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A huge welcome back after a restful week off! We have been super busy this week as we have dived into new topics in all areas: Instructional writing in English, Addition and Subtraction in Maths and the Vikings in History!


In English this week we began our new topic of Instructional writing. The week began with us following instructions on how to paint our own firework pictures.  The children used this opportunity to think about how important clear and ordered instructions are. We even discussed how we could reword some of the instructions to make them even clearer for the next group of children!




We then looked at our WAGOLL ‘How to Clean an Elephant’.  We have used this to remind ourselves about imperative verbs (get, put, wash, squeeze) and time connectives (first, next, after, then).  Next week we will begin to think about creating our own instructions. 


In Maths we have begun to look at column addition involving exchanging. The children all took to this method like ducks to water and have impressed all of us with how well they have carried it out and how neatly they have presented it.  A very important part of column method is the presentation which allows us to make sure all of the numbers are in the right columns. Can you explain this True or False question to your grown up?




We began our new Topic looking at the Vikings this week.  We thought about the timeline of the Vikings, where they came from and which parts of Britain they invaded. Can you explain this map to your grown up?



We have now got enough volunteers to walk down to the Repton 400 Hall to watch High School Musical.  What a brilliant opportunity for us.  Thank you to those who have offered.


Next week Swimming will be back on as usual, Year 4 will swim on Tuesday and Year 3 will have PE in school.  Thank you for your understanding with this. 


Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Hanslow