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Email: acunningham798@c2kni.net 
 
Welcome to Primary 3 
 
Our teacher is Mrs McGeagh and our classroom assistant is Miss Shearer. 
A big welcome to P3... 
Science Week! We have been making 'Magnetic Roads' and discussing related language.....Poles, North, South, Attract and Repel! 
Developing Good Listening & Communication Skills.........& Creating Our Own Self Care Plans At St. Patrick's Primary School.......With Speedwell Staff! 
Celebrating World Book Day - Book Treasure Hunt, Shelfies, Wordsearches, Creating Book Marks....... 
......Great Fun! 
A massive thank you to Philip, Isabella's Daddy, for such an informative tour of Cookstown Leisure Centre! We have learnt so much .......from the services that are provided, how the building is heated, how much water is required and treated to ensure we have safe swimming conditions! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in the Play Shack too! Huge thanks to Jeremy, Zach's Daddy for providing us with such luxurious transport! 
Pancake/Shrove Tuesday! Many thanks to Nana Rhonda Glover for her amazing pancake cookery demonstration! They were delicious.......with many yummy toppings! We talked about the ingredients required, how they cooked and changed! Also, many thanks to all Grandparents who joined us and helped with all activities! A thoroughly enjoyable morning had by all! 
Tens and Units! 
Decisions.........Decisions.......At The Bun Sale! 
We have been reading a book called Popcorn Fun! 
We made popcorn today and talked about the hard kernels changing into soft, springy, fluffy, delicious popcorn! 
Enjoyed by all! 
Recycling Week - Representatives from the winning Key Stage One class! P.3 children brought in the greatest number of bags of items for recycling! Thank-you!  
A very special thank-you to Miss Shearer for sharing her special toys with us! Amazing! Some handmade by her Father! We talked about old and new toys - comparing materials they are made from, how they move/are powered and how some toys have generally changed very much over time! We have created a display in our classroom! We would love to hear from any other parents/grandparents if they have any toys 'from the past' that they would be willing to talk about/share with us! 
A huge thank you to Zach's Oma (Granny) for visiting us and telling us all about her home country - Germany. She taught us some German words and how to count from one to ten! We also found out what toys she played with when she was a little girl! 
Shape! 
We have been using our 'Feely Box' to describe hidden 3 Dimensional shapes.......others had to guess the shape by listening carefully to the adjectives being used! 
Recent Practical Work........Creating a Marble Run... Maths Games... Seeking, Cutting and Sticking Adjectives! 
In Numeracy we have been estimating and weighing various items using scales and non - standard units of measurement! 
Angel Express! 
Our Amazing Cast! 
Wise Men 
Paper Boy 
Mary 
Our Star! 
Sheep and Shepherds 
Donkey 
Narrators 
Inn Keepers 
Angels 
Conductor 
We predicted.......then found out what happened to celery after three days of it being placed it in water with food colouring! We observed the celery very carefully! Then we recorded our findings! The blue colouring worked best to show us how the liquid travelled up the stem! 
A great morning at St. Patrick's Primary School with the Police and Speedwell staff. We talked about people who help us, completed group activities and focused upon Road Safety Week! 
In groups, we investigated what parts of plants we can eat. 
We discovered..... Seeds, Bulbs, Leaves, Stems, Fruits, Roots and Flowers! 
A huge thank you to Granda Roy Lennox for visiting Primary 3 today to tell us all about poppies, The Royal British Legion and Remembrance Day. A fantastic, informative morning enjoyed by all! 
A great big thank you to Adam's mummy for making chocolate cake with our class! We talked about ingredients and equipment needed, then we wrote lists. Everyone had the opportunity to sieve flour and mix all the ingredients together. We considered how the mixture changed after baking in the oven and used our senses to describe the beautiful aroma! We will be taking our pieces of cake home to decorate and sample! We cannot wait! 
This morning we used knowledge gained from our Carndaisy trip to seek and identify trees around our school! We found some new ones too! 
Vet Claire, Nurse Emma and Betty the Boston Terrier from Craemill Veterinary Clinic visited P. 3 today as part of our Out and About topic. We learnt lots of things about looking after our pets! Many thanks ladies for answering all our questions! A very enjoyable morning! 
A surprise visit this morning from Postman Aaron Stewart! He was delivering mail in Moneymore and called in to thank us for our letters! 
Active Kids at Moneymore Recreation Centre with St. Patrick's Primary School!  
The Journey of Wood......A Super, informative trip to Inspired Furniture and Orrlee Showroom! Many thanks to all involved! 
Working within 100......a fun way to end the day with Snakes and Ladders! 
This made my day!  
Writing sentences including our 'ay' target sound for the week! 
Weekend News Time With Miss Shearer! 
During A.B.L. we created machines to use in a Post Office and tested materials to make strong bridges for Post Office vehicles to cross. We talked about materials we would use in real life to build bridges! 
We walked to Moneymore Post Office to post our letters to Jamie!  
Derek weighed and stamped our large envelope with all our letters inside! 
We enjoyed a Friday treat afterwards!  
Birthday Celebrations! Many thanks for the scrumptious treats! Thoroughly enjoyed by all! 
We read poems this afternoon for National Poetry Day! 
A massive thank you to Molly's mummy for telling us all about her home country - Lithuania! She told us how long it takes for a letter to arrive there when posted in Moneymore! She brought us traditional Lithuanian bread and sweets to sample! Yum! 
A super Autumn visit to Carndaisy Glen! Our Scavenger Hunt was great fun and we collected lots of items in our bags to bring back to school and discuss! We identified trees and plants, did bark rubbings, compared leaf shapes and sizes and found minibeasts! We also completed a Literacy and Maths trail! A busy morning! We loved having our picnic in the hall and playing games outside afterwards! A great time was had by all! 
A great big thank - you to Derek from Moneymore Post Office in Eurospar!  
He took time out on a busy day to visit P3! He told us all about his job! A great, informative morning! 
Breakfast.......FIT FOR A POSTMAN!!  
Birthday boy! 
School Council Elections 
Enjoying break time outdoors! 
A huge thank you to Postman Aaron Stewart for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit Primary 3! He answered lots of questions and we learnt so much! 
We had great fun celebrating Roald Dahl day on Friday 13th September! We have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so we melted chocolate, made popcorn and had special treats! We sourced and sampled the REAL WONKA CHOCOLATE BAR! Delicious! 
A fabulous start to Show and Tell this term........still more to follow......keep watching this space! 
Activity Based Learning! 
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