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Yew Tree – Week 5

We’ve had a very drizzly and windy week in Yew Tree class!

Firstly, we would like to start by saying thank you to those who managed to make it in for our class assembly!

The children have not had long to practice but have really taken on board the importance of perseverance and ‘stickability’ this term and through their learning produced a brilliant display of what we have explored. A huge well done from me Yew Tree class!

In English this week, we have been practicing our skills in reading and inference by exploring new texts and seeing if we can not only answer the questions but also evidence where we found our understanding as well. Both Year 2 and Year 3 have worked hard to prove how they know the answers to questions about their reading and then further supported each other well as we shared our learning in trios.

In Maths, we have been challenging ourselves to explore word problems about all of the different aspects of learning we have investigated so far this year. With each question it was great to see the children applying what they have learnt through the correct methods, pictures and reasoning. Next week, we are looking forward to understanding doubling and halving more and introducing the 3, 4 and 8 times table for Y3 and 2, 5 and 10 for Y2!

In PE we have been exploring more gymnastics through musical mats! We had a great time boogying on down before jumping into different gymnastic balances and stances.

Finally, Year 2 had a good time learning about fire safety with Fireman Mr Smye. The children sat beautifully and learnt lots about how to be safe around fires and matches. Year 3 had a great time learning more about our Christmas songs and thinking up some dance moves for the stage.

Next week, we are looking forward to making our own description from the Tell me a Dragon story, exploring doubling and halving big numbers, getting stuck in with our Victorian Christmas history topic and practising the Christmas play!

Have a great Friday and weekend everyone!

Best wishes,

Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.