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This Week in Friesian Class

This week looks to be another busy one! We are looking forward to seeing you all on either Wednesday afternoon or evening at our ISingPOP concerts which start at 2pm and 6pm in the church.

In English this week, we will be writing our own versions of The Tunnel, a story set during the Second World War that involves a dangerous setting. I can't wait to read the children's final edits, as they have worked hard on developing their figurative language skills.

In maths, we will be continuing with our work on multiplication in both Year 3 and Year 4. Whilst we are looking at formal calculation methods, it is key that the children continue to develop their rapid recall of times tables facts in order to reduce their cognitive load. Being able to recall facts that can then be applied to more complicated maths will help greatly with confidence and fluency. Please keep practicing those times tables at home as part of your weekly homework! There are lots of games which can help develop fluency, as well as quick fire questioning. Please take a look on our class webpage for ideas.

In computing, we will be focused on programming and will be playing with code to create simple and loop commands in Scratch. Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed, developed, and moderated by the Scratch Foundation, a non-profit organization. I would recommend taking a look with your child and think about creating a free account. As ever, we recommend moderating your children's internet use and reinforcing the need to be safe online.

In our immersion curriculum time, we will be completing our work as artists, and look forward to sharing our online gallery with you, before moving on to work as geographers, where we will be learning about the human and physical features of Europe. Over the next two week, we will be learning, in particular, about the capital cities, rivers and mountain ranges, before focusing in on the UK, where we will use traditional and digital mapping to investigate counties, settlements and famous landmarks.

2 Geog Europe overview
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