Year 3, Autumn 1, Week 6

Today has been a very exciting and interesting day with the school’s celebration of Black History.  The children had a lovely time tasting a variety of different foods before we were treated to a talk from Jerron’s mum about the Ghanaian Ashanti tribe.  We all learned a lot, including that Ashanti names are related to the day of the week on which you are born.  Thank you to Jerron’s mum for coming to talk to us and to all the parents who kindly brought an amazing array of food in to taste.

In other work this week we have  been trying to estimate numbers on a number line and practising rounding numbers.

In English, we have started our work on writing a recount in the style of a newspaper report.  This week, we have listened to news reports and summarised them by making notes on the main points before turning that into a piece of shared writing for our working wall.  We had a really fun and enjoyable guided reading session today practising reading with fluency and expression – we all tried to be Mr Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and read his words with lots of expression and action.  Some children were really convincing and we all enjoyed having a go.

Our new RE topic is Promises which will touch on the sacrament of baptism, so if any children would like to bring in their baptism photo to put on our display, that would be lovely.

Don’t forget, our new spelling rule is -sure words and they are all there ready on Spelling Shed for the children to practise ready for next Friday’s test.

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