Primary 3 Learning Leaflet
Information for Parents
Primary 3 will focus on telling the time as part of their learning this term. The class will build on their skills in using an analogue clock and develop their ability to use quarter past and quarter to independently. The children will also be investigating digital time as part of this focus. Furthermore, the children will develop their calendar skills and they will work with time durations using months, weeks and days.
Additionally the children will also be exploring the topic of measurement. The class will be investigating length, measurement, area and volume through a variety of active methods.
Primary 3 will continue to consolidate their multiplication learning through focused class lessons and homework tasks. The class will learn how to multiply using horizontal and vertical methods. The children will also develop their skills in division and begin to make the link between division and multiplication.
Writing – The children will be focusing on non-fiction and functional writing this term linked to the stimulus of our IDL topic Ancient Egypt. This will include report writing, instructional writing and leaflets. Additionally the children will be given lots of opportunities for imaginary writing this term through the historical contexts.
Reading – This term Primary 3 will be focusing on developing skills in evaluating through their weekly reading books.. The children will continue to develop their questioning skills through the use of Blooms cards as well as develop expression and fluency. This term the children will also be focusing on non-fiction texts and developing skills in finding and selecting appropriate information.
Talking and Listening: This term Primary 3 will develop their skills in presenting appropriate information to an audience using the stimulus of Newsround. This will include developing skills in summarising and selecting important information. The children will also be extending their debating skills through weekly class debates and will engage in a philosophy lessons.
Health and Wellbeing
Primary 3 will be working on tennis this term in PE. The class will be extending their ball skills to netball. They will be learning the rules of the game alongside developing skills in team work, coordination and movement.
For the first 4 weeks of this term Primary 3 will also be working with sports coaches from RGU on a variety of different sports skills including; tennis, rugby and football.
Primary 3 have chosen to focus on a history context this term and they will be developing their historical knowledge of Ancient Egypt. All the boys and girls in Primary 3 have shown great enthusiasm for their new topic so far and are all very excited to discover some of the amazing facts! Some of the areas that will be covered are:
-Mapping and geography skills (investigating countries and continents).
-Ancient Egyptian Gods
-Ancient Egyptian’s daily lives.
-The importance of the River Nile.
-Comparing and contrasting Ancient Egypt and modern day.
- Homework will be handed out to the class on Mondays and is due on a Friday.
- The children need to bring P.E kits on Mondays and Fridays.
- The children will be issued with a new reading book on a Monday each week.