Block 5 Class Information
Teacher(s) :Miss Kennedy, Miss L Reid (Technologies)
PE days : Tuesday and Wednesday with outdoor gym on Fridays.
Important Dates : Class assembly Thursday 9th May 11.15am
Monday 6th May Bank Holiday, Tuesday 7th May In Service Day
Monday 3rd June Class Trip to Vikingar
Your child’s diary will be ticked to indicate what homework they have each week and when it has to be handed in. Spelling activities are at the front of the spelling homework jotter.
Spelling will be given out on a Monday to be completed for Thursday. The jotters will be returned marked on Thursday to revise for the spelling test on Friday.
Reading books will be renewed on a Monday, to be read for the Friday. Please hear your child read aloud and help them to use their reading strategies for any unfamiliar words. You will continue to see a wider variety of books sent home this year.
Maths homework will be sent home on a Tuesday to be completed for the Friday. this may be a written sheet, a Sumdog task or an active task.
Please note homework tasks may change due to holidays and our assembly. Keep checking the diary.
Literacy and Modern Languages:
Primary 3 will continue with the Jolly Phonics and Grammar programme.
As reading books are individual this year, comprehension skills will be learned through whole class and group level activities. Please continue to discuss and ask questions when doing reading at home with your child.
In block 4, we focused on personal writing which the children enjoyed. Writing this block will cover a variety of functional and imaginative writing linked to our topic.
Numeracy and Mathematics :
A big part of our numeracy learning this year will be covered through SEAL maths. (Strategies in Early Arithmetical Learning) These are active strategies taught in groups to support and develop learning in number. A large number of our class have now completed SEAL maths for this year but we will continue to revise learned strategies and linked them to other learning in class in this block.
We will learn to read the time using analogue and digital clocks and how time is important in every day lives. Area of shapes and volume will be covered for all pupils and we will look at different ways of recording and reading information from graphs, tables etc. Super Maths group will also extend their learning in fractions to recognise fifths and tenths and calculate a fraction of a number.
Health and Wellbeing :
In PATHS we will use decision wheels to put our strategies in place before learning about more feelings to complete the P3 programme.
We will learn about different types of medicine and discuss the safety aspects of medication.
Broad General Education :
We are looking at magnets in science and are busy rehearsing for our Eco assembly which incorporates lots of drama and singing. Every child has a spoken part.
Once our assembly is completed, we will move on to learning about the Vikings, we have already established what the children know, want to learn and how they want to learn about them.
How Can You Help at Home? :
As stated before, please ensure all clothes are labelled to avoid clothes being mixed up in the PE changing rooms as this still happens on occasion.
Please check and sign the diary every week. It would be beneficial if you could hear your child reading aloud every week and ask questions about the reading to check they are understanding as they read. Remember Sumdog usernames and passwords in the diaries – this is a great way of improving maths skills using ICT, please don’t wait until it’s a homework task.
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