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Welcome to Primary 3/4 Class!

We are beginning to put up some posts here about our learning. We hope you enjoy them!



Last week (14th - 18th March) was Science Week and inspired by Tim Peake's rocket ship we enjoyed some balloon activities to begin to understand opposite forces.

British astronaut Tim Peake launches into space - watch him go!

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We made a balloon rocket which didn't go up but went along the string!


See the utube video to see what we did - however we just had helpers to hold onto the ends which made it great fun!

Can you see our balloon rocket go?!

Make a Balloon Rocket

This week, experiment with balloons and learn how you can make your very own rocket with Jessi and Squeaks! ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids?

We also had 2 balloon hovercrafts to experiment with - see the instructions if you would like to make one yourself at home!

Science experiment: How to make a CD balloon hovercraft

With just a few simple odds and ends from around the house, you can make your very own hovercraft.

Here are our balloon hovercrafts -

The hovercraft worked really well on a large whiteboard - this was Stuart's idea!

We also made balloon powered spinners - they were trickier to work but when they got going they made the straw spin around and around...

These people had a go at a spinner -

We could only have certain people blowing up balloons - we labelled their balloons - so we didn't share germs. Mrs Shortel did a lot of huffing and puffing that day - although Ollie was also my fantastic blower upper too!

My cheeks are getting sore!


Earlier this term we have been learning about words called 'onomatopoeia'.  These are words which imitate sounds. Here is a utube song which helped us learn all about this...


"Onomatopoeia" Crash! Bash! Boom! Pow! In this song, learn about special words that imitate sounds. What's that??? It's Onomatopoeia! copyright © 2012 Mindy Bauer

And here is a song which helped us learn about 'alliteration'.  These are words which begin with the same sounds. Watch out - its a very catchy tune!

Alliteration Song, Alliteration for Kids Song, Alliteration for Children by Melissa

Alliteration song has taught my kids in a real world way they will never forget! Alliteration for Children... This song explains the poetic element of alliteration and provides many fun and silly examples. The simple and lively tune provides an easy and memorable framework for students to remember and understand alliteration months after the subject matter is taught.

Last week (March 16th) we continued our punctuation activities by beginning to learn how to use commas properly. We are learning that one of the ways a comma can be used is to separate items in a series (or list). We practised separating adjectives in sentences but this Grammar song also helped us to understand this better.

Commas Song - Grammar Rock Music video by The Grammarheads to help supplement that boring old grammar curriculum that puts our students to sleep.

On World Book Day (3rd March) we buddied up with P1T to share our favourite books and talk about why we liked them. We read each other's stories in small groups and drew pictures of a favourite character or event from the story.

Here we are sharing our favourite books!