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 🙂

p3 Homework w/b 5/2/19

Hi all,

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

Junk

Thank you for all of your contributions! We have had loads of fantastic stuff brought in for our junk modelling , p3 are very excited.

Spelling

This weeks spelling pattern is the long o vowel sound made using ‘ue’ ‘ck’ and ‘k’ as in neck and book . We talk about ‘ck’ as protector ck as in protects short vowel sounds from being lonely. For example: b a ck, p i nk, th i nk.  These can be found on Spelling list 16 on the final list.

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

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.

Reading 

Hedgehogs – Spooky

Tuesday – Chapter 1-2

Wednesday – Chapter 3-4

Thursday – Chapter 5-6

Friday- Chapter 7-8

Pandas – Bertie Wiggins Amazing Ears

Tuesday –p1-10

Wednesday – p10-20

Thursday – p20-end

Orangutans – Dutch Adventure

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Tigers – 

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Silly Children

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- whole book

 

 

 

p3 Homeworks Week beginning 28.1.19

  1. Hi all,

Quick reminder to return parents night slips as I did find a  few in children’s book bags so hopefully they have remembered to give them to you! Look forward to seeing you next week.

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

Junk

Our new topic this term is Scottish inventors and I am hoping we can inspire the kids to get inventing themselves! If you have anything at home suitable for junk modelling could you send it in with your child. Any contribution would be much appreciated.

Spelling

This weeks spelling pattern is the long o vowel sound made using ‘ue’ ‘u_e’ and ‘ew’ as in rescue, cube and few. These can be found on Spelling list 16 on the new spelling words issued this week.

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

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.

Reading 

Hedgehogs – The Revenge of Captain Blood

Tuesday – Chapter 2 and 3

Wednesday – Chapter 4

Thursday –Chapter 5

Pandas – Hard to Please

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday – Chapter 3

Orangutans – The Flying Machine

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24 – End

Tigers – The Hunt for Gold

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24 – End

Polar Bears – The Runaway Van

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- Whole Book

 

 

 

P4 Homework 22/01/19

P4 Homework   22/01/19

Remember written homework is due in on Mondays

Reading-

 

See reading records and website for details

 

 

 

Spelling – a sound (ah)      magic e

mat                mate              amazing              name

fat                  fate                after                    came

hat                 hate                asked                  case

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 the words in your jotter and write, cover, copy, check

2.       Write one sentence per word.

Your child may have some additional spelling work in their bags from Mrs Black.

 

Numeracy

There is another Sumdog challenge on Sumdog and the children should all have their sumdog passwords.

 

 

 

p3 Homework 22/01/2019

Hi all,

Apologies for the written homework not returning last week, unfortunately I was off work ill at the start of the week. I hope everyone had a fantastic time over the holidays and that your children are enjoying being back in the swing of things in school.

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

Missing Jotters and Folders

Upon organising the homework I noticed quite a few children are missing jotters or folders which makes it difficult to ensure that all the children are getting their homework and keeping their things together without going missing. If you find  child does have a missing jotter could you send me in a little note and I will get them a new one and similarly with the reading folders as I can provide a poly pocket for them to use.

Spelling

This weeks spelling pattern is the long o vowel sound made using ‘oa’ ‘o_e’ and ‘ow’ as in boat, stone and bow. These can be found on Spelling list 16 on the new spelling words issued this week.

Can I ask that you are getting the children to also write a minimum of three sentences as well as practicing their spelling words as good sentence structure is something many of the children are not using within class. Your children should now be aware of vocabulary including adjectives, nouns, proper nouns and verbs as well as punctuation including full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas and speech marks and are encouraged to use these within their writing.

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.

Reading 

HedgehogsThe Case of the Smiling Shark

Tuesday – Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2-3

Thursday –Chapter 4-5

Friday – Chapter 6

Pandas – Coming Clean

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday – Chapter 3

Orangutans – The Litter Queen

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24 – End

Tigers – The Jigsaw Puzzle

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24 – End

Polar Bears – Friends

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24 – End

 

*Please note there has been some changes within the reading groups the children are aware of these changes if unsure double check with your child what group they are reading with in class. There will also be a note in your child’s reading record.

 

P4 Homework 15/01/19

P4 Homework   15/01/18

Remember written homework is due in on Mondays

Reading-

See reading records and website for details

Hawks and Eagles reading starts tomorrow (Wednesday)

 

Spelling   the prefix al- (making the all or ol sound)

 

 

also             altogether   ( al   to   get   her)

almost       already          always

alter           although

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 the words in your jotter and write, cover, copy, check

2.       Write one sentence per word.

Your child may have some additional spelling work in their bags from Mrs Black.

Numeracy

There is another Sumdog challenge on Sumdog and the children should all have their sumdog passwords.

P5 Homework w/c 7.1.19

Happy New Year!

Welcome back and hope everyone has enjoyed a restful holiday. A huge thank you for your generosity to both Mrs Roy and myself for all the Christmas gifts.

We got off to busy start to the term on Tuesday writing our New Year Resolutions for 2019 and hope to make this year another memorable and fun learning experience for all.

As we enjoy a week of celebrating all things Scottish, pupils have chosen a poem to learn and recite in class next week. Two pupils will then be chosen to go forward to represent P5 in the Loanhead PS Scottish Poetry Competition on Friday 25th January 2019. Pupils chose from the following three poems:

  • Postie, by JK Annand
  • Heron, by JK Annand
  • The Sair Finger, by Walter Wingate

P5 will also be learning both ‘O’Flower of Scotland’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne’ during class time and will enjoy singing these with the whole school during our up and coming assemblies.

The only other homework this week will be our normal 10 spelling words and associated activity cards.

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.

 

Up and coming events:

Tuesday 22nd January to Tuesday 5th March 2019 Pupil Talks (details to follow)

Wednesday 6th February 2019 Parent Consultations, 17:30 – 20.30pm

Thursday 7th February 2019 Parent Consultations, 15:30 – 17.30pm

Monday 11th February – Friday 15th February 2019 – Holiday

PE – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Finally, a reminder that children should have a pair of indoor shoes to change into. This ensures the floors are kept clean, in particular classroom carpets where children sit when sharing news etc.

Many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P4 Homework 4/12/18

P4 Homework   4/12/18

Remember written homework is due in on Mondays

Reading-

 

See reading records and website for details

 

Silent letters are letters that we don’t say when we are speaking but do write in the word.

There is also a double letter word there too.

Wrapping         numb

Wrap                 thumb

Wrapped          crumb

Wreath

Wrong

Write

Christmas

 

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 the words in your jotter and underline or highlight the silent letter.

2.       Write one sentence per word

 

 

Numeracy

There is another Sumdog challenge on Sumdog and the children should all have their sumdog passwords.