Learning Together at Home: 01.06.20

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sun 😊 I really enjoyed having the chance to catch up with some friends now the rules have relaxed a little bit.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their maths assignment for feedback so far. If you haven’t already received your feedback, please get in touch via Teams or email.

Your Teams assignment this week will be linked to your topic learning. Keep an eye on the P3 Science posts for more details.

Please remember to keep the General channel for questions about your learning or to share your learning. I will be hosting another class meeting on Friday at 10.30am if you would like to join but you absolutely don’t have to if you don’t want to.

There will be no new chapter of Really Weird Removals.com today but it will be back tomorrow.

Literacy: reading

This week’s reading comprehension is linked to your Science topic – plants!

You can choose one of the reading tasks to complete. For each task there is a set of before you read questions, while you read questions and after you read comprehension tasks.

You do not need to complete all of the comprehension tasks, but I would recommend choosing at least 3 to do. They do not need to be completed all at once, you could spread them out over the course of the week.

The before and while you read questions should be discussed with the adult you are reading to. The after you read tasks should be completed in your jotter using full sentences and quality answers.

Mild: Plants for Dinner

You will need to have a free Oxford Owl account to access this ebook.

Hot: Crazy Cacti

Spicy: Breaking News

Literacy: spelling

We are going to continue learning words with the suffix ‘ed’ this week. Sometimes, ‘ed’ can make the sound ‘d’ at the end of the word. For example,


Sometimes, ‘ed’ at the end of a word makes the ‘ed’ or ‘id’ sound, as in:


In the words we are learning this week, ‘ed’ makes a ‘t’ sound. Have a look at the words and say them out loud to help you understand this:

Word listChallenge list

All of the above words are verbs used in what we call the past tense. This means they all tell us something happened in the past. The past can be something that happened a few seconds ago as well as something that happened many years ago. By adding ‘ed’ to a verb, we are changing it into the past tense. Don’t worry too much about this today; our main focus is on spelling the words.

Add 2 more words to your list that you need to work on. These could be tricky words that you have found difficult over the last few weeks or it could be 2 words from the common words lists sent home in your pack. I have attached a photo of the common words list in case you are needing it again:

Check any unknown words in the dictionary or by asking someone at home what they mean. Practice your spelling list at least once using one of the suggested ways on your Spelling Homework Grid.

Maths: measurement

Spend some time working on your core numeracy skills.

Daily 10 on Topmarks – choose an area of maths that you would like to get better at.

Spend some time on Sumdog. Well done to everyone who completed a challenge last week, I have sent you a wee reward on Sumdog 😊 This week’s challenges are on measurement and times tables.

Order these numbers:

Mild:      23           17           7              39           8              121

Hot:       78           87           85           79           97           88

Spicy:    726         627         762         267         276         672

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

Mild:      32, 30, 28, 26, 24 …

Hot:       36, 33, 30, 27, 24 …

Spicy:    82, 75, 67 …

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

We are continuing to focus on measure and today we are going to use rulers to do some measuring work.

Sometimes in maths we have to make an estimate of how long or heavy or wide something is. Estimate is just another word for guess. 

Take a new page in your jotter or draw a line with a ruler under your last piece of work. Write the heading – Measure and today’s date 1.6.20.

Estimate(guess) the following and write the answers in your jotter:

a. The width of your jotter. (Across the page).

b. The length of your jotter. (Up and down the page).

c. The length of your longest finger.

d. The height of the table you are working at.

Now use your ruler to measure each of the above and write down the answers in your jotter.  REMEMBER it is really important to start measuring from where the lines begin. We don’t begin measuring from the very end of the ruler.

How did you get on? Were your estimates close to the real thing?

In your jotter, use your ruler to draw and label lines which measure:-

a. 3 cm    b. 9 cm    c. 14 cm    d. 1 cm

e. 16 cm   f. 7 cm    g. 4 cm       h. 23 cm

Use your ruler to draw each of these shapes carefully and accurately.

a. A rectangle measuring 6cm long and 2cm wide.

b. A rectangle measuring 8cm long and 5cm wide.

c. A square with all its sides 5 cm.

For more practice, you could play this game on Topmarks:



Here is a grid with suggestions of music activities you could try. You do not need to complete them all but they are intended as suggestions.

Health and wellbeing: PE

Can you complete each of these challenges for every day this month? You may need to look at the website for an explanation of some of the challenges…

See you tomorrow Clever Cats!