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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

P3 - Mrs. C Doherty

Welcome to primary 3 where the teacher is Mrs Cecelia Doherty and Classroom Assistant is Miss Linda Duddy.

This term we are concentrating on developing fluency in our reading. Parents can really help by modelling fluent reading every night for your children. Exposing them to lots of stories will help them become better readers more quickly. Try to engage with your child's reading every night, even at the weekend whenever possible. We are looking at punctuation in writing and noticing it during reading also. The children are using adjectives in their writing and we are concentrating on writing recounts of events and news stories.

In numeracy we have begun the new White Rose Maths online scheme. We access this in class every day and this term we are focussing on numbers to 100 with an emphasis on place value. Children practise Mental Maths daily and homework will often entail learning number facts to promote quick recall of these facts.

Our World Around Us topic is called Them Bones. We have been learning about the human skeleton and are now looking at dinosaurs. This topic is very popular with the children and enables them to experience geography, history and science lessons all through the one topic. Alongside this topic we will also be looking at celebrations from home and around the world.

In primary 3, weekly spellings will be available on Seesaw on a Monday evening in preparation for Friday spelling tests. Homework should be completed in Monthly Homework books Monday to Thursday

Neuronimo is on online well-being course which the p3 class are following to promote positive thinking and good mental health. Accelerated Reading is also being used to enhance reading for meaning in our class.