Week 6: It has been great to see some of the work that you have been doing at home. It is essential that you keep practising to re-enforce the skills you have learnt in class. Dojo points are always rewarded for your efforts.
As always, we welcome any feedback that you may wish to share.
Keep calm & keep practising!
Our focus in maths has now moved on to length and perimeter. Children should be able to measure in centimetres and millimetres. This week we will be focussing on this, ensuring that children are able to compare lengths and work out the perimeter of shapes (a perimeter is the overall length of sides, in other words, adding the length of each side together).
In order to ensure children are secure in the four operations, children usually answer arithmetic questions whilst being timed. For the questions on each day, children are usually given 10 minutes.
In order for children to excel in reading, children must be able to read fluently and show an understanding of what they have read. It is vital that children read at home every day. You can inspire a love of reading in your child by allowing them to read texts which they enjoy or have an interest in. In addition to this, ensuring that children can demonstrate an understanding of what they read is crucial. You can support your child in doing this by asking them some questions after they have read independently. These may include:
- Summarise what has happened in the part of the story you just read.
- How do you think (character) is feeling? Why do you think that?
- What do you think might happen next? How do you know?
- Do you think this story will have a happy ending or a sad ending? How do you know?
This term, we are focussing on ensuring that children are able to apply all reading skills when completing a reading comprehension. For the reading comprehension this week, it can be broken down into manageable chunks.
In writing, the children need to be able to write for a range of purposes. This week we will be asking children to write a narrative story, taking an image as a starting point.
SPaG (Spelling Punctuation and Grammar)
Allow your child time to complete the SPaG test, before discussing the answers together.
This spelling test includes a range of spellings from Year 3 and below.
For science this week, children can choose from a range of interesting experiments by visiting this website. It would be great to see diagrams of what you do and a description of the experiment and how it went.
Make sure to tune into the daily Joe Wicks P.E. sessions to ensure children are remaining active!
Alternatively, you could make up your own work out!
Don’t forget to get outside for fresh air and your daily exercise, whether that be walking, running, biking or something else.