We have finally got Seesaw up and running in P3. Thank you to everyone that has already signed up and had a look. Thank you also for the lovely comments that you have been leaving for your children.
On Tuesday the class performed at the music festival at Carnegie Hall. Their singing was amazing and they raised the roof of the theatre. The children were also incredibly well behaved and a credit to the school.
Our writing this week was to research and write a report about Egyptian pyramids. As a class, we wrote some research questions then used the index of non-fiction books to find information to answer each question. The children then used the notes to complete a report writing frame. This activity resulted in interesting reports to share in the project jotters.
During art time, the children sketched the outline of Tutankhamun's death mask. They used pastels, crayons, coloured pencils and fine liner pens to colour their mask in. All children put a lot of effort and care into their work. Most were very good at using a ruler to keep lines looking neat. The finished pieces were really super and will look good on the wall display.
Maths this week has been focused on children being shown further strategies to use with subtraction problems. Mrs Greig and I are now explaining to the children that they should now use the strategies that they find supports them the best when finding the answer to a problem. Children also know that they are encouraged to use hundred squares and concrete materials when required.
We finished this week with a fun project challenge. The children had to build their own Egyptian pyramid out of sugar cubes. This was a good activity to work on co-operation and communication skills. The children also had to think about where to place the cubes to ensure they ended up with the correct pyramid shape.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Mrs Thomson