Welcome to Primary 3! - 2017-2018
We're glad you have come to see what goes on in P3!
Our teachers are Mrs Kelly, Mrs Betts, Mrs Gillespie and Mrs Bell.
Harvest Topic ABL fun!!!!
We had our photo taken in the dark to show how bright our clothes are !!!!
P3 classes produced fabulous cupcakes-thank you!
Congratulations to Christian and Darcy in P3GB
We enjoyed Waste Awareness Day-we created bottle top art.
In PDMU we cut out pictures and created "feelings" posters.
P3 were sorting 3D shapes and then put their findings onto a Carroll Diagram
Learning to sequence our numbers from 100 back to 1 by playing 'Stand in Line'
Library Visit Monday 23rd October
David read us a funny story about being late for school.
Being Creative in ABL !
We really loved our Pumpkin Investigation this week-look at what we discovered.
Having fun in ABL decorating biscuits, designing menus, making lego food and paying at the class cafe!!!
P3 really enjoyed tasting different types of bread-look at our results!
Once we made the bread then we made some butter and tasted-delicious!
P3 had great fun making wheaten bread and then tasting it.
We are enjoying ABL within our new topic of Harvest
In PE P3 KB were throwing, catching and balancing beanbags.
We have had great fun making wheaten bread this week.
We also made our own butter!
...and of course we enjoyed eating our wheaten bread and butter!!
Souvenirs from Norway !!!
A lovely Autumn Picture!!
Number Ladders Counting......
A Visit to Donaghadee Library!!!!
Mrs. Roberts read us the story of ' Spinderella' and then we made book marks and looked at the library books.
Ready for our harvest celebrations!!!!!!
P.3 enjoying Art time !!!!!
We have been painting the clay tiles of the harbour scene in Donaghadee.
We have also been busy working on our African Tinga Tinga Art....
Tinga tinga art is a painting style that came from Tanzania in Africa and started by an artist called Edward Tinga Tinga. He painted with enamel bicycle paint and colours were bright and bold!!
P3GB visited Donaghadee Library-we had great fun learning about how to find different books. Thank you David and Adam.
In practical maths we used non standard measures to find the length of objects
P3 really enjoy reading books from our school library
Our ABL topic of Places is almost over-look at all the fun we've had.
More gymnastics fun with Mrs McDonald !!
Learning about Extended Addition
In PE we pretended to be Mr Small, Mr Tall, Mr Blobby, Mr Snail, Mr Rush, Mr Quiet, and Mr Noisy. Have a look at our photos and see if you can work out which character we are acting out!!
We walked, skipped and hopped while passing a bean bag, in teams of four.
P3 really enjoyed experimenting with Tinga Tinga art.
Caitlyn and Abigail show an African giraffe to inspire P3 with Tinga Tinga Art-keep watching for our pictures.
More fun making clay tiles
P3 used INVERSE IVAN to help with their maths
We love ABL about our topic Places
P3 have enjoyed creating clay tiles with Lighthouses on them
P3GB enjoyed gymnastics this week with Mrs McDonald
P3 have been getting in shape with the 2D shapes-have a go at home!
This week in ICT P3 have been making music. Move over Mozart!
What is your favourite landmark in Donaghadee? P3GB enjoyed their secret voting to decide.
We really enjoyed our gymnastics session today with Fraser's granny - Mrs McDonald. Here are some photos showing the fun we had!!
P3KB learning to count Tens and Units using an abacus.
Joel showed us some tiles which were washed up from a ship wreck, near the Commons, before the First World war and Abigail showed us a little house she had made from a cardboard box.
ABL this week in P3KB - Painting using warm and cold colours to reflect warm and cold countries, building Donaghadee Landmarks using lego and programming the Beebot to visit the various landmarks.
P3 had a wonderful time walking around Donaghadee looking at all our wonderful landmarks.
P3GB-Mrs Gillespie and Mrs Bell
Primary 3 - Mrs Kelly and Mrs Betts
P3K/B have been enjoying ABL activities. Have a look!!
P3G/B have also had fun with ABL
Class of 2016-2017
Our Transpiration Investigation
We have been investigating transpiration. This is the movement of water up the stem of a plant from root to leaf and flowers . Firstly water is absorbed by the roots. It then moves into the xylem vessel which is the tube carrying water up the plant. Water evaporates through small openings in the plant. We used white flowers, water and blue food colouring to investigate the movement of water through a plant.
We had a great P.3 trip to Castle Espie on Thursday 22nd June!!
Congratulations to everyone who crossed the line during our annual Sport's Day. Some Year 3 pupils were also awarded medals in assembly today.
..and here are our overall junior prize winners.
Today ,Friday 16th June, was our last day with coach Diurmuid!!:(
and our Players of the Week were ..... Josh and Ruby!!
Sports Day - Tuesday 13th June
The P3s had a great time today in Cromellin Park. There was a running race, potato and spoon race, skipping race and the obstacle race!
Well done to everyone who took part - it was an enjoyable afternoon !
Releasing the Butterflies......
We waited until Friday 9th June to finally release our butterflies beside the Minibeast Hotels we had constructed. It is important that the temperature is above 12 degrees when releasing them as butterflies need this warmth to fly, feed and pollinate.
Practising 'shooting' ball skills in P.E
Our Year 7 buddies have been helping us in ABL. Thank you!
We are learning about the life cycle of a butterfly !
We have caterpillars in class and we are watching them grow day by day.
Our caterpillars are now in their cocoons!
A butterfly has appeared!
We have been practising for Sports Day!
Friday 26th May was our Outdoor Learning Extravaganza!!! P.3 had a lovely time in the sunshine building the Minibeast Hotel that we had designed in class. Have a look at how we made it!!!!
We had great fun and we will keep an eye over the next few weeks to see which minibeasts have checked into our 5 star hotel !!!!!
In ABL the Year 3 classes are busy creating bugs using construction materials, producing Minibeast Fact booklets, getting familiar with how much makes 1 Litre and painting the outside of what will become a 3D bug. Have a look and see the fun we are having!
Goal shooting practice in PE. Some hits and some misses!! But all great fun!
and the Player of the Week in P3KB was ... Lana!! Well done!
Practising Dribbling and Kicking Ball Skills
And our player of the week was.....
This week we have been investigating bubbles!!!
We have been learning that when air gets trapped under the surface of soap mixture, the skin stretches into a sphere... making a bubble.
We discussed what happens when a bubble floats through the air and lands on our hands, table or a wall. It will pop as it makes a hole in the skin and the air escapes. In class we were investigating are bubbles always round? We needed bubble solution, wires to make different shaped blowers... squares, triangles etc....
We found out that even if a bubbles starts out another shape it will always return to a sphere as soon as it floats into the air!!! We also observed colour changes..... when a bubble was first made we saw greens,purples , blues and pinks.... but as it was about to pop the colour changes to a dark , golden yellow!!!!!
'Where's Wally?' Fun in Year 3 - Wally Trail, Designing Wally Glasses (competition) and of course coming dressed as Wally!!
Designing Wally Glasses competion.
and the winner in P3KB was ...Paige Finlay! Congratulations Paige! - Enjoy spending the £5.00 voucher at the Book Fair!
Before the Year 3 classes began their investigation into 'Bubbles' , we just had to give them their own wee pots and let them enjoy making lots of them outside in the sunshine!!!