Welcome back to school! We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas break and are ready to spring back into action!
This term we will be focusing on Egyptology and all things Egyptian. We will begin by completing an excavation in the garden and then investigating the interesting things that we discover!
Congratulations to our class Star -Danny for working on self improvement and self-regulation
and School star of the week is Jennifer for always being fair to others on the playground
Congratulations to - Jenson
The next unit to complete in the Maths and Spelling book is Unit 10 which is to completed for the 11th of February.
Please ensure your child is reading four times week as this has a huge impact on all areas of their learning.. Write each day`s reading in their partnership book and ensure it is sent daily.
Doodlemaths has been launched. This will provide each child with a personalised programme of 5 short questions a day. In the front of their partnership book we will put their login details. Please ensure your child completes their homework
Topic homework should be returned by 7th March so that we can display it on Mums in School Day on 9th March.
In Maths this week we will be looking at revising all concepts necessary for assessment week. This will include multiplication, column addition, fractions, perimeter and decimals. CHildren will be assisted in areas they feel unsure of or need a confidence boost.
This week we will be revising our Spelling rules and grammar, as well as reading practice for tests. Concepts will include punctuation, conjunctions, extended noun phrases, apostrophes and verbs.
In Science we will be looking at what is the Digestive track and how our bodies use it. We will be inspecting the body parts as well as focusing on digestion through the Egyptian times. Last week we have completed an experiment on mummifying a tomato, and it two weeks will see what has occured! We will be doing a test on these concepts.
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.
14 and 16.03.18- recorder practice
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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