This week in Literacy we have enjoyed listening to, reading, acting out and watching more Fantasy Stories as well as some Myths and Legends. We talked about which ones we liked best and why we preferred one over another. We talked a lot about the “problem” or “conflict” in the story and how the problem was fixed. This will help us when we come to write our own fantasy stories later. Linked to Literacy, our work in IPC has been all about story telling of Myths, Legends and Fables. Our WOW week was a lot of fun as every day we heard these types of stories from our teachers or on the Interactive Whiteboard. It was really good to listen to Myths and Legends stories written by the Year 3 children and to have some Parents come in to read us Myths, Legends and Fables too. We were also able to act some out during role play.
In Mathematics we have been revising our calculation strategies and using a variety of ways to solve addition and subtraction. We have had fun with counting games and particularly games involving counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We also chose objects to group into bundles of 2, 5 and 10 and were then able to say how many 5’s in 15, how many 2’s in 20 and so on... We were able to work out which numbers should come next in the sequence and also when some numbers were missing from the sequence. Later in the week we shared objects into equal groups, using problem cards with questions such as Fred has 15 cars and he shares them with 3 friends, how many will each child have?