We are revising and practising number bonds and doubles/near doubles in preparation for working on a block of addition after Christmas.
The Funky Mummy games are excellent for further practise. Quick mental recall of facts eg 4+?=10, 14+?=20 on the way to school or any spare couple of minutes would be beneficial.
Christmas has arrived in P3M! We have been practising Christmas carols in preparation for our concert on the 10th December @ 2.30pm- please come along if you are able. We have been making sparkly decorations from bread to hang from the Christmas branch and have started making other decorations. We loved watching the P1 Nativity.
The children have been thinking about their learning in p3 and have had 1:1 conversations with us about their progress. The learning stories come home today, please share them with your child.
In maths we were working on data handling, using tally marks to decide on Santa’s favourite reindeer. We were using a calendar to answer questions and revising the days of the week and the order in which they come.
In literacy new spelling words were given out- please see Spelling City. Reading books will be collected next week, no new books until the new year. We were writing about our favourite part of Christmas and sharing our memories with each other.
In science the children were using i-pads to research and create food chains.
In PE the class have been working on ball skills.
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Munro,Mrs Bailey, Mrs Tait and P3M
Apologies for my absence this week due to laryngitis. All being well I hope to return on Monday.
LITERACY We revised spelling words with the bow sound as in slow, grow, flow .
In writing we wrote an account of our weekend.
Please continue to revise your tricky spelling words using the spelling city word lists ( accessed via the link below.
We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class.
You may wish to use our Spelling City class page to play games and revise the tricky spelling words. n.b. this site works best on a laptop, but there is a free app available for tablets
Numeracy and Maths
We have been discussing the properties and names of 3d shapes. We learned about faces, edges and vertices. Some faces are flat and some are curved. We are familiar with cube, cuboid, cone, sphere, pyramid, triangular prism and cylinder. How many objects can you find at home which are these shapes. You might want to list some on a chart, or use tally marks.
Other areas of the curriculum.
We danced an Orcadian strip the willow to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.
We enjoyed baking for the school fair ( thanks to the parents who helped)
We learned about our skeleton. Many of us know lots already. Here are some of the facts we discussed.
Your skull protects your brain
Our skeleton supports our body
The femur is the longest bone in your body.
The smallest bone is hidden inside your ear.
A baby has more bones than an adult.
An adult has 206 bones.
By researching, I can describe the position and function of the skeleton and major organs of the human body and discuss what I need to do to keep them healthy.
I have explored my senses and can discuss their reliability and limitations in responding to the environment.
I know the symptoms of some common diseases caused by germs. I can explain how they are spread and discuss how some methods of preventing and treating disease benefit society.
Some of our questions:
- Find out about bones, how do they move?
- How do your bones get made?
- What are the lines in the middle of your hands? Are they veins? What are veins for?
- How do germs get back on to your hand once you have washed them?
- How do water and soap get germs off your hands?
- What are all the senses?
- Finding out what sports we can do to keep healthy.
- How does blood come out of your skin?
- How do all the different parts of your body work?
- Finding out about how your heart beats.
- How the germs get inside you?
- How do your adult teeth grow in?
- How does your brain work?
- How do your lungs/arms work? How do you breathe?
- How do you burp ?
- Why do we need oxygen?
- Why do our fingers go wrinkly when you swim?
- How do bones break ?
- How do germs spread ?
- Why is our skin different when we are young?
- How can you taste food?
- How does food turn into poo ?
If you have any expertise you could share with us around our topic please do get in touch.
Please see below-
Another busy week in P3 .
We have been concentrating on using different addition strategies this week:
using doubles and near doubles
using our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and 20
adding on 10
counting in 2s,3s,4s,5s
We have been looking at our own star steps in numeracy and thinking about what we can do to achieve them.
In literacy we have been thinking about our reading books and how we can summarise the stories. Again , this was our individual star step up to Christmas.
We have been working on a variety of spelling activities to help us learn our spelling words and we had dictation today.
The class enjoyed their trip to the panto and told me all about it.
In art we made Christmas trees from pine cones – please buy one if you come to the fair! We have also started some other Christmas crafts for our classroom.
We are continuing to practise our Christmas carols for Monday 10 December – please come along if you can, 2.30pm in the new hall.
We all had great fun doing the Orcadian strip the willow in the hall today for St Andrew’s Day and Team Ezra were delighted to be voted winners to go forward for B.G.T.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Munro,Mrs Bailey, Mrs Tait and P3M
Our stunning lanterns will be going on sale at the Christmas Fayre. Pupils can reserve their own creation by bringing in £2 tomorrow morning. These will make a beautiful Christmas gift and the children are justifiably proud of each individual piece.
We have costumes for most parts in our Nativity this year. We are missing costumes for the parts below:
We have sent home a letter to the children playing these parts today. Please check your child’s purple folder.
It would be great if we could have the costumes into school by next Monday.
We are also looking for old ‘Dad Ties’!!! We require these to tie on some costumes. If you have any at home then it would be great if you could donate these to school.
Many thanks for your support,
The P1 Team 🙂
This week we have continued to learn the time and some of us are looking at digital and analogue clocks using 5 minute intervals.
We have been asked to do a top secret project related to Christmas. We are all very excited and hope to show you by the end of term.