Primary 3 Update

Hello everyone, we hope this post sees you well.

We have had yet another exciting and busy week in P3!

Our Egyptian topic continues to amaze us. This week we have been learning all about the process of mummification. We selected pictures and put them into the correct order. We then had a look at some canopic jars (these were to store some of the organs from the body). Each jar was different and held a different body part. We learned about the heads of 4 canopic jars (different gods) and matched these to the correct body part. Finally, we learned more about what preservation means and started an experiment to see the mummification/ preservation process of an apple! We put half an apple into a salt and baking soda solution, and the other half into a water solution to see if there will be any difference to the way it is persevered. We are very excited to see what the results of this will be in a few weeks time.

Attached is a picture of our finished masks that we made with Miss Donaldson in Art. Don’t they look brilliant?!

In Writing this week, we have been continuing to work on our persuasive techniques and we created a poster to persuade people how important it is to follow the Covid rules. We were very impressed with the standard of work produced! Well done, P3!

In Reading, we have been learning about the role of the summariser, and finding some words that help to identify the main idea of a text.

In Numeracy, we have been learning some new strategies to help us with division. We learned about sharing and repeated addition on a number line. We are continuing to learn more strategies over the next few weeks.

Some reminders and things to note down-

  • PE will now be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Mr Williamson and Miss Smith will teach this on a Tuesday and Mrs Ferguson will teach on a Thursday.
  • Homework is due in this Friday (04.12.20)
  • Your child will be sent home with their login details for Seesaw this week and we would really appreciate it if you could practise logging onto this with them. Just scan the QR code in and that should take you to your child’s class page. We have been practising this in class so the children should know how to do this. Once logged on there will be a short activity for the children to complete and then submit to their teacher. We are going to be using Seesaw more often as a means of communication. If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

As always, thank you for the continued support. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if need be.

Mr Williamson and Miss Smith.

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