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Royal Mile Primary School Art Exhibition

Dear Royal Mile Families,

As you may be aware, our annual Art Exhibition is coming up on the 8th of April, 2022.

Due to regulations still surrounding schools, we can only invite a few of our community partners to the opening this year. They will be taken around the exhibition by our diligent, creative Art Reps. All the classes have been working very hard on our theme: Our Diverse Community and there will be a range of learning and artistic endeavours on display.

Unfortunately, parents and carers are still not able to visit as we did in previous years, however this will be a possibility after the Easter break.

We very much hope that you will be able to enjoy viewing it in person during the summer term and we will keep you informed as to when and how this will take place.

In the meantime, I wanted to share the beautiful posters created by the Art Reps to advertise the event.

We are so looking forward to welcoming you in to see the hard work by the pupils, just not quite yet!

Primary 3 Blog

P3 Week’s Review (from 15th to 25th of March 2022)

Last week our pupil of the week was Kim. She is a Successful Learner with determination to reach high standards of achievement; and a Responsible Citizen able to make informed choices and decisions. Well done! 🙂

This week’s pupil of the week is Hasan. He is a Confident Individual with a sense of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, able to achieve success in different areas of activity; and an Effective Contributor with resilience, able to communicate in different ways and different settings. Great job! 🙂

Literacy

During the last couple of weeks, we have been working on new sounds from the Set 3 of the RWI program: “ea” as in tea; “oi” as in point; and “a-e” as in cake. We practiced our reading, spelling and writing of words with this sounds; our letter formation skills; and our reading and sentence’s composition during the small group lessons. You can click on the sound to practice at home too!

Building Resilience

We kept talking about the importance of a back up team, and we focused on the group friends. We discussed and shared with the group the qualities we would like to find in a good friend. We wrote them on cards and create our own recipe for a good friend. They did a fantastic job!

Numeracy

This last two weeks we have been learning (or continued developing our understanding) about Fractions. We have been working with halves, thirds and quarters. During our lessons, we practiced skills such as: identifying a simple fraction of a shape (1 as the numerator), naming the fractions depending on their denominator, drawing a shape to represent a given fraction… We will continue to work on it during the following weeks.

We have also been working on the Place Value concept, and the importance of identifying the value of the digit depending where they are located in a number. They did a fantastic job representing different numbers with bars and blocks in their jotters 🙂

During this weeks, we continued learning about telling the time. We worked with the terms quarter past and quarter to; which some found a bit tricky to understand at the beginning. However, they gave their best and worked hard during the lessons 🙂 We will continue working with the clocks the following weeks before Easter.

Topic

Last week, as part of the Science Week we did a research about animals that live in Asia. We learned about the places they lived, their diet, their appearance… They did a great job finding the information and recording it on an informative poster 🙂

This week, we have started learning about Islam, the largest religion in Asia. We talked about the most general facts of this religion as an introduction, and enjoyed listening and learning from some the children in the class who are Muslims and were keen to share their knowledge 🙂

Science

Last week we celebrated the Science Week at school. We learned about how scientist do experiments to find new discoveries, or answer to questions about an specific area. We talked about the Scientific Method, and used it to find out how cress grows in different conditions: soil, cotton, with or without light… They were very excited to find out we can grow our food in the class 🙂 You can find some pictures below. We also did other experiments such as blowing up a balloon without touching it, or finding out what happens to a gummy bear when you leave it in water for 24h (talked about osmosis).

P.E.

This was the Rugby in Schools Week. The P3 class had a great time playing rugby during the P.E. lessons.

Next week will be the last new pack of homework before the Easter holidays. Then we will resume sending homework from the 9th of May.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments or by writing to the school email and they will forward it to me.

Enjoy your holidays!
Ms Sola

Primary 3 Blog

P3 Homework 22nd March 2022

Hello everyone! Yesterday P3 brought home the “Homework Bag” with the new activities for this week. Please remember:

* The Reading Books should be brought to school everyday. On the following Monday, the books will stay at school so we can change them by new ones for Tuesday.
* I would like them to bring their completed homework back to school before or on the following Monday, so I can check it and use it as another source to identify areas in which they need support during the lessons.

**Try to remind them to bring their homework bags before Tuesday so they can get the new pack home. Please, check if there are books at home from previous weeks. Thanks!

This week there are two pieces of homework:
Reading – new book, and activities to practice vocabulary and/or develop their comprehension skills.
Numeracy – we are working with fraction on some of this week’s Numeracy lessons (half, third, quarter). They can practice finding fractions of a shape with this week’s homework.

If you have any questions, or need an electronic copy of this week’s homework, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments or by writing to the school email and they will forward it to me.

Have a great week!
Ms Sola

Primary 3 Blog

P3 Homework 15th March 2022

Hello everyone! Yesterday P3 brought home the “Homework Bag” with the new activities for this week. Please remember:

* The Reading Books should be brought to school everyday. On the following Monday, the books will stay at school so we can change them by new ones for Tuesday.
* I would like them to bring their completed homework back to school before or on the following Monday, so I can check it and give them a feedback.

**Try to remind them to bring their homework bags before Tuesday so they can get the new pack home. Please, check if there are books at home from previous weeks. Thanks!

This week there are three pieces of homework:
Reading – new book, and activities to practice vocabulary and/or develop their comprehension skills.
Spelling – this weeks spelling homework is focused on the sounds “oy” and “ea”. They can exercise their spelling and handwriting by completing the activities sent home, and also by choosing and completing three (or more) activities from the Spelling Activities sheet (complete at the back of this week’s sheet or another paper).
Numeracy – they can exercise their addition skills by solving the sums for this week’s homework using the chimney sums structure to solve them.

If you have any questions, or need an electronic copy of this week’s homework, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments or by writing to the school email and they will forward it to me.

Have a great week!
Ms Sola

Primary 3 Blog

P3 Week’s Review (11th March 2022)

This week our Pupil of the week is Noah. He is a Successful Learner with a great enthusiasm and motivation for learning, able to use his Literacy skills to express respectfully his opinions; and an Effective Contributor who always shows resilience in challenging situations. Well done! 🙂

Literacy

This week during our RWI lessons, we revisited the sounds we have been working with so far, and introduced the sound “oy”. We practiced our reading, spelling and writing of words with this sound, and of tricky words too. We had fun creating nonsense words or “alien talk” using the sounds learned; they even thought of a planet’s name for the alien 🙂 You can click on the sound to practice at home too!

As part of the International Women’s Day, we watched a video which briefly explained why we celebrate this day. Then we played a game of cooperative working; at the end we rewarded the participants unequally, based on their gender. This lead us to a very interesting conversation about gender equality: they shared their ideas, opinions and experiences about the subject with the group. They have very strong opinions about it!

Numeracy

This week we have been learning (or continued developing our understanding) about Chimney Sums. We practiced our addition and place value skills during the lessons, using our previous knowledge to solve sums with a new method. They also enjoyed challenging each other with difficult calculations, and even tried with regrouping addition. They did a fantastic job!

We had a revision lesson of what we have learned so far about telling the time. They did an excellent job, and we are ready to move on to quarter past and quarter to from next week.

Topic

On this week’s lesson, we continued with out topic (Asia), linking it to the celebration of International Women’s Day. We learned about four pioneer and brave Asian women (you can find some info. below), and wrote about the one they found the most inspiring. They did an amazing job!

* Kalpana Chawla: born in India. She studied and worked hard to become an astronaut. She was the first Indian woman to go to space.
* Junko Tabei: born in Japan. She became a mountaineer at a young age, and created a group of women to climb mountains. She was the first woman who climbed the Everest and the Seven Summits.
* Malala Yousafzai: born in Pakistan. She fights for the women’s and children’s right to have an education. She is the youngest person awarded with a Nobel Peace Prize.
* Wang Zhenyi: born in China. She successfully educated herself in the fields of astronomy, mathematics, geography, medicine, and poetry. Part of her work is compiled in a book called Simple Principles of Calculation. She also wrote poems defending gender equality.

Music

During the last few weeks, Mr Madine and the P3 class have been practicing their musical skills and learning about percussion instruments, specially about the xylophone. The last two music sessions have focused on the melody, and they used Nursery Rhymes to work on this concept (Twinkle Star and Old MacDonald). Mr Madine played on the xylophone the first few notes of the nursery rhyme and, in small groups, they had to figure out the rest of the melody. They had a great time and did a fantastic job!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments or by writing to the school email and they will forward it to me.

Enjoy your holidays!
Ms Sola