Primary 3

 Learning Intentions for Primary 3

 Sharing Our Learning

The Primary 3 teachers here at Rosemount, feel it is important that parents are involved in their child’s learning.  We aim to work in partnership with parents to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment in which children  can grow in confidence and develop their full potential.

Below we have listed a selection of activities the children will complete until Easter. Please continue to refer to this page to track and support  your child's learning. 



By Halloween Primary Three pupils should be able to:


  • Read, write and spell words with spelling patterns. (Refer to weekly spelling lists in child’s workbook)
  • Participate in daily Edinburgh phonics lessons.


  • Form structured sentences using capital letters and full stops.
  •  Read and spell a series of CVC words using onset and rhyme knowledge.
  • Spell CVC word in rhyming families.
  • Explore and investigate CVC words by changing vowel.


  • Engage in shared, guided, paired and silent reading.
  • Read and find information in a text.
  • Find similarities and differences.
  • Listen actively and share opinions.
  • Read with increasing expression and fluency.
  • Use a range of comprehension skills both oral and written to interpret and discuss texts.
  • Identify the beginning, middle and end of a text/story and make predictions.
  • answer questions in oral and written form after reading a text/story.
  • Using phonic skills to decode unfamiliar words.



  • Engage in independent news writing displaying progression from week to week.
  • Create a writing plan to organise their ideas.
  • Form an opinion on ‘Nessy’ as a character. (Real/Unreal, True/Untrue)
  • Acrostic poem on the signs of Autumn.
  • Factual report on a Squirrel.

Talking and Listening

  • Carpet discussions on favourite reading book characters.
  • Share weekend news and significant events.
  • Complete a structured listening activity once a week
  • Discussion and revision of classroom rules and expectations.



Below you will find the planned “Maths Learning Intentions” for Primary Three pupils. It is important that you take time to read these. They will provide an insight into your child’s learning

Over the next seven weeks in Mathematics, Primary Three pupils will be provided with opportunities to:


Mental Maths

  • count on and back in ones, twos, fives and tens within 100
  • Recall number stories to 10
  • Sequence the days of the week and months of the year.
  • Recognise special times of the day: morning, afternoon, evening, night.
  • Develop an awareness of the number of days in each week.
  • Count on and back in hours.
  • Appreciate there are 60 minutes on 1 hour and 30 minutes in half an hour.




  • Read, write and order numbers to 100.
  • Explore and investigate the 100 square.
  • Quickly recall addition/subtraction facts to 10.
  • Understand the pattern of a number story.
  • Understand and use an increasing range of mathematical language and symbols.
  • Recognise and identify odd and even numbers within 100.
  • Understand that an even number can be divided in two.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the number bonds and facts about given numbers
  • Find pairs of numbers which make 11,12,13…..
    Use their knowledge of addition to solve number problems.


  • Develop an understanding of the passing of time through full hours and half hours
  • Appreciate there are 60 minutes on 1 hour and 30 minutes in half an hour.
  • Recognise o’clock and half past in digital.
  • Convert analogue to digital time.
  • Understand how to record digital time
  • Use their knowledge of addition to solve number problems.

Shape and Space

  • Sort variety of 2D shapes according to features.
  • Know the names of 2D shapes and be able to discuss their features.


Maths investigative work

  • Over the next seven weeks pupils will have an opportunity to develop their problem solving skills while carrying out various maths investigations. Thesemaths investigations will have a real life dimension.  Pupils will learn to use a range of problem solving strategies in order to solve maths problems and reach solutions.


Thinking skills/Personal capabilities

Personal skills and personal capabilities underpin success in all aspects of life and at Rosemount Primary School we aim to foster these explicitly so that children are helped to develop self management skills and the ability to interact effectively with others.  Thinking skills are tools that help children go beyond the acquisition of knowledge to search for meaning, apply ideas, analyse patterns and relationships and evaluate their learning.  Over the next seven weeks P.3 pupils will be given worthwhile experiences in maths and across the curriculum which will enable them to develop skills in:

  • Thinking, problem-solving and decision-making
  • Self management
  • Working with others
  • Managing Information
  • Being creative.




  • Below you will find the planned “WAU Learning Intentions” for Primary Three pupils. It is important that you take time to read these. They will provide an insight into your child’s learning 

Throughout the topic of Out and About children will also have the opportunity to develop Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities in the following areas:

Managing Information:

  • Asking focused questions.
  • Selecting, classifying and comparing information
  • Using own and others ideas to locate sources of information
  • Using a range of methods for collating, recording and representing information

Being Creative:

  • Experimenting with ideas and questions
  • Making connections between ideas/ information

Working with others:

  • Developing routines, sharing and co-operating
  • Giving and responding to feedback

Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision –Making:  

  • Classifying, making comparisons
  • Examining options, weighing up pros and cons
  • Using different types of questions
  • Making connections between learning in different contexts

Self Management:

  • Managing behaviour in a range of situations
  • Organising and planning how to go about a task


Pupils will be able to:

  • Take part in carousel activity thinking about :
  • 1. Where we live- Derry
  • 2. Wider NI
  • 3. The UK
  • 4. The Rest of the World


  • Children will learn about:
  • -Finn Mac Cool and the Giant’s Causeway
  • -The story of the Loch Ness Monster
  • -St. Columba and his connection to Derry
  • -Identify landmarks/ significant buildings in Derry
  • -Study local artist – Martin Hassan