Dear students & parents,
Welcome back! I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
This week we will be:
In Numeracy: Subtract decimal and mixed decimal numbers using appropriate mental strategies;Solve word problems involving subtraction; Use mental multiplication strategies to multiply by numbers such as 4, 8, 5, 25, 19, 29 and 99; revise using short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and use this to multiply amounts of money
- We will write in character descriptively & imaginatively
- Learn how to debate and argue a point
- Listen and respond to the viewpoints of others.
- Sequence events in a narrative
Friendly reminder: There is no homework expected this week. 🙂 There was no homework set for half term holidays. Students were encouraged to have a wonderful time with their families. 🙂
Since next week is Book Week with the theme ”Opa en Oma” your Homework is slightly differentiated and related to our Book week.
1st task: Write a book review of your favourite book or a book you’ve read recently. Use the templates you were given on Friday the 14th of October to fill in information related to the type of book, the context, the characters and your feelings about it.
2nd task: Think and write in your Homework Book questions to ask your or your friends’ grandparents about their lives when they had the same age like you have now! E.g. What were their routines every day? How was their school life? What sort of activities, games or hobbies they had when they were your age?
3rd task: For this year’s Book Week competition, you will need to hand a photograph of you enjoying a book with your grandparents (or special adult as mentioned at the beginning of the letter). Best picture in class will win a prize! Photos will be judged on their creativity. The more creative entries, for example enjoying a book with your grandparent whilst skydiving (!), will stand a greater a chance of winning.
Numeracy Homework: Complete worksheet you were given on Friday 14th of October.
Last but not least don’t forget Monday is pyjama day!! During the morning, you will be treated to milk, a cookie and a story. Naturally you will need to be dressed appropriately for the weather and be able to participate fully in the school day e.g. morning sports, outdoor playtime. You can bring in a dressing gown or sleep clothes that can be worn over you normal clothes.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Dear parents & students,
This week we will:
In Numeracy: Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why and use knowledge of the order of operations to solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; Convert between grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres, millimetres and centimetres, centimetres and metres, metres and kilometres, and miles and kilometres;
- Write, review and redraft a diary entry of one of the crew members travelling home to Ithaca.
- Read aloud, comprehend the text and consider different perspectives of the same event.
- Investigate the meaning of unknown words & phrases in the text.
Your Homework for next week is:
- Use an A3 piece of paper to sketch Odysseus’ ship which is engulfed by the storm. Find different pictures/paintings of a violent sea storms scenes to inspire your drawing. Try to depict the characters on the deck of the ship.
- Re-read the 3rd chapter at home, The Sack of the winds. Find some metaphors and write them in your book. This piece of Homework is due to Tuesday 11th of October.
In Numeracy: Complete the worksheets you were given on Friday the 7th of October.
In IPC: Research activity: Mind map what do you know about oil. How it is found and where in the world do we get our oil from? Which countries produce most or the world’s oil? The following websites may be helpful in providing information:
Numeracy & IPC homework are due to Wednesday 12th of October.
Have a lovely weekend.
Dear parents & students,
This week we will:
- Explore the characteristics of key characters in a narrative
- Explore in-depth a key action in a narrative
- Create a short play out of the scenes in the second chapter of our book
- Write a playscript of powerful scenes in the second chapter of our book
- Consider events from the perspective of one of the narrative’s minor characters
In Numeracy: Express missing number problems algebraically and find pairs of numbers that satisfy equations involving two unknowns; find missing lengths and angles; understand how brackets can be used in calculation problems; use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations