Onthank Primary 3

Primary 3N

Hello P3N and welcome to our class blog page!

I will use this page to share news and information that is important for our class. Try to remember to check the page regularly to see whether there has been anything new posted.

The main P3 page will be updated regularly with information relevant for all the children in Primary 3. 

Happy Reading!

Mrs Nelson


P3N Homework Week Beginning 04.10.21

For homework this week please:

1) Log into Bug Club and choose a book to read from your ‘My Stuff’ section. Remember to complete the bug quizzes as you read.

2) This week our focus is the ‘ow’ joined phoneme.

Depending on the word, ‘ow’ can make a different sound, for example

ow in cow, brown and down sounds different to

ow in snow, blow and crow.

Watch these video clips to remind you of the different sounds that ow makes:



Below are some activity suggestions for you to choose from. Try to complete at least one activity using ‘ow’ and common words. 

allow down bow owl frown town growl crown

low grow throw follow shallow show

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  • Capital letter spelling –write your spelling words using capital letters.

  • Constellation spelling–draw dots randomly and write the letters/joined phonemes for the word next to the dots, one at each dot. Then join the dots up in order to connect the word.

  • Pyramid writing.

  • Memory Match –write each word twice onto paper and cut them up into cards. Lay them facedown and turn over two cards at a time to try and get a match.

  • Write sentences with your spelling and common words. Please remember our core targets.

  • 3) Play the Obb and Bob phoneme game by clicking on the link below. Select Phase 3 and then choose +ow.


4) Numeracy

Click on the following link and play a game of Paint the Squares and select 1-100. Pick a puzzle that you would like to try, just like we have done in class. 


5) Microsoft Teams



P3N Homework Week Beginning 27.9.21

For homework this week please:

1) Log into Bug Club and choose a book to read from your ‘My Stuff’ section. Remember to complete the bug quizzes as you read.

2) Log in to Bug Club and play the phoneme game that has been allocated to you. 

3) This week our focus is the ‘ew’ joined phoneme. Below are some activity suggestions for you to choose from. Try to complete at least one activity using ‘ew’ and common words. 















  • Spelling Tic-tac-toe – draw a grid just like the one you would use for noughts and crosses, choose a word to play with from your spelling word list, play with your word, first to 3 in a row wins! Use a different word for each game.  

  • Spelling boggle – ask your homework buddy to give you a mixture of letters (joined phoneme focus, vowels and consonants) and try to create as many words as you can using the letters provided.

  • Play a game of Hangman with someone at home.

  • Rainbow writing – choose a different colour to write each letter of a word, e.g. stew

4) Numeracy

Click on the following link and play a game of Shark Numbers to practise your tens and units. Choose the level of game that you would like to play. 



Christmas Craft

Primary 3N have been having lots of fun making our Christmas crafts for the 2020 Onthank ‘virtual’ Christmas craft fayre. Each child has made a reindeer lolly and a personalised snow globe. 

These are priced at £2. This price includes both the snowglobe and the reindeer that your child has made. They are limited edition with only one of each item available per child! 

Payment of the £2 can be made through Parent Pay.

Please see photos below as an example of these festive delights! 



Thursday 12th November 2020

Good morning everyone, hope you’re all doing well!

Let’s have a bit of a catch up day today and you can go back over any of the activities of your choice from last week and this week. Maybe there has been something that you particularly enjoyed, or didn’t have time for, that you could go back to. Perhaps yesterday you didn’t manage to test out your ICT skills and post work that you’ve been busy with to your blog page, you could give it a try today : ) 

Remember that you can access your Bug Club to do some reading, practise your ow words from this week or ew words from last week with active spelling strategies of your choice, try out some of the maths games that I posted links for (scroll to the lower part of this page to find them) – the choice is yours!

I will post a few additional activities below if you fancy trying something new.

Click on the link below to listen to Chapter 2 of The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark – Dark is Kind.


If you enjoy word searches, click below for an ‘Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’ word search.


There is also an ‘ow’ words word search available below.

ow Alternative Digraph Word Search With Word Bank

For something more active, you could try some Pokemon Cosmic Kids Yoga, click the link below.


Or how about some Fresh Prince GoNoodle 


Finally, a drawing activity. Here is a really challenging Pokemon themed ‘Art Hub for Kids’ which involves a  paper folding surprise – good luck!


I hope you have a lovely day and I’m really looking forward to seeing you in school on Friday. Remember it’s Children in Need Day on Friday, check the main school blog page for more information. 

Mrs Nelson

Wednesday 11th November 2020 – Remembrance Day

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Why do we have a  two minute silence on Armistice (Remembrance) Day?

The first two-minutes silence was held on 11 November, 1919, exactly one year after the guns fell silent in the First World War.

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, a promise of peace was made between the Allies (including Britain, France and the USA) and the German forces. This marked the end of the First World War.

At 11am this morning people all over the country will be having a two minute silence to remember the brave men and women who have lost their lives during wars. 

If we were in school today, we would be having a two minute silence in the classroom. I am going to have a two minute silence at home at 11am instead. It would be lovely if you could join me by having a two minute silence at home too. 

If you click on the link below, you will find a Cbeebies video clip called ‘Poppies’. It is two minutes long. If you like, you could watch it quietly during your two minute silence. It shows animals on the battlefields and the poppies that grew in the battlefields after the fighting stopped. 


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Something a little bit different to try today. Click on the link below to enjoy a BBC Literacy lesson. You will be able to brush up on your capital letters skills, enjoy a story about friendship  and do a little bit of writing about hobbies. There are also some cool football skills you might like to try later. Enjoy!


There is a worksheet that goes with this that you will find by clicking on the link below. You could do some of the activities in your head with no need to write anything and for others you could do a little bit of writing in your jotter.



Refresh your knowledge of odd and even numbers by playing this coconut odd or even game. Click on the link below to play. 


Next have a go at  the Funky Mummy game. You can change the game by choosing a different option from the menu. Why not challenge yourself and try some doubles and halves, or maybe addition or subtraction…so many choices!



I’m sure you have been busy working hard over the past week or so and I would love to see some of the things that you have been up to. Normally I would encourage you to bring your jotter to school with you, but we are probably best avoiding that for the time being and trying to stay as ‘Covid Safe’ as we can by limiting the amount of things that we take between school and home.

It would be great to get you all using your Glow blogs to upload work. I know that some of you managed to do this during lockdown and Mrs Saxelby was able to write little messages back to you. I’m hoping to try and do the same thing. 

Mrs Kidd has made a couple of great ‘how to’ videos that I am going to share with you. The first will help you learn how to log in to Glow and the next video will show you how to post messages on your page. 

Today could you watch the videos, then have a go at posting some pictures of your ‘home learning’ work to your blog page. If you found some pterodactyl (or general dinosaur) facts the other day, you could type these on to your blog page too and we could share them on the Interactive whiteboard when we are back in school. 

Click on the link below to learn how to log in to your Glow account:


The next link will show you how to post photos and type on your blog page:


I will look forward to seeing your blog posts. Good luck!

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Tuesday 10th November 2020

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Good morning everyone! Here is your home learning for today. 


In class recently we have been learning about putting words into alphabetical order. Click on the link below for a BBC Bitesize lesson which will help you to practise your skills. There is a short video first of all to remind you what to do, followed by three activities to try. 


Next, choose a new ‘active spelling’ activity, from the link shared yesterday, to practise this weeks ow and common words.

Then log in to Bug Club and choose a book to read.


Following on from the Place Value work that you did yesterday, return to the ‘White Rose Maths’ website by clicking on the link below. This time click on the 2nd video, which is called ‘Using a Place Value chart’. Don’t worry when it mentions answering questions on a worksheet, just have a think about the questions you are asked as you watch the video as a reminder of work that we have done in class. 


Now have a look at the worksheet below to see whether you can work out the values of the tens and units, and hundreds, tens and units using the place value charts. You can just say your answers out loud, or note down your answers in your jotter if you prefer. 


If you’d like to practise your place value skills a bit more, click on the link below for the basketball game we have played at school. You can select the difficulty level that you play.


Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (Poppy Day) is on 11 November (tomorrow) and is also known as Armistice Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am on 11th November to remember the people who have died in wars.

Click below on the Poppy Scotland link and watch a video called ‘a poppys point of view’ to find out a little bit more about why poppies are the symbol for Remembrance and how the money raised from selling poppies helps to support ex-service men/women and their families. 


Here is a CBBC Newsround article about how Armistice Day will be marked this year and how it is a bit different to usual because of Coronavirus. You might like to read this with a grown up at home so that you can have a chat about it as you read. 


If you fancy testing your Remembrance Day knowledge, have a go at reading the activity sheet attached below and try to fill in the missing words so that it makes sense. In England, ‘The Royal British Legion’ are the charity who run the poppy appeal each year. In Scotland, ‘Poppy Scotland’ is the charity that makes the poppies and fund raises through their poppy appeal. The money raised by ‘Poppy Scotland’ is used to support people in Scotland. 



Have a lovely day!

Mrs Nelson



Monday 9th November 2020

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Good morning Primary 3N and happy Monday, I hope you all had a lovely weekend : )

Here is your work for today. 


Please have a look at the main P3 blog page for details of your phoneme and common word list for this week . 


Watch the videos and then choose an active spelling strategy to practise the words. 

Next choose 4 of the ‘ow‘ words and write a sentence for each. Remember your sentence writing check list tips to help with this. 

Log in to Bug Club and choose a book to read, completing the bug questions as you read.


Click on the ‘White Rose Maths’ link below and watch the first video ‘Tens and Ones using Addition’. Don’t worry when it mentions completing a worksheet as you watch, just have a go at the activities that you see in the video. You can pause the video as you watch to give you thinking time. 


Now open up the activity link below. You could write down the answers in your jotter by drawing the pictures, print the sheet and write in your answers, or chat to a grown up at home about the answers – you choose!

Tens and Ones Part Part Whole Model Activity Sheet

Remember you can scroll down this page to find links to on-line maths games. 



Last week I shared a video link for you to have a go at drawing a Pterodactyl. Could you do some research on-line, or in a dinosaur book if you have one, and find out three facts about pterodactyls. You could write your facts down and share them with us when we are back in school.

I hope you have a lovely day, happy learning!

Mrs Nelson 




Friday 6th November 2020

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I hope you enjoyed meeting Plop, the fluffy, baby barn owl when you listened to the story yesterday. 

The ‘setting’ for a story means where a story takes place. In the story ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’ , Plop lives with his mummy and daddy at the top of a very tall tree in a field. In Chapter one – Dark is Exciting, Plop experiences firework night. 

Have a look at the activity below and have a go at drawing where Plop lives. Use firework night as the event that Plop experiences in your picture. You could listen to chapter one again so that the details are clear in your mind if you like. 


Click on the link below for a printable version of the activity.


Once you have completed this task, you could log into your Bug Club account and choose a book to read. Have a go at the ‘Bug’ challenges as you read.

Choose an active spelling activity from the link below to practise the ‘ew‘ words and common words for this week. You will find the word lists on the main P3 blog page. 

Active Spelling Strategies



In class, we have been practising breaking numbers up into hundreds, tens and units (ones). We have also done some work to learn how we can use these skills to help us with addition sums (partitioning). Have a go at the activity below. There are 3 different pages with varying levels of difficulty. Choose the sheet that feels right for you. Click on the link below. 


If you scroll down the page to find the work that I posted on Wednesday, you will find lots of links to maths games. Take your pick and have some fun testing out your numeracy skills!


Remembrance Sunday

This weekend, Sunday 8th November, marks Remembrance Sunday ahead of Remembrance Day (Poppy Day) on Wednesday 11th November next week.

Watch this video from ‘Poppy Scotland’ which will explain to you why we buy and wear poppies, and how they are made.


Why don’t you have a go at making a ‘Poppy’ to display in your window at home, a bit like we did with our rainbow art during ‘Lockdown’. 

Have a look at the main school blog page for news about Children in Need (Pudsey Day) next Friday 13th. 

I will continue to post work for you next week in the same way as I have this week. 

Well done for all your hard work this week. I hope that you have a lovely weekend, stay safe! 


Thursday 5th November 2020

Happy Bonfire Night!

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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

This book is going to be the focus for our new topic. Each week we will read a different chapter.  Click on the link below to listen to Chapter 1: Dark is Exciting.


While you are listening see whether you can hear the answers to the questions below. After listening, you could have a go at writing the answer sentences into your jotter. Remember your sentence writing ‘checklist’ that we use in the classroom. 

Next, click on the link below and you can try to choose the correct words to complete a description of Plop, the baby barn owl. You could do this in your jotter, or print the sheet if you have access to a printer. Have a go at drawing Plop at the end.

Plop missing words description writing


Here is a firework themed 2D shape spotting activity to try. Click on the link below.


You could try designing your own 2D shape firework and make a list of the shapes that you have used.

Here are some Bonfire Night themed addition and subtraction challenge cards that I think you will enjoy trying.

Challenge Cards

Bonfire Night

Did you know that Bonfire Night is sometimes known as Guy Fawkes night. Click on the link below to watch a video and read some information to find out why. It’s quite an exciting story!


Bonfire Night is really exciting, in fact it is one of my favourite nights of the year. I love getting wrapped up cosy and warm, going out in the dark and watching a firework display. The bright colours are so beautiful and all the noises that the fireworks make are so dramatic! Have a look at the link below to find out a bit more about fireworks, there’s even a video to show you how fireworks are made. 


Finally, it is really important to stay safe on Bonfire Night. Watch the video clip below to learn about The Fireworks Safety Code.


Below you will see a list of the main ways to keep yourself safe on Bonfire Night. Use these to have a go at making a poster to help yourself and other people remember how to stay safe.

If you are going out into your garden to celebrate Bonfire Night tonight, have fun and stay safe. It’s quite difficult to celebrate with fireworks in the way we usually would this year, so if you are staying tucked up safe and cosy indoors, have a lovely time and here is a virtual firework display for you to enjoy!

Firework Display

Wednesday 4th November 2020

Hopefully you have all been able to find the ‘ew‘ phoneme homework and common word lists for this week that I posted on the main P3 blog page on Monday. I also hope that you are feeling confident and able to log in to your Bug Club account. When you log in to Bug Club you will find that new books have been allocated to you, some games to practise phonemes that you have learned before and some maths games in the Heinemann Active Maths (HAM) area of your Bug Club account. 

If you are having any difficulty accessing these resources or need some help from me, please send me an email and I will try to help you : )


When you are learning at home it might help you to have a timetable that is a little bit like the one we follow in school, so that you can space out a variety of learning with regular breaks in between. I’ll put a little example for you below. Remember that it’s absolutely fine if you choose a different way of working, these are only suggestions. 

Numeracy Websites


On ‘Hit the Button’ you could choose to practise doubles, halves or number bonds. Select the difficulty level that suits you best.


On ‘Mental Maths Train’ choose + or – at a difficulty level that’s right for you.


Put the ‘Caterpillar Numbers’ into the correct order. Choose your own level of difficulty.







Dyslexia Awareness Week

This week in school we are celebrating ‘Dyslexia Awareness’ week.

Here is a video clip that you might like to watch to help you understand real challenges dyslexic children face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential. Click on the link below:


Perhaps you could try doing some research online to see whether you could find out about any famous people with dyslexia. I wonder who you might find?


For a bit of art fun, have a go at drawing a Pterodactyl by following these instructions, enjoy!

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