# Sunflowers

This week we have planted sunflower seeds to take home and nurture.

Make sure you find a good place to keep your pot and remember to water it regularly.  Once the sunflower is a couple of centimetres high, move it to a bigger pot or plant it out in your garden.  Feel free to bring in any pictures of your plant and let us know how tall it is getting.

On Monday the 26th June, bring in a photo of your sunflower and tell us how tall it has grown!

# Times Tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

http://resources.woodlands.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

http://www.what2learn.com/home/examgames/maths/subtraction/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html

http://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/

At the start of our new topic we have been asking lots of questions about magnets and also sharing what we know.  We have started to experiment and test some of our ideas in preparation for making magnet games.

# Times Tables

We have been working hard on multiplication and division

# Nativity volunteer costume makers and baseball caps needed

Do you have old baseball caps at home? We could convert these into cockerel or owl heads. For our 2 owls – white and brown would be ideal, but other colours are possible. For the cockerel – white or green or brown would be great.

The costumes are simple. We are mainly asking the children to provide a t-shirt and trousers and we supply the rest. We already have several fantastic sheep, donkey and mice masks.

It would be a great help to us if a group of parents could come in next week to make 2 camel masks  and a cow mask (Mrs. Ryalls will have made one of each for you to copy) and to cover the baseball caps as owl eyes and a cockerel head.

Does anyone have

a onesie that would look like a dog?

onesies for our 2 cows?

black leotards for our 2 cats or cat costumes from Halloween?

a white judo suit for our snowy owl?

a grey tracksuit for our donkey?

Most of the children have animal roles so we shall require quite a few black or brown t-shirts.

PLEASE NAME ANY CLOTHING SENT IN.

Thanks =)

# Nativity Songs

Here are the songs for our nativity.  Try to spend some time each night learning them if you can.  Click on the green link below to access them in word or just have a look in this post.

primary-3-songs-for-born-in-a-barn

Song 1. SHH, DON’T WAKE THE BABY – (All)

Birds = Verse 1

I can waddle and quack, nibble and coo,

Flap my wings or tu-whit tu-whoo.

I can waddle and quack, You can too,

(Action)

Or cock-a-doodle-doo!

CHORUS:        There’s a baby in our stable now,

Shh, shh… don’t wake the baby.

Cows = Verse 2

I can swish my tail, chomp and chew,

Huff and puff and moo, moo, moo.

I can swish my tail, You can too,

(Action)

Or cock-a-doodle-doo!

CHORUS:

Cats – Verse 3

I can twitch my nose, purr and miaow,

Arch my back, I’ll show you how.

I can twitch my nose, You can too,

(Action)

Or cock-a-doodle-doo!

CHORUS:

Pigs – Verse 4

I can grunt and snort, snuffle and sniff ,

Wiggle my ears, just like this.

I can grunt and snort, you can too,

(Action)

Or cock-a-doodle-doo!

CHORUS:

Sheep – Verse 5

I can bleat and baa, shake my fleece,

Crunch and munch and stamp my feet.

I can bleat and baa, You can too,

(Action)

Or cock-a-doodle-doo!

CHORUS:

Song 2. IT’S A LONG WAY ON A DONKEY (All except small solo part)

CHORUS:        It’s a long way on a donkey,

It’s a long way to go,

It’s a long way on a donkey,

It’s a long and winding road.

Verse 1

I come from a town called Nazareth

In a place called Galilee.

I work for Joseph the carpenter

And his lovely wife, Mary.

CHORUS:

Verse 2

One day Joseph said to me

“My wife will have God’s son,

Mary will have this special child,

The holy, chosen one”.

CHORUS:

Verse 3

I carried the King to Bethlehem,

Jesus the chosen one.

I carried the King to Bethlehem,

Jesus Christ, God’s Son.

CHORUS:

Song 3. DON’T WORRY MARY (All angels)

Don’t worry Mary

You’re the special one,

Don’t worry Mary

You will have God’s son,

Don’t worry Mary

He will be a king,

Don’t worry Mary

Hear the angels sing.

Angels

CHORUS:        Mary, Mary,

We will look after you,

Mary, Mary,

God has chosen you.

Instrumental (Angels’ dance)

CHORUS:

Don’t worry Mary

You’re the special one,

Don’t worry Mary

You will have God’s son,

Don’t worry Mary

He will be a king,

Don’t worry Mary

Hear the angels sing.

CHORUS:

Song 4. NO ROOM, NO ROOM (P1 – Only)

Verse 1

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

There’s somebody at the door.

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

No room for any more.

(Repeat)

CHORUS:        No room, no room,

We’re full up,

No room, no room,

Verse 2

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

A traveller needs some sleep.

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

No room here since last week!

CHORUS:

Verse 3

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Mary needs some sleep.

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

There’s a stable going cheap.

CHORUS:

Song 5. WAKE UP SHEPHERDS! (P2 Only)

CHORUS:        Wake up shepherds,

Wake up shepherds,

Move to the beat,

Wake up shepherds,

Wake up and shake up shepherds.

REPEAT CHORUS

Verse 1

Out in the fields the sky shone bright,

Glory to God, a heavenly sight.

Out in the fields the sky shone bright,

Glory to God,

It gave us quite a fright!

CHORUS:

Verse 2

You’ll fi nd the King asleep on the hay.

To the King of the world,

Born today!

CHORUS:

Song 6. WE ARE CAMELS (ALL)

Verse 1

We may have knobbly knees,

Nostrils that flare

And peculiar humps on our back.

We might snuffle and spit,

Gurgle and hiss,

When we feel that we’re under attack!

Verse 2

We may flutter our eyes,

Pretend that we’re wise

And flash you a wonderful smile.

We might nibble and chew

For a moment or two,

Or lie in the sand for a while.

CHORUS:        We are camels, 1-2-3,

We followed the star,

We are camels, 3-2-1,

When you’ve got camels,

Who needs a car?

Repeat verses 1 & 2

CHORUS:        We are camels, 1-2-3,

We followed the star,

We are camels, 3-2-1,

When you’ve got camels,

Who needs a car?

When you’ve got camels,

Who needs a car?

Song 7. A star, a stable and me – (P3)

Verse 1

He didn’t choose to use a princess

Or a knight in shining armour

He didn’t use a guard of honour

A banquet or a castle

CHORUS:        But he chose me….

A star, a stable and me

All we had to do was be available.

Yes he chose me….

A star, a stable and me

All we had to do was be available.

Verse 2

He didn’t choose to use a mansion

A stately home or palace.

He didn’t use a crown of splendour

Or royal robes of colour.

CHORUS:

So tonight,

Under the star in this stable with me

Jesus is born

Under the star in this stable with me

Jesus is born

Song 8. BORN IN A BARN (All)

CHORUS:        Born in a barn,

A Bethlehem barn,

A beautiful baby boy.

Born in a barn,

A Bethlehem barn,

A bundle of Christmas joy!

Verse 1

The cows started mooing,

The doves started cooing

When Jesus was born in our barn.

The sheep started bleating,

The pigs stopped eating

When Jesus was born in our barn!

CHORUS:

Verse 2

The donkey was braying,

The hens were a-laying

When Jesus was born in our barn.

The owls were a-hootin’,

The cocks were doodle-a-doodlin’

When Jesus was born in our barn!

CHORUS:

Verse 3

The barn was a-singing,

The cowbells were ringing

When Jesus was born in our barn.

The world was awaking,

A new dawn was breaking

When Jesus was born in our barn!

CHORUS:

# 2D shapes

We have been doing some revision on 2D shape to help us when we start to look at 3D shapes.  Primary 3 were able to describe the sides and corners of each shape.  We then investigated to see which shapes can tile and what patterns you can make out of them.

We have been exploring different ways of measuring weight, volume and length.  Primary 3 had a great time and were able to use their knowledge of kg, m, cm and l in order to complete all the George’s Marvellous Medicine themed challenges.

# Gruesome Growing Grandmas

We have been making concertina versions of our favourite grizzly old grunion!  These will help us later in the week when we look at  comparing objects using words such as taller, longer, shorter, about the size of and begin to measure length.

If you can’t see yours here, try and get it finished this week and we’ll add it to the gallery.

# George’s Marvellous Medicine

We have been adding to our timeline for George’s Marvellous Medicine to help us to think about the story and the characters and to help us ask and answer questions about the book.  Grandma Gets the Medicine seems to be our favourite chapter so far!