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This week we've been news reporters, daffodil dissectors and perfect pollinators...

In Book Club we have continued to read aloud, answer questions and complete book club activities including becoming speech spotters, well done!

During English this week we started the Innovation Stage on our T4W unit. We recapped our newspaper report with all of our actions. We used the boxing up method to discuss what the features were of each paragraph. We used this to plan our own versions and by a Tuesday we were writing our own newspaper reports full of report style language, direct speech and paragraphs. Well done, Y3.

In Maths this week we continued to focus upon measurement. We recapped converting cm to m and mom to cm and the maths behind this. We then moved on to looking at the perimeter. We listened to songs, practically measured and answered a range of questions in our Power Maths books. On Friday we completed an arithmetic quiz and times table 6 second questions.

Throughout the week we've been taking part in lots of science experiments and investigations! We continued to explore plants and completed a plant survival experiment. We thought about what plants need to survive and remembered it was space, food, sunlight and water! We came up with our own research question and prediction for the condition we were going to test. The children then observed their plant over 5 days. We noticed dying leaves, wilting petals and drooping stems. We concluded that plants need all of the conditions to survive.
On Thursday we dissected daffodils and used our knowledge of parts of a plant to discuss petals, anthers, stigmas and much more!
We also became pollen professors and conducted a model experiment using wotsits (pollen) and sweets (the nectar). We found out that the pollinators transfer pollen to other plants when trying to get the nectar. Check out our pictures!

During Computing this week we started to film our green screen videos. We used the green screen and doINK app to record BBC breaking news style reports. They will look amazing in our study work books.

We continued to use the atlases to discover Anglo-Saxon and Viking placenames. We discovered lots of new meanings including 'Dale' which means a town near a valley! Who knew!?

In music this week, we discussed what 'pitch' and 'melody' means. Then we listened to and appraised a traditional Hindu song and wrote about how that style of music made us feel and whether we liked it or not. Next, we practised singing 'The Dragon Song.' We discussed how confident we felt having sung each section. To finish our lesson, we used the glockenspiels to follow the rhythm to our Dragon Song.

During Mindful Monday we listened to Beethoven and doodled as we did, this was a very calming experience!

Throughout the week we also continued to complete our daily mile goals.

We also took lots of opportunities this week to talk about the importance of handwashing and how germs can spread. All the children took this onboard and were brilliant at showing amazing hygiene throughout the week!

Have a fantastic weekend,

Mr Dale

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