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Week 3

Welcome to Week 3!

We have had another fantastic week in school.  The children have worked super hard this week whilst having so much fun!



We have read the story, Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett about a Meerkat who lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari Desert and decides to pack his bags and visit his cousins in different places around the world.

The children have been busy working hard to describe a characters feelings, make predictions and ask questions about the story.


Working as a group, the children created a mind map about different settings using a variety of vocabulary.  Next they created a plan focusing on their senses to describe a setting and practiced their speaking and listening skills by sharing their ideas with their partner.


Finally, they wrote a postcard from Sunny the Meerkat, using a range of vocabulary, and adjectives to describe the places Sunny had visited.



The children worked scientifically by observing the chicks closely and used their findings to write a report about the different changes over one week.  Ask you child to explain what an egg tooth on a baby chick is used for! 


The children have been doing some observational drawings of our baby chicks.  They have been focusing on their drawing skills and taking their time to look closely at the different shapes.



We are learning all about internet safety in computing.  

Outdoor Learning


If was a little wet this week but that didn’t stop us from taking our maths learning outside!  All wrapped up, the children worked together with their partner to make different numbers focusing on tens and ones.  As they were outside, they used different objects to represent the tens like metre sticks and large logs and for the ones they chose from different things like twigs, shells and stones.  


The children worked fantastically with their partners, using skills and attitudes from our school SKATs, such as ‘we are able to compromise’ and ‘I can have a go’.