It has been a fun week exploring Pompeii, the lost city and fractions!
We have been sequencing the story of Escape From Pompeii and thinking about how it must have felt for those people as they felt the rumble of Vesuvius across the city. We have used fronted adverbials to explore the setting, imagining ourselves at the scene. The sound of ash falling amongst the rushing footsteps of the citizens as they run for cover. Next week, we will begin to explore features of a newspaper and think about how we can report the the eruption of Vesuvius as a newspaper reporter.
In Maths, we are going to explore mass and capacity! Year 3 Mass and Capacity - YouTube This might help give you an idea of the styles of questions we may explore! Well done to those children using TTRS, I can really see a difference in your recall of tables!
Our spellings this week are:
Have a lovely, long weekend!
What a lovely week back at school! It was great to see the children after the holiday, they have grown so tall!
This week, we began exploring Ancient Greece and found that the land ruled back then is different to the land that we know as Greece today. We learnt that Greece was ruled differently in each city state and we thought about the benefits and the negative sides to this system.
We also planned our investigation into how plants grow, carefully thinking about our independent and control variables. We plan to see how light impacts the speed of growth in plants by growing some plants in a cupboard, some next to the window and some in a more shaded area of the classroom. We will predict and sow our seeds next week!
This week's spellings are:
It was great to see the reading records this week, so much reading is happening! Just a reminder that 3x a week, reading the school reading book is what we recommended and set as our class expectation.
I look forward to next week where we will continue with our English unit, exploring the text Escape From Pompeii! The children created brilliant collages of Mt Vesuvius this week. These have gone home, so please check their bags to see their volcano!
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