Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
Purple home learning books will no longer being used as practice can be done at home. You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home once during every half-term.
After half term, we will be reading Anne Fine's "Diary of a Killer Cat". In this story, Ellie's cat Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house, then a mouse. Tuffy can't see what the big problem is! After finishing our character descriptions, we will now write a diary entry from the point of view of Ellie, Tuffy's sensitive owner.
We will be revisiting Money this week. The children will need to recognise coins, find different combinations of coins that equal the same amount and solve word problems and reasoning to do with money.
We will continue writing about "The Diary of a Killer Cat", except this week the children will write a diary entry from the point of view of Ellie, Tuffy's sensitive owner.
We will focus on using the bar model to solve problems for four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.