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Year 3

The snow this week was a thrilling welcome to most (but not all…) of us! Along with exciting weather, we have been immersed in great stories and exciting learning. Our English focus has been distinguishing the features of letters, with a focus on past tense and paragraph writing throughout the week. In maths, we have compared fractions using greater than > , less than < and equal to = , and compared equivalent fractions using number lines. In history, we have jumped aboard a Tudor Galleon ship and discovered the concerning living conditions of the sailors. Science has seen the children develop their investigative skills as they experiment with how plants grow in different conditions. We’ll be monitoring the plants closely with great anticipation over the following weeks.

Key Messages

  • Key vocab: equivalent, greeting, introduction, galleon, scurvy, nutrients

  • Spelling rule: re- (prefix), e.g. rewrite, recycle

  • KIRFs: 8x table

Year 4 

Power has been the theme in history this week, as we look at how Anglo Saxon Britain was ruled and governed, and how laws were enforced. Do you know what a hue and cry was? In maths, the children have begun their learning of decimals, making links to fraction representations. Bar models and number lines have being used to help children visualise the value of tenths. Making fair tests has been the focus in Science, as the children continue to develop their learning of electricity, using circuits. What happens if we remove a wire from a simple circuit? What happens if we add more batteries? What happens if we include a switch? These are the types questions we have been investigating in a fair and observable way.

Key Messages

  • Key vocab: Power, component, fair test, decimal, connectives.

  • Spelling rule: Adding the suffix -ly to adjectives ending in y and ic 

  • KIRFs: x7