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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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!
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!
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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!
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 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 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 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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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!