P3A had a really enjoyable Word Book Day. Here’s some of the photos from our day.
We made origami bookmarks and did a treasure hunt based on the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. After break, some of us exchanged our tokens for books and the rest brought them home to be used in a shop. We enjoyed a visit from Mrs Barker who read some stories to the class. It seems a lot of the class are very fond of our current class novel ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ as we had lots of magical characters in our room today…thankfully, ‘You Know Who’ didn’t cause too much havoc!
The P3 teachers were also entertained for the day trying to figure out how to sit down in our costumes. Life isn’t easy being a crayon….
P3A visited the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday as part of our ‘Elements of Art’topic. The kids took part in a workshop called ‘Does a portrait need a face?’ They were all really engaged and had lots of interesting ideas about the paintings. The staff at the NPG really praised the kids about their enthusiasm and ideas!
We really enjoyed creating our festive decorations using cross stitching. The kids were super at helping each other and kept trying even if they found it tricky! Thanks to the parents helpers and Mrs Mehmood who helped us, especially to thread needles! The kids did a great job and can’t wait to bring home their decorations for the holidays.
Primary 3 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Langhill Farm today. They got to see how a dairy farm works and how the cows and calves are looked after every day. They learned a lot about dairy products, how much cows eat every day and how cows are milked. They even all got to try milk Charlotte the plastic cow!
P3A took to the outdoors today to scavenge for leaves for an animal art activity. Needless to say, a massive pile of leaves keeps 30 kids happy and entertained for quite a while! Here’s a snapshot of some of our leafy creations from this afternoon
*No Grandmas were harmed in the making of this medicine* Continuing with our instruction writing and linking to our recent class novel ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’, P3A created a concoction of our own. We talked about the order we would put in our ingredients and what our bossy sentence would be as we made our medicine! We all tried a spoonful at the end, thankfully with no side effects apart from a mini sugar rush. But that just gave us extra energy to do our instruction writing!
P3A ventured to Pizza Express for their first class trip this year to become professional pizza chefs for the day! There we met Dexter who helped us follow the steps to make our very own tasty cheese pizzas. The rain held off long enough for us to sit outside and enjoy a slice or two before we went back to school. A big thank you to Hamish’s mum, Leo’s mum, Annie’s mum and Mrs Mehmood for accompanying us on a thoroughly enjoyable trip.
We have been focusing on instruction writing in primary three this term. We have been learning about ‘bossy verbs’ and other features of instruction writing. We followed the instructions to conduct the experiment Make a Mess… There was lots of glitter, laughter, excitement, foam, goo, sticky fingers, a strong smell of vinegar and (thankfully) some table cloths!
P3A went outdoors to practise their counting.Using chalk we drew lots of empty number lines and hopscotches and practised counting forwards and backwards as we jumped. We worked
in pairs and small groups and gave each other a starting number to count forwards or backwards from…some of us even counted in 2s, 5s and 10s as we hopped too!