Homework to the February Break and Class Poster/Talk

The Following information has been posted to Google Classroom about Information re Homework to the February Break.

A. My Back Up Team Sheet

My Back Up Team T-Shirt Task – Worksheet to be completed and handed in by Monday 20th January. This was  issued on Tuesday 14th January.

B. Spelling

We will not be doing a new spelling sound each week but a different homophone e.g. to, too or two. A weekly spelling task will be given and posted in Google Classroom each week from Monday 20th January (None this week as t-shirt task).

Rainbow Spelling can be done when you have time to do it. Please tick when you know the words.

C. My Family Tree

Children have to make a family tree using one of the suggested methods and submit it by Friday 31st January at the latest. This is so it can be used for a Class Talk the following week.

Full instructions and suggestions are posted under ‘Classwork’ – ‘Homework & Notes for the Week’ in Google Classroom.

Weekly Homework

At relevant class information and notes for that week’s homework e.g. spelling tasks will usually be posted to Google Classroom on a Monday.


Mr McEwan

Victorian Christmas

P3 have been looking at the ways that the Victorians celebrated Christmas and how they did many of the things we do today.

The Victorians started Christmas cards and Prince Albert introduced the Christmas Tree to the UK.

On Monday the children made Victorian Christmas Pudding with Mrs Elderfield and most of them enjoyed eating it too!   We had another one a few days later which was made from the left over mixture.

I hope you enjoy the photos of the children baking below.

I hope you had a restful and healthy holiday period and look forward to seeing the children back on Wednesday 8th January.   Remember it is an In-service Day on the Tuesday!

Mr McEwan


Safe Use ICT Equipment At Home and School

Today during ICT we spent some time in school revising the rules about using IT equipment sensibly and safely. The children were also reminded that in school there are only certain things they are allowed to do if they have have free choice.

We also stressed that the children are never allowed to search freely on YouTube, and YouTube is only allowed if it is a teacher-directed task which has a link e.g. a resilience video that has been posted in Google Classroom.

We did an assignment in Google Classroom on this, and reminded ourselves of the Council rules that were posted on our Blog here.

We also looked at the consequences of what could happen if they did not respect the rules we re-visited or only use sites they were asked to.

Where Do I Find My Child’s Homework?

As the children (and parents!) are becoming a lot more confident in using Google Classroom, I am going to now post any weekly homework there for you to see.

The easiest way is for the children to log in and click on Classwork at the top.  They can then click on the Homework Topic at the side to see what they have to do.

Any extra work given/Google Classroom assignments will be posted there as well and can usually be seen in the ‘Upcoming’ section on the Classroom Homepage.  I will also post any ‘major’ tasks on the Blog  if parents wish me to.

As we often use Google Classroom for classwork, any assignments to be done at home will be marked as homework and also mentioned in the Homework section under homework.

Spelling words to be done will always be written in homework jotters, and reading recorded in reading records.

It is helpful if parents sign/initial when they have heard reading in the record.

P3 Homework w/c Mon 18th November

1. Resilience posters due today. We will be doing talks on them during the week (telling the class about poster). If your child has not done a poster please can they do one in Google Classroom or on paper as soon as possible? I have seen some great work so far. A feedback from will be shared with your child online this week. Thanks.

2. Victorian Research Task for Mon 25th November on Famous Victorians – see Google Classroom.

3. Reading Days. Antelopes and Brown Bears will now have reading heard on a Mon Tues Thu. On a Tues they will be given ‘double reading’ for the Thu which they can do over one or 2 nights. On a Wednesday they will do Reading Skills with me. Everyone else will have reading for Mon Tues Wed Thu.

4. Weekly spelling as usual – at least one task recorded in jotter.

5. I am trying to post homework in Google Classroom and on the blog so any extra tasks will usually be there.

SSPCA Rabbits Workshop

The P3s from P3 and P3/4 recently got together when the SSPCA visited the school. They looked at how to care for rabbits and used the robot rabbits and other resources to learn.

The photos below show them interacting with the pets.

P3 Halloween 🦇

P3 looked fantastic when most of them dressed up for school at Halloween.  They enjoyed the Drama we did about Mr Vile’s Waxworks and are producing some fantastic pieces of writing about it.
I hope you enjoy the photos below and do not have any nightmares –

PS If you know of any parents who are not registered for updates please remind them they will get emails when there are any new posts? Thanks

Spelling Tasks for Confident Spellers

Each week pupils should be able to do at least one spelling task with their sounds of the week, and they can do tasks on their Rainbow Spelling when they have time.

If they feel confident with the words they have to learn, remember your child can do some of the tasks we do in class instead.  For example, they could find other words with the sound, or other words that rhyme and say the sound another way. Or they can think of other ways to make that sound.

They could write their own sentences or sort the words into types of words such as nouns or adjectives.

I have posted a document showing the  tools we use in class in Google Classroom under ‘ Classwork’ – ‘Spelling.’

Being Resilient

As well as having a homework task in Google Classroom to do a poster about someone you admire, I have posted a couple of videos we have been watching in Assembly and in class for our ‘Being Resilient’  lessons.

Parents can ask their child to find them under ‘Classwork’ and ‘Being Resilient’ in Google Classroom.

You might find it helpful to watch them with your child and talk about them and what we have been doing in class.