Hello from Primary 3 Red!
We have been very busy in January. We hope you enjoy seeing all of the exciting things we have been learning.
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 sound is energy and is made by vibrations. We explored this by seeing beads dancing on a drum and feeling a cymbal vibrate.
We tried to make our own pop-art using paint 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!
In Maths, we have been learning about symmetry and tessellation. We explored seeing which shapes tessellate.
We have already started our new topic on time. We have been revising the relationships between standard units of time and the order of the months and seasons. This week we started to use timers to help us work out how long a task takes,estimate what tasks we can do in different amounts of time and then check our estimates.
In 1 minute we had to estimate and check;
We have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have had lots of fun doing different activities.
We listened to and explored traditional Chinese musical instruments.
We painted some Chinese masks.
We made and then tasted some traditional Chinese dumplings.
This is what we will be learning in February
We are going to be learning the sounds
‘ou’ as in would
‘ey’ as in money
‘ie’ as in field
We are making sure that we can spell the following tricky words: should, would, open, song, hard, read, call, even, fly and close, begin, follow, often, letter and woman.
We enjoy playing spelling ‘noughts and crosses’ to practise our sounds. We also play ‘treasure words’ where we have to sort words that contain our sound.
We will continue our topic on time. In the coming weeks we will be recognising different times on analogue and digital clocks; including quarter past and quarter to and telling the time to five minute intervals.
Use this Clock to explore different intervals of time. You can also see the time written in words or digital format.
Play Hickory Dickory Dock to practise telling the time to 15 minute intervals. Choose the correct time and the mouse runs up the clock to get the cheese!
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?
We will also be researching how some animals communicate.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Webb and Primary 3 Red