This week in English, we enjoyed learning about the Hindu festivals of Diwali, Holi and Kumbh Mela when reading ‘The Big Book of Festivals’ which is a delightfully-illustrated non-fiction book gathering festivals from cultures around the world. We worked on imagining we were some of the characters in the pictures and created direct speech for them and used the possessive apostrophe to write about how they were celebrating.
We reviewed the x6 and x8 tables this week and then finished off with learning how to calculate the perimeter of regular and irregular 2d shapes from their given measurements. The Challenge was tricky as some of the lengths of the shapes were ‘missing’ and needed to be derived first before adding.
Sadly, we came to the end of Varjak Paw; however, we still all enjoyed the ending and finally finding out whether Varjak would return home or live his best life on the ‘Outside’. We won’t give away the conclusion in case you haven’t read it but it was certainly worth waiting for.
Guided Reading: We will continue to enjoy the adventures of Varjak Paw, Chapters 30 and 31. We will discuss, from the evidence presented, how the children think his adventures may end. You can read ahead here: Chapters 30 and 31
English: The children are going to present their non-chronological reports orally to each other so that we can share our knowledge and understanding of the three Hindu festivals studied.
Maths: We have a series of maths games to play to round off the school year.
Notices/ Reminders / Requests:
Family Friday – Thank you to the many parents and family who ventured out in the atrocious rain to join us for Family Friday – the children do very much look forward to seeing you in their classrooms!
PE – PE kits should have come home to you by now; if not, we will ensure they arrive next week!
From Miss Fisher, Mr Kerin, Miss Trefusis and Mrs Tutchener, a huge THANK YOU for your collaborative support this year helping us help your children. Reflecting on the year, we can see how the children have really developed in all sorts of ways from ‘new’ Year 3s to children who are ready for Year 4. It has been a pleasure to teach them.
With best wishes
Year 3 team