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17.5.19 P3M

Hi Everyone

We have all enjoyed a fantastic health week and have made the most of the beautiful weather.

Here are some of our activities:

We started the week with a whole school assembly where we spoke about the way we can all make a difference in our street, school and community. The children took a family challenge sheet home yesterday.

In PE we were practising jumping different distances and heights.

We discussed well being indicators and played a game to help us understand what they were.

We listened and responded to Tchaikovsky’s Trepak.

We made healthy muffins.

We participated in a classroom yoga session and had daily Just Dance sessions.

Sports day was great fun with everyone participating and trying their best. Well done to the Green team for being the overall winners.

Mrs Murray spoke to us about keeping ourselves safe in different situations.

Outdoor learning- we worked cooperatively with a partner to complete a list of tasks in our wooded outdoor area and used the iPads to take photographs.

We finished the week with a whole school fitness session in the playground.

SOME OF OUR COMMENTS

I enjoyed the running race because I love running.

I liked the sack race because it was fun falling over.

I liked making the muffins, they were lovely.

I really enjoyed taking photos during our outdoor learning.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

We began to read for information and to make notes for a specific purpose. (New reading books will be given out next Tuesday and Wednesday)

We did a whole class standardised maths assessment using the laptops. The class focused very well on this.

We did a whole class standardised spelling test.

Enjoy the long weekend.

Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M

 

P3M 10.5.19

A short week at school for everyone!

NUMERACY

We were looking at place value and the structure of numbers in our SEAL groups. We were talking about numbers being made up of hundreds, tens and ones . We played a place value game on the iPads to help us practise.

LITERACY

SPELLING

We have continued to focus on learning the common words and had a table competition to help us learn.

WRITING

We wrote a couple of sentences about our long weekend and then swapped with a learning partner to check spelling, punctuation and to offer suggestions for improvement.

We talked about proper nouns and completed some written work to help us practise.

READING

All groups got new books this week. As it was such a short week Lassi, Turmeric and Mangoes have until 21.5.19 to read their books. Tuk Tuk will get a new book on 13.5.19.

FRENCH

We learned to say some words for facial features this week. We drew monsters with numerous coloured eyes, ears noses etc. and will use our knowledge of the vocabulary for numbers and colours to describe our monsters in French.

PE

We continued to work on our athletic skills: running, jumping and throwing. We had a javelin throwing competition!

Hope you all have a good weekend.

Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M

P3M Home Learning Activities 10.5.19

Reading

Make sure you complete the reading agreed for your group. As discussed with Mrs Munro earlier this week, it’s ‘Health Week’ next week and therefore we will not be issuing new reading books. New reading books will be issued the following week.

Spelling

Keep working on your common words. Perhaps you could try one of the activities on the spelling sheet / grid you took home today.

Maths

Keep practising your times table facts. We are working on the 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables but challenge yourself further if you feel you can recall the facts of these tables quickly. Follow this link to play a game to help you:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication

3.5.19 P3M

Hi Everyone

This week we have been discussing our new targets for our learning stories. Please ask your child about the individual star steps they have chosen to work on in literacy, numeracy and music.

Details of how you can help your child in literacy and numeracy are in a separate blog post.

PE

We are practising athletics in PE this term.

MUSIC

We are listening to the music of Tchaikovsky and talking about how it makes us feel.

ICT

In ICT we are continuing to work on our typing skills.

FRENCH

We practised the months of the year and saying when our Birthday is.

Enjoy the long weekend.

Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M

 

 

P3M 26.4.19

Hi Everyone

It was lovely to see the class again after the Easter break.

NUMERACY

We were learning in our SEAL groups this week. Please see separate post for details of how you can help at home.

LITERACY

We have been practising our spelling words in preparation for dictation today.

We wrote about our holidays trying to remember what we have learned about writing so far in P3. Our star steps were to : keep checking for full stops, start our sentences in different ways, think about spelling words and tricky words, try to use some adjectives.

We really enjoyed listening to how we all spent our Easter holidays.

Everyone was given a new reading book this week. Mangoes and Lassi have two weeks to read their books.

PE

We took advantage of the lovely weather to do PE outside and started athletics.

ICT

We were trying to  improve our typing skills using the lap tops. We practised using two hands to type, to use the arrow key for capital letters  and not to press return at the end of every line.

TOPIC

We spoke about the landscape in Buckstone and designed posters to encourage people to live here.

FRENCH

We were practising the months of the year and learning how to say happy birthday.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M

 

P3M Home Learning Activities 2.5.19

Numeracy

This week we discovered that we need to do a bit of revision to help us with subtraction.

Ask someone at home to help you revise the following skills:

Counting backwards in the range 1-100 from different starting points.

Knowing the numbers that add together to make a given number, For example, the number 8 might be made up of 1+7, 2+6,3+5 or 4+4.

Literacy

Reading

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

Spelling

We will be focussing on the common words over the coming weeks. Use the sheet given out at Parents’ Evening to help you learn the words you found more challenging.

P3M 5.4.19

NUMERACY

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.

LITERACY

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.

SCIENCE

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

TOPIC

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

MUSIC

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

RME

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

Numeracy

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

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

Literacy

Reading

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.

Spelling

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

NUMERACY

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.

LITERACY

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!

SCIENCE

We worked in groups  to design a game using magnets.

PE

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

ICT

We practised the skills we have learned by creating pictures.

TOPIC

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

FRENCH

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

TALKS

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.

TOY SALE

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