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Welcome to 3B!


We have had a fantastic start to the year. We're still getting to know each other and we're learning lots of fun and interesting things. 



In English, we are currently looking at folk tales. The Dragon of Winter is the folk tale we are focusing on and we can all retell the story in our own words! We have made a great start with our writing and our handwriting practice is off to a good start too. 

We have begun writing our own folk tale about a dragon being on our school roof and causing lots of upset with the children and staff! We have been looking at including prepositions and direct speech with inverted commas. As a class we have generated some powerful adjectives to write some fantastic descriptions of the dragon!



Last week we were looking at calculating and measuring the perimeter of shapes such as rectangles, squares and triangles. We used string and even drew on the tables to work some of our challenges out!


This week we have started to look at written addition and using Base 10 to help us visually see how to exchange ten ones for one ten. This has been quite tricky for some of us but we are getting there. 



Our topic for this half term is 'There's no place like home'. We have been looking at local Geography and picking out different things from a map of Mill Hill, such as shops, schools, roads, canals and football stadiums. We can already explain where we live in terms of our town, county, country and continent. We have also listened to the continent song which has been really fun!


This week we have been learning about the history of Mill Hill. We looked at and discussed the similarities and differences of maps from as far back as the 1800s. 



Our Science topic at the moment is light. We have been discussing light sources and learning some new vocabulary such as natural, artificial, torch, source, reflect, shadow and shine. We have done a class experiment where we investigated whether we could see dark or reflective objects better with only a  little bit of light. The children made some fantastic predictions which matched up with their observations.



Please could you make sure that your child has an indoor and outdoor P.E kit in school. 

10 minutes of home reading each day will really benefit your child and help them with their vocabulary and work in every subject.

Please can you ensure all uniform/coats/P.E kits have names in. 

The children all now have their log ins for times table rockstars. If there are any problems or forgotten log ins, please let myself or Mrs Riley know and we can sort this out. 



Thank you!

Miss Byrne and Mrs Riley laugh