P3S 23.03.18

Two things to try this week 🙂
*use an empty number line for calculating change
*read some recipes


Numeracy and Maths

This week we have practised the connections between multiplication and division, to help us solve division calculations. If we know that 5 x 4 = 20, then 20 ÷ 5 = 4 and 20 ÷ 4 = 5.

We calculated fact families, and challenged ourselves by only using two numbers in our fact family triangle (e.g. 20 and 5) and even one number at the top of our triangle (e.g. 20). You could try a few at home 🙂


In Maths, we have continued money and started learning how to calculate change. We used a number line to help us, and this picture shows you how the strategy works.
Your child could subtract from 50p, or count on from 15p to work out the difference – whichever works best for them. Some of us found this a tricky concept to understand, so we will do more on this next week.



Literacy and Language

In reading this week, we have continued thinking more deeply about our reading books;  answering questions about the characters, main events and language in the book. We also enjoyed changing a main event in our reading book, and thought about how that would affect the rest of the story.

In writing, we used our instruction writing skills to create a magical potion recipe. Working together with a team, we went into the playground to gather ingredients before making our potions and recipes. Warning: do not drink!

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Our spelling words this week have focused on the magic ‘o-e’. We learned that when words have a silent ‘e’ at the end, it changes the sound of the ‘o’ from a short ‘o (like in pot) to a long ‘o (like in poke). 
Some words you could practise at home include: woke, coke, smoke, rode, shore, rose, hole, stole, nose and stove. I’m sure your child can think of plenty more!



In ICT with Mr Hyde, we have been learning to use Microsoft Word. We can now change the colour, size and font of our typing, and add a picture in from Google. We can show you at home!

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40th Birthday Celebrations

After weeks of practising our Buckstone school song and our primary 3 version of ‘Go Your Own Way’ by Fleetwood Mac, we absolutely loved performing in our 40th Birthday extravaganza! We really hope you enjoyed watching it, and I’m sure we will treasure our very special medals.

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