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P3a Solar Aid –Non-Uniform Day Primary 3a would like to invite everyone in the Nursery and School to take part in a non-Uniform day on Friday 25th January. This is to raise money for the charity Solar Aid. Any money raised will go towards buying solar lamps for families in rural Africa. We have recently found out that many people in these areas don’t have any electricity and use dangerous kerosene lamps for light.
All our classes have a mini-topic on Scots Language so we would ask everyone to come to school wearing something tartan or blue and white (colour of the Saltire flag). A small donation would be very welcome.
Our new sound this week that we’ve been learning is “ch”
Do you know any words with ch in them?
Caleb suggested “Chicken”
Noah said “Church”
Fallon said “Bench”
Well done to Noah and Zane who were our Hero Handwriters this week. They focused hard to make careful letters.
We have been learning about cold places in the world this week and comparing them with where we live. Rhys- “A polar bear lives there”, Rhuben-“Antartica is a cold place”. Mr Grierson brought us a huge block of ice and we loved exploring it in our water tray. Thank you Mr.Grierson!
We learned the numbers to 10 in French and we sang a song about them too.
This week we have been learning about halves and quarters. Lexi-” I am good at quartering a shape”. Molly-“I am good at halving numbers”. We have been learning about how to research and we know we can use the computer and books to find things out. Sam-” I want to learn about foxes”
In PE we added bench step ups and shuttle runs to our circuits. Mr Tyson took us outside to make nocturnal animals with things we could find in the playground and chalks. In mental maths we are counting on and back from 100 and writing numbers before and after to 100. In circle time we have been talking about friendship.
This week we have been very busy getting ready for our upcoming assembly. We have also been looking at our Scots poem and figuring out what the poem is about.
We have been writing imaginative stories. We have been recognising coins and giving change from 20p, 50p, £1 or £5 in our groups. We have painted a Scottish landscape and made a tartan Loch Ness Monster to stick on it.
Barney moved up to green in swimming. Lhylaijana has moved up to yellow. Anna has moved up to gold and Yvie has moved up to swimming club.
This week Mr Tyson introduced us to My Merit and we enjoyed inputting some of our recent achievements. Today we enjoyed joining in with Scots songs online with other schools across Scotland. We also began looking at Money in maths and using different combinations of coins to make a total.
This week we started our new topic, Scotland, and we will be doing some shared learning with P4. In Maths we are working on money and we were lucky enough to be given £50 from the P.T.A to spend on Golden Time toys. Here we are choosing and spending our money wisely.
Melissa – “We are learning about the ancient Greeks.”
Lexie W – “We have been doing Symmetry with Miss Cousins.”
Mia – “We have been learning our Poem called ‘The boy on the train’.”
As part of our work studying Scottish Artists we invited a local artist Rosie Cowan in to talk to us. We learned lots from Rosie about her life, how to ‘build’ the perfect painting. The qualities and uses of different paints and how she painted her picture of ‘The Thistle’ that is for sale locally. We also started to paint our own thistles with Rosie using acrylic paints and we will finish these when she returns next week.
We are learning our Scots poem.
We have been learning about Victorian schools and we had a Victorian classroom experience. Miss Smith pretended to be a Victorian teacher.
We have been converting measurements in Maths.
We have been introduced to our new book study of the Street Child.
In art we have been drawing thistles, using the art element “line.”
We have also been working on similes.
Emma took part in the British Skating Championship.
Hannah learned how to use a sewing machine also with Katie and Jessica.
Cormac and Carla are taking part in an athletics competition on 25th Jan.
The class has had fun during their Magix Music Maker class and have been creating their own music which they hope to share with everyone in 3 weeks. In their World War 2 topic they have been looking at main people and evacuees. In Maths they have been multiplying and learning factors and in ICT they took part in a local Sumdog competition. Well done to Kacey who came 28th!!
This week we have been looking at Global warming and we are creating a leaflet to tell people about it and how they can save energy. We have also been looking at Scots language. We have been practising our Scots poem, ‘Tam O’Shanter’ and writing our own Scots fairytales. In Maths we have been looking at fractions and have been competing in a National SumdogCompetition.
Reminders for Next Week
P1 – Igloo Challenge due 10th Feb. PE Kit should be brought every Tuesday.
P1/2- Igloo Challenge for 10th Feb.
P3a will have their assembly next Friday, 27th Jan. It would be a great help if you could help your child learn their lines. Thank you.
P3b – Learn Scottish poem by Friday 27th ready to perform it on Wed, Thurs or Friday 1st, 2nd or 3rd Feb.
P4 – Please practise our Scots poem whenever you can.
P4/5- Remember to keep practising your poems,’ A Dug, A Dug’ and ‘Fireworks Aff the Castle’
P5/6 – Reminder that all children have a Scottish poem to learn as homework.
P6 – Please remember PE kit. Learn Poem and Kingswood deposit money is due.
P7- A reminder that some pupils have an athletics competition on Wednesday 25th Jan, leaving school at 8.55am.