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Proud to be part of the Bushey Primary Education Federation - Executive Head Mrs C Holliman

Week 2 - 28th April

It's been an action packed week in B3. In English we have been continuing our work on the book 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry. This week we read a poem about the rainforest and edited and improved it. We are also beginning to make arguments for and against deforestation. In our Geography lessons we have been learning where rainforests are in the world and about the climates in those areas. We have also found out about the difference between climate and weather. In Science we have been learning about the parts of a plant and what their function is. We have also planted potatoes in different conditions and are carefully monitoring how they are growing. 


In Maths we have been learning how to solve subtraction problems using mental and written methods. We have also been looking at bars to solve missing number problems. Can you work out what this missing number would be? Which function would you use?



You should all have received a letter about the Camp Bushey meeting on Monday 8th May. I hope you can all attend, but for those who are unable, I'll send home an information pack with all the details you'll need.



Next week:

Maths - Exploring properties of shapes, including parallel and perpendicular lines, right angles and horizontal and vertical lines.

English - Developing arguments for and against deforestation and sharing our opinion using persuasive language.

Geography - Learning the names of the different layers of the rainforests and what is happening at each layer.

Science - Investigating how plants adsorb water.