P3/4

P3/4 ATHLETES!

We are excited for our sports today

GUIDE DOG VISITORS
Carol James from Guide Dogs for the Blind visited us today. She brought along Verity a 4 year old ex guide dog. Carol told us all about the important job guide dogs do.

AMAZING ANTS

Today in science we have been finding out all about mini-beasts. We think ants are amazing and very strong!

          We are working as hard as an army of ants!

Fantastic Friday

Today we have been more time telling exercises.  We are getting more confident which is fantastic!  Keep up the good work and practice at home!

We have also been learning about some of the symbols related to Buddhism and we made these beautiful lotus flowers.

Did you know that the lotus flower represents purity? We learned that the lotus flower grows in muddy waters and that something beautiful can come from something difficult or tricky.

 

Also today Archie came in and celebrated his success in the trials at the weekend.  Well done Archie!

Telling the Time

On Tuesdays we have been practising telling the time. This is a really important skill for us to learn! Some of us have been learning to tell the time using 5 minute intervals e.g. 20 to 4 and 5 past 3.  Others of us have been focussing on telling the time using o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.  We are going to try and keep up our practice at home too.  Look at the clock and tell an adult the time!  The more we practise the more confident time-tellers we will be.

Once we have mastered telling the time, we will be learning to calculate time durations.

 

PE Games Making

Have you ever heard of the games Badoll or Catchball or Shootball?

We have started a new series in PE where we are working in co-operative groups to create a new game? We have been thinking about what skills we need in our game, what rules will need to be in place to play the game appropriately and how to set our game up.  We have come up with some super ideas and have practised the game in our group.  Over the next few weeks we will introduce our games to the class so everyone will get to try them out!

Digestive System

Today in science we had an experiment to see what happens when we eat food. We had to mix up breadcrumbs with water and then mash it all up. At the end we had to squeeze all the water out of the mixture – it did not look very nice!

Our Abriachan Trip

We had a great day out with John Orr the Highland Council Ranger at Abriachan.

We had a wonderful time!

WOW what an amazing afternoon!

A huge thank you to everyone who came to our Masterchef Healthy Eating Roadshow.

Also thank you to Kian’s mum from Morrisons for all the goodies.

MASTERCHEF HEALTHY EATING ROADSHOW

Just a reminder that we have our Masterchef Roadshow on Thursday 1st June 1.45-2.30 in

Rm 6.  We hope you can come along and join us!

(This is in place of the Open Morning planned for Friday 2nd when we are away to Abriachan)

INSIDE OUR BODIES

Today we have started making our own skeletons. Once we have finished making the skeleton we have to put all the organs inside the body.

TASTE TESTING

As part of our Science work we have been finding out all about taste. We enjoyed a taste experiment where we tested out how well our taste buds were working.

P3/4 Trim Trail Explorers

Today we had the chance to try out the new trim trail. We had great fun in the sun.

 It was awesome!

Seeing is believing

Today we were using oil pastels to create different shades for the iris of the eye. We think eyes are amazing!

Well Done Owen!

Owen brought in his Player of the Week trophy which he won this week at Judo!

Keep up the good work!

 

Science of Sound

We had a great science lesson with Mr Haldane.  Please ask us at home what we were doing!  Mr Haldane also gave us an idea to try at home.  We could make an old fashioned telephone from two yogurt pots and some string.  If you do try it out, come back and tell us what you found!

MAKING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Today in Science with Mr Haldane we were finding out all about sound. We had an experiment to make a musical instrument using a straw. What a noise!

THE P3/4 GREAT CONFIDENCE CHALLENGE!

Today we having been talking all about being confident. We worked in trios doing some role play and came up with our confidence chant. Each person then came up with their own confidence challenge.

FUNKY FEET by P3/4

As part of  “Walk to School Week” we have been designing our own Funky Feet.

We think they look TOETASTIC!

Good Day Recipes!

Today we were writing our own recipes for what makes a good day.

We had lots of exciting ingredients like  

  • A cup of happiness    
  • A pinch of art 
  • A morning of friendship  
  • One action packed playtime
  • An afternoon of stars of the week
  • A few pages of story writing

Method- Mix it all together give it a shake and hey presto you have an amazing day!

Brilliant Buddhism Games

We’ve had a great afternoon finishing designing our board games.  Over the last two weeks we have been learning what Buddhists believe.  We wrote cards with right thoughts or right actions or right speech, which would allow us to move on a few spaces on the board towards Nirvana.

Funky Shoe Day for Walk to School Week

Here’s a selection of our Funky Shoes for Walk to School week.

Remember, if you can walk to school all of the way or part of the way, it helps to keep you fit and healthy.  It also helps to ease congestion around the school, which in turn makes it easier for us to cross the road safely!  Winners all round!

SMOKING DAMAGES YOUR LUNGS!

This week we are finding out all about lungs. Today we designed NO SMOKING posters.

P3/4 MASTERCHEF COMING SOON…….

P3/4 will be holding a Masterchef Healthy Eating Roadshow on Thursday 1st June 1.45-2.30. Please see the information on the link below.

P3-4 Masterchef

Please note that this is in place of the School Open Morning on Friday 2nd June when we are away to Abriachan for the day with the Highland Council Ranger- hopefully pond dipping in the sunshine!

BONJOUR!

We had Ms Pichant for French this morning. We were revising all our colours and learning the names of different fruits.

RUGBY PLAYERS OF THE FUTURE!

Today we had a rugby taster session from Mrs Thomson. We think there are future rugby players in P3/4!

Healthy Soup Makers

We had a visit from Joy who works in ASDA. We made a healthy vegetable soup using lots of different vegetables that we had to chop up. The soup tasted delicious.

Well done to the P3/4 chefs!

Gymnastic Taster Session with Mrs Finnigan

A big thank you to Mrs Finnigan who came in to see us again today and taught us some gymnastics.  We had three stations: beam and balance; vault and floorwork.  We had a super time. Thank you!

Here are some photos from our session.

Thanks to our official photographer!

 

 

Our gymnastic interview

As part of our topic “Be fit and active” we interviewed Mrs Finnigan a gymnastic coach. We asked lots of interesting questions.

Tomorrow Mrs Finnigan will give us a gymnastic taster session.

FUNNY BONES!

We have been using chalk to create our own skeleton pictures. It was quite tricky to avoid making smudges with the chalk.

Wiggy Wednesday

This morning, some P7 girls came round to tell us about Wiggy Wednesday, which is happening tomorrow at Lohardil.  The P7s are organising the day to raise money for The Little Princess Trust, who are a charity who make wigs for ill children who are undergoing treatment.  Lochardil children are invited to wear a wig or wear crazy hair tomorrow and bring in a donation of £1.  The P7s are also organising stalls in the huts over break time so children have an opportunity to bring in more money to raise more money for The Little Princess Trust.

 

PE: Running

We took our PE time outside today and enjoyed running round the circuit of our school as our exercise.  We certainly raised our heartbeats and we have set ourselves of trying to beat our personal target on another occassion.

 

 

Gold Medal Success

Over the long weekend some of the P3/4 boys were representing their Beaver and Cub section in a Dodgeball competition.  Jack and Kian were part of the Beaver section that won a gold medal in the tournament.  Well done boys and well done to all that took part!  It sounded like a great time was had by all.

 WEAR YELLOW DAY!

P3/4 are helping to raise money for the Highland Hospice. Our class is looking very yellow today!

A BUSY TERM 4

We have another action packed term ahead in P3/4.

Check out our Learning Overview for further information.

P3-4 Learning Overview Term 4

Welcome back!

Our blog has not been working this week so a HUGE welcome back to the busy world of P3/4

We have a visitor in the class Mr Skeleton who is helping us with our new topic “Be Fit And Active”

Details about our busy Term 4 will follow soon…….

4.4.17 Fitness Circuit Superstars

Today we celebrated our success in PE.  Over the last few weeks we have been doing fitness circuits and trying to improve our scores each week.  Today everyone got a certificate which highlights one particular area in which we made a big improvement!  Here’s Jake and Ryan with theirs.  WELL DONE EVERYONE!

4.4.17 Outdoor Learning

To complete our measuring topic, today we went outside.  We estimated and measured the length and width of certain items and we measured who could jump the furthest.  We also measured out the height or length of some animals and drew them on the ground.  Did you know an elephant is 3 and a half metres tall and a giraffe is 6 metres tall?!

MUSIC MAKING

We were writing our own music with Mr Josie this afternoon.

BASKET TECHNOLOGY

Today we had a go at designing our own baskets using different strips of paper. We hope that there may be an Easter treat to go into the basket!

MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD TRIP

COOL CHICKS!

Feathers were flying everywhere in P3/4 this afternoon.

We now have a chick on a stick ready for our work next week!  Watch this space……..

 

We loved the fluffy feathers!

Welcome back Mr Josie

We have started another block of Kodaly with Mr Josie. We are finding out all about pitch.

AN AMAZING EXHIBITION

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Egyptian Exhibition this morning. We had such wonderful feedback!

Apologies if your photo is not on the blog – camera difficulties unfortunately.

Calculators Are Cool!

Today we having been using calculators for our Maths work.

P3/4 think calculators are cool

Measuring Volume

This afternoon two tables have had the chance to measure the capacity of different containers.  The other two tables will do the same next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have also been practising using Litres and millilitres in maths problems and reading from a measuring jug.  Take a look at different containers around your home and check how many millilitres each holds.

 

We have also started a new topic in RE.  We have chosen to find out about Easter symbols and discover where they have come from and how they help us celebrate Eater.  Today we found out about the story of the goddess of Eostre and the origins of the Easter Bunny.

School Long Ago

We have begun looking at what school was like in the past. We had a chance to try out writing on a slate board. It was fun but a bit “scratchy”

SCIENCE IS AMAZING!

Today we had an amazing science workshop with Mairi from the University. We had fun with lots of toilet roll making amazing planet distance maps.

ARE YOU A SAFE SURFER?

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Internet Safety Open Afternoon. A very busy but exciting afternoon.

P3/4 Go Into Space

This afternoon as part of our Science week we had Kate MacDonald a Stem Ambassador telling us all about Space. Victoria was chosen to hold the planet Venus as part of the workshop.

Terrific Tuesday!

This Tuesday we have continued our maths topic of measure and have been weighing items.  We have been trying to balance objects with both a 1kg weight and a 500g weight.  We also had a look at this game, which helps us to read scales.  Some of us want to try it at home!

http://www.ictgames.com/mostlyPostie.html

 

 

 

 

Also this afternoon, as part of Science Week, we had a very special science visitor. Pastor Alastair Macleod, who works in and around Culduthel Christian Centre, used to work as a car engineer. He came in and showed us the process of making a car.

 

 

 

 

Did you know that it takes 4800 people 8 hours to make a car from start to finish? That’s amazing teamwork!

VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN P3/4

In science this morning we were creating a chemical reaction. We made a volcanic eruption by mixing bicarbonate of soda, washing up liquid, vinegar and warm water. Some red food colouring made the mixture just like bubbling lava.

VENN DIAGRAMS IN ACTION!

As part of our data handling we have been looking at venn diagrams. They can be a bit tricky but today we were sorting ourselves into our own venn diagrams.

Our final talk

Jake gave his class talk today. He told us all about hieroglyphs and had even written his name for us to see. Well done Jake!

We are waste aware. Are you?

ARE YOU UP FOR THE P3/4 WASTE CHALLENGE?

This week is Waste Week and we have set ourselves a waste challenge. Tonight we are going to eat every single thing at dinner time without any waste.

Will we be able to meet the challenge?

 

POP UP PHOTO BOOTH

We have made a pop up photo booth for our classroom. We had fun dressing up and having our photos taken.

We hope some of our families will try out the photo booth when they join us for our Egyptian Exhibition!

 

A smiling Lylopatra tries out our Pop Up Photo booth!

 

Coming soon P3/4 Egyptian Exhibition!

Friday 24th March 2017 9.30-10.15 Room 6

You are invited to come and join us for our Egyptian Exhibition!

There are lots of fun things for you to see and try

  • Travel back in time and meet the Pharaohs
  • Try the hieroglyph challenge
  • Look inside our pyramids
  • Examine homemade clay pots
  • Play our Tomb Raiders games
  • Dress up as Cleopatra  
  • P3/4 Museum Curators will be available to show you around. There will also be Egyptologists sharing lots of exciting information.

Our Fantastic Primary Fours!

The primary 4 children in the class have been on a secret mission for the last few weeks. They have been preparing a play to share with the rest of the class. They have made the scenery, props and script by themselves and performed the play to our audience.

The class thought it was “awesome and amazing”

The end of our talks.

This morning we heard the last of our class talks. Poppy told us all about food in Egypt and made us all hungry with her information and pictures. Lyla was telling us all about clothes and jewellery and made amazing bracelets with lots of fabulous jewels. Well done P3/4!

OUR TALKS GO ON!

Today we had some more of our amazing talks. Kian told us all about the Pharaoh Khafu with lovely pictures to show. Victoria had found out all about hieroglyphics and had managed the whole alphabet in pictures. Archie gave us lots of information about the Giza pyramid complete with a lovely coloured picture.  Sam had made a fabulous model pyramid to go with his amazingly detailed talk. Well done everyone!

 

WORLD BOOK DAY FUN

 

Our talks continue…….

We had some more exciting talks today. Cole gave us lots of information about hieroglyphics and shared his talking globe. Max told us about the Egyptian gods with pictures to illustrate. Rory gave exciting information about the discovery of Tutankhanum’s tomb with photos to show us what it was like. Savannah gave information on her favourite Gods with pictures. Daniel had a fabulous power point presentation on the River Nile and had made a model boat. Ryan spoke about the Gods with a fabulous lego pyramid he had made. A GREAT JOB!

STORYTELLING

Joy from Asda visited us this morning for a storytelling session. We really enjoyed listening to her story. We then had to work as a team to create our own imaginative story.

Going Bananas for Fairtrade

Today as part of our RME/ PSD topic of living with others we turned our attention to how we can care for people who live far away from us.  We watched a film about banana production and learned that there are five groups of people involved in bringing bananas from the plant to our supermarket.  We split into groups to represent each of these groups: the banana workers, the plantation owners, the importers, the shippers and the supermarket buyers. We had to discuss how much we thought each should get paid by banana if a banana cost 15p.  Some of us thought that we should split the cost evenly and each group should receive 3p.  Others of us thought the job sounded hard and the most important so they should get paid more.  We listened well to each other.  We were surprised to learn that in a non-fairtrade banana a banana worker would only get 0.5p and that this made things difficult for their family. Perhaps they would not have enough money for decent shelter, food or to pay for education or medical needs.  These are all some of our rights as children.

 

 

 

 

We thought we would lookout for Fairtrade stickers on produce so we can try and care for people who we don’t know across the world.

 

 

 

Each of us has taken a Fairtrade banana home to eat! Enjoy!

CLASS TALKS PART 2

Our fascinating talks are continuing. We heard all about the pyramids from Imogen who had prepared her notes on a pyramid shaped sheet of paper. Charlotte gave us lots of information on hieroglyphs with pictures to illustrate. Jack gave us a super well organised talk on Pharaohs with pictures to show what they looked like. Hannah talked about Ancient Egyptian life complete with a model house she had made. Amazing!

CLASS TALKS BEGIN!

We started hearing our class talks this morning. We heard from Finn W with his amazing facts about pyramids. Josselyn shared lots of details about the Pharaohs with models to show what they looked like. Lexie had made an amazing model of the pyramids complete with sand and palm trees, Madeleine shared lots of pyramid facts complete with a pop up pyramid. Brogan and Finn M gave us more pyramid facts with lovely drawn pictures. Owen told us all about Egyptian pets including crocodiles. Well done everyone!

GRAPHS

We have finished making our graphs using the data we gathered last week. We discovered you can find out so much information from a graph.

A SPECIAL VISITOR FOR P3/4

This afternoon we had a surprise visitor when Elleopatra from P4 came to visit. She told us all about her class talk from last year and answered questions  about what giving a class talk felt like. Elleopatra has left her costume in the class for us to use when dressing up.

A huge thank you to Elle and her granny for the costume. Lots of fun ahead!

DATA HANDLING

We have begun gathering data in preparation for making our graphs next week.

The Terrific Team were finding out favourite ice cream flavours.

The Super Stars were asking about favourite sports.

The Wonderful Workers were exploring favourite colours.

The Brainy Bunch were finding out all about favourite crisp flavours.

Egyptian Board Games

We have been busy designing our own Egyptian board games. We will be playing the finished games to test out whether they work or not!

Designer Pots by P3/4

This week we are painting our clay pots. A lot of hard work and concentration!

P3/4 Museum Visit

We had a brilliant time at the museum this morning.

Measuring in Maths

This Tuesday we have started our new Maths topic in measure,  Today we started measuring lengths, widths and heights using rulers and metre sticks. Among other things, we measured our handspan, our pencils, the windows, the chairs and the doors in our classroom. We were learning to estimate before we measured so we can get a knowledge and understanding of length.  Maybe we could measure some things at home. Who has the longest bed? Who has the tallest plant?

Netball Skills

In our Tuesday PE slot we have been learning some netball skills.  We have practised different ways to pass the ball: chest pass, bounce pass and shoulder pass.  We have also been learning about footwork and pivoting.  This has been more of a challenge for us!  It’s tricky not to move both feet off the ground!  This week we played a caterpillar game, catching the ball and pivoting before passing it on and we also practised our shooting skills.

Investigating Liquids

This morning in science we have been investigating different liquids. We have been looking at liquids such as cola, milk, chilli sauce, water and cold tea coffee under the microscopes.

We had to wash the equipment carefully to avoid contamination.

GOING POTTY WITH CLAY!

We are busy making pots using clay. We loved the feel of the clay and added lots of nice patterns.

OUR ETCHING DESIGNS

We have created some amazing etching designs from the art work we started last week. Once the black paint had dried on our wax crayon pictures we used either a pencil point or a pair of scissors to etch out our designs. It worked brilliantly!

PIRATE SPARROW’S COMPASS QUIZ

Our P4 children have been busy working on angles. They have been finding out all about compass directions and turning degrees clockwise and anti-clockwise. They had fun making their own compass and then trying out Pirate Sparrow’s Compass Quiz.

OUR DESIGNS FOR OUTDOORS

Our Pupil Learning Council set each class the task of designing planters and seating areas for improving our outdoor space. We enjoyed coming up with some amazing ideas.

COME INSIDE A PYRAMID!

We have been designing symmetrical pyramids. For the inside we are making picture etchings. We have covered paper in lots of different colours using wax crayons. Then we painted over the top with black paint mixed with glue. When the paint dries we are going to etch out our designs.

OUR LOCHARDIL VALUES

We have been looking at the Lochardil Values of Love, Pride, Respect, Responsibility and Confidence. We created a fantastic display for the values and what they mean to us.

P3/4 Scientists

In science this morning we have been using microscopes to look at different foods such as sweet potato, onions, garlic, carrots, apples and bread. It was amazing what we saw!

Some of the foods looked “like lots of squiggly lines”

Kings & Queens of the Nile

 Our wall display looks AMAZING!

Moving our bodies

In PE today we were learning to move our bodies in lots of different ways.

   This was great fun!

Year of the Rooster

To celebrate the Chinese New Year – the year of the rooster- we have been writing stories about a Kangarooster. Half of him was kangaroo the other half was rooster!

We had lots of fun thinking up super descriptions.


Pharaoh Heads

We have been busy turning photos of our heads into Pharaohs complete with jewel collars and head dresses.

Assembly Showing

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Thank you to Pr 3/4 for sharing all your interesting work about Child Labour. You told us about your Topic work  –  Children Long Ago and the kinds of things that children had to do.

In coal mines children would crawl through tunnels too narrow and low for adults. Children also worked as rat catchers, message boys, chimney sweeps, shoe cleaners, or selling matches and some children worked as servants.  Working hours were long and conditions were harsh. Children used to eat the scraps of silk that gathered under the machines so that they wouldn’t lose any wages. The death rate among children then was high.

We enjoyed hearing about your learning.

DESIGNER TARTAN

As part of our work for Burns Day next week we had a go at paper weaving our own tartan. 

We enjoyed trying out Scottish words on the “Oor Wullie guide tae Scots Language” website.

P3/4 all had a go at shoogling their breeks!

PAPYRUS PRINTING

The Egyptians made paper from the stems of papyrus. We tried to recreate our own papyrus by printing on paper using a wet tea bag!

CLIMBING THE LEARNING LADDER!

We were using our Learning Ladders today to see how we are making progress with our times tables and dividing. We had our learning conversations with a partner to discuss what we found easy or difficult and why.

MICROSCOPE MAGIC

This morning in science we were finding out all about microscopes.

Did you know the microscope was invented by Zacharias Janssen?

CHILD LABOUR

As part of our Rights Respecting School work we have been talking about “the right to protection from work that harms you, and is bad for your health and education”

We looked at jobs children do today and also the hard work children had to do in the past.

P3/4 have decided that we are all going to work hard in school so we can make a difference to the world.

TRUE OR FALSE?

We have been making up a True or False quiz using all the information we are finding out about Egypt.

WONDERFUL WEAVERS

We are weaving our own material in class. It was really tricky to start with but we are getting there!

We hope to make some interesting items with our finished materials (watch this space..)

If you have any spare wool then we would love to have it. Many thanks for your help.

P3/4 Learning Overview Term 3

Please read our Learning Overview to find out all the exciting things we have planned for Term 3

P4-3 Learning Overview Term 3

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome back to an exciting new term in P3/4.

Our new topic is called “Travelling Back In Time”

We have come up with our 3 part topic plan

  • What do we know already?
  • What do we want to find out?
  • How are we going to find out?

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM EVERYONE IN P3/4

SANTA WANTED

We have been busy making Wanted Santa Posters. 

We have had lots of good and exciting ideas for the rewards on offer- mince pies, presents and even new turbo deluxe reindeer.

THE NAUGHTY ELF!

Jack took in his elf for a visit today. At lunchtime he ate a mince pie and had crumbs all over his face. He left us a message saying “YUM YUM IN MY TUM! ANOTHER MINCE PIE PLEASE!!!”

A Busy Day

We had a hectic day today and enjoyed our Carol singing trip to Cameron House.

The P3/4 choir also sang beautifully for parents in the afternoon!

ARE YOU READY?

P3/4 are excited about tomorrow!  We are going Carol Singing to Cameron House in the morning and welcoming our families in the afternoon for Carols in our Class.

We are taking along a Pamper Hamper, donated by the Parent Council, as a present to Cameron House.

We also have lots of mince pies and Magic Carrots for Rudolph ready for the afternoon (a huge thank you to Kian’s Mum at Morrisons for these)

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P3/4 ELVES BUSY AT WORK!

We have been as busy as elves today completing our Christmas cards  with cotton wool snow.

Our calendars are glittery butterflies flying towards finger print flowers- each one unique!

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DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

We are using triangles to create some tree designs.

A lot of concentration and cutting required!

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COOL CHRISTMAS TREES

We are making amazing Christmas tree cards that actually stand up by themselves!

Lots of glitter and sparkles yet again– two of our most favourite things

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CHRISTMAS JUMPER TIME

We are all looking forward to a fun day including the school Christmas dinner!

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PLAY THE KOODALY TEAM “BEAT” GAME

We had a busy afternoon playing the team BEAT game with Mr Josie

Mr Josie clapped the beats and team members had to listen carefully to make the 

patterns.

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ELECTRICITY & MAGNET QUIZ

We had fun with an exciting challenge for a Monday morning.

We had to beat the clock with our electricity and magnet quiz.

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THE SAD REINDEER……..

We wrote exciting imaginative stories about a poor sad reindeer.

We had to include WOW adjectives, commas in a list , different openers and even a simile!

We then had to read our stories to a friend  and asked them to give feedback.

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SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

We have been designing our own Santas using a cone for the body.

He even has a jingle bell on the top of his hat!

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ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE!

We had fun at PE this morning enjoying some of our Christmas dances.

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A BUSY OPEN MORNING

We enjoyed sharing our Rights and Responsibilities at our Open Morning.

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MAGIC MAGNET INVESTIGATIONS

We have been creating 3D models to investigate how magnets move.

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A “GLITTERTASTIC” AFTERNOON

We had a very sparkly afternoon designing our own Christmas baubles.

We thought it was “Glittertastic”

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SUPER SIMILES

We have been finding out all about similes.

Our favourite  similes were –

  • “a baby is as cute as a flower” or “a baby is as noisy as a construction site”
  • “a daisy as yellow as the sun” or “a daisy as pretty as a sparkle”
  • “a puppy as soft as cotton wool” or “a puppy with teeth as sharp as claws”

 

GINGERBREAD DECORATING DAY

We have been working on our class entry for the Gingerbread Decorating Competition.

We hope our design gets displayed!

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A SPRINKLE OF SNOWMEN!

We have been finding out all about collective nouns. We came up with some exciting collective nouns for our clay model snowmen.

We  think sprinkle, gang, army or snowball of snowmen sounds good!

What do you think?

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We have been designing our own electromagnets. We used pieces of metal and a battery to make our own magnets.

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FROSTY THE SNOWMAN!

We have begun using clay to make model snowmen. Just perfect for a cold frosty day.

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Book Bugs

Some children brought in their favourite books to share with their friends in class.

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3D SHAPE BUILDERS

We were building 3D shape models with playdough and straws as part of our shape work

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KODALY

We welcomed back Mr Josie today for our next block of Kodaly.

We played lots of fun music games but our favourite one was Bubblegum.

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GRAND PRIX RACING

We are enjoying using the computer to play Grand Prix Multiplication Racing.

It is a fun and exciting way to practise our times tables.

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A SPOTACULAR DAY!

Wearing our spots with pride for Children In Need

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WATCH OUT ARCTIC TERNS ABOUT!

We now have a flock of Arctic Terns flying around our classroom.

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GYMNASTIC STARS OF THE FUTURE!

We were having fun with gymnastics this morning.

Olympics here P3/4 come!

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COUNTRY HUNTERS!

We are using an atlas to find different countries near the Equator.

We were amazed to find out how small the other countries were compared to the Arctic and the Antarctic.

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THERMOMETER FUN!

We have been out and about measuring the temperature in different places around the school using our thermometers.

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MAGNETIC FIELDS

This morning in Science we were finding our more about magnets. We used iron filings to make magnetic fields.

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COMING SOON…………..

We have begun to practise some Christmas songs as we are planning to go Carol Singing to Cameron House Care Home on 21/12/16.

We are also planning to invite our families along to share some Christmas songs with us in our classroom on the afternoon of Wednesday 21/12/16 – further details will be coming out nearer the time but please put the date in your diaries!

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ANGRY BIRDS THE MOVIE

We enjoyed our trip to Vue Cinema this morning.

We thought “Angry Birds The Movie” was a really exciting film that showed us the importance of team work.

POLAR BEARS ARE FASCINATING!

In art this afternoon we were using chalk to draw polar bears for our wall display. We added some polar bear facts and art straw snowflakes to complete the scene.

Our top polar bear facts

  • they have black skin
  • each hair is like a clear hollow tube
  • they have long black tongues
  • they stand over 10 feet tall

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Water, water everywhere!

As part of our topic we have been looking at the water cycle. We have started some experiments on floating and sinking.

We had to predict whether the items would float or sink before we tested them out.

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ALADDIN

We had fun this morning watching Aladdin performed by the Hopscotch Theatre Company.

We thought it was “awesome” “funny” and “hilarious

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QUALITY EDUCATION

As part of our Rights Respecting School work we have been looking at Article 13.

We came up with the top 6 things which we think help to make quality education.

We also came up with all the different qualities we think help to make a good teacher.

What do you think?

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METAL IS EVERYWHERE

We have been investigating all the metal objects around our classroom using magnets. A great fun way to learn all about the different metals.

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CLIMBING THE LEARNING LADDER…….

We have a class learning ladder to use for our multiplication tables and dividing. We also have our own mini learning ladders so we can climb them as we feel confident with our learning.

We will be taking these ladders home every few weeks to share progress with our families.

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ATTRACT OR REPEL?

We have started finding out all about magnets in our Science experiments.  We know that a magnet has two parts the North and South which can attract and repel.

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WEAVE A WEB

Some more fascinating spider facts P3/4 have found out.

Did you know it takes a spider one hour to weave a web?

Amazingly you can find spiders in the Arctic but not the Antarctic!

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SPOOKY SPIDERS EVERYWHERE!

We had fun creating our spiders which are now hanging all over our classroom. 

Did you know that a giant house spider can move at 53 cm per second?

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P3/4 Term 2 Overview

We have another busy term ahead. Check out Termly Overview!

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Polar Lands

Our exciting new topic is all about Polar Lands. This afternoon we were discussing what we already know and what we want to find out.

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Snow White

We had an exciting start to our new term. We all got the chance to take part in ballet workshops about Snow White. These workshops were organised by Ballet Lorent.

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Today we had a really exciting start to the

Our school building works.

This afternoon we had a safety talk from Morgan and Sindall who are building our new dining hall. We have been asked to visit the building works next term wearing all the safety gear.

Hard hats and hi-viz jackets here we come! Sounds exciting.

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SSPCA Talk

This morning we had an SSPCA officer telling us all about the work they do

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MORSE CODE

We had a Morse Code machine in the class today. We found out how to spell words using the machine. Amazing!

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A busy open afternoon

A huge thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the open afternoon

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IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE?

This afternoon we were working in small drama groups.

We had to act out different conversations between aliens and humans. We then had to fill in conversation speech bubbles. Some really interesting conversations were recorded!

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These are our exciting alien characters.

What do you think their names are?

 

 

THANK YOU!

We made £165.78 at our Macmillan Cancer Research coffee morning. A huge thank you to everyone who came along.

 

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