Good afternoon. I hope you all had a lovely weekend despite all the windy weather. I still managed to get out for some nice walks but am looking forward to going out later today in the lovely sunshine.
Here are today’s learning activities; I’ll be on Teams between one and two o’clock if you have any questions you would like to ask.
As usual, your task on Monday is to write down each of your spelling words three times following the process:
You should practise spelling your new words on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by choosing an activity from the grid that was sent home. (You may also wish to come up with your own exciting spelling activities to help you.)
Dictations will be posted on Fridays. Ask someone at home to read these out to you.
Just like last week, in this week’s words the suffix ‘ed’ has been added. A suffix is a letter or letters we add at the end of an existing word to make a new word. In the words below, make sure you can identify and spell the ‘root’ word before thinking about the new word made by adding ‘ed’. To help with your understanding of the suffix ‘ed’, when you have a word with a silent magic ‘e’ at the end, think about adding the suffix ‘ed’ by dropping the magic ‘e’ first. In other words, don’t just add ‘d’.
Keep working on the common words you are finding tricky.
If you were working on the Block 2 common words in school, keep working on these until you feel confident to move onto Block 3 or the words below.
Choose an activity from the documents sent out previously. These are now also in Teams (under files).
Tigers: your new book this week is ‘Biff’s Aeroplane’.
Keep reading a book for enjoyment. Perhaps you could let us all know what book you are reading for BEAR time on Teams. Tell us what it’s about but no spoilers!
Today we are learning to use the homophones to, too and two correctly in a sentence.
If you remember from last week, homophones are words that sound the same when said aloud, but have different meanings and are spelled differently.
There are lots of homophones, but today we are going to focus on to, too and two.
This is how we write the number 2 in words.
For example, ‘One, two, three….’
This spelling is used when we mean that something is happening in addition to something else or in place of the word also.
For example, ‘Molly liked ice-cream too.’ Although we don’t have any other information, it sounds as though someone else likes ice-cream or perhaps Molly likes sweets as well as ice-cream.
I always remember this by thinking, ‘There’s an extra ‘o’ when there’s something extra happening.’
If it’s not the number or something additional, we would use ‘to’. Often, it is used when someone is going somewhere or there is movement of some kind;
‘He was going to Glasgow.’
It is also used with a verb;
‘I would like to play football.’
Watch the following clip and play the quiz:
In your jotter, write today’s date and the title ‘Grammar – to, too and two’.
Copy and complete the following by using either to, two or two in the space.
Try to complete all of them, but if you manage at least the first three, that is fine. If writing the sentences is tricky, ask an adult to copy what I have written below and you you can fill in the words ‘to’, ‘two’ or ‘too’.
- I went _________ see my grandpa.
- I have _________ hands.
- The dog was _________ big to fit through the cat flap.
- I walked ________ to school.
- I have ________ feet.
- My brother came with us _________.
Now write at least three sentences of your own using to, two and too. (Make sure you have one sentence for each spelling.)
Use your learning from last week to complete the following sentences using ‘there’. ‘their’ or ‘they’re’ as well as ‘to’, ‘two’ or ‘too’.
- He went _______ _________ house for his tea.
- The _______ dogs ran over ________.
- _________ coming with us _______.
Numeracy and Maths
Read these numbers out loud to someone at home:
- 10 786
- 56 721
- 30 446
- 20 010
- 63 003
- 87 200
Choose one of the following worksheets to complete. This is your assignment to hand in on Teams this week. You may choose to print the sheet and upload a photo or complete in the Word document (with some adult support). If you do this, you’ll need to upload a photo with your shapes on too.
You might choose to complete the answers in your jotter and upload a photo. If you complete the work in your jotter, please make sure you lay your answers out clearly and write down whether you are completing the mild, spicy or hot worksheet. Write the number of the question beside each answer and leave space between your answers. This is so that Mrs Munro and I can read and assess your work easily.
Parents: if at all possible, if you are able to upload photos the right way up, this will help us out a bit! Teams doesn’t seem to have the function to edit / turn photos around on on our laptops (without downloading and copying the image into a Word doc first) and the app on the i-pad seems really slow. Don’t worry at all if this is not possible or is time-consuming for you – we will manage! If you use Teams yourself, and know of a function that we are clearly not utilising, please let us know!
There are three worksheets to choose from. They all focus on the measure learning from last week.
In the ‘Spicy’ and ‘Hot’ sheets, there are some lines to measure. They may measure very slightly differently on-screen to when they are printed! The instruction is to measure to the nearest centimetre (or half centimetre in the ‘Hot’ sheet) but, if it is too confusing, just measure some lines that an adult at home draws for you instead.
Please ‘hand in’ your assignment on Teams by Monday 1 June.
I have pulled together some music activities and links for you to try. Although, in P3, we are usually working at First Level, I have included the activities I pulled together for other levels too. You may enjoy some of the Early Level activities and you might be able to work with someone at home (for a bit of support) to complete parts of the Second Level activities or adapt them to suit the level you are comfortable working at.
Health and Wellbeing
Remember to stay active! I know lots of you are going on walks and cycles but here are links to help you stay active indoors:
Here are some more activities from Mrs Tweedie for you to enjoy over the next couple of weeks.