Category Archives: P3B-Blog

P3-posting your ICT learning about Plants to allow printing

P3B, please use this link to send your Plant Word file – click-here

P3M, please use this link to send your Plant Word file – click-here

P3S, please use this link to send your Plant Word file – click-here

PLEASE ensure your filename includes your name, eg If your name is Fred send a file as:

Fred-Plant

It is also really helpful if your name is in the document so when it is printed you can identify who it belongs to.

It requests a valid email address – use – buckipadP3@gmail.com – DO NOT accept the invitation to create a Dropbox account

P3B Reflective Friday 20.4.18

Our learning this week in P3B:

Maths
  • This week in maths we have been beginning to do some quick fire addition.   We had to answer 17 single digit addition questions as fast as we could and then recorded our time.  We aim to beat it next time!
  • We have been learning about the 9x table. 

     

    We learned how to use our fingers. When you put your fourth finger down it tells you the answer to 9×4. There are three tens and six units.

    The digits of a number in the 9x table always add up to 9. We know that 486 is in the the 9x table the same way that 27 is in the 9 times table.

  • We have began made booklets to help us remember multiplication and division strategies. 
Literacy
  • Our spelling pattern this week is removing the magic e and adding ing.   Make – ‘e’  + ing     Making.
  • We have written a persuasive letter to the City of Edinburgh Council, to Muller and to some supermarkets trying to urge them to stop using single use plastic such as the sandwich casing (in Friday lunches), straws in the milk and bottled water in supermarkets. 
    • We used persuasive phrases such as ‘I feel’ so we can share our opinion and ‘for this reason’ as we shared some facts.  We used persuasive words such as ‘definitely’ and ‘important’. 

 

HWB
  • In football we headed outside and were practicing our dribbling skills.  We played a boys vs boys football match and a girls vs girls football match.
  • We had a great time at swimming this week and everyone has made fantastic improvements and hadn’t forgotten too much over the holidays.
In RME we labeled the different parts of the church and created a gargoyle. 

We all made quite scary gargoyles.

 

Mrs Imrie paid us a visit and we had a discussion about looking back on last term and what we’re looking forward too this term. 

P3B Reflective Friday 29.3.18

Our learning this week in P3B we have been learning:

We have had a fun packed week with lots of activities across primary 3.

We have been learning the spelling pattern of ‘magic e’ with ‘u’ as the vowel. 
We have practiced two different handwriting joins – or and oor and also irt, url and irl.  The children found joining the ‘r’ particularly difficult.
We had a visit from the RSPB on Tuesday – we learned how we can help birds and other animals.  We took a wander around the playground and were searching for some habitats for small creatues such as hedgehogs, frogs, robins, ladybirds and lots of different kinds of insects.  We discovered the importance of these habitats for birds as they can be a good source of safety with friends and family, food, water and safe travel.

Listening to the RSPB leader

Playing a game searching for food, water and comfort.

Playing the game.

Ticking off habitats

Searching for habitats.

On Wednesday we went to Fairmilehead church and had a fantastic time! We learned about the workings of the church and we also had a hard quiz about the story of easter.

We were made to feel very welcome at the chruch.

Each team had a chant

Checking the answers.

Singing along

There were lots of actions to learn

 

We have also made Easter cards – look out for these in school bags.

 

 

Have a fantastic relaxing couple of weeks off.  Make the most of the sunny weather when it is out!

P3B Reflective Friday 23.3.18

Our learning this week in P3B:

Maths
  • This week in maths we have been continuing to practice all times tables.  A great interactive game is to help practice is Hit the Button.
  • We have been using a triangle to help us with our fact families.  The two numbers at the bottom multiply to make the number at the top.

Triangle number families

  • We have been colouring by number but in order to get the number we had to calculate the division fact. 

Easter egg division challenge

Literacy
  • We have been spelling – learning about magic e with any vowel in the middle.  Cake – Ice – Hose – Cute. 
  • We have been learning the French colours and coloured in a rainbow. 

HWB
  • In football we headed outside and were practicing our precision kicking.  We played a game like dodge ball and instead of throwing the ball you kicked it instead.  We then had a match at the end.
  • A reminder that all children should come equipped with their swmiming costume, towel, SWIMMING CAP and goggles if required.

 

We have thoroughly enjoyed preparing and performing for Buckstone’s 40th Birthday celebrations.  We enjoyed singing the Buckstone school song and our P3 version of ‘Go your own way’ by Fleetwood Mac. 

Happy 40th Birthday Buckstone 1977 – 2017. 

Can you see our medals?

 

P3B Reflective Friday 16.3.18

Our learning this week in P3B:

Maths
  • This week in maths we have been continuing to practice all times tables.
  • We have been creating arrays to help slowly build up our times tables.

  • We will be using an app called ‘Multiplication Game Math Learn’ (I can’t create a link for this sorry) which helps children focus on a times table they need to practice and will highlight weaknesses in other times tables. 

When you click ‘competition’ in the app this is what it looks like.

Literacy
  • We have been learning to write a set of instructions.
    • We had to include numbers for each step
    • we had to include a range of time openers
    • we had to include imperative verbs.

Love Potion – this potion makes you be loved.

Health Potion – This potion makes you be healthy forever.

  • We ventured out into the mild weather to create potions from materials we found in the playground (and food colouring). 

The potions were lots of different colours!

 

HWB
  • In gym we have been developing our badminto skills.  We were travelling to hit the ball.  Practicing our racquet skills with by keeping the shuttlecock off the ground.
  • In football we were practicing our passing skills.

 

 

  •  We had a fantastic time swimming this week.  We had our assessment and were learning about treading water, blowing bubbles through our nose and mouth and also about keeping a flat body whilst swmiming (our eyes and nose must be facing the bottom of the pool).
  • A reminder that all children should come equipped with their swmiming costume, towel, SWIMMING CAP and goggles if required.

Sport Relief – A big thank you to everyone who donated in Primary 3B – the costumes were fantastic!

 

Sports Relief 2018

MESSAGE FROM P5 PUPILS 

Dear Parents/Guardians

We are excited to tell you that Primary 5 are raising money for Sport Relief this year!

On Friday 16th March your children can dress up as their favourite sports person. Please bring in £1 (or contribute via Parent Pay). It would be great if the children could share one or two facts about their favourite sports person!

As well as dressing up we will be doing Run a Mile on Wednesday, Thursday  and Friday. Every class will be taking part in the run, so remember your trainers. Remember to do your best – run as far as you can.

Don’t feel the need to go out and buy new clothes. Be creative with what you have! Strips are allowed but we are reminding everyone to be respectful of all favourite sports stars.

Have fun!

From P5

P3B Reflective Friday 9.3.18

Our learning this week in P3B:

Maths
  • We have been practicing the 2,4 and 8 times tables and been trying to speed up our recall.
  • We made multiplication posters.
  • We went outside and made arrays and fact families.
  • We drew arrays and made fact families which are four calculations using the same three numbers. Which fact families can you make at home?

    We drew arrays and made fact families which are four calculations using the same three numbers. Which fact families can you make at home?

    We drew arrays and made fact families which are four calculations using the same three numbers. Which fact families can you make at home?

    We drew arrays and made fact families which are four calculations using the same three numbers. Which fact families can you make at home?

    We drew arrays and made fact families which are four calculations using the same three numbers. Which fact families can you make at home?

    We drew arrays and made fact families which are four calculations using the same three numbers. Which fact families can you make at home?

    We drew arrays and made fact families which are four calculations using the same three numbers. Which fact families can you make at home?

Literacy
  • We learned how to write a set of instructions.
  • We watched a video about imperative verbs.  Have a listen at home!
HWB
  • We went outside and built snow men and women. We are going to write instructions about how to build these next week! 
  • We have been learning about badminton skills in gym.
  • We also had the first of six weeks of football tasters with an ex-Scotland womens football player. 
We enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day!

Elizabeth – The Naughtiest Schoolgirl

Mildred Hubble – The Worst Witch

The Highway Rat – The Highway Rat

Greg – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Sophie – The BFG

Which characters can you spot?

 

A big thank you to everyone who has brought in some books to help refresh our class library!

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World Book Day (again)

World Book Day was on Thursday 1st March (last Thursday) and due to the snow all events in the school have been postponed to this week.  Children can dress up (on Friday 9th) as a character from their favourite book.  They can also bring in that favourite book and perhaps the one they are currently reading if it is different. 

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There will be a few activities going on in school on Thursday such as:

  • DEAR – Drop Everything and Read

    • A bell will sound and at that moment children are to stop anything they are doing and begin to read the story they have brought with them.

  • Book Swap

    • As we had during Book Week Scotland there will be a box in the top landing and lower landing of the school where children can drop off a book they have enjoyed reading for a book someone else has deposited.

Finally, the P3 class libraries are in need of some modernisation and an update and it would be great if any families could donate some books, so that we can restock our libraries with fresh literature for the children. 

Thank you,

The P3 Team. 

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