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Week 4 - 26th September

Another busy week of learning in M3 has finished! In English, we have been enjoying our book ‘African Tales’ and read the first story, ‘Nolwandle Girl of the Waves’. We have acted out, retold and even re-written parts of the story. The work produced was very impressive and we look forward to sharing it with others next week.


In Maths, we have been concentrating on place value, creating some very competitive games to play with a hundred square! We have been using language such as more than and less than to compare numbers. We then used this language and our number squares, along with other resources, to concentrate on addition and subtraction.  


Our focus in Science this week, building on from our Jeans 4 Genes learning, has been about our bodies, in particular our skeletons. We have been comparing our own skeletons with animals, learning the terms endoskeleton, exoskeleton and hydrostatic skeleton. It was very fascinating to watch an exoskeleton shed its skeleton as they don’t grow with their bodies, like ours do. Can you find any other animals which would fit into these categories?


We are looking forward to next week, where we will be reading another story from ‘African Tales’ and turning it into a play; you might be lucky enough to see some at home!

In Maths, we will be continuing our work on addition and subtraction, applying our skills to the context of money.

We will also be finishing up our Science topic to begin looking at our local area. Can you find out some ways that Bushey has changed over the years?