### Mary Poppins (50th anniversary celebrations)

This term, we will be looking at the film Mary Poppins as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations. The film was released in 1964 the same year our school was opened!

We will be looking at votes for women, financial education along with songs and a host of artwork.

P3Fs enjoyed a really productive afternoon in the sun, trying to re-create the pictures that the character, Bert, made in the Mary Poppins film.

We used chalk and displayed these pictures in a row. After the perimeter of the playground was covered, we followed the rhyme – “think, wink, blink twice, closed our eyes” and jumped into our pictures!

### Please see our topic questions below. If you have any suggestions or information that would help us to answer our questions please let us know. P3FS

When were the first castles in Scotland built? (Pupil)

How did people build castles long ago? (Pupil)

Who was in charge of the castle? (Pupil)

Who lived in the castles? (Pupil)

How do you deliver a talk to an audience that is interesting and informative? (Teacher)

Why are there ruined castles in Scotland? (Teacher)

What were castles made from? (Pupil)

How does daily life in a castle long ago compare to our life now? (Teacher)

How can we work together as a team? (Teacher)

How is a product designed and created? (Teacher)

### Children in Need

What a fantastic day it was today in Lochardil. We loved having boys, girls and staff dressed in their pyjamas. The Junior Leaders did a fantastic job with the Pudsey themed games, and Mr Cook was tired out after playing goal-keeper at lunchtime.

### Homework (28th October 2013 – 31st October 2013)

#### – Complete maths puzzle:

Use your house number to make as many different sums as you can! (You can use add, subtract, divide or multiply. If you don’t have a house number, you can use the numbers in your postcode)

### Homework for this week:

– Complete maths sums in jotter (takeaway single digit from 2 digit number)

Write and practise spelling words: eat, meat, beat, stream, dream or under, teacher, letter, flower, better

Maths and spelling is due on Thursday (19th  September 2013).

Reading homework should be completed each night (Mon-Thurs) and page numbers are written in purple diary. Pupils should bring their purple diary and reading book to school every day.