We have had another busy week in P3. We have been learning how to read clocks but have tried a new teaching method using only one hand to read o’clock and half past times, so far it seems to be working.
We have done a lot of work on our magnets project, we have been learning some of the words related to magnets such as repel and attract and we investigated how the force felt with bar magnets and human magnets. We have also been experimenting with magnets in the classroom and have made games to discover if magnetism can travel through non-magnetic materials. We made mazes and a fishing game with our spelling words.
As it was Book Week Scotland this week we had a visit to the library on Monday, we heard the story of Thistle Street and learnt some Scottish words. All of us received a Read, Write, Count bag full of lovely items for us to take home, there are two lovely books, card games, story dice and a notebook and pencil.
We had a visit to the Playpod with P5 and had great fun using all the new equipment in very creative and imaginative ways.
Finally our writing this week followed on from our Friendship wreath last week, we wrote recipes for friendship soup. We had to decide which qualities we thought should go into our friendship soup recipe and how much of each ingredient, we then came up with a method to make our friendship soup. We wrote our recipes out and made them look wonderful so they could go on display.
We have finished our project work on the Egyptians and we finished in style. We presented our learning to the school with an Egyptian assembly and shared our learning with family and friends with an Egyptian open session. The children displayed excellent presentation skills in their assembly and were great at teaching their adults all the skills they have learnt during our open session.
We have also been remembering the fallen with our remembrance work, we visited the War Memorial in the village to have an understanding of the impact WW1 and WW2 had on our village.
Jake has been educating us all about football players and teams by sharing his detailed work from home.
For Halloween we looked at the Day of the Dead festival and learned about the customs and traditions which surround it, we then made our own sugar skulls.
For anti-bullying week we talked about the importance of friendship and the qualities which make a good friend. We then picked the five qualities which we think are most important and put them on a hand print and put them all together to make a friendship wreath.