This week we have learning about cold and warm colours and we made a painting to show different shades of cool solours and warm colours. Cool colours are blues, greens and purples. Warm colours are oranges, reds and yellows.
In Maths we have continued to work on place value and finding the number before and after.
In Literacy we are learning to use adjectives to describe appearance a personality.
In our emergency services topic we have been learning about fire hazards in the home and we made a poster to remind people how to stay safe.
Here are some links to some maths games to help us practise at home:
This week we have been learning to tell the time. Most of us can tell o’clock and half past, some of us can tell when it’s quarter past and a few can tell quarter to and beyond. We will continue learning using analogue clocks.
In literacy we have been learning how to use different connectives to make longer and better sentences.
In PE we have started looking at fitness, and recording how well we do and will look for improvments over the weeks. With Mrs Hastie we have been working on hockey.
We continue to work with colour in art and have been adding white to create different shades. We will look at cool and warm colours next week.
This week we have been busy learning about what an emergency is and when we should diall 999 and looked at different scenarios.
We have been further exploring the features of letters and how to write them. We started our reading books this week. We work on them in class during the week to decode new words, develop our comprehension and other reading skills. We get our books home on a Friday until Thursday to help us with our fluency. It’s our chance to show off our reading to our parents. We are being encouraged to read a wider variety of books, magazines, comics etc at home too.
In art we are mixing primary colours to make secondary colours.
In Maths we have been looking at odd and even numbers. Here’s a link to a game we have been playing for further practice.
Please find attached an information leaflet to parents and carers about our approach to Maths this year.
SEAL handout for parents
This week we have started our topic on Emergency Services. We looked at what we know and want to learn and what to do if we need to call 999.
In Literacy we have been looking at vowels, they are a,e,i,o,u. Each word has at least one vowel in it. If a word starts with a vowel ‘an’ comes before it. We are also starting to learn to use cursive handwriting!
We finished our turtles and they look amazing!
In ICT we learned how to create avatars of ourselves. Can you recognise any of us below?
We have also been practising the five signs of good listening: Eyes looking, ears listening, bodies turned, hands free and lips closed. We are needing practise, but we’ll get there!
Miss Martin was teaching us French greetings this week!
PE is on Mondays and Wednesday.
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