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Primary 3 Little Bears

2021 and 2022


On this page you will find lots of important information about school and what's been going on in your child's class throughout the year.

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In May we will be learning:



Talking and Listening:

  • explain ideas and processes using imaginative and extended vocabulary and non-verbal gestures to support communication
  • talk about what they are learning

Text Level Work

  • understand how humour is created in poetry by discussing words and phrases that create humour and sound effects, e.g. nonsense poems, tongue-twisters, riddles
  • understand the importance of good planning for writing
  • use humorous verse as a structure to write their own, e.g. riddles, language puzzles, jokes, nonsense sentences, tongue-twisters or alliterative sentences
  • know books written by significant authors/illustrators
  • know how to find out more about authors /illustrators, e.g. from book covers, blurbs, internet
  • begin to understand similarities and differences in style by comparing books by same and different author(s)
  • write simple evaluations of books read and discussed giving reasons for views expressed, using a structure or writing frame as appropriate

Sentence Level Work

  • demonstrate understanding of concept of nouns by:
  • identifying nouns in shared and guided reading
  • collecting and classifying examples of nouns from reading and own knowledge
  • experiment with changing nouns in sentences and discussing their impact on meaning
  • use the term ‘noun’ appropriately
  • write simple and compound sentences using the correct punctuation

Word Level Work

  • identify and categorize the most common representations of the same sound, e.g. boat, no, tow, note
  • know and understand that the same spelling may be represented by more than one sound, e.g. cow, blow
  • use word endings, e.g. ‘s’ (plural), ‘ed’ (past tense), ‘ing’ (present tense) to support their reading and writing

ICT opportunities:

Use iPad / PC to explore and express whilst completing biographies of Julia Donaldson.


• access, select, interpret and research information from safe and reliable sources;


• create, develop, present and publish ideas and information responsibly using a range of digital media and manipulate a range of assets to produce multimedia products.


• talk about, review and make improvements to work, reflecting on the process and outcome and consider the sources and resources used, including safety, reliability and acceptability


• manage and present their stored work and showcase their learning across the curriculum, using ICT safely and responsibly




  • Mentally add a multiple of 10 to a multiple of 10, answers within 50, using and explaining number patterns Mentally add a multiple of 10 to any number, answers within 50, using and explaining number patterns.
  • Know near doubles, answers within 10.
  • Know remaining addition facts within 10 (3+5, 5+3,  3+6, 6+3)
  • Mentally subtract a multiple of 10 from any number, answers within 50, using and explaining number patterns.
  • From 3 given numbers within 10, give 2 addition and 2 subtraction facts
  • Discuss ways of managing money effectively: e.g. keeping money safe, how to make pocket money last, advantages of saving a regular amount of money each week etc.
  • Understand concept of multiplication as repeated addition of equal sets (initially with sets of 2).

Mental Maths

  • Count forwards in tens within 100, from different starting numbers (multiples of 10, then any number).
  • Count backwards in tens within 100, from different starting numbers (multiples of 10, then any number).
  • Count forwards in fives within 100, from different starting numbers (multiples of 5).
  • Count backwards in fives within 100, from different starting numbers (multiples of 5).

Handling Data

  • Record results of sorting on given blank Tree, Venn and Carroll Diagrams using own drawings. Explain what their drawing represents. Suggest own ways of sorting, and label diagrams accordingly. (Literacy and ABL)


  • Appreciate the conservation of capacity through practical investigations.
  • Appreciate the need for a standard unit of capacity.

Shape and Space

  • Program Beebot to move along straight line and through right-angled turns, e.g. through a simple maze. Initially enter commands one at a time, then entering a whole procedure of commands before pressing “go”. (ABL)
  • Investigating symmetry in our immediate environment and making symmetrical patterns


World around us

This month’s topic is Minibeasts

The pupils will learn,

  • There is a variety of plant and animal life in the world around them (s&T)
  • To recognise the different environments in which plants and animals can live together.
  • (S&T)
  • To be aware that human waste can be harmful to living things in the environment.
  • The basic need for plants and animals for survival (S&T)
  • How peoples’ actions affect animals (G)
  • About the variety of animals in a place (G)
  • How colour is used in the natural environment (camouflage) (S&T)
  • How living things grow and change. (S&T)
  • Sorting Minibeasts
  • Classification and decision trees.
  • Writing fact files about chosen minibeast
  • Compare two Minibeasts
  • Ugly bug ball poster
  • Learn minibeast ball song
  • Make ugly bug masks
  • Design and make a minibeast





Dear parents/ Queridos pais/ Drodzy Rodzice

If you have 2 or more children, you will have to log off and then log in on the Seesaw app. Each child has a separate code for the seesaw app. Please keep the codes you have been given for each child safe so you can sign in and out for each child.

This is only the case if you have 2 or more children on Seesaw using the same device.

We are sorry for any inconvenience but each child has a separate account for Seesaw as they have different classes. If you would like another copy of the code please do not hesitate to contact me on or your teachers email address is on their webpage.

Se tem um ou mais filhos, tem que sair de uma conta Seesaw para poder entrar em outra. Cada aluno tem o seu proprio codigo para a sua conta Seesaw. Por favor, guarde os codigos que foram atribuidos aos seus filhos cuidadosamente para poder fazer o login e o logout sempre que necessário.

Este caso aplica-se apenas a quem tem mais que um filho a usar o mesmo dispositivo electronico para a Seesaw.

Pedimos desculpas pela incoveniencia mas cada aluno tem o seu proprio codigo de usuário pois estao em classes diferentes. Se necessita de uma outra copia do codigo, nao hesite em pedir-me atraves do email ou atraves do email do professor que está disponivel na nossa página online.

Jesli masz 2 lub wiecej dzieci, musisz sie calkowicie wylogowac, a nastepnie ponownie  zalogowac w aplikacji Seesaw. Kazde dziecko otrzymalo indywidualny  kod do app . Seesaw. Zachowaj kody, ktore otrzymales osobno dla kazdego z dzieci, abys mogl indywidualnie  zalogowac  i wylogowac  kazde z  dziecko  z osobna.

Informacja ta dotyczy rodzicow w  przypadku, gdy masz 2 lub wiecej dzieci  w szkole korzystajacych z app.Seesaw z tego samego urzฤ…dzenia.

Przepraszamy za wszelkie niedogodnosci, ale  kazde dziecko ma oddzielne konto na app. Seesaw, poniewaz uczeszczaja do innej klasy. Jesli chcesz otrzymac kolejna kopie kodu, nie wahaj sie skontaktowac ze mna pod adresem lub adres e-mail Twojego nauczyciela ktory znajduje sie na  stronie internetowej szkoly.

Kind regards/ Com os melhores comprimentos/ Z powazaniem

Ms Mulholland





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Little Bears 2020 and 2021

Primary 1 Induction Video

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For those who were unable to attend the meeting, this is a short video about what we said.


The Ni Executive has confirmed if you travel back from Portugal AFTER 4 am on Saturday 22/8/20 you do NOT have to quarantine for 2 weeks. Parents are reminded if their children have returned from Portugal BEFORE 22/8/20 they MUST still keep isolating for 14  days from the date of their return. We TRUST ALL parents will follow this advice and send their children back to school on the correct date if they are isolating currently. We are caring for the safety of our whole school community and ask parents to follow the this updated advice.

kindest regards

Ms Mulholland

O executivo do Norte da Irelanda confirmou que se viajar de volta ao UK DEPOIS das 4 da manhã de sábado, dia 22/08/20, de Portugal NÃO precisará ficar em quarentena por 2 semanas.  Os pais são avisados se os seus filhos regressaram de Portugal ANTES de 22/08/20, DEVEM continuar a isolar-se durante 14 dias a partir da data do regresso.  Confiamos que TODOS os pais seguirão este conselho e enviarão os seus filhos de volta à escola na data correta, caso ainda estejam a cumprir isolamento.  Estamos a zelar pela segurança de toda a nossa comunidade escolar e pedimos aos pais que sigam esta orientação atualizada.  
Ms Mulholland