Mr C Edwards and Miss C Owen
04.05.17 - National Reasoning Test
08.05.17 - National Reading Test
10.05.17 - National Procedural Test
18.05.17 - World Outdoor Learning Day
22.05.17 - Trip to National Hawking Centre
26.05.17 - Last day before May Half Term
** Please head to the bottom of the page for weekly spellings and other documents **
For both classes, children will need their PE kits on Thursday and Games kits (with trainers) on a Friday.
This term we will be covering many literacy skills across the curriculum during our topic of
Handwriting and presentation
Don't forget to recap the skills already covered:
Similes, alliteration, metaphors, rhyme and personification.
Writing a newspaper article
Writing a formal letter
Writing a 'fantasy' story
Story reading comprehension
Children will complete weekly spelling tests every Friday. Spelling lists are at the bottom of the page.
Helping your child with their learning!
There are several excellent websites that include games and activities for your children to play and learn at the same time!
Here are some that we think are particularly beneficial:
* Writing/Reading challenges *
1) Read 8 pages of your book every night if possible!
2) Write a book review of the book once it has finished.
3) Write your own comprehension questions about a chapter in your book and ask someone to answer them!
'The more that you read, the more you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go.' - Dr Seuss
It is vital that children are reading at home. This could range from reading out loud to an adult or simply reading an article from a newspaper. Please make note of any reading that they do in their Reading Records.
Comprehension and understanding of their reading is just as important as reading itself. When reading to a teacher in school, the reading is always followed by questions to check understanding and to develop their comprehension skills.
Please click on the at the bottom of the page to find different 'Guided Reading' questions that you could be asking your children following their reading.
This term we have covered many areas of the Numeracy framework and concentrated on developing the children's understanding of the four operations. This term we will be looking at:
Working with money - giving change, finding the totals, two-step questions
Multiplication - 2d x 1, 2d x 2d, 3d x 1d
Shape - Features of 2d and 3d shapes
Please look at this helpful website showing the properties of 3D shapes:
Don't forget recap the areas that we have covered:
Developed understanding of place value including decimals.
Developed Big Maths methods of the four operations, from Level 2 to Level 4 (see videos below).
Started to work on perimeter; measuring length and width, adding together and then doubling the answer.
Looked at plotting coordinates on all four quadrants.
Our 'Learn Its' this term are the seven times table!
We have created our very own 'Show Me' tutorials focusing on the four operations, using the Big Maths methods. Please copy and paste the link into your browser.
Addition tutorial: http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=bMpL7SK
Subtraction tutorial: http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=KazGxgO
Multiplication tutorial: http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=USOD9qi
Division tutorial: http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=j5pouae
1) Use your RMEasiMaths log-in to complete at least two sessions
2) We have been practising telling the time this week, ask someone at home to test you!
3) Look at the videos above to help you practise your 'operations'
Our new topic is:
Bwyd: Which foods do you already know in Welsh?
Can you put these words into sentences? Which foods do you like and dislike? Why?
Dw i'n hoffi sglodion achos mae'n flasus iawn ond dw i ddim yn hoffi hufen ia achos mae'n ych a fi!
Talk in third person:
Mae Mr Edwards yn hoffi siocled ond dydy e ddim yn hoffi losin!
Go to the following links to access test samples and practise questions. Don't be afraid to try the questions in the Year 2, 3 or even 5 section as it is the format that they need to try and get used to.