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As we approach our Easter break, the Foxes have had another very busy week!


In English, we have been learning about persuasive writing. We looked at our key text and discussed what made it persuasive. The children created their own double-page spreads in their English books, showcasing all the persuasive features, remembering the acronym AFOREST: alliteration, facts, opinion, rhetorical questions, exaggeration, statistics and (the rule of) three. We will be having a go at writing our own persuasive letters over the next few weeks!


In Maths, the children have continued learning about fractions. The Year 3s have been learning about fractions on a number line and we have introduced them to adding fractions! Did you know that the denominator must be the same in order to add fractions?


The Year 4s have been looking at mixed numbers and improper fractions. Next week they will be learning how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers!


In Geography/Science we learnt about the famous volcanologist Katya Krafft. We learnt about her life and her work as a volcanologist. We looked at what qualities you might need to be a volcanologist and we wrote a job advertisement. All the children agreed that you must be very brave to get close to an erupting volcano!


On Thursday we went out onto the playground and completed a science experiment! Erupting Volcanoes! We mixed baking powder with vinegar which caused a chemical reaction! The carbon dioxide only had one way to go – up and out! The children enjoyed watching their volcanoes erupt!

Keep up the hard work Foxes!


Miss Hanslow