Notices & Reminders
Mathletics: I have topped up the activities on mathletics for most of the children - some of them still have some catching up to do though! I may have reset an activity that has already been done, if a low score was achieved. For many of the fraction activities, the children need a piece of paper for jottings/working out and aren't expected to do the calculation in their heads - I think this may be where some of them have gone wrong. We will discuss this in class next week. If for any reason your child has not completed their tasks from the first half term, please could you discuss this with them. Thanks for your support.
Bookfest: A reminder that next week we will be celebrating 'bookfest' from Wednesday-Friday and will be taking part in different activities linked to maths story books and World Book day. Don't forget to come to school on Thursday 1st March dressed up as a book character!
Friday 16th February
I hope that everyone has had a lovely half-term. This is just a reminder that we will be having our mid-term homework review on Wednesday 21st Feb and and so all homework that has been completed so far, should be in school for this day. Children may bring it in on Tuesday if they wish. See you all next week.
Thursday 11th January
I have now uploaded the homework for the spring term. It can be found in the homework section.
Monday 11th December
While school is closed tomorrow, you need to complete one of the following pieces of writing:
- A winter poem.
- A description of a wintery scene (you can use a picture to inspire you if you wish)
- A short story about a snowman.
- A newspaper report about the snow/cold weather.
We would also like you to read for at least half an hour. Remember you can use Fiction Express if you want to.
I will also put some activities onto Mathletics for you to complete.
Finally - have some fun too.
See you all on Wednesday (hopefully)
Thursday 30th November
Dates for Parent Workshops
Thursday 7th December: Fractions 1 - Simplifying and ordering
Wednesday 13th December: Fractions 2 - adding and subtracting
Thursday 14th Decemeber: Fractions 3 - multiplying and dividing
These will be straight after school for 20 - 30 mins. They will work well if you come with your child and then you can work together. If you didn't come to the more general workshop on 17th November, but think that these specific workshops will benefit your and/or your child, you are very welcome. Looking forward to seeing some of you then.
Also - apologies that the SATs booklet I sent out yesterday was slightly muddled up. I think all of the answers are there. I must have photocopied them incorrectly.
Wednesday 29th November
The children will bring home two SATs papers completed with the answers as requested from the maths parent workshop the other week. I will send the thrid paper home by the end of the week. I have tried to show the most logical approach to each question and modelled the way that the calculation would be taught in school. Where there is no working, I would expect the children to do the question in their head. If you have any specific queries about a question, then please bring the paper in with you when you come for the mini workshops. I am hoping to get the dates up for these by the end of the week.
Thanks for your support.
Sunday 26th November
Both of our PE session will be outside for the next couple of weeks as the hall will be being used for other classes to rehearse for their Christmas plays. Please could the children have a plain, dark tracksuit in school for these sessions as the weather is getting colder, especially if this weekend is anything to go by. We will be going outside unless it is raining, snowing or absolutely freezing!
Homework: Advance reminder that homework will be due in on Monday 4th December. One week from now. Thanks.
Sunday 19th November
Maths Workshops - Thank you to everyone who was able to make the maths parent workshop - I hope that you found it useful. The general consensus was that you would like a copy of the papers with the answers filled in so that you can see how we would expect the children to answer these questions. I will get started on this and provide the children with copies to bring home. I will also be posting the dates for the after school workshops where we can look specifically at certain areas and methods of calculation. Watch this space for the dates. Also, some people were asking about English - I'm planning to do a similar workshop for this subject, after Christmas.
Sharing Assembly - Once again, thank you to those of you who were able to attend. I was really proud of how well the children did. We hope that you enjoyed seeing some of the work we have been doing.
Monday 13th November
Just a reminder that we have our maths parent workshop this coming Friday at 8:45 - 9:15 (in the studio) followed by our class sharing assembly in the hall. Looking forward to seeing many of you there.
Also on Friday - we will be taking part in a whole class dodgeball festival at Mark Hall school. We will be leaving school (in full PE kit) at 12:30 and should be back at school by the end of the day. If you wish to pick your child up from Mark Hall at 3:00, please inform Mrs Ralph in the school office before Friday. Thanks.
with Mrs Eastland
with Miss Seal