In maths, children have started our new topic on time. They have been reading and writing the time from analogue clocks and year threes have been writing the digital times to accompany. We will keep re – visiting and consolidating this over the next few weeks before moving on to calculating basic duration, recording our answers in hours and minutes.
In English, children have learnt about the importance of sub – headings in information writing and drawn a map for our model text on ‘Pythons’. We will move on to some SPAG work on apostrophes for possession and then contractions, before writing an information text on a polar animal. Pupils also continue with weekly spelling, handwriting, guided reading and comprehension lessons in class.
In science, pupils have investigated and identified the forces acting on objects. They have decided whether a particular force is an example of a push or a pull.
In topic, children have investigated the life of the explorer Robert Scott and his fatal voyage to the South Pole. They have written a diary entry from his perspective as if they were undertaking this perilous expedition and described how he must have felt on the return journey. I was really impressed with the children’s writing on this.
In computing, children have concluded their research on a polar animal and will use their findings to write an information text later on in the term.
In PSHE, pupils have reflected on their favourite memories of the year and have reviewed the target that they set themselves at the beginning of the autumn term.