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Please ensure your P3 is reading daily. Moneyrea PS has a subscription to Bug Club. Your P3 has a unique profile (login details in green folder collected from school) which gives them access to the level of books they currently read in class. Once a level is finished, they can automatically progress to the next level. I am able to look at each child's progress through the books in Bugclub. I have also been able to allocate certain topic-related books to everyone. For example, I have recently allocated 'This Dinosaur' for all P3s to have a go at. Please let me know if you have misplaced these details as I can email them to you. I cannot recommend it highly enough, it's a fantastic resource....happy reading!




Please feel free to use these ideas for learning spellings as you need them. It's absolutely at your own discretion which activities you feel your P3 will benefit from when learning spellings. Please do not do them all, rather pick a couple to do each week.


If your P3 had laminated HFWs to learn, please continue to practise these. Please also continue making words with the Letterland Boxes (Bananas and Pears).

For your reference, here are the first 500 HFWs.

Weeks 7 and 8 (w/c 1/6 and 8/6)
Please choose which of the 2 options your P3 will do depending on level of reading/writing (no need to do all 4!) The second option of the pair is less difficult. If you/your P3 chooses option 2 you'll have to open the first to read the text together before completing activity 2 in each case.

WEEKS 9 and 10 (w/c 15/6 and 22/6)

These comprehensions both include differentiated activities and it's up to you which you and your P3 choose, just do one from eachsmiley


WEEKS 7 and 8 (w/c 1/6 and 8/6)

'Chicken, Chips and Peas' by Allan Ahlberg

Another great book by Allan Ahlberg. The front cover doesn't tell the whole story, but it gives clues to the story. The first activity is to predict the story using clues from the cover. It's interesting to rethink first predictions based then on what happens on the first few pages. Finally, after reading/listening to and talking about the book, your P3 should summarise, in a few sentences, using their own words, what actually happened in the book. 

Chicken, Chips and Peas

Weeks 9 and 10 (w/c 15/6 and 22/6)
'Dinosaurs and all the Rubbish' is a brilliant wee book. It's such a useful text as it invites all sorts of questions about human nature, industry, ownership and the environment. It's always interesting reading it with P3, it raises a lot of questions about the impact we have on the planet we call home. Please pause this video as you go through to check for understanding. You could ask your P3 to predict what will happen next using clues from the text. You might also ask your P3 to clarify some more difficult words and then summarise the story at the end.

Dinosaurs and all that rubbish.

Monday 30th March 2020


Week 7 (w/c 1/6)

WALT: use question marks.

The following has activities for both group (again do one only). Children have to write the sentences out, deciding where to use question marks and full stops. Capital letters need to be put in too!


Week 8

As spellings this week include the '6 Ws'  (who, what, why, when, where and which) we are going to be looking at Question Words. The next PDF is an activity that asks P3 to come up with the questions by looking at the answers. Before they complete one of the following activities they will need to have read/watched big book 'Chicken, Chips and Peas'.

Week 9

Focus this week for Grammar will be on adjectives. P3 learnt about adjectives earlier on in the year so your P3 might need reminding that adjectives are describing words eg dirty, clean etc. Look at some pages of our book 'Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish' and decide which words are adjectives. The following PDFs are at different levels so again, decide with your P3 which one they want to do.


In June, P3 write dinosaur reports. This involves conducting research from books, searching online for dinosaur facts and watching video clips about their chosen dinosaur. It's totally up to your P3 to choose their own dinosaur to write about. I have listed some useful online sources of information below.

This last booklet is one we used in May but will be useful for this task too. If you can't open a zipped file on your device this ebook is available on the Twinkl website (and registration is free!)

Once your P3 has collected information on their chosen dinosaur (this will take a while!) they need to sort the facts into 3 categories. This next PDF is a table with the three categories of information they will need. The second PDF has a list of everything a good report should have.

Finally, your P3 will be ready to write the report. I have included the report writing frame in PDF (to print out) and as a Word document (they might want to type it in).


Despite desperate searching it has been very difficult to find examples online of the exact style of pre-cursive handwriting we do in Moneyrea! The following is as close as I can find to the real thing. The main difference is that in Moneyrea we loop the tails on hanging letters (y, g, f, j, z) and l is looped too. Your P3 will probably remember this.

If you haven't already started it's not too late to get your hands on some beans to might even get some veg for the pot by the end of the summer! For those of you who managed to I'd love to see some pictures of your baby plants. Keep trucking on with your 'Diary of a Bean Plant' too, recording its growth and appearance as the weeks go byblush.
To tie in with our adjectives work, in this next activity your P3 will be asked to make sentences and use adjectives to describe dinosaurs.