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Tuesday 31st March 2020 

C’est mardi trente et un mars, deux mille vingt

Good Morning Primary Five!  

Happy Tuesday.  

I hope you had a good day yesterday.   Let’s start off with a couple of photos. 

Here is a photo of Richard and his mum just in from their first CouchTo5K training session at the army training track.  They are still smiling!  Impressive!

Pebbles has been trying to help me with my work (but just getting in the way really). I apologise for any paw prints on your jotters.

Suggested tasks for today are


Handwriting –   choose a favourite poem or paragraph from your story and copy it in your best writing.   Remember the Success Criteria – correct joins, correct size, correct position.

Spelling – Spend 10 to 15 minutes practising either Platinum words or  wh words from yesterday.  

Reading –   Read some of your book and complete the Questions activity in the Home Learning wall. Make sure your questions are FAT.  Write the answers to your questions.

Grammar –   Work on Change the Tense in the wall.


Spend 20 to 30 minutes on Sumdog/EducationCity or a mental maths activity in the Maths Learning Wall. 

How are you getting on with your booklets?   Keep going with this and make sure you don’t forget what you have already learned.   Choose something from the Maths Wall that you haven’t done already.   Perhaps you could make a matching game.  


One of the children in my street made a super thank you sign for their letterbox.  Perhaps you could make one to say thank you to the postman or delivery people who are working very hard to help us.

Are you remembering to do some exercise every day?  Today is our normal P.E. day so joining in with Joe would be a good idea.   You might like to do some Just Dance – another fun way to keep fit.

Yesterday’s RIDDLE:  

Riddle: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I? The answer is – seven.   Well done if you worked it out.

Today’s Riddle:  What happens once in a lifetime, twice in a moment, but never in one hundred years?

Have a great day!

Mrs Özbey

Monday 30th March 2020 

C’est lundi trente mars, deux mille vingt

Good Morning Primary Five!  

I hope you had a great weekend and found fun non-school things to do.

Are you ready for another week of home learning?

I really enjoyed seeing all your photos last week. It was lovely to see your happy faces.  I haven’t seen everybody yet so if you haven’t sent any in, I hope you might show us what you have been up to this week.  

Have a look below to see what Amy, Harry and Emilia have been doing.

Emilia has been working very hard on maths, times tables, spelling & telling the time as well as finishing her book and writing an alternative ending. 

Great job, Emilia. Love the game!

Here is Mia busy at the computer.

Amy made her dream home university flat for the Lego challenge. A very colourful flat indeed!

Harry has been out and about.

Sumdog House – I promise that I did open the house on Friday at 11 am. Sorry if you didn’t manage to get in.  However, the house is always open after 3.30 pm and at weekends.

Suggested tasks for today are


Spelling – Work on your Platinum words – choose an activity from the grid.  If you know all your Platinum words already then work on words that begin with the letters wh. Write down as many wh words as you can (try to write at least ten) then use a dictionary or ask an adult to check your spelling. 

As always, any you spell incorrectly will be your spelling words for the week.

 If they are all correct, then learn some new vocabulary. Find ten words beginning with wh that are new to you. Write the word and the meaning.

Reading – Read some of your book and complete a task from the grid.

Literacy skills –  Work on the Ambitious Vocabulary task in the Literacy Wall.


Spend 20 to 30 minutes working on multiplication and division. I have put new homework onto Education City to help you practise this.

Continue with your booklet. Remember, get an adult to help you practise any tricky bits.   Choose something from the Maths Wall.  You might like to work on a shape picture today.


Choose something that interests you and have fun with it.


Riddle: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I? Answer tomorrow.

Have a great day!

Mrs Özbey

Friday 27th March 2020 

Good Morning P5

Its Mrs Begum today. Apologies in sending your Friday lesson late, had some technical difficulties but hopefully you managed to do some other exciting home learning. 

Did you a chance to clap our NHS from your house yesterday? My son, Keyaan loved clapping and seeing everyone get involved and I’m pretty sure everyone in the neighbourhood heard us!

Today we will be doing some Science with chocolate. Yup, that’s right chocolate! This might  be the sweetest activity you have done.

We will be learning about the three types of rocks and how they are formed. The lesson, video and activity can all be found in the PowerPoint. Let me know how you get on by sending some photos. 

Thinking of you all and missing your wonderful faces.

Have a look below and see some of the things Primary Five have been up to.

Bethan has been busy drawing funny faces and making bread. Looks yummy, Bethan.

Anna has been on a nature scavenger hunt with Callum.  I wonder what has happened to her arm!

Emma has been working hard on her spelling and times tables.  She has also drawn a setting from her reading book.  Aunt Primrose’s cellar from Attack of the Tentacled Terror.  Lots of nice detail, Emma.

Answer to yesterday’s riddle –    

Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?    Answer – A map.

Well done if you got it.  

I hope you and your family have a lovely weekend.   You all deserve it!

Mrs Özbey

Thursday 26th March 2020 

C’est jeudi vingt six mars, deux mille vingt

Good Morning Primary Five!  

Happy Thursday!

I hope you are all happy and well.

 It has been lovely to hear some of the things you have been up to and receive more photos. Sophie has been busy learning sign language.  What a great idea! Maybe you could try some.

I have heard that Rory has been working hard all week and here is a photograph to prove it.  I look forward to reading the finished article. Good job, Rory!

Aysa found a most unusual stone while out for a walk and has used it as inspiration for some artwork.  Very creative, Aysa. I love both the stone and the artwork.

Lots more of you have been working on Sumdog.  I think you will have earned lots of coins to spend on your house on Friday.  I have set a new Times Tables Challenge on Sumdog for you to take part in. It starts today and lasts until next Thursday. Give it a go!

Suggested tasks for today are

LITERACY – Keep your spelling going.  The best way to improve is to do some every day. Just for 10 or 15 minutes. 

Reading –   Keep reading your book every day.  Work on a task from your reading grid.

Literacy skills – You may like to continue working on your personal project or author study.   You may prefer to choose a different or new activity from the Literacy Wall.

MATHS –   Spend 15 minutes practising tables. Try the Sumdog Tables Challenge or the dice activity in the maths wall.   Keep working on your maths booklet.  If you find anything difficult, ask for help and spend some time practising what you found tricky.

LINQUASCOPE –  Mrs Johnston suggested everybody practise French yesterday.  If you would like to, remember the username for Linquascope  is Currie0131 and the password is Strasbourg. Choose Houlalaand Elementary.

Expressive arts and STEM   You can choose something from the grid or something of your own.  Use your imagination, thinking skills and be creative.

RIDDLE   Well done if you got the answer to yesterdays riddle.

What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?  –   The future.

TODAY’S RIDDLE:  Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people? 

Have a great day!

Mrs Özbey

Wednesday 25th March 2020 

C’est mercredi vingt cinq mars, deux mille vingt

Good Morning Primary Five!  

Happy Wednesday!

Are you ready for another day of Home Learning?  I hope yesterday went well.  I gave Joe Wicks’ PE lesson a go and really enjoyed it although I wasn’t very good at the kangaroo hops as I tripped over the log and dropped my joey twice!  Maybe today I will be better. 

Remember to send photos (you can email them to Mrs Milne) of anything special, interesting or fun you have been doing.   Richard and his brother, Robert, have been doing some fabulous drawing with ‘Draw with Bob’.  You can see the results below.  Super drawings, Richard and Robert.

I can see some of you have been working hard on Sumdog – well done.  On Friday at 11 am I will be opening the Sumdog House for you all.  You will find it on the House panel on your City page.  Once there you can select an avatar, choose a pet, invite friends and decorate your house and garden.  If you have completed tasks you will have earned Sumdog coins, which you can spend in the Sumdog store.  The more tasks you complete, the more coins you will have to spend.  It will be open for an hour.

Suggested tasks for today are

LITERACY – 10 minutes spelling – you can choose from your grid or play a game you know with someone in your household.  You could make up your own way to practise. If you come up with a successful idea let me know and I can share with the rest of the class. 

Reading – read the next chapter of your class novel.

Reading skills – Today may be a good day to start researching a topic for your personal project or an author you would like to study (see the learning wall). Remember to use the skills you have been taught – skim, scan, make notes in your own words, create your own text.

Maths –  Work on either the Sumdog challenge or tables skills. How many coins can you earn? Complete a page of your home learning booklet and choose an activity from the learning wall.

STEM – Have you started or completed a task yet?  Today could be the day to start (or finish).  Remember to have some exercise either with Joe Wicks or outside (following the 2m rule!). 

RIDDLE  Did you find the answer to yesterday’s riddle? How many letters are there in the English alphabet? 

 Solution: 18 (3 in ‘the’, 7 in ‘English,’ and 8 in ‘alphabet.’)  

Well done if you got it!    

 Here is another riddle for you: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen? Answer will be revealed tomorrow.

Have a great day!

Mrs Özbey

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good Morning Primary Five!  Happy Tuesday! 

I hope yesterday went well for you and you managed to learn, exercise and have some fun.  Did you join in with Joe Wicks? I think I might try today!

Tasks for today may include –


  • Spend 10 minutes practising your spelling words.
  • Work on the Punctuation task in the Literacy Wall. 
  • Read some of your novel and complete a task from the Reading Grid.


  • Spend 10 minutes practising a times table.
  • Complete another page of your Home Learning Booklet.
  • I have set up a new Sumdog Challenge for you – give it a go.

STEM – Choose something from the Expressive Arts and STEM wall. 

It would be great if you could share photographs of any activities you have been doing.  I would love to see what you have been up to.

Finally, to help keep these brains working, I have a riddle for you. Can you work it out?  Answer tomorrow. 

Riddle: How many letters are there in the English alphabet?

Have a great day! Mrs Özbey

Good Morning Primary Five! 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Happy Monday and welcome to our new ‘classroom’.  Although I can’t be with you in person, I am still thinking about you all and am ready to help and guide you if you need me.

As this is a new experience for us all, Mrs Johnston has added an example timetable to the website to help you plan your learning.  You have lots of learning to choose from in your pack and on the website.   As we normally work on our spelling on a Monday,  The Spelling Grid and Practice Writing Skills tasks would be a good place to start today.  For maths, I suggest you work on a page of your Maths Home Learning Booklet and one task from the Maths Wall.

Be creative today and make a rainbow for your window. Lots of children are making rainbows for their windows for people to spot while out for a walk. I think that is a really good idea to cheer everyone up.  You could be really creative with this. Make your rainbow really special.

Have a lovely day.

Mrs Ozbey