Primary 3 Homework – Week from 7th November
P3 are going to Ancient Egypt! This will be our project through November, building up to 7th December when we will visit the National Museum of Scotland. Please do ask the children what they’ve been finding out. Some of them have also mentioned looking online or in the library and may need help with this.
On reflection, last week’s money homework was probably better suited to the skills we are working on this week.
The focus so far has been finding the total of a set of coins or notes. This would be a great thing to practise if you trust the children with your purses and wallets!
We are now moving onto the next skill, choosing which coins or notes to give in payment for an item, trying to use the fewest possible coins and give exact change.
The final skill we will work on is giving and checking change. This is tricky! Again, real life examples are great practice.
The Top Marks link covers the second and third of these skills really well. All the children should be working on mixed coins rather than one coin. I would suggest starting at up to £1 and then going up to £5 or £10 as confidence grows.
Pages from class books will be written down in the grids as usual. This week we are switching from fiction to non-fiction. As well as hearing children read out loud, it will also be helpful to discuss with them how to use features like a contents page, index and glossary to find information.
Developing our VCOP skills for writing (vocabulary, connectives, openers, punctuation) we have been focussing on adjectives. In class we call them describing words.
For homework, please could the children use adjectives to describe a place or an object. This could be done as a list or in sentences. In class we say that describing words should help the reader to imagine what a place or thing is really like.
Spelling words to practice this week are:
Please could everyone do the usual look, say cover, write and check (twice through the list) and then write sentences using as many of the words as possible.