I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying the snow ⛄️
I wanted to let everyone know that if you had a Talk and Tell session booked for Wednesday or Thursday of this week and have missed it due to the snow storm, that I will be in touch with you next week to rearrange your appointment. You will not miss out on your Talk and Tell time, it will just be at a different time.
Stay safe and warm and I shall see you next week.
Reading – Please have your child read their Read, Write, Inc or other reading book to you, at least three times a week. Please focus on sounding out unknown words and using expression when reading.
High frequency words – learn and be able to read at a flash. Please practice these as many times as possible so your child is ready for their Thursday test.
· BIG TALK – Our Big Talk topic this week is writing about writing a postcard. Discuss with your child how they might like to write this. For example they might like to pretend they are in Antarctica and they are writing a postcard home to their family, or your child might like to use their own memories from a holidays they have been on to write to a friend.
· Spelling elephants – children to learn words and complete spelling elephant task on the back so they are ready for Thursday’s spelling test.
Numeracy and Maths
· Please complete this measurement worksheet with your child using the ruler from last week’s home learning.
*****Please clean out your child’s home learning folder. You are more than welcome to keep the worksheet at home and from now on please just keep the home learning worksheet from the current week in the folder*****
We had another fantastic week of learning in Primary 3!
On Tuesday we had PC Smith visit us to teach us a special program called ‘Sticks and Stones’. In ‘Sticks and Stones’ we all learnt the importance of not saying mean things to others. At the end some of us even got to try on PC Smith’s handcuffs!
Wednesday afternoon we became inventors. We had to make an object that could move only by pushing or pulling it. To make our objects we followed our plans the we had made a couple days earlier. Through trying to make our objects the first time some of us needed to make changes or “adapt” our plans. This meant that a lot of us learnt how to make our objects through trial and error. Keeley learnt that using the double sided tape helped to hold her wheels of her wagon on, where as Lucia learnt that sellotape was the best option for her castle. We could not have made our fantastic inventions though without the kind donations of; boxes, bottles, double sided tape, coloured foil, string and many more objects, from our families. Thank you very much families!
This week in Primary 3 we are going to have another busy week of learning, with looking at number line addition, magnets, using adjectives in our Big Writing and learning how to read with expression when reading our stories.
I hope that you all had a brilliant weekend. Please find the homework below for the week beginning 3/10/16-7/10/16. I have made a couple of changes with the homework to better suit the needs of your child. I have attached a list of word cards to focus on with your child for the week. Starting Wednesday this week your child will have 1:1 time with one of our fantastic learning assistants to test how well your child knows the words, and then the next set will be given. The words that will be highlighted are the words that your child read correctly, but please continue to practice those words with them. If you would like two copies of the words please come and see me so you can play games like memory, snap, go fish or you can just use them as flashcards. Spelling elephants is also starting this week and your child will have 1:1 time with Mrs Pusko to test the spelling. In your child’s homework bag, there will be a grid of spelling practice choices. Please let your child pick what activity they would like to do to complete this week’s spelling. If you have any questions, or any feedback on the homework please come and let me know or write it in your child’s homework book.
Please read this text with your child at least 3 times during the week focusing on the sounds, the green and the red words in the story.
Please practice the word cards that are attached with your child. Feel free to play a game with the cards or use them as flashcards.
Spelling elephants are being sent home this week. Please practice these spelling words with your child by choosing one of the activities from the spelling grid attached.
Please complete the addition worksheet with your child, encouraging your child to find a method of using addition that works for them. For example; adding the sums in their head, using their fingers, using objects to help with counting (eg. Pasta, Lego blocks etc).
Our Big Writing topic for this week is an imaginative story about the moon. Please have a discussion with your child about what they would like to write about for Thursday Big Writing Session.
PS. This week for our topic we are beginning to make our push and pull objects. Children have made their design plan in class last week and are using resources such as cardboard boxes, milk bottles, bottle lids, string, wool, magazines etc. If you could please donate some of these resources for Wednesday’s lesson that would be greatly appreciated!
We have had a great week of learning in Primary 3!
Our Big Writing topic this week was all about exploring nocturnal animals. Everyone loved researching an animal and then having a go at writing an information report. Sol learnt that wolves can run up to 65km an hour and Eve learnt that a group of owls is called a Parliament.
In Maths we had our last week exploring 2D shapes, 3D objects and lines of symmetry. Jamie, Megan, Mark and Zed enjoyed making 3D objects out of lolly sticks. Olly, Lucia, Maci, Archie and Daniella thought it was great when we made reflective patterns for our partners to copy.
Next week for our topic we are going to begin to make a push or a pull object. Everyone has made a plan of what they would like theirs to look like and are very excited to start the build.
On Tuesday next week we are going to be very lucky and having some police visiting St. Martins to teach us all about a special program called “Sticks and Stones”.
On Tuesday the 20th September, the school lunches will be that of Monday the 19th. The choices will be: Salmon Fish cake
Wednesday the 21st of September will be as normal.
I hope that you have all had a relaxing weekend. Please find the Home Learning for the week starting the 5/9/16-9/9/16.
Please read this story with your child, focusing on the 9 reading activities from page 3 in the Read, Write, Inc. books.
I have attached a list of questions that you may like to ask your child at the beginning, middle and end of their reading. Sorry if you already received this from the Meet the Teacher night.
Complete this week’s spelling words by using the spelling words in a written sentence. Please also practice the red words in the Read, Write Inc. books.
For the next three weeks in Maths we will be exploring Shapes and Patterns. Go on a “shape hunt” to find 2D shapes and 3D objects in your home. Please record the shape found, and its name in the home learning books. For example, drawing an orange from the fruit bowl and labelling it as a sphere.
We are starting a brand new writing program across all grade levels at St. Martins. It is called Big Writing in which children will have the one writing topic to explore for the week. This week’s Big Writing topic is the choice of a real or imagined adventure for a place they have visited. Please have a discussion with your children about this topic as they will be writing about it on Thursday. This does not need to be recorded in the home learning books.
If you have any questions please come and see me, and I hope that you all had a great weekend!
Miss Gladman 🙂
I have also attached our timetable for the term. We have had a change in our classes PE from a Tuesday to a Thursday afternoon. I hope this does not cause any inconvenience!
I hope that you have all had a relaxing weekend. Please find the Home Learning for the week starting the 29/8/16-2/9/16.
Please re-read this text with your child focusing on questions about the book. For example;
How do you think that character would be feeling? Why do you think they would be feeling like that?
Can you tell me what happened in the story? Why do you think that happened?
The spelling words for this week will be the red words in your child’s reading book and spelling words attached to the homework sheet glued in your child’s homework book. Please complete the spelling words by “Rainbow Writing”. This is when your child selects four different colours and writes the word four times using these different colours.
Please play this game with your child by either colouring in or crossing out the board. I have put in a couple of sheets so you can play this a few times if you like.
If you have any questions please come and see me, and I am looking forward to meeting you all on Wednesday!
On Tuesday we created our co-operative learning teams that we will be working in. As partners we came up with a team name and made a banner. Our team names are; The Awesome Rangers, Team Excellent, Minecraft Zombies, Team Shopkins, Team Lego Land, Team Rangers, Team Celtics, Team Princess, Team Magnificent Minecraft, Team Lego Friends, Team Star Wars and Team Gem.
During our reading time on Wednesday time we read a story called, I’ve Got This Hat. In the story there were lots of different hats, so we decided to make some of our own hats and then use adjectives to describe them. Some different hats we made were a letter M hat, a cowboy hat and a princess hat.
Our topic for the first few weeks is about Friendship. Yesterday we watched a Horrid Henry video which we then had to use puppets to perform a friendship play to our class.
In Music this week we sang a new song all about coming back to school, and in PE we learnt how to move about in different ways.
We had a great week in Primary 3 and are excited for next week!