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Welcome to P3


Useful websites for home learning

Below is a list of useful websites that you can access from home to help your child. Find many more by following this link

Phonics play

PhonicsPlay is currently letting everyone sign on for free. Username: march20 password: home. Great to learn or revise sounds. 


Twinkl are also offering free access with the code CVDTWINKLHELPS. Twinkl offers resources for all subjects from P1-7.

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out…
Activities and quizzes

Welcome to Primary 3.  Keep up to date on what is happening in our classroom by reading our news articles and checking out the photos in the gallery.

What are we learning ....

September 2019  " People Who Help Us"

We are hitting the ground running this year with our first cross-curriculum topic. This month we are learning about a variety of jobs which are important to us in our local community. We are finding out about all the wonderful things our mum does for us , the work of the emergency services and even learning about the life of the most famous nurse of all -- Florence Nightingale.

Our Activity Based Learning sessions are packed full with interesting areas of learning to enhance our experiences such as a role play hospital , writing zone, construction zone, art/craft area and much more . We've also been working hard to make our class look fabulous with new displays . Take a look at our photo gallery to get a flavour of what we have done!!!

October  " Clothes"

This month were are exploring the world of Fashion & Design!!! The year 3 pupils are experimenting with a range of fabrics to design and make clothes and shoes fit for the catwalk!! They will learn which fabrics are best for different types of clothes and which fabrics are best to wear on wet days. We will investigate waterproofing through fair testing and record our findings.

Our play areas will include : a Fashion Factory , a Clothes Shop , Bee Bot programming task for clothes and shoes, Building area for shops, clothes jigsaw zone and lots more.

We will also be reading topic stories such as " The Emperor's New Clothes " and " The Elves & The Shoemakers " to inspire our work. Watch out for all our photos in our gallery!!!


November " Our Village"

This month we are learning about where we live . We will explore the differences between rural and urban living . We will learn the country code and focus on life in our locality. We will visit Ballykinlar to carry out a local survey , take pictures of landmarks and even visit Sean and the girls in the shop!!!

During Activity Based learning sessions we will make a model of Ballykinlar village , have our very own Sean's shop , use Apps to create factual accounts about Ballykinlar such as " My Story" and " Chatterpixs" and lots more fun tasks.

We will read " Town & Country Mouse" , " The Village in The Snow" and poems about village life. This will inform our writing tasks and stimulate creative thinking. We will develop our data handling skills through work on carroll diagrams related to village / town life and will also develop our skills in using money both in our class shop , lessons and real-life experiences in Sean's shop.

Keep and eye out throughout the month as we will be posting photos of our work on this page!!! 

December " Christmas "

Its that time of year again when we all let Santa and the Elves take over !!! Our class is decorated , the tree is sparkling and  The elf on the Shelf has arrived !!! We just can't wait for Christmas Day!!! Lots will be happening this month from Christmas crafts , the elves workshop , letters to Santa , ICT tasks, panto trip and even a shared Christmas lesson with our friends in Newcastle PS!! Its all action in Year 3 for December. Keep an eye out for our photos throughout the month! Ho Ho Ho !!!!

January " Artic Animals"

This month we are learning about animals which live in cold lands. During a planning session we decided to focus on Narwhals, Polar Bears, Penguins and Huskys. We have created a variety of play zones for Activity - based learning sessions including a " Snazzy Snow Centre" , Artic Jigsaw Area, Creative craft table, Winter Reading Zone, Artic animal tray, Artic Dough Table, ICT area and lots more.

We are developing our phonics skills to include blends such as "er" for Winter, "ar" in Narwhal. We are researching facts about Artic animals and creating fact files. We are reading lots of non-fiction text on artic animals. We will also be creating poems for our topic too.

In Numeracy lessons we are exploring numbers to 99 and how to add / subtract within 99. We are learning to use money to £1, reading the time in digital and analogue clocks, Venn & Carroll diagrams, Length measuring using non-standard units as well as 2D shape work.

Check out our photos !

February 2020 "Space"

This month we are learning about life in space. We are exploring the planets in our universe and finding out fun facts about them. We will be investigating if Aliens really exist and learning about famous astronauts . Space voyages will also feature in our learning. At play sessions we will be making astronaut suits and rockets to take us into space !! We are also making aliens , space buggys and lots more! We have a space station in our classroom as well as a NASA space centre. Take a look at all our photos in the gallery . 

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Class News

25th Sep 2020
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25th Sep 2020
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