Week 6: Welcome Back Nathan and Ryan, spelling and update

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Dear Parents and Children,

I am pleased to report another full and busy week of learning has passed in the year 3-4 classroom.

Firstly, we were happy to welcome back Nathan after his absence. We are glad he is well.

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The year 3-4 students conducted an excellent assembly about teamwork and showed off what they have been learning about in IPC. Well done to them for their hard work!

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In English this week, the year 3 students learned about “ch” words that make an “sh” sound and the year 4 students learned about “sc” letters making an “s” sound. We also started a new unit on humorous poems looking at limericks and other funny poems. They got to write their own valentine’s poem using rhyme and syllable rhythm.

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In Math we also started a new unit in geometry with a quick revision of 2-D and 3-D shapes and how we can see examples of these in everyday life. We moved on to understanding coordinates on a grid and the students had fun being pirates hunting for treasure.

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In IPC we continued our exploration of active earth, looking at tsunamis in relation to earthquakes. In groups we created a “active earth dance showing how plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis are related.

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In P.E. we started net and wall games by learning about the fundamentals of volleyball. We will look at badminton and tennis as well in the coming weeks.

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That is all for this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr. Kearney