P3 MLD Ms McMurtry
I hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely weather. The season now is summer! I have been writing your summer reports and it has been great to look back at the hard work you all did from September to March. I am so proud of you all. Here are some more ideas to keep you all busy. Enjoy!
I hope you are all happy and well. Here are some more ideas for you to try at home. Please just do what you feel suits you best. Remember, activities a. are a bit harder, b. moderate, c. a bit easier and those with no indicator should suit you all. Also, when using powerpoints click start slideshow - from beginning. Remember too that there are new books for you every week at www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. Start by reading the document 'Home Learning...' then choose the resources you want underneath. I was looking through our class page at all of our photographs from September and thought of all the fun we had this school year. It was lovely to see all your wee faces. I miss you all very much and I hope you enjoy these activities.
I hope you are all well. Here are some activities for you to try at home. Activities a. are harder, b. moderate, c. easier and those with no indicator are for all abilities. Use your child's IEP as a guide to what level they are working at. Please do not feel that you have to do everything as no two children or household situations are the same. Some children do not like too many demands put on them whilst others enjoy being kept busy. Do whatever you feel is appropriate.
Read the document 'Home Learning ...' first, and then access the resources you need. If it helps, follow the 'Daily Routine' set out on the very first week of home learning. Also, remember when using powerpoints to click 'Start Slideshow' then, 'From Beginning'. I have been able to upload onto this class page most of the resources you need but others have so much data on them that the school website blocks the upload. Therefore, to access these resources go to www.twinkl.co.uk and download them onto your computer. Twinkl is free during the lockdown. If you have any difficulties doing this please e-mail me.
Ms McMurtry misses you all very much and as I was writing these activities thought of all the fun we would have had doing them together in school. I hope you enjoy doing them at home and smile as you think of all your friends in P3 who are also at home doing the same things as you. Have fun!
Hello again P.3
Mrs Swift is back again. I know this is all a bit different to Mrs McMurtry so I hope you are all managing ok. I have tried to keep things a bit like last week to hopefully make it a bit easier.
Mrs McMurtry hopes to be back soon and everyone is hoping that you are staying safe at home and that you are all being good. It is so strange not to be at school but we must all do our best and we all miss you.
Activity 1 Photos
Activity 1 11th May
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A nice way to read and sign
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It's Mrs Swift here again this week. Mrs McMurtry is still looking after her family but she misses all of you and hopes to back soon. We lost a bit of our good weather this week but I have still been getting out everyday with Locket my dog for my daily exercise. I hope you have been able to get out too as it is very important to get some fresh air everyday if you can. I hope you were able to do some of the work last week and that you had some fun doing it. This week Friday is an important day as it is V.E.Day and if we had been in school this week we would have doing lots of things to prepare for the big celebrations on Friday. Of course we are not in school as we are all at home keeping safe. On Friday all the big celebrations will not be taking place in the same way as people are not allowed to gather together but we should of been having a day off school so it seems only fair that this should still happen so if you are doing your home school learning you should only do it for 4 days this week. That means you get a big 3 day weekend off your school work, so enjoy ! Any of the work that is set as you know is for you all to do if you are able to. It is only suggestions and please feel free to use parts that apply most to your child and to adapt as and where necessary.
Stay home and stay safe to all and we miss not seeing you in school.
Bye for now.
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Selection of Matching Number Activities
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On line reading
Hello everyone in P.3.
It’s Mrs Swift here as McMurtry is taking a little break as something sad has happened in her family and she needs to take some time to help out. As the Middle Manager for Key Stage 1 I am going to try to keep in touch with all of you and your families when she cannot be here with you.
I know she is thinking of all of you and hoping that you are all keeping well and doing your best to be good when you are having to stay home to be safe. Now I don’t really know all the things you get up to in your class as I am only in there from time to time to see how you are all managing and to make sure you are doing your best and trying hard to keep all the Golden Rules. I also see some of you in the Space Place and the Blue Room when Mrs Lyons takes you out for a walk and some time to think. Of course I also see you in the soft play when you are working hard to follow instructions and to remember what order you must carry out your tasks and activities in.
So things will be a bit different this week and I hope you will find some activities that you might enjoy doing. So home school teachers I would ask that use your child’s most recent IEP and discussion you had at the annual review as a guide to what level your child should be engaging in the activities I am going to suggest. As always these suggestions and guidance are only here to support home schooling where it is proving possible given how daily life has totally changed for us all. Please feel free to dip out and in as you choose. To that end I am going to choose a few activities that I hope allow for some engagement and fun in learning. I am going to set them out as 5 activities but not with given days so you can use as you choose and expand if you feel your child is really enjoying something.
I am starting with a few pictures everyday that I will use and develop as a base for the activities. They are a few signs of Spring I have noticed when I have been out and about.
I will stick with the sort of levels Ms McMurtry has been using so as not to make everything too difficult or confusing.
So at level c, an easier level I would be hoping that you as the home schooler would engage in initial sound activities and the letter formation of that sound, on paper to trace over, or in sand or rice if you have it. Reward all effort with praise and high fives to encourage a sense of achievement and fun.Wet water painting is also great fun. The focus remains with SATPIN in this group but it is ok to work on initial sounds in other words.if you write words out you can see if they can find the sounds they know from SATPIN in these words as a game,In terms of numeracy we are looking for assisted counting after you modelling, finger counting, continued work on the number 1 and matching.
At level b, a medium level I would be looking for you would try to gain as many sounds as possible in words by sounding them out and then writing down the sounds. Then spell the actual words using these sounds and get your child to say the words and write them too either by themselves or tracing over your writing. Talk about the sounds in the words and see if they can point out certain sounds like a game. Reward with lots of praise and stickers if you have them. In number work do as much oral counting as possible and work on number formation and counting on. Also do work on groups/collections discussing what makes some things belong in a group and why.
At level a, the work is a bit more tricky but at all times should be something the children are happy with and if they are not please do not stress and reduce it all down a bit to a level they can achieve and are comfortable doing. I would hope that with help from you they will be able to have a bit of discussion about activities, think about what they have to do, make a simple plan and with help write a sentence or two as requested. Please help with structure and spelling so they have a sense of achievement in getting their ideas down. Where possible get them to read their own writing help when needed or read to them a few times and leave out words you know they can read. Remember constant support praise and encouragement will help them feel like they are doing a great job and so help them to enjoy the activities. In number work we will continue working on simple addition and counting to reinforce their number knowledge and try to broaden out how we do this. Some practice of number formation is important too so they associate the number they count with the number shape. Games like find the munger, what comes before and after and also matching numbers makes this all more fun.
I hope you get along ok and remember this should not be hard work or a terrible time for anyone so please do what you can and remember praise and enjoying things are great motivators so when you need a break take it.