Hey Primary 3! I’m so happy that we’re all back together after a VERY long time away. I hope you have all settled in to school well and had a lovely few weeks back. We have started our first social studies topic which is Scientists and Engineers. So far we have learned about Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and have just started learning about Marie Curie. For Health and Wellbeing we have been focusing on road safety and have taken part in South Lanarkshire’s Road Safety Calendar Competition where we all had to design a poster promoting the Green Cross Code: Stop, Look, Listen and Think. In literacy we have been learning the story of The Hare and The Tortoise for our Talk for Writing focus. We have been enjoying reading books written by author Roald Dahl and have so far read the Twits and the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. I wonder which story we will read next? In Numeracy, we have been focusing on numbers to 100, Place Value and Fractions. We will continue to develop our number skills with Number Talks. We have been having an absolute fantastic time doing outdoor learning with Mrs Hendry – we have been building dens, visiting the forest and building campfires! I am so excited about our learning this term and can’t wait for you to find out what we have in store for you all in the months ahead. Lots of love, Miss Cartwright
Outdoor Learning and STEM – Teacher NCC Cover A note from Mrs Hendry… This term, I am covering non-class contact time and through a themed approach, I am providing children with opportunities to learn across many areas of the curriculum. Lessons have a particular focus on outdoor learning and STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), requiring students to draw on and develop their imagination, problem solving and creativity skills, as well as building on their resilience, determination and ability to work with others in a team. So far, the children have had great fun learning about forests through woodland visits and have also enjoyed learning about shelters by building dens and putting up tents. Our Gingerbread Man engineering challenge provided a context for investigating buoyancy and developed their problem solving skills. Next we will be learning about the science behind fires, how to build a fire and have the chance to listen to and create our own campfire stories. We might even get to enjoy a wee toasted marshmallow if we are lucky ; ) Keep an eye on Twitter for what we’ve been up to.