Two things to try this week 🙂
*ask your child some questions about their reading book to see if they really understand what they have read.
*talk about any academic worries your child might have. See the HWB section below for more details 🙂
Maths and Numeracy
This week we have learned about carroll and tree diagrams, and practised making our own!
We have really enjoyed our two weeks of data handling, but will be going back to fractions next week. If you’d like to get ahead of the game, we’ll be revising halves and quarters and starting tenths and fifths (of a shape or object, of a number and placing them on a number line).
Literacy and Language
It has been a week full of solo talks, and everyone has been fantastic! We all showed such bravery standing up and speaking in front of the class about our chosen sport. We especially loved the clear and confident voices, actions, props, posters and creative cue cards! All the practising really paid off! Thank you so much for your help at home.
Health and Wellbeing
As part of our healthy bodies mini topic, we prepared a healthy meal this week! Getting together with the other primary 3s, we each took a part of the meal to make. One group made a veggie salad, another made cheese sandwiches and another made a fruity salad. This was a really great experience, as a lot of us had never helped prepare food before or wash up afterwards. And of course, we had a tiny taste of all the dishes at the end. Yum!
We also spoke about our new Building Resilience focus, which is ‘Challenging Our Mindset’. Instead of thinking “I can’t do this” we should think “I can’t do this yet”, and with lots of time, practise and help from others we can achieve the things we want to!
A few of us shared the academic worries we have, like not being good at writing, reading or maths, and we reassured each other that we are only 7 or 8 years old! We will be practising writing all the way through school, and for the rest of our lives, so we have plenty of time to get better. We thought about the progress we have already made since primary 1, in only 3 years of school. We shouldn’t feel down about ourselves, because if we are trying our best that is all teachers and families can ask for. If you can, this is a conversation that would be great to continue at home.
Here are a few good videos you could watch together: Class Dojo videos
Visit from Eczema Scotland
We had a really interesting visit from Eczema Scotland this week, where we learned how important our skin is. We discovered how skin is different for people with eczema. We used blocks of lego to show how allergens go through skin with eczema more easily, and that’s what makes it scratchy and sore. We then tested how much water is in our skin, using Beth’s cool device! Thank you so much for coming to visit us Beth, it was a really insightful morning for us!