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Greenhaw Primary School

Week 9 (1st June)

Day Literacy Numeracy
Monday Sounds Write -Word Building Number Facts
Tuesday Adopt a Grandparent Letter Number Bonds to 10 / 100
Wednesday Sounds Write - Sound Swapping Add and Subtract 10
Thursday Comprehension Directions
Friday Spelling test Number Facts Test/ Mental Maths

Hope everyone is well rested and ready for action! Only four weeks of home school learning until we have a long break for the summer, so time to get back at it! We love seeing all your happy faces and hearing about how you are getting on, so don't be afraid to email us pictures of completed work for us to have a read. We miss seeing you all, so look after each other and stay safe and well.

Miss Gillespie and Miss Wilson

Summer is here so time to get fit. Look in the curriculum folder for Superfriends Blast Cards.

Reading is so important, should it be a comic or an information book, try and continue to read for 10-15 minutes.

You can log on to Oxford Owls and access all their books and games for FREE!
Username: p3greenhaw Password: home2020

If you are in the mood to listen to a story, then click on either of the links to find a story that you will enjoy.

Spellings: Check spelling groups in folder, write out spellings each day and use in sentences orally or written.

Monday: Sounds Write - See folder for Word Building and Sentence Dictation Activities

Click on the link to visit Small Town Superheros in BBC Bitzesize. Follow the arrow down to select ‘Blending’ you can also listen to the sounds in ‘Simple Sounds’.

Tuesday: Radius Housing want young people to get creative and have launched a campaign to ‘Adopt A Grandparent’. Many older and vulnerable people are feeling very lonely, as most are spending their days alone with having to be shielded during this trying time. A letter, picture or postcard from a child would undoubtedly brighten their day and help them feel connected to the community. See the link for more details and where to email your letter. For safety reasons use the school address our postcode is BT48 8BA.

See the folder for a power-point on how to write letters and check out the link for ideas about what to include in your letter.

Write your letter.

Wednesday: Sounds Write – See folder for Sound Swapping Activity

Review your letter and email it to the Radius Housing. Ask your grownup to take a photograph of your pictures to attach before sending.

Thursday: Plastic Pollution Comprehension. See folder to select a differentiated task.

Click on the link to visit Small Town Superheros in BBC Bitzesize. Use the right arrow to go to the second page to play, ‘Reading and Understanding’.

Friday: Spelling Test- Call out spellings for your child to record.

Click on the link to play. Pick your 2 sets of sounds. Keep the coins with real words.



Monday:                                                                                                                                                     Write out and learn addition facts for 15 or 18 (see Numeracy folder for Number Facts worksheets, no need to print out, copy sums and answers on to a page). Play Robot addition and Subtraction Grids in Topmarks Maths to improve mental calculation skills, use these links:

Tuesday:                                                                                                                                               Number Bonds to 10, click on this link to view videos on BBCBitesize   (Worksheets in folder – no need to print, copy answers on to a page.)                                                                                                                                                  Number Bonds to 100,  click on this link to view videos on BBC Bitesize  (Worksheets in folder – no need to print, copy answers on to a page.)

Wednesday:                                                                                                                                        Adding and Subtracting 10 using a 100 square - Choose a number say 15 on your 100 Square (see folder for a 100 Square template), to add 10 go to the number directly below it in the same column so 15+10 =25 . Try other numbers and record your sums on a page. To add on 20, drop down 2 rows in the same column. Subtracting with a 100 Square, choose a number say 33 (go to the number in the row directly above, same column) so 33–10 =23, try other numbers and record the sums made. (See folder for 10 More and 10 Less Worksheet, no need to print, copy answers onto a page.) Remember:10 more you add 10, 10 less you subtract 10. Play Chopper Squad on Topmarks Maths,

Add and Subtracting 10 using 10p coins and 1p coins, Make 23p using coins, now take away 10p, how much is left? 23p–10p =13p Try different amounts and subtract 10p, record the sums on a piece of paper. Can your child try adding on/ subtracting 20p? Etc.

Extension: Adding and Subtracting two-digit numbers and tens, click this link from BBCBitesize to view a slideshow, (worksheets in folders). Play Karate Cats Maths (, addition and subtraction level. Play Helicopter Rescue on Topmarks Maths, .

Thursday:                                                                                                                                             Directionsleft /right /forwards/ backwards/ sideways. Watch on youtube the ‘Left and Right Song’, click on this link, The following link is for a clip from the BBC, it demonstrates a range of movements and positional language, .  Encourage your child to find out - if they are left or right handed. What about other family members? Help your child make their own left/ right hand poster -draw around their own hands and label,(see folder for Hand Poster).                                                               Practical activities: Play movement games – Simon Says, give directions such as “Simon says hop forwards on your right leg,” (...three jumps sideways to the left, wave your right hand, etc.). Follow the leader - say actions and copy such as, “bend to the left, walk forwards five steps”, etc. Description games – place 3/ 4 objects (beaker, teddy and sock) in a row, ask questions about their positions, “what is on the right/ left of the teddy?” Ask your child to put/ or draw objects in a certain order – “put the sock to the left of the teddy”/ or “draw a square in the middle of your page, draw a triangle to the right of it”, etc. Your child could draw their own picture and describe the position of the objects drawn (see folder for examples of pictures to draw).

Play the party game, "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" or draw your own animal and cut out a tail. Call out directions to your child (blindfolded) - left, right, up or down, to see if they can place the tail close to the correct position. Swap roles so your child gets a chance to call out the directions.

Number Facts Test - call out addition facts for 15 and 18, try including some missing number equations, like 7 plus how many more is equal to 15 or 18 depending on facts learnt.                                              Play Topmarks Daily 10 - a Mental Maths game

Mathletics Certificates for this week. Big congratulations to Ciaran for all achieving another Bronze Certificate and a massive shout out to Maisy for achieving a Silver and Bronze Certificate. Keep up the hard work!

Cross-Curricular Activities:

PDMU: Managing Emotions - Other Emotions                                                                                                Sing along to The Feelings Song on Youtube - . Talk to your child about other emotions maybe not mentioned in the song. Look at the emotions worksheet (see folder) and ask your child to match the pictures with the different emotions, can they explain their reasons?  Use the Mood Monster Cards (or let your child design their own themed emotion cards on paper) for talking activities such as “I feel sad when …” Your child could also use the cards to show you how they are feeling at particular times of the day.                                        

Teach your child some of the breathing exercises (details on cards in the folder) to help them deal with their emotions. They may also be useful when your child needs a break from an activity to help them refocus.      

Get creative – art can be a good mechanism for helping children to express their emotions more freely, so encourage them to record their feelings in whatever form they choose using man-made (markers/ crayons/ paper) or natural materials. Watch a live lesson on CBeebies to learn about how to draw different emotions, click on this link -                                   They could share their creative work with family or send us a photo for the website. If you wish we can forward a photo of their work to a PhD student who is looking for samples of art work depicting children's feelings during this time. Thank you.


Home Learning -Primary 3

Hello Everyone

We all have had our worlds turned upside down and we are most impressed with your commitment to continue learning and improving. We hope everyone has established a daily routine and are enjoying the online activities. Looking after our mental health is very important, so try and set time aside to talk about how we are feeling and ask your child about what activities they would like to do.

Remember you know your child best and how they learn, so play games together, draw, cook or read a book. Time is precious and Covid-19 has given us the gift of being together, although it will not always be easy. You want to be able to look back at this when it is all a distant memory and be glad that you have some happy memories.

We love seeing the different photos of all your activities from obstacle races in the garden to baking buns and model making, so keep them coming. We would also like to express our thanks to all parents for your continued support.

During this crisis we would like to set up a method of communication with parents. Below you will find the email address of your class teacher. Please email the relevant teacher with both the name of the parent contact and the child's name only. This will facilitate a group contact list to be created.



Daily Routine


Have fun and get your body moving. Check out You Tube Kids- KIDZ BOP Dance Along Videos

Reading out loud to an adult or your favourite teddy.

Literacy Activity



10 Minutes Mental Maths : Practising our number facts


Numeracy Activity 




Cross Curricular Activity


Week 2

P.E. Start your day by getting your body moving

Check out - 34 Minutes of KIDZ BOP Dance Along Videos on You Tube

Reading: Continue to read your own books aloud to an adult or your favourite teddy, or find a suitable ebook from the Oxford Owl/ Amazon collection(see the links below).

Comprehension: Select one Superhero fact sheet, ‘Water Wonder Woman’ or ‘Lizard Lad’ and answer the differentiated questions on the sheet or your work jotter. (see literacy folder)

Spellings: Check spelling groups in folder, write out spellings each day and use in sentences orally or written. Weekly spelling test - orally or written

Picture Dictation: CVCC word maze. Look at the pictures and spell the words. Draw your pictures and play picture word snap. (see literacy folder)

Dictation- Parents read the sentences slowly. Children to write and spell independently.
The wind left dust on the mat. The ant will come in and sink in the soft dust. Sam will jump up and land on the desk. Sam must not just jump in the pond and get wet.

Verbs: Children quickly understand verbs that indicate ‘doing’ but they may not understand that ‘being’ words are also verbs.
• Verbs tell what someone, or something, is doing.
• Verbs are sometimes called ‘doing’ or ‘being’ words.
• ‘Being’ verbs tell us about our feelings.

Make a list or talk about ten different verbs you can do at home, e.g. to brush your teeth, play a game, watch the TV etc.
Verb Matching game – If you don’t have access to a printer then look at the pictures and say the verbs. Ext. Write the verbs and make up your own sentences. Underline the verbs used.
• See the literacy folder for differentiated verb worksheets.



If you need your log on details then email your class teacher.

Try out Carol Vorderman's site for free.
If you can't get joined up today then jump right in to play. The overview lesson moves quickly to quick fire addition.

Mental Maths
• Recite doubles to 12 / 20. Parents test knowledge with quick fire near double questions. 6+7 or 10 + 11.
• Write out the numbers to 20 twice on card/paper back of a cereal box put each set into a sandwich bag/envelope. Keep in a safe place as we will use again. (See numeracy folder for number cards to 30)
• Pick a number from each bag and add quickly. Use knowledge of doubles and number facts to help you.
• Count back in 10’s, 5’s and 2’s starting at different numbers (93, 83 …), (see folder for a printable 100 square ) you will find 100 Squares to help on websites such as  Twinkl or Topmarks
• Play the game Buzz together for multiplies or 5 or 10. Example You count in 1’s and when it’s your turn to say a number and it’s a multiple of 5 you say buzz instead.(so 1,2,3,4,buzz, 6,7,8,9, buzz, 11,12,13,14,buzz etc

Number Activities

Doubles - Read the double plus one challenge cards, and work out the answers. (see numeracy folder)

Time: Go to Topmarks and play Telling The Time Game (This plays on phones and ipads the game is on page 2). You can set the ability level and whether 12 or 24 hour clock (for P3 set to the 12 hour clock times)Time 

See maths folder for differentiated time worksheets.

Read o 'clock, quarter past and half past on analogue and digital clocks. Ask children to read the time from clocks/ watches etc at home. Can they tell what time it will be in 1 or 2 more hours?

"If it is now half past 2, what time will it be in 1 more hour?"

Even better if you've got an old watch or clock at home ask your child to make different times, for example, "show me half past 3 on the watch".

Make a simple time line of their day at home - at half past 8 l eat my breakfast, at half past 10 l have a break - draw clocks and pictures on your time line.

Number Facts – (This works on phones and ipads)


Start to keep a 'My Home School Diary'.

Write or draw about at least three things you enjoyed doing at home this week.

Write or draw about things you didn't like doing this week.

At the end of this adventure it will be a lovely record of all your Home Schooling experiences. 

Try to keep fit and do some exercises every day either indoors or outdoors.

Design and make an obstacle course for either in  your home, garden or back yard.

Step 1: Plan out your course. Ask an adult to check over your plan to make sure it's safe to do.

Step 2: Gather all the things you need eg old blanket, ball, soft toys, sticks from the garden, etc.

Step3: Set up your obstacle course. 

Step 4: Have a practise using your course, make changes if you need to.

Step 5: Your obstacle course is ready!

Time yourself doing it or have a competition with someone in your house. Who's the winner? Make changes to it over the week, add in new challenges. Have fun!

Remember to check with an adult that you've made your obstacle course in a safe place at home. Don't forget to tidy away your obstacle course when you're finished because someone may trip over it! Set it up again another day or with little changes.

Some ideas for your course : balance a soft toy on your head, put out some cans and dribble a ball around them (no balls inside the house), use sticks in a line to make a ladder on the ground and jump over them, put water into old juice bottles to weigh them down, try knocking them over etc. Be creative and ask your family for ideas too.

If space is limited then you could always make up your own work out , for example: 10 star jumps, 10 hops on both legs, run on the spot as you count to 10 etc. Enjoy!

Send photos to your class teacher to upload to the school website or if you have twitter then upload them to the school's twitter feed. 

Primary 3

Welcome to the Primary 3 Learning Area!

We hope that the page can be used to share some of the fantastic work completed by our very talented Primary 3 children.  

Below is a selection of literacy and numeracy learning intentions. We hope that you will find them useful when supporting your child at home.

Miss Wilson & Miss Gillespie


Week 9 (1st June)

A message from Miss Gillespie!


A message from Miss Wilson!


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