P3A

Primary 3A – Term 2

Dear parents/ carers please find information below on what the children will be learning for the rest of this term as well as some activities and achievements that have already taken place since we returned after the October break.

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Literacy and English

In writing, we will be looking at creating our own poems. We will be practising rhyming and non-rhyming poems as well as acrostic poems. Children will be reading a variety of fiction/non-fiction books and poems linked to weather. We will also be focusing on note taking based on weather videos.

This term spelling will concentrate on different suffixes like –ing, -ed and –ly. Children will also practise to up-level a sentence using interesting vocabulary and connectives. We will also introduce synonyms and antonyms.

Numeracy and Mathematics

In numeracy, we will be focusing on interpreting data using diagrams, block graphs and pictograms. Children will also be learning to use grid references to locate and describe position.

In mental maths, we will keep focusing on addition and subtraction using number bonds, doubling and other strategies.  Children will be working on combining and partitioning numbers, counting in 3s and use 2x to solve multiplication problems.

Learning Across the Curriculum

Topic: Our mini topic this term will be all about “wacky weather”. Children will learn about extreme weather conditions. They will also learn to use and interpret basic weather symbols, to keep a weather diary and to talk about and understand seasons and climates.

Modern Languages: The children will continue learning French recapping general conversation and learn to tell the weather.

Expressive Arts- Nativity: This term we will be working hard on our Nativity to perform for all of our parents and carers.  We will be learning the songs in music and practising some drama techniques in class. We would appreciate your support in helping your child to learn their song words and, if your child has a speaking role, their lines at home.  We look forward to seeing you at the performance (details to follow).

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Home Learning: Homework will be given out on a Tuesday and should be brought back to school on a Monday.

Reading: Children will read every week during Guided Reading lessons. During reading discussions, we will be focusing on fiction books and poems. We will keep looking at different strategies for reading unfamiliar and longer words. Their home reading books will be changed on a weekly basis.

P.E: This year P.E. will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays for P3B and Mondays and Thursdays for P3A with Mr Murray. Please ensure children have their kit with them on those days to ensure they get the full benefit of lessons.

School Trip: We are pleased to announce that we have manage to book an exciting dinosaur workshop in the National Museum for both P3 classes, on the 10th (P3A) and 11th (P3B) of December. More details to follow soon!

Volcanic eruptions in P3A

Children absolutely loved learning all about dinosaurs and how they became extinct! As a nice ending to this exciting topic children were able to take part in a volcanic eruption in the classroom just by using playdough, washing liquid, bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar! Children loved experimenting with creating the volcanos by using plastic bottles and then mixing the ingredients!

            Welcome to Primary 3A!

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We are very much enjoying getting to know your children and we are really looking forward to an exciting year of learning ahead!

We had a great first trip to the Book Festival and children loved hearing from a ‘real-life’ author!

 

Please find information below on what the children will be learning for the rest of this term as well as some activities and useful information.

 

Literacy and English

In writing, we will be looking at researching and writing our own fact files. Children will be reading a variety of fact files all about dinosaurs and then writing up their own dinosaur fact files. We will also be focusing and distinguishing between factual and opinion statements.

This terms spelling will concentrate on the magic ‘e’, vowel diagraphs and compound words. Children will also continue to practice common words during lessons.

Numeracy and Mathematics

Our maths focus this term is 2D and 3D shapes . We will have opportunities to learn the  names and properties and how to describe these shapes. Watch out for shape hunts around the school!

In mental maths, we will be focusing on mental number bonds, doubling, adding and subtracting calculations. Children will also recap reading and writing numbers to 100, finding numbers before and after and counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Learning Across the Curriculum

Our first cross-curricular theme in Primary 3 is Dinosaurs. As a class, we have come up with lots of interesting dinosaur  related questions we would like to find out more about.Children will be learning the different dinosaur’s characteristics, their habitats and diets. We will also be looking at food chains and the difference between predators and prey.

In Modern Languages, the children will continue learning French recapping general conversation and learning French numbers, the weather, animals and food.

MAAD – Expressive Arts Project

P3 are MADD about Winnie the Witch. Children will be reading a variety of Winnie the Witch books and taking part in Music, Art, Drama and Dance activities that relate to the books.

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Home Learning: Homework will be given out on a Tuesday and should be brought back to school on a Monday. Home learning will include weekly reading, a choice of spelling activities along with a termly home learning wall with activities from across the curriculum.

Reading: Children will read every week during Guided Reading lessons. During reading discussions, we will be focusing on fiction and non-fiction features and fact and opinion statements. We will also be looking at different strategies for reading unfamiliar and longer words. Children will also get an additional reading book to take home. Their home reading books will be changed on a weekly basis.

P.E: This year P.E. will take place on Mondays and Thursdays for P3A with Mr Murray. Please ensure children have their kit with them on those days to ensure they get the full benefit of lessons. Please do label your child’s clothes as it makes it a lot easier to track down missing or lost items.

 

MADD Project

Children had a blast during this project! They had the opportunity to create their own show based on Winnie’s story “Happy Birthday Winnie”! Parents came to visit us and the feedback was great! Children made a humongous cake out of card paper to use on their performance! They also learned a couple of songs to perform during the show and made amazing artworks! Have a look below:

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