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Yew Tree – Week 7

A very busy week in Yew Tree class!

We have had quite the start to this week as we watched a news clip about dragons appearing across the world! We couldn’t believe our eyes until we had a break in from a very grumpy mummy dragon ourselves! Our precious egg that we found last week was taken by its mother but boy oh boy did she make a mess! Luckily, our expert dragonologists were on hand to help the police in creating some amazing character profiles and descriptions of our visitor! We have been informed that our dragon egg is now safe and sound with its mother and advised that these dragons are indeed safe and perfectly harmless to humans and pets. They apparently love the Dartmoor area so keep an eye out for some nesting near you!

You can find the news clip here:

In Maths, we have been getting to grips with the 3 and 4 times tables and using arrays, sharing circles and number facts to solve a variety of different problems. Next week, we are going to be exploring the 4 and 8 times table and linking this with some festive fun!

In RE/Topic/History, we have been learning more about the Nativity story and the importance of Christmas to the Victorians. Lots of great questions and ideas arising from these discussions to well done Yew Tree class!

Finally, we have been planting some bulbs with Chantelle outside of our classroom, practicing lots and lots for our Christmas play and enjoying our Christmas dinner and other exciting activities.

I’d also like to say a big thank you to all of those who have brought in costumes already. Please could all costumes be in by tomorrow (Friday 14th December) or Monday at the very latest. If you are having trouble sourcing clothes or props, please let me know and we can sort something out. Any non-uniform clothes in white, brown or black would be excellent for the chimney sweeps or market stall owners.

Also, it is Christmas jumper day tomorrow so please can children come in with their favourite Christmas jumpers on but with school uniform underneath.

Have a great Friday and weekend everyone!

Best wishes,

Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.