What a week, talking tigers, Multiplication and division and cricketing excellence!
This week, we have been working on Multiplication and Division in Maths, in English, we have been working on our text Cinnamon by Neil Gaimon, which explores dreams and relationships, this week, the children have worked on planning and beginning to write their own version of the tale of Cinnamon. In Science, we continued our topic of Space by looking at the planets in our solar system and a way in which to remember the names of the planets in order using a mnemonic My Very Excellent Mum Just Served Us Noodles.
We also enjoyed another session with Sarah Augbaya from Devon Wildlife Trust, she will be with us for her last session next week, so wellies and coats on Thursday please. We will have P.E. on Thursday afternoon, so a warm P.E. kit please. We will also have a new coach working with us on a rota, so I will let you know which weeks we will have them and this will be on a Friday. We won't have a session with him next Friday, so P.E. kits on Thursday only next week.
We will be starting clubs again after half term, the children have already had their input. Staff have already got some great ideas, so look out for the announcement on these, it will be coming soon!
Next week, we are completing our work on our English text Cinnamon, continuing to explore our Book Club text The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; carrying on with our History topic of Anglo-Saxons and working on our Science unit on Space. We are also continuing to practise our Times Tables, please see the links below and on Dojo, for the expectations on these.
In terms of home learning, can I remind everybody that the expectation is that children read for at least 10 minutes at home everyday, this can be magazines, newspapers, manuals, cookery books, as well as their reading books, as it is all reading. I would also like children to spend time working on their times tables, which are vital in so many areas of the Maths curriculum, I have set them 25 minutes worth of TTRS time as home learning. This can be done as a block, or it can be spread across the week, so that the children do 5 minutes a day. I have been really pleased to give out lots of Dojo points to people who have been completing their time!
I recommended some apps and websites to help with Maths as the Year 4s have a Multiplication Tables Check to do in June:
One Minute Maths by White Rose Maths
Ten Minute Tables by Dorling Kindersley
URBrainy.comMTC for a practise version of the check.
White Rose Maths Parent booklets which you can reach through the Maths page of our school website or here: https://whiteroseeducation.com/parent-pupil-resources/maths/free-downloads
Spellings will be out for the test on Friday. The Wider Curriculum home learning sheet for this half term, is out and on Dojo, look out for this please.
Have a great weekend, see you on Monday
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