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Yew Tree – Week 6

We’ve had a very exciting week in Yew Tree class!

This week our biggest news has been the discovery of a beautiful dragon egg in the reading corner! We’re not sure where it came from nor when it will hatch but we can’t quite believe our luck that it has appeared in our classroom! Instead of working on suffixes this week, we have instead been creating our own ‘Lost egg’ posters in the hope that the mummy dragon or anyone with some information about the dragon will pop by and help us find the egg’s parents! We’ve used our very best descriptions so fingers crossed the parents of this wonderful egg will return soon!

In Maths this week, we have been working hard on doubling and halving numbers through splitting the numbers (partitioning) into tens and ones. Lots of great vocabulary being used here and excellent team work as we help each other to solve each number sentence. Next week we are going to tackle number facts for the 3 x and 4 x tables!

In History, we have been learning about a Victorian Christmas as part of our history focus but also to help us immerse ourselves in our Christmas play this year. The children worked in small groups to compare and contrast our modern world to the Victorian way of life and explore the Christmas traditions that started in this time period. Next week, we will be exploring further and finding out lots more about the history of Christmas crackers, giving gifts and the origin of the Christmas tree!

In PE, we have been applying our gymnastic abilities to the apparatus and using three point balances once more as we traverse the different obstacles of the apparatus. Lots of sensible team work and encouragement from both Year 2 and Year 3 this week so well done Yew Tree!

Finally, next week we are excited to get really stuck in with our Christmas play and getting into the Christmas spirit further, finding out more about our mysterious dragon egg and lots more!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Best wishes,

Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.