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First Week Back at School

It’s been lovely being back at school this week and finding out what everyone did over the summer. Pupils have enjoyed ‘catching up’ with old friends and getting to know new ones.

This week, all classes in the school have chosen the name of a character from a book as their class name. We decided that our class name, in P3B, should be ‘Bouncing Benjamin Bunnies’.

PE

There will be two days each week when pupils should come to school wearing clothes suitable for participating in PE activities. More information about our regular PE days will be provided soon, but for next week, pupils in P3B should come to school in their PE kit on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Bailey

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P3 Spelling wc 26 October

This week, our focus is on words containing ‘igh’ or ‘-y’. As usual, we also have two ‘tricky’ words to learn / revise. Please work on the list you chose in class.

light
night
right
sight
tight
spy
try
why
fry
shy
what
when

Challenge Words

mighty
sunlight
goodnight
alright
sighting
buy
by
frying
spying
trying
what
when

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Book Talks

We would like you to prepare a talk to give to the class about your favourite book.

Your talk should cover the following:

  • The title of the book.
  • The name of the author.
  • The name of the illustrator.
  • A summary of the story (remember the summarising skills we have been learning).
  • A description of the main character; what is he / she like?
  • What your favourite part of the book is, and why.
  • How you would rate the book out of five (e.g. how many stars would you give it?)

You may use notes to help you when you give your talk, if you wish.

We will begin listening to talks during the week beginning 2 November.

We’re really looking forward to hearing all about your favourite books!

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Common Words

Dear Parents / Carers

Your child has been given an A4 sheet of paper with the blocks of ‘tricky’ words they learned to read in P1 and P2. As these are words that appear often, in the English language, pupils are likely to use them in their writing and we would like them to develop their confidence when spelling these words.

Further to an assessment, the words your child needs to work on have been highlighted on the sheet. The blocks assessed, at this stage, have also been highlighted. This means that although your child might not have any words highlighted in blocks 5 and 6, for example, these blocks may not have been assessed at this stage.

We have asked your child to learn to spell their highlighted words. These can be worked on over a period of time. It may be that they choose one or two to work on per week, in addition to the spelling lists we are learning.

We have one or two assessments to complete, but all sheets should have been sent home by Wednesday. If your child has lost their sheet, please just let us know by writing a note in your child’s reading record (and letting them know so they will show it to one of us).

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Bailey and Mrs Munro

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P3 Spelling w.c. 12/10/20

Our words this week have ‘ai’ or ‘ay’ making the long A sound. We noticed that in words with only one syllable, we normally find ‘ai’ at the beginning or middle of the word and that ‘ay’ is found at the end. Learning and remembering this will help us to decide whether we should use ‘ai’ or ‘ay’. As usual, we have two common words at the end of the list.

aim

pail

chair

train

straining

way

staying

pray

today

spraying

only

old

Challenge List

aiming

railway

chairperson

training

strained

always

stayed

prayed

Wednesday

anyway

only

old

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P3 Spelling 5.10.20

This week, our focus is on ‘ea’ making a long ‘e’ sound. We have two common words to learn too. At home, work on the list you chose in class.

tea

meat

east

steal

cheat

beast

beach

scream

speaking

reaching

little 

down

Challenge Words

dream

leaf

Easter

cheating

beastly

screaming

reached

cheater

steal

steel

little

down

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P3MB 2.10.20

Hello everyone!

Here’s what we’ve been learning this week:

Literacy

Reading

We have continued to work on summarising stories: We have summarised ‘Waiting for Wolf’ by Sandra Dieckmann and ‘Elmer’ by David McKee this week.

‘We write about the beginning, middle and end.’

‘We can use ‘Somebody, wanted, but. so then’ to tell what’s happening.’

‘It’s fun!’

‘We like reading the story before and thinking about our ideas’

Keep practising at home by retelling the stories you read using your own words. Don’t forget to focus on the main events.

Remember to complete the reading assigned to your group.

Grammar

We practised putting capital letters and full stops in the correct places.

At home, when you are reading, take extra notice of where the full stops and capital letters are. Can you explain to someone at home why they are there?

Numeracy

We have been working on adding 2-digit numbers using ‘bridging through 10’ as a strategy. We found this quite tricky but we will keep working on this skill.

‘We need to be able to count in 10s to bridge through 10.’

We also need to know the number bonds within 10 to be able to use this strategy.

At home, play this game to work on your number bonds within 10. Choose Level 2. If you are confident with level 2, try a harder level.

http://mathszone.net/mw/number/NumberBalance/NumberBalanceGame/index.html

Have a look at this clip to help explain bridging through ten to someone at home.

Use this song to help you practise counting in 10s:

French

‘We have been counting to 13 in French’

We played a French game called ‘Onze’ to help.

‘At first, I was finding counting up to 13 tricky, but now I’ve got used to it.’

Listen, and then join in with to this song to help you learn numbers in French.

PE

We’ve continued to work on our fitness.

‘We’ve done lots of laps around the playground.’

‘It was a bit too tiring!’

We played games and worked our way round different fitness stations.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Bailey, Mrs Munro and P3MB

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P3 Spelling 28.9.20

All this week’s words contain ‘ck’ or ‘k’. Use ‘ck’ after a short vowel sound and ‘k’ after a long vowel sound or consonant. As usual, there are two common or ‘tricky’ words to learn.

sack

clock

thick

track

shock

week

leek

cloak

look

cook

give  

have

Challenge List

thicken

tracked

shocked

week

weak

leek

leak

cloakroom

looking

cooked

give  

have

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P3 Spelling – 22 September

Here are this week’s words. There is a double consonant after the short vowel sound in all of the words. We also have two common words to revise / learn this week, as usual.

Please work on the list you chose in class. Dictations will be on Friday.

pass

grass

dress

cliff

staff

will

shell

whizz

spilling

buzzing

live

like

Challenge Word List

passed

grassy

dressed

willed

shelled

whizzed

spilled

buzzed

bitter

grilled

live

like