Maple class blog wk beginning 17th Oct
As we approach the half term break, I wanted to say how proud I am of the children for their hard work. All have at least doubled their times tables facts recall speed and performed really well in the end of unit test for our maths Place Value unit.
This week in Maths we shall be consolidating our knowledge of tests of divisibility – please ask your child how to test whether a number can be divided by 3 !! This enables us to quickly identify prime numbers. We shall also be securing our understanding of multiplication and its associated written methods which we shall use to solve multi-step multiplication problems.
Our unit on persuasive writing continues and we should all now be able to talk confidently about techniques that are commonly used in persuasive texts. We shall be jointly composing a class leaflet based on the flooding in Pakistan.
Home reading is also going well and we have begun to fly into space as our astronauts have taken to the skies on our rocket reads wall. Keep it up everyone and remember that we’re aiming for 5 home reads (at least) of about 20 mins per week. I cannot impress enough that it is through reading that we acquire most of our language for writing.
You will have noticed that the children have come home with spelling lists this week. The columns for them to focus on have been highlighted. We shall be addressing the spelling pattern from the centre column during class as well as looking at ways to remember the tricky words. Some of the words will be included in our end-of-week spelling dictation. Please encourage your child to practise the words using Look-Cover-Write-Check until they are able to write them confidently.
Have a good week everyone.
What a great day we've had (in the sun!). The child labour must have worn them out because it was a sleepy journey home.
I hope that they have lots to tell you about the mining at Morwellham because the trip certainly reinforced lots of what we had covered in class last Tuesday.
We have come to the end of our topic on Place Value in Maths and are moving on to arithmetic. After reinforcing our addition and subtraction written methods we shall spend time becoming fluent in multiplying by 2 digit numbers and in division. I shall send a sheet home next week outlining our methods to you as we have all learnt in different ways.
Times tables score are going up! We have focused on the 7s, 3s and 8s so please do some quizzing at home.
Our writing is focused around persuasion. If your child has a particular cause that they are passionate about persuading support for then it would be really useful if they could research and have to hand some facts and figures to support their presentation of the problem and the solutions that your organisation provides.
Have a super weekend and enjoy the photos.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.