Author Archives: Laura J Short


Happy New Year!

I have put up a few pictures from last term which I don’t think I posted before,

In Numeracy we were learning about Place Value. We used materials and had lots of good discussions about the subject . You can probably tell that from Zac’s expression. He made a mistake at the beginning of lesson and then made us laugh but although he had made a mistake his thinking was spot on and it led to a good discussion.Β  It was what we call a ‘learning mistake’ in Primary 3 where something we get wrong leads to better learning. Zac really contributed to our learning that day as he often does.Β  Well done Zac for showing us how what looks like a mistake can actually be smart thinking and for making us laugh because being relaxed and happy helps us learn too.Β  πŸ‘

We always learn most from the mistakes we make so don’t be embarrassed about making one. I am making them every day on Google Classroom so I know. Everyone else contributed reallyΒ  well too!

Some very famous and successful people have talked about the importance of making mistakes. Here are two:

β€œTHE only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.”—President Roosevelt.

β€˜Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.’
Albert Einstein






In Literacy we were looking for different kinds of nouns in our reading books.

Danielle , Zac and Thomas made good use of wet lunch time to write and draw.


Everyone has been working really hard and playing well too!

Missing you all so come on for a chat on the stream on Google Classroom!  ☺️

πŸŽ… Merry Christmas from Primary 3 πŸŽ…

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Here are some of the things Primary 3 have been doing over the festive season!

We had Christmas lunch. Thanks to everyone at the dinner hall.

We learned about Christmas in Germany and drew Christmas trees.

Freddie’s Tree

Cara’s Tree



We were also visited by elves who enjoyed our cosy classroom fire.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

🎁 Literacy and Numeracy Friday 11th December 2020 🎁

WeΒ  areΒ  still working on Literacy and Numeracy in class.

We have been writing acrostic poems, reading and learning to spell. Everyone has been trying hard to make their jotter work neat and accurate.

We have been learning about Place Value and Number Words in Numeracy.

Thomas made a lovely poster of the number words at home.

Cara is writing tally marks to match the number name.

Lots of people have been working really hard in theirΒ  jotters.





🎁 Christmas Friday 10th December 2020 🎁

🎁    We have been making Christmas decorations to decorate the hall and our class.    🎁

This is our frieze for the hall.

We also made Christmas tree wax resist paintings.

We made birds to decorate the school tree.

We have been learning about Christmas in Germany.

We watched a film about Christmas markets in Germany. The looked amazing!


Sadly, I have to report some very mischievous behaviour in class, but it hasn’t been the children!Β  Have a look at one of our visitors.

Have a lovely weekend!


🌈 Nouns Friday 27th November 2020

We have been learning about nouns in Literacy this week. We have done lots of different tasks to helps us to learn about nouns. We worked with a partner to find nouns in our reading books and sorted them into nouns which were People, Places and Things.Β 

Lachlan found the word ‘painting’ and we talked about how it could be a noun or a verb depending on the sentence. Grammar can be quite tricky!

Here are the children learning about nouns and developing their reading skills:

🌈 Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes Friday 13th November 2020

We couldn’t celebrate Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes quite the same way as usual, but we had a lovely activities afternoon and made some lanterns and skull masks.

We read Hallowe’en stories and poems. We learned about the history of Guy Fawkes. We learned about Fire Work Safety and read and discussed an acrostic poem about fireworks. We coloured in rockets.

🌈 Have a great weekend !