Class blog Friday 28th January
In Maths, having teased the children a while back with promise of KFC ( a method for dividing fractions – nothing to do with chicken), this week we have had a lot of pieces of pie (charts!) and have moved onto measuring and calculating angles.
In English, we continue to hone our formal writing skills and we have started short, daily grammar exercises in preparation for SATs in May. The children have quickly picked up the question styles and are doing well. If you want to look at questions at home, past papers are freely available online by searching KS2 SATs – this can be for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling; Reading or Maths.
Please see the Birch Class blog for information on their afternoon work.
We've had another busy week. Maple class did a sterling job of starting off the new hedge at the playing field boundary and we look forward to seeing the saplings sprout in the spring.
Our command of formal language is coming on well and we have built a bank of formal words and expressions to use in our crime report.
In Maths, we have been reflecting and translating shapes on coordinates grids and refreshing our understanding of coordinates. We are now investigating the properties of 2D shapes so that we can use this knowledge to draw them and to calculate areas and perimeters.
Happy New Year everyone!
Although we’ve had a short week, we are fully back into the swing of things and the children have begun their new class book ‘Smith’. Our first piece of writing will be a report of the crime that has been committed in chapter one. We are focusing on creating an appropriate formal tone so we shall all be talking in a rather considered manner over the next couple of weeks.
In Maths this week, we have covered the three different types of averages: Mode, Median and Mean. Please quiz your child about the differences between them.
It was great to hear so much excitement about the new books that had been brought by Santa! I’ll look forward to the recommendations that come forth