In Maths this week, we have been learning how to add and subtract 3 digit numbers using the expanded and compact methods. We started the week by adding, using either of these methods to work our lengthier equations. We then moved onto subtraction, looking at how to borrow and carry the digits to and from the next place value column. We did have to revise over our knowledge of numbers and their place value at the start of the week.

As some of you may have noticed, we have changed our beautiful ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ display to a now terrifying head of Medusa. The story of Perseus and Medusa is our new topic for our last 3 weeks of term. We started this week by imitating our new best text.  We started our new topic off with a hook day, (a day which entices the children’s learning and gets them excited about the new topic). On our hook day, we created our own head of medusa using card and tights which we stuffed full of paper to create our own snakes for her hair! We also created mini versions of her using ropes and pipe cleaners. We have also created story maps, written very detailed descriptions of the Gorgon medusa - using excellent adjectives, simile sentences and key words to make our sentences scarier!

In Topic this week, we have continued to look at the formation of the armies and what it takes to be a Roman Solider. We created our own ‘Join the Roman Army’ posters- very similar to the World War 1 and 2 posters used to entice recruits. They are now on display all over the classroom. In RE we have continued with our theme of Judaism, looking at the different types of prayers and the items they use to prayer. In Maths investigation, we have continued with our new topic of double or quits, this week focusing more on pattern sniffing. In PE, we have continued with Yoga, which is really making a difference to the children’s learning and listening. It is great to see them all so involved in the stretches and engaged in the activities.

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