This week we finally met our new teacher!
On Wednesday the whole school went to meet their new teachers. Unfortunately our class are splitting up, 5 people are going to a new Miss Smith and the rest of the class are going to Miss Mitchell. Miss Mitchell’s class were making a poster about what we can’t imagine life without (Anabia, Eilidh). I said family, friends and chocolate (Eilidh H). I said being unique, family, friends and watermelons (Anabia). I am excited to have Miss Mitchell as a teacher (Eilidh H). Miss Smith’s class were playing lots of getting to know you games (Anika). My teacher very nice and I’m looking forward to having her as my teacher (Anika).
For our ‘My Community’ topic we finished our posters and put a tweet out to persuade people to come to our community litter pick. We also went round the classes to ask people to help. Please come and help on Monday 24th June at 3:15pm- 4:15pm (P3/4LS).
We have finished our Butterfly power points and movies. We we shared our learning with Polly and P1NM. We have had the best time learning with the Munching Caterpillars project.
P3/4LS and Miss Stewart
This week we’ve had lots of fun designing things.
For Maths on Monday we went out to the garden area to sample how many minibeats we could find in the planter. We recorded our information in a tally chart, then the next day we put our information together in charts. We were learning to use the iPads to display information. We made bar charts, pie charts and line graphs. The best way to display the information was with the pie chart or the bar graph because it was the clearest thing to look at (Anika). I found it hard to get the bar chart on to the iPad. This is the second time I have ever done this but I am getting better (Nate).
We have continued to create our Butterfly powerpoints for the P1s. We have added more information and pictures. We are almost done. I think we have one funny slide and I am looking forward to sharing this with P1 (Anika). I have found it a bit challenging getting the pictures from the internet on to the powerpoint (Ben).
On Monday in P.E. we were learning to consolidate our learning with P1s. We had different stations to go round like, throwing and catching and balancing. I enjoyed throwing and catching the hoop (Anabia). I enjoyed throwing up the fabric and trying to clap in between because I thought it was cool how it floated up (Tyler).
We are looking forward to meeting our new teacher next week.
From P3/4 and Miss Stewart
We have had a busy week of learning in P3LH.
In literacy we have been learning to make a meaningful prediction. Using what we know already from our class novel, we made predictions about what a character does next in the story. We discussed that our prediction had to link to the story and that we can use the 5 W’s (who, what, where, when and why) to add depth to our prediction. Mrs Hunter was impressed with our imagination and how much clues we used from the book!
In HWB, we have been identifying the difference between needs and wants. We know that a ‘need’ is something that we cannot live without, for example food or water. We know that a ‘want’ is something that makes life a bit easier although we can survive without it! A few of us did agree that sometimes we feel that we really need something but actually we could learn to live without it, like our PS4!
We also discussed the needs of a newborn baby, this was very handy for Mrs Hunter who got a lot of tips from P3! We were able to identify the basic needs of a baby and how they are different to what children and adults need. These included milk, clean and warm clothes, being bathed and most importantly love and attention from grown ups!
In maths, we have had a week of revision. We have been recapping telling the time. We have been learned to convert between analogue and digital time, using our knowledge of the 5 timestable to help us identify the minutes on a digital clock. To challenge ourselves, we have been trying to convert between 12hr and 24hr time. Our tip is if it is after 12pm then we need to add on 12 to our hour to get the time in 24 hr. For example 3:00pm becomes 15:00 because 3+12 = 15. Test us at home to so we can show off our time knowledge!
We are nearly at the end of P3 and we are enjoying reflecting on our learning from the past year. Why not ask us something we have learned in P3 that we will remember in P4?
P3LH and Mrs Hunter
We haven’t had a full class all week some people have caught the ‘bug’!
In PE we had visitors in our lesson. We shared our lesson with P1NM. We were learning to develop our catching and throwing skills. I enjoyed doing PE with P1NM because it was lots of fun working together (Nate). I enjoyed it because it was nice to change it and do PE with another class (Jamie).
This week we have been preparing for our final visit from Polly from Butterfly conservation Scotland. We have gone out to our garden to take out weeds that were strangling our plants (Nate, Jamie). When we were out there we found out very first CATERPILLAR!!!We think this is a Angle Shade Moth (Murray). I thought it was interesting and we are really proud we found our first caterpillar (Jamie).
We are also preparing to share our learning with P1NM. We use our digital literacy and poster making skills to display our learning from the Munching Caterpillar workshops. I think it will be exciting to share our learning as I think they will be interested in what we have learned (Jamie).
This week in IDL we looked at the art around Alloa and Andy Scott (famous for making the Kelpies) (Anika). We were learning to critique our work (Eilidh H). We used tinfoil to make a personal sculpture. It was challenging to get the tinfoil to stick together because we were not allowed to use glue (Anika). I started this but I didn’t manage to make it look like my design. I didn’t give up though and I have tried to make this again at home and I’m almost finished (Eilidh H). Lot’s of us wanted to give up but we tried hard not to (Anika, Eilidh H).
This week in writing we were learning to write a imaginative story with a beginning, middle and an end. To be successful we needed to use our imagination, we had to use descriptive features and language and we had to have a clear beginning, middle and end. I think I was successful using my imagination but I need to work on using more descriptive language in my middle and end. I did have a lot of adjectives (Eilidh H). I think I was successful because I had a beginning, middle and end and I used a simile (Anika).
We hope everyone feels better for next week!
From P3/4 and Miss Stewart
This week in P3/4LS we have finally performed our speech and had the votes.
We are very proud this week as we confidently told our peers why they should vote for us. I was really nervous and I didn’t want to perform but I did it. I was successful because I am now the JRSO leader for next year (Jamie). I am surprised because I am now the Health and Wellbeing representative (Murray). I am delighted because I got the job as sports committee representative with Innes (Anika). Other people who got the jobs are Nate (Digital Representative), Eilidh H (ECO Representative), Eilidh D (Pupil Council Representative) and Michael (WOW Representative). Well done to everyone for taking part!
This week in writing we were describing the setting for our story we are creating. I think it was challenging because it was hard to think of what to write and pick words to describe the setting (Jamie). I think I was successful because I think I used descriptive language and descriptive features (Anika).
This week in Shake it Up we added two new moves on to our sequence. We are working really hard to practise for our performance (Jamie).
In Numeracy we have been consolidating our learning over the last year. We have been remembering how to round numbers, tell the time and multiple and divide. I found it challenge multiplying 2 digit numbers because we had to multiple higher numbers (Nate). I enjoy telling the time on our whiteboard clocks as I enjoy learning to tell the time (Jessica). I was successful rounding to the next decade. I enjoyed the rounding rap (Charlie).
This week in IDL we have been learning to read maps and read for information. We looked at google earth, Think maps to find our street. Then we found the safest route to our school (Charlie). I think I have found a safer way to get to school in the morning (Nate).
At the moment we are finding out information about local tourist attractions around Clackmannanshire. We plan on putting the information into a spark video.
This week we also had a visit from Polly from the Butterfly Conservation. We got to learn more about caterpillars, butterflies and moths and how they keep themselves safe from predators. We loved looking at live specimens and a live chrysalis!
Thank you for reading our blog.
P3/4 and Miss Stewart.
P3LH had a very busy week preparing for their class assembly on Friday, which was a huge success!
We are so proud of our language skills and that we were able to stand up and showcase these for our fellow pupils and parents.
A huge thank you to all the parents who came along to show their support.
In literacy, we were learning to use ‘a’ or ‘an’ correctly before a word. We learned that the rule is if the word starts with a vowel, you must use ‘an’ before it but if it starts with a consonant, then you would use ‘a’. BUT there are some exceptions, if it starts with ‘u’ and you hear the long u sound (like unicorn) then you must use ‘a’ and if you have a word that starts with a ‘h’ but it is silent (like hour), then you must use ‘an’. Very tricky but we were getting the hang of it!
In numeracy, we have been learning to multiple a multiply of 10 by 2, 5 or 10. We had use to our times table knowledge to help us calculate the sum before adding a zero to it. We had to make sure we understood its place value and that we were calculating the answer accurately.
We also prepared our speeches for Democracy Fornight. We discussed our skills and qualities and thought about how these would help us when taking on a role within one of the groups. We planned our speech and then wrote it in full sentences. We made sure we were giving reasons why we should be voted and tried to use persuasive language to help us. We are excited to present our speeches to the class!
Snapshot jotters will be coming home on Friday 24th May, we can’t wait for you to see our hard work.
P3LH and Mrs Hunter
This week it has been really busy because it has been Snapshot Jotter week, Walk to School week and Digital Learning week. It has also been the last week of Democracy Fortnight.
We have continued to learn how to identify our skills and qualities. This week we have created a speech and finished our posters for our campaigns. I found it challenging to think of something to write after my introduction on my speech (Anabia). I think I was successful because I identified my skill and qualities and I gave examples (Eilidh H).
In Maths we have been learning to sort and organise data. The Jaguars have also been learning to interpret data. At the beginning of the week, the class went on a litter pick to survey what types of litter we could find in the playground (Jamie). We used the data to create a bar chart and we also created a digital version on the iPad (Eilidh, Jamie). I found it challenging to make sure the bar chart on the iPad wasn’t blank (Anabia). I found it hard because there are lots of different buttons on the iPads (Michael).
In Literacy we have been learning to find evidence in a text. We had to read pages from the class novel and then answer questions. We had to find the evidence and answers in the pages we were reading. It was challenging to find the evidence because there were a lot of words (Charlie). I was successful because I found all the evidence in the text (Mac).
In writing we were learning to create a character. We had to come up with where our character lived, names, likes, dislikes, skills and talk about why the character was special (Amy). Then we drew a picture of our character and labelled round it adjectives to describe their personality and their looks. Once we came up with all this information we then wrote a descriptive paragraph (Mac). I was successful because I managed create a new character, I think I also had neat handwriting (Murray).
In PE we have been doing lots of sports outside. We were learning to build up our stamina (Charlie). We were tasked with running for a long time (Mac, Murray, Charlie). I was successful because I kept running without stopping (Charlie).
This week in Shake it Up we were learning to add more risk to our supportive dances. We had two new dance moves where we had to balance on our partner (Anika). It was challenging because it was heavy to hold our partners (Jessica). It was challenging because when we were leaning back it was hard supporting each others weight. If someone went back too much you would fall (Nate).
Well done to Tyler for achieving her first marathon and Nate and Ben for achieving their second!
Next week we are looking forward to delivering our speeches and voting.
P3/4 and Miss Stewart
This week was another short week, however we have been working extremely hard.
This week in Maths we have moved on to data handling and we have been learning to sort and organise data. We have been using information and asking the class different surveys like our favourite genres or our favourite colours. We then used this information to create bar graphs (Anika, Amy, Eilidh). I found it tricky to get the scale correct (Anika). I found it tricky making sure the boxes were all the same size (Eilidh). I found it challenging to make sure I had it fully labelled (Amy).
This week in Shake it Up we moved on to a different topic, My Community. We were learning how to support others during our movements because it is important to trust and support each other in a community. I found it challenging to hold on to each other because my hands were sweaty. I think I was successful because I was able to keep a good grip of my partners hand and got on to extra challenges.
For topic this week we have been linking our health and wellbeing to our My Community topic. We have made ‘Me on a Map’ circles that shows the world around us. I found it hard to remember the difference between county, country and continent (Michael). I found it tricky to remember things in our country (Anabia).
For the first week of Democracy Fortnight, we have been thinking about what group we are going to campaign for. We have been learning to identify our skills and qualities. One of my skills and qualities is that I have a good imagination which means I’m good at writing imaginative stories (Michael). I am helpful because I like to pick up litter in the playground to keep our school clean and to help earn our ECO flag (Anabia).
Next week we are excited to start campaigning…
P3/4 and Miss Stewart
In numeracy, we have been learning to create a bar chart. We created surveys to share with our class and other classes. We gathered the information so we could make a bar chart. We need to have the title of our survey, a ‘x’ axis and a ‘y’ axis that are labelled, write down the options along the bottom axis, numbers going up the side to show the amount and spaces in between the bars. We are going to use excel on the iPad to create bar charts digitally, wish us luck!!
In reading. the Leopards read a poem and had to answer questions about it. They also had to practice using the homophones ‘to, two and too’. In Butterflies, we have a new book called ‘the Magic Finger’ and have been answering comprehension questions about what we have read so far.
We are reading the Wild Robot by Peter Brown and are enjoying it a lot so far! We have created a Wonder Wall for unfamiliar words, we discuss the meaning of them together and put them on the wall so we can use them.
We have been very busy preparing for our Class Assembly, we have been practicing our numbers up to 50 and are almost fluent in them! We have created props for assembly and have been practicing our lines. We won’t say too much about it, we can’t wait to share our learning with you next week!!
P3LH and Mrs Hunter
Please find attached a copy of the P3/4LS Curriculum Newsletter for May- June 2019.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
P3.4 LS May- June 2019 Curriculum Newsletter