We started the week with a crash – literally! Our text focus is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, which is a story about 4 children who survive a plane crash into the Amazon rainforest. We imagined ourselves as these characters and wrote a range of setting descriptions linked to the different stages of the initial aftermath of the crash: their surroundings in the rainforest, the river, the den their first night.
In each piece of descriptive writing, we used our knowledge of subordinating conjunctions to develop the quality of our writing. A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinate clause (a clause that does not make sense on its own).
We also focused on the spelling of the homophones:
where, were, we’re
there, their, they’re
too, to, two
This is a useful website for you to practise Year 3/4 spellings: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/3/Year-3-and-4
In maths, we continued to consolidate our knowledge of decimal places up to tenths and hundredths by ordering and comparing them.
Our curriculum spotlight for this half term means we’ve gone back to our French studies. This time round, we’re learning new vocabulary and starting to structure sentences. Our focus for the next couple of weeks is the vocabulary for animals.
We’ve been learning all about resolving conflict in PSHE. This involved playing a game of Grandma’s footsteps and discussing different types of arguments and how to solve these.
In PE we have been practising our cricket skills with a coach from https://www.chancetoshine.org/
The whole school will be involved in Arts Week, inspired by the song Hajanga.
We will be taking part in dance workshops with dancers from the Place School and then we will be exploring the power of words through poetry.
CHILDREN MUST BRING THEIR FULL PE KITS EVERY DAY NEXT WEEK. Please can all children also have a water bottle and their sun hats if it is hot.
- Amazon: PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Nile: PE on Mondays and Thursdays.
- Thames: PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Children must bring in a PE kit for PE lessons. One session is outside so it is important they have appropriate clothing.
- Children in KS2 may bring in a healthy snack that contains no nuts.