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We have had a fantastic week in Base 3 and the sunshine has been lovely!!

In Literacy this week we finished our stories and worked on how we can edit them to make them even better. We then moved on to instructions, we first explored some words that we will need in order to write instructions, these were imperative verbs (also known as bossy verbs). We were then able to enjoy the sunshine whilst also learning; we had an obstacle course set up and in pairs we had to give them precise and clear instructions to follow to get from one end to the other. We learnt that if we are not clear then our partner didn't do what we had wanted them to do. We then explored a range of instructions identifying the features that need to be included to write a really good set of instructions. Next week, we will continue to plan/draft our instructions and then write them, so that someone else will be able to make a tepee as fabulous as ours.

In Maths, we have been working on subtraction, using the column method and applying it in a range of problems. The problems were quite challenging and some of them had more than one step which used both addition and subtraction, despite the challenge everyone persevered with them and succeeded. We then moved onto using the inverse operation to check the answers to questions. Next week, we will be estimating and using the inverse to find answers and check answers to questions.

We have finished our tepees this week and they are looking fantastic, very much like a real one! We enjoyed creating the base for the tepees, again in the sunshine. To do this we mixed glue, paint and together and then put mud from the woodland on top. We were then able to put the cover over the frame and cut a section out to create the entrance. Stones were then placed around the bottom of the tepee to hold the cover down. Next week, we will be collating all of our work on tepees and putting our first piece of work into our brand new Learning Journey books.

In PE, we enjoyed a session of tennis, learning how to hit a ball accurately, making sure we stood in the correct position. Sadly, by Friday the sunshine had disappeared and the rain had come. We did not let this stop our PE, so we ventured into the hall and had all of the gymnastics equipment set up to explore and create routines on. We are hoping to use this more in the coming weeks.

Next week, we are going to be finding out about Native Americans in more detail, including events over time, tribe and artefacts.

Please remember to keep practising times tables and spellings, these are fundamental in all of our learning! Don't forget our class reading challenge, start working your way up the ladder by reading and recording it every day!

Well done Base 3, you are all working extremely hard with a very positive attitude, keep it up!

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