It’s been a short but very productive week in B3. In English we have been debating whether the people who live in the areas surrounding the Amazon rainforest should be able to cut the trees down. We have discussed who would be affected by deforestation and what the consequences would be. The children developed their own arguments and had debates in groups. We have also begun writing letters to President Temer of Brazil to ask him to stop farmers chopping down the rainforests to use the land to grow crops. We’re going to finish our letters next week and send them through the post.
In Geography we have been learning about the different layers of the rainforests and what the condition are like on each layer. In science we have been monitoring our potato plants and have noticed changes in how they have developed in different conditions.
In Maths this week we have been learning about horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines. Have a look around at home and out and about to see what lines you can see. We have also devoted time this week to practising our number bonds under timed conditions. We noticed that everyone made progress in just a few days by practising lots.
Please can you check that your child has everything they need in their pencil case. Many children do not have pencils or glue sticks. All necessary items can be purchased from the school office for very reasonable prices.
Maths: Learning about right angles, quarter turns and clockwise and anticlockwise turns. We’ll also be recapping what we know about fractions.
English: Finishing our letters to President Temer of Brazil, and looking at the use of dialogue in text.
Geography: Investigating which animals live in the different layers of the rainforest.
PE: Our last swimming session.
Don’t forget the Camp Bushey meetings on Monday at 3.30 and 5.30.