Month: March 2023

P3C round up (27th – 31st March)

This week our bloggers are Ellis and Kimi. Here is their round up of our week.

At the start of the week we combined some of our previous Elements of Art, using colour and shape to make some overlapping artwork.

Our new Element of Art this week was texture. We learned that texture is how something feels or looks like it feels. In little groups we went on a texture hunt, taking pictures of different textures around us before putting them together in presentations on the iPads. We enjoying looking at art work by Vincent Van Gogh and thinking about how he created texture in his paintings. Later in the week we made stamps with lots of different materials and textures and then stamped them on a piece of paper. Once we had tried our own stamps we made some collaborative art works.

For Literacy this week we were inspired by two famous paintings to do some creative writing. We could choose our own style of writing – we wrote comic strips, stories, letters and postcards.

In PE we were doing gymnastics with Miss K and made up routines in little groups. Some of us got gold medal stickers for our routines and some of us got silver. Our dance teacher, Bobby was off this week but we practised our waltz steps. We think we are getting better and look forward to showing Bobby our progress after the holidays.

This week we used our knowledge about Ramadan to make Keynote presentations to share our learning. We also learned about another religious festival that takes place at this time of year, Easter. People shared their Easter traditions such as seeing family, decorating and rolling eggs and of course chocolate!

It’s the holidays now for two weeks, we hope you all enjoy the rest!

P3C weekly round up (Monday 20th – Friday 24th March)

Here is our round up from last week written by our bloggers Elaina and Eliza.

Some children in the class have decided to start a Tidy Club to keep our classroom organised and looking lovely. People can volunteer to help tidy up our classroom. Mrs McCracken is very impressed and a little surprised!

We have been learning about Ramadan which started last week. We know that Muslim people celebrate it for a whole month. Some people fast but you have to be a bit older than us to do that. They fast to understand how other people who aren’t as lucky as them feel. Ramadan ends with a big celebration called Eid. You get presents and people usually have a big feast.

Our Element of Art last week was Shape. We learned that French artist Henri Matisse was a painter and then changed to collage when he had a big operation. We made collages like Matisse using geometric and biomorphic shapes. We made pictures with our plastic shapes from our maths lessons and created a wire shape curtain inspired by American artist John Garrett.

We swam lots of breadths of the pool in the Swimathon, it was very fun and exciting. Some parents volunteered to count for us, thanks for helping out.

We have been learning about biographies and last week we wrote our own autobiographies. It was fun to write about ourselves, we know everything and we don’t get anything wrong!

Elements of Art: texture

This week’s focus in our Art topic is texture. We took the learning outdoors and went on a scavenger hunt to find different textures in the nature strip. We used words like bumpy, lumpy, smooth, hard, soft and crunchy to describe what we found. We used the ipads to take photographs of our findings and shared our results back in the classroom. Tomorrow’s learning will be how to create the look of different textures when sketching.

P3C weekly round up (Monday 13th – Friday 17th March)

P3C have decided to take it in turns to post a roundup of how our week has gone. Two pupils will be in charge of recording our week in photos using the iPad and then working with Mrs McCracken to write the blog post at the end of the week.

Our first bloggers are Boris and Sophie.

On Tuesday P3C had our first ballroom dancing lesson with our teacher, Bobby. We have started learning to do the waltz. Some of us were leaders and moved forward while the rest of us were followers and moved backwards. It’s a bit tricky but we are getting there with practice.

In PE with Miss K we did gymnastics. We walked on balance beams and tried different types of rolls like teddy bear, backwards and pencil rolls.

The Element of Art we focused on was Line. We made posters to show different types of line, we drew ourselves with a bad hair day and used lines and complimentary colours to create artworks.

By our weekly bloggers Sophie and Boris.

Elements of Art in full swing!

Our Elements of Art topic is in full swing now. So far the class have explored colour, looking at the work of a range of artists including Yayoi Kusama and Steven Brown.

This week we have already made a start to our learning about line. The children worked collaboratively to mark out as many different types of lines as they could on large posters. Then then used these ideas to create their own individual ‘Bad Hair Day’ art.

We have also been lucky enough to welcome a former Scottish Champion Ballroom dancer into school to work with the children. Everyone enjoyed learning the first few steps of the waltz and can’t wait to learn more next week!

Bake Sale Success!

Rengim and her friends were delighted to share the total raised from last week’s bake sale at assembly today. An amazing £500! What a super total and for such an important cause. Fantastic effect from all those that organised, baked and bought!

Bake Sale

What an amazing turn out for the P3 Bake sale today! The stall was organised by 7 pupils from 3A and they put in so much effort in promoting their stall by speaking out in assemblies, making posters and speaking to individual classes. Thank you to all who made cakes for the stall and for the parents who helped in the preparation and on the day – safe to say it was a roaring success!! We cannot wait to find out the total raised to be donated to the aid efforts for the earthquake in Turkey. Well done everyone!

World Book Day

3A had fun yesterday for World Book Day. There were some super costumes and the children enjoyed kicking off the day with a guess the character game. They also enjoyed joining a live lesson all about books and designing a gift card for a book shop. The gift card designs will be entered into a UK wide competition with some amazing prizes available for the school and all the children in the class if one of the entries is the winner – wish us luck!