John Paul II Primary School

Primary 3a

Class Teacher

                                                                            Mrs McGlinchey

Welcome to Primary 3A!

Our topics this year are; My Amazing Body, Food, Weather, Materials and Minibeasts. Each Thursday we have activity based learning day where we work in groups doing practical activities related to these topics. We use a planning together board to discuss what we already know, what we want to find out and where we can find it out. Then we display all out work about the topic to make a lovely classroom environment. These are some of the activities we have done this year.

My Amazing Body

We found out all about the human body labelling the parts and made moving skeletons.
We completed lots of physical challenges using Into The Zone programme.
We drew self-portraits using pastels to display outside our room.



We learnt all about healthy eating and had lots of cooking lessons e.g pizza, fruit salad and sandwiches.
We had a class café role play area and had lots of opportunities to develop our maths and literacy skills.
We learnt about different food groups and sorted items into these.



We love reading in P3 we have been reading lots of fiction and non-fiction books in our Literacy lessons and in the school and class library. We have lots of favourite authors and each month teacher reads stories by a different author. We also use the Bug Club to read eBooks. We have used non-fiction books to research our topics and share an interesting new fact with our classmates. We have written some books ourselves and love writing different types of poetry.



In numeracy we have been learning our number facts at home and in school and we take part in maths challenges every day. We really enjoy using Education City on the interactive whiteboard to consolidate our learning.

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We have worked in groups and carried out some very tricky maths investigations. We got really good at using coins to 1 pound and giving change by playing lots of games and working in the class café.

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We have used ICT to;
Word process and illustrate All About Me stories.


This is a very important year for P3 as we prepare for the Sacrament of First Confession. We have a sacred space in our classroom and join in with prayers and songs on a daily basis.

We have Circle Time in our class and each Friday teacher picks two Star Pupils.

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