We have been finishing our topic on India this week.
These are some of our thoughts on the topic.
‘I liked learning about the different religions’
‘I enjoyed listening to Mrs Watson tell us about an Indian wedding’.
‘I liked learning about the animals in India.’
‘I enjoyed learning about the dabbawalas’
We used iPads, books and short films to learn about India. This week we used the iPads to research information about the snakes who live in India.
Some of us made lassi this week,we all got the chance to try it. Some thoughts:
‘I liked the lassi.’
‘I thought it was too strong because of the cardamom.’
‘I enjoyed the mango juice.’
We would like to give everybody in the class the chance to make or bake something at some point over the school year. If you would be happy to come in to help us with this, please talk to Mrs Munro or Mrs Bailey.
Have a great holiday.
Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Tait and P3M.
In numeracy this week we have been talking and writing about number bonds. We have been practising fast and accurate recall of addition and subtraction within 20. We were also thinking about different addition strategies we could use to help us.
We have continued to summarise our reading books thinking about the main points in the beginning, middle and end of the story. We worked with a partner to expand our ideas using interesting vocabulary. We had dictation which revised the tricky words : they said your was so we could.
We linked our drama activity to health and well being and played a mime game to help identify our emotions.
In PE we were learning rugby skills and in French we played lotto to revise our numbers to 20.
We thought about our own star steps for our learning stories and wrote them in our new folders.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Tait.
Another very busy week for P3M!
In maths we were counting in 3s, practising our number bonds to 20 and developing our skills in using multiplication and division strategies.
In literacy we continued to work on summarising our reading books. We worked with our learning partner to rewrite chapter 34 of Awful Auntie, our class novel. We worked well together and had some great ideas!
On Wednesday it was European Day of Languages . We looked at a map of Europe and some people from our class shared some words and phrases with us. We all forecast the weather using the French words we had learned last week.
We found out about some Indian religions and learned all about Karma.
We ended the week with our assembly, we all enjoyed sharing our learning about India and appreciated having such a quality audience!
Have a great weekend
Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Tait
Hi Everyone, a quick update of what P3M have been learning this week.
In our maths warm up we were playing ‘Round the World’ to help us remember the number before and the number after from 0 to 100.In our SEAL groups we were sequencing numerals to 100,practising fast and accurate addition and subtraction within 20,adding and subtracting to and from decade numbers,counting items in two screened collections.
In literacy activities we were continuing to talk about our predictions for our reading books and we were writing about characters in our class novel and our reading books. We were trying to use some describing words while still writing in proper sentences.
Our spelling this week was revising consonant blends : dr br cr fr tr gr pr. Tricky words for last week were you and your, this week- come and some.
We introduced some French words to describe the weather and did a French weather conga in class!
P3M have been working very hard towards sharing their learning on 28.9.18. Today they have brought home the words they are going to be saying at the assembly. These can be read aloud or learned off by heart. Please practise them at home but return them every day in your child’s folder. We are looking forward to seeing everybody on Friday.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Tait
This week was Maths Week in Scotland. We had a daily maths challenge . We were counting on in 1s and 2s and working on place value.In PE we collected data from our fitness challenge and made bar graphs.
It was our Big Writing assessment this week and we were writing about our weekends. As well as using full stops, capital letters and finger spaces correctly we were also trying to use wow words and joining words. In reading we were working on characterisation and prediction. Ask us to describe the main character in our reading books .
Mrs Watson came to visit us as she had been at an Indian wedding in the summer, she brought her beautiful sari and we asked her lots of questions about her trip. We finished our posters about Jaipur and worked successfully with a partner.
We were learing the French words for 11 colours and we played some games to help us remember them.
In Health and Wellbeing we were talking about emotions and played a miming game to help us think about our feelings.
Have a lovely long weekend.
Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Tait and P3M
Another busy week for P3M!
We began the week with a whole school assembly all about resilience with the focus on “taking a moment” when we feel stressed, upset or angry. We explored this further in drama where some of us shared with the rest of the class when we had felt this way.
In PE we were outside playing hockey and played some fitness games as well.
In maths our mental warm ups were the 2 and 5 times tables before we worked on different aspects of SEAL in our groups.
We went for a walk around the woods and playground to look for some signs of Autumn. We then wrote about what we had seen, trying to use full stops and capital letters correctly as well as thinking about different ways of starting our sentences.
We worked with a partner to find information about India for a poster we are going to design. We have been practising our Indian song and dance for our upcoming assembly!
We have started to look at the French words for colours.
Have a great weekend.
P3M Mrs Munro and Mrs Bailey
Please find attached an information leaflet to parents and carers about our approach to Maths this year.
SEAL handout for parents
It was lovely to meet so many parents yesterday, if you were not able to come along please say hello at the end of a day.
New reading books will go out on Mondays and Tuesdays depending on your child’s group. The whole book is to be read at home for the following Monday or Tuesday. Please remind your child to bring their reading book back to school EVERY DAY as your child will need it for the daily reading activities.
In writing we are still focusing on using full stops and capital letters correctly. The children have been writing about personal experiences and trying to punctuate them correctly. In handwriting we were learning to write a cursive c.
In maths we have been working in our SEAL groups as well as trying to improve our speed and accuracy with the two times table.
In PE we have been playing games to improve our fitness levels.
In art we drew our families. In drama we practised turning negative remarks into positive ones and in music we learned a song from India.
In French we practised having a conversation with another person using the vocabulary we had learned. We also practised the numbers from 0 to 20.
RUN A MILE
As part of our health and wellbeing the class have the opportunity to run/walk for a mile around the playground. This usually happens after lunchtime when the children are already wearing their outdoor shoes. If there are specific shoes you wish your child to wear for this activity please let one of us know.
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M
We have had a good week in Primary 3, getting to know one another and working hard at lots of different activities.
We had PE, music and drama. In music we were adding different actions to the “Boing” song, in drama we were working in groups to make up mimes.
We have been revising the two times table, we played round the world and bingo to help us remember our two times table facts. We also did a number assessment.
In literacy we wrote about our holidays and we revised the ing sound. We have been reading and doing reading activities and will be getting a new reading book next week. We started to learn cursive handwriting.
In french we were learing a song and also the names of some animals- ask us to sing the song for you!
It was Equalities week and we learned the word – diversity and what it means, that everyone can be different on the outside but inside we are all the same.
We hope everyone has a great weekend.
P3M and Mrs Munro and Mrs Bailey
A very warm welcome to primary 3! We have been busy settling into our new classrooms and meeting our new teachers; Mr Taylor, Mrs Munro and Mrs Bailley.
We listened to everyones exciting stories about their holidays and we all wrote about them.
We have three simple rules in our classes and they are be READY, be RESPECTFUL and be SAFE. We thought about what being ready, respectful and safe looks like in school and here are some of our ideas:
- come to school prepared with a pencil, PE kit, water bottle etc
- Sitting on the carpet ready to listen
- Lining up quietly ready to move through the school
- When we come into class we have what we need on our desks ready to start our work
- Treat other people how we want to be treated
- Be kind
- be gentle
- look after our own and others belongings including the schools
- Make sensible choices
- follow instructions
- listen to adults in school
- Walking through the school
P3 Magical Mumbai have been designing Indian lunchboxes as we were learning about the dabbawalas who deliver home cooked lunches to workplaces by bicycle and cart.
P3 Tremendous Tasmania have located where Tasmania is using google earth. It is south of mainland Australia. Mr Taylor calls us his little Tasmanian Devils! We read about sea turtles and answered questions about them. We are making paper mache turtles which we will finish next week. We can’t wait to show them to you at meet the teacher in a few weeks time.
We are all getting used to our new routines and we will let you know PE times etc very soon. Please have PE kits, indoor shoes in class at all times. Many Thanks