Another packed week in the Puffin’s class. We were disappointed we couldn’t go swimming on Tuesday but we are pleased to tell you the pool is now back in working order and we will be swimming as normal next week.
In English this week, we have started to explore Explanation texts and the children now all know “How to be a teacher”! Apparently we just drink lots of coffee! We have created a tool kit for what an explanation text should contain and we understand the features we will find in this type of text. We have also been leaning about using causal conjunctions to extend sentences and make them more interesting.
In Maths this week, we have started to learn about measurements of length and how we can use these to find the perimeter of shapes. Measurement is a great skill you can support at home by asking children to use tape measures and rulers to find lengths. For longer lengths that are harder to visualise, you could look at the kilometres you cover when in the car.
In topic this week we have continued observing the effects of different liquids on an egg shell to represent the effect on our teeth. We have discussed how we can stay healthy by eating a balanced diet of foods from different food groups and have designed our own healthy, tasty treat.
Finally, a huge thank you to all of you who sent in cakes and biscuits for our cake sale as well as those of you who brought in money to buy them. All of this money will go to support the animals affected by the terrible Australian bushfires!
Year 3 – ‘a sound spelt ey’: obey, prey, convey, survey, grey, osprey, disobey, they, surveyor, conveyor
Year 4 - adding on the suffix ‘ous’: courageous, outrageous, nervous, famous, adventurous, disadvantageous, ridiculous, carnivorous, rapturous, torturous
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
Mrs Scott-Barratt, Mrs Karamucki and Mrs Allsopp