Our trip on Monday to Celtic Harmony was fantastic. Exploring life as an Iron Age farmer, we tried making friendship bracelets and dying then with herbs, grinding wheat to make bread and weaving wool. As you may have seen, I have added a few photos to the class page. Thank you to all the children for their fantastic behaviour and enthusiasm.
We started our new Science topic this week, skeletons and muscles, and, in English, have been learning how to write instructions using the book How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth. This has included making our own woolly mammoths out of milk cartons, which will be coming home shortly!
Details of the weekly homework are below. There will be one piece of topic homework this term but I will give further details with the homework next week.
I have set a quiz on skeletons as a 'To Do' on Purple Mash. There is one question on the bones in the human arm which we have not covered in class - perhaps the children could do some research before attempting the quiz.
The 'England Rocks' Times Tables Rockstar challenge closes tomorrow but Class 3 are doing well. I hope this has sparked the childrens' enthusiasm for practising their times tables. Please could they try to do 5 to 10 minutes a day even though the competition has closed.
I have also set some Mathletics activities - there are 3 activities relating to addition and one problem solving challenge.
Over the next few weeks we are going to be looking at homophones in English (words that sound the same but are spelt differently and mean different things). These will form the basis of the weekly spellings but I will also be setting some activities so that the children can use the words in context. The first activity sheet is attached - I will also hand out copies in class tomorrow.