# P3M 1.2.19

Hi Everyone

We have had an exciting and very busy time in P3M this week.

Numeracy

We have continued to work on sequencing numbers, addition and subtraction and developing early multiplication and division skills.

Things to do at home

Snow Leopards – add numbers by going through the 10

9+4=13       so      9+1+3=13

8+6= 14     so       8+2+4=14 Use the second number to make 10 first then add the number which is left.

King Cobras – How many altogether?

7 groups of 3      8 groups of 4        8×5

Black Panthers

Use counters or draw dots – This array has 2 rows of 5 dots- how many dots are there altogether?

This array has 6 rows of 2 dots- how many dots are there altogether.

Literacy

The children were given their new spelling words on Monday and we will be doing a variety of activities in class to help us learn these. Mrs Bailey posted the link to Spelling City on 28.1.19.

Things to do at home

Please share your child’s reading book with them. We are focusing on using questions to gain a greater understanding of  the text. We have been using recall questions to help us remember what happened and how and why questions to think more deeply about the story and characters. New books are given out on Mondays or Tuesdays depending on your child’s group.

We have been trying really hard to remember to use full stops and capital letters correctly. Maybe your child would like to write about something they have enjoyed or a TV programme they have watched. Ask them to check their writing over- have they used full stops correctly?

Other areas of the curriculum

P1-3 had  a visit from Professor Eco who entertained the children by singing songs and playing games about litter, transport and energy.

On Thursday  P3M were scientists for the afternoon and investigated mixtures of solids, liquids and gases to discover which combination fizzed! Ask your child what they learned.

PE – Gymnastics-we were looking at ways of travelling.

Science- We continued our learning on forces and were conducting some experiments to help us understand how the size and weight of an object can affect its movement. We were all very excited when Mrs Ritchie came to visit us to talk about gravity. This was something we were keen to learn more about when we planned our topic recently. We learned lots of interesting facts and were shocked to learn what the world would look like without gravity!

French- We tried to consolidate our knowledge of French phrases and vocabulary by having a conversation with our learning partner. We asked them their name, how they were and asked what age they were. Ask your child to teach you!

Spanish- We are lucky to have a Spanish speaking pupil in our class and he taught us to count in Spanish from 1 to 11.

Music – We participated in some more singing games to help us keep a steady beat. We also learned how to clap the rhythms shown in a basic form of music notation. We are really enjoying our sessions with our visitor from NYCoS.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M