In maths the children have been thoroughly enjoying learning all about co-ordinates and how these are used in everyday scenarios. Grade 3 have been using co-ordinates to plot a location and are beginning to navigate from place to place. The week was completed with a brilliant game of the classic ‘battleships’ where the children were able to use and apply their knowledge to sink their opponents battleships.
In language we have been looking at the story of a favourite explorer Roald Admunsen and his incredible expedition when he became the first man to reach the South Pole. A key concept for this unit is ‘perspective’ and the children have really enjoyed thinking about what Amundsen must have been feeling throughout his voyage. Grade 3 worked hard on their recount, diary writing and should be very proud and pleased with their work, as we are!
In the unit of inquiry we are beginning to investigate great explorers from present and past who, for the children, triggers curiosity to find out more. The children began by thinking about an area which they are interested in and delved deeper into which explorers and explorations were instrumental in the area. Whether that is; space, deep sea, scientific discovery, voyage discoveries and much more. We are really excited to see which explorer they have chosen and why.
This week we have the parent teacher conferences on Tuesday 9th (Class B) & Wednesday 10th (Class A) with catch up sessions available on request on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all there. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your continued support,
Ms Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.