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P3 Week’s Review (20th May 2022)

Last week Pupil of the Week Award was for Nyah. She is a Successful Learner with enthusiasm for learning, able to work independently and as part of a group; and a Responsible Citizen with respect for others, able to make informed choices and decisions. Well done! 🙂

This week’s Pupil of the Week Award is for Elishka. She is an Effective Contributor with resilience, able to work in partnership and in teams; and a Successful Learner with openness to new thinking and ideas, able to think creatively and independently. Well done! 🙂

Literacy

During the last couple of weeks, we have focused part of our lessons on gaining a deeper understanding of the split sounds “a-e” (as in name), “i-e” (as in nice) and “o-e” (as in home). We started working with the new sounds “u-e” and “aw“, we practiced our ability to identify words with these sounds, and reviewed the common features of words with the silent ‘e’. You can click on the new sounds and practice at home too!

We have exercised our letter formation skills and our writing, reading and sentence composition during the RWI small group sessions, and the Handwriting lessons. In this last ones, we have started using non-fiction text and discussing its features.

You can find an electronic copy of this term’s Plan for Literacy and other curricular areas at the bottom of this post.

Numeracy

We have continued developing our ability to figure out different fractions of small amounts with practical activities. We used fractions with small denominators (max. number 4), and discussed the fact that some fractions represent the same part of a group/shape (one half and two quarters).

We also practiced our ability to find number bonds within 20 and within 100; to order 2 digit numbers from greatest to smallest; and our number sequencing skills counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.

Besides, we focused one of our lessons on reviewing out knowledge of the months of the year’s name, order and facts through singing and playing “Quiz”. They did a great job working as part of a team, and had a great time! 🙂

Topic

We started our “Oceans and Seas” topic lessons by writing about the things we would like to learn linked to this theme. They all had great ideas! This week we have been learning about the Oceans: what an ocean is, how many are there around the world, how are they called and why, and where we can find each of them. During this lesson, we also worked together to create a map for our class display, which we will finish putting it together and placing it next week.

Health Week

Last week we celebrated Health Week, and had the opportunity to join many interesting and fun activities along the week that can help us take care of our to be physical and mental health.

We had fun playing basketball, practicing our foot skills, and playing other games at The Crags Leisure Centre and the school Gym Hall. We enjoyed listening to Stories, and developing our expressive skills at the school Library. We learned about Triathlon and experience some of the challenges of this sport. And we had a fantastic time during Sports Day at the Holyrood Park. Many thanks for joining us 🙂

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments or by writing to the school email and they will forward it to me.

Have a lovely weekend!

Ms Sola

Primary 3 Blog

P3 Homework 18th May 2022

Hello everyone! Today P3 will bring home the “Homework Bag” with the new activities for this week. Please remember:

* The Reading Books should be brought to school everyday. On the following Monday, the books will stay at school so we can change them by new ones for Tuesday.
* I would like them to bring their completed homework back to school before or on the following Monday, so I can check it and and use it as another source to identify areas in which they need support during the lessons.

**Try to remind them to bring their homework bags before Tuesday so they can get the new pack home. Please, check if there are books at home from previous weeks. Thanks!

This week there are three pieces of homework:
Reading – new book, and activities to practice vocabulary and/or develop their comprehension skills.
Spelling – this weeks spelling homework is focused on the sounds “o-e” and “u-e”. They can exercise their spelling and handwriting by completing the activities sent home, and also by choosing and completing three (or more) activities from the Spelling Activities sheet (complete at the back of this week’s sheet or another paper).
Numeracy – with this week’s home practice the can exercise their ability to find fractions of small amounts. They can use objects (pencils, little coins…) as help to solve the activities.

If you have any questions, or need an electronic copy of this week’s homework, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments or by writing to the school email and they will forward it to me.

Have a great week!
Ms Sola

Primary 3 Blog

P3 Week’s Review (29th of April 2022)

This week’s Pupil of the Week Award is for Diton. He is a Responsible Citizen with respect for others, able to make informed choices and decisions; and a Successful Learner who always tries his best, able to use his literacy, communication and numeracy skills in different situations. Well done! 🙂

Literacy

This week we have been revisiting sounds from before Easter, and working with new sounds from the Set 3 of the RWI program. We have focused our lesson’s introductions on the split sounds “a-e” as in name, “i-e” as in nice and “o-e”as in home. We practiced our ability to identify words with these sounds and discussed the common features of words with the silent ‘e’. We also exercised our letter formation skills and our writing, reading and sentence composition during the small group lessons.

Numeracy

During this week we have continue developing our knowledge and understanding of Fractions, and we were doing practical exercises to figure out different fractions of small amounts.

We have also been exercising our addition skills, and putting into practice our number bond knowledge and mental calculation (up to 20).

Topic

We have had our last lesson focused on Islam theme and Asia topic this week. Some of our community’s Muslim families have kindly organized Henna painting, dancing, and other activities as part of the celebration of Eid (the end of Ramadan).

P3 class have also done a wonderful job colouring pictures linked to the contents of our lessons about Islam.

Visiting the Holyrood Palace

As part of the Queen’s Jubilee, we were invited to visit the Holyrood Palace. Thanks to our lovely guide Kirsty, we had a great time and learned about the uses of the different rooms that the Queen visits when she is in the palace. They even found a secret door!

After visiting the palace, we were at the Education Centre where they did a fantastic job creating their own designs on fabric for Queen’s Jubilee decoration. Kirsty will let us know when they are ready as a bunting to decorate the gardens next to the palace. You can visit the gardens and see their great work!

You can find some pictures of our Holyrood palace visit at the end of this post.

P.E. lessons resumed on Tuesday; as last term, they will be taught by Mr Madine on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Childreen need to wear comfortable clothes during this lessons. Please, bring your P.E. kits (if not already in), and their indoor shoes. Many thanks 🙂

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments or by writing to the school email and they will forward it to me.

Have a lovely weekend!

Ms Sola

Primary 3 Blog

P3 Homework 26th April 2022

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Easter 🙂

Yesterday P3 brought home the “Homework Bag” with the new activities for this week. Please remember:

* The Reading Books should be brought to school everyday. On the following Monday, the books will stay at school so we can change them by new ones for Tuesday.
* I would like them to bring their completed homework back to school before or on the following Monday, so I can check it and use it as another source to identify areas in which they need support during the lessons.

**Try to remind them to bring their homework bags before Tuesday so they can get the new pack home. Please, check if there are books at home from previous weeks. Thanks!

This week there are two pieces of homework:
Reading – new book, and activities to practice vocabulary and/or develop their comprehension skills.
Spelling – this weeks spelling homework is focused on the sounds “a-e” and “i-e”. They can exercise their spelling and handwriting by completing the activities sent home, and also by choosing and completing three (or more) activities from the Spelling Activities sheet (complete at the back of this week’s sheet or another paper).
Numeracy – they can practice “fractions of amounts” at home by dividing a group of objects into equal groups to find out how many is: a half, a quarter, two quarters and three quarters of the total.

If you have any questions, or need an electronic copy of this week’s homework, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments or by writing to the school email and they will forward it to me.

Have a great week!
Ms Sola

Primary 3 Blog

P3 Homework 30th March 2022

Hello everyone! Yesterday P3 brought home the “Homework Bag” with the new activities for this week. Please remember:

* The Reading Books should be brought to school everyday. On the following Monday, the books will stay at school so we can change them by new ones for Tuesday.
* I would like them to bring their completed homework back to school before or on the following Monday, so I can check it and use it as another source to identify areas in which they need support during the lessons.

This week there is only one piece of homework:
Reading – new book, and activities to practice vocabulary and/or develop their comprehension skills.
If there is any homework from previous weeks still at home, they can use this week to finish and bring it to school.

**Try to remind them to bring their homework bags before Tuesday. Please, check if there are books at home from previous weeks. Thanks!

If you have any questions, or need an electronic copy of this week’s homework, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments or by writing to the school email and they will forward it to me.

Have a great week!
Ms Sola