175 Ballinlea Road
Co. Antrim
BT53 8PR


Bushvalley Primary School

"Our future depends on building upon the experiences of the past, learning from the present and preparing for the challenges of the future"

Welcome to Primary 3

Class Teacher: Miss. L. Wilson

Festive Activities

We really enjoyed our PTA funded Christmas Jumper Day. We worked together to complete a treasure hunt and were rewarded with golden coins. Mrs Claus visited our classroom and read us a lovely story, she also brought yummy Christmas biscuits. We got to watch a festive movie accompanied by popcorn in the afternoon. Thank you to the PTA for organising this super day.

Christmas Production

 On Wednesday 9th December P3 recorded their Christmas production “It’s a Baby!” Although there was no audience this year that didn’t stop them for singing and acting their little hearts out.

Whatever The Weather

In Primary 3 our WAU topic this term is 'Whatever the Weather.'  We have really enjoyed looking at different types of weather and comparing the seasons. To support our learning we have completed a number of craft activities including designing an umbrella, constructing a cloud 'person', and using cotton buds to paint seasons trees. 

We recently discovered some interesting facts about the sun...Did you know that the sun is 93 million miles away from Earth?!

Over the coming weeks we will explore extreme weather, investigate cloud shapes and go on an Autumn senses walk.


During a grammar lesson we were very excited to explore a dictionary for the first time! We worked in pairs to find different words in the dictionary, using the pictures to help. We used our knowledge of alphabetical order and even had a go at copying some meanings. 


During 'Sum up September'  we have spent a lot of time exploring numbers to 30. We have been counting forwards and backwards, comparing numbers, identifying the number before/after and between and developed our knowledge of number names. We have also explored addition using practical resources. We enjoyed using cubes to build "2 more than" towers and used ten frames to reinforce the concept of adding a single digit to ten. 

Scripture Union

We had a special visitor to school on Tuesday 28th September. Andrew facilitated an outdoor RE lesson all about the story of Noah's Ark. We discussed useful items that we would need in a storm and together used different actions to build an ark. To finish, our very own Noah led the rest of his classmates two by two to safety. We cant wait to see Andrew back in school in a couple of weeks time.