Primary 3 had a brilliant time this morning with some Mums and Dads. We got to show off our skills by teaching our adult how to play lots of different numeracy games. Thanks to all who came to see us, we so enjoyed having you to visit.
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This week in Primary 3 we have been learning about suspension bridges. We used straws, card and string to try and make a mini suspension bridge and compare how heavy a load it could carry compared to a simple beam bridge. Great team work from our P3’s as they thought about how to make the suspension bridge work and investigated its properties.
Here is one of the children in our class showing us the amazing aqueduct he built at home. Wow! Thanks for bringing it in – it looks amazing 🙂
We have been learning about the Romans and their bridge building skills as part of our topic on bridges in Primary 3. Arches feature in a lot of bridges and we have seen in our classroom experiments why they are such a good shape for carrying loads.
This week in Primary 3 we were pleased to have a visit from Ian Sutherland who came in to talk to us about architecture in relation to our topic on bridges. Ian told us about the role of an architect and shared with us some of the projects he has worked on, including designing the abutments for the new Queensferry Crossing. We were really interested to hear about what architects do and we saw how important team work is when Ian showed us a photograph of all the people who had worked to complete a bridge. It was fascinating to hear about the process of designing a bridge and what things need to be considered.
It has been really inspiring to have these visits from Michelle and Ian about civil engineering and architecture. It’s a great opportunity for P3 to see how the skills of team work, design and problem solving that we are practising in class in our topic on bridges are the same skills that our parents are using everyday.
Please find above , a summary of the day and some feedback from last week’s ELC Youth Summit
Delighted to come back to school after the snow days last week and hear about all of the interesting projects that Primary 3 did at home. Lots of fantastic research into bridges and great stories of various snow building creations. Wonderful work on spellings and Maths too 🙂 Thanks Primary 3.
Here is a photograph of one of our P3s and the replica 3D arch bridge that he built at home using cardboard. It looks amazing!