In Literacy, Primary 3 are reading Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator as a class and are learning to ask relevant questions about the text and provide a thoughtful answer. We are also starting some new spelling words this term and reading a group novel, so look out for this. Primary 3 are continuing to use VCOP in their writing and are learning more about alphabetical order and using speech marks in their writing.
In Numeracy, Primary 3 are continuing to practise numbers up to 1000 and beyond. we will count backward and forwards and put numbers into the correct order. We are also learning to tell time on an analogue and digital clock ( half past, quarter past and quarter to). Some of us are even telling the time using 5-minute intervals ( 5 minutes past, 10 minutes to and so on).
Our context for learning is Space and the pupils are really enjoying learning about the Earth, Sun, Moon and Planets in our Solar System. they have generated excellent questions and are applying their research skills (non-fiction books and ICT) to find the answers to some of the questions asked. We are learning why we have day and night and different seasons throughout the year. We will also investigate why the Moon looks different sometimes in the sky - and much more!!
Primary 3 have had an amazing first term. We have all been working so hard, and enjoying our learning journey.
In language, we have been progressing with reading. We are making sure we understand what we read through comprehension activities. Spelling and grammar activities are also going well. We have been learning how to use a dictionary to put words into alphabetical order, and we are starting to learn how to use speech marks accurately in our writing. So far, we have written letters, short stories, weekend news, labels, lists, posters and information leaflets. Next week, we will make marmalade sandwiches and write instructions so others can make them too.
In maths, we have been further developing our knowledge and understanding of numbers to 100 and 1000. Primary 3 have been working very hard on place value and being able to say the value of a digit in a 2 or 3 digit number. Rounding to the nearest 10 is also going well. We will continue to work on addition and subtraction to 20/50/100 and practise counting in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s in preparation for times tables work. We are beginning to learn more about right angles and the connection to turning and compass points. Primary 3 can use the language of direction with some confidence – clockwise, anti-clockwise, quarter turn, half turn, full turn, right angle.
Our context for learning is ‘The Great Outdoors’ and we have really enjoyed looking at, using and creating maps, plans and models. We have created messy maps using materials from around the classroom, sketch maps of the local environment and now we are planning to create a model of Kinnoull area. Key features will include Kinnoull Hill, River Tay, North/South Inch, Kinnoull School and Kinnoull Church. Pupils will be encouraged to add in any other features they think are important. We are very excited to see the results!