Home Learning P3/4

Home Learning Pack 4 (June Update)

Hello P3/4! Thank you so much for all your hard work at home so far, you have all done so well. Here are some more ideas and activities for the last few weeks of term.

It has been so lovely to hear from most of you through email. We have loved hearing how you are all getting on! If you haven’t been onto GLOW email yet, try and log on and reply to our email so we know you can access it.

We are missing you all lots and wish more than ever that we could be back in class. We know it’s a tricky time but you are all doing so well. Keep shining and smiling everyone!

Miss McLuggage and Mrs Bailie! x

Numeracy

  • I can see some of you have been working hard on Easimaths, well done! Keep working on Easimaths – and remember to let me know if it is too easy or too hard.
  • Help to measure ingredients when baking or cooking.
  • Play multiplication games on ‘TopMarks’ to test your knowledge of your times tables facts.
  • Try creating a symmetrical picture either on paper or by using objects outside! Can you make something creative using sticks and rocks?
  • Have a go at this Maths Emoji Code Breaker – can you solve the emoji puzzles?!

Literacy

  • Watch an episode of Newsround and write down a summary of the main points. Discuss these with someone at home.
  • Add a new chapter to your book. What would happen next?
  • Pick a character in your book that you would like to go on an adventure with. Describe some of the activities and adventures you would both go on.
  • Write an acrostic poem on a word of your choice. You could decorate the page with a nice border and draw a picture underneath.
  • Create a ‘Text Detectives’ table in your jotter, look through your book and create a list of adjectives, nouns and verbs. As a challenge look for adverbs and synonyms.

French

In class, we have covered the following topics:

  • Numbers 1-100
  • Colours
  • Classroom objects
  • French Greetings

Here is a list of fun worksheets that you can print off and practice your French with!

French Colours Crossword

French Classroom Object Snap

French Colour by Numbers

The following link will take you to some online French games. All you have to do is pick a topic that we have covered in class and follow the instructions in the game!

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames

Other Curriculuar Areas

  • Create an obstacle course in the garden (but ask a parent first).
  • Pretend to visit a country or a city that you have always wanted to travel to. Create its flag, make some food that you would eat there, and research/draw some of the famous landmarks. You could even create plane tickets and find a hotel that you could stay in!
  • Create a mindfulness bottle similar to the ones we made in class. Use water, glitter and washing-up liquid. Shake it and watch the glitter fall!
  • Some of you have emailed to say you have been den-building. This is a great activity that you could do both indoors and outdoors! If you are building a den, there are lots of fun activities you can do inside it, like reading, colouring or doing some mindfulness meditation. There are guided videos for meditating for children on youtube! You could even take your mindfulness bottle into your den too!
  • Make up a dance to your favourite song and teach it to someone in your house.
  • ABC Music are doing free videos with some really fun games and activities.
  • Try this Disney Wordsearch
  • Check out this ‘Jumpin’ June Bingo’ for some more fun activities to try!

Jumpin' June Bingo

 

 

 

Have a great summer when it comes everyone!

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Primary 3/4 Home Learning Pack 3 (May Update)

Hello Primary 3/4! We are missing you all so much but we hope you are all safe and well! Thank you to everyone who has emailed us back, it has been lovely to hear from you all.

We have some new suggestions for learning at home over the next few weeks. You will all have received your school report by now and we hope that it will be helpful when you are thinking about the things you can practise at home.

We would love to hear from you so please send us an email to let us know what you have been up to and to say hello!

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Literacy

Reading

In our last learning post we suggested that a good place to look for books was www.oxfordowl.co.uk

We hope that many of you have been able to do that and have enjoyed reading the ebooks available on that site. You can also access ebooks and audio books from South Lanarkshire library service.

There are also great resources on this website https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2018/download-a-printable-puffin-activity-pack/

Spelling

P3 – Please continue the Stage 3 phonics/spelling programme for sounds and common words covered from week 1 to 29. These should be revised by practising reading and spelling the words and sounds.

P4 – Please continue the Stage 4 phonics/spelling programme for phoneme families and common words highlighted in their packs. These should be revised by practising reading and spelling the words and sounds.

Continue to use the grid for fun and enjoyable ways to practice your spelling words! Active Spelling Grid

Writing

Create a postcard with a picture that represents something you have done during lockdown. Write a detailed description of that activity, using adjectives, verbs and adverbs to make it as interesting and detailed as you can. Then send your postcard to a member of your family. You could also take a picture and email it to us too!

Think about what you have missed the most during lockdown. Do you miss playing football? Going to gymnastics lessons? Or playing with your friends? Whatever it is that you miss, write a story about a character who really misses doing an activity during lockdown. Describe the activity in detail – what do they do during the activity? Include their thoughts and feelings, and express how they felt when lockdown was eventually lifted and they were able to take part in their activity again. For this activity, you should focus on exciting sentence openers!

 

Numeracy

Continue using Easimaths. If you are finding your questions too easy/difficult please email me and let me know and I can change your level.

Practice your times tables using this website. https://www.timestables.co.uk . It has some excellent resources on it, with 5 stages to progress through and a reward at the end. Give it a go!

Using a digital clock, represent the same time by drawing on an analogue clock. Remember, Topmarks online has analogue and digital clocks you can use to help you!

If someone is baking or cooking something at home, try helping them to measure out the ingredients or write a list of what they have used and how much!

 

Other Curricular Areas

Please see the weekly posts on our school website for details on lots of different activities taking place online.

Health and Wellbeing

This term, we would have been learning about relationships, sexual health and parenthood as part of our Health and Wellbeing education. You can visit the website below to find information and activities at First Level.

Primary 3, please look at ‘progression 1’. You have 4 units to complete. Unit 1 is called “My family/ All our families are different”, Unit 2 is called “Feelings and safety”, Unit 3 is called “Similarity, diversity and respect” and Unit 4 is called “Keeping clean”.

Primary 4, please look at ‘progression 2’. You have 2 units to complete. Unit 1 is called “Safe and happy online” and Unit 2 is called “How human life begins, pregnancy and birth”.

All of this information can be found on the following link: https://rshp.scot/first-level/

 

Challenge!

The following link will take you to your very own Alice in Wonderland Escape Room. Play along with your family and see if you can escape before time runs out!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc89Z5N2mL_XU1XL068DPLrD3cWQkGJS4BOGHJplfofBKeELA/viewform

Art

Try some origami using this link. There are some great challenges and ideas to help you. https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/easy-origami-for-kids/

Have a go at some Disney art using these grids to help create your picture.

Disney grid drawings

Hopefully you have had a chance to enjoy the beautiful sunshine we have had, don’t forget – there are so many opportunities to gain essential life skills during this time. Take care and stay safe everyone!

Primary 3/4 Home Learning Pack 2

 

Hello P3/4! We are missing all of your happy, smiling faces every day! We hope you are working hard and enjoying your quality time at home.

Shortly, we will send you an email – we have missed hearing from you, so please feel free to email us to say hello or to send pictures of your learning so we can see all of your wonderful hard work!

Parents – thank you for all you are trying to do, and please feel free to email us with any questions you may have.

If you have online access, can you please register for Oxford Owl using this link, and clicking the ‘join us’ at the top left.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

The resources here are fabulous and are free until September. Please continue to use the other sites recommended and updated on our website also.

Reading

 

  • Please continue to read as much as possible – magazines, newspapers, or online articles!
  • Use the online e-books on the Oxford Owl website noted below:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Click on the ‘Levels’ section, then ‘Book Banding’ to find the correct level for your child (see below).

Aim to read one book per week, discussing the book as you go – what do you think the book will be about? Discuss pictures, characters, tricky words etc. Then get your child to read the book to you each day. In class we have been focussing on expression and fluency. This could be a focus once they are comfortable with any tricky words in their story.

Red GroupGold Band

Green GroupTurquoise Band

Orange GroupLime Band

Tasks based on the books for the groups above can include any of the worksheets provided in the first home learning pack, including ‘Character Profile’, ‘Beginning, Middle and End’, ‘Text Detectives’ or ‘My Favourite Part’. A book review is also a great way to check for understanding of the whole book and to think about thoughts and feelings. Your child is familiar with all of these activities and can complete them in the jotter provided. Please encourage your child to use their OWN WORDS for any work that they complete.

Blue Group – The blue group are currently working on skinny novels. However, they will gain good practice reading the following books from Oxford Owl:

Book Band Book
Dark Blue Mythical Beasts and Fabulous Monsters
Dark Blue The Secret Garden
Dark Blue Exploring the Deep
Dark Blue Big Game Adventure
Dark Red Stories of Sherlock Holmes
Dark Red Tales of the Underworld
Dark Red Ultimate Takeover
Dark Red Storm Chasers
Dark Red So You Want to Build a Castle

Tasks based on the books for the Blue Group can include any of the worksheets provided in the first home learning pack, as well as completing tasks such as:

– Visualisation based on a character or setting in the book

– Summarise a chapter in your own words

– Create 10 questions for a character from the book

Your child is familiar with all of these activities and can complete them in the jotter provided. Please encourage your child to use their OWN WORDS for any work that they complete.

If they come across any unusual or tricky words whilst reading, encourage them to use a dictionary or Google to look up the definitions. This can also be recorded in their home learning jotter.

There are also great resources on this website https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2018/download-a-printable-puffin-activity-pack/

Spelling

Please use this – Active Spelling Grid – for some ideas to practice your spelling.

P3 –

Please continue the Stage 3 phonics/spelling programme for sounds and common words covered from week 1 to 29. These should be revised by practising reading and spelling the words and sounds.

P4 –

Please continue the Stage 4 phonics/spelling programme for phoneme families and common words highlighted in their packs. These should be revised by practising reading and spelling the words and sounds.

There are lots of fun ways to engage in spelling and learning tricky words – why not make a word search, type them up on a computer (this one means you can change the font, size and colour!) or create silly sentences using your words!

 

Writing

In class, we were working very hard on our presentation of our work – don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops where they belong, and remember to always make your writing as neat as you can, on the line and using finger spaces!

If you have been doing your journal task at home we would love to see how these are looking! In fact, we would love to see any pieces of writing you have completed or are in the process of writing!!

Continue with the writing tasks from the first home learning pack – write imaginative pieces, letters to your friends, family or teachers – we would love a letter from you!

In class, we have learned adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs and synonyms/antonyms.

  • Twinkl has lots of activities based on these grammar terms that you can download or print.
  • BBC Bitesize also has plenty of resources and explanations in their ‘spelling, grammar and punctuation’ section. Both primary 3 and 4 are ‘first level’ for Scotland.

Numeracy

Please continue with the work provided in the first home learning pack. Remember there are plenty of websites to print worksheets from, or practice numeracy skills through online games. EasiMaths through GLOW is a great tool to use and we can monitor your child’s progress/ identify areas where they are struggling from home, and offer support where necessary with your child’s learning.

The work your child has covered so far in numeracy was noted in the first home learning pack.

Each day, why not try a ‘Number of the Day’. We have worked on lots of these in class and they are a great way to incorporate lots of numeracy using one number! The underlined factors are what you can change each day (see below), or add in your own questions!

Number of the Day: 21

1. Write it 5. Next 3 odd numbers
2. Write it in words 6. Double it
3. Take away 9 7. Multiply by 10
4. Add 15 8. Round to nearest 10

Other Curricular Areas

  • Continue with the activities outlined in your first home learning pack – there are some really great ideas and fun things for you and the family to do!
  • See the ‘Recipe for an Active Day’ to get even more ideas to stay healthy and active during your time at home.

Since we didn’t quite finish our Egyptians topic, we thought it would be a good idea to give you some ideas and tasks to work through and share your learning at home!

  • Create a message in hieroglyphics for someone in your house to decode (Twinkl has a great hieroglyphics mat)
  • Research what life was like in Ancient Egypt for children your age. Make comparisons between their lifestyle and yours. What was different? What was the same?
  • Refresh your memory of the life of a Pharaoh, and what their life was like. Did they have a tomb made for them for the afterlife? What did their tomb look like? What would you have wanted your tomb to look like and include? Draw a labelled diagram in your jotter!
  • The last few weeks in school, the class were introduced to a coding programme called ‘SCRATCH’ , where they were learning to program and debug through coding. Just enter the following URL and click ‘start creating’: https://scratch.mit.edu/

Arts and Crafts Websites

Here are some brilliant easy-to-do arts and craft ideas for you to enjoy!

Remember, Mrs Coubrough is also uploading websites each week that you can take part in.

Mrs Goodwin has kindly created a science and PE grid of activities you can complete and take part in too! – Early&First Level Activity Grid (1) –

There are also some fun activites for you to take part in here:

– Recipe for an Active Day –

Have fun with these Science and PE activities from Mrs Goodwin:

PE and Science first and Second

 Please remember that your well-being is the most important thing to us at this time. Do what you can, when you can and, above all, stay safe, healthy and happy. We are really missing your smiling faces and daily chat and we are thinking of you and your families lots. We look forward to emailing you soon to see how you are getting on.

– Miss McLuggage and Mrs Bailie J