Our topic this term is ocean adventures, focusing this term on pirates.
In maths, we have been working hard on our place value knowledge. We have been using lots of different resources to help us represent numbers. These include using place value charts, counters and dienes. Recently, we have been using part-whole and bar models to present our work.
In English, we have been following the day-to-day activities of Jake Carpenter, a young boy who has joined a sailing ship. We have enjoyed pretending to be Jake and have completed an extract from his diary, predicting what he will experience and have learnt about life aboard a ship. We have just reached an exciting part when his ship has been taken over by pirates.
3BS have been learning to keep safe in the water by having weekly swimming lessons whilst 3LE have been creating a pirate dance based on the music from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Building up to Christmas, we dedicated time to learning a traditional and modern Christmas song. We performed our songs to the whole School and parents during carols around the tree. To celebrate working hard and coming to the end of autumn term, we had a Phase 3/4 party where each class learnt a dance routine and performed it in front of each other.
For Science, we have learnt about forces and magnets and how we interact with them. We also covered light in science. We took part in many investigations including looking at different reflective materials and their properties to help keep us safe at night.
In Computing, we have covered what makes a safe password, how to keep passwords safe and the consequences of giving passwords away. Following the Purple Mash Scheme of Work, we have been coding to design and write a program that simulates a physical system. We all really enjoyed using Chromebooks for a day across a range of lessons, especially Maths, where we used interactive games to help us learn more about money.
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