Monday 30th March 2020.
I have just checked how many words the class have read this academic year. I am really please to say that you have read 5,511,426 words. Keep reading everyone. Eventhough you are not in school, the books that you read and attempt quizzes on still count. Let's see if you can make it to 6 million by the end of next week. I will keep you updated.
Good afternoon everyone,
I have noticed that some of you have been using Times Tables Rockstars, well done. Remember this is a great way to learn multiplication and division facts and a great way to challenge your friends. I will be checking each week to see who has accessed this resource. I can also see that a few of you have managed to complete quizzes on Accelerated Reader, brilliant. Please try to read for at least 30 minutes a day and see if the book has a quiz availabe for you to complete.
You can now use your ttrockstars username and password to access Numbots from this website.
This will give you different addition and subtraction activities. If you have any problems, please email email@example.com
I hope you have all had a wonderful half term and are looking forward to what we are going to learn this half term.
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.
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 work this half term will compliment the work we completed last half term as the children will continue to develop their drawing skills.
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.
We will be learning about living things in the environment. Please support your children by looking out for signs of spring.
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.
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 Thursday/Friday. Spellings will be tested on 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.