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P3M 5.4.19


As well as working on core numeracy skills in our SEAL groups we practised place value by saying the value of numbers in three digit numbers and talked about different subtraction strategies.


Our new spelling words all have an Easter/spring theme.

We practised using a or an by writing them correctly in a sentence.

We really enjoyed listening to everyone’s talks about their chosen artist and were able to give feedback about communicating well to an audience.


We explained our magnetic games and how they work to the rest of the class.


We learned the names for different types of houses and thought about the house we lived in.


We were learning how to keep a steady beat and got to choose our favourite singing games.


We watched a short film about the Easter story and discussed what happened to Jesus and why Christians celebrate Easter.( We hid the carrots for the P1 Easter hunt)

Have a lovely Easter break.

Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M

P5 Fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital (Sick Kids)

P5 are still collecting toys for our toy sale on the 4th of April. Please bring them in by Monday and put them outside P5.

We are still looking for some of the following (please make sure they are clean and good quality);

stuffed toys, books, gameboards, barbies or action figures, outdoor toys, lego, baby toys, loom bands, cars, cards, fancy dress clothes, role play items, DVDs (U), Shopkins… the list is endless.

Thank you to those who have brought things in so far.

The prices will be either 50p, £1, £1.50… with the most expensive thing being £3.

From P5H and P5HW

P3M Home Learning Activities 29.3.19


Continue to practise your 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables. You might like to try this ‘Hit the Button’ game.



Make sure you complete the reading allocated for your group. Remember to work on comprehension questions at home to help with your understanding.

Talking and Listening / Expressive Arts

You should have your talk ready for Monday 1 April. We will begin to listen to talks from this date.


You will be given new words on Monday 1 April. Until then, continue to work on your common words.

P3M 29.3.19

Hi Everyone


In our SEAL groups we have been focusing on core numeracy skills. As a class we have continued to practise our 3 and 4 times tables. We have been singing along to Number Jacks and playing games to help speed and accuracy.


In reading we are continuing to develop our comprehension skills through oral and written activities .

In spelling we have practised our words through a number of different activities and everyone had dictation today to assess which words we need to work on. We have also talked about the different spelling and  meaning of there, their and they’re. Ask us to explain them to you!


We worked in groups  to design a game using magnets.


We continued to work on our badminton skills and also played some team games to improve our fitness.


We practised the skills we have learned by creating pictures.


We discussed the names for various types of housing and drew our own houses.


We practised our knowledge of numbers and colours by completing some challenging written work


P3M please have your talks about your chosen artist prepared for Monday 1 April. We will listen to some each day that week. If there is a problem with this please talk to Mrs Munro or Mrs Bailey. We are looking forward to listening to the talks and learning lots of information about a variety of artists.


P5 are holding a toy sale on Thursday 4 April to raise money for The Sick Kids. Toys will be priced at 50p, £1 and £2.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M


P3M Science / Technologies

As part of our topic, we are making games involving magnets on Monday afternoon. We designed our games earlier this week and are needing some materials that we don’t have in school but you might have at home. If you have any of the following, please bring them to school on Monday:

  • Corks
  • Botle tops
  • Nets (e.g. from tangerines)
  • Sticks

If there was something specific you wanted to bring in from home for your own game, please remember to ask an adult first!

P5 fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick Kids)


In P5 we are going to be doing a toy sale to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital (Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity). It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have one or two toys that you would like to donate can you please bring them in next week and by Monday 1st of April at the latest.

Please don’t bring in toys that you want to keep, you can bring in toys that you don’t play with any more or that have been sitting in your cupboard. It might be a good time to have a spring clean!

Please put any toys you bring in on the table in the P5 library.

Some examples of toys we would like are


Action figures or Barbies

Soft toys


Baby toys so you can buy them for younger brother and sisters

Board games

Loom bands



Can you please make sure the toys are clean and good quality.


P5H and P5HW

P3M Home Learning Activities



Please complete the reading assigned for your group. Ask someone at home to ask you questions to help you with your understanding of the book. If you have been given a ‘rocket’ bookmark, use this to help.


Continue to practise your spelling words for this fortnight. Remember you can access these on Spelling City using the link previously given or by searching for Mrs Bailey and Mrs Munro on the Spelling City website.

Keep on working on your common words too. We will have another spelling assessment at some point after the Easter break.

Art / Talking and Listening

This term we have looked at the work of L.S. Lowry and discussed his style, type of paintings and what he was trying to communicate through his art.

Your task is to prepare a short talk about an artist. It should include:

  • The name of the artist.
  • When they lived / if they are still living.
  • What they painted / drew / sculpted.
  • Why you chose to talk about this person.
  • An example of their work and your thoughts and opinions of it.

If the artist is well-known, let Mrs Bailey or Mrs Munro know the name of the piece of art you will include in your talk and we can ensure we have an image prepared to show on the Smartboard.

Please be ready to give your talk from Monday 1 April. We will listen to talks throughout that week.


Choose one of these activities to help reinforce the work we have been doing in class.

Counting in twos: Practise counting forwards and backwards in twos. Write some patterns e.g. 2,4,6,8 or 12,10, 8, 6. See how far you can go.

Ordering hundreds: Roll a dice three times to make a 3-digit number. Write it down, Keep on doing this until you have five 3-digit numbers. Now put them in order.

2 dice duel: Roll 2 dice to create a 2-digit number. Roll 2 dice again to create another. Add the numbers together using an ‘Empty Number Line’ to record your thinking. Play against a friend or family member – see who can get to the correct answer the fastest.

P4 Food Bank Charity Collection

Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for the Edinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.

 Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:

Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar

Low On Stock: Rice (500g bags), tinned fruit, toilet roll, tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding, pasta sauces (jars), tinned custard, tinned tomatoes, jam.

We can also donate hygiene items such as: deodorant, shampoo, shaving foam & toilet roll.

 ****Please do not send fresh items as refrigeration is not available.****

Please send your donations to school with your child and ask them to pass them on to Primary Four.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks is advance,

P4 Team


P3M Things to Try at Home


Keep practising counting in multiples of 3s and 4s and try to link these to the relevant times tables.

Use these links to help:



Make sure you complete the reading assigned to your group. We will continue to work on our understanding of the text in class.


Continue to work on the highlighted common words that were given to you recently. Can you suggest a fun way to help you learn these?

New words will be on Spelling City soon. Keep working on these in preparation for your dictation.