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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.

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DATES TO REMEMBER


Monday 29th October - Flu Vacs for children if requested

Wednesday 31st October - Hallowe'en Disco - 6:15 -7:15 pm.  ​

Wednesday 5th December - School Christmas Fayre - 6:00pm​

Friday 7th December - Dress Rehearsal for children only​

Monday 10th December - Chrismas Concert -6:30pm​

Tuesday 11th December - Christmas Concert - 1:30pm and 6:30pm​

Wednesday 12th December - Christmas Lunch​

Friday 21st December - Church Service at the Annan Old Parish Church - 9:30pm​

Friday 21st December - School closes for our Christmas Break at 3:05pm​

Monday 7th January 2019 - Pupils return to school - 9:00am​




Term Two


 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 'gymnastic floor 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:- y, igh, oa, ow and ue.  We will continue with our Tricky Words as well as revise previous tricky words form Term One.


Numeracy

 

 


SAMSON

Each week children in all groups will work on 'timed' tests and mental flipcharts to help develop their skills in mental calcualtion. 
Our focus this term will be:
Adding mentally up to 20
Rounding to the nearest 10 using TU.
Adding tens to a single unit
Adding a teens number to a unit
Ten times table
Adding tens e.g. 40 + 50
NUMBER
This term we will focus on addition to twenty and beyond, rounding HTU to the nearest 10, counting in tens and adding and subtracting tens and looking closely at the value of HTU. We will be revising our two and ten times table and introducing the five times table.  
SHAPE SPACE AND MEASURE
We will be introducing quarter past as well as revising o'clock and half past.  We will also be introducing volume, weight and measure and the children will be involved in lots of practical activities to reinforce these concepts. 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 creating art work which will be linked to our new topic of 'Colour and Light' .  We will also be creating various art pieces to our Hallowe'en, Bonfire Night and Christmas.

Miss Crombie will continue to introdue your child to various songs throughout the term which will be linked to our Christmas Concert theme of 'Pesky Kids at Christmas'.

Your child should have came home with a letter about their costume and they will soon be provided with some song words to learn. 

 

 

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 'gymnastic floor skills' 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 'fParenthood' and learning about where we come from and how we grow, develop and are nurtureed.  We will also focus on our SHANNARI indicators this term.  Our Health will be delivered by Mr Kilpatrick in both classes.  

 

 

Religious and Moral Education

 

This term we will be be reinforcing the school and class rules to make our learning environments safe. We will also be introducing the children to the Chistmas story and look at the symbolism of light at Christmas.

Social Studies and Science

 


This term we will be learning about 'Colour and Light'. The children will discuss the differences between day and night.  They will also find out how we get light and dark and they will learn the names of a few constellations.  Our focus will also be on sources of light, both man-made and natural and the children will research nocturnal animals.
  

 

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 Term One.  This term we will  continue to learn our numbers but introduce numbers from 11-20.  The children will also learn some basic colours in French too which will be linked to our topic.



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 hopefully finish their booklets about themselves and use the internet to reseach a nocturnal animal of their choice.

Due to the preparation of our annual Christmas Concert, we will not be able to use the GP room after week three of this term but we will use technology ​such as the BeeBots to continue their learning in class.  In class they will also be exposed to cameras, computers and listening posts.​

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 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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