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Primary 3 - Mrs Adamson

28th September 2018

Blogging in Primary 3

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the parents who attended Parent Contact this week. It was lovely to meet up with you all again and to meet with new faces too!

At the start of the term, Primary 3 had a real author in their classroom, Alistair Chisholm the author of “The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bear!” who answered the children’s questions and read his wonderful story too.  It was an amazing experience for all of us! Some of us are now so keen to be authors and illustrators and write our own stories.

What a busy term Primary 3 has had exploring their context “Where in the World are we?” We have enjoyed being out and about with maps exploring our local environment and visiting the church too. We having been learning about maps and finding out street names and buildings in Letham as well as learning about “a birds-eye view” and why there is a key on a map. We have been drawing our own maps too. The children have enjoyed using the smart board to find out information about the planet they live on Earth.

In maths, we have been learning about tallying and we gathered information about our birthdays and had to draw and label a bar graph. We found out the most popular birthday month and which month/s had no birthdays. We have also been learning about compass points and your child should be able to tell you the 4 compass points.

Primary 3 is excited about taking part in Roots of Empathy which will involve visits from a teacher Mrs Baird and visits over the year from a mummy with her baby. The children will learn about feelings and understand the meaning of empathy and what it looks like, sounds like and feels like. They will see how the baby changes and grows over the year.

This term in school we have all been learning to use an app called Seesaw to record our learning. It is an amazing tool and the children have been little teachers to me as I learn a new skill too. Well done Primary 3!

Primary 3 would like to invite you to their classroom on Wednesday 3rd September at 2:45 pm or the end of the day if that is easier, to come in and read their fabulous zigzag books they have written and illustrated about their community.

I can’t believe how quickly the term has gone and I wish you all a lovely Autumn break when it comes.

  • Learn It’s are on the school website under the heading Home Learning then Big Maths Learn Its and it would be great if the children could continue to practise them so they can write the sum and answer automatically. This is a key numeracy skill and your child should know which steps they are on.
  • Common words and activities have also been given out to help your child know how to spell these words and it would be great to continue to play games with the words to embed them.

After the holidays, I will give you a personal password for your child so they will get access to a numeracy programme called Sumdog which will help your child practice numeracy skills.  I will also put on Education City activities to support and practice spelling and maths learning too.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Many thanks for your support,

Mrs Adamson and Primary 3

16th August 2018

Blogging in Primary 3

Welcome back to the new 2018 - 19 session!

What a beautiful summer break and so lovely for everyone to be outside enjoying the sunshine! How lovely to be back at school and teaching Primary 3! We are enjoying learning some Spanish as one of the children was in Spain in the holidays and is being a wee teacher  helping me learn Spanish too!

Primary 3 has been working this week on being ready quickly in a 4s line to go upstairs to our classroom. Please ask your child to tell you what a 4s line is like! We have been working very hard at remembering our P.2 routines and adding new routines for Primary 3. We have been finding out where to find resources in our classroom too.  We have enjoyed welcoming our two new class members into the class and helping them get to know each other. This week we have been talking about our class banner “Always aiming High!” We have been talking about how we can aim high in all our learning.

I am looking forward to seeing you all on Friday afternoon for meet the teacher and I hope you enjoy a tour round our newly designed classroom!

Just to let you know . . . . .


  • MUSIC is on Tuesday with Mr Stephen  and we are enjoying learning the words to our super school song.
  • P.E. is on Wednesday and Thursday each week with Mrs Thomson who the children know from their Primary two year.
  • Please make sure your child has a named gym kit plain gym T shirt, shorts/joggers and gym shoes in a named bag for their gym lessons each week. Primary 3 gym bags will be kept in tubs in the classroom so they are always available.
  • Please ensure your child has a jacket every day in school as we know the weather can be very changeable in Scotland!! Please remember to put a name on your child’s jacket.
  • Water bottles are kept in a tray in the classroom and children are encouraged to sip water throughout the day. Your child will bring their bottle home each day to be washed and refilled. Thank you for your support with this.

Please contact the office to make an appointment, send in a wee note to me or come and chat at the end of the school day. I am always happy to help and support you.

 Muchas Gracias!

Mrs Adamson