11th March 2019

In English this week we have been planning our very own fiction stories about dragons and eggs. The children all wrote a plan and then got to act it out or discuss it with their peers. We thought of ways to make the stories more interesting and recapped all of learning from last week about suffixes. We always encourage the children to use the working wall when writing. Here’s what it looks like this week…

 

In maths this week we have continued to look at fractions and finding 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3 of different amounts. We have made a fraction wall and used this to help us find the fraction of different amounts pictorially. Later on in the week we will be finding out about equivalent fractions! Below are some examples of how to use the fraction wall…

 

 

In science this week we have looked at how we measure solids. We know that you can measure the weight of something in grams (g) and kilograms (kg) using weighing scales and the length or height of something in centimeters (cm) and meters (m) using rulers to meter sticks. To explore this we weighed out ingredients to make dough and then made wiggly worms to measure different lengths in cm.

 

Every week we will be setting a different maths challenge- this will be something that can be done mentally or recorded in the home learning book.

Mrs Ellis has 12 biscuits and she shares them with Mrs Wade and Jay. What fraction do they each get? How many do they each get?  

Mr Whitehead shares his 10 biscuits with Nicky. What fraction do they each get? How many do they get each?

If your child can show us or share the answers with us they could get a team point!

 

 

Some parents have asked us about spellings. We don’t do spelling tests but encourage the children to practice their spellings in lots of different ways inducing scribble pictures, learning mnemonics (whack-asauasge = was) and through using their word mats. We will be giving a few words each week on the blog which you are welcome to practice at home. Remember that these can be written in the home learning book. If your child can already spell them can they say them or write them as part of a sentence? This weeks words are…

most

only

both

old

cold

gold

told

hold

 

 

Friday 15th March – non-uniform in return for an Easter egg

Friday 15th March – Comic Relief bake sale after school 

Friday 22nd March- Castle Workshop- please pay via Scopay online

Thursday 21st – Tuesday 26th March- the Book Fair will be in school

Friday 29th March – Film Club (see a member of staff for a letter) 

 

Friday 5th April – last day of term and parent drop-in from 915am

 

With lots of germs going around school please remember to send your child in with a fresh, clean water bottle every day. Thank you.