p3 Weekend Homework 26/04/2019

Hi all,

As you know reading books have not went out this week as we have been doing lots of assessments this week and possibly looking at moving some pupils groups.

Homework that has been sent home this week is a letter layout and a letter features checklist. The expectation is that the children will write me a letter  detailing what they have been doing in their Easter holidays. Children are to be encouraged to use cursive writing as well as varied connectives and punctuation. This is the only homework this week.

Thanks in advance for your support with this,

Miss Ramsay

Week Beginning 25/3/19

Literacy

This weeks spelling sounds ‘-y’ as the final syllable which makes an ‘ee’ sound as in ‘baby’, ‘jelly’ and ‘history’ found on list 22 of the spelling sheet . This is the main homework alongside reading this week.

Maths 

As normal select a task from the new home learning wall. Please remember to colour in tasks after you have done them so I can see what you have done at home and know when to issue a new home learning wall.

Reading 

Hedgehogs – Danny’s Fox

Tuesday – Chapter 2 and 3

Wednesday – Chapter 3 and 4

Thursday –Chapter 5 and 6

Friday – Chapter 7

Pandas – Captain Blackbeard saves the day

Tuesday – Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday – Chapter 3

Orangutans – The Masked Cleaning Ladies of Om

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday –Chapter 2

Thursday- Chapter 3

Tigers – Pocket Money

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Lost in the Jungle

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p17-24

Friday – p25-32

Miss Ramsay

Homework week beginning 18/3/19

Literacy

This weeks spelling sounds ‘ey’ as in ‘monkey’, ‘money’ and ‘key’ found on list 22 of the spelling sheet .

I have sent home a reading for understanding worksheet which is a non fiction sheet this week about spring since it is FINALLY here ! This is the main homework alongside reading this week.

Maths 

As normal select a task from the new home learning wall. Please remember to colour in tasks after you have done them so I can see what you have done at home and know when to issue a new home learning wall.

 

Reading 

Hedgehogs – Grace the Pirate

Tuesday – Chapter 2 and 3

Wednesday – Chapter 3 and 4

Thursday –Chapter 5 and 6

Friday – Chapter 7

Pandas – Janey’s Giants

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday – p9-16

Thursday – p16-24

Friday – p24-End

Orangutans – Purple Buttons

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday –Chapter 2

Thursday- Chapter 3

Tigers – The Viking Adventure

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Naughty Nicky’s Yellow car

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- Whole book

Friday – Reading booklets

Miss Ramsay

P3 Homework week beginning 11/3/2019

 

 

 

Red Nose Day

This Friday is Comic Relief. The enterprise has opted for a Disney theme and are welcoming donations for Comic Relief. Options for dressing up/down are fancy dress as a Disney/Fairy tale character or Disney/Fairy tale related clothing. We appreciate this is last minute, please do not feel obligated to buy something new for the occasion if children don’t have anything to fit the chosen theme they are encouraged to wear a red piece of clothing but of course school uniform is fine too.

Literacy

This weeks spelling sounds are is ‘or’ and ‘al ‘, ‘aw’ and ‘au’ as in fork, jaw, walk and fault found on list 21 of the spelling sheet . However spelling homework this week is optional.

I have sent home a reading for understanding worksheet based on the children’s fairy tale ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’. This is the main homework alongside reading this week.

Maths 

As normal select a task from the new home learning wall. Please remember to colour in tasks after you have done them so I can see what you have done at home and know when to issue a new home learning wall.

 

Reading 

Hedgehogs – Climbing in the Dark

Tuesday – Chapter 2 and 3

Wednesday – 3 and 4

Thursday – 5 and 6

Pandas – Amy the hedgehog girl

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday – p9-16

Thursday – p16-24

Friday – p24-End

Orangutans – Jellyfish Shoes

Tuesday –Chapter 1 and 2

Wednesday –Chapter 3 and 4

Thursday- Chapter 5

Tigers – The Evil Genie

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Aunt Lee in hospital

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- Whole book

Friday – Reading booklets

Miss Ramsay

 

p3 Homework week beginning 4/3/19

Hi all,

Big apologies for the lack of post last week. As p3 know I can be a little bit silly and I realised I have written last weeks post and clicked save as draft instead of  publish! I didn’t even notice until now as I write this weeks. So once again apologies.

Request

P3 have been learning all about measure and having covered weight and length we are now looking at capacity. A fun activity we are looking to do is to create our very own lava lamps. Similarly we are building lots of models to further our learning in our new ‘Human Body’ topic. If you have any plastic bottles (of any size) at home or glass jars (don’t have to have lids) I would really appreciate if you could donate them to us to help us with our active learning.

Homework

Many of the children’s homework jotters went home unmarked as they weren’t handed in on Monday. I will look over them and mark them this coming Monday if they are handed in.

Literacy

This weeks spelling sounds are is ‘ou’ and ‘ow ‘ as in ‘cloud’ and ‘crowd’ found on list 21 of the spelling sheet . However spelling homework this week is optional. In its place I have sent home a reading for understanding worksheet based on the children’s fairy tale ‘The Enormous Turnip’. Reading for understanding is equally if not more important as reading for fluency. In class, many children have been finding this type of work particularly challenging therefore I will be sending home a new one each week for the next few weeks to give the children more experience doing this.

Maths 

As normal select a task from the home learning wall. Please remember to colour in tasks after you have done them so I can see what you have done at home and know when to issue a new home learning wall.

New numeracy learning walls next week!

Reading 

Hedgehogs – Petey

Tuesday – Chapter 2

Wednesday – Chapter 3

Thursday – Chapter 4-5

Friday- Chapter 6 and ‘Some years later’

Pandas – Bertha’s Secret Battle

Tuesday –p3-13

Wednesday – p14-23

Thursday – p23-end

Orangutans – Jungle Shorts

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday –Chapter 2

Thursday- Chapter 3

Tigers – The Kidnappers

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Naughty Nicky runs away

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- Whole book

Friday – Reading booklets

Miss Ramsay

 

ONLINE AND COMPUTER SAFETY UPDATE

Safety Online!

Screen Addiction

e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Loanhead Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Recently, many of the children have been talking about the Momo challenge and have been increasingly worried about it.  Like many of these online phenomenon the publicity and hype has made this a lot bigger than it needs to be.  For a quick briefing on it see the link below.

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/three-minute-briefing-momo-challenge

MOMO INFO

It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching

nICE
CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Image searching

Pics4Learning
picsearch

Gaming

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here

FORTNIGHT BATTLE ROYAL – WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

Social Media Platform Guides

Click here to access to modern and relevant information on the most popular online phenomenons and social media platforms

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

Insta advice

Snapchat Info

WhatsApp Info

YouTube Info

 

P7 News and Information 18.2.19

*SCIENCE WEEK* We kicked off science week with a workshop called Fizz, Boom, Bang – pupils created fizzy, colour changing solutions and can identify different pHs of solutions. Photos below

Pupils will be encouraged to work within set times, unfinished work is going to be sent home regularly.  We are looking at presentation of work as a lot of work is now profiled for High School.

Pupils MUST be learning how to tell times and know their times tables as quickly as they can answer “what is your name?”  Test your child, can they do this for all times tables? They NEED this skill for high school.

HOMEWORK Unfinished maths booklets have been sent home for Thursday,  Pupils also have the following maths and literacy work to complete.  Please check and sign.

P7 Homework 18.2.19-11g543x

Please can pupils also cover their jotters

In class we are learning about being kind and are reading the novel Wonder.  Pupils should also always have a book of their choie to read at home and in school.

A key theme emerging from parents night is about being nice to everyone – including on social media.  The majority of parents saying the class group chat is a cause for concern – may I remind you to regularly check your child’s phone as prank calling and cyber bullying are crimes.

 

P3 Homework w/b 18/2/2019

Hi all,

This week in school is science week! It was kicked off today by the fabulous company Generation Science who took the kids for a brilliant workshop all about forces. The kids enjoyed this immensely.

Our science focus for the rest of the week will be centered around the body. In particular the skeleton!

As usual homework will go out on Tuesday and be returned the following Monday.

 

Spelling

This weeks spelling pattern is controlled vowels.  We are focusing on ‘er’ , ‘ir’ and ‘ur’ as in fern, girl, burn. When a vowel comes before an ‘r’ the vowel sound is changed. ‘er‘ makes the /r/ sound, and so do ‘ir‘ and ‘ur‘. When the /r/ sound is at the end of a 2 or more syllable word, the sound is usually spelled with the ‘er‘, but there is no rule of when to use ‘ir‘ and ‘ur‘. The corresponding spelling list for this is spelling list 19 which is only titled ‘er’.

Copy the spelling words in one of the ways suggested on the spelling menu and write 3 sentences.

Maths-

No maths homework this week.

 

Topic-

As we begin to round off our Scottish Inventors topic I would like the children to do a short 2 minute talk about a Scottish inventor after having conducted their own research at home. Children can if they wish use a powerpoint and notes. They may also discuss one of the inventors they have learned in school but are encouraged to research their own inventor at home.

I appreciate this takes some preparation time so children will also be given their IT time in class to research this. The speeches will be heard in small groups and will take place on Thursday the 28th  of February and on Friday the 1st of March.

Reading 

As it is science week we will have another non fiction week! This will comprise of reading and research activities.

Hedgehogs –

Tuesday – p1-12

Wednesday –  p13-24

Thursday – Research a favourite dinosaur.

Friday- Create a poster for your researched dinosaur and become a dinosaur hunter!

Pandas – Your Body, Inside Out

Tuesday – p1-12

Wednesday – p13-24

Thursday – Pick a favourite section and research that area of the body further.

Friday – Create a poster for your researched body part/system

Orangutans – 

Tuesday – p1-12

Wednesday – p13-24

Thursday- Research facts about one other planet in the solar system.

Friday – Create a poster for your researched planet.

Tigers – Zoom Out

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p9-16

Thursday- Research facts about one other planet in the solar system.

Friday – Create a poster for your researched planet.

Polar Bears – Grans Birthday and Animal Life Cycles (Polar Bears will receive two books this week. Check book bags for a note.)

Child Reading : Gran’s Birthday

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p9-16

Thursday- Share Animal Life Cyles p1-12 with parent/sibling

Friday – Share Animal Life Cycles p13-p24 with parent/sibling

 

PE Days – Tuesday and Wednesday

Miss Ramsay

ps- Just a quick reminder that toys should not be brought to school unless it is a Friday Golden toy. Thanks 🙂