6th January 2020

Welcome to the Spring term. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

English

This week in English we have been learning all about the 8 planets in our solar system. The children have learnt a mnemonic to help them remember- My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming. Next week we will be writing fact files about our favourite planets.

Maths

In Mrs Ellis’s class we have started to think about multiplication. We firstly looked at equal and unequal groups, how to make equal groups, repeated addition and then introduced the multiplication symbol. Below there are 2 groups of strawberries and there are 3 in each group.

Repeated addition is 3 + 3 =

We know that 2 equal groups of 3 is the same as 2 lots of 3 which is the same as 2 multiplied by 3 which is the same as 2 times 3 which is the same as 2 x 3.

Here is a great game children can play at home- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 Select level 2, Multiplication, Mixed tables x2, 5, 10.

In Mrs Prophet’s class children have been looking at money. There are some great games you can play online such as https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

or how about setting up a toy shop at home? Getting children to play with coins will help them to become more familiar with them.

Science

In Science we looked at the work of John Dunlop and discuss the usefulness of different materials.

Reading

Many of the children will now be taking part in guided reading so they may not be heard as individually as often in class. Please remember to still hear them read at home, ask them lots of questions about what they have read and encourage them to read a range of different books.



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Friday 14th February – Last day of half term

Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd HALF TERM

Monday 24th February – Back to school