Kinnoull Primary School

Kinnoull Primary School

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Primary 3

22.12.21         Primary 3 End of Term news

We have been developing our instruction writing skills this term and we created instructions on how to build a snowman. Hopefully we get to follow these instructions and make a real snowman in the holidays!

This term we have been exploring and learning about different reading strategies; prior knowledge, metalinguistics and visualisation. Yesterday we had to use our visualisation skills to create an illustration of what we imagined happened when someone stole Santa’s presents! We were all very close!

Thanks to everyone who saved up their egg boxes for us! We used them to create Remembrance Day poppies! We learned about Remembrance Day and the symbolism of poppies.

This term we learned about St Andrew’s Day; the history, Scottish traditions and celebrations.  We explored pattern and different materials to create our own tartan designs and Scottish thistles.

Last week we enjoyed our Christmas party! Lots of Christmas cheer and fun! Thanks to the KSA for giving us some party snacks!

We put a huge effort into learning the songs, actions and words for the Christmas P1, P2 and P3 show – ‘The Mouse in Santa’s house’.  We feel very proud of our achievements and we hope you enjoyed the show.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

From Primary 3


Primary 3 are enjoying exploring their Read, Write and Count bags this week. We  were inspired by the 'The Last Wolf' story and drew wolves. We watched the step by step art lesson on the Bookbug website which was led by author, Debi Gliori. Look out for the bags coming home on Friday!


Last week we learned about the celebration of Diwali. We learned about why and how people celebrate the celebration of light, the story of Rama and Sita, explored the story through dance and created clay diva lamps. We brought our lamps home yesterday, we hope you liked them!

This week we continued to develop our badminton skills and times table skills with Mrs Brown.

Yesterday we were learning about Remembrance Day and the symbolism of poppies. We started to shape old egg cartons into poppy shapes! Thank you to everyone for saving their boxes and bringing them in. We will share photos of our poppy display when it is finished.

Enjoy the long weekend (school closed to pupils on Thursday and Friday)


Welcome back to school after the October holidays!

We have had a ‘spooktacular’ week in P3 and are excited about dressing up on Friday. Miss Cormack will share some photos on Twitter and Teams tomorrow. We have been learning about 2D shapes  and their properties.  This morning we enjoyed Halloween Music time with Miss Steele!


Happy Holidays from Primary 3! We hope everyone has a super time. See you in two week!


Scottish Maths week!

Primary 3 kicked off maths week on Monday with wearing their maths eyes and walking around the school spotting number, shape and symmetry! Look at Twitter for photos from throughout the week. On our walk, we visited the P7s who helped us spot lots of different maths in their classroom. Yesterday we took part in an addition hunt in the playground. We had to hunt for the hidden clues and then solve each one using our addition skills. This  afternoon Miss Steele and Mrs Friel have set a maths challenge trail around the school; we are going to need to apply lots of different maths skills and strategies.


We have been developing our addition and multiplication skills in maths this week. We are focusing on the ten times table and enjoyed playing bingo and ‘Table Mountain’ on our laptops!  We have been learning about homophones and we came up with lots of suggestions – blue/blew, hair/hare, be/bee, deer/dear, bored/board, meet/meat…..and lots more! Can you think of any?


This week we have been learning about the history of Queen’s Bridge in Perth. We even got to watch the black and white video of the visit from the Queen to open the bridge! Yesterday we created our own black and white drawings of the bridge using charcoal.  In P.E., we are continuing to develop our golf skills. Today we had to put the ball through a tunnel and hit the target. It was tricky, you have to get the ball through the tunnel without hitting the sides!


P3 enjoyed developing their knowledge of playground games and teamwork skills on Tuesday during a fun and exciting games session with our Active Schools Coordinator, Christine. We are going to share the games with other classes so they can play them at break and lunch time too. 

In writing we have been developing our VCOP skills and up-levelling sentences.  We all achieved success and shared our new and interesting sentences with our classmates who gave us feedback about them.  We are beginning to learn about Kinnoull Church and this week we had to focus on line, shape and colour in Art when creating a half and half drawing of the Church. Look out for the photos on Twitter!


We’re having a busy week in P3! We have been learning about pattern and creating amazing patterns with shapes, colours, numbers and letters!  We have also been learning about prediction; we have developed our prediction skills when reading. We had to predict what would happen next in ‘Octopus Shocktopus’! In P.E. we are developing our teamwork and rugby skills – look out for photos on Twitter!

26.8.21- THE NEW PRIMARY 3 :-) 

We have settled quickly back into school after returning from our summer holidays. It’s great to be back with all our friends again and explore our new classroom.  On Tuesday, we started to develop our golf skills in P.E. and learn about putting and keeping safe when using clubs.  We created our new SUPERHERO  class charter which we have all agreed to follow throughout P3.  This term we are going to be learning about different parts of our local area and hopefully go for some trips in our local community.


The end of term is here. Primary 3 would like to wish everyone at Kinnoull, a very happy summer holiday!


We had a superb P3 Sports Day on Friday. There are lots of photos on Twitter and in the Health and wellbeing channel on P3 Teams. We took part in some potted sports and earned lots of House points. Our favourite was 'chuck the chicken'!! We took part in track events and earned stickers. P3 demonstrated excellent teamwork skills throughout the whole afternoon. They gave one another lots of support, encouragement and big cheers!


On Monday afternoon we enjoyed our trip to Branklyn Gardens. We learned about the flowers, plants, trees and local wildlife. A big thank you to Alistair and Jamie for being our garden guides, In Art, we have developed our design and technology skills when making the 'White Rabbit's' pocket watch! We are looking forward to our class Sports Day on Friday afternoon.


Salut!                                                                                                                                                                                         Yesterday we revised some basic French greetings and questions. We had short French conversations with Miss Cormack. We also developed our food vocabulary too. We started to write exciting and interesting rainforest descriptions. We have to imagine we are Amazon rainforest explorers and describe what we can see, hear and feel.


This week we are learning about personal hygiene and why it is so important to keep our bodies healthy and clean. We have been learning about other ways to keep healthy. Healthy eating and drinking are very important. We have been inspired to create portraits with healthy food in the style of the artist, Guiseppe Acrimboldo. We will share them on Twitter when they are finished.


We hope everyone enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend.

During Art last week we started to make caiman models. we finished them today and are looking forward to showing photos of them on Twitter.  In Drama with Miss Donald today, we explored our feelings and emotions. We used movement, mime and expression to represent a range of feelings.


Term 4                                                                                                                                                                                       Health and Wellbeing                                                                                                   

This term we are going to continue to learn about the Rainforest. We are also going to learn about feelings, families, relationships, our bodies and keeping ourselves safe and healthy. This week we have explored and discussed friendships and feelings. We had to suggest ways to help solve playground problems. We have also explored and celebrated differences between families and talked about being unique.

Remember - P.E days are now Thursday and Friday


                                                Welcome back to Term 4!                                                                                                          We've had a super start to the term and enjoyed sharing our holiday news.                                                                           Yesterday we had a tricky problem solving challenge to solve ! We had to make a human spider web in teams ! Team work, good listening, testing ideas, identifying problems and discussion were key to achieving success.


                                               Happy Easter Holidays from P3

On Monday we experimented different sounds and musical instruments, as we explored through the Amazon Rainforest and encountered all sorts of wonderful animals! This inspired us to make our own Amazon rain sticks. Miss Cormack will share photos on Twitter and P3 Team. On Tuesday afternoon we continued to develop our golf skills in P.E. We will continue this golf block after the holidays. Then we will begin developing our tennis and athletic skills in Term 4. We are looking forward to the next few days. Lots of Spring and Easter learning and activities planned. Fingers crossed the sun shines for our Easter egg hunt on Thursday.  Reminder - Thursday 1st April is the last day of term.


Today we held a 1 minute silence for the day of Reflection. We discussed all the people who have helped and supported us and others during the past year. We reflected on all the 'ups and downs' since March 2020. We tied yellow ribbons to the school gates, fence and trees as a symbol of our thanks to all, our reflections from the year and looking forward to the future.


This week we have been learning about food and farmers, across the world and Fairtrade. Today we developed our note taking skills when listening to information about jaguars. We are going to use this information to create jaguar fact-files. We will learn about Comic Relief and how it supports people in the U.K and other countries. You can wear a splash of red on Friday if you wish to.


We have been learning about the different layers of a Rainforest. We explored different animals that live in each layer. Yesterday we learned about endangered orangutans and why so many Rainforests are being destroyed by humans. We have been listening to and reading new books as part of Kinnoull World Book Week. We are excited about dressing up as our favourite characters and presenting our potato project !          


Today we began to develop our golfing skills in P.E with Mrs Brown. We are looking forward to the rest of the golf block. In Growth Mindset we were learning about things and people that make us feel happy and positive. We have enjoyed sharing our learning with our classmates.


Welcome back P3! Its wonderful to b back at school. We have settled back into class and its great to see all our friends again. We have a rainforest explorers area in our classroom and we have been developing our map reading skills when identifying rainforests in the world. Today we started to sew Macaw parrots!


3 more sleeps and we're very excited !!                                                                                                                                    Merry Christmas everyone!                                                                                                                                                        From Primary 3 xxx


We hope everyone enjoyed seeing the amazing flying dragons on Twitter! A very successful technology project. This week we have been developing our sewing skills and making snowmen decorations. They will look wonderful on our Christmas tree at home.

Reminders:                                                                                                                                                                                Jack and the Beanstalk Panto in class on Friday. Pupils can bring an extra snack if they wish to.                                          P3 Christmas party - Tuesday 22nd. Wear your party clothes all day.


Today we have started our flying dragon technology project! We painted the dragon body and made the head and wings. Tomorrow we will follow the instructions and try and make our dragons fly! Look out for the photos on Twitter. Today we are excited to discover we are joint winners (with P5) for coming top of the Walk of Fame. Thank you Living Streets for our prizes.

Reminders:                                                                                                                                                                              Christmas lunch is tomorrow - 10th December                                                                                                                        Seasonal jumper day and winter walk - 11th December                                                                                                                                                                             


The P3 Christmas countdown has begun!! We were all very excited yesterday to talk about the first day of Advent and to open the class calendar. We are learning about symmetry this week and designed symmetrical stripy tights for Santa’s elves!

Reminders for next week –

Christmas school lunch 10th Dec

Christmas Jumper day 11th Dec

If you wish to send Christmas cards (only within our P3 class), please post in the P3 Christmas post box to be quarantined and then they can be handed out.




This morning we designed dragons and then wrote detailed descriptions about their appearance. We had to include lots of exciting adjectives! We are looking forward to writing about the dragon’s magical powers and skills! Yesterday we continued to develop our dribbling skills in football with Mr Downie.

Keep sharing any photos of your home learning in the P3 Team and you can talk about it in class at the end of the week.



We hoped everyone had a super long weekend. On Monday we were very excited to receive our new P3 Read, Write, Count bags. We enjoyed exploring the items and playing some of the games. One of the items in the bags is a rainbow coloured measuring tape. We have been developing our estimation and measurement skills this week using the new measuring tapes. Our 3D drawbridge models are almost finished! Miss Cormack will share photos on Twitter of them by the end of the week. Keep a look out for them!


This week we welcomed Mr Downie to P3. He will be in P3 for 4 weeks this term and then return after Christmas.               School is open to pupils Monday to Wednesday this week and then closed Thursday and Friday. We have been learning about Remembrance Day and the symbolism of poppies this week. We will have a minutes silence at 11am today and then create poppy artwork to symbolise the importance of today. We have started a 4 week block on developing our fitness and football skills. Miss Cormack will post some photos on the school Twitter page. Enjoy the long weekend.                                          


This week we have been revising some analogue and digital times. Today we made a stick clock outside but the breeze kept blowing the numbers away so we moved our learning inside! As part of a technology project, we are going to begin to build a castle drawbridge this week. We will share photos when they are finished on the school Twitter page. Remember! Reading books due back on Thursday. School is closed to pupils next Thursday and Friday.


We had a very wet P.E lesson on Tuesday afternoon! We continued to work in small teams and developed short sequences using a variety of movements and actions - they has to be more challenging than last week's. We have been developing our research skills and learning about motte and bailey castles this week.

It is dress up/dress down day on Friday. The KSA have suggested a £1 donation to raise funds for the school.


We are all happy to be back at school after the October holidays! We enjoyed sharing our holiday news with one another; lots of Scottish holidays, days out and park visits! Yesterday during P.E, we had to create a sequence of movements and actions in a small group. We has to plan, prepare, practise and perform it to the rest of the class. We developed lots of skills; team work, problem solving, coordination and balance. We are going to continue to develop these sequences next week.


Last week of term! We're looking forward to two weeks of family time and relaxation!

We have been learning about compass directions and map reading this week. We had to guide our partners around the playground giving and following directions. We wrote fantastic letters to Aunt Lucy from Paddington. We hope she likes reading about Paddington's new family, home and London adventures. we attempted to make origami dogs was tricky! We will keep trying.

Happy Holidays on Friday!


Today we have been exploring right angles and had to use our right angle checkers to hunt for some in our classroom. We were very successful. This afternoon we read a book called 'My Strong Mind' and it inspired us to try our own relaxing, breathing and boat activity! We had to make origami boats first which was an exciting challenge for all! we then relaxed in the class and rocked the boats in time with our breathing.


We have been exploring 2D shapes and their properties. We had to make 2D shape riddles and challenge one another! We are enjoying exploring the characters and stories of Paddington Bear. Today we learned about making lists and we had to create Paddingtons list for his journey from Darkest Peru to London. We are looking forward to Friday when we can share any completed activities from the new homework grids which we shared on Friday in our P3 Team. Already Miss Cormack has spotted some 3D landmark models, sandwich recipes, new Paddington adventures...that we will share on Friday!


This week we have been exploring 3D shapes and their properties. Look out for some photos on Twitter for our amazing 3D shape models! Yesterday we read the story of Paddington Bear. We are going to read lots of other Paddington Bear stories this term and use them to inspire and develop our writing skills. Homework learning grids will be online through the P3 Team on Thursday afternoon.


The story of 'Here comes Mr Postmouse' has inspired us to be authors and illustrators again this week. We designed a new animal home Mr Postmouse to visit and make a delivery. Then we wrote new sentences for the book. Today we made our own felt Mr Postmouse stick puppets! This afternoon we were learning outdoors with Miss Guthrie, we created pictures made from materials found in the playground and school garden. Next week we are looking forward to developing our knowledge and skills with 2D and 3D shape.


Hello from Primary 3!                                                                                                                                                                  

Another busy week for us. We have been exploring and sharing our feelings in French! We have been learning about the artwork made by Wassily Kadinsky and have begun to create our own art inspired by this artist. We are excited because Stars of the Week begins again. We can't wait to find out who they are!


We are delighted that school is open and we have settled into our new classroom. We have been exploring and sharing our feelings. its been great to share our feelings and spend time with our classmates and teacher.

We have been busy creating our new P3 Superhero Charter we shared lots of ideas and then agreed on the classroom rules for the charter. the Superhero designs are amazing and we even gave each one a super power! There is a photo on Twitter of the charter.