We have been very busy in Primary 3. It’s been full of fabulous learning opportunities and we are really proud of the skills we are developing.
In literacy this week, we have been revising the sounds ‘ea’ (as in each) and ‘ch’. We created sounds flashcards, built the words using multilink cubes and made mind-maps with all the words we could think of that used these sounds. We then practiced our segmenting and blending skills whist reading our new reading books aloud. To develop our writing skills, we created a persuasive poster to convince people to buy the book ‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’ and included the reasons why we loved the book.
Within maths, we have been sharpening our mental maths skills by doing a ‘Daily 10’ mental maths challenge – the first time felt tricky, but we all said that we had improved in speed and accuracy as the week went on – we’re not scared of a challenge in P3! We have also been exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We used our knowledge of 2D shapes to discuss the features of 3D shapes – some of even managed to make 3D models using playdough and match-sticks!
You’ll be very impressed to hear that we can now write our names in Chinese. We watched a tutorial on the formation of Chinese characters and practiced using our whiteboards and pens. We were then given a Chinese translation of our names and we used pastels and sugar paper to create our own Chinese name posters – they were very effective. We also learnt some very interesting facts about China and created information posters – be sure to ask us to share our top facts with you! Next week, we’ll be learning more about ancient China and will be exploring the famous Shang Dynasty.
I would like to take this chance to thank each and every member of our class for their fantastic contributions this week – I am very proud of all that you achieved already this term.
Have a wonderful weekend Primary 3! Miss Young.