Last week we created some wonderful character descriptions about Prince Leopold, did some data handling using tally marks and bar graphs, and looked at sources of light and reflective materials and clothing. We also enjoyed getting spotty on Friday for Children in Need!
This week we will practise reading information from bar graphs, start learning about the wonderful Hindu story of Rama and Sita, and will be starting something fun and exciting in P.E. with Mr Barrie! All this, as well as our usual Science, Music and Art activities. Another busy week!
Firstly, thank you to all those who managed to join us on Friday morning, and we hope you enjoyed the opportunity to share some of our learning in the classroom! There will be further opportunities in coming terms for those who were not able to make it this time.
Here are some comments from the visit:
“Lovely to see your classroom, and to read your creepy, scary story about the haunted house. BOO!”
“Wonderful, very busy class.”
“Had a great time and was good to see them doing so well in class and happy.”
“Really enjoyed our visit.”
Now to our news: Last week we created some excellent spooky drawings and descriptions of a haunted house, completed our work on measuring area, and started thinking about our new topic- forces- in science. We also brainstormed some ideas for our class responsibility for recycling in the school. This week we will begin our class topic Festivals of Light, and will be carrying on with our Autumn Maths activities.
P.3a had a very busy week, with Christmas (almost) coming early! Not only did we become Santa’s elves and start building our electric toys in Science, but we also designed our Christmas cards (based on symmetrical shapes) to a festive soundtrack! The gardening team helped Heather plant daffodils and crocuses in the courtyard and did some thorough weeding, while in class we looked at ‘open’ and ‘closed’ questions and created our ‘Learning Pits’ amongst other things.
This week we will be finishing our close look at the school values, with ‘Responsible’ being the final focus. We will be using our ORT books to create questions (rather than simply answer them!) and we will finally find out if our class novel hero Charlie makes it home for tea alive! Phew- our October holiday will be well deserved.
On Wednesday, P.3a had the opportunity to get up close to the Scottish Cup- the oldest national trophy in the world, and the oldest piece of silverware in association football.
P.3a had another busy week, with our first art session of the year with Ms Nikitik, having fun with percussion instruments with Ms Ireland, and building circuits using light-bulbs, motors and buzzers in Science with Mr Hogben!
We also looked closely at the school value of ‘achieving’, went on a hunt for symmetrical shapes in the school grounds with our P.5 buddies, and created wonderful new animals for our class novel using WOW words.
This week we have all sorts to look forward to, not least the fact that we will be welcoming members of Hibernian Football Club who are bringing the Scottish Cup to the school! Be ready for cup photos on Wednesday!