Reading SATs can be ticked off the list of things to do this term. On Monday and Tuesday, the children gave 100% in terms of effort and were truly focused; I was so proud of them all. In honesty, I believe they enjoyed the challenge and the opportunity to work quietly, in a small group with few distractions. At the same time next week, we have Maths SATs, with Arithmetic first then Reasoning the day after. The children have been doing 10 minutes of arithmetic practice as their early morning work since the start of term, so it will be interesting to see whether the short bursts of regular practice have had an impact.
In English, the children have been learning to recognise persuasive language in the playscript we have been studying (Oh Gnome!) and in adverts and leaflets. We have been using persuasive phrases in role-play scenarios and have made our own adverts for a cake sale, using powerful adjectives to tempt the reader to come along and buy the ‘delicious cakes made from healthy, fresh ingredients’. Yes, we talked about how adverts can use exaggeration in order to get you to buy things!
History has merged with art this week, as the children learnt to draw the tomb of King Tut. I was hugely impressed with their line drawings, each one different and a reflection of their own creative style. I have included several examples below. Next week, we will transform these images into prints using ink and ‘press-print’.
Things you can do to help your child next week:
· Listen to your child read daily
· Share stories of previous Jubilee celebrations
· Access ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ to help with our ‘skip counting’ in class
Have a wonderful weekend. I will see you all on Monday.