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Thank you

I just want to say a huge thank you for the flowers that arrived today and for the cards that the children made. Albie has settled well into his new house.

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Weekly roundup

So much learning jam-packed in to this four day week.
Maths learning was all about time!  How many hours in a day, two days, five days etc.  We also answered questions about calendars for example; how many friday the 1st’s are there in the whole year of 2019?  Lastly, we learned how to tell the time in five minute intervals e.g. five past two or 25 minutes to 3.
In English we finished our book, ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and started to plan out our newspaper article about a volcano hitting and destroying the town of Pompeii.  We hot seated some characters (just like a mini-press conference) from the story and used what they said to write quotes ready for our newspaper article writing next week. 
In ukulele this week we are practising the G7 chord and learning some new songs with the G7 chord.  It’s quite tricky because you need to use three fingers to make the chord!
Spellings next week relate to our writing and there is just one group to learn!
erupted
eruption
witnessed
mountain
lava
disaster
Have a restful weekend!
P.S. There were two trip letters handed out today. Please return them to the class teacher as soon as you can.
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Weekly roundup

This week in year 3 has been full of learning and fun.

In maths we have been learning to order, add and subtract fractions.  We know that when adding and subtracting fractions the denominator does not change. For example 1/2 + 1/2 = 2/2 or 1 whole or 2/5 + 2/5 = 4/5.  Next week we are moving on to our topic on time.
In english we have started our topic on the Romans.  We are reading a book called ‘Escape from Pompeii’ about a boy called Tranio and his day to day life in a Roman town.  We think that a volcano may erupt in the town and he will find a way of escaping with his friend Livia.  We made predictions about the story and even wrote a diary entry as Tranio; imagining what sort of things he might see, hear and do in a typical roman town.

I spoke to the children to let them know I am going to be off for a couple of weeks as I am welcoming a new addition to my family. I will not be in school on Tuesday but will be back for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I will then be off from 13th May til half term.

Spellings next week again relate to our topic (some our the same as last week as we are using them again in our writing) and there is just one group of spellings for everyone to learn.
Pompeii
volcano
theatre
earthquake
erupt
eruption
picture
Have a great weekend!