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Term 2a

In this term we have enjoyed learning through our topic of ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark’.  As well as reading this novel by Jill Tomlinson, we have had great fun learning about many different nocturnal animals.  We enjoyed researching facts about them in ICT and have written very interesting reports about a nocturnal animal of our choice.

As well as learning about nocturnal animals, we have been learning about light sources, light reflectors and materials that are opaque or transparent.  We investigated shadows by using torches in our classroom and created super shadow puppets!

Our most exciting day in P3 so far has to be ‘Ditch the Dark’ Day when we travelled to school in an active way and dressed in bright clothing to make sure we could be seen in the dark.  We took part in different eco-friendly activities such as making bird feeders from used plastic bottles, tidying our school grounds by collecting litter and designing reflective clothing.

In maths we have been learning how to add very large numbers by partitioning (splitting) the numbers into tens and units.  We can now add very large numbers mentally!  We have also been learning how to count coins and make given totals of money.  We have pretended to be shopkeepers to calculate the cost of different items in a shop and practiced giving the correct change.

We also enjoyed a fantastic Number Day were we moved around lots of different number activities in the P3 classrooms.  We also raised a lot of money for the NSPCC!

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