What a Performance! The excitement is building, lights, camera,action...!
Term 4 is upon us and the play is written, the auditions held and the parts cast. Class 3 will be working very hard, together with Class 4, to bring their ideas to life on the stage. The 'Performance Workshops' that you will hear the children speak of, are the opportunities that we have to design, build and paint scenery and props, coordinate costumes, edit programmes and tickets and layout the proposals for the technology; lights, backdrop and sound effects. We have lines to learn, dances to choreograph and songs to sing and on the 29th and 30th March, we will be showcasing all of our hard work to you, our friends and families.
Remember, ALL of this hard work is down to the children in Lower Key Stage 2 - If they think a prop is needed, it is up to them and the props team to make it happen! If a costume is too long or too short, it is up to the wardrobe department to sort it out. Mrs Young and I are immensely proud of them already for the way they have grasped this challenge. It WILL be alright on the night folks!
The moments of calm in all of this creativity are our mornings, when numeracy and literacy will be happening as normal. In numeracy we will be learning about fractions, of objects and numbers, and equivalent fractions, which look different but actually represent the same amounts. By the end of term we will be adding and subtracting fractions. So if your small person offers to share the cake or biscuits at tea time, you shouldn't have to remind them that fractions are made up of EQUAL portions of the whole!
In literacy we are working towards writing a short 5 part story with an opening, a build up, a problem, a resolution and an ending. We are using the text 'Ottoline and the Yellow Cat' as our focus and are being word detectives, looking for clues to help Ottoline solve the problem as well as ';borrowing' some great sentence openers and descriptive language from this great story to use in our own.
Another busy term in Class 3 - I don't think we have had a quiet one yet! Hopefully the new spellings are going well but you know where I am if you need me!
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