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15.06.18

We all had such a super day for our ‘When I Grow Up Celebration’. We all loved different bits!

 “My favourite thing was that we got to see lamas and goats and donkeys. I would like to be a horse rider or vert when I grow up!” Sarah

My favourite thing was the gymnastics because we got to do vaults. I would like to be a gymnast when I grow up.” Faye

“I liked gymnastics because we got to do back walk overs. I would like to be a gymnast when I grow up.” Kayleigh

“I really liked learning about gaming. When I grow up I’d like to be a wrestling referee” Aiden

“I enjoyed playing football with the managers that came along. I want to be a footballer when I’m older. ” Lewis

“I liked gymnastics because we got to do back walk overs and vault onto a horse. I would like to be a gymnast when I grow up.” Megan

“My favourite thing was that we got to see lamas and goats and donkeys. I would like to be a horse rider when I grow up!” Millie

“I really liked the nail artist part. When I grow up I think I’d like to be a hairdresser” Alana

“I liked playing football with the football visitors. I want to be a footballer when I grow up.” Sebastian

“I really liked the hairdressing on the day! When I grow up I want to be a hairdresser.” Mia

“My favourite thing was seeing the animals. When I grow I would like to be a doctor” Emma

“Nails and hair and makeup was my favourite things! ” Caitlin

“I loved going in the police van! I want to be a police man when I grow up” Alexander

“My favourite part was when I got to see my auntie. I would like to be a farmer when I grow up. Or maybe  a footballer” Thomas

“My favourite part was doing the penalty shootout. When I’m older I want to play for Real Madrid.” Kayden

“My favourite thing was the police and fireman mask. I would like to be a wrestler when I grow up.” Kiefer

 

 

18.05.18

"Maths was my favourite thing this week because we did a Beat That and I bet my score again!" Lewis 

"I would probably say writing was my favourite thing this week because...just because" Caitlin

"I really like doing our campfire for outdoor learning day. We got to all have a shot of the flint steel to help you make a fire" Faye 

"I like the Beat That and the fire lighting because we got to try to start a fire with the tool" Sebastian

"Roots of empathy was super because we got to see Roslin eating foods. One food she liked and the Kiwi she never tried before." Millie

 

Home Learning 

I've messaged everyone about the little 'talk' everyone is going to give to the class next week. Just to clarify how you could help...

Pupils can choose anything they would like to share with their class. They may bring a visual aid to support this, but this should not be anything especially valuable, precious or delicate. However, it could be a picture of their chosen thing, or a drawing. e.g. a picture of their PlayStation

Pupils will then need to plan what they will say about this. They may have little notes, but don't need to. They should aim to cover: 

 

27.04.18

We've all had a fantastic week learning, respecting and believing. Often, we all have a different opinion on what has been the highlight of the week. 

However, this week, it's been very clear. The three top choices have been:

Changes to home learning will be emailed on Monday. 

Have a super, and safe, weekend! 

 

23.03.18

In school this week we have started learning more about running a business! We have also practised our assembly with the whole school. It's all about the learning pit! We've been reading lots of books to help us understand the learning pit. 

"My favourite thing this week was P.E. with Mr Stephen because we were playing games in gymnastics!" Millie

"P.E. with Mr Dudding is my favourite. We've been working on differnent things to help us in games, like catching." James

"I was playing with baby Roslyn this week! She kept on rolling her ball at me and I rolled them back gently or I might have hurt her."

"My favourite thing this week was Roots of Empathy because we were learning about safety, especially for babies! We kept her safe by checking she was ok when she rolled over. We also had to move the scissors because baby Roslyn was fascinated by them!"

 

17.03.18 - Class Blog - Class Meeting

We've been so excited about being allowed to get a class pet. We're also pleased about all of the things we did in our class meeting review. We've improved our class a lot! 

Everyone is now on Seesaw - thank for using it so well for home learning instructions! 

Class Meeting

28.02.18

Class Meeting Review

12.3.18

Goal

Plan

Do

Review

Desks to be changed

Mr Dudding

All of us to move.

Completed.

Scored 5/5. Good job.

Computers to be moved to stop people watching and to stop the door hitting into the table when people cut through

James 4/5 … 5/5

Mr Dudding to move.

Completed.

Scored 4-5/5

Change the resource tubs so they’re see through

Mr Dudding and Thomas 4/5 … 5/5

Thomas.

Mr Dudding bring in tubs.

Not yet.

 

Get more pencils

Alex 4/5 … 5/5

Alex to ask Debbie for more pencils.

Half completed.

Writing pencils collected. 5/5

Colouring pencils not available. Keep checking for new ones .

Library books are messy. I want it to be kept tidy.

Alana 4/5 … 5/5

Alana to become the class Librarian.

Alana to use early finishing time and social time to keep tidy.

Alana to tell Mr Dudding if others are not looking after the space. 

Completed by Alana.

5/5

 

Faye and Kayleigh to look after when Alana as absent.

Don’t forget to write words with each week’s sound on the chalk door

Sarah  5/5 … 5/5

Sarah to be our phonics reminder.

Sarah to look after chalk and chalk pens.

Not yet.

 

People are running to the computer (including myself)

Sebastian  4/5 … 5/5

Rule to be reinforced… no running indoors (except for P.E.)

Completed. Rule reinforced by consequence of not computer time if running.

Mr Dudding to give specific instructions about which computers to use.

Travel tracker to be completed each day.

Lewis 5/5 … 5/5

Lewis to complete during social snack.

Lewis to hand out badges on a Friday

Completed. On going.

 

Sumdog passwords to be changed.

Arran  4/5 … 5/5

Mr Dudding to reset passwords and hand out next week.

Not yet.

 

I want a class pet.

Sarah 5/5 … 5/5

Mr Dudding to talk to Mrs Forbes about class pets.

Not yet.

 

 

 

07.03.18 - Home Learning

Dear All, 

As per Seesaw, this week's task is to complete the reading challenge from last week. Please see below. 

For tonight, our word aware words are curious and tradition. 

I will add a new Sumdog challenge shortly as the writing is only working for some people. Having a play on writing or spelling will be perfect though!

Many thanks!  

 

Share a Story Reach for the Stars Reading Challenge 1 by Anonymous 9C7tWs4 on Scribd

 

 

01.03.18 - Class Blog - Class Meeting

We had a class meeting to see what things pupils liked and what they would like to be different in class. We will continue to have class meetings in this more formal way and show you what we discussed. Well done to all - you thought very carefully, showed respect when suggesting changes, and worked very hard to take the first steps in making these changes. Everyone was most excited about Sarah's second suggestion, "I want a class pet!"

(As ever we will do our best, but I should take this chance to clarify that I have promised to investigate this, not buy the 2 Guinea pigs, parrot, dog, cat, mouse and rabbit that were suggested). :-)

It helped us all to see more clearly the difference between plans and goals.

Next time, our target is to have our meeting and for everyone to listen to everyone else’s’ suggestions for the whole meeting

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Class Meeting

28.02.18

Class Meeting

Date of next meeting 

Goal

Plan

Do

Review

Desks to be changed

Mr Dudding

All of us to move into smaller groups of 4 and 2.

 

 

Computers to be moved to stop people watching and to stop the door hitting into the table when people cut through

James 4/5 … 5/5

Mr Dudding to move.

Arran and Sebastian to help. 

 

 

Change the resource tubs so they’re see through

Mr Dudding and Thomas 4/5 … 5/5

Thomas to organise / change. 

 

 

Get more pencils

Alex 4/5 … 5/5

Alex to ask Debbie for more pencils.

 

 

Library books are messy. I want it to be kept tidy.

Alana 4/5 … 5/5

Alana to become the class Librarian.

Alana to use early finishing time and social time to keep tidy.

Alana to tell Mr Dudding if others are not looking after the space. 

 

 

Don’t forget to write words with each week’s sound on the chalk door

Sarah  5/5 … 5/5

Sarah to be our phonics 'reminder'.

Sarah to look after chalk and chalk pens.

 

 

People are running to the computer (including myself)

Sebastian  4/5 … 5/5

Rule to be reinforced… no running indoors (except for P.E.)

 

 

Travel tracker to be completed each day.

Lewis 5/5 … 5/5

Lewis to complete during social snack.

Lewis to hand out badges on a Friday

 

 

Sumdog passwords to be changed.

Arran  4/5 … 5/5

Mr Dudding to reset passwords and hand out next week.

 

 

I want a class pet.

Sarah 5/5 … 5/5

Mr Dudding to talk to Mrs Forbes about class pets. 

 

 

 

 

24.02.18 - Class Blog

Child line phone call

After learning about the NSPCC and ChildLine last week, some of the children asked what a phone call to ChildLine would be like and what the person on the other end of the phone would say.  We managed to make a phone call and speak to a very nice operator who pretended to be answering a real call from a child.

“I found it really interesting to hear what would be said if you phoned ChildLine.”

“It’s good to know there is someone else to talk to if you need to.”

“Making a phone call in class was really cool. It was helpful 'cause you got to see the number worked.”

 

16.02.18 - Class Blog

NSPCC Assembly

This week we went to the NSPCC assembly and learnt about what the NSPCC is and The Pants Rule.   We learnt that ‘privates are private’ and that ‘no means no’.  We also learnt about Childline and that you can phone them if you have no one else to speak to.

“It’s important to stay safe and to tell someone you trust about things”

“We coloured in a pair of pants bright colours and wrote one of the Pants rules on them to remind us of them”

“Trusted adults are our teachers, parents and the Police”

 

PE with Mr Dudding

We played King Ball with Mr Dudding.  One person from each team stands on the benches they are the dragons.  The teams have to pass the ball to each other without the dragons catching the ball.

“This was a brand new game we had never played.  It was really fun!”

“It was so fun I really want to play it again!”

 

Maths

We finished learning about division and started learning about chimney sums.  We are learning what a chimney sum should look like and how to set them out in our jotters.

“I enjoyed doing division and am quite good at it”

“I think I’m going to enjoy chimney sums”

“It’s teaching us a different way of doing sums”

 

21.02.18

Dear Parents, Tonight's home learning:

1. Learn its - New Test Tomorrow

Your child knows the step of the ladder they need to work on. This is all about speed and practice, practice, practice! Before learners move onto the next step, they need to answer all the questions in the step they're on as quickly as they could answer the question, 'What is your name?' Please find the correct level below with your child and help them practise answering them quickly.

 

2. Word Aware

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please talk to your child about the following words, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. net; included; senses

 

3. Sumdog

There is a Sumdog Spelling task all about the sound th (this week's sound). Please support your child in accessing it. Please let me know how you get on my sending a message. Thank you!

 

21.02.18

Dear Parents, 

Tonight's home learning:  

 

  1. Learn its

Your child knows the step of the ladder they need to work on. This is all about speed and practice, practice, practice! Before learners move onto the next step, they need to answer all the questions in the step they're on as quickly as they could answer the question, 'What is your name?' Please find the correct level below with your child and help them practise answering them quickly. 

 

  1. Word Aware 

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please talk to your child about the following words, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. 

net; mathematical; infer

 

Yesterday’s word was estimate which I sent to you via Seesaw. Please also discuss this word if you have not already. 

 

  1. Sumdog

There is a Sumdog Maths task all about shape. For some it is 2D shape, some 3D shape and others both. Please support your child in accessing it.

 

If you have any queries or questions, as ever, please get in touch. If you could let me know how your child gets on with their learn its and word aware that would be much appreciated! Many thanks for your continued support! Mr Dudding

 

19.02.18

After settling back in and becoming confident in using the different aspects of Sumdog, home learning will be a mixture of how it was in term 2, and how it has been since the Christmas holidays. This will mean that between Monday and Thursday, home learning will include

If you have any queries or questions, as ever, please get in touch.

Home learning will follow this routine until the last week of this term, and will be reviewed again following your feedback, for term 4. 

 

12.1.18

 

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year – I hope you and your families had a great break!

We’ve had a busy return to school, and are looking forward to continue working hard to learn.

Home learning will be slightly different to begin with this term. We’re very lucky to have greater access to Sumdog now, and so I will be setting up a spelling, reading, maths and writing task each week for home learning on Sumdog. The activities will link directly with current or recent class learning to help pupils consolidate and embed their learning. A reading book will also be sent home on a Monday. Reminders and details will be sent via Seesaw.

Please allow and support your child to complete the nightly Sumdog task if there’s time in your schedule.

Monday – Maths task

Tuesday – Reading task

Wednesday – Writing task

Thursday – Spelling task

Please choose when to read the book together, and return no later than Friday. It’s very helpful if the book sent home can come to school each day in your child’s bag.

Please let me know of any technical difficulties and if I can help you with any of this.

Many thanks,

Mr Dudding

 

12.12.17

Partly due to the holidays getting closer, and the super work that's been going on already, please practise learn its AGAIN! Remember, they really need to be extremely fast at recalling the answers. We're going to have a big push on these up to breaking up for Christmas. 

  1. Learn its

Everyone knows the step of the ladder they need to work on. This is all about speed and practice, practice practice! Before learners move onto the next step, they need to answer all the questions in the step they're on as quickly as they could answer the question, 'What is your name?' Please find the correct level below with your child and help them practise answering them quickly. 

  1. Word Aware 

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please talk to your child about the following words, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. 

freeze; perhaps; unexpected 

11.12.17

1. Learn its

Everyone knows the step of the ladder they need to work on. This is all about speed and practice, practice practice! Before learners move onto the next step, they need to answer all the questions in the step they're on as quickly as they could answer the question, 'What is your name?' Please find the correct level below with your child and help them practise answering them quickly. 

2. Word Aware 

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please choose three words from last week to revise, and talk to your child, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. 

 

8.12.17 - Learning Blog

We've had another super week. In particular, we really enjoyed trying to ask good questions in Roots of Empathy learning. Here is a selection of our questions: 

"What's her favourite bath toy?" Sarah

“Is she a boy?” Lewis

“Does she have any teeth yet?” Kayleigh

“What kind of car seat does she have?” Aiden

“When do you think she’ll get her teeth?” Alana

“Does she like apples? I love apples!” Alex

“Is she allergic to anything?” Arran

“Does she play every single day?” Jayden

“How old is she?” Sebastian

“Does she sleep a lot?” Chris

“Is she tired sometimes?” Kiefer

“When was she born?” Thomas

“Does she hold her bottle herself or do you need to feed her?” Faye

“What car do you have?” Kayden

“What’s her favourite food?” Millie

“Does she play a lot?” Megan

“Can she kind of…How old is she?” Caitlin

 

7.12.17

Thursday Reading

  1. Reading

Tonight's home learning is reading. Everyone has a book in their bag to be enjoyed at home. Please let me know how your child gets on via Seesaw. Books are to be returned to class tomorrow. 

  1. Word Aware

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please talk to your child about the following words, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. 

plus; subtract; and revise another from earlier in the week

6.12.17

Dear Parents / Carers,

Here's tonight's home learning. I won't be sending home diaries which in the past you may have signed to indicate your child completed their home learning. Please use Seesaw instead to let me know.  Instructions will be posted here, and reminders sent through Seesaw. 

Many thanks, 

Mr Dudding

Wednesday Tricky / Common Words

  1. Tricky Words

Please practise spelling the following words. There are lots of fun ideas for activities here to help you with this, on the Letham Primary home learning page. 

asked; think; half; below; thought

  1. Word Aware

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please talk to your child about the following words, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. 

rare; common

5.12.17

Partly due to our test this Friday, and the super work that's been going on already, please practise learn its again. Remember, they really need to be extremely fast at recalling the answers. 

  1. Learn its

Everyone knows the step of the ladder they need to work on. This is all about speed and practice, practice practice! Before learners move onto the next step, they need to answer all the questions in the step they're on as quickly as they could answer the question, 'What is your name?' Please find the correct level below with your child and help them practise answering them quickly. 

  1. Word Aware 

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please talk to your child about the following words, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. 

similarity; differences; connective 

4.12.17

1. Learn its

Everyone knows the step of the ladder they need to work on. This is all about speed and practice, practice practice! Before learners move onto the next step, they need to answer all the questions in the step they're on as quickly as they could answer the question, 'What is your name?' Please find the correct level below with your child and help them practise answering them quickly. 

2. Word Aware 

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please talk to your child about the following words, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. 

visualise; test; infer

 

1.12.17 - Learning Blog

This week has been very busy, and we've been enjoying reading in and around the school to celebrate WORLD BOOK WEEK. 

We've read with the nursery, each other, and today we dressed up as characters from books! 

Photos to follow! 

 

"I've really enjoyed lots of things this week! Maths, Sumdog, Phonics and dressing have all been great!" Thomas

"My favourite reading thing this week has been reading with the nursery boys and girls!" Arran 

The P3s are extremely grateful for the reading bags that Miss Simpson has organised to come to school for them to keep! These will be handed out to P3s next week after we've enjoyed exploring the texts inside as part of reading learning!

 

1.12.17

Dear Parents / Carers, 

No home learning for this evening. 

There is a live Sumdog challenge for over the weekend. There is no need to complete it, but having a short play on it over the weekend will help your child practise and learn there learn its.

 

30.11.17

Dear Parents / Carers,

Here's tonight’s learning. I won't be sending home diaries which in the past you may have signed to indicate your child completed their home learning. Please use Seesaw instead to let me know.  Instructions will be posted here, and reminders sent through Seesaw. 

Many thanks, 

Mr Dudding

 

Thursday Reading

  1. Reading

Tonight's home learning is reading. Everyone has a book in their bag to be enjoyed at home. Please let me know how your child gets on via Seesaw. Books are to be returned to class tomorrow. 

  1. Word Aware

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please talk to your child about the following words, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. 

plus; subtract; and revise another from earlier in the week

 

29.11.17

Dear Parents / Carers,

Here's tonight's learning. I won't be sending home diaries which in the past you may have signed to indicate your child completed their homelearning. Please use Seesaw instead to let me know.  Instructions will be posted here, and reminders sent through Seesaw. 

Many thanks, 

Mr Dudding

Wednesday Tricky / Common Words

  1. Tricky Words

Please practise spelling the following words. There are lots of fun ideas for activities here to help you with this, on the Letham Primary home learning page. 

ask; stopped; first; around; went

  1. Word Aware

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please talk to your child about the following words, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. 

text; predict; goal

27.11.17

Dear Parents / Carers,

Home learning will be changing a little. There's going to be two small jobs everynight instead of a few big ones over the week. Your children said this would be better than a few big tasks. Also, most of the class said that Friday is too busy a night for a small task, so there won't be anything on a Friday. The tasks shouldn't take more than 25mins. Of course, you / your child should feel free to do more. It's really important that you help them / speak with them about their tasks and learning. 

I'll send reminders through Seesaw. Please confirm through Seesaw that your child has completed their home learning each night and let me know how they got on. I won't be sending home diaries which in the past you may have signed to indicate your child completed their homelearning. Instructions will be posted here, and reminders sent through Seesaw. 

Monday Maths

1. Learn its

Everyone knows the step of the ladder they need to work on. This is all about speed and practice, practice practice! Before learners move onto the next step, they need to answer all the questions in the step they're on as quickly as they could answer the question, 'What is your name?' Please find the correct level below with your child and help them practise answering them quickly. 

2. Word Aware 

Building a bigger vocabulary is a crucial aspect of Language learning. Every day in class, we learn new words and then talk about them and make up sentences. Please talk to your child about the following words, asking / helping them to explain the meaning of them; and talk some sentences together. 

quality; aware; ok 

 

24.11.17

"I enjoyed everything!" Sarah 

"I really liked that we got to build dens on Wednesday. I can't wait until next week's W.A.T.; we're hopefully having a campfire!" Arran

"I liked playing Sumdog this week. Mr Dudding sets us challenges which I like trying to do!" Kayden

"I enjoyed maths a lot. We practised our learn its in little groups. You need to remember the answer to your learn it facts as quickly as your name" Chris

 

17.11.17

Many thanks to all parents who have completed my questionaires and joined Seesaw so quickly. I hope you are enjoying the opportunity to see more of your child's learning! Thank you also to those who have begun 'liking' and leaving positive comments on your child's learning posts - regular positive encouragement and praise like this is great! I hope you and your child are having a lovely break so far, and continue to do so.

Best wishes, Mr Dudding

 

13.11.17 Stay & Learn

We had great fun sharing our learning.

 10.11.17

"This week I've enjoyed everything!" Aiden

"This week I've enjoyed jigsaw numbers because I can do it now. I loved wider achievement time this week. We were learning outdoors and got to climb some small trees!" James

"Playing crazy chef with Millie has been really fun. It's one of the board games that one group plays each day for social snack." Sarah

"This week I've enjoyed playing Sumdog with other people in the class." Chris

"This week I've enjoyed the blob tree colouring. A blob tree is a thing like the learning pit and we need to try to help ourselves and others climb to the top." Faye

"This week I've enjoyed doing jigsaw numbers in maths." Mia

 

Also, have a look at our fantastic Bonfire! 

We were learning about how to be safe, especially around, and on, Guy Fawkes Night.

 

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30.10.17

Almost everyone's favourite thing this week was watching the authors live event yesterday. Kes Grey shared some of his stories with us, including his hilarious picture book Quick Quack Quentin. 

 

"My favourite thing was when he was reading the book about animals sitting on things. My best bit was that Lions sit on irons! HA HA HA!" Jayden. This was book is Called Oi Frog.

 

“My favourite bit was in Oi Frog, when Kes Gray told us what dogs sit on. Dogs sit on frogs, and the frog got a big big fright!” Megan

 

“My favourite story was the one where Quentin lost his Quack! We tried to say our names without ‘a’ in them which was really funny!” Sarah

 

If you’d like to watch this Authors Live then you can click here and look for Kes Grey! Everyone really loved this!  

 

Welcome Back!

Primary 3/4 have had a super first week back after the holidays. 

Language

Phonics / Sounds

We’ve started our new sounds this week! We will read, write, spell, say and learn words with ‘-oy’, ‘oi’, ‘ue’ and ‘-ue’. Some of us have been working on revising some sounds, ‘s’, ‘a’, ‘t’, ‘p’, ‘I’, and ‘n’, and will move onto ‘c’ and then ‘ck’.

When you are reading with your child and notice words with these sounds in them, please encourage them to let me know. We could add these to our phonics wall. If you feel like hunting for these sounds together in books or newspapers, that would be a great way to extend your child’s learning!

Most of the class should now have had their second book home to read aloud to an adult. Please continue to ensure these come to school each day. These will be collected back in on a Friday. 

Vocabulary Learning

In our class we have a word wall which we use to help us learn new words. Some of the words we have been learning are: ‘dictate’, ‘concoction’, ‘predict’ ‘goal’, ‘plan’, ‘do’ and ‘review’.

We’ll be learning ‘queue’, ‘dissolve’, ‘predict’, ‘experiment’, ‘solid’, ‘liquid’ and ‘gas’ very soon. It would be super if you talk to your children about these words to help them remember / learn what they mean.

Big Maths

In Big Maths this week, we’ve been practising to break 3 digit numbers up, and do jigsaw numbers. This is still tricky for lots of us, but soon, you’ll be able to ask your child to show you what it is and tell you why we’ve been learning how to do it! We've all tried to beat our Beat That score, and will keep having a go at this each week.

Topic

Our term one topic which is based on reading ‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’, by Roald Dahl will continue for a couple more weeks. Our term two topic will be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This will be a super context which will allow us to learn lots about food preparation and cooking, as well as some more science.  This will incorporate lots of other learning too, including learning in art, maths, language and drama.

 

Happy Holidays

Well done P3/4 for all of the super learning and effort this term. Have a super, safe October break! 

 

19.09.17 - Extra Home Learning

 

Home learning continues to include reading and completing a maths challenge on Sumdog. 

As well as this this week, could you all please share and discuss a photo of your child as a baby, with your child. If you would be willing, it would be great if you could allow for one photo of your child as a baby to be brought to school, initially to help our Roots of Empathy learning, and later to be included in your child's pupil profile. 

Thank you in advance. Mr Dudding.

 

15.09.17

It was such a busy week this week! We started learning about 4 new sounds which we'll learn and practise until the October holidays (ay; ai; ow; ow), and also did lots of learning about Roald Dahl and maths, because Wednesday was Roald Dahl day and this week was maths week. 

"This week it was Roald Dahl Day! I just love George's Marvellous Medicine because when gran drinks it she goes big like a giant person. I thought this was so funny, especially when she hit her head off the roof because she got so tall!" Kayden 

 

"I liked making my symmetrical monster because we got to use mirrors so we could see the other side that we had to draw. We had to draw it carefully because if you did it quickly it wouldn't be neat or symmetrical." Lewis

 

"I liked doing the George's Marvellous Medicine Big Write. Our learning intention was to re-tell a story. I retold chapter 1."  Megan

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08.09.17

We've had a very busy week in P3/4. Everyoone loved painting their marvelous concoctions; this was the highlight of the week for some. Others felt that their favourite part of this week was completing their phonics tasks outside on outdoor learning day. 

Homework continues to include a daily play on Sumdog, and reading the text sent home aloud to an adult. We'll build on this to include some spelling learning in the near future. 

 

01.09.17

Language

We're continuing to read, write, spell, say and learn words with ‘-ve’, ‘qu’, ‘ou’ and ‘oi’. Some of us have been working on doing this with ‘m', ‘d’ and now 'g'. If you are reading with your child and notice words with these sounds in them, please encourage them to let me know. We could add these to our phonics wall. If you feel like hunting for these sounds together in books or newspapers, that would be a great way to extend your child’s learning!

Most of the class should now have had their second book home to read aloud to an adult. Please continue to ensure these come to school each day. These will be collected back in on a Friday. 

Big Maths

In Big Maths this week, we’ve been practising our number bonds to 20 and doubling bigger numbers. We've all tried to beat our Beat That score, and will have another go at this next week.

Sumdog is becoming very popular, and as part of your child's maths home learning, please support them to log on and have a small play each night. 

Topic

Our term one topic will be based on reading ‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’, by Roald Dahl. This will incorporate lots of learning, including learning in art, science, maths, language and drama.

This week, we've made it as far as chapter 3, where George has decided to change his Grandmother's medicine for something more...explosive. We've also wrote our own ingredient lists for making our own marvellous medicines. Pupils are loving this story so far, so why not ask them some more about the story?

 

25.08.17

Language

This week we’ve been working on lots of sounds, and we’ll work on the same ones for the next two weeks. The sounds are ‘-ve’, ‘qu’, ‘ou’ and ‘oi’. Some of us have also been working on ‘m’ and ‘d’. If you are reading with your child and notice words with these sounds in them, please encourage them to let me know. If you feel like hunting for these sounds together in books or newspapers, that would be a great way to improve your child’s learning!

Big Maths

In Big Maths this week, we’ve been practising our number bonds to 20, and doubling some simple numbers. Why not practise some more at home?

Topic

Our term one topic will be based on reading ‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’, by Roald Dahl. This will incorporate lots of learning, including learning in art, science, maths, language and drama.

This week, we started reading chapter 1, Grandma. Why not ask your child some questions about the story and characters so far?

 

Welcome back!

P3/4 are settling well into our school routine. We have been doing lots of getting ready to learn activities such as agreeing our class rules and reminding ourselves of the expectations in class and around the school. Hopefully we remember these throughout the year.

 

P.E.

P3/4 have P.E. with Mr Stephen on a Tuesday and a Thursday.  We will also have class P.E., which will usually be on a Friday. Please ensure that your child brings P.E. kit on these days, or keeps P.E. kit on their peg in school and that all kit is clearly labelled and regularly cleaned. Thank you to all those who have already done this.

                                                                

Water Bottles

We are a health promoting school so we are keen for your child to drink plenty water throughout the school day.  Your child may wish to bring a water bottle in to class which can be refilled throughout the day at our class sink if required.

 

Keep in Touch

Please don’t hesitate to speak to me after school in the playground if you feel you need further clarification about anything in this newsletter, or indeed on any matter relating  to your child. I will be happy to help in any way.

 

Home Learning

Your children have been excited about playing Sumdog and their log in details have been sent home. All maths home learning will be through Sumdog, so please allow your child to have a small play each night so that they become used to logging in.

Spelling and reading home learning will begin on Monday 4th September, with a separate but important piece of home learning for next week.