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Whitewater CE Primary School

Whitewater CE Primary School

Hedgehog Class Y3/4

Autumn Term.

In Class 3 we have enjoyed a very busy Autumn half term and I am extremely proud of how well the children are all doing. Our children performed part of 'The Wind in The Willows' when Toad, Rat and Mole have a serious caravanning accident and read a resulting powerful letter of complaint to the Riverbank MP, Sir Ralph Rat, about the terrible incident. Our children have created fantastic leaflets encouraging people to come and visit the Remarkable Riverbank. They all showed great examples of descriptive language and amazing alliteration.

In history the children have been learning about the Amazing Anglo-Saxons and Vicious Vikings. They have learned about the different ways in which the Anglo-Saxons an Vikings lived, the Kings, the way religion changed over time and the different Gods they prayed to. The children also studied the artefacts these civilisations left behind and were fantastic detectives. Friday the 13th of December we all enjoyed a fantastic Anglo-Saxon day! This brought the history topic to an interesting and exciting conclusion.

In RE the children have been learning about the Creation story and our responsibilities as stewards to look after God’s wonderful creation. They all came up with great ideas of how to look after our planet and how we need to look after everyone in it as well. They have also learned about The Holy Trinity and how the three aspects of God impact on Christians lives.

In maths the children have been working hard on developing their understanding of number and place value and relating this to their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. This term our maths lessons have followed the following format; fluency, reasoning and problem solving. The children will first demonstrate they can answer a questions, then give reasons to their answer and then use those facts to solve problems building upon their knowledge. We have been looking at number patterns and related facts e.g. 2x5=10 so they know 20x5=100 and 20x50=1000.

It has been a great first term and I am excited for the rest of the year.