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P3 Problem Solving with straws

We had lots of fun today solving the problem Straw Squares. We had 20 straws. The challenge was to make as many squares as possible. The winning group had 82 small squares. We enjoyed finding the hidden squares.  Here are some of our solutions as we tried them out. Look closely ; Are they all squares?

Ask P3B about Loose Parts play today

We had a fantastic time creating vehicles for Mrs. Thomson to travel in using the Loose Parts play. Everyone used their imagination. Mrs. Thomson was impressed by our team work, our imaginative ideas for powering the vehicles and our safe handling of all the equipment. One of the vehicles even moved!! Well done Zander and Jack for that invention.

We are also sure that the Sustainability Squad will be pleased by the tidy cupboard.

Look out for our photos on the Sustainability Squad pinboard.


Challenging our Mindset

We had to build a tower with 6 pieces of newspaper. We got through it by working together. We had to keep on trying. We had to be resilient. We had to help each other, listen to each other, share ideas and come to an agreement.

Some ideas we tried didn’t work.

The challenge was to build the tallest tower that was strong enough to hold a small teddy. Our towers are strong and stable.



P3B Health Display

Look at our amazing crayons. Every colour is unique, just like us.

We have been learning about our strengths and sharing our talents and the things we enjoy.

We read the story of Invisible Sam and have thought of ways we can talk to ourselves to help us to feel good about ourselves e.g. everyone makes mistakes, I will try harder next time.

Tonight we have taken home a home activity to share our thoughts on what makes us unique with our adults. We are looking forward to seeing the positive things our adults say about us too.


P3B Sustainability Squad Pledge

Our Sustainability Squad asked every class to make a pledge after their Sustainability assembly.

P3B pledged to tell their adults about how long it takes for plastic to rot away and to encourage their adults to recycle plastic.

Each pupil has made a leaflet to take home to explain more about this. Our leaflets will be in our school bags today.

Four leaflets were chosen to give to the Sustainability Squad; Well done Ada, Hope, Willow and Dylan

Scientist checking the reliability of our senses

P3 have been finding out about our senses and asking the question; How reliable are our senses?

We looked at optical illusions and watched a clip where our sense of sight was tricked when we were focusing on counting the basket ball passes.

We listened to musical instruments with our eyes closed. Could we tell what instrument it was? Could we hear where the sound was coming from when the instrument stopped playing?

Today we used our sense of smell to identify smells. Was it easier to tell what the smell was with eyes open or closed?