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Week 7 - 19th to 23rd of October 2020

In English we have come to the end of our time focusing on our funny Science Fiction book about the wonderfully quirky Dr Xargles and his lessons about the Earth Hounds for his class of young aliens. Everyone enjoyed the story and the activities that followed.

At the end of last week , we discussed the features of Non-chronological Reports

and we all made a plan to help us write one each about our favourite aliens we designed ourselves.

This week, we spent two days writing the reports and drawing the illustrations .

Here is an example of one:

In Maths this week , we worked on counting on and back in ones, tens and hundreds , with regrouping. Here is an example of some of the work we completed , using Base Ten materials.

We have been practising the Five Times Tables again this week.

Last year they were learning the 2s,10s and 5s , and in Year 3 they will also be learning the 3s, 4s and 8s.

Please practise the 5s at home and if your child is confident with this , you can also practise the 2s and 10s.

Use the TTrockstars link to help . ( Their logins are in their Reading Journals )

Also, use Mathletics link to practise their mathematical skills.





In Geography this week, we finished our study of the Nile River. We completed a description we had started the previous week of a trip from the source of the Nile to it's mouth by boat . We learned a lot about Alexandria and wrote a postcard to someone about a 'visit' to the city.

On Thursday and Friday, we had Black History Week compressed into two days.

HEre are some of the activities that we did:

  • The focus in Music Assembly was Motown and we really enjoyed listening to a variety of groups and some of us enjoyed dancing to the music as well.
  • We had a class discussion about why we have Black History Month in the UK.
  • Benjamin Zephaniah was the poet we celebrated and we particularly enjoyed watching him perform ' Be nice to your turkeys this Christmas!' 
  • We chose the charismatic Mo Farah as our our Black British icon . We had a wonderful time watching a recording of him winning the 5000m metres at the 2012 London Olympices and the level of excitement was great in the classroom and there were squeels of delight when he won! They all wrote a fact-file about him and they might have evemn caught an enthusiasm for athletics. 

We finished off the week with each child wiwriting a few of the things  they had learnt about Black History in a speech bubble.

As you know, this week is the last week we will have Forest School for a while and we all are very grateful to Mrs Irvin and Mrs Henman for all the wonderful things we learnt and the great outdoor activities that we did.

Swimming continued this week and all the children ewlly enjoyed it. Ir will continue after half-term on a Thurday morning.

On Friday afternoon , they all had fun practising the skills that they had learnt in Basketball in our PE sessions this half-term.