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This week in P3/4LS

This week in P3/4LS we have been so busy singing.

We finally got to perform at Alloa Town Hall for the Rotary Christmas party. My favourite song was Walking in a Winter Wonderland because  I like the words. Let it snow was hard to learn because of all the makaton actions (Layla).  We also had fun singing at the Sunnyside cake and carol coffee morning. We hope you enjoyed our performance.

This week in writing we were learning to format a letter. We wrote letters to Santa. We told him why we deserved presents and what we would like. I was successful in writing my letter because I had my address at the top, signed my name at the bottom and I started my letter with ‘Dear’ (Eilidh H).


In IDL we learned about Christianity and their beliefs. We drew a poster to show what we had learned. I learned that Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross and that he was born on Christmas Day. I also learned that they believe God made the world in 7 days, on the last day he had a rest (Anika).

This week Alyxs earned his first marathon in Daily Mile. Well done Alyxs!

Have a lovely weekend.

From P3/4 and Miss Stewart

Last Week in P3LH

Last week was a very busy week in P3LH.

In reading, the Jaguars had a new book called ‘The Giraffe, Pelly and Me’, we used the front cover and the blurb to make a prediction about the book. We used the 5 W’s to help us expand on our prediction. In Leopards, we also got a new book called ‘What a monster!’, we made a prediction based on the pictures and the blurb. In the butterflies, we got a new book called ‘The Quest’ and we made a prediction using the 5 W’s to help us structure our prediction and expand on our ideas.

In writing, we were learning to write clear instructions. We went outside to act out crossing the road safely. We used pictures to sequence our ideas and wrote a sentence for each picture. We also came up with our own success criteria based on how we wanted to achieve our learning.

In IDL, we were learning to present our research in the form of a powerpoint. We used our research notes from previous weeks and collated them into a presentation. We were able to add pictures to our slides and edit texts. We presented them to the class on Monday 10th  December 2018.

P3LH, P3/4LS and P4FM have been practicing Christmas Carols because we are singing at the Town Hall for the elderly. We have been learning makaton and Spanish to make our performance a bit more special! We can’t wait to show off our singing skills!!

Polly from Butterfly Conservation Scotland came to visit us to discuss the difference between Butterflies and Moths. We also looked at the environment around Sunnyside Primary School and thought about whether it was suitable for butterflies and moths to live in. We can’t wait for Polly to visit again!

Miss Ritchie also came to visit P3LH, she helped us sort our books from the class library into different genres. This helped us keep our library more organised and we can’ t wait to fill up our genre boxes!

Mrs Scacchi came to P3LH on Friday to teach us about drama. We learned different warm up techniques and acted out a scene from the Christmas Carol.

P3LH and Mrs Hunter

This week in P3/4LS

This week we have all been in the Christmas spirit.

In Maths we have been learning to identify and describe 2D and 3D shapes. We got put into groups to build 3D shapes using magnetic polydrons. We had to describe the shapes to Miss Stewart or Miss Leeson using words like, faces, vertices and edges. I liked it when we each were given a shape and we had 30 seconds to describe it (Michael).


In Literacy this week, Miss Ritchie came in to our class and she talked about our class library. She helped us sort our books out in to different genres. We had piles of comedy, science, mystery, adventure, horror, rhymes and comics. I hope this helps keep our library tidy and allow us to choose what we want to read (Amy. Anabia).


In our RME IDL, we decided to change the way we will display our work. We are not creating a spark video anymore, instead we are creating an interactive display board. We drew pictures related to our festivals and we have cut them out keeping a flap. Underneath the flap we have written down the facts we have found out about the festival.  I have drawn a menorah which is a candler holder. Jewish people light the candles during Hanukkah. Currently Jewish people are lighting their candles as Hanukkah started on the 2nd of December and will finish on the 10th of December (Jessica, Jamie). Soon we are moving on to learning about Christianity.

In our enterprise topic, we finished our product. We came up with a name for our jars called ‘Christmas Cosy Candle Jars’, then we decided how much we were going to sell them for. We then sold our jars at the Christmas Fayre and we only have 3 jars left. Hurry if you want to purchase one!

Since our last blog we have had 3 children who have ran their first marathon. Super job, Charlie, Michael and Layla!

Polly from Butterfly Conservation Scotland came in to deliver our first workshop on munching caterpillars. We learned about the life cycle of moths and butterflies. We went outside to find food for caterpillars,  adult butterflies and moths. We realised that our school grounds does not have a lot of food. We are going to plant more food for caterpillars,  butterflies and moths. It was very fun and we are very excited for Polly coming back (Alyxs)!


We hope you enjoyed reading our blog.

From P3/4 and Miss Stewart


This week in P3/4LS

This week in P3/4LS we had a busy week.

In Maths we have been learning to work out change in our money topic. The Cheetahs have been working out change within 20p, the Sloths have been working our change within £1 and the Jaguars have been working out change within £10. I enjoy using the toy money to make different combinations of coins and notes and use this to work out change (Nate). I like playing the toy shop money game on the iPad because it asks you different questions (Jamie).


This week was Read Write Count Week. We explored the Read Write Count bags. There is story dice, books and games inside. In P3/4LS we focused on using the story dice. There are three, one of them had a character on it, one had a setting on it and the other had an object. We used the story to come up with titles for a new story. In writing we used the dice to create an imaginative story and title. My story was called Bob saves the Day and was about Bob saving his friend Dan from his arch enemy Blob (Michael).


P3 enjoyed sharing our bag with our parents. I like playing the trump cards because whatever animal you pick, you have to try and beat the other person with a higher number.

In RME we are learning about the many different Jewish Festivals. We have been researching different festivals. Each group has a different festival and we are planning on making a spark video to display our information.

This week we used our Christmas craft designs to create our Christmas craft prototype. We made lots of changes to our designs and will start making lots next time.


This week we have started learning our Christmas songs for the Pensioner’s Concert at the Town Hall and the Cake and carol event at our school. My favourite song is  Walking in a Winter Wonderland (Amy and Jamie). See below the links to the songs we are using to help us practise.

Have a lovely week and keep being safe.

From P3/4LS and Miss Stewart.

This Week in P3LH

It has been a busy week in P3LH….

In IDL, we are learning about Judaism. We have been learning about the 10 commandments in which Jews believe you should live your life by (William). We have also been learning  about different Jewish festivals such as Rosh Hashanah (Grace),  Passover (Erin), Yom Kippur (Amy) and Hannukah (Lily). In groups, we have been researching different festivals to find out more and we will be sharing our information in a powerpoint.

In numeracy, Group 1 have been learning to tell the time using o’clock and half past (Emma). Group 2 have been learning about using o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to (Hannah). Group 2 and 3 have been learning about using AM and PM to help us identify what time in the day it is.

In literacy,  we have been learning about Fables, fables are stories with a moral. A moral teaches us about right and wrong behaviour. We read the Lion and the Mouse which taught us that kindness is more important than strength. We then had a go at writing our own fables with a moral. We used clicker 6 to support our writing and used the word banks to help us.

P3LH, P3/4LS and P4FM have began practicing their Christmas carols for our upcoming performance at the Town Hall. We have been enjoying learning our songs and hope to add some musical instruments and Makaton next week.

P3LH are welcoming parents in on Friday to share their Read Write Count Bookbug bags and play some numeracy games with them. We can’t wait to share the books and activities with them!

Mrs Hunter and P3LH

This Week in P3/4LS

This week in P3/4LS exciting things have happened.

In Numeracy and Maths we are learning to use money to pay for items and work out how much change we get back. The Cheetahs had to find the total cost within 50p, the Sloths were using different combinations of notes and coins up to £10 and the Jaguars were using different combinations of coins and notes up to £20. I enjoyed role playing with the money and having to pay the shopkeeper for items (Amy).

This week in reading, we finished our class novel, ‘The Enchanted Wood’.  We were learning to use information from the text to create our own ideas. We had to create our very own land. I designed the ‘Land of Candy’, it has lollipop trees, candyfloss bushes and a gummy floor (Anika).

In Literacy we have been introduced to Fables. In writing we are learning to identify the morals within stories and we had a go at writing our very own fable. A fable is a short story that tells you a life lesson, for example the Hare and the Tortoise tells us that speed isn’t everything and that there are other ways to win. We had a special visitor called Largo the Lion who helped read the Lion and the Mouse to us. We had a go at writing our own version of this fable. Here are a few pictures of Largo’s visit to P3/4LS.

In IDL we have started a new topic and we have moved on to learning about Judaism. I like this topic so far because we are learning lots of new facts (Nate). I liked reading out the script of Abraham with Nate and Charlie because I liked pretending to be another character (Anabia). I liked learning about the Ten Commandments and then coming up with our own ones (Jamie).

This week in P3/4LS we have had 3 people achieve their Marathon. Well done to Innes, Anabia and Eilidh! Great Job!

Lastly,  we have also been learning about keeping ourselves safe at the railway. Network rail want us to share this video with as many people as possible to keep people safe on or around the railway. STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and LIVE!

Network Rail primary school safety talk

Stay safe and be happy.

From P3/4LS and Miss Stewart


This Week in P3LH

We have had a very busy week in Primary 3.

In Numeracy, the Hot group have been working on our timestables, especially the 3 and the 4 timestables (Amy). We have been using the game ‘Coconut Multiples’ to help us recognise multiples of a timestable and apply this knowledge to written sums (Ava). In the spicy group,  we have been learning to multiply numbers by 10 (Grace). We know our numbers move place value to the left making the numbers bigger (Lucas). We noticed a pattern when multiplying by 10, a zero is always put on the end to keep the place value (Callan & Ben). In the mild group, we have been using our knowledge of equal groups to help us make links to the 2 timestable (Mah Noor).

In reading,  the Leopards have started a new book called Savage Beasts and they had use their knowledge of the book to answer a  quiz (Tyler). In Jaguars, we finished our book and to show our understanding we completed a Book Review about our favourite parts and our opinions on the book (Ben & Callan). In butterflies, we have been reading the book using my turn/your turn (Ava), we were also reading for information to answer comprehension questions (Carly). The tree frogs have been practicing their new sound this week which is the ‘ee’ sound (Emma).   We are able to use Fred Talk to sound out words that have this sound.

In writing, we used our class novel as inspiration to write a newspaper article. In our class novel, a goblin Prince arrives at a hotel and causes all sorts of problems! We discussed the success criteria of a good newspaper article and how we can make sure we follow this for our own articles. Primary 3 self assessed their own work by using ‘2 stars and a wish’ – they had to find 2 things about their writing they were pleased about and 1 thing they would like to do better next time. Mrs Hunter was very impressed with them taking responsibility for their own learning!

In IDL, we have reflected on our rainforest topic and discussed what went well and what we would do better next time. P3 thoroughly enjoyed learning about the rainforest and are excited to get into their new topic!

We look forward to sharing our learning next week.

P3LH & Mrs Hunter