This week in maths we have been looking at multiplication and division and the relationship between them. We have investigated the relationship between the 2, 4 and 8 times tables and started to answer questions by doubling what we already know e.g. if 3 x 2 = 6 then 3 x 4 = 12 and 3 x 8 = 24. Please could you spend some time at home practising times tables with your children. We will be testing them over the next few weeks. By the end of the year they are expected to know their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables – any others they know are a bonus and will really help them in year 4.
In English, we have been writing descriptions of a scene from the book Leon and the Place between. The children are working hard to use adventurous vocabulary, prepositions and sentences of 3 in their work. We are using thesauruses to try to improve our word choices and are have made a note of exciting words from our class book, Matilda which we could use in our writing. So far we have formidable, glorious, devouring and astounded – try asking your child what these mean and if they can use them in a sentence!
We have been looking at South America in geography and using an atlas to fill in a blank map with the different countries in South America. We then looked more closely at Ecuador and used compass point directions to mark on the small village of Mondana. Over the next few weeks will be looking at Mondana and comparing life there to our own lives in Crowmarsh.
In Science we are looking at ‘What will happen if a stick of celery is placed in red water?’ This process is called Osmosis. The movement of water in plants is driven by a process called transpiration.
In RE we are looking at why the ten commandments are important to Jewish children. The children created rules that they feel they should live by.