Kirknewton Primary School

Kirknewton Primary 3 w/c 26 November 2018


This week in Primary 3 we have had a very busy week.  Keep reading for a glimpse of some of the exciting activities we have been up to!

Numeracy:  We have been looking at dividing and the different strategies that we can use to divide a big number into smaller numbers.  We are able to use grouping, sharing or repeated subtraction to help us divide up numbers.  We have also started practicing our 3 times tables – maybe parents and carers at home would like to test us to see how we are doing?!

In Maths, we have been finishing up our time topic and next week we will be moving onto money.  If you have the opportunity to allow your child to help pay for items or try to add up the cost of things at home, this would help to support the work we are doing in class.

Literacy:  In our writing on Monday, we started looking at the layout of letters, both formal and informal.  We worked together with a partner to identify common features that all letters share, together with working out the differences between the different types of letter.  We will be looking at letters over the next 2 weeks and will finish off by writing our own examples of letters, both formal and informal.

In Health & Wellbeing with Miss Cowie, we spent some time thinking about how we could make ourselves look friendly.  We discussed how we knew someone was friendly, for example by smiling and with good eye contact.  We looked at our own faces in the mirror to see how we looked when we smiled and tried our best to draw ourselves like this.

We also started our new topic this week which is Toys.  We had a really interesting discussion during which the class came up with some excellent questions for us to think about, including “what is the next big thing in toys” – I think we all wish we knew the answer to that question!  Next week we are going to work in small collaborative groups to choose a toy which we will research and find out more about.

We also had a PE specialist, Matthew Lewis, who came in to visit us from Livingston Rugby Football Club.  Matthew has been in for 2 sessions so far and will be coming in for one more next Monday – your child should bring outdoor clothes on Monday to allow us to play rugby out in the playground during this last session.  Some of the children in the class expressed an interest in taking up rugby as a hobby, and Matthew is going to provide us with more information on Monday should your child express an interest in this.

Finally, we have spent a considerable amount of time this week practicing our songs for the P1 nativity.  We are helping out with choral duties for the nativity, and the class have been working very hard to improve their singing this week.  The songs are sounding lovely and I am very sure that P3 will do an excellent job on the day.



  1. Primary 3 you sound like you have been having a very busy time!

    Thank you so much for being our choir. Your singing is sounding fantastic and you are helping us so much!

    Ms Payne and Primary 1

  2. Wow! What a lot of learning Primary 3. Your toys topic sounds brilliant!

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