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This week in English the children have been exploring the features of an explanation text while in Maths they have been looking at the properties of 3D shapes.
The children are working hard on the preparations for the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ which will be performed on Tuesday 19th June at 9:30. Thank you to all of you who have brought in the costumes. If you haven’t sent them in yet please could we have them early next week? Do let us know if you are having any difficulties finding items.
For the last few weeks we would like the children to read for pleasure as well as reading their school reading books.
This week in English the children have been writing their own postcards in the style of Sunny from ‘Meerkat Mail’. In Maths the children have been exploring estimation and how this can support them when working out answers to calculations. In place and time the children have been comparing significant figures that have been looked at this year.
All children have been given their words for our performance. Please encourage the children to practise and learn their lines over the holidays.
This week in English we have been exploring places we would like to visit using non-fiction books and the internet to find out about the culture and weather. In maths we have been looking at time and thinking carefully about the position of the minute hand and the hour hand. We have had fun looking at the results of our science investigation which helped us answer our question:
‘What is the best environment for cress seeds to grow healthily?’
This week in maths we have been looking at ways of making the same amount in different ways. In science we have been using our knowledge of plants to help us predict the best environment for cress seeds to grow healthily. While in phonics we’ve started to look at homophones.
This week in English we have been looking at different ways of using commas i.e. for lists and subordinate clauses. In maths we have been applying appropriate methods when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. In PE we have been working on our batting skills, ready to put into a game of rounders next week.
The children have been working hard this week to improve their comprehension skills. They have read non- fiction and fiction passages and answered questions that included retrieving information, ordering events and inferring the text. They have been building a deeper understanding of fractions in maths and perfecting methods to solve them. They have been looking at finding 2/3, 2/4, 3/4 and challenging themselves to apply their methods to fifths and tenths.
In Literacy, the children have read the story Mr Wolf’s Pancakes, they created a word bank using the Padlet app for the character Mr Wolf. They then used all the great vocabulary to write character descriptions. In Maths they have been finding fractions of shapes and quantity, they have used the sharing method and folding shapes equally to find 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3.
Homework will be posted on the blog every half term showing you the day it will be discussed with the children and the task.
Children are expected to read at home on a daily basis and practise their spellings from the spelling lists that have been provided.
Friday 20th April 2018
This week we have started to find out about Robert Scott. List three more facts you can find out about at home. Use non-fiction books and the internet to help you.
Maths challenge: Draw some shapes and split them into fractions. Remember to make sure each part is equal.
Friday 27th April 2018
In PE we have been looking at our short distance and long distance running skills. If the weather is nice find some time to go outside and practise these skills. Time yourself and see if your time improves each time you practise. Meet up with your friends and race against each other. Photos would be a good way to evidence this or record times in a table.
Maths challenge: Counting forwards and backwards in 3s.
Friday 4th May 2018
Choose a plant in your garden or near your house. Find out the name of the plant. Look carefully at its shape and colour. Then draw it in your book.
Maths challenge: Create a rhyme for the 3 times tables i.e. 1×3 is three and I’ve hurt my knee. 2×3 is 6, give the pancake batter a mix.
Friday 11th May 2018
Let’s explore one minute.
Complete these activities in one minute: How many times can you write your full name? How many pages of your book can you read? What number can you write up to? How far can you run?
Please bring the homework books back week beginning 14th May 2018.
This week in maths the children have been looking at doubling and halving numbers. In English they have planned and written their own poems thinking carefully about the structure and rhyme. On Wednesday they completed their pop up cards.
Finally a massive well done to Crimson Class for their sharing assembly, especially with their ocean song sung in a round.
Have a wonderful Easter break and we look forward to seeing everyone back in two weeks.
Miss Hind and Miss Hesketh
Last week in English the children enjoyed listening to Roald Dahl’s versions of traditional tales through his revolting rhymes. In maths they looked at data and used the computers to create their own graphs.
A big well done to Scarlet Class for a sharing assembly filled with laughter, it was enjoyed by all.
Dates for your Diary
- 22 Oct 2018 - Parent Teacher Evening
- 24 Oct 2018 - Parent Teacher Evening
- 29 Oct 2018 - Half Term
- 05 Nov 2018 - Inset Day
- 16 Nov 2018 - Children in Need
- 12 Dec 2018 - Carol Service
- 13 Dec 2018 - Pantomime
- 21 Dec 2018 - End of Term