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Here you will find updates and photographs of our learning over the weeks.
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Friday 22nd September
What a crazy start to the new school year we’ve had! Years three and four have really hit the ground running with their learning this term and all of the children should be proud at how quickly they’ve settled into the new school year. 

In Maths, we have been solely focused on developing our understanding of number and place value. We have been using a wide range of equipment from number squares, number lines, place value counters and diennes blocks to help visualise the size of numbers.


As I’m sure you’ve heard, our topic this term is called ‘1066’ and is focused on the Normans. Our English work so far has seen us produce some very persuasive job applications (some even resorted to bribery!) to be the King/Queen of England in 1066. This past week, we’ve moved onto Kennings, a form of poetry. In our topic lessons, we have been learning about who was fighting for the throne in 1066, and how this led to the Battle of Hastings. We even got to watch a video of Harold Godwinson as he tried to explain why he thought he was the rightful heir. The children then produced their own storyboards documenting the order of events during the build up and in the battle itself. 

 

Our PSHE lesson this week saw us have our very own democratic vote to select who we wanted to represent us as the year 3 and 4 student councillor. The results were very close but a massive congratulations goes to Felicity (year 3) and Otto (year 4) respectively. 

During our PE lessons this term, we will be learning two different sports! On Wednesday mornings, we will be taught netball by our teaching assistant, Miss Halls. On Thursday afternoons, we will be taught hockey by Miss Johnson.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!