This will be the last week of “proper” work in P3. Next week we will be finishing off, clearing up, having the whole-school assembly and having some end of term […]
The P3 classes had a great time at Almond Valley today (see photos, above, of P3A). We met some farm animals and found out what they eat and how […]
It’s a busy week in the P3 sporting calendar. We started off with a cricket taster session today and a bit of bowling and batting (see photos of P3B in […]
On Tuesday afternoon, P3 are off to the theatre. We’re very intrigued about the show: why is it “Gretel and Hansel” and not “Hansel and Gretel”? We’re having an early […]
As you will be aware, we have a carefully planned Science & Technology programme that runs from P1-7. We are always looking to review and enhance our Programmes and we […]
This week, P3B are working on measure in maths – and P3A and C will be starting too. We are measuring objects and distances with the standard metric units of […]
This week, P3A will be celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day by spending time learning in some of the amazing outdoor spaces we have right on our doorstep. Parents of P3A will […]
There won’t be any P3 blog this week so, instead, here’s a wee video we made to show you how the children are learning to set out and calculate addition […]
Following on from our great workshop with Generation Science last week, P3 have been observing another experiment and will be writing about the process and results. Ask them about […]
P3 put on their aprons and safety goggles for a few experiments today when Generation Science came to lead a workshop called “Get Fizzy”. Using various liquids and powders, the […]
Welcome back! It looks like Spring might finally have arrived – not a moment too soon! Thank you to everyone who remembered to bring a pencil case equipped with writing […]
We had a fascinating visit from Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue today. They brought two specialist Land Rovers, a backpack full of important items, a mountain rescue stretcher AND, most excitingly, […]
Please could you check with your child whether they have the following essential items in their pencil cases at school: writing pencils, a rubber, a pencil sharpener & a glue […]
P3 is expecting a visit from a paramedic this week, to tell us about what they do and how they help people. This is our second-last visit from/to the emergency […]
Welcome back from our wee unscheduled, snow-enforced days off . Although, given you were probably trudging through the snow to work or struggling to get work done at home and/or […]
P3 are doing a piece of extended writing this week, allowing them to show us how they have got on with their targets and allowing us to see what might […]
Welcome back, everyone! We hope that everyone had a relaxing break. It definitely seemed a little lighter in the morning today. Our Emergency Services Topic continues this term. All classes […]
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came along to our technology sharing event last week. It was great to see so many people there […]
Today, we had a visit from the police! Don’t worry – everyone has been behaving themselves and nothing has been stolen. Three police officers visited the P3s as part of […]
P3’s Emergency Services topic is focusing on fire just now. We are looking at a bit of history, with the Great Fire of London and how fire has been used […]
Happy New Year to all families from all of the P3 team – and thank you very much for the kind gifts we received for Christmas. Now that we’ve been […]
. . . and we’re all about fun and games and Christmas/Winter craft in P3, so there’s not much to pass on this week. The one important thing we do […]
. . . to need glue sticks! With all the sticking in of homework, spelling words, story plans and now some Christmas craft, we are very low on glue sticks. […]
This is a message for all Comiston Road families: School jumpers, shirts, trousers, shoes, water bottles, lunch boxes, winter hats — “you name it we got it!” – – – […]
We are so proud of our Ski teams for fantastic work yesterday at the Boyd Anderson Edinburgh Schools competition at Hillend. The Novice team – Seb (P3), Nicholas (P4), Ruben […]
Building on their work on multiplication, P3 have started learning about division this week. During P1 and P2, this was known as “grouping and sharing” and we are still using […]
This week we are lucky to have visitors from the Lyceum coming to work with the P3s as preparation for our trip to the Lyceum to see “The Arabian Nights”. […]
Now that we have said goodbye to RLS and the pirates, we’ve made a start to our new topic: the Emergency Services. Today, we had a visitor from the RNLI […]
Today we had our Sharing Assembly about Talk Things Over for P3 – P7. The enthusiasm and excitiment of children who wanted to share their worry monsters was overwhelming. The […]
To round off our topic on Robert Louis Stevenson, P3 are having two special events this Tuesday. We are going to visit the grave of RLS’s nurse, Cummie (Alison Cunningham), […]
This afternoon, P3C and P4C worked together to create worry bags as part of our Resilience unit ‘Talk Things Over’. Children had lots of fun creating their bags, talking and […]
This week, P3 are learning their two times table. After lots of work on arrays in Primary 2, they are making great progress already. We are working on understanding that […]
For all the P3B parents/carers, grannies, grandpas, aunties, uncles, brothers, sisters and friends who didn’t get to see our assembly today, here it is in video form. Apologies for the […]
The Jewish festival of Sukkot was celebrated from the 4th to 11th of October this year. We are a wee bit late to the party but this week P3B will […]
Welcome back to school – we hope you all had a great holiday! And don’t forget that the clocks go back this weekend. With all this coming back and going […]
P3 are working very hard this week, revising and checking up on what we have learned in Literacy and Maths this term. They will have definitely earned their holiday by […]
This week, all of the P3s will be working in pairs in their classes to make maps of treasure islands, each pair making one square of a map. You will […]
The cat is out of the bag (or the suitcase, in this instance) – R.L.S. is Robert Louis Stevenson! P3’s homework has brought lots of evidence that our mystery case […]
There has been much excitement in P3 as the mystery case has been opened. Inside, we found a picture of a man, a get well card and what looks like […]
Here is this week’s P3 plan. As well as all this learning, it is Maths Week Scotland and the P4s will be dropping in to tell the P3s about the […]
Here is this week’s “child-friendly” plan for P3. We share these plans in class with the children on Monday mornings and often use it to review the week’s progress on […]
On Monday, P3 took a trip into town on the last day of the festival. Author, Paul Linnet, and illustrator, Sue Hendra, not only told us all about […]
Today we were lucky enough to have the chance to explore the back of an ambulance. We had great fun discovering what was there and how things worked!
On Tuesday 21st March P3 enjoyed a visit from Generation Science. We were doing Marvellous Magnets. What fun we had learning about magnets and their poles.
On Thursday, World Book Day, P4C celebrated by launching their class initiative – the ‘SMPS Book Nook’. P4 sourced rugs, cushions and most importantly books for this corner which will […]
Yesterday P3C were learning to use chalk and oil pastels effectively to create pictures of flowers. We are very proud of the results.
P3C made bookmarks using scratch art to celebrate World Book Day. We enjoyed sharing books and reading them together with P7C.
We had lots of fun hearing about ‘Life as a Member of the Policeforce’ and we learnt alot from our visitors.
As part of their ‘Emergency Services’ Topic, and to be prepared for all eventualities, the P3s have spent time practising phone-conversations with 999 operators.