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P3 Spelling w.c. 24 February

This week we are focussing on adding the suffix -ing to ‘magic e’ words. Please practise these by making sure you know the ‘root’ word (in brackets) first and then applying the rule of dropping the silent ‘e’ before adding -ing.

Please revise all the common or ‘tricky’ words from previous weeks, especially the ones that you found more challenging. Use the sheet previously sent home to help you remember these.

As usual, dictations based on these words will be at the end of the week.

  • making (make)
  • taping (tape)
  • shaking (shake)
  • scraping (scrape)
  • driving (drive)
  • riding (ride)
  • storing (store)
  • joking (joke)
  • smoking (smoke)
  • using (use)

Challenge Words

  • liking (like)
  • confusing (confuse)
  • fascinating (fascinate)
  • exciting (excite)
  • writing (write)
  • concentrating (concentrate)
  • amusing (amuse)
  • curing (cure)
  • inviting (invite)
  • deciding (decide)

P3M Home Learning


Please complete the reading assigned to your group.


New words will be posted on Monday. Dictations based on the words posted earlier this week will be on Friday.


We have been learning to use money to pay for items and will be moving on to learn about calculating change next week. Practise using real coins to pay for items when you are out and about, if you get the chance.

Follow this link to practise some calculations involving money:

P3 Spelling w.c. 17 February

We are continuing to revise the ‘magic e’ rule in spelling. This time we are focussing on words with ‘u’ as the vowel preceding ‘e’. The common words we are revising this week are often misspelled, for obvious reasons! To help you, try to remember ‘ O u lucky duck!’

  • cube
  • tube
  • June
  • tune
  • cure
  • fuse
  • amuse
  • pure
  • use
  • mute
  • could
  • should
  • would

Challenge Words:

  • cubed
  • dude
  • mused
  • rude
  • cured
  • huge
  • cute
  • plume
  • used
  • flute
  • could
  • should
  • would

P3M Home Learning Activities 6.2.20


New words will be posted after the mid-term break. In the meantime, continue to work on words containing ‘magic e’ as well as the common or tricky words. See how many ‘magic e’ words you can come up with or look out for them when you are out and about.


We are continuing our learning about poetry and some groups have poetry books to read at home this week. See if you can pick out some features of poetry we have been looking at (rhyme, patterns, alliteration, rhythm and pace) in the book you have been given to read.

If you have been asked to create your own verse, based on one of the poems in your book, please be ready to share this with your group on Monday 17 February. It will be written in your reading record if you are expected to do this.

Numeracy and Maths

Keep working on learning the 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables! Ask someone at home to test you. There are lots of games and songs online to help you. You’ll find some of these below:

P3 Spelling w.c. 3 February

This week’s words contain ‘magic e’ with ‘o’ as the preceding vowel. As usual, there are two common words to revise. Dictations will be at the end of the week.

  • woke
  • coke
  • smoke
  • rode
  • shore
  • rose
  • hole
  • stole
  • nose
  • stove
  • put
  • before

Challenge Words

  • awoke
  • erode
  • whole
  • hole
  • stolen
  • those
  • tiptoe
  • oboe
  • alone
  • remote
  • put
  • before

P3M Home Learning Activities


Please complete the reading assigned to your group.

We have been continuing our work on poetry and have been creating poems using rhyme. With someone at home, see if you can create a poem using words that rhyme with the names of the people in your home. Think about the poems we created in class to help you.


We have been looking at using adjectives to make our writing more interesting. At home, see if you can think of adjectives to describe items you can see. For example, a shiny fork or a pink, fluffy teddy. Perhaps have a competition with a member of your family to see who can come up with the most adjectives.


Words were posted on the blog earlier this week. We will post new words on Monday. Dictations are usually on Friday mornings.


Keep working on your times tables! Ask someone at home to help.

P3 Spelling w.c. 27 January

We are continuing with the ‘magic e’ rule this week and are thinking about what happens to words where ‘i’ is the vowel preceding the ‘e’. We are also revising the common words ‘was’ and ‘saw’.

  • fine
  • spine
  • shine
  • wife
  • like
  • drive
  • ride
  • hide
  • prize
  • stripe
  • was
  • saw

Challenge Words:

  • fined
  • find
  • quite
  • liked
  • invite
  • while
  • polite
  • inside
  • decide
  • divide
  • was
  • saw

P3M Home Learning Activities

Numeracy and Maths

Choose one of the times tables we have been working on to practice at home. We have been practising (and will continue to practice) the 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables.

You might find the website below helpful:


Complete the reading assigned to your group.

We have been learning about poetry and have enjoyed listening to and performing different poems.

Speak to someone at home about a poem they enjoyed as a child. What was it about and why did they enjoy it? If it is possible, you might wish to read or listen to the poem together.


New words will be posted on the blog on Monday.

Continue to practise the common words sent home last term.

P3 Spelling w.c. 20 January

Our spelling words all contain ‘magic e’ this week. The ‘e’ has the effect of changing the preceding vowel sound from short (its sound, as pupils learned initially) to long (its name). As usual, there are two common words to learn too. Dictations using these words will be completed at the end of the week.

  • cake
  • make
  • lake
  • ate
  • late
  • date
  • frame
  • shame
  • spade
  • scrape
  • because
  • want

Challenge Words

  • made
  • brave
  • raced
  • flame
  • pavement
  • amazed
  • framed
  • ashamed
  • traced
  • scraped
  • because
  • want

Gardening Tools Wanted!

If you have any unwanted trowels or forks tucked away in your garage or shed, we would love to give them a new home to help us look after our playground.

If you are able to help, there will be a box in the reception area next week for you to drop off any tools.

We are also looking for children’s gardening gloves. If you have any that your child has finished with or has grown out of, we would be delighted to have them.

Many thanks

Mrs Bailey and the Eco Learning Team