Today we completed some maths investigations in the class. The students practiced the skills they have been learning about in fractions through a variety of practical activities and open-ended investigations.
Welcome back from what I hope was both an exciting and restful vacation! We have hit the ground running this term. In maths we have gotten stuck into fractions this week and will be continuing to learn about them for the next two weeks. In English we started with non-fiction and looked at writing explanations texts.
Homework will start again next week.
Monday – Spellings
Tuesday – English activity and maths homework.
Thursday – Maths homework
Friday – Timetables and division facts
Thursday: Library and PE
Have a good weekend and we will see you on Monday!
Our final assembly for the term will take place at 11 am tomorrow in the school hall.
On Friday, 15 December, we will be having our class party at school.
Food: Students can bring food to enjoy for their party. If you would like to bring traditional food, that would be great. Crisps, cupcakes etc are also welcome. Please remember, there are only 18 students in the class! Please remember – NO NUTS!
Toys: Students can bring an inside toy to play with during the day.
Clothes: Students are invited to wear their party clothes on Friday!
The BBC Bitesize webpage is great for revising science concepts.
Remember the Fun Day tomorrow from 2 pm – 4 pm. We hope to see everyone there enjoying all the activities the PTA has planned.
Next week we start our last “Active Planet” section, which will be art. We will be working with clay, so please remember to bring in your art shirt.
I have also sent home times tables to be practiced this week. We will be having a times table test next week Friday. Please make sure you practice over the week.
Thank you for your support.
Here are some photos from music this week. The students had to work in groups to come up with their own movements to music. They had a great time and came up with loads of exciting dances.
Please can you send in an empty plastic drink bottle. This will be used on Friday to make lava lamps in class. We will be exploring different liquid densities, dissolving and then linking this with our English to write instructions.
Students are invited to apply for Student Council. They need to write a paragraph explaining why they would be a good candidate for Student Council.
Research Project and Maths:
Please find a link to the research homework here: English Homework Research 1. For maths the students are practicing doubling. We are practicing doubling and halving in class at the moment. This is a mental maths objective, with the idea that the students start getting quicker and quicker. Students have a week for each maths activity.
Research shows that homework is most valuable with some parent support. This could take the form of doing a quick check and working on any sums that they have gotten wrong or reading through the work they have researched. If you have any questions, please email me or speak to me after school.
Thank you for your support.
Have a good evening.