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Home Reading

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to let you know ways to keep improving your reading skills.
I will be posting reading activities throughout the week and you should continue reading everyday.
Remember to use the ‘3 Sharings’
  • Likes/ dislikes about what you have read.
  • connections – does it remind you about something, have you read a similar text.
  • Puzzles/ wondering – anything that leaves you thinking – why, what, where, when?
Collin’s have created a home learning account for parents so that children can continue using the BigCat books. There is a worksheet linked to each specific book and inside the ebook is an activity they can complete.  Resources are available for book bands up to Lime
Instructions are in the link below.
Login details
Password: Parents20!
Accelerated Reading.
 If you were given an accelerated reading ZPD number,  you may have noticed the Accelerated Reading (AR) tabs at the top of the Teams Home page.
To find a ‘just right’ book click on the AR Bookfinder tab → student → advanced search → Interest level (choose your age group) → ZPD range →type in your first number (e.g 1.6.) Your second number in your range when you start using AR should only be + one decimal point
Example:- range 1.6 through 1.7
→ Search.
This will bring up a list of books, some of which you will find are Big Cats books.
I know this is a lot of information. I hope it is clear enough to follow.
As always, if there is anything you are unsure of, please let me know. I’ll do what I can to help.
Mrs McLean

Well Done P3A

Well Done !!!!

We have completed our first day of online Teaching and Learning.

Thank you all so much . You did a great job. Please remember this is a new tool for us to learn to use together so please don’t worry if you weren’t able to get all your tasks completed today.

Sometimes ‘Teams’ will be very busy and you might find it difficult to access files, powerpoints or assessments. If this happens, just try again later.

To help share information will put our daily plan on both Teams and our Blog .

Please remember to check-in with me each day either through Chat or  e-mail.

Mrs McLean



P3A At Home Learning

Good Morning

This week starts a new and exciting journey for learning. In class we practised logging in to GLOW. We looked at where tasks will be set and how we can keep in touch with Microsoft Teams. You all did well so I’m sure we can keep in touch this way.

You know we like to use technology to help us learn, you also know that we can sometimes experience wee technical problems. Please don’t worry if this happens. Remember you can also look at the school blog  to see what our learning is for the day.

If you were in school on Thursday, you were given a yellow jotter. This can be used to record any of the learning tasks which you are unable to complete online.

I will continue to try to make learning fun and easy to access by including games, activities, Sumdog (who very kindly have extended access to language tasks too,)  etc.

Remember too that Lego, K-Nex, card games, board games, jigsaws, playdough etc, as well as being GREAT FUN are all tools for learning and really can help with our co-ordination, concentration & perseverance skills. So go on …….look out some of those toy which are gathering dust in a cupboard and PLAY!

Each morning I will post new tasks. I don’t expect everyone to ‘check-in’ at 9 O’clock on the dot but would like you all to ‘check-in’ with me at some point during school hours. Just say ‘hello’ on chat. You can also let me know, through chat, if there is anything you are not sure of. I will do my best to help.

If you can’t get in touch with me through ‘MS Teams’ then send me an e-mail/message through GLOW, that’d be fine too.

From time to time, other teachers will be checking in with you too so make sure you say ’Hi’ back.

I am look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Mclean

w.b 23/9/19 P3A & P3M Homework & Maths Week request

Here are your homework challenges for this week:-

Numeracy:- Use Sumdog to build up your speed with number challenges.

Reading:- think about and discuss the Three Sharings as you read your book. ( Likes/dislikes, links and wondering/puzzles)


Spelling focus for this week = ph making f sound

phone, photo, dolphin, elephant, sphere, alphabet, nephew, turn, here, why.

When writing your words and  three sentences, remember to use the spelling strategies we have practised in class.

Remember :- School Holiday Friday 27th September & Monday  30th September

Next week is Maths Week:-

As part of using maths in  everyday situations, we intend to visit the Co-op to spend our £1.   We will need 2 adult helpers (one per class)  to accompany us.  We will leave school at 10:45 on Tuesday 1st October and return at about 11:45.  You assistance would be very much appreciated. If you are available to help,  please add a note to your child’s homework diary.

Thank you

Mrs McKay & Mrs McLean