Well I cant believe we are at the Easter holidays already.
This week I am only sending reading homework home so please see their red cards as usual.
Monday is Epilepsy Awareness Day so to show are support for this the children and staff have been asked to wear something purple if you are able to.
On Tuesday the class will have their last gymnastics session – this has been a great experience for them and they have all enjoyed it.
Thursday is the last day of term. We will be learning about the Easter story and having some spring / Easter crafts during the morning. The pupil council have organised a fun carrot hunt for the children in the morning. In the afternoon we are walking to church for an Easter Service.
I have noticed that the size of the toys that the children are bringing in for Golden Time is increasing. I am happy for them to bring a ‘small‘ item from home if they wish. (NB. The care of the toy is the child’s responsibility.)
I will send home PE kit for washing and indoor shoes for size checking as I have noticed that some of the class have grown!
Have a lovely Spring break and see you all in April!
This term seems to have flown past and we are now starting the final week before the Easter holidays. A reminder that school finishes up on Thursday at 3:15pm.
Children will be asked to bring PE kits and indoor shoes home to check/wash/ repair/replace for the new term, starting on Tuesday 17th April.
There will be no new homework this week apart from finishing current reading books. I’ll collect the red spelling jotters in on Monday. We were doing assessments last week and so, I did not hear all the reading that I usually do.
Monday – wear something purple to show support for our ‘epilepsy awareness’ day. It can be something very small like a hairband or watch or bigger, like a T-shirt.
PE – will be on Tuesday and possibly Thursday, if I can get a hall in the morning.
Wednesday – The school gardener Paulo will be back to work with P2 to pot up sunflower seedlings.
Thursday – We’ll have an Easter activity morning, including crafts/games and the P7 House Captains, have organised a ‘carrot hunt’ for each class. Then, it’s off to church in the afternoon for the traditional Easter service with Mr Duffin.
Topic– we’ll finish up our topic on electricity. Last week, children investigated conductors and insulators. Next term, we’ll have topics on the seashore, a local study and Health Week.
Thanks for your support,
Miss S Brunt
CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS ARE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) PLEASE WEAR UNIFORM! Please note that the expectation is for pupils to wear school uniform and have no false nails, make up etc in school. Hoop earrings or dangley earrings are also not permitted.
Maths homework which consolidates class learning from the past 2 weeks was given out on the 19th and is due in on the 26th. We are also working on algebra, probability and finding patterns in data and using these to create formula.
We are reading the Wizard of Oz in class and also studying robots which the class are enjoying.
I would like if pupils could spend time on SUMDOG and hour of code to brush up on skills set.
A few pupils are still attending school not ready to learn because they have not had enough sleep. Please can we work together to promote good health and wellbeing. To much “gaming” is having an obvious effect on learning.
Primary 3 Homework – Week from 20th March
This week in class we are going to be doing some literacy assessments. These are intended to identify gaps in understanding so that we know what to focus on next term.
We are looking back at lots of areas of numeracy work, ahead of maths assessments next week. Anything you want to choose from the following list will therefore be helpful reinforcement.
- Fractions puzzle
Jane ate half a pizza. Kate ate two quarters of a pizza. Who ate more? (Hint: It may be helpful to draw a picture.)
Sally ate three pieces of pizza that were all the same size. In the end she had eaten the same amount as Jane. What fraction of a pizza must each of Sally’s slices have been?
- Time puzzle
Mike went to bed at eight o’clock. Draw what his bedroom clock would have looked like.
Mike has a little brother called Alf. Alf goes to bed two hours before Mike does. Draw the time that would have been showing on the clock at Alf’s bedtime.
I have also put up a new SumDog challenge.
Pages from class books to be read at home will be written down in the grids as usual.
Instead of simply carrying on up to a certain page for the first part of this week’s reading homework, some of the children are being asked to choose just one page, and practice reading this with expression. Please look out for a comment on reading grids to see if this applies.
More words that people have been finding tricky. Please could we practise them using our usual look, say, cover, write and check method and then write sentences using them?
Monday 19th MArch
Please READ, COVER< WRITE, CHECK words twice in jotter.
Chocolates – complete 2 activities
Lollipops and Gummy Bears – complete 1 activity and the sheet.
For Monday 26th March
Reading: Please see the red card as usual and continue with words in the word tin.
Phonics: We will be learning ‘sc’, ‘sk’ and ‘sn’ this week.
Spelling: Please see the green jotter for the words for this week. These words are really helpful for their writing and reading.
As we have been learning about ‘Toys’ this term particularly toys from the past. I am asking the children to speak to parents/ Grandparents /Aunties and Uncles etc about the toys and games that they used to play when they were young. I will send home a sheet this week for them to gather some information, they will need some help from you to complete this.
If any of you have any toys that were yours when you were a child if you are happy for us to see them please could you send them in (we will be very careful with them).
The children seem to be really enjoying their gymnastics sessions – I think next week is their last session.
*I forgot to say, in my original post, that the school photographer will be in on Wednesday to take class photos.
Homework this week:
Spelling – ‘al’. Please complete homework in red jotters unless children do ‘alternative’ work and show me.
Reading – as normal – check post-it notes please. Please ensure your child reads aloud regularly ( if not daily) to you- it is vital at this stage, it really is!
Maths– I’ve put a ‘Graphs, Charts and Tables’ challenge on Sumdog – 100 points to earn. This involves data handling. Have a go!
Gardening – Children will have their last session on Friday but have had lots of fun with Paulo, building ‘plant towers’ by recycling water bottles. Results and pictures to follow at a later date.
Topic– P2 have LOVED exploring circuits as part of the electricity project, quite literally having ‘lightbulb’ moments! Children have discovered how to make fans and buzzers work and how to make a lightbulb glow brighter. This week, we’ll find out about insulators and conductors.
Two weeks to go until the Easter holiday so I’ll make this week the last one for homework!
Reading – All pupils have reading homework for next week.
All pupils have a topic (Key Figures of the Jacobites) worksheet to complete for Tuedsay 27th March 2018.