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We have had a lot of fun doing different kinds of learning this week in Base 4.

In maths we have been exploring and investigating 3D shapes, identifying the properties and names of the different shapes. Then, using isometric paper, we applied our knowledge of 3D shapes to have a go at drawing some of them, it was a bit tricky but we managed. We also had a look at 2D squares and rectangles, specifically focusing on the angles within and square and angles at bisected lines within the shapes. This was followed by investigating different types of 2D triangles, naming them and looking at the properties. Next week we will finish our work with triangles and then move onto fractions, decimals and percentages, converting between each and solving problems.

Our Literacy lessons started with exploring some verbs and working out what kind they were and when we would use them, we found that they were imperative verbs to be used we instructing someone to do something. We put these words into practise by guiding our partner through an obstacle course by giving clear and specific instructions. Tuesday was a very exciting lesson; we had to follow a set of clear instructions exactly in order to make Pitta Breads, without making too much mess on the carpet. We realised how important it was to follow the instructions, so that we didn't get mixed up and we made the best bread! After making our bread, we had to re-create the instructions and wrote our own version, thinking out the specific detail we needed and the kind of vocabulary to use. Next week we will be writing a short story based around the Ancient Greek myths.

Base 4 had very exciting visitors, Aatu and Olga from Finland came to visit after a very long two years of not seeing them. It was lovely to have extra members in Base 4, helping us making bread and our board games. They also brought a book to show us where they live in Finland; the landscape is beautiful, but very different to ours with a lot of trees and lakes/rivers. Base 4 made them both feel very welcome and we hope they enjoyed their day with us.

Next week, will be another busy week, getting our Learning Journey books finished off, our science unit on Space wrapped up and of course we have our trip to Liverpool to look forward to.

Reminders:

Please continue learning your times tables so that you get quicker and quicker. Spellings must also be practised at least 5 times a week if not 7; you must practise the weekly spellings and the 20 extra words. MyMaths homework also needs to be completed by Fridays.

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