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 have a lot of fun learning about how animals live in different environments and how we, as humans, affect life around us.
Congratulations to our class Star - Leon R, for helping others and assisting new children to our class
Syd received the Head of School award for willingly cleaning the lunch hall without being asked, and offering to sweep
Congratulations to - William
The next unit of homework has been sent out and needs to be returned on the 10th of June for year 3, and 17th of June for Year 4. A spelling test will be had on the 14th of June. 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 shapes, measurements and weights. We will focus on measuring, adding and subtracting volume as well as weight. Year 4 will be focusing on angles and properties of shapes, this includes features of shapes and lines of symmetry.
This week we will be revising our Spelling rules and grammar, as well as reading practice. The children will be focusing on learning about Lion King and how retelling of stories can be used with setting descriptions. They will finish writing up their retelling of the story and adding in extra details.
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.
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