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This week has flown by in Base 3 as we have been busy Scientists, Historians, Mathematicians and Writers!

In Maths we have had some really productive learning time-getting our teeth stuck into symmetry and reflection in Year 3 with lots of practical tasks. These children have worked very hard and have even started to be able to plot coordinates of their reflected 2D shape! In Year 4 the focus has been on triangles and identifying the 4 different types of triangle. This has led to lots of sorting and classifying and in the latter part of the week, the Year 4s have been combining various triangles, quadrilaterals and other geometric shapes all at once in their problem solving. Well done.

The start of the week saw us writing some fantastic atmospheric writing to complement our work on The Roman Colloseum. The children now have such great knowledge of this special place, that they have been able to 'paint spectacular pictures' using their best words and vocabulary in their descriptive writing. The gore and gruesome detail in the writing of all the gladiators trials and gutsy challenges is fantastic- a must read in the learning journeys.

We can't forget to mention the revealing of the Science investigation results this week. I don't think any of us will ever drink 'no added sugar squash', coke or apple juice ever again after seeing its week-long effects on our chosen teeth-like objects! The pictures speak for themselves and all our reasoning and concluding, along with many pictures of the results, are all in our 'Science Class Study Book'.

Do you know how many types of gladiators there were who fought in the Roman Colloseum arena? There are lots and lots! Base 3 have been busy learning about the Essedarius, Andabatus, Retiarius, Samnite and many more fascinating gladiators! We have loved learning all the ins and outs of the different weaponry and armour, including the Andabatus, who fought on horseback with a lance and a helmet that had no eye holes! We have concluded he must've been mad! Our learning journeys will be filling up more next week with the continuation of this exciting work.

Please remember it was our last swimming session today- which was a fun session, so no need for swimming kits next week Base 3. The children have all done SO well progressing their swimming skills, especially the novice group- what a transformation of confidence and skill. :)

Have a fab weekend everybody, see you Monday!
Mrs Carden

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