Caterpillars – Week 5

What an incredibly busy but very exciting week we have had!

In English, we have been writing acrostic poetry about Christmas and really starting to feel festive! Lots of lovely descriptive language being used here and great team work for our group poems.

In Maths, we have been looking into how to solve word problems and using arrays/number lines to solve multiplication and division problems. Once more, lots of great team work across the class and a real buzz about solving each problem!

In Design and Technology, we have been baking lots of yummy biscuits by following our designs and thinking about instructional language and prepositions when mixing the ingredients together. We’ve also been using ‘real-life’ maths through measuring and estimating how much we will need for each ingredient. We then finished our biscuit baking with a taste test and evaluation of how yummy they were! We hope you enjoyed them at home as well!

We’ve also had a visit from Chantelle for our Gardening session. This term we looked at some rather disgusting parasites as part of our ‘Food’ topic and discussed how lice and ticks feed in the animal kingdom. We then got to look at some under the microscope which was fascinating but did make us feel quite itchy at times! We also looked at ‘Zombie Caterpillars’ and discussed how these parasites worked. We then finished our session by planting some peas which will grow in class before heading home with the children at the end of term.

For the rest of the week we have been very busy putting together our Christmas play. The children all know their lines off by heart (huge thank you and well done to those at home!) and are thoroughly enjoying the entire experience. Well done Caterpillars!

Please could I remind parents that costumes need to be in by Monday 4th December at the very latest as we are going to be rehearsing in costume in the week running up to the final performance on Thursday. A big thank you to all of those at home who have brought costumes in already!

Next week we are looking forward to our Christmas performance, making our own acrostic poems, finishing our work on multiplication and division and lots lots more.

Have a great Friday and weekend everyone!

Best wishes,

Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.

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