Primary 4 11.6.21

This week we have seen our caterpillars grow and become chrysalids! The pupils are all very excited that the metamorphosis from caterpillar into butterfly is beginning and hopefully very soon we will have our beautiful butterflies.  During our topic, we have been researching intently looking at different mini beasts which have been started to be put into Sways to present to each other. There has been some very detailed research and we are looking forward to learning lots of new information.

We have continued to look at analogue time in maths and have been looking at minutes past and minutes to the hour and the pupils have picked it up in no time. They have been enthusiastic about learning about the time and we have made our own clocks to tell the time with. We have also been rounding in 10s and 100s with good confidence.

We’re nearing the end of Charlotte’s Web and we’re hoping for a lovely happy ending for all the animals. We created menus for Templeton the rat with the scraps at the fair and it’s safe to say that all menus were suitably and horrifically disgusting!

Over the last couple of weeks we have had presentations from our Chanter and Brass teachers and there has been a real musical buzz from the pupils. There should be a group call going out at some point in the near future to give more information.

Reminders

PE: Monday and Thursday

Thank you for all your support and effort, have a great weekend,

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 4 28.5.21

We have some new friends in Primary 4 this week to go along with our mini-beasts topic. Our happy little caterpillars have finally arrived and have been wiggling around and have settled in well to Primary 4. They are hungry wee caterpillars and we’re hopeful that in no time at all we’ll see them grow and grow on the way to becoming beautiful butterflies. 

Staying with topic we have been developing our art skills this week using pencil sketching to draw some amazing and detailed mini beast artwork. The pupils had the choice of ladybug, spider or worm and the pupils really showed their enthusiasm and their eye for detail.

We have been continuing our recount writing topic and used A Bug’s Life to retell a very dramatic scene with the bugs trying to escape a hungry bird. The pupils were able to retell the scene using great description and story-telling ability. In reading we’ve been making great progress through Charlotte’s Web and the pupils seem to be very enthusiastic about the story. We’ve had some great ideas about how the story will end and some good discussions about the lovely relationship between Wilbur and Charlotte.

Pupils have been strutting their stuff this week in PE with the flash-mob rehearsals in full swing. The smiles on faces and enthusiasm in doing the moves has been amazing to see and we hope they’ll have been cha-cha-cha-ing around the house all week!

Reminders:

PE – Monday and Thursday.

This Thursday (3rd June) will see Primary 4 take part in their Sports Day events. If possible, can pupils please come dressed in PE kit with an item of clothing to match the colour of their house.

This Thursday will also be our Talent Show auditions and all pupils are welcome to sign up to show off their skills!

Thank you for your hard work and support,

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 4 21.5.21

Primary 4 has been a hotbed of hard work and creativity this week. We’ve been revising and learning new French words all to do with the weather. With the unpredictability of the weather this week, although maybe typical for Scotland, we have certainly seen a huge range to talk about in French.

We’ve been developing our knowledge of mini-beasts and using videos to take notes and create something new. There was no squeamishness when they were shown videos of insects crawling around and they created some great detailed notes in pairs. They also looked at colour wheels and creating Sways which will be used later on in the term to create creepy crawly based presentations and art work.

Doing greater than/ less than in maths we have been introduced to the Number Croc! Pupils quickly got to grips with knowing which way the jaws of our Croc faced, always open jaws to the biggest number. We’ve also continued to develop our knowledge of place value using 4 digit and 5 digit numbers.  Pupils are becoming more and more confident as they continue to learn and the effort they are showing is super.

We had a nostalgic time in writing this week thinking about our last birthdays. Pupils reminisced about what they got up to, who they were with and the food they had and it was a joy to listen to their enthusiastic recounts. We have continued to read Charlotte’s Web and in predicting how Charlotte saves Wilbur we had some wild, wonderful and very imaginative stories!

Reminders:

As Monday is a holiday we will be doing PE Tuesday and Thursday this week.

If there is any help required with the homework please post on Teams in the Ask the Teacher section or ask us when you’re in class and we’ll be happy to help.

Thank you for all your hard work and support, enjoy your long weekend!

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 4 30.4.21

This week has flown by in Primary 4 with the pupils being as busy and enthusiastic as ever. We started our new topic of Mini-beasts this week and the energy for the topic is sky high! We have had so many stories of mini-beasts and the knowledge of different insects is huge. We started off with some amazing insect art with drawing, painting and building different insects. The creativity was stunning and the different styles on display were impressive. We have spent time designing bug hotels and with the stunning designs it’s safe to say there could be a lot of very well taken care of mini-beasts in the future!

In health we have looked at emergency situations and the pupils performed very effective dramas showing a situation and how it would be resolved. They were confident identifying which emergency service to use and how situations can be made better and they were all so encouraging of each other with fantastic positive feedback. We even had a superbly mimed stretcher on the go!

In maths we have been revising place value and reminding ourselves of how numbers are built. We have also been learning compass points and how we can find our way around using compasses, and how we can help each other move around too.

Reminders:

PE – Monday and Thursday.

Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather, which has been very hard to predict at the minute!

Homework

We will be handing out homework starting next week so please look out for this. If your child requires a hard copy of them homework that can be provided.

Homework will be on a 2 week basis. On the grid there are starred activities which should be completed within the 2 weeks and other optional activities as well.

We hope you all have a fantastic long weekend,

Thank you for all your hard work and support,

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 4 23.4.21

Happy Friday everyone, it’s been so great to have everyone back after the Easter break! We hope you all enjoyed a super holiday and are loving the amazing weather we’ve been having. We have loved being back in class with everyone and we are very excited for the term ahead.

This week we’ve been finishing off our Viking topic with some Viking based art. We used clay to create some stunning Viking brooches and then painted them. There was a lot of originality and creativity and although it was tough and some of the clay was difficult to work with everyone persevered and the end results are fantastic. Our new topic this term will be Mini-beasts and we’re hoping to get the opportunity for some real life creepy crawly experiences!

We’ve started our class novel this term which is Charlotte’s Web which the pupils have been very excited by and the enthusiasm people are showing, even those who have seen it or read it already, is great. There have been some lively readings and discussions and the predictions of what will happen in the story were so varied and interesting!

Reminders:

PE: Mondays and Thursdays

With the weather improving it is advised that on especially sunny and warm days pupils can bring a sun hat to stay safe in the sun as throughout the term we will be looking for opportunities to take our learning outside when possible.

Thank you for your continued hard work and support,

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 4 20 11 20

Primary 4 have been hard at work this week and in our animals topic we have some superbly skilled researchers! The presentations they are creating about their chosen animal have started to take shape with great exploration of different presentation themes and some very impressive animations and transitions. We know that when they are presented to the class each and every one of them will wow and inform!

We have continued to develop our knowledge of the division by looking at dividing by 8, linking our times tables and arrays to make sure the pupils hit the ground running and they have been very impressive with how well they have taken to this. In maths we have finished off our shape animal zoos and they results are impressive and the knowledge of maths, patterns, shape, colour and design is fantastic!

In our persuasive writing topic we looked at persuading someone at home to watch a film of their choice! We had some very strong arguments for various films and TV shows across the board and the passion the pupils had to put forward their choices was obvious. They certainly are a very persuasive and convincing group!

Reminders:

PE – Mondays and Fridays

Homework – Posted on Teams on Mondays with paper copies available in school on request.

Thank you for all your hard work and support, have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 4 13 11 20

Today is Children in Need day and we are so excited to see the wonderful and colourful things the pupils will come in with today to celebrate and the enthusiasm pupils have had this week with getting the bands, the Duck Race (come on Ducktor Who!) shows what a caring and selfless year group we have. They are full of enthusiasm for helping those in need and we are so proud of them!

We have also been working hard on our persuasive writing and this week was a challenge that was very close to the hearts of all the pupils. They were writing to persuade Miss Clark and Mr Woodward to give them extra playtime! There were some fabulous arguments, both pros for them and pros for us and the quality of writing was superb! They understood the idea of persuasion well and tried every angle to get their extra playtime.

In our topic this week we have been building a zoo! We have mixed maths and topic and have been using a range of quadrilaterals to create shape animals for our zoo. The pupils used their shapes so creatively and there is such an amazing variety of animals! We have also been researching more of our animals and pupils have begun to create their PowerPoints and researching and the skill involved and the confidence the pupils have had in navigating Kiddle for their research and Glow for their PowerPoints is super. They are certainly finding some amazing facts and presenting in some creative ways!

Reminders:

PE Mondays and Fridays

Homework will be posted on Teams and paper copies are available from class teachers.

Thank you for your continued hard work and support. We hope you have an amazing weekend!

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 4 6 11 20

Research has been in full flow this week as the pupils have chosen their own animals to discover more about in our topic. We have had a huge array of animals, from little hamsters, endangered snow leopards to the Australian quokka, which Mr Woodward had never heard of before! We are looking forward to hearing about all the amazing facts and information that the pupils come up with throughout our topic and we are so pleased and impressed with the enthusiasm and hard work that has gone into it so far.

In our writing we have begun to develop our persuasive writing. We looked at recycling and have created some very informative and persuasive posters to encourage people to recycle. The pupils love of the environment and wildlife really came through when we discussed littering and recycling and the effects on the world and the posters they created really reflected that passion.

We have been continuing to explore times tables in numeracy, looking at dividing by 6. The pupils have been able to link strategies from previous tables to dividing by 6 and this has helped them immensely. In maths we have continued to explore shapes, both 2D and 3D, and we have been identifying the properties of shapes as well as having a lot of fun trying to pronounce quadrilateral and parallelogram!

Children in Need takes place next week and on Friday 13th November there will be a colourful Dress Down Day for £1. There is also a Duck Race in which pupils can pay 50p to choose one of the ducks which will then be raced on the night of Children in Need. For a small donation there are also Children in Need wristbands.

Reminders:

PE days Monday and Friday.

Homework is posted on Teams on Mondays. Pupils who are unable to regularly access Teams can request paper copies if that is more suitable.

Thank you for all of your continued support and hard work, have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

P4 9 10 20

This week the pupils have really been pushing themselves hard and they have been finishing this part of the term with a great finish! They have been working on their topic and finishing off the ‘Brain Boards’ inspired by Inside Out. They have created some great representations of their feelings and thinking and they have really pushed their creativity. We have watched Inside Out as part of our topic and have had some great discussions about the themes of the film in terms of emotions and resilience. We also used the films in our writing this week when writing film reviews and they have received glowing reviews from the pupils!

In maths we have been continuing to develop our division skills and they have looked at using times tables and arrays and adapting strategies to different numbers. It has been great to see the growing confidence across the classes with numeracy and we are proud of how hard the pupils have been challenging themselves. They have also been challenging themselves well in reading as we have looked at skimming and scanning and inference skills. The pupils have been whizzing through texts to find the information and have had some lively discussions about what answers might be when inferring, realising that there isn’t always one possible answer.

We are so proud and impressed with the pupils and they have done so well this term. Coming back after lockdown and getting back to some sense of normality was no easy task and the enthusiasm and hard work of the pupils has made everything so much easier. We’d also like to thank all our amazing parents who have been so instrumental in helping the pupils to really hit the ground running and who have worked so hard this term to ensure the success of the pupils in returning to school.

Have a fantastic Easter Holiday and we look forward to seeing you after your well-deserved break!

Thank you,

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 4 2/10/20

Primary 4 have been working superbly this week and we are so proud of the effort they’ve been putting in! We have continued to work on our John Pule artwork and they are looking fabulous. They have been creating beautiful artwork in the style of Moana and used this art to celebrate their achievements. They have taken on board the art style very well and have added their own creativity and flair and we can’t wait to see how they will look when they are all completed! In our topic we also watched Zootropolis with a view to writing our own film reviews next week. The pupils took in all the themes of resilience and trying your hardest and have learned all about character, setting and plot.

In our writing we were looking at ‘All About Me’ using a variety of description. Pupils were able to describe themselves and their hobbies and they have done a great job of painting a picture with their words! The length and quality of writing is fantastic and the pupils took to the task with enthusiasm.

In maths we have been looking at dividing and problem solving. Pupils have found some of the tasks a bit tricky and we have seen great resilience and co-operation as the pupils have been determined and have completed the challenges very well. We have also been looking at weight using grams and kilograms and converting between the two.

Reminders:

Outdoor PE: Mondays and Fridays.

Homework: Spelling and Maths due Friday 2/10/20. Homework to be handed out on Monday through Teams or through paper copies. If your child requires a paper version of the homework please let us know.

Thank you for your continued hard work and support,

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

P4 25 9 20

Even though it has been a short week this week we have managed to pack a lot in and the pupils have come back raring to go and putting in so much effort. We have continued to look at developing resilience strategies and this week used ‘Inside Out’ as our inspiration to create our very own ‘Brain Boards’. The creativity and enthusiasm on display was great to see and they have created some spectacular pieces of work! We have also continued to look at the work of artist John Pule in connection with our topic and have created artwork based on his art style to celebrate our achievements. We have a very achieving group and they are fabulous at celebrating not only their successes but the successes of each other!

We will begin handing out homework starting from next week and the majority of this will be through Teams assignments with hand in dates and more detailed instructions posted there. Your child’s log in for Glow has been stuck into the front cover of their Homework Diary. If you are unsure as to how to access Teams please watch this short instruction video which will show you how to get onto Teams as well as navigate to find the assignments:

We have continued in PE to learn about skipping and develop our co-ordination skills. Pupils have been very full of energy for this topic and have been showing off all kinds of skipping techniques. It has also been lovely to see pupils helping and encouraging each other and teaching each other skipping skills!

Please remember we have PE outdoors Mondays and Fridays. As the weather is getting colder and potentially wetter please ensure your child comes dressed appropriately for the weather that day.

Thank you for your continued hard work and support,

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 4 4.9.20

It has been a very busy week in Primary 4 with so much hard work and effort on display. The pupils have been continuing to explore the SHANARRI indicators this week. We have also been looking at feelings and strategies to help us when we aren’t quite feeling ourselves. The pupils have found some great ways to help themselves and each other and it has reinforced what a kind and caring year group we have! Next week we will start our topic all about resilience and achieving our goals and we’ll be starting with Moana as well as looking at some Polynesian artwork in the style of John Pule.

We have continued to look at division and multiplication and have seen the pupils become more and more confident challenging themselves and tackling harder problems. Pupils have been using their own strategies to try and learn their tables and answer problems and we will continue to develop their knowledge of times tables in a range of ways. In maths we have developed further our skills in measuring and have looked at how to convert from metres to centimetres and what would be the best way of measuring specific objects.

Pupils have been so engaged and have been very much pushing themselves in writing and we have seen so much creativity and enthusiasm in their stories and they have written some very interesting adventures. We have seen pupils exploring space, jungles, the sea and even had a few writing about falling through the sky. The stories have been dramatic, descriptive and we are impressed with the variety of writing on display!

Please remember that PE takes place outdoors on Monday and Friday so ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather that day. Pupils come to school in the PE kit and will stay in their kit for the day. Please note that the children should also bring a full bottle of water to school each day. This can be refilled upon request throughout the day.

Thank you for all your continued hard work and support,

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 3 Last Day of Term!

Hello and welcome to your last day in Primary 3. We hope you’re all extremely excited to be getting into the summer holidays after today and you can all take a well-earned break! We also hope that you are all very excited about moving into Primary 4, getting to go to a new classroom, meeting new teachers, getting to use the fancy smart boards! We will miss you all immensely and we could not have asked for a better year group. You have filled us with joy, curiosity, laughs, excitement, pride and all of the smiles the whole year and we could not be more impressed or proud at you all for how well you have done this year. You have all been absolute superstars throughout your home learning and we are so delighted that you have coped with incredibly difficult times so very well. It has been a privilege to have been your Primary 3 teachers and we hope that you all have amazing summers, you’ve earned it!

Go to this Sway

We hope you have a lovely last day of term, and if you have planned to have a small celebration with all of your challenge work this week, enjoy it! Take pictures and share them with us!

We could not resist posting one last Summer activity for you to try. It looks like so much fun and would be a great addition to your celebration today. I think I will have a go too! It looks like too much fun to resist!

https://rhubarbandwren.co.uk/giant-bubble-wand-tutorial/

Here’s a little Summer co-ordinate activity if you feel like recapping on our co-ordinates knowledge in Maths!

Summer Co-ordinates

Lastly, we would like to say the biggest of thank yous to all of our parents. Without you all there is no way the last few months could have been successful. You have shown so much care and support and enthusiasm for the work and for keeping everything going so well. It has been such a pleasure getting to engage with you all and your  support has made everything so much easier. We know how difficult the last few months must have been for you all and we cannot thank you enough for everything you have all done. We hope you make the most of your summer, thank you so much!

See you in August!

Miss Smith and Mr Woodward

Primary 3 25 6 20

Hello Primary 3, we hope you are all feeling great and raring to go for the summer. You have nearly made it and we hope that you are super excited for the end of term!

To mark the end of term, let us know how you are doing with your celebration plans and share with us what you plan to do. Today, how about coming up with a short play list of 5 of your favourite songs that make you smile. You can play these on Friday during your celebration, whilst having your healthy party food you planned out yesterday.

For your final reading task we thought that since there are so many keen readers we could start a Teams book club! We will set up a section on Teams where you can make recommendations to each other, create artwork of your favourite books or characters, you can chat about books you like, ask people about books they like. Hopefully we will have a large list of books that will keep you all going all through the summer!

As another Summer art activity, why not try this dream catcher to catch all of your hope and dreams over the Summer. You could make it from a paper plate, or an old CD.

 

 

 

 

 

Materials:

Paper plate / CD

Wool / string

Beads

Feathers

Bits and bobs for decoration

You could even practice the skills Mrs Fox taught you and try some weaving on it or you could leave it plain. Here’s a tutorial if you decide to try some weaving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzdpHbRbvZw

If you are looking for more Maths practice, how about trying this code breaker using all 4 operations, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. The answers are all summer themed words!

Summer Code Breaker

Thank you for all your hard work and support,

Miss Smith and Mr Woodward

P3 24 6 20

Good morning Primary 3, it’s Wednesday already! This week is flying by and it’ll be Friday before you know it! I hope to see lots of you on our Class Chat today at 10am to hear all your stories and to find out what you are going to get up to over the summer. Miss Smith’s class chat at 10 has a theme this week – Word Wednesday! Tune in to play a word game!

For today’s writing task we are thinking of a creative summer story. If any of you have seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang you will know that the family take a trip to the beach, fall asleep and when they wake up their real adventure begins. We’d like you to do the same. Write a story about you and some friends or family on a trip to the beach. How would you enjoy yourselves on the beach, what does you beach look like, where is your beach? And then you fall asleep after much enjoyment. When you wake up your adventure begins, and it can literally be anything you like. Something happens when you awaken on the beach. What happens, do you travel anywhere, what problems do you encounter that you have to overcome? Let your imaginations run as wild as you can, be as creative as you can. You have completely free reign after you wake up on the beach, we are so excited to see what wild and wonderful stories you can come up with!

Today’s summer art involves using straws to create a different paint effect!

Create a lovely summer meadow using the following instructions:

Straw Art – Creating Summer Meadows.

Materials – Straw

Paints

Water

Paper

Paintbrush

You may want to begin by putting a ‘wash’ of green on your paper. This will give you the base colour for your meadow, then you can begin to add the flower colours on top. Place a big watery blob of paint at the centre of where you want your flower to start. Use your straw to blow your paint in different directions to create lots of lines coming from the first blob. Use different colours to make the flowers interesting and Summery. Here is a real wild flower meadow to give you some ideas of colours.

 

 

 

 

 

For your ‘End of Term Celebration Challenge,’ why not use your knowledge of healthy eating and plan to prepare a healthy snack for your party goers! Will you have to weigh out ingredients? Do you have enough ingredients? Will you have to use your health and hygiene knowledge? Or remember safety instructions using things around the kitchen? Remember to plan out quantities so that you have enough for everyone. Let us know what delicious food you are planning to prepare for Friday!

Also, to keep your Maths ticking along, here is a summer worksheet, today the focus is money!

Summer Money

Thank you for your continued hard work and support,

Miss Smith and Mr Woodward

Primary 3 23 6 20

Happy Tuesday Primary 3, we hope you have been enjoying the beginning of your week and you had fun starting to think about the summer and what you’d like to get up to over the holidays!

For today’s reading activity we are thinking about where you could read. You have thought about what you could read over the summer but we thought it would be fun to encourage you to think about the where. We also thought it would be fun to mix reading and den building, which we’re sure you’re all masters at! Why not spend today planning a reading den which could be a sanctuary for you to spend time in reading your favourite books? And if you have time and if you are allowed you could actually build it!

If you are still up for planning an end of term celebration that your family can join you in on Friday, today’s challenge task is to create a banner with your celebration title on it! You could do one big long banner, and practise your bubble writing, or even make your banner like little triangle bunting flags! It is up to you – be as creative as you like! Send us some snaps if you manage to make one – we would love to see!

Here are some Summer Maths activities for you. See if you can remember our work on clocks and time! Summer Time

Why not try another little Summer Art activity. It may just be enough to bring the sunshine back, and today it is all about Mr Woodward’s favourite thing… Ice Cream!

Materials: Anything you can find in the house to print with and make interesting patterns from their textures.

Paint

Paintbrush

A4 Paper cut in half into a long thin strip

Begin with a long, thin piece of paper.  Find objects around the house or junk that can be cut into circles and painted on.

Paint onto your cut shapes with different colours. Press them into your paper to print and create your ice cream balls.

Can you find something you can print on to make the ‘criss cross’ of a cone? How about a tangerine net? Or perhaps some polystyrene you can score into? Or thick cardboard?

Can you think of the flavours represented by the colours of ice cream you have used?

Thank you for all your hard work and support,

Miss Smith and Mr Woodward

Primary 3 22 6 20

Good morning Primary 3 and welcome to your last week as Primary 3s! We hope you have all had spectacular weekends and you are ready to make the most of your week before the summer holidays. Please make sure that you are enjoying yourselves and you take advantage of any great weather we have. Remember if we were in school there would be lots of outdoor learning taking place in the sun!

Because it is the last week of school, we have some fun tasks for you to do!

This week, we will have a week-long celebration challenge, where each day you can complete a task, if you want to, so that by Friday, you can host a big end of term, end of P3 celebration.

Your first task for our celebration is to think of a title for your celebration. Alliterative titles are always catchy – see if you can use the same letters at the beginning of your words in your title, eg. P3’s Perfect Party.

A fun Art idea for today is to make your very own Sunburst painting. Let’s see if we can encourage the sun back for the rest of this week using as many colours as you can so it is lovely and bright!

Materials:

Paper

Paints

Paintbrush

Pencil

Draw a small circle in the middle of the paper. From the outside edge of the circle, use a rule to help you draw straight lines to the edge of the paper. Try to ensure your lines are the same distance apart all the way round the circle.

Paint each section in a bright colour. You can use the same colour twice, just ensure the same colour is not used in 2 sections side by side.

You could even use this as a decoration for your end of term celebration on Friday?

For your reading today we would like you to take some time to plan your summer reading. We know we have lots of keen readers and so we would love to see what books you are excited to read in the summer holidays. It would be lovely to see a display of your summer reads and you could even tick them off when you’ve read them!

For the final week, our Rights Respecting Schools Article is about minority culture, language and religion.

Some activities you may wish to do are:

  • Can you find out how to say ‘”Hello, how are you?”’ in 5 different languages. Share with friends and see how many you can get as a group.
  • Culture means traditions that groups follow like food, dances, song and clothes. Draw or write about what is important in your culture. Then think of someone who comes from a different culture and share safely with them what is important about culture for each of you. This could be someone you know or you could pick a country or indigenous group and write to a child of that country or group.
  • Watch ‘If the World were a Village of 100 People’ to find out about people around the world.
  • What does it mean to be from a minority or indigenous group? Find out what the words mean and then think about which minority groups there are in the UK. Why do you think Article 30 is important and how does it link to last week’s work on Article 2?

Here’s a little fun Maths activity using your multiplication facts and division facts. One is both Mild and Spicy – if you choose mild – just complete the sums for the times tables you are comfortable with. This should be; 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x.

Hot Summer Multiplication and Division

Mild and Spicy Summer multiplication and Division

Thank you for all your hard work and support,

Miss Smith and Mr Woodward

P3 12 6 20

It’s the end of the week Primary 3 and we have been incredibly impressed with all of the superb work you have been sending us and how much effort you are putting in, we’re so proud of all of you. Please make sure you take time for yourselves as today you would be getting your Free Time Friday time. We know that you all have definitely earned it all! We hope you all have amazing weekends and we are looking forward to next week when we can hear all about the wonderful things you have been up to!

For the final ocean themed activity of the week, why not spend some time in the kitchen (you know there’s a food based activity if Mr Woodward’s involved!) making these delicious ocean cupcakes?

If you have the ingredients these would be a perfect way to start ramping up for the summer, thinking about sitting on a beach, playing in the sea and building sandcastles!

https://theimaginationtree.com/beach-cupcake-recipe/

Mental Maths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The challenge for this week is all about Coding. A few of you have already been impressing us with your coding skills, so we would love to see more!

Critical Skills Challenge Coding

Thank you for your continued support and hard work,

Miss Smith and Mr Woodward

Primary 3 11 6 20

Good morning Primary 3! It was fantastic to hear from you all yesterday, it definitely put an extra spring in our steps listening to your wonderful news and stories!

For today’s ocean themed activity we are getting our science on! We are asking, if you have the materials, to experiment with buoyancy. Before you begin, write your hypothesis, what do you think will happen and what do you think allows sharks to float? Follow the instructions and try to write your own science report on the attached reporting sheet as you are doing the experiment. science investigation sheet

Shark Buoyancy Experiment:

Materials:

Toilet paper roll

Marker

3 pennies

Balloon

Vegetable oil

Bowl

Water

Tape

Instructions:

Draw a shark on the toilet paper roll (or cut out a shark on paper and tape it on).

Tape 3 pennies, equally spaced, on the bottom of the toilet paper roll.

Fill the bowl with water.

Drop the shark in the water. What happens?

Fill a balloon with vegetable oil, tie the balloon closed.

Place the balloon inside the middle of the toilet paper roll.

Place the shark back in the bowl of water. Now what happens? Why do you think it happens? What does it tell you about how sharks stay afloat in water?

Numeracy: Today’s Numeracy is all about number square patterns. We would like you to use your times tables on this number square: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares. What do you notice about the times tables patterns? Do any of the patterns look the same? What kind of patterns do they make? Try as many different times tables as you can and see what patterns you can make. Try to do more than one times table at the same time using different colours and see what patterns you can make, what happens when times tables have the same numbers in them? You could also make it into a game with someone in your house, who can complete their times table first. Take turns to fill in the squares but remember that if you both need the same number to complete your table you will have to think carefully about when to colour it in!

Number Talks

4 x 100                                  4 x 35

4 x 12                                     5 x 35

8 x 112                                  10 x 35

20 x 35

25 x 35

Challenge Sum

812 x 43

Reading

Reading for today is slightly different from our normal Thursday reading.  Today it is about reading and talking about your understandings.

As you are reading the activities, you will be working on your critical thinking skills, working out the meaning of the information you are reading and thinking about what it is asking you to do.

It is not expected that you complete them all, there is a selection included that you can choose from. It would be great if you could complete them with an adult or a sibling so that you can share your thoughts and reasoning with them and have a discussion around your understanding.

**Please note – the answers are at the end of the pack of activities for the adults or for checking once done.**

Reading and Reasoning Skills

Thank you for your continued support and hard work,

Miss Smith and Mr Woodward

P3 10 6 20

Good morning Primary 3 and welcome to Mercredi, or Wednesday! We hope you’ve been having a fabulous week so far and we are very much looking forward to our Teams chat. Mr Woodward’s class meet is at 10am, Miss Smith’s chat is at the slightly later time of 10.30am. It’s always what we look forward to most about our week!

For today’s ocean themed activity all you will need is paper, some paint and then anything else you’d like to add yourself on top of that because today we are thinking of making hand-fish. As it turns out a handfish is an actual fish but our hand fish will be fish made out of your own hands! Just add paint to your hands and press your hands to your paper and then add eyes and a mouth and decorate the scene around it, we’d love to see a school of weird and wonderful fish and remember, we may all be different fish but we all swim together!

Maths: For maths today we are leaving weighing behind and looking at volume. Measuring volume means measuring how much of a liquid you have. For volume we use millilitres (ml) and litres (L). There are 1,000 ml in 1 L and in every 1 L there are 1,000 ml. Try these conversions between litres and millilitres:

Converting ml to L

Number Talks

8 x 100                                  10 x 54

8 x 10                                     2 x 54

8 x 2                                       54 x 36

Challenge Sum

834 x 63

Writing

One Reading group last week read about Winnie and Wilbur staying at home, just like we have had to do for months now. Have a little read of

the book and try to write your own Winnie and Wilbur story?

Here is a planning page to get you started. Remember, of course, your core targets. Remember also your paragraphs to show a clear beginning, middle and end. As a challenge, try to use speech marks within your story to show what might be being said. There are some useful phrases in the plan for you to use, but please pad your story out using descriptions. Show the reader with your choice of words, don’t just tell them what is happening.

Writing Plan Winnie and Wilbur

Thank you for your continued hard work and support,

Miss Smith and Mr Woodward