Primary 3/4 News

Researchers

Yesterday we were learning about Chinese New Year and the story of how the years came to be named after animals. We learnt that it is coming to the end of the year of the pig, 🐖 and on the 25th of January, it will be the new year of the rat!🐀

Then we worked in pairs to use the Chromebooks in order to research what the animal was in the year we were born. We discovered all the P3s were born in the year of the dragon, 🐉 most of the P4s were the year of the rabbit, 🐇 except for Harry and Archie who join the P5s in being born in the year of the tiger! 🐅

Super researching skills everyone!

P4 and 5 Christmas party! 🎄🥳🎈

We had great fun at our party today! Here are some of the children’s highlights…

Brogan said, “I liked musical statues best”.

Archie said, “I liked all of it!”

Sophie M said, “I liked all the games.”

Sophie I said, “I liked dancing and playing with my friends!”

Phoebe said, “I liked dancing and playing with Declan.”

Christmas parties 🎅🏻🎄🥳

A reminder of the Christmas parties this week… P1-3 will have their party this afternoon and P4 and 5 will have their party tomorrow afternoon.

The children are welcome to bring party clothes to change into, or can of course go home lunch in order to get ready. 🎈

Digital Leaders Lunch Meet

Any Digital Leaders who wish to help with our wall display can go to Mrs MacIver’s room at 12.30 tomorrow. Packed lunches are welcome straight away and schools dinners can go straight after they have eaten 😊

Dyslexia awareness 💙

Anna and Chloe told us all about their blue ribbons for dyslexia awareness that their big sister had got them from town. The girls did an amazing job sharing a poster about dyslexia. I will be heading to town to get my ribbon later this week!

Great job explaining about dyslexia to the class girls! Amazing speakers! 😊💙

Meerkat Mail

Beauly Primary are taking a new approach to writing in hope to really hook children in and get them super enthusiastic about writing.

P3/4/5 are currently using the story ‘Meerkat Mail’ as a model text to inspire us when creating our own stories and texts.

This week we created story maps to help us retell the story using pictures and buzz words.

We discussed the word ‘habitat’ and developed our understanding of varied habitats around the world. We then worked in groups; using Chrome-books, to research a variety of animals and shared our new found knowledge with our class mates.

Remembrance Day

Primary 3/4/5 spent some time last week learning about Remembrance Day and the importance of the poppy.

As a class we have become really good at talking about our own feelings, so we changed our mindsets to think about how the soldiers felt during their time on the front line followed by writing our thoughts on poppies.

We created some fantastic art work and combined our efforts to build a poppy wreath to show our respect for the fallen soldiers.

Least we forget.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

As part of our Health and Wellbeing week we have been developing our talking and listening skills We sat together as a class to discuss the importance of staying healthy and what we can do to ensure we keep up a healthy lifestyle.

The class were in agreement that eating fruit and vegetables daily as well as regular exercise and a good nights sleep all help support our health and well-being both in body and mind.

As a class we used the alphabet to come up with as many fruits as we could for each letter but we found some letters really tricky. Can you think of a fruit for each letter of the alphabet?

But the best part of the day? Getting to taste test different fruits. We even tried some fruits we hadn’t tried before and really enjoyed them! 🍏🍌🥝🥑🍍🍌