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What a fantastic start to the term we have had! I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the parents/carers that attended the pastoral meeting last week. All the children have thrown themselves into our new topic, 'War and Peace' with great enthusiasm and have worked extremely hard in all lessons.

During Maths, we have focused on number and place value. We have looked at partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and ones and used this to compare and order a range of three digit numbers. We have used our knowledge of place value to solve reasoning and word problems!

In Literacy, we have started to look at our class text, 'The Lion and The Unicorn'. We have thought about how Lenny would have felt when he realised he was being evacuated and what life was like for an evacuee. Using this, the children imagined they were Lenny and wrote a letter to his Mum to tell her all about what had been happening. The children then used these letter writing skills to write a letter to their pen pals in Africa!

During our afternoons, the children have taken a keen interest in learning all about WW2. At first, we looked at what life was like for an evacuee in more detail, thinking about why children, and often women, were evacuated, where they were sent and what they were allowed to take with them. The children have started to learn about 'The Blitz' which has allowed us to create our first piece of artwork! The children used watercolours to create a sunset background, then sketched and cut out buildings to create a city landscape. The children decided they also wanted to include fighter aeroplanes dropping bombs as they believed this showed a true representation of what life was like during 'The Blitz'. They look fantastic!

Thursday mornings have become a very exciting time of the week for Base 3. It's our brass lesson day! All of the children have thrown themselves into learning their trumpets and trombones and, as a result, have come on leaps and bounds already! They have learnt how to assemble their instruments, how to make a sound and last week learnt how to play three notes, and in a rhythm. They can't wait to perform at their end of term concert!

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