Learning Together at Home: 27.04.20

Happy Monday Primary 3! I hope everyone got out into the sunshine, I spent much of my Saturday making daisy chains in the sun 😊

Royal Bank of Scotland are running a series of Money Sense workshops on Mondays which I believe are similar to the Money Matters workshop the children had a few weeks before school closed. Each lesson will be broken down into a 10 minute introduction and around 13 minutes of activities with a 7 minute Q&A at the end. Today’s Key Stage 1 lesson (age 5-8) is on notes and coins from 11.30am-12pm while the Key Stage 2 lesson (age 8-12) is on budgeting from 12-12.30pm. The sessions are run via Facebook Live so I am assuming the videos will be available to view afterwards. Find out more on their website: https://rbs.mymoneysense.com/home-learning/

As always, the activities posted are suggestions, please do as much or as little that works for you and your family’s situation. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions: admin@buckstone.edin.sch.uk

Literacy: reading

For reading this week I have created a document with a set of tasks that can be completed over the course of the week at a pace that works for your child. They do not need to be completed all at once. I would recommend completing at least 2 tasks from each colour, but you could also complete all the tasks if you are feeling eager. If you have finished the reading books sent home from school, the Blue Eagles/Green Turtles/Yellow Pikachus document has generic tasks that can be completed with any fiction book.

Blue Eagles – The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

Green Turtles – Granny’s Great Escape

Yellow Pikachus – Survival Adventure

Orange Charzards – The Motorway

Red Dragons – Land of the dinosaurs

Blue Eagles, Green Turtles and Yellow Pikachus, here is your document:

Orange Charzards, here is your document:

Red Dragons, here is your document:

Literacy: spelling

This week’s spelling words are revision. You are in charge of creating your own list. Have a look at the dictations you have done at home so far. Which words are you still finding tricky? Alternatively, have a look at the common word sheets sent home in you Learning Together at Home pack on the last day of school to find some words you need to learn.

Make a list of at least 10 words to focus on for the week. Copy them into your jotter using rainbow writing.

If you need some more ideas for ways to learn your spelling words, have a look at this document. It encourages the children to think about how they learn as well as encouraging depth of understanding. We have talked about how we learn in class.

Maths: numeracy

Spend some time practising core numeracy skills

Order these numbers:

Mild:      26           12           9              34           2              193

Hot:       89           82           95           71           103         130

Spicy:    348         834         438         843         834         483

What are the next five numbers in these sequences: (remember a sequence of numbers are linked by a rule)

Mild:      5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 …

Hot:       12, 16, 20, 24 …

Spicy:    53, 46, 39 …

Identify the rule for each sequence and create your own sequence of numbers. Can someone else in your family work out the rule?

Daily 10 on Topmarks:

Mild: Level 1 – Addition – Bonds to make 10/20

Hot: Level 2 – Addition – Two-digit numbers

Spicy: Level 2 – Addition – Missing numbers: two-digit numbers

Or choose your own level of challenge!

Spend some time on Sumdog. Two new challenges for the week have launched and will be available till 5pm on Friday. Please get in touch if you need your login details.

If you do not have access to a device, have a go at completing one of these number of the day challenges (mild or hot) below. Remember to start each calculation with the number in the cloud.

Maths: directions and co-ordinates

This week for maths we are going to revise some of the learning you did on giving directions and using co-ordinates from earlier in the year.

What do each of these terms mean?

  • Right
  • Left
  • Forwards
  • Backwards
  • Half turn
  • Quarter turn
  • Clockwise
  • Anti-clockwise

See if you can follow my directions (if you can, get someone to read these out to you)

  • Start by standing in the middle of a square room facing one wall.
  • Take one step forward and then do a half turn clockwise. Take one step forward. Have you ended up where you started? Are you facing the same way? (Yes to the first, no to the second)
  • Take two steps to the left and then do a quarter turn anti-clockwise. Take another two steps to the left and then do a half-turn anti-clockwise. Take two steps forward. Are you back to your starting point? What direction do you need to give to get back to your starting point?

Have a go at giving directions for someone else to follow and following directions given by someone else using the language above. If you are finding it tricky to understand clockwise, anti-clockwise or quarter and half turns, use language that is easier for you or stick to left right, forwards and backwards.

When you are feeling confident, have a go at one of the written consolidation worksheets below:




You could also have a go at making some directions for how to find things around your house. For example: start at the couch, take one step forward and then turn to the left, take 3 big steps forward to the kitchen, turn right and take one small step forward, bend down and look on the bottom shelf of the right hand cupboard to find the tv remote!


As well as Joe Wicks, have a look at this document for some more suggestions for keeping active:

Modern Languages: French

This is a learning grid that has a number of research activities comparing life in Scotland to life in France. There are 6 tasks to complete. You could do them all at once or spread them out and do one a day throughout the week, it’s up to you!

As always Clever Cats, I would love to see what you’re getting up to each week (learning or just generally) so please keep sending me photos! Here are a few bonus pictures from last week, Laura doing a science experiment as well as Callie and Emma’s art in the style of Ken Done: