It is the last Friday before half term. It looks as if it might actually be sunny and a bit warmer!
The children have finished writing their stories about our abandoned planet. They have been amazing at remembering how to use commas and apostrophes. We also had some fantastic adjectives to describe all the rubbish piled up on the planet. In maths, we are continuing with time after half term. Telling the time to the nearest minute is quite tricky especially the to times e.g. twenty-two minutes to four, so we will keep practising. There is a link to a game below which the children can use to practise.
We will all have finished sewing by the end of today and planted our pea plants out in a large tub for them to grow on. The children have made some amazing observations about what conditions plants need to grow based on our experiments. We have also looked at how water is transported in plants and saw how coloured water turned the petals a different colour. In reading, we have been looking at how to answer comprehension questions and retrieve information from what we have read.
There is no homework this week as it is half term next week. Please keep reading during the holidays. Next half term, we are looking forward to learning all about modern and ancient Greece. We are starting a new book called Oliver and the Seawigs.
We hope you have a fantastic half term and look forward to seeing all the children on their return.
Thanks to the children for all their hard work and to you for your support.
Miss Keen and Ms Ruby
I hope you are well and have enjoyed not being quite so locked down.
Despite the wind and rain, the children have had a busy week. We have been talking about vehicles in French and learning to weave friendship bracelets in art. The children wrote a first draft of our abandoned building stories and started telling the time in maths. In PSHE, we continued our work on safety and we had lots of children completing their home learning on this subject. We have looked at safety around the school, home, water, road and fireworks. We are continuing to learn how to play tennis in PE.
Next week, it is the last week before half term. We are going to continue telling the time and writing our stories. They will have singing and music with Mrs Matthews as normal on a Tuesday morning. We are going to finish our science on plants and plant out our pea plants. Perhaps we will even get some peas! We will also write up our results and conclusions.
Thank you so much for all your support and to the children for being brilliant - as always!
Have a great weekend. Miss Keen
I hope you have had a good week. The children have completed their fractions learning by learning how to add and subtract fractions. In art, they have been practising weaving with paper and will continue doing this next week. Our pea plants have been growing steadily and the children have been measuring them every week. We will plant them out before half term. In English, we started to learn all about The Paperbag Prince. It has a great message about nature not giving up which we have spent a bit of time thinking about. The children have also been continuing learning about being safe by starting to look at water safety today. Thank you for the amazing home safety posters. We discussed them today. Today, we have really enjoyed sharing our favourite books and reading in our pyjamas.
Next week, we are beginning to plan stories about abandoned places. We will be starting a maths unit on time. The children have to learn how to tell the time to the nearest minute in Year 3. We are also going to be looking at how water and nutrients move inside plants. Home learning will be in their reading folders and I will post it on Class Dojo as well.
I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Well done, Willow Class! You have had another great week.
MIss Keen and Ms Ruby
Wow! I have been blown away by the children's writing in their explanation texts. They have used some great sentences to explain what is happening and used some fantastic technical language. The children have enjoyed investigating equivalent fractions using equipment. They have also been learning how to keep safe in the home, checking how their seeds have grown, performing their cowboy song and tie dying in art.
Next week, we are starting a new book in English called The Paperbag Prince. We are continuing to learn about plants and learning words for French vehicles. On Friday 14th May, we will have our special reading in pyjamas day.
We hope you have a fantastic weekend.
Miss Keen and Ms Ruby