# This week in P3LH

We have had a busy week in Primary 3.

In maths, we have been looking at the value of numbers. The hot and spicy group were learning about the more than, less than and equal to symbol. We know that Charlie the crocodile is very fussy and only eats big numbers! The hot and spicy group have also been learning to skip count, we practiced skip counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and 3s and 4s. I noticed that this helped us with our times tables (Ben). In mild group, we were learning to say the next 2 or 3 numbers in a sequence. We used a hundred square to help count forwards and backwards.

In literacy, we watched a short film called the Present. The Present was a little boy who always played videos games and never went out to play. Then his mum got him a puppy to try and encourage him to go out and play (Ava). The boy discovered that the dog was missing a paw, this was special to him because he also was missing a leg (Callan). We spoke about the importance of kindness, equality and friendship.

In writing, we are learning about the features of a newspaper article. This week we were creating headlines that were short, snappy and interesting to hook our readers in. We looked at pictures and tried to create exciting headlines for them. We are building up to write a newspaper article about the rainforest.

In health and well being we are learning about the importance of teamwork. It is important to work in a team so you can have more fun, get things done and challenge yourself (William). Our task was to use Loose Parts Play to make shelters in a team. We pretended we were explorers in the rainforest and needed to seek shelter (Lily).  Our shelter had to have a roof, it had to fit everyone inside and it had to be unique. The weather made things tricky, the wind kept trying to blow away all our materials but we worked as a team and managed to build some super shelters! We even worked as a whole class team to make a class shelter.

In IDL, we learned to use a search engine to find information about different rainforest animals. We wrote down the information in our Learning Journey jotters and then used this information to draw a picture of our animal.

We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you all next week!

From P3LH and Mrs Hunter