Acrostic Poems

This morning we worked in groups to write an acrostic poem based on the word “light.” Acrostic poems are simple poems in which each the first letter of each line forms a word or phrase (vertically). We chose this word because we are learning about lighthouses and 2011 is the “Year of Light” festival in Arbroath to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Bell Rock Lighthouse.

Once we had written our poems, we had to make a poster with the poem and illustrations and present it to the class. Everyone worked really hard, co-operated well in their groups and did a great job!


We have been rehearsing hard and finally the time has arrived for our school production of “Oliver.”

The Superstars are singing “I’ll Do Anything.” We are all part of Fagin’s gang of pickpockets.

We have two shows on Wednesday and one on Thursday. What a busy week!

Getting in Touch with the Techie Kids

One of the blogs that we like looking at is the Techie Kids. They are a school in Michigan, USA. The Techie Kids and their teacher, Mrs Moore, often leave lovely comments on our blog. They are also part of Mrs Leakey’s postcard project.

A short time ago Mrs Moore asked if she could have a copy of the postcard reminder which we had featured on our blog. We finally got around to sending it, along with a copy of Flat Stanley’s guide to Arbroath.

Mrs Moore has posted about it on her blog. You can read about it here.

It is very exciting to see ourselves on someone else’s blog. Thank you Techie Kids! We hope we can keep in touch.

Electrical Circuits

This is tricky!

We have been learning about electrical circuits this week. Mrs Stewart gave us two batteries, a battery holder, wires and a bulb with a bulb holder. We had to see if we could put them all together to make the bulb light up. We learned that a circuit must form a loop with the wires from the power source in order for it to work properly. We managed it, although the wires were a bit fiddly!

We are going to use our electrical circuits to light up our lighthouse models when we make them.

Click here for the Blobz Guide to Electrical Circuits – a very handy website for finding out all about them.

Sunny Days

We have been taking advantage of the lovely weather to go outside for our P.E. lessons. We have been practising our bat and ball skills.

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Our sports day is on Tuesday. We hope it stays sunny!

Education Blog Awards

We are very proud that we have been placed joint third in the Education Blog Awards.

The judges said: ‘A lovely and powerful view into the world of the P3 Superstars documenting their learning journey from toothpaste advertising to cliff rescue!’

We were the youngest class placed and also the only Scottish blog in our category so we think we have done really well!

We are having a wee party in our Golden Time on Friday to celebrate. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past year and who voted for us to get into the initial top ten.