This week the children have completed their new chapters for the story ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’ and we will be passing them to the Year 3 children next week as they read the book last year and we would like to know what they think of our versions. Everyone had some great ideas for their new characters and what they would think of the dark. They have tried hard to use adjectives and adverbs to make their writing more interesting, and have also included questions they thought Plop the owl might want to ask their new character.
You will be able to see all their work at parents evening on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th October. Forms were sent home yesterday and times are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please remember to return the form as soon as possible. Thank you.
In Maths we have continued our unit on addition and subtraction. This week’s focus has mainly been on using their knowledge of number bonds to 10 to support them in adding and subtracting 1’s from a 2 digit number, crossing a 10. E.g. If solving 34 + 8 they would firstly add 6 to make the next 10 (because they know 6+4=10) so the problem would become 40+2 which is easier to solve as they know equals 42. They have found subtracting to be a little more tricky, but we will continue to practice and revisit this as we move on.
Our computing unit this term has been all about identifying and understanding IT in school and the wider world and how it helps us complete tasks. This week the children took on the role of being a bar code scanner and till in a shop, discovering the processes involved in scanning an item, identifying it and giving a price to be printed on a receipt. It was quite a task and the children decided that it was definitely quicker and better being done by IT than humans!
This afternoon in Geography we have been looking at and trying to construct some of the famous landmarks of London. Although it ended up being a little trickier than anticipated the children all tried hard and kept persevering to complete their model with a friend.
Have a lovely weekend – hopefully the weather will improve a little!
Miss Jones & Mrs Evason