P3A really enjoyed Book Day on Thursday.

We went to the Book Nook where we read our favourite books. I brought in a book about World War 11.   ( Luca Fi)

I enjoyed the Book Nook. I read a book called Horrid Henry’s Stink Bomb.          ( Luca Fr)

I liked the Book Nook because it is really cosy and it was a relaxing place to read my book. I read Gangsta Granny. (Harry)

The book Nook had bean bags and a comfy couch. We really enjoyed reading there. (Kyle)

I enjoyed the Book Nook especially sitting on the sofa and reading Dark Diaries Puppy Love    (Emilia)

I like David Walliam books and Diaries of a Wimpy Kid because they are both like comics. Ayyan

I went to Brownies with Isla to meet the author Ross McKenzie and get a book signed by him.    (Beth)

Me and my friend met an author called Ross McKenzie. He wrote a book called The Nowhere Emporium. The book is about a shop that has never been there before!    (Isla)




We have had another very busy week!

  • Miss McKendrick has been helping us in class and has been teaching us Science, French, RME and Art.
  • We’ve been drawing a picture by Claude Monet called The Waterlily Pond. (Luca)
  • We are doing the register in different languages like French, Spanish and Italian. (Molly)
  • We have been learning colours in French and discussed these as part of our painting lesson (Dylan).
  • In outdoor PE we were doing different outdoor games, one of them was similar to netball but you are not allowed to run with the ball, you must pass it where you are (Sam). During indoor PE, we have been taking a note of our fitness scores. Our scores are improving as we are getting fitter (Nathan).
  • Lots of the children have been doing personal research at home into our class topic, and have brought in books from home about the body.
  • We have been learning about different parts of the eye in science (Warren).
  • We have been learning songs for our class show, ‘There’s a Sunflower in my Supper!’ We have all been given a part in the show. We will be acting, singing and dancing.
  • We have been learning about Jesus and his parables and continuing with our Buddhism topic in RME. (Eleanor)
  • In ICT we have been using To Do It Yourself to make a computer game (Molly).


P3a Class Blog 15/02/19




In science we learned that the heart pumps blood around our bodies. We also learned that the heart is a muscle which is about the size of a fist and it pumps 100,000 times per day. We enjoyed making a fact file about the heart.


This week we learned what it is like to be in high school as we were doing our comprehension challenges.


We also liked playing playground games in the MUGA for P.E.




Mr Chambers (Sam’s dad) visited our classroom this week to tell us about our skeletons, his job and how to keep our bodies healthy.   Kyle

He told us to always sit down with a curve on the back of our spine and our tummy sticking out the front. Euan

Mr Chambers taught us some exercises to help us keep a good posture. This is very important because if we don’t have a good posture we will have sore necks, shoulders and backs when we are older. Lexi

Some people crouch down when they are playing on the computer or video games. This is really bad for your neck. My dad is always telling me to sit up properly!      Sam

We have been doing exercises for our postures. Mr Chambers also talked about our core muscles. We are learning about these during our gymnastics lessons.     Molly

Mr Chambers showed us different bones on Sid the skeleton. He also told us about our muscles. Leaah

Mrs Chambers said that to be healthy we should: do lots of exercises, have a good posture, eat healthy food and be kind and respectful. We all think this is great advice.     Tia, Beth and Dylan



Luca Filippini: I got a Karate trophy for being student of the year. I was told I had some good poses. I am pleased because I’m only on the second belt. Well done Luca!

Cara received a medal for doing really well at her swimming lessons. Congratulations!

Elle was pleased to get two badges for great improvement in her gymnastics. Well done!


We have all been busy in primary 3A since returning to school after our winter break.

In RME we have been learning about Buddhism. We watched a film clip about Aladdin. Jasmine wasn’t allowed to come out of the palace walls and when she came out she saw lots of people who didn’t have money to buy food. Jasmine was used to getting everything for free in the palace so she gave a little boy an apple thinking it was free. This was similar to the real story in Buddhism where the prince didn’t go out of the palace. He thought that people didn’t get ill or get old.  Heather and Bella


In PE we have had our first gymnastics lesson. We practised making shapes with our bodies. The shapes included; the bridge, the L, Y, T shapes, tuck and straight shape. We practised jumping from benches and landing in a controlled way using the body shapes. Cara and Jessica

In Science our new topic is Body Systems. We have been introduced to the skeleton. We know some interesting facts. Here are some of them:

When you are born you have 300 bones.

Molly: When you get older you have 206 bones.

We know that some of the baby bones fuse together

Lexi: The skull protects your brain

Eleanor: The femur is the longest and strongest bone in the body.

Ayyan: The ribs protect your heart and your lungs.

Bruce: The pelvis is the biggest bone in the body.

Sam : The stirrup is the smallest bone in the body. You find it in your ear.

We made and labelled our own skeletons. Luca FI


In ICT we have made pictures with different shapes.

We are learning how to make different colours for shapes and outlines. James

Me and Molly made a sunset. Leaah

I made a football match with Luca Fi. Warren

Heather and I made a house. Elle



Well done to Eleanor and Jessica who passed their jazz dancing exams. They both got excellent marks.

Lauren is delighted to have completed all her swimming lessons. She is now a very competent swimmer. Congratulations.

Sam and Luca are our martial Arts experts. They have just been graded. They both got certificates badges for excellent progress. They are now trying hard to get their third badge! Well done.


Eleanor has achieved something great this week as she passed her piano exam with high distinction. Eleanor says: “I felt quite nervous before my exam and was very happy when I got my high distinction.”

Also, Bruce and Jessica were delighted to receive their new Karate belt. Bruce achieved a red belt with yellow tag and Jessica achieved an orange belt.

James was invited along to primary 7 to hear about their WW2 topic as WW2 is his favourite topic: “they mostly showed me about the battle of Britain and showed me some posters like the God Save the King poster”. Primary 7 were surprised about how much information James knew about WW2.

Primary 3a were delighted that Sam returned to class after his little accident, we missed him.

Our piece of writing this week was called “A Thinking Christmas”. Bruce says: “We discussed the good side of Christmas and the bad things that may happen to other people around the world at this time of year.” Isla says: “We talked about different categories including presents, food, decorations and family.” Heather says: “Homeless people don’t have a chance to celebrate Christmas like us.” Evan says: “We thought about people that may not have food, money or that may be an orphan who do not have a family to spend Christmas time with.” Luca Fr says: “I felt very sad for these people”. He agreed with Elle that we are “so lucky.”

We have just returned from an exciting morning in the kitchen. Jessica says: “In the kitchen we were making pastises. We had a choice of cheese or onion, or both.” Cara says: “We had the choice to make our pastises into different shapes like triangular or squared.” We are all looking forward to tasting them later on today.


P3A 16.11.18


We have enjoyed writing stories and acting out plays about the  Three Billy Goats Gruff.

I like when we worked with our partners to act out different parts of the story. We love to show our ideas to the rest of the class ( Lexi)

We also developed our Technology skills this week. I made a playground using a variety of folding and cutting techniques. I had a slide and a roundabout. (Cara)

Some of the ideas worked well but we need to work on some of our skills. ( Eleanor)


Some of the class made power point presentations to share their learning with others.

Bella made a power point about how to be healthy.

My dad helped me. He did the writing but I came up with all the ideas. I told the class about what to eat to keep healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. I will now help my class to make their own power points during ICT time.

Ayyan also made a power point presentation:

To be healthy we all have to do sports such as basketball, football and badminton. We also have to eat lots vegetables, fruit, some dairy and only a tiny bit of candy. I really enjoyed this activity and hope that I taught everyone lots of things about good health.

Sam’s power point was also about our healthy lifestyle topic:

I told everyone about the health triangle. At the top of the health triangle there is food. Another side has exercise and the final side has attitude. We must have a healthy balanced diet, lots of exercise and a good attitude to be healthy.

Jessica made a power point about our recent topic on the Ancient Egyptians. My power point was about what the ancient Egyptians ate and wore. I also said that they were great mathematicians. I really enjoyed making this. My next presentation will be on Health







P3A 9.11.18

We have been discussing how to live a healthy lifestyle. (Elle)

It is important to have a happy attitude and laugh a lot. (Warren)

We must all try to keep fit by going to football, gymnastics, dancing, swimming or other sports. (Evan)

To be healthy you need to eat a balanced diet. I like to eat bananas, apples, cucumber and carrots. (We have also been learning where to put commas when we’re writing a list) Lauren

I think it’s important to have a good sleep, so I go to bed early on a school night. (Molly)

We enjoyed writing this week. My story was about going into a pyramid and finding treasure but also a mummy! ( Heather)

I got lost in a pyramid. It was dark and I slipped on some sand on to a lever which opened the case of gold. (Tia)

In Maths, the Spheres have been improving their multiplication skills. I am busy learning the two and the four times tables. (Bruce)

The Cylinders and Spheres have been learning about 3D shapes and their properties. We have been looking at 3D shapes in our environment.

You can see cones at the ice-cream shop and cylinders at the shops. They sometimes hold soup. My fridge is a cuboid. (Dylan)


Primary 3A are enjoying their learning.

This week I have enjoyed using the Comprehension Box. I like to try to get the questions right and mark the answers myself. My favourite text so far is ‘Why does a Zebra have Stripes’   (Jessica)

I love the multiple choice questions. I enjoyed reading ‘How the Elephant got its Trunk’ (Cara)

The comprehension box is fun. I liked reading ‘Green Spit’ (Sam)

I like to be independent and mark my own work. We put the scores on a table at the back of our Literacy jotter. (Bruce)

I like using all the different cards and marking my answers. I enjoyed reading ‘Floating Egg Tricks’ (Leaah)

I really like doing comprehension activities. I really liked ‘Big Elephants and Small Mice’ (Bella)

I enjoyed hearing different versions of   Little Red Riding Hood and then   writing my own version. I like having a bad ending for the wolf! (Isla)

In my story the woodcutter bashed the wolf on the head! (Hollie)

I loved writing about Little Red Riding Hood. At the end the woodcutter chops down the wolf! (Harry)

In maths we were learning odd and even numbers and how to make patterns with them. It is good fun. (Luca Fi)

In PE, Mr Judge has been teaching us stamina skills. We played lots of different games including Octopus Tig (Eleanor) We were doing all sorts of games in the gym hall like tig and jumping (Evan) Outdoors I enjoyed Fortnight tig (Luca Fr)

I’m really enjoying the Ancient Egyptian topic. I like to work with my partner to answer questions. Yesterday I found lots of information about Egyptian gods. (Elle)

P3 A

  • This week in Maths we have been learning about subtraction and how we can exchange tens into units to help us. We carried out lots of practical activities to help us with our learning. (Leaah)
  • We having been trying hard to improve the presentation of all our written work. We are now much better at laying out all our calculations neatly in our numeracy jotter.
  • In our Resilience lesson we heard a story about Beatrice who never made mistakes. However one day she did make a mistake when she was at a talent show. (Elle)

She picked up pepper instead of salt for her juggling act. (Emilia)

The hamster sneezed and the water balloon fell on top of her head! (Cara)

She looked up at the hamster on top of her head and started to laugh.

Everybody in the audience laughed with her. (Jessica)

She realised then that it was ok to make mistakes.

She went ice skating with her friends and wasn’t afraid to fall over. (Bella)

We talked about times we made mistakes and how often we learned from these mistakes.

  • We were very happy today when Mrs McGuigan gave us 10 minutes extra playtime for being one of the quietest classes in Assembly. (Warren) We have all been working hard on our good manners and have been remembering to show respect to everyone in the school community. (Evan)

Mrs Wilson is delighted with all our hard work and very good behaviour. ( Eleanor)