Carrickfergus Model Primary School

Inspiring excellence through example, endeavour and encouragement

Welcome to Primary Three!

Water Investigations

Primary 3 had a fantastic morning taking part in lots of water investigations during shared education with Sunnylands Primary School. We made boats and tested them to make sure they floated. We tested materials to see which were waterproof. We tested items to see if they floated or sank and we made LEGO boats to see how many fish we could fit into them. What a fantastic shared education session. 


Primary 3 had great fun completing experiments to  help some fishermen solve their  problems. Which material is  best  to build a boat? Which fishing boat is best to buy? Which material is most suitable to make a waterproof coat?

Programming in P3

Primary 3 have been learning how to program a Bee-Bot to follow a route. The pictures below show what a good job they have been doing at mastering this skill.

ICT Portraits

Primary 3 enjoyed using their ICT skills to create a portrait of themselves. What a great job did they did!! They show a fantastic likeness to their owners!

Primary 3 Maths

Primary 3 had fun revising the greater than,  less than and equal signs.

Primary 3 Activity Based Learning

Primary 3 have started their new WAU topic, 'Water'. We enjoyed lots of water ABL activities. We used LEGO to build swimming pools and boats. We designed posters about why water is important. We created sea creatures out of Play-Doh dough and played water games on the iPads.

Primary 3 Marble Run

Primary 3 had great fun designing, making and modifying marble runs. They also  enjoyed trying out all their friends different designs and telling each other what they liked about the marble run.

Primary 3 Terrific Toys

Mrs Johnston’s Primary 3’s new topic this term is ‘Terrific Toys.’ This  week during Golden Time pupils were allowed to play with their favourite toys. They had a fantastic time.

Primary 3 Terrific Toys

Miss Rea’s Primary 3 class started their new WAU topic by bringing in their favourite toys. They had a circle time and talked about why their toys were so special and where they got them from. Pupils then played with their toys for Golden Time this week.


Primary 3 had great fun designing magical shoes. Some shoes enabled us to fly, others allowed us to do massive jumps and some even  allowed us to walk up the sides of buildings!

Hedgehogs in Primary 3

Primary 3 made clay hedgehogs as part of their World Around Us topic work. They look like they are having a great time!

Primary 3 Christmas Art

Primary 3 enjoyed making Santa cards yesterday. Have a look at them following all the steps carefully to complete their cards. I wonder who the lucky recipients will be?

Primary 3 Christmas Party

It looks like P3 had great time at their Christmas party today. They enjoyed playing games, showing off their talents while playing 'Pass the Parcel' and dancing to some favourite songs. They have definitely got the X Factor!

Active Maths

P3 really enjoyed completing fab maths activities on Fab Friday.


Primary 3 had great fun during ABL. They have been learning about China. They enjoyed using chopsticks, moving pretend food from one plate to another. They made Chinese dragons, They loved listening to the tale about the Chinese New Year and made the animals in the story using play dough. They even tried building the Great Wall of China with Lego!

Primary 3 Celebrations

As part of our Celebrations topic, Primary 3 have been looking at Chinese New Year. We have been writing facts about Chinese New Year and made Chinese dragons.


P3 have been busy making scarecrows to decorate the assembly hall for our harvest assembly on Friday. Just look at their wonderful creations!

Primary 3 Physical Education

Primary 3 have been practicing their throwing and aiming during PE. We played aiming games and got points if we got our beanbag into the targets.