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Come and find out what LKS2 have been doing this week!

Year 3

In maths this week we have started our length and perimeter topic. We have used rulers to practise measuring different items around our classroom in millimetres and centimetres (mm and cm). We also talked about which measurement is appropriate to measure different sized objects such as water bottles, bookcases and cars. In English, we started reading ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ by Michael Morpurgo. So far, we have created freeze frames, written character descriptions of the Pied Piper and the Mayor and used verbs and adverbs to describe how rats move. We are building up to writing our own alternative versions of the story next week. In Art, we explored the different sections of a picture using the words background, midground and foreground and created different tones by experimenting with the pressure applied with our pencils. In Geography, we compared the climates of Alaska and Florida by looking at the amount of sun, rain, wind, snow and daylight they each get. In Science, we learnt about the rock cycle and how rock types can change and evolve over time.

Key Messages

  • Year 3 KIRFS- x4 tables 

  • Year 3 Spelling - c sound spelt “ch”

  • Key vocab- science-rock cycle, erosion, weathering and geography-climate, weather

Year 4

In Maths we have continued our learning about perimeter. We have looked at a range of rectilinear shapes to find out their perimeter. We have delved into the key information that we need to find out the perimeter of rectangles. We have had our reporter hats on this week in English. We have conducted and written up interviews with the 'Big Bad Wolf' and 'Mr. Pig' to get more information for our newspapers. We have worked on our different sentence functions as well as using direct speech. We have been looking at the features of the River Thames in Geography. We have used google Earth to search for different places, such as Tower Bridge and The Thames barrier along the River Thames. We have been looking at the horizon and viewpoints and how we can draw this. We have looked at the vanishing point to help us do this. We have been asking questions and observing how our ears hear sound. We have learnt about the different parts of our ears to better understand how our ears hear sound. 

Key Messages:

  • Spelling- c sound spelt -que and the g sound spelt -gue. 

  • KIRFS- x12 tables 

  • Key vocab- science-vibrations, sound, art- horizon, viewpoint and geography- rivers, bridges