## Spring 2 Week 5 – English

Stars of the Week: Sam and Phoebe

This week, in english we have been focusing on newspaper articles. We wrote an article about a massive diamond which was found in a farmer’s field. As part of this article, we interviewed 3 people and included their thoughts into our writing as direct speech. The articles were written brilliantly and I was very impressed with all of their work.

Next week, in maths we are continuing with measurement and the perimeter of shapes.

## Spring 2 Week 3 – Assessment week

Stars of the Week: Elena and Jacob W.

We have had assessment week at school this week. Class 3 have worked really hard in their assessments and shown lots of determination. In English we have continued looking at newspaper reports, and in Maths we have continued studying money.

If you have found Maths difficult, please spend some time this weekend on adding and subtracting money and recognising the coins.

## Spring 2 Week 3 – Collective Worship

Stars of the Week: all of class 3!

Well done to all of class 3 for their wonderful collective worship assembly on Tuesday. You all excelled at learning your lines and the lyrics to our song. You have worked so hard throughout class 3 and your effort showed.

Next week, in maths we are continuing our topic of money. In english we are looking at newspaper articles.

## Extra english work

Images to Inspire

If you would like your children to complete extra english work at home, please click on the above link.

This is a website with lots of pictures, where pupils can choose a picture and write an entire story about it. The picture can make up the beginning, middle or end of the story.

We often break stories down into 5 parts (or 5 paragraphs). The beginning, the build up, the issue, the resolution, the ending.

Below are some pictures as examples.

## Spring 2 Week 2 – Maths

Stars of the Week: Ruby and Joshua

This week in Maths, we have continued developing our understanding of bus stop division. We have become much more confident and can now divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number with a remainder. Some of us can even divide a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number! Knowing our times tables really well has really helped us with our division. If you found maths tricky this week, please spend some time on your times tables this weekend.

We do have our class collective worship assembly on Tuesday – please do continue practicing your lines and the song over the weekend! Thank you!

## Collective Worship

Our class collective worship assembly is on Tuesday 7th March.

Firstly, I apologise for the song choice – it may become quite irritating after the second or third or fiftieth run through! Please encourage your children to learn all of the lyrics off by heart to this song. Also, please encourage your children to learn their lines off by heart.

Thank you, I appreciate your support with this!

## Spring 2 Week 1 – DT

Stars of the Week: Evelyn and Jacob A.

Our DT topic this half term is Roman architecture and inventions. In our lesson we first looked at Roman arches, then we recreated our own arch using card and books to help support the card. We then used weights to test the strength of our arches.

This week in maths, we have started bus stop method division, which some pupils have found tricky. Please spend some time this weekend going over the times tables and related division facts. The maths sheets you were given at parents evening will be a great help!

## Spring 1 Week 6 – History Day.

Stars of the Week: Miriam and Albert.

We have had a great last week of this half term. On Thursday, we had History Day where we dressed up as Romans and had lots of fun developing our knowledge of this topic. In Maths we studied Roman numerals, in English we wrote a speech as Boudicca, encouraging the Celt’s to join the rebellion and in Art we created a mosaic in the shape of a soldier.

I hope you all have a lovely and restful half term!

## Spring 1 Week 5 – Science

Stars of the Week: Rory and Lola.

This week in Science, we conducted an experiment on soil. We put some soil in jars and then added water. We shook the jars and then left them for a couple of hours. When we came back to the jars, we could see the three different layers of soil clearly.

In Maths, we have moved onto multiplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using the grid method. Please continue practicing your times tables at home if you are not feeling confident!