# P3a and P3b’s Fabulous News!

IDL:  This week we have learned a lot about castles. We learned that shields represent different families and we created our own shields.  We looked at different animals, colours and patterns and what they mean. P3b are in learning teams and have created their own team shield and names.

Maths:  We have been learning about different shapes using the words sides, corners and angles to describe them.  We have been looking at square, circle, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, semi circle, octagon, pentagon.  We had to sort pentagons and hexagons by colouring.

Poetry:  We read a poem called the Bogus Boo and it told us what it looked like.  It had lots of adjectives and rhyming words  We drew a picture of the Bogus Boo using our imagination.

# P3a and P3b’s Weekly update

Yesterday we saw Sleeping Beauty pantomime:

We thought it was :

• Wonderful!
• Fantastic!
• Brilliant!
• Great!
• Fandabbydosey!
• Exciting!

…because

• there was a happy ending
• it was funny
• there were lots of jokes
• it was a different story from the normal one
• they had songs we knew
• it was sometimes scary
• it was good to explore the story and the characters
• it was very creative

Literacy (Poetry)

We did our poetry competition in class this week.  As a class we voted for 2 people to go into the final.  We looked for people that had

• good eye contact
• good actions
• good memory to remember their poem
• a good voice with expression
• to be resilient – they had a go!

IDL:

We enjoyed making a moving gatehouse. We learned that the drawbridge can do up and down and that there is a portcullis which keeps people out and is double defence.  The drawbridge also goes over the moat and keeps out the enemies.

# P3a and P3b’s Wonderful School News

This week we have started our new topic Castles.  We looked at a picture of a castle and wrote down what we saw, what we thought and what we wanted to find out about it.  We wrote questions because we wanted to find out the answers.

Some of the questions included:

• Who built the castles?
• When does a drawbridge open and close?
• How long ago were castles built?
• Did these castles have canons?
• Did they have pets?
• Why did they have castles?
• What was the castle made out of?
• What did the people eat?
• Why was there water in a room at the top of the castle?
• Why do the men have bows and arrows and axes?
• What is a jester?

In literacy we have made a list poem called ‘The Wizard’s Pocket’.  We were using adjectives to describe a noun.  This makes the sentence interesting.

In maths we have been working on tallying and making bar graphs using these.

We have been practising learning our usernames and passwords and logging on and off our new chrome books.

We have been collecting counters  for showing the school values.  The counters will be counted up at the end of the months and the winning house will get a reward.

# P2-4 Party!

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that P2, P2/3, P3 and P4 have their party on Thursday morning. Pupils are welcome to come to school in their party clothes, but if you wish you can provide them with their school clothes to change into after the party.

We look forward to lots of fun and dancing!

# Expressive Arts After School Activities

I wish to inform you of an exciting, new, after-school Arts Programme which has started in Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School in partnership with East Lothian Council Arts Service. All pupils are encouraged to attend a weekly programme of arts activities run by specialist tutors, enabling skills development in the following areas, music, dance and drama.

Studies have shown that regular participation in organised arts activity is linked to raise educational attainment and improved health and wellbeing in children. Every pupil at the school has been allocated a place on the programme. Pupils are allocated one day and one activity by the school for the 2018 autumn term. Each new term, pupils will change activity so that they are able to experience all three art forms over the course of the academic year.

All activities are offered free of charge.

We currently still have spaces available in the sessions listed below. If you have not already signed up to one of the activities and would like to attend please collect a form from Nurture Room 2.

Tuesday    3.20-3.55pm    Dance    P3 and P4

”            3.20-3.55pm    Drama   P3 and P4

”             3.20-3.55pm    Music    P3 and P4

”            4.00-5.15pm    Dance    P5, P6 and P7

”            4.00-5.15pm    Drama    P5, P6 and P7

Wednesday 2.45-3.15pm    Drama    P1 and P2

”         3.20-3.55pm    Dance    P3 and P4

”         4.00-5.15pm    Dance    P5, P6 and P7

”         4.00-5.15pm    Drama    P5, P6 and P7

”         4.00-5.15pm    Music     P5, P6 and P7

Thursday    3.20-3.55pm    Dance    P3 and P4

”         3.20-3.55pm    Music    P3 and P4

”         4.00-5.15pm    Drama    P5, P6 and P7

”         4.00-5.15pm    Music     P5, P6 and P7