Welcome to the Herons class and I am your teacher, Miss Absalom! We hope you have had a fantastic break and are ready to spring back into action!
This term we will be focusing on mythical creatures and Myths and Legends. We will be exploring mythical environments such as Hogwarts and other amazing mythical places across the world.
Congratulations to our class Star - Alexa for helping others on the playground and making sure everyone is happy and enjoying playtime.
Congratulations to - Blake
The first unit of homework has been sent out and needs to be returned on the 28th of September. A spelling test will be had on the 28th Of September, and homework will need to be returned home on the 24th of September. The children will have 1 week to complete both sections of homework, and will review it for 1 week at school after handing it in.
Please ensure your child is reading four times week as this has a huge impact on all areas of their learning,we are practicing readings within the class as well. Write each day`s reading in their partnership book and ensure it is sent daily.
Doodlemaths has been launched last year and the children can freely use the application to assist any of their learning.
In Maths this week we will be looking at place value. This will include representing and the importance of place values within numbers. children are learning how we can represent different amounts and the importance of where each place in a number has a meaning.
This week we will be revising our Spelling rules and grammar, as well as reading practice. The children will focus on poetry and looking at The Sorting Hat`s poem. The children will also think about houses in Hogwarts and what kind of people were in the houses.
If your child reads at least four times a week for ten weeks throughout the term they will receive a reading badge at the end of term! Please record all reading in the Partnership book.
During parent's evening I was asked to identify some activities to help children learn their tables. I have identified a few games and websites that might suit you and your children - enjoy!!
Games to help learn your tables:
Super fingers This is a game for two players. This is played like ‘rock, paper, scissors’ but with numbers. Two players count to 3 and then make a number using their fingers. Both players then have to multiply both numbers together. The one who says the answer quickest is the winner.
Multiplication Snap You will need a pack of cards for this game. Flip over the cards as if you are playing snap. The first person to say the fact based on the cards turned over (a 2 and a 3 = 6) gets the cards. The person who has the most cards at the end is the winner.
Rhyme time Silly rhymes can help children to learn tricky times tables facts e.g. 8 x 8 = 64 He ate and ate and was sick on the floor, eight times eight is 64. 7 x 7 = 49 Seven times seven is like a rhyme, it all adds up to 49. You will find more rhymes like this at multiplication.com.
Bingo This game will need two players. Make a grid of six squares on a piece of paper and ask your child to write a number in each square from their target tables. Give them a question and if they have the answer they can cross it off. The first person to mark all their numbers off is the winner.
(These are only suggestions, and are not endorsed by the school. There are many similar websites).
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