Hello from Primary 3 Blue. January has been a really busy month. We’ve been learning lots of exciting things. Here are some photos of us in our learning.
We have finished our maths topic on money. We have explored how a total can be made in different ways as well as paying for an item using the fewest coins. We applied our knowledge of addition and subtraction for payments and change up to 50p.
In our writing, we have been learning about the features of non-chronological reports. We had to write a report about a safari animal. We had to include a title, subheadings and a picture. We know that a subheading helps the reader to locate information in a non-fiction text. Have a look at our fantastic writing display!
In our communication topic, we have had great fun learning about sound waves whilst making our own string telephones. Here they are in action!
We know that John Logie Baird invented the television. We learnt that the first television only had one channel! To help us compare old and new televisions, we made a television timeline.
We looked at pop-art artwork by Andy Warhol. We tried to make our own pop-art using silk crayons and felt tip pens. We had to make our work really bright and have a repeated pattern. They look great!
We have been learning different ceilidh dances in P.E. To celebrate Burns Night, we held a school ceilidh. It was great fun! We danced the Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow!
This is what we will be learning in February and March.
We are going to be learning the sounds
‘ea’ as in break, great, steak
‘ou’ as in would, could, should
‘ey’ as in money, honey, donkey, monkey, journey, chimney, valley
We are making sure that we can spell the following tricky words: white, why, also, turn, great, should, would, open, song, hard, read, call, even, fly and close. and we will consolidate previous phonemes.
We have enjoyed exploring Scots words. Here we are looking at some Scots poetry!
RGU have produced a super Doric dictionary which is available free online – www.rgu.ac.uk/file/doric-dictionary We have been learning different Scots weather words. We will be using some of these words to write our own weather forecasts!
We are going to be learning to add together larger numbers using column addition or ‘chimney sums’. We will use our knowledge of Hundreds, Tens and Units to help us. We have already started to add using carrying and are enjoying applying what we have learnt to solve problems. In the next few weeks, we will be looking at subtracting larger numbers as well as developing ways of estimating the answer to a calculation.
Have a look at this video! Dave the penguin is learning how to recognise three digit numbers.
After watching the video have a go and see if you can Place the Penguin! Can you create the 3 digit number correctly?
We are continuing with our communication topic. In the coming weeks we will be learning about sign language and braille.
Can you learn how to finger spell your name?
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Webb and Primary 3 Blue