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Tally Charts, Pictograms, Bar Charts and Testing Materials! What an inverstigative week we've had!

This week has zoomed by! 

The children have really loved and got the hang of drawing and reading tally charts, pictograms and bar charts in Maths. They have had the opportunity to ask their own questions to find out which superhero, dinosaur, animal, flavour (and many more) was the favourite in the class. They made charts and graphs to show this data and then wrote some questions to ask about it too. We also drew a pictogram to show the variety of hair colour in the class and realised we could code the pictures to represent 2, 5 or 10 children and not just 1! 

In English we have planned and begun writing our own versions of the Goldilocks story. We have got lots of ideas that range from The Explorer and the Three Mummies, The Spider and the Three Flies, The Bird and the Three Unicorns and Cheesy and the Three Cats! We have used the original story to help us write our own ones, changing each part to match our story. Once again, I have been really pleased with the vocabulary that the children have come up with and they are really starting to find their own writing voices!

We started a new Science topic investigating the uses and suitability of different materials. The children had so many questions about where different materials came from, so we watched some videos about how bricks, plastic, glass and metal were made and where they came from. They were fascinated and learned a lot! We have done a lot of good thinking about why materials are used for their job, discussing why windows and spoons are made from the materials they are and how paper ones would be terrible! We also investigated the properties of different materials to see if they could be bent, squashed, squeezed, stretched, twisted, seen through or change in any way. They loved exploring this and we will be doing some more investigations next week. On Monday we will be investigating the statement hard materials cannot absorb water - What do you think? We will also be testing the strength of paper and deciding which materials might be best for... you'll have to find out next week! The secret word is porous.

DON'T FORGET! We are swimming on Monday morning so please arrive in your swim kit under your uniform and with a bag containing a towel, swim hat and change of underwear. I am looking forward to it and know that it'll be a fab experience!

Tuesday 2nd is transition morning, so the children will be coming in as normal with me but then spending the rest of the morning with Miss Clark. I know they will have a great time and will love all there is to come in Year 3.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and Mr Cuddles