Year 3 Classes

Welcome to P3!

Mrs A Radcliffe - Senior Leadership Team, Primary 3, Safeguarding Team

Mrs T Peden - Primary 2 & 3 Teacher

Welcome to P3!

P3 is a fun, hardworking class! We strive to develop each child’s independence, gifts and talents through lots of different learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. We recognise and celebrate each child’s unique personality through our daily ‘Pupil of the Day’ in our PATHS programme.

Throughout the year, in our exciting topics, we find out all about our bodies and how we can keep healthy, we follow Paddington on his adventures looking at all the different kinds of animals he sees, we explore space and we study all sorts of mini-beasts.

We build on literacy work aiming to have confident readers and writers benefitting from phonic knowledge gained through our Sounds Write programme.

We enjoy a practical, ‘hands on’ approach in numeracy encouraging the boys and girls to think for themselves, challenge themselves and problem solve.

Throughout the year the class have lots of opportunities to use ICT to help with learning: using the Reading Eggs and Mathletics apps for homework; exploring with Spheros and Beebots in play; becoming familiar with green screen, animation and film making tools; using iPads to extend and consolidate learning.

In P3 the boys and girls are at the centre of everything we do!

Welcome to Term 2 in P3!

We’re really excited for a new term and ready to jump right into our new topic ‘On an Adventure’, where we have been reading lots of stories about Paddington Bear and his many adventures. The class have also enjoyed finding out lots about different animals from all around the world and looked at how explorers from years ago have changed life for us. During activity-based learning we designed our own transport using different materials, used spheros to sequence an adventure story, made our own suitcases and passports to go on our own adventure, amongst many other things.

In Numeracy we used our Base 10 to help with adding 2-digit numbers, practised our money skills working hard counting money and we will be progressing onto giving change, discovered lots about 3D shapes and experimented with our weighing skills. We also continue to work on our problem-solving skills.

In Literacy we are continuing to follow our Sounds-Write programme to help with our spellings. We wrote clues for our favourite animal for the class to guess what it was. We will also be finding out all about the features required when writing a report, use Wordfoto app to create amazing descriptive pictures on our favourite animals and create a flowchart to make Paddington’s favourite meal- marmalade sandwiches.

In March we will jump into the unknown as we begin our new topic of ‘Out of This World’. We will be finding out lots about the different planets in our solar system and will be investigating what life would be like as an astronaut. We will be creating and testing many different types of rockets.

We will be continuing with our genre of reports and will use this to help create reports on different planets and the moon. We will also be thinking about the things we would need if we went into space or what qualities we would need to have to be an astronaut.

P3 are really excited about all the different things they will be learning this term!

As always, if you have any concerns regarding your child, please contact either Mrs Peden or myself via Seesaw or through the school office.

Mrs Radcliffe & Mrs Peden