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King's Park Primary School



Primary 3

24

Sep

2018


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King’s Park Standard, Quality and Improvement Plan

Our Standards, Quality and Improvement Plan Parent Report is now available for you to read.

Primary 3

15

Jun

2018


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P3c Castles

This week P3c have been making castles from clay. Here are some of them for you to see.

Primary 3

08

Jun

2018


P3’s Class Trip!

On Wednesday P3 had their class trip to Craigmillar Castle. We visited lots of places, including the courtyard, the games room, the bakery, the prison, the great hall and the cellars! We also climbed up the steep spiral staircase and stood on the top floor. We could spot Edinburgh Castle, Hollyrood Palace and Arthur’s Seat! [...]

Primary 3

07

Jun

2018


P3C’s Trip to Craigmillar Castle

Primary 3C had a great day at Craigmillar Castle – we found it interesting to explore the different rooms and to see what a real castle looked like.  After touring the castle, we played games such as hoopla and skittles and made a crown or did some colouring.  It was a beautiful day and we [...]

Primary 3

01

Jun

2018


This week in P3b!

On Monday afternoon, it was sports day! There were lots of different activities like an obstacle course and rugby running. It was fantastic fun but very hot! On Wednesday, we were learning about the difference between facts and opinions and sorted some facts and opinions. On Friday we learned to identify and match OS map [...]

Primary 3

01

Jun

2018


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P3c in ICT this morning

This morning we have been becoming more familiar with the keyboard by practising our typing skills in ICT.

Primary 3

25

May

2018


A busy Friday for P3B!

P3b were learning to type letters and sentences using the middle row. We used Dance Mat Typing which was helpful and fun, but challenging. After we took part in a daily mile run with Primary 1 and 2 and 3 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer. We ran around the park while dressed up!  

Primary 3

25

May

2018


Thumbs up for MacMillan Cancer Trust!

P3a have been running for MacMillian Cancer Trust. We have been raising money to help people who have Cancer.  We have put our thumbs up for MacMillan Cancer Trust!          

Primary 3

23

May

2018


Tennis in P3C

Over the last few weeks P3C have been learning some tennis skills. Hopefully, the dry weather will last so we can continue to go outside.

Primary 3

18

May

2018


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Share-a-text in P3c

This morning we enjoyed listening to  pupils “sharing-a-text” about A Pets Annual, The Famous Five, the London Map and favourite posters.

Primary 3

18

May

2018


Numeracy and topic come together in P3b!

This week Primary 3b have been building castles using ones, tens and hundreds. We had to add them together to see how much we used!

Primary 3

10

May

2018


Learning in P3C

P3C have been learning about the features of a castle and how they changed over time.  We worked in our home teams to identify the features on pictures of  Scottish Castles.  After that we tried to guess the order in which they were built.

Primary 3

04

May

2018


This week’s learning in P3b!

This week in numeracy we were learning about sharing and dividing by opening up the ‘Sharing shop’. We exchanged division flashcards with our partner and had to give them the answer in beads!           We now have learning partners in our class. Each week we have someone different to sit next [...]

Primary 3

04

May

2018


P3A’s number sequences!

P3a have been putting numbers into order! They have been asking each other questions to try and figure out their secret numbers. Then they put themselves in order! Today we were counting in 2’s and 5’s.  

Primary 3

20

Apr

2018


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Share-a-text in P3c

 Today we started share-a text again for this term and enjoyed seeing and listening to different types of text brought in by pupils.

Primary 3

23

Mar

2018


This weeks learning in p3b!

On Wednesday, Primary 3B were learning to use a Thesaurus. We got some words we use a lot and then we used the Thesaurus to find better words to use instead! Those better words were used in our imaginative writing to make it more exciting and interesting to read. Yesterday we were also testing different [...]

Primary 3

23

Mar

2018


Mixing skin tones of Primary 3a!

During expressive arts this week, Primary 3a have been sketching their learning partners, studying how to draw a face, and painting each other, focusing on skin tones!      

Primary 3

22

Mar

2018


P3C Magnetism

P3C have been experimenting with magnets to learn about their properties. We have learned the meaning of new words such as poles, attract and repel.

Primary 3

19

Mar

2018


Magnetism in P3b!

This week we have started our new science topic: Magnetism! We predicted what we thought the magnets would be attracted to, before testing to see if we were right. Lots of things we thought would attract did not! We also played with a few magnetic toys to discover how they worked. We learned words such [...]

Primary 3

16

Mar

2018


Mr Fudge visits P3A

We’ve had a great week of learning as always, but this week we had a special visitor. Mr Fudge came to visit us this week and we’ve been showing him our routines. He appears to have enjoyed daily mile!

Primary 3

16

Mar

2018


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Spelling in P3c

          During our spelling rotation this morning we were making new words with sounds and story building with sentence cards. We were also making magic ‘e’ words in a game we were playing.    

Primary 3

09

Mar

2018


Apostrophe heaven in Primary 3

We have been working on our punctuation in Primary 3a recently. The newest member of our punctuation family is… the apostrophe! We looked around the room to find things that someone owned and tried to figure out where to put the apostrophe.                    

Primary 3

09

Mar

2018


P3b doing ICT!

On Friday morning P3b were learning and discovering new things in the ICT suite. We were using a programme called Google to search for an image of an apple. We then learned to copy and paste it into a document. We thought it was very interesting and exciting!    

Primary 3

08

Mar

2018


P3C Presentations

This week P3c have heard about more famous Scots who were scientists, sports people, explorers, actors, philanthropist and knights.  What a lot we have been learning!    

Primary 3

28

Feb

2018


Snow Day Learning Activities and Ideas

Please find a variety of ideas that you can choose to work on during Snow Days. Please share your learning on our Twitter feed @KingParkPS

Primary 3

22

Feb

2018


Famous Scots Presentations in Primary 3C

So far Primary 3C have been presenting information on famous scientists, geologists, nurses and sports people so we have been learning a lot.  We look forward to hearing about other famous Scots over the next few weeks.

Primary 3

09

Feb

2018


P3b Learned About John Logie Baird!

John Logie Baird is our famous Scot this week. He invented the first television.

Primary 3

01

Feb

2018


Note taking in P3C

P3C have been learning about the life of Mary Queen of Scots this week.  Using this information, we have been working in our Home Teams to make notes.

Primary 3

26

Jan

2018


P3b’s news sharing and tartan art!

P3b like to share their news with partners on a Monday morning. We first write about what we did at the weekend; trying to use adjectives, connectives and good punctuation. We choose a partner when the music stops. After we have read our news aloud to them, we swap boards to peer assess and give [...]

Primary 3

26

Jan

2018


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P3c catching snowflakes

This week P3c have made catching snowflakes pictures. We think they make a great display!

Primary 3

19

Jan

2018


P3b starts their new topic!

This week we began our new topic… Famous Scots! Our first famous Scot was Greyfriars Bobby. We learned all about his life and his loyalty to his owner. We then thought about who we were loyal to and wrote down how we show our loyalty to them. We will display these on the wall along [...]

Primary 3

19

Jan

2018


Primary 3a’s learning this week

We’ve had a very busy week! We have been learning to write our number words to help us with our literacy and numeracy learning. This week we have been using our structured play to help us with our new topic, ‘Famous Scots’! We have learning about Greyfrairs Bobby and all things Scottish! We have also [...]

Primary 3

12

Jan

2018


Primary 3a’s learning this week!

We have had a busy week back to school in Primary 3a! We have been learning how to say colours in French, colouring in our Arc en ciel! We have also been busy create artwork connected to our New Year’s resolutions, we learnt about mixing colours together and making prints. Our ‘Share a text’ speaker [...]

Primary 3

21

Dec

2017


Primary 3 Christmas Party Day

Primary 3 had a great day on Wednesday.

Primary 3

19

Dec

2017


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PlayTalkRead Bus

Benji the PlayTalkRead Bus is coming to Midlothian. The Bus will be hosting free storytelling and rhythm sessions and a range of play and activity sessions for children and their parents.

Primary 3

15

Dec

2017


Christmas has arrived in P3B!

Primary 3B have been getting into the Christmas spirit this week

Primary 3

15

Dec

2017


Primary 3a’s ‘Share a Text’

We have a variety of interests in Primary 3a and that is highlighted through our 'Share a text' event every Friday.

Primary 3

13

Dec

2017


P3C’s Christmas Lunch

It was great to see everyone in their Christmas outfits today. We all enjoyed having our Christmas lunch in the private dining room and eating the tasty food!

Primary 3

08

Dec

2017


P3C’s Egyptian Morning

P3C have been celebrating our topic by having an Egyptian morning. First, we went for a parade around the classes to show off our costumes and then tasted a variety of Egyptian food. Finally, we had a chariot race.  Well done for all the hard work Primary 3!      

Primary 3

08

Dec

2017


P3B’s Egyptian Morning

Primary 3B had a very exciting Friday morning- it was our Egyptian celebration day! First we did a parade around the classrooms to show off the fabulous Egyptian clothing we made at home, then tasted some Egyptian foods and then finished the morning off with a chariot race!

Primary 3

08

Dec

2017


Primary 3a walking like Egyptians!

This Friday was Primary 3’s Egyptian open morning! We have worked so hard at home and in school on our Egyptian topic and today we celebrated! We tested our chariots, tried Egyptian food and more! Take a look at our Egyptian masks, collars and jewellery!

Primary 3

07

Dec

2017


P3c’s Egyptian Chariots

In Primary 3C, we have been learning about chariots that the Ancient Egyptians used.  We then worked with a partner to make our own.

Primary 3

07

Dec

2017

Primary 3

04

Dec

2017


P3c Writing

          This morning we have been planning our instructions for how to make an Egyptian chariot. 

Primary 3

01

Dec

2017


Literacy and Languages Week in P3

It has been a busy week as always in Primary 3a. We have been taking part in Literacy and Languages week. We’ve been dropping everything and reading everyday this week and we wrote a Scottish poem using some of the Scots words we know. It’s about a boy called Johnny who was wearing a kilt [...]

Primary 3

30

Nov

2017


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CHRISTMAS DATES AT KING’S PARK 2017

Christmas Dates parents 2017 (v2)

Primary 3

24

Nov

2017


Primary 3a’s learning about the Egyptians!

We have been learning to make Egyptian jewellery by making collars for Pharaohs  with pasta, beans and glue.         We have also been learning about 3D shapes and 2D shapes. We have been learning their names, making 3D models from 2D shapes and building Egyptian machines with lego!

Primary 3

24

Nov

2017


P3B’s Canopic Jars!

There are 4 canopic jars. They were used to put organs in after they were taken out of someone who was being mummified. They would put in the intestines, the stomach, the liver and lungs. They wouldn’t keep the brain because they believed it wasn’t important. P3B made canopic jars by using cups and attaching [...]

Primary 3

23

Nov

2017


This week in P3c

P3c have been learning about the pyramids and mummification as part of our Ancient Egypt topic.  Using a ruler, we drew on the bricks to a net of a pyramid. We then carefully cut out the shape, folded and stuck it together.  It was a bit tricky but we managed! After that we wrote instructions on how to make a [...]

Primary 3

17

Nov

2017


Primary 3A’s Children in Need Day!

Today was Children in Need day at King’s Park, and Primary 3a did a great job raising money to support this charity. We were dressed very oddly for the day, and even took a photo with our oddest faces on!          

Primary 3

17

Nov

2017


P3B’s P.E. Party!

P3B have been continuing to develop their skills in focus, concentration and control, and this week were challenged with the task of controlling a balloon! They had to keep control while balancing and using different parts of their bodies. Just look at those focused faces!  

Primary 3

17

Nov

2017


P3c Spots, Stripes and Odd

P3c dressed in stripes, spots and in some very “odd” outfits for Children in Need today!

Primary 3

13

Nov

2017


P3b’s 2D shape masterpieces!

We have been learning all about 2D shape.

Primary 3

10

Nov

2017


The Primary 3 Engineers!

Our new learning topic has begun in Primary 3A!

Primary 3

09

Nov

2017


P3c Dictionary Work

P3c have been learning how to use a dictionary.  We have been practising our alphabet and using this knowledge to help us find words and their meanings.

Primary 3

03

Nov

2017


Focus, Concentration and Control in P3B!

This week in P.E. we have been learning about what focus and concentration looks like, and how it can help us to control different objects.

Primary 3

03

Nov

2017


Tiling with 2D shapes

P3c with 2D shape

P3c have been learning how to create tile patterns using different 2D shapes.

Primary 3

02

Nov

2017


Primary 3A’s Learning

We work very hard in Primary 3a, so we took some time to have a look at the importance of our self- esteem and how it can effect our learning. We took some time to take care for our bodies and brains, making sure we are doing our best, being in charge of our own [...]

Primary 3

27

Oct

2017


The P3b artists!

Through our 'Living Things' topic, we have been learning about colour, shade and tone in art.

Primary 3

27

Oct

2017


P3c Home Teams

P3c have been working together in our new home teams to create a poster for our table.  We made up names relating to our new topic – Ancient Egypt.    

Primary 3

26

Oct

2017


Primary 3a’s learning

Primary 3a have been leading their own learning this week. We have been teaching each other spelling words through 'Spelling Hangman'.

Primary 3

13

Oct

2017


P3c Sharing a text

P3c enjoyed listening to share a text this morning.

Primary 3

12

Oct

2017


Literacy Learning in P3B

Primary 3B have been using their literacy skills in a variety of ways. We have been listening to each other use expression when reading, creating sentences with adjectives and interesting punctuation, and practising our spelling with plasticine!

Primary 3

10

Oct

2017


P3a’s Human Body Topic

Primary 3a have been exploring their learning topic ‘The Human Body’. We have been talking with our learning partners to try and figure out where our internal organs are, then using non- fiction books to double check!   We have also been learning about and modelling different lobes of the brain! We separated different areas [...]

Primary 3

05

Oct

2017


Numeracy madness of Primary 3a

Primary 3a have been working really hard on multiplication and division (grouping and sharing) this week. We have been using ICT to support our learning and been figuring out word problems. We all solved the mystery in different ways! 

Primary 3

05

Oct

2017


P3c activities

P3c have been working hard in the classroom this week on a variety of activities.

Primary 3

04

Oct

2017


Primary 3b’s Organ Assembly!

P3b have been learning all about the human body. First, we learned about our bones. We have now moved onto learning about our organs and their functions. Here we are figuring out where they all go before and after watching and discussing videos on the digestive and respiratory system!

Primary 3

27

Sep

2017


P3c daily mile

Primary 3c have been taking part in the daily mile so we are feeling very fit and healthy!

Primary 3

27

Sep

2017


Primary 3a’s Confetti Launchers!

Primary 3a have been working hard on their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) projects… the confetti launchers. Here are pictures of our Confetti teams! 

Primary 3

27

Sep

2017


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P3 Curriculum Evening 2017

P3 curriculum eve 2017 The following link contains the slides from Primary 3’s curriculum evening.

Primary 3

01

Jun

2017


Health Week

P3b have been taking part in a variety of activities including yoga, football, table tennis, healthy eating and disability sports to name a few. We are all feeling fit and healthy.

Primary 3

16

May

2017


Litter Picking

The ECO Committee organised a litter rota so each class has a turn to keep our playground tidy. This week it is P3b’s turn. Isla , Zoe, Oliver  

Primary 3

12

May

2017


P3A

Week beginning 8th May in P3A.

Primary 3

26

Apr

2017


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King’s Park Primary Telephone Line

  26 April 2017 We have a problem with our school telephone line this morning.  The engineers are working on the fault.   Please e-mail Kingspark_ps@midlothian.gov.uk if you need to contact the school.   Thankyou Mandi Pache School Admin  

Primary 3

21

Apr

2017


P3A

Concluding magnetism topic

Primary 3

20

Apr

2017


P3b design a game using magnets

P3b used their knowledge of magnetism to design and create a game. We had great fun trying out each of the games.

Primary 3

17

Mar

2017


P3b Egyptian Morning

A great effort was  made by P3b to  create Egyptian costumes which we showed off on an Egyptian parade around the infant building. We tried a variety of Egyptian food – off which some were appreciated more than others!  We finished off with a competitive chariot race.  

Primary 3

03

Mar

2017

Primary 3

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Mar

2017


P3b having fun on World Book Day

P3b had a scavenger hunt in the classroom to find a variety of characters and books.  

Primary 3

24

Feb

2017


P3b Museum Visit

On Tuesday, P3b enjoyed a trip to the Museum of Scotland and took part in an Ancient Egypt workshop. Everyone enjoyed the trip and learnt new facts too!

Primary 3

09

Feb

2017


P3b library time

Primary 3b enjoy our library times as we take part in a variety of activities including reading groups, reading a book of our choice and playing on Sumdog.

Primary 3

02

Feb

2017


P3 Scottish Poems

Scottish Monster poems by P3 to celebrate Burns Day.

Primary 3

02

Feb

2017


P3A Egyptian Collars

In line with our Ancient Egyptian topic P3A learned about pattern by creating Egyptian collars. We think they look fantastic! What do you think?

Primary 3

27

Jan

2017


Constructing the Great Pyramids

  As part Ancient Egypt topic, Primary three have been working cooperatively together in teams to recreate the Great Pyramids of Egypt. They used a variety of different construction materials to find out which ones worked the best.  

Primary 3

16

Dec

2016


P3b get into the Christmas spirit

P3b enjoyed showing off their Christmas jumpers on Wednesday.  They thought the lunch was delicious!

Primary 3

05

Dec

2016


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Children In Need

Thank you to all those who brought in their spare coins to make a class sized Pudsey.  Take a look at our creations!  We have been busy counting up all of the coins and we raised a whopping £685.12! We also had fun spotting the odd coin from around the World! Your Pupil Council  

Primary 3

25

Nov

2016


P3- Flying Fergus

During Literacy Week, P3 have been reading Flying Fergus by Chris Hoy. For our open afternoon, we were designing 3-D models of Fergus’ dream bike. We hope you enjoy our efforts.. 

Primary 3

24

Nov

2016


P3A Open Day

Flying Fergus 3D model bikes in P3A

Primary 3

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Nov

2016


Reading in P3b

P3b have enjoyed reading our favourite books this week.

Primary 3

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Nov

2016


P3A

We had a great time making Pudsey's face from your kind donations!

Primary 3

18

Nov

2016


Learning in P3b

P3b have been learning about Mary Queen of Scots.  We took notes on her early life – did you know she became queen at 6 days old?

Primary 3

15

Nov

2016


P3A Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day in P3A 11.11.16

Primary 3

03

Nov

2016


P3A

Halloween and P.E

Primary 3

14

Oct

2016


P3b heart experiments

Primary 3b have been predicting and testing to see what happens to our heartbeat during a variety of activities.

Primary 3

13

Oct

2016


P3A

Learning about the well-being indicators and topic work in P3A.

Primary 3

13

Oct

2016


Concentration and collaboration in P3c

P3c have been working on their learner qualities.

Primary 3

30

Sep

2016


P3b working together

P3b have been working collaboratively with a partner on a variety of activities.  Here are a few for you to look at:                

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Sep

2016


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Primary 3 Curriculum Evening Presentation

Please find attached the notes from the primary 3 curriculum evening presentation. P3 curriculum eve 2016 Updated

Primary 3

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Sep

2016


P3A

Our hypotheses were right! We have learned that in order for a plant to grow to the best of it's ability it needs water, sun and soil.

Primary 3

27

Sep

2016


The Skeleton in P3c

As we continue our Living Things topic we are learning all about our bodies. This week we learned about the skeleton.

Primary 3

21

Sep

2016


P3A

Our whole school learner quality focus has been on collaboration and team work. P3A really demonstrated this quality by working as a group to create a shape tower which met all the requirements asked for!

Primary 3

13

Sep

2016


Roald Dahl Day

In Primary 3c today we were celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl!

Primary 3

09

Sep

2016


Lucas The Learning Bear

Lucas has joined us to cooperate and learn together with us all, and he has enjoyed learning with different people everyday.

Primary 3

01

Sep

2016


The Daily Mile

P3c have almost completed their first week of the Daily Mile. We have been jogging and walking our way around 10 laps of our playground.

Primary 3

25

Aug

2016


Meet Primary 3c

This week we have all be getting to know each other in P3c. We have created self portraits so that anyone arriving in P3c knows who is in our class!

Primary 3

05

Aug

2016


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Writing our news

Each class will be writing their news and it will appear here.