What a lovely week we have had in the Puffins class. We all had a lovely time at the Harvest Festival on Monday and were very proud of all of the children and how hard they worked to perfect our song ‘The Harvest Samba’. Thank you to all of you who joined us or sent donations. These will be sent to The Padley Centre next week.
In English this week, we have written our own instructions related to something Stone Age, some of our examples have been: How to cook a Stone Age meal, How to make a Cave cosy and How to tame a Hyena! Very interesting instructions I’m sure you’ll agree! The children have edited and improved their instructions within their Hot Write and we think they have created a brilliant set of instructions. They have also taken pride in their presentation when they have written their Hot Writes up for our Writing Wall. Well done Puffins!
In Maths we have been using concrete resources to add and subtract within 3 (year 3) and 4 digit (year 4) numbers. We have also begun looking at the Column method and thinking about exchanging. Can you do any Column addition this weekend and challenge yourself to involve exchanging?
Within our Topic lesson we have also been learning about the variety of Stone Age homes that people lived in.
We are continuing to focus on Times Tables in class and are really noticing how the children are improving. We appreciate your support with helping the children practice at home. Our Wacky Times Tables board is quickly filling up, it is lovely to see the variety of ways our Times Tables are being practiced! Could we also ask that you continue to support your child with reading at home as much as possible. Thank you.
Spellings: Year 3 – Challenge Words: actual, answer, bicycle, circle, earth, enough, fruit, island, often, popular.
Year 4- Challenge Words: calendar, appear, believe, grammar, increase, interest, opposite, straight, strength, women.
Well done Puffins for coming first in Spelling Shed this week! Keep practicing so we can stay top of the leaderboard and continue to excel in spellings!
Have a lovely weekend!
Mrs Scott-Barratt, Mrs Karamucki and Mrs Allsopp