In English this week the children have begun writing a news report based on the events of ‘Colonel Fazackerley’. They have also revised prepositions and completed work on homophones. Reading comprehension has continued as normal. In Maths, the children have revised multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. In addition, it has been ‘Around the world’ week in school and the children have been learning all about Costa Rica. This compliments our ‘Keen to be Green’ work in Topic, as Costa Rica is one of the most environmentally sustainable countries in the world. The children will be presenting their work in a special assembly on Friday morning.
Welcome back, I hope you all had a great half-term break.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see me in the morning before school from around 7.45 (earlier on request) 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. I look forward to speaking with you!
A few friendly reminders…
Reading and Times tables practice continue to be of great importance and I have suggested to the children they should be doing at least 10 minutes of each daily.
PE continues on Thursdays. For PE children need to bring both indoor and outdoor kit and must have trainers and pumps.
Early morning work begins at 8.30am each day and is now used for spelling practice and additional maths or grammar activities as needed. 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, although I know from experience that the time before school can be quite fraught!
Weekly homework has already begun. The children continue to have verbal/non-verbal reasoning or SPaG work on Mondays, Maths on Wednesdays and English and spellings on Fridays. Please could you check and sign your child’s homework diary each weekend.
English – Fiction – An Adventurer’s Diary, non-fiction – Instructions and Poetry – adapting poetry. SPaG objectives have now all been covered so we will be revising tricky concepts from now on. Spelling and reading comprehension continue throughout.
Maths – Units of work are: multiplication and division; time; number and place value; properties of shapes.
Topic/Art/DT – Continuing ‘Keen to be Green’ environmental issues. Associated Art and DT will focus on green earth, architecture, drawing and painting plus seasonality and cooking.
As always, I 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.