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.
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!!!
PE - Friday 5th May - Practising our ball skills!
Players of the week!
The pupils wrote super poems about materials which began 'I Love the Feel of...'. Each pupil got to perform their poem in front of the class and enjoy a round of applause. Here are some photos of the poets performing!
Learning to skilfully pass the ball in PE.
and the Player of the Week was.... Ethan!
In ABL we are making observational drawings of driftwood, cutting and sticking to match analogue and digital times, folding to create halves and quarters and developing our retail skills in the clothes shop!!
Perfecting our ball skills in PE!!
We went on a hunt for various materials around our school. Can you tell which materials we are pointing to?
We had PE outside in lovely sunshine!!
and our players of the week were... Isabella and Eva!
We created ebooks on our ipads using Book Creator. We had to follow the instructions carefully.
Look at our science investigations which we did during Science Week! - We investigated how best to wash germs off our hands, searched for magnetic materials and looked at how heat and cold can change water and chocolate.
Look at our colourful clothes!!
..... and the most colourful pupil in P3KB was .... Ruby!!
Coach Dermott's Players of the week in P3KB.... Ethan and Marcus.
Investigating the forces of Push and Pull...
PRACTISING OUR BALL SKILLS !
Today we had a visit from a Paramedic!!
- We tried the Heart Monitor. The pads were very sticky and it measured our heart rate.
- We also saw how an oxygen mask works. It was very noisy!!
- We learned all about vacuum splint for when someone's leg is broken.
- The Paramedic showed us what happens when someone has a head injury.
- We looked inside the Paramedic Bag and the back of the ambulance car and saw all the equipment!!!
Finally we asked lots of questions and learned lots about the job of a busy Paramedic.
P3KB learning to 'Exchange' Tens and Units.
P3 KB outside for PE with coach Dermott.
and the Player of the week was,,,,,, Daisie!
Year 3 enjoyed listening to the African children's choir.
P3G - Designing and creating our emergency vehicles out of recycled materials.
P3 G having fun during PE!!
This week we designed our emergency vehicles ...
... and then we had great fun making them from junk!!
Making the story of 9 on a Ten Frame, setting the counters out Pair Wise.
Look at some of our ABL activities this week.
P3 KB - Testing our reaction skills in PE - Friday 27th Jan
... and the player of the week was Larissa :)
Having Fun in P.E during Healthy Living Week!!
Mollie was our 'Player of the Week' in P3G - 20th January
Charlie was our player of the week in P.3K/B
Fruit Filled Friday- Healthy Living Week
We very much enjoyed the fruit platter on Friday!!! We sampled apples,grapes,melon,bananas and strawberries....yum!
WEALTHY WEDNESDAY - Healthy Living Week
The manager from Danske Bank spoke to P3 about the services of the bank.
Thirsty Thursday- Healthy Living Week
As part of our Healthy Living Week, we all remembered to keep hydrated during Thirsty Thursday!!!!!
Postal Worker Visit to P.3
On Thursday 19th January Mr Dunbar, one of our local postmen called in to talk to us about his job. We asked lots of questions and tried on the uniform too!!
'Try It' Tuesday - Today P3KB walked 1 km around the school grounds. Jenna, Grace and Megan were our guides.
P3 G - 'Try it Tuesday'
We had great fun walking 1K around the school grounds!
Before the walk!
After the walk!
'Mindful Monday' in P3KB - learning to be mindful and self-soothe when in a stressful situation by concentrating on our breathing.
Fallon Egedal won the 'Mindful' colouring competition in P3G
Congratulations to Zara Reid for winning the 'Mindful' colouring competition in P3KB.
P3 G - 13th January - Coach Dermott's 'Player of the week' is Bruce !
P3 G Having great fun during PE !!
Lots of practice with Tens and Units.
P3 KB keeping fit with coach Dermott
... and the Player of the Week was Eva :)
HAPPY CHRISTMAS !
P3 have been busy making Christmas cards!
P3 - TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE ! - Create a star to hang on a Christmas tree, using recycled materials.
We had great fun designing and making these stars. We used lots of different materials - have a look at the results!
P3 G - More of Coach Dermott's Players of the Week!
P3 KB Christmas games with coach Dermott.
P3KB Coach Dermott's Player of the week was Sofia!!! :)
P3 KB carried out an investigation to see what was best to use to address a parcel - especially if the postal worker was going to be carrying it in the rain!!
First we addressed four parcels using pencil, crayon, chalk and pen.
We sprinkled water over each address.
We rubbed our hands over the addresses.
The chalk and the pencil smudged.
We found that a pen or crayon are best to address a parcel.
P3G Coach Dermott's Players of the week!
P3 have been using Colour Magic in the ICT suite to paint pictures of Guy Fawkes.
We have been busy in ABL. Here are some photos of what we have been up to!!
More activities with coach Dermott.
... and the Players of the week are -
P3K/B have been doing observational drawings of exotic fruit. Just before going home they got a chance to sample some!!
Coach Dermott teaching P3K/B how to balance.
....and player of the week was Zara!!
Coach Dermott's 'Players of the week!' - Friday 14th October 2016
P3 G visits Donaghadee library.
P3K/B followed instructions on carving a pumpkin.
P3 K/B and P3G Making wheaten bread as part of our Harvest topic
Making butter and eating our wheaten bread. Yum!!