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St Josephs Tyrella
Christmas Carol Service... P4-7 pupils are invited to sing carols at community celebration on 11th Dec at 3pm in Tyrella Parish Church... goody bags for all attending !
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What are we learning in P3?


September 2022 :  " School's Cool "

Welcome to Mrs McMullan's P3s class!!!

We've hit the ground running with our first topic of the new school year. Our school really is cool!! 

This month we are investigating life at St Joseph's . We will be starting off exploring our new classroom and designing our dream classroom. We will develop observation skills by finding out how our school is designed and making a 3D model of the building . We will learn about jobs in our school and have visits from staff members to talk about their roles. We will also learn about school long ago and how it has changed through the years. There will be lots of opportunities to develop creative skills through a designated art/craft zone. ICT will be integral to learning both through use of IPads and PCs as well as our Interactive whiteboard.

Our Literacy lessons will develop poetry writing skills about school and punctuation / grammar work as part of sentence writing skills. We will read lots of topic books and guided reading text which will include fiction and non-fiction genre.The children will also have lots of opportunities to express their thoughts and opinions through talking and listening sessions.

Numeracy lessons will focus on place value , number bonds , time and shape . There will be links to our topic through measure lessons.

Watch out for photos which we will post soon.

October 2022 " Our Senses"

This month we are learning about taste , touch , sound , sight , smell. We will be investigating the world around us and how we use our senses to understand our environment. We will take part in a range of tests to discover how good our senses are and what we can identify . We will use our school grounds to take part in outdoor learning lessons take note of sounds , sights and different textures we can touch around the grounds. 

Our Literacy lessons will focus on a different sense each week . We will write about our senses , learn facts about how our eyes , ears , tougue , nose and fingers allow us to become aware of senses, We will learn topic words and use them in the correct context. We will read alot of books about our senses.

Our activity based play sessions will be centred around our topic . We will have senses jigsaws , a feely centre , sound centre , music area, taste zone , dark tent, cut and stick sense area, senses ICT games , painting area and lots more fun activities.

We will use this opportunity to work on our data handling skills in relation to eye colour, favourite foods and favourite songs. 

Watch out for some great pics coming soon !!

Class Links

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

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Class News

29th Nov 2022
On Friday 9th December we will be hosting an alternative Christmas dinner for the whole school . Pizza , burgers and chips...
24th Nov 2022
This week at Karate club with Sensi Gerard and Sensi Conor we learnt how to block and also how to count to 5 in Japanese....