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Busy Learners in Primary 3

Lots of learning taking place this week in Primary 3!

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From Mrs Mackenzie getting told what she should be for Halloween, to creating a lesson underwater, using coins to pay for items, using SEAL materials to come up with our own games, learning about Owls, woodwork, and much more!

 

Primary 3 have also enjoyed exploring with the wood work tools in the Steam Cloud. Learning about the safety of each tool and how to use them properly.

There are many benefits of woodwork which include;

  • Emotional/Social: Sense of competence, confidence, responsibility, respect for self and others, respect for materials and safety
  • Physical: Hand-eye coordination, strength, and fine-motor control
  • Cognitive/Intellectual: Mathematical thinking (size, shape, volume, measurement, directionality, geometry), engineering skills, creativity, and inventiveness
  • Aesthetics: The smell and feel of wood, the dusty friction of sanding something smooth, the contrast of warm wood and cold metal

Primary 3 will become makers, tinkerers and engineers. We want our children to master science concepts, and they will have the opportunity to take part in real experiences.

As children become more skillful at using the tools, they solve problems, become flexible in their thinking and doing and confident about their abilities. The woodworking opportunities provides the potential to help children develop important skills in science, engineering, and mathematics and gain a sense of power, satisfaction and accomplishment.

 

 

 

Outdoor Learning Day!

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Outdoor time often provides the most memorable learning experiences and helps children to make sense of the world around them by putting their learning into a meaningful context.

Today all pupils took part in activities where they were building dens, creating art using our surroundings and exploring Minibeasts, as well as being challenged and taking risks!

We believe that every child should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development. The outdoor environment has a massive potential for providing learning opportunities. We are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by an environment rich in opportunities and we make full use of our local area, to enhance our educational provision.

“This is so much fun”- Jack

“When you are outside in the air you learn and see things differently” – Rebecca

“If you dig deeper and deeper you might find some treasure”- Jakub

“I am digging for Pirate treasure, it is gold and shiny” – ChiChi

“I have found a really big stick we can use that for the leader” – Jack

“If we attach St David’s flag to it (Leaders stick) then people will know who we are when we go out to the forest” – Ryan

 

 

Home Shared Learning

At St David’s, we know that parents and families are the biggest influence on their children’s development. Our Home Shared Learning approach is designed to support a home school partnership, which replaces traditional homework and creates an opportunity for families and school to work together, so that our children can do better.

Here is the Home Shared Learning grid for Primary 2 for the month of October.

Home Shared Learning Grid Template.doc

Home Shared Learning

At St David’s, we know that parents and families are the biggest influence on their children’s development. Our Home Shared Learning approach is designed to support a home school partnership, which replaces traditional homework and creates an opportunity for families and school to work together, so that our children can do better.

Here is a copy of this months Home Shared Learning grid for Primary 1.  A copy of this is being sent home today in your child’s homework folder along with a homework jotter.

October Home Shared Learning