It's the end of another busy week - I can't believe how quickly the time flies - well we are having a lot of fun!!! We have been learning more about earthquakes and tsunamis this week and locating famous earthquakes that have happened around the world. This meant brushing up on our geographical knowledge of continents, countries and oceans. This is a good thing to keep talking about at home as it always surprises me when children don't know which continent they live in! 🥴
We are writing more formal texts now and beginning to write explanations. During this English teaching sequence, I will be expecting children to proof read their own writing and to redraft their work to improve it. In maths, we have moved on to fractions and have this week covered equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions and improper fractions and mixed number. Their homework is focussed on consolidating these skills. The children should sleep well tonight as Mr Ansell once more put them through their paces in PE.
I have given all the children 4 books from which I will set revision and homework weekly from now on. The study guides(red and purple) will need to be returned at the end of the year but the white question books are for them to keep. This week I have asked them to read page 36 and 37 in the maths study guide and complete pages 29 and 30 in the maths question book. They also have ten personal spellings to learn and I also expect them to read every day as usual. The topic homework is ongoing.
As you know next week is bikeability. They must bring their bike and helmet on Monday and can leave it here until Thursday if they wish. Children should wear warm clothes and suitable shoes for riding bikes but wear their school jumpers. Children who are not doing bikeability will be working in class with me as normal.
Have a great weekend. 🎉🎉🎉