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We are half way through the school year Foxes! You have all worked incredibly hard this half term and I am so proud of you all! Read on to find out what we have been up to this week…


In English, we have written up our newspaper reports based on the Volcanic eruptions that have recently happened in Iceland. The children were so interested in finding out all the details about what had happened – just like proper reporters! They have done a great job at including all the features of a Newspaper Report, including, chronological order, third person, past tense and the 5 Ws (who, what, where, when and how). Great work Foxes!


In Maths, the year 3s have been learning how to add and subtract lengths. Some of the children found this quite challenging as they had to convert measurements (mm, c, m) before being able to add/subtract. Can you tell your grown up how many millimitres are in 1 centimetre? Next half term, the year 3s will be learning about perimeter.


The year 4s have been learning about perimeter this week, they have learnt how to find the perimeter on a grid and also how to find the perimeter of rectangles and rectilinear shapes (shapes which have straight edges and right angles). Next half term they are going to be learning about fractions!


In Science this week, in our ‘Sound’ topic, we have been learning about pitch. We investigated how the pitch of different instruments changes depending on how they are played. We looked at the recorder, violin and the glockenspiel. We found that the tighter, thinner or shorter the components are, the higher the pitch will be. The looser, thicker or longer the components are, the lower the pitch will be. Next half term, we will be learning about scientists and inventors.


Have a lovely half term break!


Miss Hanslow