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Reading Quizzes,

As a class, we have read 3,464,261 words. Let's aim for 4 million and catch up to White Class!

Every quiz you complete counts! Well done to Ibrahim, Joseph A, Madison, Harley and Amelia, who have carried on doing reading quizzes since school has closed.

 

Tyler R has taken over the top spot and has read 569,688 words,

Jack, is on 516,850 words,

Joseph A, is on 482,794 words,

Millie is on 391,858 words.

Well done also to Amelia, Emma, Ethan L, Madison and Bethan, who have all read more than 100,000 words.

Cheyenne, you are very close to the 100,000 words.

 

Well done to Madison and Bethan, I have attached your certificates earned in March.

 

If you think you should have had a certificate, please email me and I will try to find it and send it to you. 

Well done also to Bethan, Archie, Amelia and Joseph A who have all been working hard on ttrock stars. 
Don't forget the Design Technology task.

additional online learning

Numbots

   You can now use your ttrockstars username and password to access Numbots from this website.

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school.

This will give you different addition and subtraction activities. If you have any problems, please email hw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk

Fun resources, activities and tasks to enjoy!

We are now half way through the school year and are looking forward to lots of interesting events this half term.

We have Give a Book Day, where children can bring in books they no longer want, and take home a different book. We will be keeping a book swap box in the classroom, so when children have finished with a book, they can leave it for someone else to read, and choose another one for themselves.

 

On World Book Day, the children will be making small books about an author or an illustrator they like, and bring in a potato disguised as a character from a book.

 

During Science Week, we will explore interesting things which we can do, using forces.

 

Don't forgot our Easter Egg Raffle on the last day of the Spring Term.

 

Volcano Learning Logs

Science Day Investigations

 

Literacy

We start the term looking at stories with issues and dilemmas and move on to writing diary accounts linked to issues and dilemmas.  Throughout our literacy lessons we will be developing our use of standard written and spoken English and the use of grammatical terminology. We will also be developing our use of interesting vocabulary, which you will be able to help with at home. Spellings will be sent home to learn on a weekly basis. Please encourage your child to learn how to spell these words - writing them at least three times a day might be a useful strategy. The children have also learnt lots of different ways to help them remember spellings, why not ask them to show you some of these strategies.

Please make sure your child reads their reading book at least four times a week and sign their diary to reflect this.

 

 

Mathematics

The term will start with spend some time looking at at place value and using this to add, subtract, and multiply using formal written methods. We will also be working on shape and position.  We will be spending some time using and applying our new mathematics skills and explaining how we reach an answer. We will also look at developing our mental mathematics, particularly a rapid recall of multiplication and division facts and how to use known facts to add and subtract rapidly.

You could support your child greatly by helping them to learn all their times tables at home. We will also be spending time in school working on times tables and we will have regular timed tables and arithmetic tests.

 

Art 

Art work this half term will compliment the work we completed last half term as the children will continue to develop their drawing skills.  

 

Geography

We will continue our learning on volcanoes, mountains and rivers, concentrating on rivers this half term. We will use maps to locate major rivers and look at how the recent weather has affected rivers and how this affects daily life for some of the population. 

Science

We will be learning about living things in the environment.  Please support your children by looking out for signs of spring. 

 

 

PE

Swimmin: Wednesday and Thursday  

Other PE sessions will be on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.  

Please make sure PE kits are in school every day.

Label all PE clothing, including footwear, it is amazing how many children lose their clothing, and without names it is almost impossible to relocate them.

 

 

General Information

PLEASE LABEL YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING. PLEASE ALSO LABEL HATS, SCARVES AND GLOVES AS SO MANY OF THESE END UP IN LOST PROPERTY; NAMES MAKE IT EASIER FOR ITEMS TO BE RETURNED.

 

 

Ensure your child reads at least four times a week at home and have their diary signed by the person who listens to them read.

Ensure your child brings their reading book and diary into school every day as opportunities will arise for reading throughout the week. All children will have a guided reading session at least once a week with a teacher.

 

Help your child learn their times tables up to 12 x 12.

 

Homework will be given out each Friday. Spellings will be tested on Thursday or Friday morning.

 

Leaning Log homework will be sent out at the start of each half term. Clear instructions are on the sheet stuck in the front of the book. Please help your child with the learning log work, it is a great opportunity for you to work together on a project. The ideas on the sheet are just suggestions, do not feel you have to stick rigidly to them, be creative if you like.  Remember to send completed learning logs into school as soon as you have done them. Remember to send the Learning Log book back into school along with any of the activities your child has completed.

 

If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call into school to speak to me.

 

Many thanks.

J Wilson

School is open over the Easter holidays including Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday for those parents who are key workers and have no other form of child care. Thank you.
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