Pancake day

Good Morning ☺️

I hope you are all safe and well.


Today is Pancake Day 🥞

Whos making yummy pancakes today? Either for breakfast or lunch or after dinner? We would love to see your pancakes . I know at nursery when we make pancakes the boys and girls love to see the pancakes flip up in the air. 

 

Here is a simple recipe to make your own yummy pancakes to try at home.

 

Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1                Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk and 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.
  • STEP 2

    Set your frying pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.

  • STEP 3 

    When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, you can keep them warm in the oven whilst you cook more. 

  • STEP 4            Serve with your favourite topping.
    Do you like jam? Chocolate, strawberries? Syrup? Bananas? Butter?
    Let us know your favourite pancake topping. You can email some photos to your child’s keyworker.
     

Remember and stay really safe when frying your pancakes, use your good listening to adults and  stay back from the hot cooker and oven. And enjoy 🥞🥞 

Homemade play dough

Good Morning, 

who would like to try making their own play dough?

All children at nursery love working at our play dough station. This provides endless sensory fun and allows children to explore different sizes, shapes, patterns and promotes imaginative play. 

All you need is-

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar 
  • 1/2 cup of salt 
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 
  • 1 cup of water 
  • food colouring 

Method 


1. In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar) and mix well.

2. Mix food coloring with your water first. Then add the vegetable oil and water with food coloring to a large pot. Mix together. (Food colouring is optional). 

3. Add the dry ingredients to your pot and mix well.

4. Cool over a low heat until the dough starts to form and becomes dry.

 

5. Once it starts to form a ball together and looks fully cooked, take it off the heat. Let the dough cool first before touching. 

6. Once cool, knead the dough for 5 minutes to make the dough soft. 

Children also enjoy adding different scents to the play dough or textures for example glitters, seeds etc.

 

You can also follow the above recipe for a no cook play dough recipe using a large bowl missing out the cream of tartar and mix with cold water.

 

I hope you all have a great day today.

 

From everyone at nursery ☺️

 

 

 

Numeracy Activity

Good Morning,

Below you will find an easy yet effective numeracy task. All you need is a piece of paper, a pen and some items from around the house to use as counters. The following numeracy activity will provide fun and a hands on way of teaching your child numbers and one-to-one correspondence. The following activity also will help with number recognition and counting. You can challenge your child further by adding on greater numbers maybe to 20.

 

We would love to hear some feedback and you can also send some photos to your child’s keyworker too. Continue reading

Ice Block Sculptures

Hello Everyone!! The weather is still very cold and almost every morning I’m waking up to see frost, sometimes snow out in my garden!! I know some of you will have been looking at your footsteps in the snow, maybe writing your name in the snow and I bet there have been a few snowmen standing over the past few weeks!  If you watch the weather this week with a grown up you could hear them say we are expecting snow again!

Did you know you could make your own beautiful ice block sculpture to leave out in your garden and you won’t need a lot of help from your grown up!

What you will need is;  a plastic cup (or empty yoghurt pot … something that shape you can fill with water!),  some small leaves, berries, small twigs that will fit nicely inside your pot or cup, water and a cold outdoors space.

Fill your container with water and items that you’ve found maybe in your garden or out on a walk and leave your container outside overnight!  In the morning if the temperature has been cold enough you should be able to see the water has now frozen!  And like you would a sandcastle, turn your container upside down and see your frozen ice block sculpture!

We would love to see pictures!  Why don’t you take a picture for us!

Remember your gloves when playing out in the cold!  This is a great opportunity for you to practice putting your gloves on, this is a tricky skill to master!!

 

P3 Info/Homework – 9/11/20

Hi all,

Can you believe we are in the second week of November already?! This year has flown by and what an odd year it has been. Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of LPS!

Things to note this week:

-Mrs Cummings will be teaching p3 on Wednesday this week. As of next Monday it will return to myself every day.

-Poppies are available in school all week should you wish to donate. We have a suggested donation of £1.

-We will be observing a two minutes silence on Wednesday in school for Remembrance Day. We of course understand that this can be challenging for some children but we would appreciate it if you could discuss the importance of being respectful during this time with your child.

-This Friday is a dress down day in support of Children in Need, again, any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

-Christmas Cards from p3 WILL be sent home this week. I apologise for the delay, as a result there will be a short extension ’til Thursday for payment

Moving forward we are keen to keep PE outdoors where ever it is possible so can we please ask that ALL children wear comfy clothes and bring warm / waterproof jackets. This of course may change depending on weather as we move into colder months. PE is on Wednesday as per usual.

Can all children also bring a jumper or wear layers as it is a requirement that we keep windows open in the school, as advised, for ventilation. Some children have been saying they are cold as they don’t have jumpers. We do have a small selection of spare jumpers if people do forget but some children don’t like wearing other people’s things.

Can you please make sure your child has a coat, water bottle and snack every day.

Here is the reading and spelling homework for the week:

Reading:

Stripes: The Finest in the Land.

Monday – page 1-8
Tuesday –  page 9-16
Wednesday – page 17-24
Thursday – page 25-32

Zigs Zags: The Bully

Monday – page 1-8
Tuesday –  page 9-16
Wednesday – page 17 -24
Thursday – page 25-32

Spots: Berty Wiggins Amazing Ears

Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday –  Chapter 2
Wednesday –Chapter 3
Thursday – Reading Task

Select a task of your choice from the suggested activities provided.

Polka Dots: Here Comes Trouble

Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday –  Chapter 2
Wednesday – Chapter 3
Thursday – Chapter 4

Waves: The Web

Sounds and words every day plus

Monday – page 4-5
Tuesday –  page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

Lightening Bolts: Let’s Sing

Sounds and words every day plus

Monday – page 4-5
Tuesday –  page 6-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

SPELLING

The children have been split into groups for spelling. Their spelling words are stapled into the blue homework jotter. These words need to be learnt and the children should look out for other words of the same spelling pattern when they are reading.

Please use the grid to help learn the spellings or use LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK.

Red Group: ‘nd and nk’ sound at the end of words.

Words such as: bank, drink, band, playground

Yellow Group: a_e

For this spelling pattern it is essential that children know their vowel sounds a, e i , o, u and letter names , which written phonetically sound like AY, EA, IE, OA ,UE.

We talk about the silent e jumping over the consonant to change the vowel sound. The song below can provide a helpful reminder.

Green Group: Word lists in the homework jotter.

Numeracy:

Please complete an activity from the grid in the back of the homework jotter.

In the reports that were recently sent out many children were given the target to review their number bonds to 10. It is absolutely crucial that your child knows these number facts off by heart, without the use of manipulatives and counting on fingers . Knowledge of number bonds to ten really does impact on so many other processes and more difficult questions in numeracy as we go through the first level curriculum. Below is a Big Maths Task card which we use in school. Your goal should be for your child to answer each of these questions to demonstrate a good foundational understanding of number.

 

 

In school when working on number bonds we often discuss ten frames as seen below:

or part, part, whole diagrams

These are useful visual tools for children to understand how whole numbers can be broken apart.

Topmarks online has many great online games to promote fast recall of number facts:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16

However if you would like a pack of work more similar to the examples above or with some number bond games in it to reduce screen time please email me at:

k.ramsay@mgfl.net.

In addition to this many children had number stories as one of their targets. I have included a useful link below about this.

What Are Number Stories? The Essential Guide

I hope some of this is helpful and thank you to all parents who returned their forms in from your child’s report cards already.

Have a fab week everyone!

Kirsteen Ramsay

P3 week beginning 27/10/20

Primary 3
Please can all children bring a jumper or wear layers as it is a requirement that we keep windows open in the school, as advised, for ventilation. Some children have been saying they are cold as they don’t have jumpers. We do have a small selection of spare jumpers if people do forget but some children don’t like wearing other people’s things.
Can you please make sure your child has a coat, water bottle and snack every day.
Here is the reading and spelling homework for the week:
Reading:
Stripes: Key Trouble
Tuesday – pages 1-11
Wednesday pages 12 -22
Thursday pages – pages 23 – 32

Zigs Zags: The Willow Pattern Plot
Tuesday – pages 1-11
Wednesday pages 12 -22
Thursday pages – pages 23 – 32

Spots: Jelly Fish Shoes
Tuesday – Chapter 1 & 2
Wednesday – Chapter 3
Thursday – Chapter 4 & 5

Polka Dots: Pass the Ball Grandad
Tuesday – Chapter 1 & 2
Wednesday – Chapter 3
Thursday – Task
Waves: Black Hat Bob
Sounds and words every day plus
Tuesday – page 4-9
Wednesday – page 10 -12
Thursday – page 13 -15

SPELLING
The children have been split into groups for spelling. Their spelling words are stapled into the blue homework jotter. These words need to be learnt and the children should look out for other words of the same spelling pattern when they are reading.
Please use the grid to help learn the spellings or use LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK.
Red Group: ‘ck’ sound at the end of words. The rule for this is that there is a vowel with a short sound immediately before the ‘ck’ and the word is short with one syllable.
Yellow Group: a_e, i_e, o_e and u_e (magic e)
Rule: The ‘e’ on the end makes the previous vowel say a long sound.
Green Group: Word lists in the homework jotter.
Numeracy:
Please complete an activity from the grid in the back of the homework jotter.
PE on Wednesday as usual – please wear comfy clothes and bring warm / waterproof jackets as PE is not allowed to be done indoors.
Many thanks
Lisa Cumming and Kirsteen Ramsay