In science this week, we continued our topic on rocks and explored the question:
Are all rocks as hard as each other?
In order to find out, we tested different rocks by scratching them first with our nails and then with a pin, to see if we left a mark. We discovered that chalk was the softest of the rocks we had and that granite was the hardest.
This week it was group 2’s turn to make some delicious couscous.
Thank you so much to all the children for their hard work on their class assembly this week. We’re glad so many of you could make it to our performance and hope you enjoyed it!
Last week, we finished the book Ice Palace by Robert Swindells, which we really enjoyed. It told the story of a little boy called Ivan and his quest to save his brother from the evil villain Starjik.
This week, we have been listening to some of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes.
Children are encouraged to change their home reading book as frequently as they would like. There is a sign in and out sheet in the classroom. Please encourage your child to change their book if you know they have had the same one for a long time.
In maths this week, we have been working hard on our subtraction skills, completing problems involving exchanging. For example, to solve the problems:
642 – 229 =
728 – 364 =
Please solve the following problems in your book, using the column method.
Spellings this week are a mixture of common exception words from the year 3/4 list. Please practise these. A quiz has been set on Purple Mash for you to complete and if you want to, it would be great to put each one into a sentence to show the meaning.
Glass jars needed!
In a couple of weeks, we will be conducting an experiment to learn about what soil is made from. If you have any clean glass jars at home, it would be great if you could send them in by Friday 6th December. Thank you.