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P3M Things to Try at Home (22.2.19)


Please ensure you have completed the agreed reading for your group.


New spelling words for each group are on Spelling City. Please contact us if you are having trouble accessing this.

See if you can think of some other words that follow the same rule or pattern as the ones you have been given to learn. Write them down and ask someone at home to check these for you.


When you visit shops, try adding the prices of some of the items together. Think about the coins and / or notes you would use to pay the exact amounts.

You can also practise your skills with money by playing the games in the following links:


P3M Book Talks

As discussed earlier this week, we would like everyone in P3M to give a short talk about their favourite book.

We have started preparing these in class and you should finish your preparation at home.  Perhaps you could ask someone to listen to your talk and give you some feedback.

We would like you to use some of the skills we have been learning during the term when giving your talk and would therefore like you to include the following:

  • a summary of the story covering the beginning, middle and ending.
  • a description of one of the characters from your chosen book.  Think about ‘inside (e.g. kind, helpful) and outside (e.g. brown hair, blue eyes)’ like we have been working on in class.

You should also give the book at rating out of five and explain your reasoning.

Your talk should last no more than two minutes and you should be ready to present your talk to the class from Monday 10 December.

Spelling in P3M

We have begun to have a greater focus on spelling in P3M and, as part of this,  have changed the approach we have been using.

Pupils will be given a list of words to learn and will then practise these, in class, using a range of different activities over a two week period.  Pupils will then complete a dictation to allow them to apply their learning in the context of a written passage rather than as single words.

If you would like to help your child practise their words at home, you can use the following link to view the list on Spelling City. Your child will know which group they are in.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Munro and Mrs Bailey

Spelling City P3M

P5HW learning this week 26.10.18

Today’s reflective week was written together .

Morning Challenges

Our challenges this week have included:

Using coordinates to make pictures of pumpkins, bats and cobwebs.

Using our thinking and reasoning skills to consider whether we would rather live in a hot or cold place.


We have been learning how to read and use coordinates.  We practised these skills by following coordinates to make a picture, completing a dot-to-dot and by playing Battleships, which was fun!

In mental maths we have been developing our skills using empty number lines to help with addition.


In writing this week, we have been learning about the features of a letter and developed our skills by writing letters to the staff at Broomlee, thanking them for making our experiences so memorable and fun.

In Literacy Circles we changed groups and started new books.


In Mandarin we made a booklet about Chinese numbers.  It was lots of fun!  We also wrote a story in our Chinese number book.

Topic – The Rainforest

We have been continuing with our fact files about animals in tropical rainforests.  We drew some of the animals we have researched and used lots of different materials and coloured paper.  Next week we are going to paint them.

Health and Wellbeing

In P.E. we have been developing our rugby skills.  We have been practising throwing and catching and passing along a line.

Have a lovely weekend!

P7M Reflective Friday 12.10.18

This week in P7M we have been learning:

How to convert fractions into decimals and percentages.We have also been developing our skills solving word problems.

In literacy this week we have been learning how to write a recount.We used our trip to Boroughmuir as the subject this week. We have been putting more work into our prospectuses too.

We have been experiencing what high school might be like in our Mixed Up Monday by switching to different classes for French, German and Religious and Moral Education.

In music we performed our soundtracks to different Wallace and Gromit animations using GarageBand and musical instruments.

Have an Awesome October Break!

P7M and Mrs Magill 🙂