# P3S 23.02.18

Two things to try this week 🙂
*practise creating different amounts of money using coins
*practise spelling common but tricky words

Numeracy and Maths
We have looked at the links between the 3 and 6 times tables this week, and touched on the 9 times table as well. We drew arrays, number lines and used our fingers to help us work out multiplication calculations.

If you would like to practise at home, here are a few board games you could play:
MultBngSingPl
Pairs
Mult Div Games

We have also started division, taking away on an empty number line for this. Here is a wee video which explains this strategy: division number line.

In Maths, we have been learning about money and have practised creating different amounts using coins. We challenged ourselves to think of all the different ways of making the same value. You could practise this at home or at the shops, and start thinking about receiving change.

Literacy and Language

We have practised punctuation this week, revising full stops, capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks. Some of us used speech marks as well for the first time.

Most of us started our reflective reading questions, and I have sent these home for your child to finish if you have time. You can see the types of questions we are asking specifically about their book, but here is another copy of some general questions you can be asking your child to test their knowledge and understanding of what they have read: BloomsButtons

In writing, we have learned about cumulative stories. After reading The Gingerbread Man and Enormous Turnip, we realised that something kept being added to these stories, and there was a repeating sentence. We loved creating our own cumulative stories!

We have revised our spelling words this week, and practised some of the tricky words we often need to read and write. If you would like to practise some tricky words at home, here are a few: you, your, come, some, said, they, here, there, my, by, like, live, give and have.

Health and Wellbeing

In Health and Wellbeing we have started discussing ‘Respecting Ourselves’ as part of our Building Resilience programme. We thought about what made us unique and special, before making a rainbow showing all the things we liked about ourselves. Some of us found it a bit tricky to think of things we are proud of ourselves for.

In PE, we have started badminton and made it outside into the sunshine to practise our skills.

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Topic

We are being scientists and learning all about how plants grow this term. We have started investigating what will happen to our cress seeds if they are grown in different conditions (thank you so much to everyone who donated jars!). Some of us are studying different amounts of water, light and nutrients, different temperatures, seeds underneath the soil and seeds on top, and a few are seeing if giving Irn Bru will help it grow more than water. We shall see 🙂

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