# P3B go on an adventure with Mr Benn

This week we have been writing an exciting story based around the adventures of Mr Benn to improve our imaginative writing techniques.  For this week’s challenge we all had to choose a job for Mr Benn that he had not done before.  We had to decide which outfit he would need to wear which would be suitable for the job we had chosen.  When Mr Benn changed into his outfit and walked through the door we had to tell the reader all about the adventure he went on.  We then had to decide how he would get back to the clothes shop and what object he would bring back to remind him about his amazing adventure.  We are looking forward to reading and sharing our stories with each other in class.

In Maths we have been learning about multiplication.  We have been using arrays to help us with this and have made fantastic “array houses” showing different multiplication calculations.  Using the array we learned for example that 2 x 3 is the same as 3 x 2 as the array pattern still has the same amount of symbols within it.  We also used a coat hanger to show this as well by spinning it around to show for example that 4 x 3 is the same as 3 x 4.  We then used our new Numicon number resource to make different array patterns and solve the multiplication sums.

In non-number maths, we have been learning how to read timetables for trains and buses. We found this very tricky especially when Mrs Fleming was asking us to calculate how long between stops. This would be a great thing to practise the next time we get a bus or train with an adult.

In Health and Wellbeing, following on from learning where food comes from, we have been learning about the 5 main food groups. Ask us to name them and see if we can remember! Answers at the end of this post 😁. We cut out pictures from food magazines and had to sort them into the correct food groups.

In French, we have started learning common weather phrases. Mrs Fleming will be asking us to describe the weather in French when she is in class.

Mr Ritchie, Mrs Fleming and the Tiggerrific P3B’s

ANSWER – 5 main food groups are: Fruit+Veg, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Dairy and Oils+Spreads.