In our English lessons this week we have been working really hard on planning and writing our own explanation text. We have just about finished these and will be editing them next week.
In our maths lessons, we have been learning how to add two 3-digit numbers together using the column method, with 1 or more exchanges. This has been tricky as there are lots of steps in the process to remember; however, everyone has worked so hard and we are definitely feeling more confident with using the column method!
This week in our PE lessons we have been practising our long distance running; in particular, we have focused on stamina and pace to make sure that we can keep running for a longer period of time. On Thursday, the class completed a cross country-style run around the field. I was really impressed with the determination everyone showed – all of the children demonstrated Steadfast Squirrel attitudes! As well as this, I was really proud of how encouraging the children were towards each other – there was a really positive atmosphere as they cheered each other on!
In our Science lessons over the last two weeks we have started our new unit of work on Forces and Magnets. We have completed two investigations so far which we have really enjoyed! In the first investigation, we learnt about friction and we investigated the question, ‘Which surface is the best at stopping people slipping?’. In the second investigation, we started to learn about how magnets work and we tested the strength of different magnets to find out which one was the strongest. Lots of us thought that the magnet that looked the biggest, would be the strongest; however, when we discussed our results, we realised that the size of the magnet didn’t really link with the strength.
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