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Our First Term in P3

P3 have been exceptionally busy in their first term of Primary 3. Here is a wee snapshot of what we have been up to:

LITERACY

We have been learning to include VCOP in our writing to make it magical, magnificent and extremely delightful (some of the words P3 have added to our WOW wall!). We have also been making posters thinking about layout, key information and making them eye-catching!

We have read some very funny books like The Twits and There’s a Pharaoh in my Bath!

NUMERACY

We have spent a long time deepening our understanding of number and increasing the range of numbers we know. We are now read to move on to looking at addition and subtraction strategies! Yay!

MATHS

We have been enjoying working with 2D and 3D shapes and moving on to using directional language. We have been using angles, compass points and grid references to help us follow and give directions. We even created our own town map to help us!

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

We looked at and worked on developing our growth mindsets. We thought about mistakes and how they are a part of learning, discussed the learning pit and what is says about how we learn, and found out about successful people who never gave up! We have also been focussing on the value of respect and we will be continuing to grow a garden of respect in our classroom!

TECHNOLOGY

In ICT we have been practising out Google Doc skills. We looked at changing fonts, using old and underline and even adding pictures! We created tremendous posters that we are very proud of!

SOCIAL STUDIES

As you probably know, P3 were discovering all about Ancient Egypt. We became Egyptians! We made papyrus paper, mummified tomatoes, wrote in hieroglyphs and used Egyptian numbers and even danced like Egyptians! We also found out lots about Egyptian Gods, Tutankhamun and ever held ACTUAL Egyptian artefacts at the Museum! We have thoroughly enjoyed our topic, so much so, that we are going to be doing our assembly after the October break on it!

FRENCH

We have been learning all about the days of the week, months of the year and numbers to 31 in French. We will soon be able to say the date each morning! How exciting. Also, we found out lots about the country France on European Languages Day! C’est super!

Here are a selection of photos from the term. I have everyone has a lovely relaxing week! 🙂

P6 Update!

P6 have been very busy this term learning all about World War 2 for social studies! We visited Edinburgh Castle to find out all about the Poppy and did some exploring of the castle and National War Museum! We had Field to Fork in teaching us about farming during the war, rationing and we made Woolten Pie using ingredients that would have been available at the time.

For numeracy, we have been developing our strategies and problem solving skills for addition and subtraction and now are moving on to look at these skills for multiplication and division!

In literacy have been developing our research skills as well: taking notes from a variety of sources; double checking internet information; skimming and scanning; and doing our own independent research.

We have learnt a lot about light and electricity as part of our science learning this term. We took part in lots of experiments and created Morse Code machines using our knowledge of circuits!

Recently, as part of our RME we have been finding out about Judaism and their festival Hanukkah. We even played a driedel game with P3!

We were very lucky yesterday that we had visitors from ABEL join us to teach us all bout resilience and how our emotions can affect how we think and feel. We have been thinking a lot about our emotions and respecting the people around us in HWB and this brought all of those ideas together. It was a very positive day.

Finally, P6 will be having an open session to share our learning from our WW2 project in the New Year – look out for an invite to our ‘street party’ soon!

(Apologies for not many images – I am having some conflict with the class camera!)

 

P4 Made £5 Grow!

P4 held a market in the school hall today as one of the final stages of their Make £5 Grow project with Virgin Money.

Lots of us sold our handmade products, such as: bookmarks, art kits, tattoos and face paints, baking, woodwork, plants, jewellery and much more!

We are almost at our target and with more selling to be done we are feeling really positive about our achievements! Thank you also to those who have been helping us and showed support at the market today!

Final profit total to follow!

P4 Titanic Posters

In P4, we have been looking at the different passengers that were on the Titanic, and how social class made a big difference to the conditions that people experienced on board the Titanic.

In groups, P4 researched using books and online to find out about a social class and presented to the rest of the class.

They looks AMAZING!

UPDATE!

All East Lothian Council schools, nurseries and specialist education provision will re-open tomorrow (Monday).
 
We are working closely with providers who transport pupils from more isolated rural areas (outwith towns and villages) to and from our schools. Transport providers will contact parents directly if there are any difficulties collecting pupils from these locations due to road conditions.
 
There has been a huge amount of effort by our teams to clear snow from pathways – thanks to parents and residents for their assistance with this.
 
Please be aware of surface conditions given the low temperature. Ensure children walking to school have appropriate footwear and are dressed to the conditions. In the interests of the safety, children and young people should go straight into the school building on arrival.

It’s still snowing! We miss you !

Good morning everyone!

Hope you are all safe and warm! Your teachers have been working hard during these snow days to plan some fantastic learning for you , so hopefully we will be seeing you all on Monday.

P4-7 – hope you are doing lots of lovely reading – remember to use ARbookfinder online to check if a book is on AR.

p1-3 – carry on with any reading book you have or enjoy a comic or magazine.

We do hope you have been getting creative in the snow – send us your photos so we can put them on our blog!

 

Take care everyone.

Mrs G 🙂