer if they are near the equator. We are starting to talk about “north” and “south”.

What I have in mind is a list of about 5 places with:

– the daytime temperature in oC

– which continent the place is in

– if the place is near the equator or north / south

E.g. Cairo (Egypt), Africa, 19oC, north of equator but quite near

It might be best to start with places the children have already heard of. Otherwise capital cities would be good to use.

 

Numeracy

I will not set a new Sum Dog challenge, but the children can still get good practice on this if they would like.

Aside from this, it is always helpful to practise our Learnits for Big Maths. If anybody needs replacement flashcards then please let me know.

 

Reading

We won’t have new class reading books this week.

 

Spelling

I have picked out some words that lots of people in the class have been struggling with recently.

staying                        suddenly

dream                         doing

going                           thought

caught

Please could we practise them using our usual look, say, cover, write and check method and then write sentences using them?

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 6th February

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 6th February

It was great speaking to parents last week with the drop-in session and then assembly. If anyone couldn’t make it or would like to follow up on questions, please do let me know any time.

Our main topic for the term will be the North and South Poles. We will begin by thinking about Earth as a spinning globe with an axis and orbit round the Sun. This will explain why the Poles are such special places, and so chilly!

Thank you for sending in wedding pictures. Any more would still be very welcome.

Thanks also to those who can help on the Vogrie Park trip on 5th May. We now have the adult help Mrs Duncan was hoping for. (Mrs Duncan is our P.E. specialist and will be running this trip.)

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

This week we are continuing with subtraction. We will need a tiny bit more practice before starting on the columns method. Please have a go using empty number lines to solve:

25 – 14 =                     25 – 17 =                     43 – 24 =

43 – 29 =                     56 – 38 =                     132 – 66 =

An empty number line is just a line that you then write numbers and ‘jumps’ onto as a support to mental processing.

Thank you for your feedback about Sum Dog. I have set another subtraction challenge for this week. However, if you would like a break from Sum Dog, the following link will take you to a very useful game which allows you to set your own difficulty:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids

 

Reading

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

 

Literacy

In class we have been thinking about when it is correct to use to, too or two. Confidence is growing on this, but a bit more practice will hopefully pin this down.

Use all three words (to, too and two) in sentences?

 

Spelling

Please could we practise these words from our new topic using the look – say – cover – write – check technique. No need for sentences if you have had a go at to, too and two.

Earth                           sphere

orbit                            rotate

hemisphere                 equator

axis

P4 Homework 06/02/18

Reading

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

See Reading Records:

On TuesdayThursday for J.K Rowling-  Learn to be a  summariser and word detective activity sheet- in reading records. Reading for Thursday 8th and Word Detective activity for Tuesday 13th

On Tuesday, Thursday for Julia Donaldson

On MondayWednesday, Thursday for Roald Dahl and Jeff Kinney- Word Detective activity for Jeff Kinney for Tuesday 13th

Enid Blyton- Given on Tuesdays- Learn to be a  Word detective activity sheet- in reading records. For Tuesday 13th

David Walliams- Given on Tuesdays- Learn to be a  summariser and word detective activity sheet- in reading records. For Tuesday 13th

 

Spelling – HANDED OUT WEDNESDAY 7TH BECAUSE i FORGOT TO BRING HOMEWORK JOTTERS BACK TO SCHOOL!

Activities 7/2/18:

  1. Jan/ February Spelling activity challenge- earn 20 points.
  2. Think of as many more words with your spelling sound as you can.

Children have been give new Spelling challenge sheets and now should earn 20 points.

They have new spelling groups also.

Dolphins- magic e with i      e.g. nice   rice   bike

Pigs- oa  e.g. boat  throat

Parrots- double consonants  nn, ll, pp, tt,    e.g. ball, dropped, binned, sipped, butter. Try and explain the spelling rule to your family. Think vowel sandwich.

I have told the children that they can also learn the sounds and patterns from the other groups if they wish so this is why your child may have more than one word list home.

Numeracy- NEW

I have sent each child home with a small envelop with Learn its in them. Please hold these up for your child so they can answer the sum on the front. When they can say each sum as quickly, or almost as quickly as they know their name then you can put a tick on the back.

When they have five ticks on each card they can put them in the bin! When there are no learn its left in their envelope, or they are getting low, they can come for more. The next things are 4 and 9 x table, subtraction and division. Just let me know when you want more.

P4 Homework 30/01/18

Reading

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

See Reading Records:

On TuesdayThursday for J.K Rowling-  Learn to be a  summariser and word detective activity sheet- in reading records. Reading for Thursday 1st and Summariser work for Tuesday 5th

On Tuesday, Thursday for Julia Donaldson

On MondayWednesday, Thursday for Roald Dahl and Jeff Kinney- Summariser activity for Jeff Kinney for Tuesday 5th

Enid Blyton- Given on Tuesdays- Learn to be a  summariser and word detective activity sheet- in reading records. For Tuesday 5th

David Walliams- Given on Tuesdays- Learn to be a  summariser and word detective activity sheet- in reading records. For Tuesday 5th

 

Spelling 

Activities 30/0/18:

  1. Jan/ February Spelling activity challenge- earn 20 points.
  2. Write two sentences with your spelling words and a connective (but, because, so, then, however, meanwhile, therefore, consequently).

Children have been give new Spelling challenge sheets and now should earn 20 points.

They have new spelling groups also.

Dolphins- magic e    a-e     e.g. came  same

Pigs- ai     e.g. maid   said

Parrots all-al      e.g. walk     fall   small

I have told the children that they can also learn the sounds and patterns from the other groups if they wish so this is why your child may have more than one word list home.

Primary 3 Homework from 30th January

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 30th January

We’re really looking forward to Friday’s assembly and showing all our learning about Scotland. It’ll be great to see you there if you are able to make it (11:45am).

In RME with Mrs Wallace the children are going to be learning about weddings. If you have any photos from family weddings it would be fun for the children to see some in class. Please don’t send anything too precious though! A copy or even a drawing of the photo would be absolutely fine.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

In numeracy this week we will have a final ‘exit pass’ to check understanding of the columns method for addition. I have been very pleased with how well this has been picked up.

After addition we are now moving on to subtraction. To start with we will go back to empty number lines to ensure solid understanding of this process. Then (next week) we will look at the written method for subtraction in columns, which people often find slightly trickier than the method for addition.

To get our brains fired up for all this, I have set a new Sum Dog challenge which is focussed on subtraction.

Please let me know if you need a reminder of login details or if you have been having any compatibility issues.

 

Reading

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

 

Writing

To help develop our VCOP, the children are each going to start a writing Swag Bag. This is somewhere they can write down great words or phrases that they come across, storing them up for whenever we are writing and they need some inspiration.

To get a few things in the bag, please could everyone try to find four ‘wow words’ this week? A wow word can be something we just like, or maybe a new word that we did not know before. They could come from reading online, story books or a newspaper. They could even come from something we hear.

If these four words are written into homework jotters they can then be copied across in class.

 

Spelling

A few common words have been cropping up as common mistakes. Please could we practise these (look – say – cover – write – check) and then use them in sentences.

every                           everyone

come                           some

someone                     never

P7 Info 29.1.18

Pupils will be reciting their Burns Poetry on Tues – I cannot wait to hear them, they have been working so hard on these!

Their Scots Person from the Enlightenment project/presentation is for Feb 9th but I am aware many are complete so we may see some sooner.

This week in Maths and Numeracy we are working on revision of division with the written method e.g. 4/2576 and we are consolidating Measure (Length, area, volume and Weight)

Homework is for Monday 5th Feb and Pupils have a green maths homework jotter and a pink literacy homework jotter.

Literacy homework – re write the passage correctly using a dictionary to correct the spelling – correctly spelled words may be written in colour or underlined.  Please encourage quality presentation for homework.

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Pupils should bring full PE kits Tues/Thurs inc indoor shoes.  ALL JEWELLERY MUST BE REMOVED OR TAPED UP as per High School policy.