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Exit Point

posted 10 Dec 2017, 18:13 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 18:13 ]

As their Exit Point for the Unit People of the past the children from P2 and P3 shared their art and music skills with P1 and Nursery. 


Learning in P3 11/12/2017

posted 10 Dec 2017, 16:46 by Primary 3 Teacher

Reflection Week

This week the children will do knowledge quizzes to check what they have remembered about our Unit of learning.

They will also look at their development of skills through rubrics using self and teacher reflections and feedback. 

The children will have the opportunity to answer the Big Question: Why are some people remembered more than others? 


Not only will we reflect on the academics but also we will think about how are personal qualities help us to become reflective thinkers and accountable global citizens. 

For International Mindedness we will take on a week challenge to be responsible for the impact we have on our world by tidying up and taking care of the learning environment. 
Please send any photo's of your child to school taking care of their home environment too!! 



Learning in P3 4/12/2017

posted 4 Dec 2017, 16:49 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 4 Dec 2017, 16:50 ]

Our Big Question in IPC - Why are some people remembered more than others?
Music Guiding Questions: How have musicians changed the world around them?
Art Guiding Questions: How have artists changed the world around them? 

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                                                     Joan Miro -   Spain                                  Piet Mondrian - The Netherlands 

Knowledge
I know facts about famous artists from my home and other countries
I know facts about famous artists from my home and other countries

Skills
I can play simple rhythms with a steady beat
I can comment on works of art

Performance of Thinking
How have musicians and artists impacted on people's lives - are they accountable global citizens? 

Our Big Question in Literacy - How can I edit and adapt my writing to improve my communication?

Composition


Consider what they are going to write before beginning by:

Knowledge

I know new vocabulary for my writing (adjectives)


Skills

To be able to plan or say what they are going to write about

To be able to write down ideas and/or keywords, including new vocabulary


Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by:

Skills

To be able to write narratives using a similar structure


Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by:

To be able to re-read to check that their writing makes sense

To be able to proof-read to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation

To be able to read aloud what they’ve written

To be able to check that verbs to indicate time are used correctly

To be able to include verbs in the continuous form



Our Big Question in Maths -  How can I make a math problem visible in different ways?


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Knowledge


Know the multiples of 10

Know number bonds up to 20

Know the nearest multiple of 10 from any number 


Skills

  • To be able to Add and subtract 20, 30, 40, 50 to/from two-digit numbers (answer less than 100); 
  • To be able to Add 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 31, 32 and 33 to two-digit numbers (answer less than 100); 
  • To be able to begin to subtract 11, 12, 21 and 22 from two-digit numbers


Performance of Thinking


Make your maths problem visible in different ways


Team building

posted 4 Dec 2017, 16:33 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 4 Dec 2017, 16:33 ]

Building teams and friendships.
Communicating ideas and strategies
Supporting each other trying to get to the other side 
The over and under game, which team cooperates and is the quickest to the other side? 







Linking with the wider community...

posted 29 Nov 2017, 02:31 by Primary 3 Teacher


Tomorrow we will presenting our Plastic Project in cooperation with Wonder Island to the Hub.
We hope to inspire people to join us on our journey. 
One person can't make a difference but a shared vision can!

Learning in P3 27/11/2017

posted 27 Nov 2017, 02:59 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 03:00 ]

Our Big Question in IPC - Why are some people remembered more than others?
Music Guiding Questions: How have musicians changed the world around them?
Art Guiding Questions: How have artists changed the world around them? 

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Knowledge
I know facts about famous artists from my home and other countries
I know facts about famous musicians from my home and other countries

Skills
I can play simple rhythms with a steady beat
I can comment on works of art

Performance of Thinking
How have musicians and artists impacted on people's lives - are they accountable global citizens? 

Our Big Question in Literacy - How can I edit and adapt my writing to improve my communication?

Composition


Consider what they are going to write before beginning by:

Knowledge

I know new vocabulary for my writing (adjectives)


Skills

To be able to plan or say what they are going to write about

To be able to write down ideas and/or keywords, including new vocabulary


Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by:

Skills

To be able to write narratives using a similar structure


Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by:

To be able to re-read to check that their writing makes sense

To be able to proof-read to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation

To be able to read aloud what they’ve written

To be able to check that verbs to indicate time are used correctly

To be able to include verbs in the continuous form



Our Big Question in Maths -  What shapes and patterns can you find it in nature?

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Knowledge


  • Recognise common 2D shapes,

  • Identify 2D shapes from pictures in different positions and orientations;

Skills


  • To be able to Draw, sort and describe 2D shapes, referring to their properties including symmetry and right angles (‘square’ corners)


Performance of Thinking


Explain how nature is made up of geometrical shapes by giving examples



Famous People of the Past - Julia Donaldson

posted 27 Nov 2017, 02:19 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 02:20 ]


We had 2 witches in our classroom!

In IPC we are learning about famous people of the past. 
We learned about Roald Dahl and Julia Donaldson and their famous books.

The children used their enquiry and researched facts about the authors,  acted the story out and presented their knowledge on posters. 


Famous People of the Past - Neil Armstrong

posted 27 Nov 2017, 02:12 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 02:13 ]

In IPC we have been learning about Famous People of the Past

Our Big Question: Why are some people being remembered more than others? 

We did a See, Think, Wonder about some footprints with our parents who came to share learning with us.

Mr. Freeman skyped us from space and he thought he was the first person on the moon!
Unfortunately, he found some footsteps... so someone was there before him!
He asked us: can you find out who was on the moon before me?
We researched the fist man on the moon by; Watching a Video, 
We recorded our learning by Acting Out, Answering Questions and  Making Information Posters




Learning in P3 20/11/2017

posted 20 Nov 2017, 19:49 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 20 Nov 2017, 19:50 ]

Big Question IPC Throughline : What makes a great person?


Roald Dahl                                                                         Julia Donaldson 

History guiding questions: 

How have people from the past changed the world around them? 
Does that make them accountable Global Citizens? 

We will use our inquiry and investigate the lives of people from the past. 

Knowledge
Know facts about people from the past from my home/host and other countries.

Skills
To be able to use key words and phrases relating to the passing of time
To be able to order events and persons into a sequence
To be able to find out about aspects of the past from a range of sources of information 

Performance of Thinking
Explain how personal qualities helped people becoming famous. 
Think and reason about how people from the past changed the world around them - does it make them accountable global citizens? 

Big Question Literacy: How can I engage my audience? 

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Writing guiding questions:
What tools for writing can I use?
How can I improve on my story? 

Composition


Consider what they are going to write before beginning by:

Knowledge

I know new vocabulary for my writing


Skills

To be able to plan or say what they are going to write about

To be able to write down ideas and/or keywords, including new vocabulary


Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by:

Skills

To be able to write narratives using a similar structure


Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by:

To be able to re-read to check that their writing makes sense

To be able to proof-read to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation

To be able to read aloud what they’ve written

To be able to check that verbs to indicate time are used correctly

To be able to include verbs in the continuous form



Got Its Maths

  • This week we will be reflecting on the maths learning journey

Morning Starters

posted 20 Nov 2017, 18:08 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 20 Nov 2017, 18:08 ]


The children are using their enquiry to find out about the rules of Chess. 
They use cooperation to teach each other what they know. 



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