VISIT TO PRIMARY 4
Today we visited Mrs Prentice’s classroom to find out what changes we could expect when we go into P4 after the holidays. We found out we are in school longer and get 5 minutes less playtime! In P4 you get different teachers, this year the P4’s had a teacher for PE and Science. Sounds like P4 is going to be a lot of fun!
18.05.17 Fun In the Sun!
We played a game this afternoon, sharing our senses poems with P2/3 who had to guess what we were describing.
Today we looked thought about the sense of sight and what it was like to need extra help to see. A few of us wear glasses and kindly shared their experiences with us. Thank you to Andrew, Harvey, Flora and Thomas.
Rugby Taster Session 12.05.17
Mrs Thomson kindly came in today to share her rugby skills with us. We rated it 5/5 and had fun in the sun!
11.05.17 Senses Scavenger Hunt
Today we had fun using our senses to find things outside.
Afterwards we discussed what it might be like to not hear fully. Noah and Euan did a super job showing their hearing aids and sharing a bit of their experience with us. Thank you!
And finally today…
We looked ahead a bit to think about P4. Thank you to a panel of P4’s who answered any questions we had and got us excited about the science and gym with the gym teacher!
We had a really fun time with Mrs Finnigan today trying out some gymnastics. P3 would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Finnigan for coming in.
Please find attached a copy of this terms learning overview.
So far we have enjoyed a wonderful Scottish Opera performance and had some top tennis coaching from Mrs Burke. We welcome James to our class and say goodbye to Callum.
We have been having fun with Mr Josie playing music games and learning songs.
We have been very busy this term creating amazing artwork and models as part of our Viking topic. We hope you enjoy looking at our work.
Red Nose day 2017
Today the children raised a wonderful £279.85 for Comic Relief. They had some fun designing their own red noses too. Looking good in red!
We had 2 visitors from Highland Council in our class today. They told us about different types of energy and how to save energy at home and in school. We did some experiments to show how the energy from the sun can be used to light bulbs and make alarms buzz.
We are enjoying reading about Sigurd the Viking and all the hilarious things he gets up to. We are reading Viking at School at the moment.
We enjoyed our visit to the museum and saw some Viking artifacts. It was great fun getting to touch the animals. We learnt some new facts about the Vikings.
Have a look at our planning for the Vikings topic. The children steer the direction of the learning.
This term P3 will be travelling back in time to look at life as a Viking. Elsie thought we should all take a trip in a time travelling machine! This week we will be investigating who they were and where they came from. If you have any resources/knowledge that would be of interest to us, we would love to hear from you.
Homework Week 2 16.1.17
Starting this week all homework will go out on a Monday and is due in by Thursday. On a Friday spelling words will be checked by a spelling quiz.
Today we made snowmen indoors and outdoors!
In P3 we love our snow days!
Welcome to Term 3 in P3!
- Today we turned over a new leaf – ask your child about it!
- Yesterday we carried out a science experiment in groups – Which material will keep the ice cube from melting? Our reporting showed varying results….this led to a discussion about variables.
- We welcome a new pupil to our class, Callum, who started on Monday. The children wrote welcome letters to him telling all about Lochardil School. He was thrilled with them and took them home to read.
- Mrs MacLelland is lucky enough to get an indoor gym slot on a Thursday this term….it came in very handy with today’s snowy conditions!
- A huge thank you to the boys and girls (and Mum’s) for the Christmas gifts. It was kind of you to think of us.
We had a lovely Christmas party yesterday afternoon and would like to say a big thank you for all the food contributions. The children enjoyed all the sausage rolls, crisps etc and all the delicious cakes.
Over the course of next week your child will be bringing home a bird feeder they made in school. This is a wee Christmas present for the Community – to both feed the birds and to give some pleasure too. We will post some photos of making them next week. The first lot are in the staffroom fridge over the weekend hardening.
CCC Christmas Assembly
We require 2 helpers to accompany the class to CCC on the afternoon of Friday 18 th December 2016 for the Christmas Assembly. If you are available, we’d love to hear from you. There will be a puppet show for your entertainment!
We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 7 December between 11am and 11.45am. This is an opportunity for your child to share what they have been working on this term in P3.
Today we enjoyed the company of the BBC’s Pusdey Bear who came to collect our cheque of £600 recently raised. Wow!
This week saw the start of Advent. In P3 we are counting down the days until Christmas using:
- An advent candle.
- An online advent calendar with a story that is added to each day.
- A nativity scene picture advent calendar.
- A chocolate one ….of course!!
Today was Cameron and Oliver was day 1. Who will be next…..?!!
Once all the advents have been seen to, the children are writing a Christmas wish for others that go in our box to be shared together at the end of term 🙂
Open Morning 7th December 2016
Remember we are holding a Global Goals /Right Respecting Schools Open Morning next week on Wednesday from 11.00-11.45 am. We look forward to seeing you there if you can manage.
Scottish Book Week 2016
If possible, can your child bring their favourite book into school this week? We plan to use the texts for activities on Thursday and Friday. You find out more about this focus on www.scottishbooktrust.com.
As part of our topic on The Polar Regions we are reading ‘The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out’ by Jill Tomlinson. It is about an Emperor penguin chick called Otto who likes to ask lots of questions!
P3 can read scales on thermometers and measuring jugs, using ml and litres.
Next they will be learning to read scales using m and cm.
Pupil of the Month – November
Well done to James MacRae! Good job and keep up the hard work!
Community Police Visit
PC Jim Boundy visited our class to tell us about his role in the Lochardil Community and to answer all of our questions. In the end it was hard for him to leave as the class had so many more questions and stories to tell him!
He reassured us that he always catches the robbers!
We noticed he was very tall and had some fun estimating his height in metres. Most children estimated 2m and they were right. He is 6ft 5″ tall!
Children in Need 2016
Collectively, we raised over £520 today. What a fantastic amount! Well done to P3 for all their donations and spotty dressing up efforts.
We found out that you use a thermometer to measure temperature. You measure temperature in degrees Celsius. The lowest ever recorded temperature was -89 degrees Celsius and this was in Antarctica. We measured the temperature inside, outside and in ice.
In maths we were investigating how we measure liquids. We estimated how many cups filled some containers then we measured. The children loved the estimating and measuring! Next week we will be learning about a litre.