18/01/18 Viking Weapons!
P3A have had lots of fun making Viking weapons. Here they are pretending to be Vikings. What a scary bunch!
16/01/18 Weaving is Wonderful!
We are busy weaving away. I wonder what we are going to make?
15/01/18 Viking Homes
We are finding out all about Viking homes today. We used charcoal to design the stone walls and paper straws for the grass roof. The charcoal was very messy to work with!
12/01/18 NURDLES ON THE BEACH
As part of our Global Goals work we have been talking about Clean Water
WHAT ARE NURDLES?
Nurdles are small plastic pellets about the size of a lentil. Countless billion are used each year to make nearly all our plastic products but many end up washing up on our shores.
12/01/18 Viking Raider in P3A!
Ewan was dressed as a Viking in class today. He made the helmet, shield and sword and looked very fierce.
10/01/18 Viking Brooches
We had fun making Viking brooches this afternoon!
09/01/18 P3A Term 3 Learning Overview
Check out our learning overview for all the exciting things we are doing this term.
08/01/18 Are you feeling hungry?
We have started reading “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory”
Today we were designing our own chocolate bars with different exciting and unusual flavours.
08/01/18 An exciting new year ahead
Today we have been discussing our new topic. We have decided to find out all about the Vikings. We have been discussing what we know, what we want to find out and how we are going to do this.
Sounds exciting so if you have any information about the Vikings then please let P3A know.
22/12/17 MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL IN P3A!
19/12/17 PARTY FUN
19/12/17 PARTY DECORATIONS
We were busy making decorations for our party.
19/12/17 PARTY DAY FOR P3A
18/12/17 Carols and Mince Pies the P3A way!
We had an amazing afternoon with our families who came along to share our Christmas songs and some mince pies.
14/12/17 Talent Show
A big well done to the Reindeer Girls for taking part in the school talent show! They did a great job, well done girls!
13/12/17 Christmas Jumper Day!
Everyone looked very festive in their Christmas jumpers!
12/12/17 A Reindeertastic Afternoon in P3A
We are having an amazing afternoon totally reindeertastic!
We are using our hands to design the antlers and then estimating how big the head should be to fit the antlers!
07/12/17 Open Afternoon
A big thank you to everyone who came along this afternoon, it was lovely to meet you all! We hope you enjoyed our maths themed activities and having a look at our work from this term.
We are taking home our Learning Pathways today. We hope you enjoy sharing them and finding out all about our shape work.
Just a reminder that our Open Afternoon is on Thursday 7th December 2.00-2.45 so we hope you can join us.
The countdown begins. Have your Christmas song, joke or dance ready in case you are chosen from the Santa bowl!
30/11/17 Science Visitor
The class received a visit from a scientist this afternoon! Mrs McColl came in and we looked at photos of some weird and wonderful sea creatures. She also told us what happens to rubbish when it ends up in the ocean.Did you know that a plastic carrier bag takes up to 20 years to break down and a plastic bottle can take up to 450 years to break down! We can help by recycling as much of our rubbish as possible.
We have been looking at our Read, Write and Count book bags. There are lots of fun activities there. We think the story dice looks fun!
The P3A Christmas Choir coming soon…..
STEM Hub Visit
We had such a fun morning at the STEM Hub! We learned all about microscopes. We got to use different types of microscopes to look at different samples, including insects, plants, arachnids and special rocks! We also got to make our own slide to have a look at under the microscope. We all looked like professional scientists with our lab coats on too!
Please have a look at our photos.
P3A SNOW SHELTER MODELS
This afternoon we worked in teams of 4 to design and build a snow shelter. Some great team work and amazing designs.
We have begun some of our Emotion Works activities. We read “Giraffes can’t dance” and then came up with lots of different emotion words for happy and sad. We then worked out the different body sensations that go with the emotions. Super team work in P3A!
UNDER THE SEA!
We used different painting techniques to create our coral reef scenes.
P3A had fun this afternoon learning about dissolving! We had to predict which materials would dissolve and explain how we could tell when a material had dissolved. Maybe you could try out your own dissolving experiment at home!
The P3A choir are busy rehearsing for our Christmas sing-along. Further details to follow.
WATCH OUT SKUA ATTACK!
We used a cylinder for a body and then added lots of wing details to make our skuas. We have a skua attack on our class wall!
Float or sink?
Yesterday in science we were experimenting with floating and sinking
MRS ARMSTRONG OUR SUPERSTAR!
Well done to Mrs Armstrong for winning PSA of the year!
PENGUINS ON PARADE!
We painted icy backgrounds ready to stick our penguins on tomorrow
JELLY FISH SUNCATCHERS
We will be visiting the book stall in school on Monday 6th November.
P3A are Text Explorers
Today we have been busy as Text Explorers. We were working with a partner as a reader or reporter and playing Blankety Blank. We had to put new exciting words into a Halloween story.
We are reading Penguin’s Progress by Jill Tomlinson. We have a huddle of penguins joining us for the story.
Our Final Kodaly Session
Today we had our final Kodaly session with Mr Josie. We were working on “ta, te and rest” as well as beat. We look forward to welcoming Mr Josie back again in February.
LAVA IS AMAZING
Today we having been looking at some real lava from a volcano in Iceland.
P3A have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. Have a look at the Diwali lanterns we made!
P3A Class Learning Overview Term 2
What an exciting term we have ahead in P3A.
If you have anything to contribute then please let us know. Thank You!
Around the World
We had fun this afternoon using an atlas to find different countries. We were amazed how small a country Scotland is compared to the rest of the world!
OUR EXCITING NEW TOPIC
We have decided to find out all about the Blue Planet. We will be visiting the Arctic and Antarctic and finding out all about the creatures that live there.
Have a look at what we already know and what we want to find out.
P3A RADIO PRESENTERS
Check out the podcast we made on our visit to MFR
BOOGIE ON DOWN WITH P3A!
Today we started work on our times tables. We practised counting in 2,5 and 10. We used the internet to boogie on down to some times tables songs. Why not have a go at home?
Our MFR Trip was amazing
A huge thank you to everyone at MFR for making us so welcome!
Ness Book Fest
The class enjoyed an extra session of reading today, as part of the Ness Book Fest. The class have loved listening to (and reading along with) The Twits, so asked if they could use this time to hear more of the story. Here is a picture of them listening to the story!
WELCOME TO OUR OPEN MORNING
A busy open morning in P3A
WELL DONE P3A!
We made £93.68 at our coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Research!
A huge thank you to everyone who came along to join us.
P3A had a great morning with Joy from Asda! She taught us how to make some healthy pizzas.
We were allowed to take our pizza home, just pop it in the oven for 10 minutes. Yum!
P3A Recipe Book On Sale Friday!
We have made up a recipe book complete with individually designed covers to sell at our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September. These will be available for a £1 donation to Macmillan Cancer Research.
OPEN MORNING 03/10/17
We hope that you will be able to join us for our open morning on
Tuesday 3rd October 11-11.45. We look forward to sharing all our learning experiences.
Mr Josie joined us today for our new block of Kodaly. We were singing songs, keeping the beat and exploring different rhythms
This morning we enjoyed the Hopscotch Theatre production about the “Rights of the Child”
Today we were looking at Article 39 – You have the right to help if you are hurt
We used the UNICEF Launchpad to watch the story “Dogger” by Shirley Hughes. We then worked in trios to discuss what this means to us.
P3A spent their afternoon learning about hand washing! We learned when to wash our hands and how to wash our hands. We used a special UV light to help us see the germs on our hands.
We used what we had learned, to help us make a prediction about an experiment.
COLOUR WHEEL WINDMILLS
MORAY FIRTH RADIO TRIP Friday 6th October
As highlighted on our P3A learning overview issued in August our trip to Moray Firth Radio is as below
“Friday 6th October – P3A Class Trip to Moray Firth Radio”
COMING SOON P3A Macmillan Coffee Morning
Please check out the details below for our coffee morning on Friday 29th September. We hope you can join us.
LOCHARDIL AT NIGHT
We are busy working on our night sky pictures. We think they look amazing!
Painting is great fun!
We were busy this afternoon using shades of red, yellow and orange to create an amazing sky. Next week we will be adding the silhouettes of buildings. Watch this space!
As part of our science we are finding out all about the skeleton. We made amazing skeletons using cotton buds.
We created our own medicine bottles complete with sparkles!
Some of the class are also reading along with the book. We are trying to use lots of expression to make it sound exciting.
P3A had a great afternoon learning about the skeleton! Here are some photos of us working out where all the different types of bones belong.
P3A Learning Overview Term 1
Please check out our termly overview to find out all the exciting things we will be getting upto.
AN ACTION PACKED DAY!
We enjoyed action packed PE outside today and managed not to get wet!
WHY NOT READ ALONG?
In class we are reading “George’s Marvellous Medicine” by Roald Dahl.
If you have the book at home then why not bring it into school to read alongside.
Just to let you know we will be sending out our class overview next week when our PE days have been confirmed.
Miss Melville is in class Monday, Tuesday & Friday
Miss Ross is in class on Wednesday & Thursday
Our PSA staff are Mrs Armstrong & Mrs Anfield
Keep checking our blog for all the exciting things we get upto in P3A
P3A Class Charter
We made our class charter. We think it is important to respect others and our property.
A fun first day in P3A
We had an amazing day in our new class. It was good getting to know old and new friends.