We are not in school at the moment but we doing some fantastic learning at home. Here are just a couple of examples:
I'll post more soon!
We used our prior knowledge of 2D and 3D shape to recognise a cone net. We all decorated our tree in our own ways and made sure to put the star on top!
For our STEM advent we were engineers and worked individually or in partners to design our own Santa sleigh. Our task was to build a sleigh out of Lego that would hold Santa and his presents. Here are some of the super examples from the class.
In groups we looked at snowflake patterns and found out that they are made of different shapes and are symmetrical. Our challenge for advent today was to create our own snowflakes using circles, triangles and squares, folding the paper to make them 3D.
On Wednesday we learnt about a process called Chromatography. We used one pen colour on our first experiment. Did you know that black ink separates in to blue, grey and orange!?! For our second experiment we added a number of colours to make great colourful designs. Our favourite bauble from the experiments were made into decorations that we can take home and put it up on the tree or in our rooms.
The class continued to be engineers in the middle of the week. We created our own gingerbread people to trap in traps that we planned, designed and made. We spoke about how they would trap the gingerbread person and how we could release them.....
On Thursday we continued to be engineers and created our own upside down Christmas trees. Some of us struggled with this task but changed materials and found out they worked out really well!!
From everyone in P3, we wish you a very merry Christmas.
On Monday we took part in a dissolving candy cane experiment. We learnt about the risks of some science experiments and how important it is to be safe. We found out that hot water dissolves the candy cane quicker that when it is put in cold water.
In maths we have continued to look at data handling and completed a Christmas inspired Carroll Diagram.
Another STEM advent calendar challenge this week involved marbles! We took part in group work and designed and made our own Christmas mazes. A lot of good communication skills were shown and all of the mazes worked!
In our space topic we looked at how rockets fly and discussed that fuel was one of the most important thing in rocket design. We were amazed about how much fuel and flames are involved in launching a rocket. On Newsround we found out this week that sometimes test launches do not work all the time!! Here are some examples of our rocket designs.
We were engineers this week, designing and creating fortresses that would hide abominable snowmen from Miss Wilson’s snowball throws! All of them survived with some being stronger than others.
We created Santa pictures this week with Miss Stirling.
For our advent on Friday we used our problem solving skills to create Christmas trees with only seeing three different pictures of tree crafts. Here are our results.
Some more photos of us enjoying our gifts from Langlee Primary Parent Council.
A HUGE thank you to Parent Council for the class Christmas money. We decided as a class to buy a marble run and chess. They are fun games - O. Miss Wilson also bought some science experiment items that we have been using as part of our advent calendar.
We have discussed what advent is at the start of this week and Miss Wilson showed us our STEM advent calendar that we will be completing in class from the 1st December until the end of term.
On Monday we had a one sheet of paper, paper chain contest. E did a fantastic job creating a very long chain, she said she cut the paper in skinny strips to help her. Well done M and C who also did very well!
On Tuesday we looked at how far we could get our Reindeer's to fly. T was the winner with 195cm , J with 173cm and K with 125cm. The class were patient taking turns and learnt that science experiments sometimes do not work first time.
We welcomed Miss Appleby to Langlee Primary (we had her for art this week only) and we created Christmas baubles in groups.
After Monday's STEM challenge we wanted to create our own paper chains to decorate the class room. They were so long that we managed to fill the corridor with them!!
Our challenge on Friday was to create 3D Christmas trees using pyramid nets. Some of us worked really well in a team to create these.
On Monday we wrote our own stories about a space adventure. We watched The Pink Panther for inspiration and came up with our own word bank to help us. Some of the words we used were;
............. spaceship, aliens, jet pack, planets, teleporting, robots, planets, trapped, saving the world, rescue, disguised, flying, craters, engine, meteors, villain......
We discussed Stir Up Sunday, a date in the diary to start making Christmas Puddings so they taste yummy for Christmas. Some of the class wanted to go home and ask their parents if they could make their own! Here are some calorie free collage puddings.....
Some of the class wanted to share their work; we have been working on addition to 20, 50 or 100 this week, block graphs and mental maths.
For Health and Well-being this week we read the book Odd Dog Out. We discussed that it was ok to be different from others in your class and what these differences could be (hair colour, height, skin colour, if good at maths or not...). We designed our own characters for the book.
Like in the Look Up book (from book week), we discussed what we would take into space with us. We filled our rucksacks with ten things.
During Creativity Friday last week we created clay diyas for Diwali. This week we painted them and hopefully they are being used with tea lights at home.
In writing we have been looking at acrostic poems. As a class we decided we would pick Saturn for the topic of our poem. Here is our class poem and a photo of M’s creative work.
Stars are far away.
And Saturn is too.
The sixth planet from the sun.
Up in the sky you can see Saturn.
Rings of rocks and ice.
November you can see me clearly.
With Miss Stirling this week we have been creating our own alien pictures.
J wanted to show his picture of the class and his astronaut that he drew during Creativity Friday this week.
In Maths this week we have been learning about Block Graphs. We know we had to look for a picture, count it and then colour in the blocks above the picture that we had counted. We found out it was very important to be neat when we are colouring in the blocks so that we show the data very clearly.
We have also started to look at Bar Charts and answered some questions about them as a class.
We read the book WOW! Animals, A Book of Extraordinary Facts that we received from the Scottish Book Week bags. We discussed our favourite animals from the book and drew them. We were fascinated by some of the facts from the books, we can't wait to share them at home!
As part of our Book Week pack the class have a set of Story Cards. This will help us pick characters and settings to make up our own stories at home. We used something similar in class to come up with the following ideas for our writing this week. We chose the following to pick from:
On Tuesday we used our listening and problem solving skills to make kites. We made a list of what we needed after watching a video on how to make them (paper, glue, scissors, strings, sticks) and collected the items from Miss Wilson. It was a really windy day on Tuesday so I think all of our kites worked!
On Wednesday, we were amazed after watching Space videos about solar flares. We found out that they can cause clouds that make our satellites in space stop working!! Here are some fantastic chalk drawings inspired by what we watched.
On Thursday, Miss Stirling taught us how to doodle. We created these colourful busy pictures.
K also wanted to show his picture of the Sun, Earth, Mars and Saturn.
Diwali is a five day festival starting on the 14th November 2020. We read a story exploring what happens on each of the five days during the Festival of Lights.
After watching how rangoli patterns are made using different colours of sand, we collected leaves from the playground to create our own patterns.
We will look at more things Diwali next week.
As part of our Festivals topic we looked at Bonfire Night. The local fire service usually come in to the school to teach us about the risks of Bonfire Night, however due to the current circumstances we watched a PowerPoint in class. We learnt that it was very important to Stop, Drop and Roll if anyone catches fire.
We also looked at the history of Bonfire Night and discussed Guy Fawkes.
We then created our own firework displays using paint and straws.
We had a great time on Friday playing pumpkin pass the parcel and ghost twister. Thanks again to the Parent Council for the gifts.
For Creativity Friday we created our own folding gravestone and Skelton drawings. Here are a few examples of our work.
We created our own sugar skull skeletons with Miss Stirling and found out more about Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Monday with Miss Wilson as part of our festivals topic. We watched Coco and learnt about what happens in Mexico over the three days of the festival.
In Health and Well-Being we have been looking at different books about anger and being mean to others. The class have had great discussions about their feelings and strategies that they might have to help them. We have also been learning social skills in our bubbles.
K came up with the idea of drawing the planets so they could be displayed in the classroom. Here are our great paintings! We worked really well together in small groups and listened well to instructions for what colours and textures we needed to use.
In maths we have been playing different board games to help us with our addition to 10, 20 and 100.