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.
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’.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Message from the Catering Department:
Due to the severe weather we have been experiencing, the catering department have been unable to receive any deliveries from suppliers. Normal deliveries are not likely to return until Tuesday 6th of March.
School kitchens will be providing a meal service however due to the issues with suppliers this will vary to the advertised menu on ParentPay. Due to the change in menus, allergen information will vary to the website and we will do our upmost to ensure all usual special diets are catered for.
We are working hard to ensure kitchens are back to advertised menus as soon as possible and your support is much appreciated.