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 would like your child to practice reading and spelling words that end in -ance.
Maths pages: 54 and 55
Grammar pages: 44 and 45
The creative home learning for this half term is based around our new learning challenge topic What is so special about the USA?
Children have been editing their first drafts using the RUBRIC. This allowed children to have the opportunity to make their story better before writing and reflecting on their final draft.
This week in Maths, we have been focusing on addition and subtraction word problems. Children have been 9introduced to questions that may appear on their progress test.
In FLCC, we have been looking at Andy Warhol. We found out his background and how his art has inspired others. Children had an opportunity to create their own style of Andy Warhol with pencils and oil pastels
Next week in English, we will be being introduced to poetry.
Next week in Maths, we will be taking our half termly progress test, as well as being introduced to the cube and squared numbers..
The FLCC topic for this half term is What is so special about the USA?