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A Digital Disaster in P3A!

In Numeracy, we have been learning to subtract a two-digit number from a two-digit number, with bridging. When solving 72 – 39, first we have been subtracting 30 and then subtracting 9. Some of us have also been linking addition and subtraction and some of us have been using a written method to subtract two-digit numbers from three-digit numbers, with bridging.

In Numeracy and Mathematics we have also been learning to use money to pay for items. We played a game called ‘Shopping Spree’ and then we had to lay out coins to buy different items. Some of us were also learning to use the correct notation to record money amounts.

This week we participated in the Linlithgow Round Table Competition. We were asked to draw what we would see on the African Savannah. We created beautiful sunset backgrounds by using paint and blending colours. Afterwards we looked at animals that we would find on the African Savannah and then we drew their silhouettes onto our sunset backgrounds. Our competition entries look fantastic!

This week we concluded our learning on how computers have developed over time. We explored how we use technology in our everyday lives and discussed how we use computers today. In our groups, we finished our PowerPoints on the development of computers. We will be presenting these to P3B before the end of term.

On Wednesday and Thursday we became journalists and reported on a digital disaster! Using our knowledge of computers and how technology has developed over time, we discussed what the impact would be if there was no technology. We worked in groups to make notes on the difficulties it would cause in schools and workplaces and the impact it would have on communication. Afterwards we used our notes to plan our newspaper reports. On Thursday, Miss Harrison showed us how to use our notes to write our newspaper reports. We used an interesting headline and organised our reports into sections using columns.

Thank you for reading our blog post. We hope that you have a lovely weekend.

P3A and Miss Harrison xxx

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