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Please check this news page regularly for reminders, updates, news and photos about our learning journey. 

Try using these prompts with your child to find out more about the learning below: 'Tell me...',  'Show me...', 'Talk to me about...'.  

Learning in P3 4/6/2018

posted 4 Jun 2018, 04:00 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 4 Jun 2018, 04:02 ]

IPC Geography
Big Question: How and why is water important for us and how do we need to take care of it?
Geo Question: What makes an environment attractive? 

Knowledge:
Know the 5 oceans of the world
Image result for main oceans of the worldKnow Know facts about water and why it is important for us 

Skills
To be able to express views on the environment

To be able to describe the environment using vocabulary about the natural and human geographical features 

Performance of Thinking to deepen Understanding
Think about why you like or don't like something. What makes an environment attractive? Is it the same for everyone? How do we affect the environment? 

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The Big Question Literacy: How can I organise my recount? 

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Knowledge: I know the structure of a recount

Skills: I can make a plan for a recount using the structure

Performance of Thinking 
I reflect on my plan with my partner and do a rally read and rally coach to find out if I missed anything. I will make changes in blue. 

The Big Question Maths: 
How can you solve a money problem - how would you visualise it and break it down into steps? 

Knowledge
Know the main coins from the UK
Know number bonds up to 20

Skills
To be able to pay for shopping using different coins
To be able to calculate change 
To be able to select adding on or counting back strategies

Performance of Thinking

The Puzzling Sweet Shop

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Rosie went into the sweet shop with 10p to spend.

There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p.

Chews, Mini eggs, Chocko bars and lollypops

What could she buy if she wanted to spend all her money?

Alice, James, Katie and Henry went into the shop too. They each had 20p to spend and they all spent all of their money.

Alice bought at least one of each kind of sweet. Which one did she have two of?

James spent his money on just one kind of sweet, but he does not like chews. Which sweets did he buy?

Katie bought the same number of sweets as James but she had 3 different kinds. Which sweets did she buy?

Henry chose 8 sweets. What could he have bought?

 
(If you want to do this with cents instead go here  )


Learning in P3 21/5/2018

posted 20 May 2018, 01:48 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 20 May 2018, 01:49 ]

Entry Point IPC Water World 
The Big Question: What is an accountable global citizen?
Through the perspective of: WaterWorld 
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The entry point is an exciting activity to spark an interest in the Unit of learning. 
The children will participate in water challenges to collect water drops to grow our plants. 
The children will start to think about the use and importance of water and what it means to be an accountable global citizen. 

This week we will also have our Knowledge Harvest in which we will find out about what the children already know about this Unit of learning as well as what they are interested in to find out.

There will be a team building activity with the children from P2 to form new Cooperative Learning Teams.

The Big Question in Literacy
How to engage your audience?

The children are writing a longer story to develop stamina in writing.
It is based on a combination of a book by Julia Donaldson: The whale and the Snail and Toy-story. 
Image result for the whale and the snail
Knowledge
The children will know interesting vocabulary to describe settings

Skills
To be able to write a story with a similar structure 

Performance of Understanding
Applying knowledge of spelling, grammar, vocabulary as well as writing with the audience in mind to engage and amaze.

The Big Question in Maths
What tools and strategies can help me to remember my maths facts? 

Knowledge
Know the names of the 2D and 3D shapes
Know the properties of the 2D and 3D shapes
Know what quadrilaterals are 
Know a line of symmetry
Know where the tools for maths are
Know a variety of strategies to practice maths facts

Skills
To be able to name the properties of the common 2D and 3D shapes
To be able to sort 2D and 3D shapes based on their properties
To be able to recognise and draw quadrilateral shapes 
To be able to draw lines of symmetry in shapes 
To be able to rotate a shape quarter turn, half a turn, 3 quarter turns clockwise and anti-clockwise 

Performance of Understanding - challenge
https://nrich.maths.org/7301/note
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These pictures were made quite simply by starting with a square, finding the half-way point on each side and joining those points up. This creates a smaller shape (which also happens to be a square) inside the original. The half-way points of this new shape are then joined up to make a third shape. This way of making new shapes is continued until it gets too small to do properly. 

You can, of course, start with any straight-lined shape.
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So, it's your turn to have a go.

It's probably good to start with a fairly large shape since it's going to get smaller and smaller each time.
 
Here are some challenges for you to pursue:
 
  • Having made a design like one above, cut out the triangles and the smallest inner shape and rearrange the pieces to form a new shape/design.
  • Talk about and record the things you notice as you have drawn more and more halving lines.
  • What is happening to the enclosed area each time the sides are halved?  (Try investigating a regular shape first.)
This problem is based on an idea suggested by Ian Short.

Learning in P3 14/5/2018

posted 15 May 2018, 21:33 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 15 May 2018, 21:34 ]

Reflection Week

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In IPC the children will be reflecting on their knowledge by taking a quiz, their skills by looking at the rubric and next steps in learning as well as thinking about answering the Big Question: What makes a good toy through the perspective of History, Technology and Science to show their understanding of the Unit The Magic Toymaker. 

There will also be time to use their reflection to then use their adaptability to make improvements to their learning. 

Literacy: The Big Question - How can I engage my audience? 
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Knowledge

Know new vocabulary from the story: The Whale and the Snail by Julia Donaldson
Know synonyms for walking and saying

Skills

To be able to consider what to write before beginning by writing down ideas and key words including new vocabulary
To be able to use capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences and starting to use question and exclamation marks
To be able to use subordination (when, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but)

Performance of Understanding
Apply new vocabulary when writing a Quest Story

Maths: The Big Question: How can you measure things?

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Knowledge

Know the standard units of measurement
Know facts about time (seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months, years)

Skills
To be able to tell time to the nearest 5 minutes

Performance of Understanding
Apply knowledge and skills to solve problems with time, mass, length, capacity 

Learning in P3 23/4/2018

posted 22 Apr 2018, 04:48 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 22 Apr 2018, 04:48 ]

IPC The Magic Toymaker


IPC The Big Question:

What makes a good toy?

Do all children agree with what makes a good toy?


Guiding Questions

History - How are toys today similar and different from toys in the past?

Science - How are materials for toys chosen for their properties

Technology - Why is a plan for a design important? 


Knowledge
Know a range of toys used by people in the past
Know the names and properties of a variety of materials

Skills

To be able to pose simple scientific questions

To be able to find out about aspects of the past from a variety of sources of information


Performance of Understanding


Children will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of properties of materials when they design their own toys



The Big Question Multimodal Literacy:
How can you engage the audience?


Knowledge
I know the structure of the story
I know the meaning of new vocabulary

Skills
I can plan a story with a similar structure including vocabulary

Thinking Performance
Discuss what kind of language makes the story interesting
In your team generate ideas for the storyline and use of vocabulary that sparks the imagination of your audience

The Big Question Maths: What is accurate measuring and why do people need units of measurement?

Knowledge
I know the standard units of measurement for length, height, mass, temperature, capacity

Skills
To be able to use rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
To be able to compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results

Performance of Thinking

Sizing Them Up

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:1

Sizing Them Up


Arrange these shapes in order of size. Put the smallest first.

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You might like to use this interactivity to try out your ideas:

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Once you've had a chance to think about it, click below to see how four different pupils began working on the task.

Kelsey said:

 

Louise and Rosie said:

 

Thomas said:


Can you take each of these starting ideas and develop it into a solution?

 

Why do this problem?

This activity is designed to help children begin to understand the meaning of area as a measurement of surface. It gives them a chance to choose and then justify a way of measuring.  It can be solved in many different ways and the sample approaches offer a basis for discussion of possible different methods.

Possible approach

This activity is deliberately open to encourage children to try to define "smallest" for themselves. At this level, the important point is to be able to explain and justify a particular order, rather than there being any right or wrong way to do it. Children might use criteria such as length, height or perimeter, for example. The activity could lead into the introduction of the concept of area, (even if the word "area" itself is not used).

Learning in P3 16/04/2018

posted 15 Apr 2018, 03:51 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 15 Apr 2018, 03:51 ]

IPC The Magic Toymaker

Entry Point

The Entry Point is an exciting activity to introduce the new unit of IPC.

Children will take part in an experience that will get them thinking about the learning ahead.

It will get them thinking about how some people use everyday objects as toys.



Knowledge Harvest

In the Knowledge Harvest we make connections to previous learning and what we already know about the unit. This helps us to make our learning bigger and better. We also ask questions we have and we will add answers as we find them during the unit.



The Big Picture

The Big Picture provides us with the main idea of the unit.Toys come in many shapes and sizes, they are made from different materials but all are designed for us to have fun with, to learn new skills and to exercise our bodies and imagination.



The Big Questions

What makes a good toy?

Why do people play games?

Do all games need rules?

Do all children agree on what makes a good toy?



Explaining the Theme

We look at the learning journey to see what we will be learning about in the unit. It helps us to understand the structure better by providing ‘the Big Idea’ and linking learning to the outcomes.


The Big Question Multimodal Literacy:
How does the storymaker engage the audience?



Knowledge
I know the structure of the story
I know the meaning of new vocabulary

Skills
I can ask and answer questions about the story
I can participate in discussions about stories

Thinking Performance
Discuss what kind of language makes the story interesting
In your team generate ideas for the use of vocabulary that sparks the imagination of your audience

The Big Question Maths: What is accurate measuring and why do people need units of measurement?

Knowledge
I know the standard units of measurement for length, height, mass, temperature, capacity

Skills
To be able to use rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
To be able to compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results

Performance of Thinking

Little Man

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
This problem has been inspired by "The Man", a story by Raymond Briggs, which you might like to read.

The Man is much smaller than you and me. 
Here is a picture of him standing next to a mug.


Can you estimate how tall he is?
Can you think of something that you have at school or home that is approximately twice as tall as the Man?
What about something that is about half as tall?

How tall do you think the Man's mug might be?
Can you estimate how many "Man mugs" of tea might fill one of our mugs?

Learning in P3 26/3/2018

posted 26 Mar 2018, 16:07 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 26 Mar 2018, 17:12 ]

IPC The Big Question: How do I know how well I am learning? 

This week is Reflection Week

We will be reflecting on our Knowledge and do a Quiz to show what facts we remembered about The Stories People tell.

We will be reflecting on our Skills by using our Rubric and thinking about where we are on the learning journey as well as thinking about our next steps. 

We will be Applying our Knowledge and Skills and demonstrate our understanding of following directions and reading maps to find a treasure. 

We will be thinking about and discussing How and Why people share stories. 

Literacy: Big Question What makes a good poem? 
Image result for thesaurus of colour
Knowledge: 
I know a variety of poems
I know new vocabulary for describing colours

Skills:
I can recite a poem using good presentation skills thinking about my audience
I can write a poem with a similar structure

Performance of Understanding:
Reflecting on my writing and making improvements on punctuation and spelling

Maths: Big Question How can I solve a problem by making it visible

Knowledge:
I know the times table multiplication and division facts for 2,5, 10

Skills:
I can write a multiplication and division number sentence for a diagram

Performance of Understanding:
Applying division or multiplication to solve a word problem




Educational Trip to Puppet Theater

posted 12 Mar 2018, 21:43 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 12 Mar 2018, 21:47 ]

Dear Parents, 

To develop our links with the wider community and have real learning experiences, which build upon our Personal Qualities of Enquiry and International Mindedness, Primary 2 and 3 children will visit the Yuzhno Puppet Theater on Friday, 16th March 2018.

This trip will be our Exit Point for our Unit of learning ' The stories people tell', and will allow the children to explore one mode of story telling. 

The performance is called 'The Magic Box'. 

We will leave school at 13:00 and return by 15:00.
Accompanying geachers will be Ms. Nienke, Miss Ok Sun, Ms. Emma and Ms. Tanya. 

Please complete the permission slip for your child to attend this educational trip (will go out tomorrow) or send me an email.

I give permission for .....................(child's name) to go on the MP1 educational trip to the Puppet theater on Friday the 16th of March 2018.

Learning in P3 12/3/2018

posted 12 Mar 2018, 18:02 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 12 Mar 2018, 18:02 ]

Big Question IPC: How and why do stories affect people in different ways? 

In our IPC Unit Stories People Tell the children are focusing on Geography. 

Knowledge
Know natural and geographical features 

Skills
To be able to make maps and plans of real and imaginary places, using pictures and symbols
To be able to follow directions

Performance of Thinking (IPC and Literacy) 
See, Think, Wonder
Image result for six blind men and the elephant
Read the story: Six Blind Men and an elephant
Rally Round: Reason why and how stories affect people in different ways 


The Big Question Literacy: How and why do stories affect people in different ways? 
Image result for similes to describe an animals
Knowledge
I know the structure of a story
Know similes to describe an animal 

Skills
To be able to make a plan for a story with a similar story structure

Performance of Thinking (IPC and Literacy) 

The Big Question Maths: Convince me! Use pictures to prove that your multiplication or division statement is true
Image result for commutative multiplication
Knowledge
To know the number facts for the x tables of 2,5,10 (challenge 3)

Skills
To be able to calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division  and write them using the symbols

Performance of Thinking
Show that multiplication of two numbers can be down in any order and division of one number by another cannot. 
 

School Show Costumes

posted 19 Feb 2018, 01:31 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 19 Feb 2018, 01:31 ]

Dear parents, 

Please remember to bring in the costume for your child in a bag with their name on it. 
We would like to have all the costumes in onTuesday after the Mid Term so that the children can start practising in full outfits. 


Learning in P3 19/2/2018

posted 19 Feb 2018, 01:23 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 19 Feb 2018, 01:26 ]


This week is reflection week. 

in IPC we will record our thinking about our Big Question: How do we affect the world around us and why are forests important for us?
We will also do a knowledge quiz to find out what facts we have learned (and remembered!)

In Literacy we will be reflecting on our writing and think about what tools can help us to improve our learning.

In Maths we will be reflecting on our knowledge and skills in operations with numbers through our Got It's. 

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