What a fabulous and exciting term 3 it has been! We have enjoyed undertaking the Premier’s Be Active and Reading challenge. We have had such a busy time this term and are proud of our achievements. We really enjoyed dressing up for the ‘secret power’ theme for Book Week in week 5.
In English we have been working hard to enhance our narrative writing skills with the use of noun groups and direct speech. This week we are embarking on our very first book tasting, prior to creating narrative texts of our own. We plan to display them in the library, please come and have a look! We have also revisited and practiced procedural text writing within our science unit of work ‘Fur, Feathers and Leaves’. We are celebrating the arrival of spring with our classroom gardens.
Within SSP (Speech, Sounds, Pics) have quickly adapted to the routines and expectations within our fast phonics stations, taking part in partner dictation to improve our encoding skills. We have continued to actively participate in a range of Literacy Group activities and have enjoyed exploring persuasive and narrative texts in our guided reading sessions
In Maths we have continued to enjoy hands on activities based on measurement and even competed in a length Olympics. Most recently we completed our work on area and perimeter and extended our knowledge to be able to tell the time to the nearest minute. We are showing a great deal of persistence and improvement in solving worded problems across topics in Mathematics and have found our addition and subtraction skills particularly useful during our measurement work.
In Civics and Citizenship we have explored the difference between rules and laws and how they keep us safe. We thoroughly enjoyed our ‘class courtroom’ role play, where we were able to use persuasive language to convince a jury both for and against an argument.
We loved bringing our mathematics and writing books home to share our learning with our families. We were grateful for the encouraging feedback received. We will continue to work hard for the remainder of the term to achieve our learning goals.