Thank you for taking the time to look at the English and Maths books. Please send the back to school if you haven't done so.
British Museum trip is next week, it is free but we do need your permission to take the children so please log on to Laser so we can have a lovely time looking at Greek artefacts. Thank you.
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.
This week, we have been consolidating our work on near homophones. There will be dictation next week (week beginning 22nd May) using the words: whether, weather, whose, who's, seen, scene
Also, practice curriculum words: action, invention, completion
The children of 3F have taken over this section this week. Here are some of their highlights:
Our focus has continued to be Greek myths.
"I have enjoyed writing our first draft," stated SK.
"The 'show me, don't tell me' sentences were interesting as they helped me describe and imagine what was happening," commented MG.
"The rubric helped me write adverbial phrases," explained LS.
This week we have begun to think about tenths, preparing the children to think about decimals for the future.
"I enjoyed counting on and back in tenths and using that to complete sequences," said MT WS and MS.
"I enjoyed adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator," commented CO and AP.
"Problem solving using tenths was my highlight," said IJ.
"I liked finding tenths of a number," explained EE.
The children 'discovered' a lost soldier from Ancient Greece this week. Using their drama skills, they were either interviewers and/or soldiers. Role play allowed the children to use their research on Athens and Sparta from last week. This inspired us to write a news article using inverted commas, one of our previous English skills.
"I had lots of fun doing role play and watching some performances, " said JC.
"I enjoyed writing a news article," said TP.
"We learned about the skeleton and how it protects some of our organs," explained KCMP.
Our learning journey for English we will complete writing our Greek myths. We will use our green polishing pen to edit and improve before completing our final drafts.
For maths, we will focus on Geometry, particularly looking at parallel and perpendicular lines.
We will continue to look at the human body and try to understand how the muscular system helps us move.