# P5S – Book Detectives due 5.10.17

Today you were issued with your Book Detectives homework. New books have once again been chosen by those of you who completed your book this week. Please remember you are choosing the number of chapters/pages being read each week for homework therefore you should ensure you are choosing a realistic amount to read, eg. not too much OR too little. Most of the books chosen should be completed within two weeks although some of our more avid readers may complete their book sooner.

• Summariser – Write a short paragraph (6-8 sentences) describing what has happened during the pages you have read this week.
• Illustrator – Draw an illustration from the pages read this week. It might be your favourite part or an important part of the story . Please remember to include a sentence or two describing what your illustration is showing.

Please ensure you complete your reading otherwise you will be unable to participate in the group activities in class.

# P5S – Homework w/b 25.9.17

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous holiday weekend. I am looking forward to hearing all of your stories when we are back in class. Here is your homework for the coming week. As always, our reminders are at the bottom of the post.

Spelling:  List 23 or 34 should be completed for Friday. Each of your spelling rule words and your common words should be copied into your jotter twice.  Please complete uplevelled sentences. Each sentence should included a spelling rule word.

Personal Reading Challenge: You now have 3 weeks left of our Personal Reading Challenge. You are aiming to read the number of books you decided on at the beginning of term. How many of you will manage to achieve this? Please remember to record the books (as you finish) in our class reading record.

Topic:  You now have 1 week to work on this project. All details can be found here.  Remember to practice presenting your presentation to someone at home.

Maths:  This week I would like you to go on an angle hunt around your house. Try to find at least 2 examples of the following angles:

• acute
• right angle
• obtuse

Challenge: Can you find an example of a straight angle and/or a reflex angle?

You should record your findings in your maths homework jotter. Please also include an illustration of where you found your angle with the angle clearly labelled, eg. remember the video we watched about the pizza. This task should be completed by Friday.

As discussed in class, we really need to practice our multiplication tables. If you have a few minutes, please use the multiplication trainer below.

Multiplication Trainer

Division Trainer

H&WB: Thank you to those of you who took the time to show someone at home all of our photographs and comment on the blog – and there are quite a few now! Our blog isn’t just to post your homework and class/school reminders, it is also to highlight the great work you are all completing and show it off to someone at home. Please remember to have a look at the posts on our blog on a regular basis and leave a comment to tell us what you think.

1. P.E. will be on Tuesday and Friday this week. A few of you are still not bringing a proper change of kit. Please ensure you have shorts and a separate t-shirt to change into. Any girls wearing tights should bring socks to wear during our P.E. sessions. Also long hair should be tied back.
2. There are still some homework jotters needing covered. Please cover these if you haven’t already done so. If you require paper, please ask.
3. If you wish to take part in the design competition for BAE Systems, please click here for further details.
4. Parents’ Night request forms were issued last week. These should be returned to school by Tuesday.

See you on Tuesday.

Mrs O’Neill

# P5S – Book Detectives due 28.9.17

Yesterday you were issued with your Book Detectives homework. New books have been chosen by those of you who completed your book during our last homework session. Please remember you are choosing the number of chapters/pages you are reading each week for homework. Most of the books chosen should be completed within two weeks although some of our more avid readers may complete their book within one week.

For Thursday 28th September you should read the chapters/pages decided upon. There is no written homework this week as we will be completing comprehension activities in class based on what you have read. Please remember to read aloud to someone at home and, if possible, your reading feedback form (one section) should be completed. You should base your discussion on the 3 sharings method we have been using in class (details are stuck inside your Book Detectives jotter).

Please ensure you complete your reading otherwise you will be unable to participate in the group activities in class.

# P5S – Homework w/b 18.9.17

Good afternoon everyone! Well, what a busy week that was! We had Maths Week Scotland where we learned all about maths in many of our lessons …… and not just our maths lessons!  We have also had a couple of trips out of school – I hope you enjoyed them.

Here is your homework for this week. As always, reminders are at the bottom of the post (there are quite a few this week).

Spelling: Please complete either list 22 or 33 in your spelling jotter. The task has changed slightly this week due to us having a shorter week in school. Please copy each word out twice and complete 3 sentences using spelling rule words.  As always, your sentences should be uplevelled as much as possible by using ambitious VCOP. This task should be completed and returned to school by Thursday.

Personal Reading Challenge: You now have 4 weeks left of our Personal Reading Challenge. You are aiming to read the number of books you decided on at the beginning of term. We already have someone in class who has achieved their target which is just fabulous! Once you complete a book, it should be recorded in our class reading record.

Please bring your book to school as this will allow you to read it during our ERIC sessions.

Topic:  You now have 2 weeks to work on this project. All details can be found here.  Please remember to manage your time wisely – do not leave everything until the last moment!

Maths:  As it is a short week, there will be no official maths homework. However, if you wish to complete additional practice of your tables, please use the links below. You may also access Sumdog and play the games if you have time. Additional practice is always beneficial.

Multiplication Trainer

Division Trainer

H&WB: There have been a number of photographs posted on our blog over the last week. Please show them to someone at home and leave a comment on the blog. The comment can be about what they think of what we have been doing and/or what you have enjoyed. This should be completed by Thursday.

1. Tomorrow (Monday) we will be having our first Read & Munch with Primary 1. You may, if you wish, bring some fruit or vegetables to eat while you read.
2. P.E. will be on Tuesday this week. A few of you are still not bringing a proper change of kit. Please ensure you have shorts and a separate t-shirt to change into. Any girls wearing tights should bring socks to wear during our P.E. sessions. Also long hair should be tied back.
3. There are still some homework jotters needing covered. Please cover these if you haven’t already done so. If you require paper, please ask.
4. Information regarding how you may help “design our container” was issued last week. If you wish to take part in the “design our container” task please remember this should be returned to school by Wednesday 20th September.
5. If you wish to take part in the design competition for BAE Systems, please click here for further details.
6. Parents’ Night request forms will be issued this week. Please return them as soon as possible.
7. It is a short week as September weekend is nearly here. School will be closed on Friday (22nd) and the following Monday (25th).

See you in the morning.

Mrs O’Neill

# P5S – Book Detectives due 21.9.17

On Friday you were issued your Book Detectives homework. New books have been chosen by those of you who completed your book during our last homework session. Please remember you are choosing the number of chapters/pages you are reading each week for homework. Most of the books chosen should be completed within two weeks although some of our more avid readers may complete their book within one week.  For Thursday 21st September you should complete the following:

• Read the chapters/pages chosen. You should read, at least a chapter, aloud to someone at home. If possible, please ask them to complete the feedback form (only one section needs to be completed per week). Remember to use the 3 sharings method when discussing your book (the suggested questions are on the inside cover of your jotter).
• Complete the Word Finder segment – 4 words with definitions. Please remember to record the page number.
• Complete the Illustrator segment – draw a picture related to what you have read and write a sentence (or two) to describe what your picture is showing.

Examples of both segments can be found below. Please remember to look at previous feedback for any possible ways in which you can make your homework even better.

Mrs O’Neill

# P5S – Homework w/b 11.9.17

Good morning everyone! Another week in Primary 5 has flown by – does that mean we are having fun?

Due to Maths Week Scotland taking place you will only have maths homework this week (although you do have a couple of ongoing tasks which can be worked on). Please keep reading for a note of your homework and reminders for the coming week.

Personal Reading Challenge: You now have 5 weeks left of our Personal Reading Challenge. You are aiming to read the number of books you decided on at the beginning of term. Once you complete a book, it should be recorded in our class reading record.

Please bring your book to school as this will allow you to read it during our ERIC sessions.

Topic: Last week you were issued with your long term personal project. You now have 3 weeks to work on this project. All details can be found here.

I am delighted at the number of you who have already made a start on your projects. I am loving the enthusiasm!

Maths:  Please play at least 10 minutes of Sumdog each evening (Monday-Thursday). Obviously if you wish to play for longer, you may. We are aiming to achieve as many points as possible for our school. The more you play, the more points we will receive. You have the chance to answer 1000 questions each! Passwords were issued last week and we have had a practice run in class to ensure everyone was able to access their account.

Tomorrow you will be issued with your maths bingo card which should be used for homework this week. Please follow the instructions carefully. You may complete a single line or full house – the choice is yours!

Multiplication Trainer

Division Trainer

1. Due to our Maths Week our P.E. times will be changed therefore we will be aiming to complete our Daily Mile most days this week. Please ensure you bring a suitable outdoor, waterproof jacket to school every day.
3. We are still awaiting a few homework letter tear off slips regarding internet access. These should be returned as soon as possible.
4. Our trip to Stirling Castle is on Thursday. School uniform should be worn and a packed lunch should be brought in a carrier bag. If you wish, you may bring spending money (no more than £5.00).
5. All trip consent forms and money should be returned as soon as possible.
6. We will be visiting the Co-op on Friday as part of our Maths Week. You may bring £1.00 to spend if you wish.
7. Information regarding how you may help “design our container” was issued last week. If you wish to take part in this, please hand in your completed design by Wednesday 20th September.

See you in the morning.

Mrs O’Neill

# P5S – Book Detectives

As discussed in class today, there is no Book Detectives homework for the coming week due to our Maths Week taking place. Reading homework will be issued next week and will be due to be completed for Thursday 21st September.

# P5S – Homework w/b 4.9.17

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. Homework is now well under way and the standard is certainly improving from week to week. Keep it up!  Here is your homework for the coming week. As always, our reminders are at at the bottom of the post (we have quite a few this week).

Please remember, if you are unsure of any aspect of your homework, to ask in class as soon as possible. You may also leave a comment on the blog for me. Please DO NOT leave any questions until the day your homework is due as this will be too late.

Spelling:  You should complete either list 21 or list 32 in your jotter. Please remember each word (12 in total) should be written out twice in your jotter. A further two words with the same spelling rule should be found and recorded in your jotter. Choose 5 of your spelling words and write an uplevelled sentence for each of them.

Please ensure you are including a date and title at the beginning of your work. Your title should be your list number. This task should be completed and returned to school by Friday.

Personal Reading Challenge: You now have 6 weeks left of our Personal Reading Challenge. You are aiming to read the number of books you decided on at the beginning of term. Please remember you should be reading your personal reader at home, not just during ERIC time. Once you complete a book, please remember to record it in our class reading record.

Please bring your book to school as this will allow you to read it during our ERIC sessions.

Maths:  I was very impressed at how well the maths homework was completed this week. Keep an eye on our blog for some examples of very good work.

Please remember ALL workings should be shown (this will allow me to see any mistakes you may have made in your calculations) and a sentence answer should be given, eg. There are 258 boys in Bishopton Primary School. Please date your work and give it a title.

Group 1

Group 2

Multiplication Trainer

Division Trainer

1. P.E. is on Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure you have a full kit to change into.  This should include shorts/leggings, suitable trainers and a change of t-shirt.
3. Homework letter tear off slips regarding internet access should be returned as soon as possible.
4. Some PATHS consent forms have still to be returned.
5. Trip consent forms and money should be returned as soon as possible.
6. Our consent form for local walking trips have been issued. The sooner they are all returned, the sooner we can organise our first trip to the library.
7. Information regarding how you may help “design our container” was issued last week. If you wish to take part in this, please hand in your completed design by Wednesday 20th September.
8. Our Travel Champions visited us on Friday to tell us about their work. They also told us about their competition where you can design a road safety poster about walking to school. This should be completed on A4 paper and returned to school by Friday 8th September. You may just win our class some extra playtime! Please click here for all the details.

See you on Monday.

Mrs O’Neill

# P5S – Group 1 Maths Homework w/b 4.9.17

Please read each question carefully so you understand fully what is being asked of you and the type of operation which should be used.

Each answer should show all workings and include a sentence answer. I will model how to do this in class on Monday. This task should be completed and returned to school by Friday. Your maths homework jotter will be issued in class on Monday.

Work It Out!

Worded Problems

1. Mrs O’Neill asked Max and Cole to count the scissors in class. Each block holds 29 pairs of scissors. If we have 3 blocks, how many scissors did the boys count altogether?

2. Fraser has been saving his pocket money for 7 weeks now.                        If Fraser receives £9.50 each week, how much has he saved?

3.  Alexandra has 36 packets of Haribos hidden in her school bag. If           she was to share them equally between herself and 5 of  her                   classmates,  how many packets would they get each?

4.  There are 52 weeks in a year. If Miren reads one book every 2                  weeks, how many would she read in a year?

5.  Emma likes to collect pencils. She has collected 16 pencils every            week for 9 weeks. How many pencils does Emma now have?

6.  Alexander has scored 12 goals for his football team in his last 4             games. If he scored the same amount in each game, how many did       he score each week?

7.  Rosie went to the cinema to see the Emoji movie. Her ticket was           £4.75. If she paid with a £10.00 note, how much change would               she receive?

8.  (Challenge question)   There are 27 children, plus Mrs O’Neill, in           P5S. How many shoes would we have in the class in total? (not               including field shoes or gym shoes)

# P5S – Group 2 Maths Homework w/b 4.9.17

Please read each question carefully so you understand fully what is being asked of you and the type of operation which should be used.

Each answer should show all workings and include a sentence answer. I will model how to do this in class on Monday. This task should be completed and returned to school by Friday. Your maths homework jotter will be issued in class on Monday.

Work It Out!

Worded Problems

1. Mrs O’Neill asked Max and Cole to count the scissors in class. Each block holds 29 pairs of scissors. If we have 3 blocks, how many scissors did the boys count altogether?

2. Fraser has been saving his pocket money for 7 weeks now.                        If Fraser receives £9.00 each week, how much has he saved?

3.  Alexandra has 36 packets of Haribos hidden in her school bag. If           she was to give 6 of her classmates an equal amount of packets,              how many packets would they get each?

4.  There are 52 weeks in a year. If Miren reads one book every 2                  weeks, how many would she read in a year?

5.  Emma likes to collect pencils. She has collected 12 pencils every           week for 8 weeks. How many pencils does Emma now have?

6.  Alexander’s football team has scored 24 goals in the last 3 weeks.       If Alexander scored half of them, how many goals did he score in           total?

7.  Rosie went to the cinema to see the Emoji movie. Her ticket was           £4.50. If she paid with a £10.00 note, how much change would               she receive?

8.  (Challenge question)   There are 27 children, plus Mrs O’Neill, in           P5S. How many shoes would we have in the class in total? (not                including field shoes or gym shoes)