Good afternoon everybody - Happy Friday!
Another full week down, we have been working hard and have produced some super creative writing, imitating a description of a blanket from our core text and adapting the opening. We have worked hard in Maths, looking at rounding to the nearest power of 10 and exploring the place value of numbers with up to 6 digits. In Science, we explored what a pure substance and a mixture were and thought about the essential elements for investigating scientifically. The children have had their Music and French sessions with Miss Boyce and with Miss Penny. We have been active every morning and I have been really pleased to see the children enjoying physical activity and showing a real improvement in their fitness levels. We have also enjoyed another exciting session with our new PE coach Mrs Edwards. This week, we worked on invasion game skills, through netball.
New spellings are out tonight for this week. The rest of your child’s for this half term will be sent home next week on Friday. There is a digital copy of this half term's Wider Curriculum Home Learning on Dojo, I have sent a paper copy home with the children tonight. For this, there is a choice of activities, I would like to see 3 completed activities by Monday 1st November, which is the first Monday back after half term. There is lots of time to complete this so I will be expecting some really good quality pieces.
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. This is to promote reading for pleasure as there is nothing better than a good book. Remember, that you are your child’s greatest role model, so if they see you enjoying a good book, it really promotes good learning habits.
I would also like children to spend time working on their times tables, which are vital in so many areas of the Maths curriculum. They can do this through Times Tables Rock Stars, I will be posting a list of great websites to practise on later this half term.
Next week, the children will be completing their work on Place Value in Maths, working on their new text in English The Princess' Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy, in Science, we will continue to look at Separating Mixtures and in Computing, we will work on Digital Networks.
Have a great weekend whatever you are doing, get outside and enjoy yourselves.
See you on Monday