Well what a year it’s been!!
A huge well done to all of P3 for being resilient this year. You should all be proud of what you have achieved this year.
I will miss you all and wish you all the best as you continue to grow through the school!
We will especially miss O, who is leaving to go to Poland and T who is staying more local! I’ll also be joining the Balmoral staff in August. I’ve had a fantastic four years at Langlee.
I hope you all have a fantastic holiday and have lots of fun.
Some photos of our bee friendly designs for BBC Radio 2 Big Bee Challenge. We had to pop our designer and problem solving hats on and try something new - drawing from above to make sure our garden plans made sense.
I have emailed a link for entering the competition.
In VCOP P3 have been learning about nouns, you can see a selection of the class’ learning below. We have remembered to use capital letters for proper nouns.
We have also been looking at adjectives to make our nouns more interesting.
We have started to look at verbs and have done well identifying the doing words from a story.
In literacy we have discussed in groups how we thought James and the Giant Peach would end and came up with our own success criteria for us to then write our own endings. We needed to think of the characters, what happens next in the story and where does it happen.
We have been looking at newspapers and their features. Looking at the ending of James and the Giant Peach we came up with the following headlines -
- “Is it a bomb?”
- “The giant thing”
- “The peach broke”
- “Will it explode?”
- “What is that ball?”
- “What is on the skyscraper?”
In IDL we have finished or topic by looking at how seeds grow. We looked at our bean seeds everyday to see how they were growing. We found it interesting how the bean shell grew up with the shoot and the roots ended up like worms along the bottom.
Our new IDL topic is Toys. We have been learning how to play respectfully and learning new board/card games (snap, marbles, draughts, Ludo).
We have discussed the difference between a toy and a game and know that we usually need to compete with someone to try and win the game, there are also rules to follow.
We have discussed toys that we play with and compared them to the toys our parents used to play with. We found out that most toys our parents played with are still around today and found Furbys rather amusing- thanks K’s mum for sharing!!
We have also been discussing Victorian toys and how some are still around today like dolls, dolls houses, building bricks and toy soldiers. We created our own thaumatrope, which is an optical illusion toy. Some of us enjoyed it that much that they made about 5!! They showed some great designer skills.
We really enjoyed playing with our Minion jigsaws so we created our own. We said we needed to think of our drawings, colours used, size of pieces and the size and shape of our final jigsaws. We realised they can be quite difficult to make and need to think about the size of the pieces next time!
In maths we have been revising place value using units, tens, hundreds and thousands.
In French we have been learning about family members. We have been playing naughts and crosses games and created our own snap jigsaw game to show the French words for people in our family. For example mon père is my dad.
For Walk to School week the JRSO’s gave us a design challenge to do - create our own trainer designs.
In PE we have been practicing our athletic skills for sports day. Here is a photo of us practicing for the long jump.
Pictures of our sports day quiz and sportsperson portraits, Usain Bolt and Sammie Kinghorn (local sportsperson).
We have been listening to drawing instructions for Creativity Friday and creating our own toy boxes and Lego figures.
We have been busy completing our homework tasks:
Some photos of our free time over the last few weeks.
We were a bit disappointed that we didn’t see the solar eclipse today but Miss Wilson showed us how to create a pin hole viewer for the next time we can view one.
What a busy classroom we have had since coming back from our April holidays!
We have been looking at line drawing and collage to create our own lilies.
In maths we have been looking at value value. Some of the class have been using tens and units to support us.
In literacy we have been learning about nouns and also writing our own endings to James and the Giant Peach. We will finish the story next week.
In PE we have started to learn about the skills needed for athletics.
We have designed our own entries for the Royal Mail heroes stamp competition. Here are our designs:
We have started our new topic of Toys. We have looked at Egyptian toys this week and we went outside to paint like they might have painted their dolls - with things found in nature.
Photos of what we have been completing during our free time.
Miss Wilson asked us if we would like to take part in a design project that she is taking part in.
She spoke about the design process and showed us some of her work that she made at university.
We created our own mini designs which are going to be put together in to a bigger panel to be displayed at the new Tapestry of Scotland gallery.
We also got a chance to spin our own wool which Miss Wilson might use in our design.
We have had a great sunny week for our first week back at school after the Easter holidays.
In maths, we have been estimating weights. We really enjoyed seeing if our estimates were correct by weighting them on the scales.
In IDL we have been looking at design and how we can turn insects in to robot bugs.
We have also watched and discussed the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly (in slow-motion).
In art we have been looking at line drawing and observing, drawing our own daffodils.
Here are some photos that we wanted to share from our soft starts.
In Creativity Friday we created different sun catchers using scraps that we had left over from our At Birkhill House craft kits. They look brilliant when the sun is shining!
In IDL (Topic) we have been looking at different parts of a plant. We were given a diagram and some materials and we needed to use our problem solving skills to come up with our own diagrams. We did really well!
We have looked at how cress seeds grow and how that links to parts of a plant. We have been excited to see the cress grow every day and we have looked after them well watering them each day.
As part of our maths we have been looking at measurement and we took part in a scavenger hunt this week. It was good to compare different sizes and estimate lengths and weights.
We have been looking at our 2, 5 and 10 times tables over the last couple of weeks. It would be good if we can practice our counting at home (e.g. 2,4,6,8,10,12...)
We hope that everyone has a lovely Easter Holiday.
We have been reading James and the Giant Peach for our topic/IDL work.
We have just met the creatures in the book, so we went outside for a mini-beast hunt. One of the best places in our woodland area was in a dead log, (Mrs Middleton kindly helped us to open it up to see the mini-beasts hibernating and even found some eggs)!
World Book Day was slightly different this year, however we got to spend our vouchers at Mainstreet Trading at St Boswells. Who kindly sorted out our book bundles for us.
We have been learning about what root vegetables are and created our own art work showing what they look like when they are still planted underground.
In maths we have been learning about measurement. We took a ruler, metre stick, string and a trundle wheel outside to experiment which one was easiest to use in a big area. We all decided on the trundle wheel.
We have also been using pattern during our free time in numeracy work to create flags.
In writing we have been looking at writing lists of what we would need to fill in a bug hotel. We would need bits of dead wood, sunflower heads (after the summer), pine cones, moss, dead leaves, bricks, grass, twigs, rocks/stones, bamboo, hay, pots and conifer branches.
Miss Wilson found some pine cones and moss during walks over the weekend and brought them in for our school bug hotel. We collected some seeds and branches from a fallen conifer tree one lunchtime and place those in the hotel too. J also did some litter picking when we were outside.
We worked really well in groups to create our own wall display looking at trees, shrubs, creepers, climbers and flowers.
We have also worked well in groups playing spelling games and Basic Maths games over the last couple of weeks.
M wanted to show her design that she made.
This afternoon we spoke to Lara from At Birkhill House about Chinese New Year and that 2021 is the year of the ox. She kindly donated sun-catcher craft kits for us to create! Here are our final creations:
H wanted to show her comic strip writing about Pizza Man
We started our new topic this week - James and the Giant Peach. We spend some time drawing our peaches and using the cross-hatching technique to colour in them.
For World Book Day we looked at different books that are on offer for £1 during WBD. We ordered our books from Mainstreet Trading Company and look forward to getting them next week using our WBD vouchers. During our note taking task, we were really interested in Alex. T Smith’s penguin illustration so we looked at how he created this.
We are lucky enough to have an extra PE slot on a Friday. Here are some photos of us warming up and using our ball skills.
M wanted to show his drawing from Creativity Friday.