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Primary Three

 

We would like to welcome you to Primary 3A and 3B's class page and we hope that you find the information useful.

DATES TO REMEMBER





Term One


Photo coming soon!


 In P.3A, our class teacher is Mrs Ferguson (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs Magnay (Thursday and Friday).

 

 


 Mrs Ferguson


In P.3B, our class teachers are Miss Simonian and Mrs Graham (ON MATERNITY LEAVE).


Miss Simonian​

 

 


Mrs Graham


 



 

Our General Assistant is Mrs McKend and she helps in our classes most days.

 

 


 Mrs McKend

 

Stars of the Week

 

Every Friday, the teachers will choose one child from each class who has been working hard all week to be their Star of the Week.

WALL DISPLAYS
Click on the pictures below to look at our class displays as a slide show.​


 Class Displays


P3A​




P3B 

 




PE

 

 

In Primary 3A, our P.E days are Tuesdays and Fridays.

In Primary 3B, our P.E days are Mondays and  Tuesdays.

 

Your child will need shorts, t-shirt and trainers this term.  P.E kit should be clearly labelled with your child's name and class.  It would be helpful to have this in a named bag.  This should be brought in on a Monday and kept in school until Friday so that it can be taken home to be washed.  If your child has their ears pierced then could you please take them out on P.E. days or provide tape to cover them.  Micropore tape is good for this.  Our P.E. teacher is Mrs Duignan and she will work with our classes on Tuesdays.  This term we will be working on 'Small ball skills'.   We will continue to reinforce rules when working safely in the gym hall.

 


Homework

 

Please take time at home to practise spelling words, tricky words and number bonds.  We have provided you with a new timetable for Homework and we ask you to refer to this.

 

Please can you also refer to your child’s reading record and ’Handy Hints for Reading’ sheet to ensure that it is completed.

Please can you also ensure that you sign your child’s homework.  Comments are welcome too if your child has completed this well or if they have had any difficulties.

 

 

Language


 

 

We will assess your child’s recognition and spelling of previous Tricky Words early in the Term and from there we will set spelling groups.  It would be beneficial to practise words each week and from previous weeks with your child which will support your child’s reading and writing skills. It is also important for your child to learn Tricky words too which will help us with our reading and writing.  We will also be encouraging your child to write their own first names and surnames without support.   We will be reading lots of stories too and encouraging the children to retell their experiences with others and then write this in their writing tasks.  We are now aiming for children to write their sentences independently using capital letters and full stops where appropriate. We will also be encouraging your child to ’up-level’ their sentences by using connectives and including more detail.

 

The sounds for this term are:- ai, ay, ee, ea, ie and we will continue with our Tricky Words.


Numeracy

 

 


 

Each week children in all groups will work on 'timed' tests and mental flipcharts to help develop their skills in mental calcualtion.  This term we will focus on addition to ten and beyond, rounding HTU to the nearest 10, introducing the two and ten times table as well as revising o'clock and half past.  We will also be introducing area and grid referencing.   We will also continue to work on our 'Mental Agility' workbooks which reinforces lots of the new concepts taught.

 

 

Expressive Arts

 

 

 

This term we will be designing and creating games which will be linked to our new topic of 'Magnetism' such as food characters.  We will also be creating portraits.

Miss Crombie will continue to introdue your child to various songs. throughout the term. 

 

 

Health and Wellbeing


 

 

In P.E. we will be working with Mrs Duignan to support and improve the children’s co-ordination skills, flexibility and strengthening their core muscles by actively taking part in our 'ball skill' sessions.  One important factor is to encourage each child to dress for P.E. and bring the appropriate kit.

 

It will be vital this term that we set new classroom rules and routines so that your child feels safe and also so that we create a sound learning environment.  We are also encouraging new friendships by involving children in different group activities and group settings. In our Health topic we will be exploring the topic of 'feelings and relationships'.  Our Health will be delivered by Mr Kilpatrick in both classes.  

 

 

Religious and Moral Education

 

This term we will be be reinforcing the school rules as well as setting new class rules to make our learning environments safe. We will also be introducing the children various stories about Jesus as a Healer.  The children will also be learning about churches and where Christians go to pray.  They will also be introduced to the Sikh religion and find out about the Gurdwara, where Sikhs go to worship their God.  The children will be able to discuss and compare the similarities and differences between the Christian and Sikh places of worship.

Social Studies and Science

 


This term we will be learning about 'Magnetism' and 'Forces. The children will also get the opportunity to investigate what materials magnets are attracted to.  They will also create their own Magnetic Game.
  

 

Magnets - Term One Topic​

Below is a link which will allow you to explore Magnetism.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqCiY7MAT2U&safe=active



French


This term we are going to be revising basic commands and reinforce concepts from Primary Two.  We will also be finding out where France is and introducing the children to numbers 0 -10.  The children will also be finding out how to ask a person how old they are and be able to answer this question.



Technologies



This term we will be continuing to use the '2Simple' program to develop various mouse control and keyboarding skills.  They will also be introduced to 'Textease' and use this to develop other skills.  They will also be encouraged to 'Log On' to the computer without their name cards and passwords. 

They will be creating postcards, name cards, booklets that will provide information about themselves and then they will create a jigsaw puzzle about their favourite book character.

In class they will also be exposed to cameras, computers and listening posts.​

 THINGS TO REMEMBER

Monday- Primary 3A spelling homework will be given out today.  Please complete for Friday.

                Primary 3B have P.E today.  ​

 

Tuesday- Both Primary 3 classes have P.E. today.  Please remember P.E. kit and if possible remove all jewellery or provide tape to cover earrings. 
                 Primary 3B spelling homework will be given out today.  Please complete for Friday.

 

Wednesday- Spelling Homework 

 

Thursday- Every second week a Maths homework task will be handed out for your child to complete.  This should be completed for the following Thursday.

                  Milk Money - £1.05 will be collected on this day.

 

Friday- P3A and P3B will complete a spelling test today and results will be written in their homework jotters.  Please practise any incorrect words.

             P3A have P.E. today.  Please remember P.E. kit and if possible remove all jewellery or provide tape to cover earrings. 

 

Useful Websites

 

TABLES GAMES

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=dartboarddoublesandhalves

 

NUMBERS TO 100

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=100+square+splat

 

MONEY GAMES

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=coins

 

ORDERING AND SEQUENCING

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

 

RHYMING GAMES

 

http://literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Washing_Line_Rhyme_US.swf

 

ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION GAMES

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=PostSortingcalculationsv2

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/number_jumbler/big_sound/full.shtml


ODD AND EVEN GAMES


https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even​

 

GRID REFERENCING


http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=coordinates


TIMES GAMES​


http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3​


DATA HANDLING


https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=pictograms​


ROUNDING​


https://www.topmarks.co.uk/PlayPop.aspx?f=DartboardRoundingv2​


ALPHABETICAL ORDERING


http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html#wordorder1


http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/3398​

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