P3M Learning Together at Home – Monday 8 June

Good afternoon P3M. I hope you are all well. It was so nice to speak to some of you on Thursday and I am looking forward to our next chat. We’ll be in touch soon to arrange this.

I hope you all had a good weekend. I went for some lovely long walks at the weekend. It was quite busy where I live, even later in the evening, with lots of people out cycling, walking and fishing. At one point on my walk on Saturday, I stopped when I heard really loud buzzing coming from the plants beside me. Loads of bees were busy collecting nectar and together their buzzing was really loud! They were all extremely busy!

Here are today’s learning activities:

Literacy

Spelling

This week’s spelling rule is all about ‘ge’ making the ‘j’ sound at the end of a word. It’s quite tricky, so don’t worry if you don’t understand it fully straight away. In the English language, we do not have words that end in ‘j’. When we have a soft ‘g’ at the end of a word, it always has an ‘e’ with it (‘ge’). The ‘e’ is silent and in the words we are learning this week, it makes the vowel long.

Have a look at the words ‘page’ to ‘wage’ in the list below to help your understanding of this rule.

Sometimes, there is a ‘d’ before the ‘ge’. When this happens, the vowel stays short. It is like the ‘d’ is defending the vowel from becoming long. Think about this as the defensive d rule; the ‘d’ works against the silent ‘e’ magic. Have a look at the words ‘badge’ to ‘judge’ to help understand this.

Continue working on the tricky or common words too. If you have been focussing on these, continue to do so or have a go at the words below.

As usual, on a Monday, copy out the words below using the ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ method. This is to help you learn the spellings.

Word List

page

cage

rage

stage

wage

badge

sledge

dodge

bridge

judge

Challenge Words

backstage

rampage

outrage

teenage

enrage

misjudge

knowledge

porridge

dislodge

footbridge

Reading and Writing

Here is your reading and writing activity for this week. We know that lots of you have really enjoyed reading non-fiction books during P3. We have learnt about the features of books in the non-fiction genre and have enjoyed learning some fascinating facts.

This week, we would like you to create your own non-fiction book on a subject of your choosing. This might be, for example, a hobby or a topic you are really interested in.

Create your book by folding or cutting and sticking together pieces of paper and use one of the following sets of criteria:

(Tigers: continue to focus on your reading book and complete this as an additional activity if you wish.)

Mild

As a minimum, your book (or leaflet) should include:

  • An interesting front cover with a picture that shows what your book is about and includes a title and the author’s name.
  • At least three additional pages.
  • Drawings on each page.
  • A word or a sentence on each page that is linked to the illustration.

For example, if I were to create a book about flowers, I might draw a picture of a daffodil. Underneath I might write, ‘Daffodils come out in spring.’ I might simply write the word, ‘Daffodil’ under my illustration.

Spicy

As a minimum, your book should include:

  • A front cover which includes an illustration (a drawing / picture) that shows what the book is about, a title and the author’s name.
  • A contents page (I would suggest leaving a space for this and completing it at the end, once you have written the rest of your book).
  • At least 4 additional pages.

Each page in your book should have:

  • A title
  • An illustration
  • A short sentence that links to your title and drawing.
  • A page number.

Hot

As a minimum, your book should include:

  • A front cover which includes an illustration showing what the book is about, a title and the author’s name.
  • A contents page (I would suggest leaving a space for this and completing it at the end, once you have written the rest of your book).
  • An index
  • A back cover with a blurb telling the reader what the book is about.
  • At least 5 additional pages.

(As an extra challenge, you might also add a glossary.)

Each page in your book should include:

  • A title
  • An illustration
  • A sentence or two that links to your title and drawing.
  • Labels, if needed, beside your illustrations.
  • A page number.

You have all week to complete this activity so please take your time and enjoy it. It would be great to see some of your books in the ‘Sharing Our Learning’ channel on Teams.

BEAR Time and Summer Reading Challenge

Keep reading books for enjoyment at home.

Oxgangs Library sent this link to the school about a reading challenge they are promoting:

https://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/the-summer-reading-challenge-launch-party—schedule-announced.html

It sounds like fun!

Numeracy and Maths

Mental Maths

Practise your times tables (or counting in sequences). Ask someone at home to test you or complete some of the games in the links below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Area

This week, we are going to be learning about areas of shapes. The area of a shape means how much space it takes up.

When measure area in square units.

Open this document and have a go at working out the area of the shapes. Just do what you can.

Health and Wellbeing: PE

Here are some PE activities you might like to try:

French

Here are some more activities from Mrs Tweedie for you to try:

Mini Topic

We are going to be learning about Beatrix Potter for the rest of the term and will have some activities for you to complete later this week. What do you already know, if anything, about Beatrix Potter?

We have decided to learn about Beatrix Potter because of links with our recent learning about plants. Can you find out what this link is?

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Mrs Bailey