# Primary 3 Drama

In P3 we have been using drama in Health and Well-Being this week to explore different ways to deal with loneliness in the playground. Primary 3 have come up with brilliant ideas both for helping people who are feeling lonely and left out as well as ways to help yourself if you are feeling lonely or left out. Each small group has created and acted out a scene showing a playground situation where someone feels left out. The groups have then used their acting skills to show us all how the problem could be solved so that everyone feels included.  Super creativity, problem-solving and fantastic acting!

# P3 Topic Work

A busy afternoon in Primary 3 working in groups to research and make posters about life in Ancient Egypt. Fantastic team work with everybody involved in finding out more about hieroglyphics, the River Nile, the process of mummification, early farming and Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses.

# Primary 3 Maths Scotland Week

This week in P3 we have been enjoying new challenges for Maths Scotland Week. We have been out in the playground using things we could find to create a picture of the 2x table. We have also played outdoor games matching questions and answers together. We used Maths in our topic work to explore how many blocks would be needed to build pyramids of different heights. This got tricky the taller we wanted our pyramids to be. This helped us appreciate how amazing the real pyramids in Egypt are and how much Maths has been used in building them.

# P3 & P4 celebrate Christmas together!

Thank you Primary 3 & 4 for making the Christmas party so much fun. Your Circassian Circle dance was terrific!

# Still life of fruit in the style of Cezanne

As part of our health topic we have looked closely at fruit. Primary 3 have used oil pastels and colour blending to create pictures in the style of Paul Cezanne. What a beautiful display in our art gallery. Well done everyone.

# What is a quarter?

Primary 3 have been working hard to understand ‘a quarter’ in all sorts of different ways. We could show a quarter with elastic bands on one board, but not the other…can you explain why?

# P3 have been learning about shapes.

Our challenge was to make shapes within shapes, using six long straws and six short straws.

# Science in P3

ELPS P3 May 2015 key outcomes dataLast Monday, Donald, Tamsin’s dad lead the P3s in a “getting to know your bacteria session”!
We all used clickers to answer questions from the Interactive Whiteboard on bacteria. It was a bit like ask the audience in “Who wants to be..” There was some surprising answers! We could see the results on a block graph which showed us how clever we were.
Next we took samples using a cotton bud from either ourselves, shoes, objects in the room. We could sample 2 things. We rubbed the samples carefully on to special jelly that the bacteria like to eat. We made sure each sample kept to its own half. Donald took them away and put them in a cosy incubator so the bacteria would grow.
After 3 days we looked at the results… we were DARED to open the dishes! Donald took photographs of some of the dishes(plates) and told us lots of interesting facts about bacteria.
We then answered the same questions we were asked on Monday, we did so much better with our answers.
We had brilliant fun. Thank you Donald

# P3s visit to Smeaton

Despite the weather, P3 had a “best day ever” in the woods lead by Sam the East Lothian ranger and Mrs Gilmour. Sam showed the children how to make maps outdoors. Their challenge was to make a map of their journey to Smeaton from school using natural materials. Some brilliant designs!
Mrs Gilmour played Bat and Moth a listening game, then Claire and Wendy hid colourful woolly caterpillars for the children to find. Some were very hard to find as they were camouflaged just like real caterpillars.
We came back to school early as everyone was SOAKING! we got our wet clothes off and got warmed up with hot chocolate and marshmallows, Delicious!!
We’re off again next Tues 12th so here’s hoping the sun shines!!