Miss McKinnon: March 2019
What a busy few weeks we have had!
Throughout last week, Base 3 loved taking part in all the reading week activities! From dressing up as their favourite character to grabbing their books as soon as they heard the reading bell start to ring. As a class, the children have been so motivated to read more and have really got stuck into their books. Let's keep it up Base 3!
In Maths, at the start of this half term we recapped column addition and subtraction to ensure these methods and concepts were fully embedded and moved on to apply these methods to adding and subtracting money. This week we will be focusing on how we find change using the number line method and using this to solve a variety of problems and reasoning questions. Towards the end of the week, we will be starting to look at how to calculate the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.
During Literacy, we having been continuing with our picture book 'The Flood'. This week, the children looked at how to write a diary entry. We began by looking at the features of a diary and what we need to include when writing one ourselves. We then moved on to think about fronted adverbials, writing in the first person, how to use paragraphs and finally applied all of this learning to our own diary entry of the events of 'The Flood' so far.
In Geography, we have been looking at the features of a river and their geographical definitions, in preparation for our river tour on Tuesday 12th March. We then moved on to looking at grid references on a map. The children were given a section of a map of Nantwich and had to locate some key landmarks using 4 figure grid references.
We have started to learn about programming using 'Turtle Logo' in Computing. We have introduced ourselves to commands and how we can use these to create an algorithm in order to create a picture on a program. The children have really taken to this and are extremely eager to learn more commands!
Base 3 achieved 100% attendance this week and overtook Base 5! Let's see if we can do the same again this week!
Tomorrow is our class trip to Nantwich Lake with Nantwich museum. Unfortunately, the weather forecast doesn't look very promising, therefore, all children need to ensure they are wearing wellies/walking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof jacket please. Packed lunch should be brought in a small back pack/bag that they can carry on their backs please.
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