Despite being a four day week for the children it has been an action-packed end to the half term in Glyme Class. In English we have been sentence stacking for our animation 'Feast'; yesterday the children did a fantastic job of thinking about Winston's thoughts and feelings, using short sentences for impact, thinking of powerful verbs to describe the action of eating and using the passive voice.
In maths we have begun our work on addition and subtraction. This week we have focussed on adding and subtracting 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s, adding two 3-digit numbers with crossing 10 and 100 and adding two 4-digit numbers (without exchange). We have also been introduced to using KenKen puzzles which are fantastic for helping the children to develop their mental arithmetic and fluency. I will put the link on our Google Classroom pages so that children can practise if they get a spare few minutes over half term.
In Science, the children impressed us with their debating skills arguing for and against preserving our backfield for wildlife.
There is no official homework for half term other than to continue with your reading. It looks like it might be a rainy week so the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book!
Sadly on Thursday we had to say goodbye to our beloved Mrs Williams. We will all miss her cheeriness and kindness but are very grateful for everything she has done for us in her ten years at Appleton. We wish her all the very best for her new adventures and look forward to hearing all about her travels.
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