# P3M’s learning this week – 15.06.18

Literacy

P3 have started their novel study on Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger. We made predictions about what might happen and wrote letters to Roald Dahl asking for the power to have our own magic finger!! We know all the main characters now. We are looking forward to reading more of the book next week.

We wrote poems using letters of the alphabet for inspiration. We found it hard to think of a phrase for z and x.

In Spelling we wanted to revisit the ‘ea’ pattern which sounds like e. For example feather, heather and weather.

Maths and Numeracy

This week we continued our work on Time. We were converting between digital clocks and analogue clocks. Some of us managed to think about 5 minute intervals – e.g. twenty to six.

We focussed on fifths of a number and fifths on a number line when working on Fractions.

We would like to continue to work on digital clocks and 5 minute intervals next week.

We know that 6:05 is five past six and 2:00 is two o’clock.

Health and Wellbeing

In P.E. we found rallies and keepie uppies in tennis tricky. We were able to give each other feedback on our tennis skills.

In assembly we were learning more about how to challenge our mindsets!

Topics

We went on a walk around Buckstone on Tuesday. We looked at different styles of house and plotted our route on a map. We also looked at maps of the area from a long time ago and compared how the land use had changed over time.

# P3M Our Street

We used art materials to create 3D maps of our street.

# P3M’s learning this week – 08.06.18

Literacy

This week in Literacy we continued our Banana Emotions story. We had to think of the journey of a banana and then consider how it felt. Some these emotions included happy, angry, content and relaxed. We created some wonderful, interesting stories about this.

In Spelling our pattern this week is ‘ea’ which sounds like e. For example feather, heather and weather. We enjoyed creating our own spelling word searches to practice this. We did find that we were getting a little confused by e words and ea words.

We would like to continue the ea pattern next week.

Maths and Numeracy

This week we continued our work on Time. We were converting between digital clocks and analogue clocks. Some of us managed to think about 5 minute intervals – e.g. twenty to six. We enjoyed this and we know it will help us later in life.

When working with fractions this week, some of us found our work with fifths tricky. This included fifths of a shape, number and on a numberline.

We would like to continue to work on digital clocks and 5 minute intervals next week.

We know that 6:05 is five past six and 2:00 is two o’clock.

Health and Wellbeing

This week we learnt how learning shapes our brain as well as the different parts of the brain.

We enjoyed reading the book “Your Fantastic Elastic Brain” – Stretch it, shape it” to help us learn about the wonders of our brains and how they help us learn new things! Remember “I can’t do it…yet!!!”

We also enjoyed learning the names of different parts of the brain. Ask us about this!

In P.E. we found rallies and keepie uppies in tennis tricky. We were also trying to hit the tennis ball of the sides of the rackets.

Topics

We started our new topic this week – all about our community…BUCKSTONE!

We enjoyed creating our houses in 3D. We used paper to do this.

Other Curricular Areas

• We finished our mosaic art work from last week. We enjoyed doing this and sharing our work with others.
• We did find the sticking of the paper to our mosaic challenging – but they did look wonderful at the end!

# P3M What have we been learning? Week Ending 1.6.18

Literacy

• We enjoyed doing reflective reading grids this week.
• We found it tricky to join the letter f in handwriting.
• We wrote stories about the journey of a banana and tried to describe emotions.
• In spelling we were learning that the short vowel o sound immediately before l is made by using a e.g. Salt not solt.  Some examples are wall, calling, scalded.

Maths

• We have been learning to read digital clocks (o’clock half past quarter to and quarter past).
• We started Beat That’s to work on our speed of recalling number bonds.
• We learned about tenths.

IDL

• We enjoyed looked at food packaging and analysing the suagar content.
• We found it interesting to find out what is really in our food!

HWB

• We learned how to do a good overarm throw in PE and enjoyed the clear the garden game.
• We want to work on this more.
• We learned about personal hygiene and thought this was important.
• We had a circle time about challenging our mindset.

RME

# P3M This week’s Learning 25.05.18

Literacy

After making yummy healthy foods we made a set of instructions for these. We included the ingredients, method and equipment. We also used BOSSY verbs to instruct.

We enjoyed doing our own talks about our favourite sports and also enjoyed listening to others.

We peer assessed each others’ talks. We had to think about the volume/clearness of the speaker, the expression the speaker used and whether the looked at the audience.

We did find the talks a little challenging but we know this is a good skill for life.

Maths

This week we have continued our Information Handling topic. This included learning about tree diagrams and Carroll diagrams. For mental maths we liked counting in steps this week  as well as playing our own countdown game. http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/countdown/index.htm

We are able to sort information in lots of different ways. We did find the Carroll diagrams a little tricky.

Health and Wellbeing

In Assembly we reflected on the new topic in Building Resilience, “Challenge Your Mindset”.

In P..E we focused on tennis. We found controlling the tennis ball tricky.

We loved preparing healthy foods (cheese sandwich, salad and fruit) as we considered lots of different things like safety and hygiene. We did find cutting the food a little tricky.

Next week we would like to work on tennis and continuing to develop our resilience.

Topics

We learnt that we should have a balanced diet and should think about the sugar we eat. We are looking forward to using our food packages to look at the sugar content. This will help us think about what we eat. Thanks for bringing in food packages.

# P3’s Healthy Food

Today we had a brilliant time preparing healthy food. We thought carefully about hygiene before and throughout. We also thought about safety when using the equipment. We had a brilliant time and we even got to have a wee taste of what we made! Yum!

# P3M Venn Diagrams

We have been creating Venn diagrams outside!

# P3M Science Workshop 18.05.18

Here is some information about the workshop the P3s had today.

The children thoroughly enjoyed it. Here are some photos from this morning.

# P3M Reflective Friday 18.05.18

Literacy

• In handwriting we have been learning to join f and t and f with l e.g. with spelling flag and fifteen. We found this quite challenging!
• We enjoyed clapping out syllables (e.g. amazing has 3 syllables). This is helping us to spell words.
• We want to work on our talks which we will be giving to the class next week.

Maths

• We have been learning about block graphs, pictograms and Venn diagrams. Pictures on the blog to follow this post!
• We enjoyed making Venn diagrams outside and inside.
• Next week we would like to learn about Carroll diagrams.

HWB

• We learned that we should only be eating 30g of sugar per day.
• We enjoyed the Sports on Wednesday.
• We found some of our resilience work quite challenging this week.  We want to work on this more. We have moved on to the unit on ‘Challenge Your Mindset’.

Topics

• We have learned how to prepare a talk on a Sport we are interested in. We found it quite challenging.
• We enjoyed making animal noise instruments as part of our Generation Science visit. We understand more about sound and pitch after our workshop. Photos to follow this post!

# P3 Investigate Sugar

As part of P3’s focus on Health & Wellbeing we want to investigate sugar, discovering:

• Is it good for you?
• Can you have too much?
• How much is OK to have in a day?
• How much is in some of our food?

We identified that cereal and drinks would be a great place to start our investigation as we all enjoy them, with most having them everyday.

Packaging for both cereal and drink often shows clearly the amount of sugar in the product.

It would be appreciated if you could send in any old cereal boxes / drink containers so we can investigate the sugar content. We plan to chart this in Maths on graphs as part of our study on data handling.

Thank you for your help

P3 teachers