Week Commencing 16/10/17

Last week before half-term!


Update

This week in Maths, we have focused on place value and have completed an assessment of the term's learning.

In English, we have continued to write our fantasy stoies using interesting vocabulary, conjunctions and accurately punctuating speech. We have also begun to edit and publish our work.

Happy Half-term Homework

Children have been given lines to learn for our Greek play, which we will begin practising next term, so please encourage your children to learn them with super volume, intonation and expression.

During half-term, it's important that your child should continue to complete a minimum of three reads each week, reading aloud with an adult, which must be recorded in the yellow reading log book and handed into the class teacher, so that team points maybe awarded.

You may spend some time thinking about your parents evening target: using conjunctions (meanwhile, therefore or however), punctuating sentences accurately (using full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks , or using paragraphs. You may spend time spotting these when reading with your child.

Please spend some time revising times tables. 

Spelling - Unit 2.

This week we focused on spellings in unit 3, 'words using the prefix auto'. Children will have logged their 6 words and will be tested after the half-term. Can you think of other words which use the prefix 'auto'? 

You might want to record these in your reading log too.

Parent's Evening Website suggestions

Please see the following suggested websites to support learning:

Useful websites:

A website with useful information for reading: www.lovereading4kids.co.uk 

A fantastic website with tips on spelling, writing and reading (including free e-books: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

A great interactive maths website with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts, square numbers and lots more! www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Squeebles is a fab app for learning times tables.

(Type ‘hit the button’ into Google)

Also available on the app store.

Reading Books

Also, if you have any unwated reading books, which you'd be happy to donate to the school or Class 7, 8 or 9, they are greatly welcomed! Thank you in advance.

Term 1 orange words

This terms orange words are found below (you can also find them in the back of your child's spelling log book) and it will be helpful if you work on them occasionally at home but we do lots of work on them in school.

  1. Accident
  2. Believe
  3. Strange
  4. Reign
  5. Interest
  6. Various
  7. Possible
  8. Grammar