Highmoor 4th March

Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 1:37pm

Welcome to a new half term in Highmoor.

We have started reading a new book in ERIC lessons - The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo - if any children have a copy and want to bring it in they are very welcome to.

In literacy we have been studying the poem I Have by Joshua Siegel. We looked at its structure and its rhythm and also spent time identifying nouns, verbs, adjectives and prepositions. The poem is written in the present perfect tense and we have been learning all about that too. We have started to look at the book The Great Kapok Tree with Mrs Griffith and designed our own rainforest trees with magical powers. 

In maths we continued to look at multiplication - recapping dividing and multiplying by 10 and 100 and multiplying 3 numbers together. Year 3s spent time on related facts for multiplication and recapped column addition. We are also looking at time with Mrs Griffith, particularly investigating periods of time and using timetables.

We have started our new geography topic of Why Is Planet Earth in Danger? We started this by learning about climate change and it's causes and effects.

On Thursday it was World Book Day. We had a lovely morning where we moved around the 4 classrooms in our teams. Each classroom had a book that we focused on and then did a follow up activity. We had great fun solving tangrams, singing songs, writing and drawing. In Highmoor we read ‘The Dot’ by Peter H Reynolds and were inspired to ‘just make a mark and see where it takes you!' Every child in school coloured a quarter of a dot, signed it and, once put together, have helped each other to create a whole school art mural. There was also some great singing, dancing and movement to The Dot Song!

In music this week we have been learning about ostinatos. We started by listening to Stand by me by Ben E King and The Black Horse and The Cherry Tree by Katie Tunstall. Then we learned and performed our own ostinato to create the sound of a river.

We gave group presentations of all that we've learnt about how plants grow in science. It was fantastic to see how much the children know and they all enjoyed telling their classmates all about the topic. 

Thank you to all the children that donated and purchased books on Friday. It was lovely to see everyone get behind the idea. 

Dont forget homework as usual!

Have a great weekend everyone. 


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