Category Archives: P3

Our Learning in Primary 3

The children in P3 learned so many different things this week even though it was a short one.

Danny and Anoosh  enjoyed looking at artwork by Steven Brown and creating their own pictures of animals.

Cameron and Aemelia learned how to gather, display and interpret data using tally marks and bar graphs.

Jessica and Amelia were very curious to learn about the ways plastic waste affects the creatures in the seas and the oceans. We discussed how we can help reduce plastic waste.

Aleeza’s favourite lesson this week was the Science lesson. She enjoyed learning about the three states of materials by making a mixture to grow crystals.

P3a’s Assembly

We had a great time presenting the assembly to our parents, family and friends this morning. Our assembly was on the value of “wisdom”. There was singing, dancing, drama and lots of stories. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our learning with everyone. We now know the difference between knowledge and wisdom and hopefully we will make wise choices in the future. Our teachers are very proud of us!

World Book Day

Happy World Book Day!

Today we celebrated World Book Day by “doing something booky”. We held a Book Swap in school which was a great success and enjoyed by all the children. Throughout the school, children took part in a wide range of creative activities including design a book token in the style of “oodles of doodles”. We looked at doodles from famous illustrators to get our creative juices flowing!

All classes will be taking part in a Treasure Chest Challenge over the next few weeks. Further details of this exciting competition to follow………

The winners of the Design a Door Book Jacket Competition were announced. Congratulations to :

Alana Miller (P2/1)

Evrynomi Mylonopoulou (P3a)

Patrick Cormack (P4a)

Kyle Craig (P4B)

Aimee Roulston (P5a)

Jemma Harrison (P5b)

Abbie Neil (P6a)

Ruby Wallace (P6b)

Finley Hunter (P7a)

Erin Parson (P7b)

We look forward to seeing your fantastic designs around the school very soon.

Remember, keep on reading!

Dinosaur Extinction

How many dinosaurs did you see on your way to school today?Primary 3a have been studying the different theories as to why dinosaurs died out. There are four theories:

  • an asteroid destroying the earth
  • volcanoes erupting
  • climate change
  • disease spread by insects

We had great fun modelling the asteroid theory out in the playground.

Primary 3a – 20.1.17

We have had another busy week in Primary 3a.

In topic maths we now know how to use a compass and can identify right angles around the classroom. In our number work we have been concentrating on subtraction.

We have enjoyed reciting our Scots poems. Our teachers are going to have a very difficult job choosing their top three to go through to the school competition next Thursday.

There was great excitement in class when it was announced that “Shark in the Park!” won the Bookbug Prize 2017. It is a worthy winner and was Williamston’s favourite during Book Week Scotland.

Jackie from NYCOS led a singing workshop yesterday. We learned about pulse, rhythm and beat and had lots of fun playing singing games. We also enjoyed singing Scots songs with Mrs Dare. Our favourite song was “Red Yoyo”.

Gavin from the Scripture Union came into school this morning to lead an assembly on Perseverance. He taught us that perseverance means never giving up. Back in class we created challenges which require perseverance. We are sure to have fun next week trying these challenges.

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P3b have a had a super week this week! We are loving our Katie Morag topic and learning all about life on an island. We have been learning about the characters and also using the atlas to search for the Island of Coll, which is where Katie Morag’s fictional island of Struay is based on! We also looked at Google Earth, searching for Livingston and Coll!

In maths we have been partitioning hundreds, tens and ones and we getting more and more confident with every activity! In literacy we have been developing our dictionary skills and applying our knowledge of ‘alphabetical order’. We have even started making our own P3b class dictionary!
Ask us to sing the French numbers song too, we have actions to build to 20!