Spanish, Prismatic Winds and Computer Game Characters (P3A)

In Numeracy and Maths this week we have been learning to subtract a two-digit number from a two-digit number. We have been subtracting the tens and then subtracting the units. Some of us have been learning to subtract single digits and teen numbers bridging a multiple of 10 and some of us have been learning to use a written method to subtract three-digit numbers. This week we also revised finding quarter past and quarter to times whilst some of us calculated time durations. We also worked in pairs to make clocks for our time display and we created images in a similar style to Salvador Dali. We made our own imaginative landscapes and added unusual clocks telling o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to times.

On Monday afternoon we had two sets of visitors in P3A! Firstly, Miss Baillie and two of our school’s Language ambassadors came along to our classroom to teach us Spanish as part of Scotland Loves Languages Week. We listened to ‘The Gruffalo’ in Spanish, learned parts of the body and we learned how to count to five. On Friday we also learned how to tell the weather in French with Miss Harrison. We listened to a French weather song, watched the weather episode on High Five French, played different weather games and drew the correct weather to match the words in French.

Our second set of visitors on Monday afternoon was Prismatic Winds, a wind quintet. They played the French horn, oboe, clarinet, flute and bassoon and we really enjoyed listening to their different songs. They performed the theme tune to The Simpsons, a song from The Greatest Showman and a song from Disney. We explored the different instruments and discussed which ones were the quietest, loudest, slowest and fastest.

In Literacy this week we have been practising our spelling, exploring common nouns and learning to create our own characters. On Wednesday afternoon, Miss Harrison showed us two of the first ever computer games. Afterwards, we created our own computer game characters and listed words to describe their appearance, skills and abilities. On Thursday we used our planning sheets to write about our own computer game characters. We were able to use adjectives to describe our characters and we were able to use joining words to link our sentences together.

Thank you for reading our blog post. We hope that you have a lovely long weekend.

P3A and Miss Harrison xxx