Category Archives: P3S-Blog

P3-posting your ICT learning about Plants to allow printing

P3B, please use this link to send your Plant Word file – click-here

P3M, please use this link to send your Plant Word file – click-here

P3S, please use this link to send your Plant Word file – click-here

PLEASE ensure your filename includes your name, eg If your name is Fred send a file as:

Fred-Plant

It is also really helpful if your name is in the document so when it is printed you can identify who it belongs to.

It requests a valid email address – use – buckipadP3@gmail.com – DO NOT accept the invitation to create a Dropbox account

P3S 20.04.18

Two things to try this week 🙂
*look at the structure and language of a letter – address, date, ‘dear’, ‘yours sincerely’ etc.
*practise dividing

p.s. please remember to bring back PE kits, indoor shoes and reading books. Thank you! 🙂

 
Numeracy and Maths

This week we have revised our multiplication and division strategies (using an empty number line, equal groups, arrays, fingers to help count in our heads, and fact families).

We are trying to multiply and divide quickly, accurately and confidently, which will come with lots and lots of practice.

We enjoyed the challenge of answering tricky word problems. If you’d like to challenge your child at home, here is a copy of what we did in class and you could change the numbers or scenarios: multiply and divide word problems

We also revised finding the difference between two amounts of money in order to work out the change. Using a number line, we counted on or counted back to calculate the change. Some of us found this pretty tricky, so we will keep practising using number lines for money.

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Literacy and Language

We have been reading non-fiction books this week on a variety of topics. We really enjoyed finding out interesting facts about chocolate, the Titanic, blood, animals and creatures!

In writing, we have started a focus on letters. We looked at the structure of a formal letter – where the address of the sender, recipient and date are at the top of the page. We practised writing a letter to a French pupil, telling them about ourselves. Writing our surnames and the school address was tricky for some of us.

Our spelling words this week have focused on the magic ‘e’ and ‘ing’ rule. We learned to drop the magic ‘e’ when adding ‘ing’ at the end.  
Some words you could practise at home include: make – makingtape – taping, shake – shakingscrape – scrapingdrive – drivingride – ridingstore – storing, joke – joking and use – using.

 

Health and Wellbeing

In PE, Pam has come back for our last 3 weeks of football training. Our dribbling skills are really improving! We need to be respectful and kind to each other during and after games, whether we win or lose. This is a conversation you could have at home as well 🙂

We have also started a mini focus on basketball, after hearing all about Argyll’s exciting basketball club.

With the better weather, we have been improving our fitness with an afternoon run around the playground. By the summer holidays we will be like Mo Farah! 🙂

 

 

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Wildlife friendly playground

After our fantastic visit from the RSPB before the Easter holidays, we created our first habitats and food sources in the playground by planting wildflowers for bees, insects and butterflies. Hopefully we’ll see them before the summer holidays!

 

 

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P3S 23.03.18

Two things to try this week 🙂
*use an empty number line for calculating change
*read some recipes

 

Numeracy and Maths

This week we have practised the connections between multiplication and division, to help us solve division calculations. If we know that 5 x 4 = 20, then 20 ÷ 5 = 4 and 20 ÷ 4 = 5.

We calculated fact families, and challenged ourselves by only using two numbers in our fact family triangle (e.g. 20 and 5) and even one number at the top of our triangle (e.g. 20). You could try a few at home 🙂

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In Maths, we have continued money and started learning how to calculate change. We used a number line to help us, and this picture shows you how the strategy works.
Your child could subtract from 50p, or count on from 15p to work out the difference – whichever works best for them. Some of us found this a tricky concept to understand, so we will do more on this next week.

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Literacy and Language

In reading this week, we have continued thinking more deeply about our reading books;  answering questions about the characters, main events and language in the book. We also enjoyed changing a main event in our reading book, and thought about how that would affect the rest of the story.

In writing, we used our instruction writing skills to create a magical potion recipe. Working together with a team, we went into the playground to gather ingredients before making our potions and recipes. Warning: do not drink!

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Our spelling words this week have focused on the magic ‘o-e’. We learned that when words have a silent ‘e’ at the end, it changes the sound of the ‘o’ from a short ‘o (like in pot) to a long ‘o (like in poke). 
Some words you could practise at home include: woke, coke, smoke, rode, shore, rose, hole, stole, nose and stove. I’m sure your child can think of plenty more!

 

ICT

In ICT with Mr Hyde, we have been learning to use Microsoft Word. We can now change the colour, size and font of our typing, and add a picture in from Google. We can show you at home!

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40th Birthday Celebrations

After weeks of practising our Buckstone school song and our primary 3 version of ‘Go Your Own Way’ by Fleetwood Mac, we absolutely loved performing in our 40th Birthday extravaganza! We really hope you enjoyed watching it, and I’m sure we will treasure our very special medals.

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P3S 16.3.18

Two things to try this week 🙂
*practise answering multiplication questions quickly
*ask your child some questions about their reading book: BloomsButtons


Numeracy and Maths

This week we have practised answering multiplication questions as quickly as we can. We have gone over the 2, 4, 8, 5 and 10 so far, and will do 3, 6 and 9 next week.

We have also continued reciting the times tables. If you would like to practise at home (and have a giggle) these youtube videos have been good fun: 2 times table
4 times table    8 times table     5 times table     10 times table

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We tried answering some word problems today with a partner, and a lot of us found this pretty tricky.  We will do more of this over the next few weeks, but if you would like to challenge your child at home, you could change the numbers and scenarios of these:  Word Problems

 

Literacy and Language

This week we have looked at nouns, adjectives and verbs again, and went on a word hunt through our reading book.

In writing, we continued creating instructions and celebrated Sports Relief by making some fitness instructions. We really enjoyed creating a routine for our partner, even after some of us had to do 30 star jumps!

Our spelling words this week have focused on the magic ‘i-e’. We learned that when words have a silent ‘e’ at the end, it changes the sound of the ‘i’ from a short ‘i’ (like in pin) to a long i (like in pine). 
Some words you could practise at home include: fine, spine, shine, wife, like, drive, ride, prize and stripe.

 

Health and Wellbeing

In PE, we have been getting football training from Pam, who used to play for Scotland’s national team. She is now a coach with Hearts and we have loved having her in. She will be with us for the next 4 weeks.

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Sports Relief

Wearing sporty clothes today, we braved the cold and went outside for some games with the other primary 3s. We have enjoyed doing the daily mile and dancing along to some 5-a-day videos too this week! Thank you so much for your kind donations again!

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Sports Relief 2018

MESSAGE FROM P5 PUPILS 

Dear Parents/Guardians

We are excited to tell you that Primary 5 are raising money for Sport Relief this year!

On Friday 16th March your children can dress up as their favourite sports person. Please bring in £1 (or contribute via Parent Pay). It would be great if the children could share one or two facts about their favourite sports person!

As well as dressing up we will be doing Run a Mile on Wednesday, Thursday  and Friday. Every class will be taking part in the run, so remember your trainers. Remember to do your best – run as far as you can.

Don’t feel the need to go out and buy new clothes. Be creative with what you have! Strips are allowed but we are reminding everyone to be respectful of all favourite sports stars.

Have fun!

From P5

P3S 9.3.18

Two things to try this week 🙂
*practise reciting times tables – 2×1=2, 2×2=4, 2×3=6 ….
*write step by step instructions at home – how to build a lego house, how to make a sandwich, how to tidy my bedroom 🙂

 

Numeracy and Maths

This week we have continued practising multiplication calculations, using an empty number line, equal groups, arrays and finger counting to help. We have loved playing ‘Hit the Button’ on the ipads in class.

We have also practised dividing using the same strategies.
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We have started reciting the times tables. There are lots of good youtube songs to help go over this at home, for example: 2 times table 4 times table

In Maths, we have been ordering money, calculating which groups of coins have the lowest value until the highest value. We have continued adding together and taking away amounts of money. Topmarks has some super games to help with this if you would like to practise at home. We liked ‘Toy Shop Money Game’and ‘Coins Game’ a lot.

 

Literacy and Language

We have looked at contractions this week (e.g. don’t, couldn’t, she’ll), learning that some words with an apostrophe show us that two words have been squeezed together. We practised matching contractions to their full words. We then tried to spot them in our reading book.

In writing, we have practised writing directions, and will be spending a couple of weeks looking at instruction writing. Using a map, we wrote directions for a partner to try and follow. We enjoyed following our partner’s instructions!

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Our spelling words this week have focused on the magic ‘a-e’. We learned that when words have a silent ‘e’ at the end, it changes the sound of the ‘a’ from a short ‘a’ (like in cat) to a long a (like in cake). 
Some words you could practise at home include cakemakebrakeatelatedate,
frameshamespade and scrape.

 

Out and about in the snow

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World Book Day

We loved reading our books from home, the books we bought at the book fair and the ones we swapped from the Book Swap box during our Drop Everything and Read time today! Sharing our love of reading, we really enjoyed all of our activities today, not to mention the super costumes!

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World Book Day (again)

World Book Day was on Thursday 1st March (last Thursday) and due to the snow all events in the school have been postponed to this week.  Children can dress up (on Friday 9th) as a character from their favourite book.  They can also bring in that favourite book and perhaps the one they are currently reading if it is different. 

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There will be a few activities going on in school on Thursday such as:

  • DEAR – Drop Everything and Read

    • A bell will sound and at that moment children are to stop anything they are doing and begin to read the story they have brought with them.

  • Book Swap

    • As we had during Book Week Scotland there will be a box in the top landing and lower landing of the school where children can drop off a book they have enjoyed reading for a book someone else has deposited.

Finally, the P3 class libraries are in need of some modernisation and an update and it would be great if any families could donate some books, so that we can restock our libraries with fresh literature for the children. 

Thank you,

The P3 Team. 

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