Monday 28th January
What have we done today to make us feel proud? Answer ... a lot!
Swallows and Mrs G-H have spent the morning making our classroom a learning environment to be proud of. Swallows have created scale drawings of what they want their classroom to look like and tomorrow will be choosing furniture and pricing it up in order to propose the best deal to Mrs G-H. Mrs G-H had a fabulous time with Swallows today. They were a delight to teach and it was wonderful to see how much they want to improve their school for themselves and the other classes.
Homework from 10th December.
Apologies that the website has not been updated. Children have been very busy at home learning their lines for the Christmas Production so thank you for this!
Please keep practising times tables at home and reading as much as possible.
We will get our homework page back up and running in the new year.
Homework for weeks beginning 5.11.18 and 12.11.18
Children should continue with the homework from last time (see below) and investigate homophones.
We have been using different mental methods for addition and subtraction and the children have enjoyed using the following link below to achieve this. Please practise using this link at least twice a week and record when you do this in your Homework Diary.
Finally, have a wonderful half term!
Week Beginning Monday 22nd October 2018
Anglo Saxon and Viking Project Homework to be completed by Monday 3rd December. Please see attached document.
Children should also continue to learn their times tables and division facts. We will be moving onto the 7 times table. Children should now know their 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 times tables for quick recall and also be improving their recall of division facts for these tables.
Please also make sure that you can tell the time accurately and work out time differences.
Practise converting 12 hour clock to 24 hour clock and visa versa.
Learn your number bonds to 10, 100, 1000, 10 000, 100 000 and 1 000 000 for quick recall.
Eg. 356 + 644 = 1000
1000 - 644 = 356
Spelling - continue to learn your spellings that are in your Homework Diary. We will be looking at homophones and learning strategies to help us spell.
Our Next Quality Text will be...
How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Week Beginning Monday 24th September 2018
The children are making some great progress, learning their times tables for quick recall. So well done all!
Keep up the good work!
Homework for the next 2 weeks ... (Please remember to record when you do this in your Homework Diary.)
1) Learn the 6 times table for quick recall - remember how to use the 3 x table to help you. If you know this well already, then practise other times tables, or complete mixed questions for quick recall. Some children are even doubling, tripling or more!
2) Make sure you know how to tell the time.
Practise telling the time - half past, quarter to, quarter past, at 5 minute intervals and finally 1 minute intervals.
If you are confident at telling the time, work out differences in time eg. how long your favourite programme is from start to finish or how long a bus or car journey takes from the time you started until it ended.
We are focusing on 'ough' words and words that have silent letters in them. Eg. thorough, lamb. The children have the words they are going to learn in their Homework Diary. Use strategies that we have taught you in class to help you learn them eg. pyramid practise. Try writing them into a story, newspaper article or a recount of what you have been doing.
Some children have already started their Anglo Saxon and Viking project and these are looking really good! I am impressed! More information on how to complete your project will be put on next time! So don't worry if you haven't started yet!
Finally, we will be going on a trip to Bishop's Wood in Stourport on
Friday 19th October.
This is to learn all about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings.
Welcome to Swallows Class
I am so looking forward to all the exciting things that we have planned for this year!
All of the children have made a great start to the new year and you should all be very proud!
This year we are using a quality text for the focus of our teaching and most of the curriculum will come from links with that text.
Our first Quality Text is
THE DAY OF AHMED'S SECRET
Florence Parry Heide and Judith Gilliland
All children should have their Homework Diary and their book to read in school everyday. Children are expected to record what they have read in the book and to read for at least 15 minutes everyday.
P.E. Days are Wednesdays and Thursdays - Please make sure that your child has the correct P.E. kit in school on these days. This includes warm jogging bottoms, sweatshirt (children should not be wearing their school jumper) and suitable trainers (not pumps with this age group please).
Mrs Geithner-Hill will be sending a letter home about this.
Homework for the next 2 weeks includes...
1) To learn times tables for quick recall. Children are expected to know all of their times tables
up to 12 x 12. Find fun ways to do this eg. Singing in the car! Hit the Button, quick fire
questions, colouring sheets. Children should record when they do this in their H/W diary.
Parents can make a comment in their Diary if they wish. Work can be sent in too.
2) Spelling - All children should be able to spell the days of the week, the months of the
year and all numbers up to 20 including the words ones/units, hundreds, thousands,
millions. If children know these they have some target words to learn.
Please encourage them to learn these words in the interesting ways that we have in
class - a sheet has been sent home and a copy will be placed in the whole school
Children should record when they do this in their H/W Diary.
3) Handwriting - Some children will be sent home handwriting practise to complete.
4) Projects - At times children will be asked to complete a project. They will be given at least 4
weeks to complete this. Children love doing these and I always look forward to
seeing their amazing results!
The project for this term will be involving The Anglo Saxons and Vikings - look out on the
website for more information at a later date!
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.