Category Archives: Primary 3A

Reading Books online

Have a look at the list of websites that have free books to read or listen to.
Accelerated Reading –  Choose a book from the library, then complete the quiz.
Oxford Owls – Please ask your parents to sign-up for free then choose a book at your level:
Schloastic Magazines, Fiction and Non-Fiction books. Choose either Grades 1-2 or 3-4 or have a nosey around!
Audible – Listen to a variety of stories.   https://stories.audible.com/discovery
Renfrewshire Libraries – If you have a membership with the library, you can go online and  ‘borrow’ e-books and audio books
Books Trust – This website only recommends books suitable for your reading age and interests but that might help you find what you are looking for or recommend little gems! https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/
First News Weekly – First News is a weekly newspaper aimed at 7 to 14-year-olds.  We report the news in an age-appropriate and non-scary way that gets children engaged.
Lots of Kindle books are free if you have Amazon Prime.

P3. What will our week look like?

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —B.B. King

Welcome to a New Year! We hope you’ve managed to enjoy your Christmas and New Year holidays. Unfortunately, we’re not able to welcome you back the way we wanted to but we look forward to working with you online.

 

Here is a little rundown of how we would like our home learning to go:

  • There will be three main posts every day:
  • Every day you should say ‘hello/good morning’ in the Check-in post before starting any work. This will let us keep a register.
  • We will also have a Daily Task post where you will find the tasks for that day. There will be links there to take you to each assignment.
  • We will have a Pupil of the Day post where you can leave a compliment for your friend.
  • You may have a Team meeting. Your teacher will let you know when this is each week.  If you can please join the meeting to say hello and give us your news. It will be lovely to hear from you. If you can’t join us, please don’t worry.
  • Assignments– Please upload your work to the assignments tab so we can give you feedback.  We will set the closing date for assignments for one month and you can still hand them in after this date.
  • Daily Tasks– Every day you will have Literacy (spelling and at least one other task), Numeracy and Maths (mental and one main task), Health and Wellbeing (Pupil of the Day, daily fitness and another task) and one other curricular area .e.g. art, music, topic.
  • Sometimes additional tasks may be posted that are not assignments. You can simply respond to these with a comment or by uploading a photo when you reply to the post.
  • Please keep the General Channel tidy and only reply to the posts so there are not comments all over the place.   Please only chat with your friends and use emojis and GIFs in the Chill-Out Zone. Do not share your gamer username on Teams.
  • We know that every home has different arrangements about when and how you do work, so please do not worry if you can’t get everything or even anything done. You can only do what you can and please email us if you have any questions or worries. Could parents please use their personal email account and not their child’s glow account for this.

 The most important thing is to stay safe and happy.  If you or your grown ups are finding it difficult to balance online learning with life at home, take a break from it and come back when you can. Just do what you do in school – try your best and ask for help if you need it.

Click on the ‘Thumbs-Up’ to see what we’ll be doing each week.

 

 

From all the P3 Class Teachers

P3A and P3M w/b 07.12.20

Hi everyone! Here is your homework for the week ahead.

Literacy – 

Reading – Please read and discuss the text issued in class. Remember to use The 3 Sharings to do this as this will help you to understand what you have just read.

Spelling – Our spelling rule this week is ‘ee’

Your list of focus words is issued within your assignment in Teams.

Remember to choose an active spelling task to help you remember your words.

I wonder if you will see any of your words while you are reading? If you do, stop, look, spell, check.

Numeracy –

An assignment has been issued on Teams.

We have been continuing to learn our tables. This week we have been using arrays as a strategy to show and calculate multiplications.
Continue to work on learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home.  Start with the 2 and then when you are confident try the 10 and then the 5. Play games, ask someone to quiz you, write them out and recite them.
Your task this week is to find items at home to create your own arrays. Perhaps using toys, tins or buttons. For each array that you create, say the multiplication and calculate the answer.  You may wish to take a photograph and upload it on Teams.
I have attached a picture arrays activity. We have been making the link between arrays, multiplication and repeated addition. This is an optional task should you wish to complete it.

Mrs McLean and Mrs McKay

P3A & P3M Homework w.b 30th Nov

Hi everyone! Here is your homework for the week ahead.

Literacy – 

Reading – Please read and discuss the text issued in class. Remember to use The 3 Sharings to do this as this will help you to understand what you have just read.

Spelling – Our spelling rule this week is ‘ai’

Your list of focus words is issued within your assignment in Teams.

Remember to choose an active spelling task to help you remember your words.

I wonder if you will see any of your words while you are reading? If you do, stop, look, spell, check.

Numeracy –

There is no numeracy assignment this week.

We have begun learning the 2, 10 and 5 times tables over the last few weeks.  Here is a link to some games you can play at home to help you learn them.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

As always please ask if unsure.

Mrs McLean and Mrs McKay

P3A and P3M w/b 23.11.20

Hi everyone! Here is your homework for the week ahead.

Literacy – 

Reading – Please read and discuss the text issued in class. Remember to use The 3 Sharings to do this as this will help you to understand what you have just read.

Spelling – Our spelling rule this week is ‘ch’ to make a ‘k’ sound.

Your list of focus words is issued within your assignment in Teams.

Remember to choose an active spelling task to help you remember your words.

I wonder if you will see any of your words while you are reading? If you do, stop, look, spell, check.

Numeracy –

A numeracy assignment for this week has also been issued on Teams.

As always please ask if unsure.

Mrs McKay

P3A and P3M w/b 16.11.20

Hi everyone! Here is your homework for the week ahead.

Literacy – 

Reading – Please read and discuss the text issued in class. Remember to use The 3 Sharings to do this as this will help you to understand what you have just read.

Spelling – Our spelling rule this week is ‘air’.

Your list of focus words is issued within your assignment in Teams.

Remember to choose an active spelling task to help you remember your words.

I wonder if you will see any of your words while you are reading? If you do, stop, look, spell, check.

Numeracy –

There is no numeracy assignment this week.   There is a Sumdog competition on and it would be great if you could manage to take part at home.

As always please ask if unsure.

Mrs McKay

P3A & P3M Homework w.b 9th Nov.

Here is an outline of your homework this week.

Literacy

Reading – Please read and discuss the text issued in class. Remember to use The 3 Sharings to do this as this will help you to understand what you have just read.

Spelling – Today  we discussed some spelling rules  including ‘ou’ making the ‘u’ sound.

Your list of focus words is issued within your assignment in Teams.

Remember to choose an activity from the choice board to help you remember your spelling rules.

I wonder if you will see any of your words while you are reading? If you do, stop, look, spell, check.

Numeracy –

An assignment for the week has been issued in Teams.

Remember to continue to work on speedy recall of number bonds to 20 and Learn Its.

 

As always please ask if unsure of anything,

Mrs McLean and Mrs McKay

P3A and P3M Homework w/b 02.11.20

Hi everyone, we hope you all had a lovely weekend. Here is your homework for the week ahead.

Reading – Please read and discuss the text issued in class. Remember to use the 3 sharings to do this.

Spelling – Today  we discussed some spelling rules  including ‘wa’

Your list of focus words is issued within your assignment in Teams.

Remember to choose an activity from the choice board to help you remember your spelling rules.

We wonder if you will see any of your words while you are reading? If you do, stop, look, spell, check.

Numeracy –

This assignment has been issued on Teams –

We continue to work on estimating and rounding in class and we have been learning to use rounding to estimate an approximate answer to a calculation.
Complete the activity attached.
Here is a Rocket Rounding game for you to try at home. Play with numbers to 99 or 999 depending on what you are comfortable with. You can also play with or without a number line.
As always please ask if you are unsure,
Mrs McLean and Mrs McKay