Assessments are over and after having nearly two weeks off timetable (PGL and assessment week) it’s nice to be back to a familiar routine. In our maths lessons year 3 have been revising how to use grid method to solve 2 by 1 digit multiplication problems and year 4 have been multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100.
In English we have continued with our game theme which we started before assessment week and have been writing our own reports. These have all been unbiased and factual which contrasted the reviews we wrote last week.
In our science lesson we have been looking at the dangers of UV light and how to stay safe in the sun. Year 3/4 were especially interested in how our pupils dilate to allow more light to enter our eyes.
Half-termly Overview Summer 1 2017
Welcome back, I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see myself at 08:30 or at home time. You can also contact me via the homework diary, an email to school or leave a message for me to phone you at a time which is convenient.
A few friendly reminders…
For those children on the stage readers, I would like to continue to push them on as far as possible this year. This will ensure they are in the best possible position to meet the demands of year 4/5. As a general rule children should aim to read at least 2 books per week (1 if they are on the thicker books from the later stages). Times tables are of equal importance and I have suggested to the children they should be doing 10 minutes practice each day.
P.E. will be on Monday and Friday this year so please ensure children have their kits in school on these days. For P.E. children need to bring both indoor and outdoor kit and must have trainers and pumps.
We started our swimming sessions as of the 6th March 2017 and these will continue to be on a Monday morning so can we please ensure swimming wear comes in for this.
Early morning work begins at 08:30 each day and is mainly spent working on SPaG or calculation work. Some children might be given specific work if there is a particular requirement. I therefore feel it is beneficial if you are able to get the children here by this time.
Weekly homework resumes this week (spellings, mathematics and English). Homework will be set on Friday to be handed in the following Thursday.
English – Performance poems, persuasive writing, plays and dialogues (The Witches by Roald Dahl) and non-chronological reports.
Maths – Measurements (capacity, weight and length), addition and subtraction, place value in money and finding change, multiplication and decimals.
In the afternoon sessions:
Topic/Art/DT – Geography – A river is born, great rivers of the world, journey to the sea, how are mountains formed? and mountain climates.
Science – Light – Light and dark, reflective surfaces, mirrors, sun safety and making and changing shadows.
Computing – Publisher
PE – Football
Spanish- Colours, shapes, body parts and facial features, and family.
We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.