What a busy first half term we have had! I have been so impressed with how the children have adapted to our current way of learning and how much we have achieved in just seven weeks! Please see further down this page for photos of our work and I am sure that you too will be impressed with the great standard of work.
Thank you for your support with homework tasks and uploading these to Seesaw. The Maths tasks for this week can be found below and on Seesaw as usual. For reading over the holiday I would like the children to have a go on the Reading Eggs website or app. The children should have come home with a log in for this today. We have a free trial to this at present and therefore would like to ask for your feedback on what you think of it. This can be via my email email@example.com
I hope you have a good half term break.
At the moment, we consider online rather than paper based homework to be more appropriate. Therefore, weekly Maths and Reading Comprehension homework will be set on this page on a Friday to be completed by the following Thursday. Answers are provided so that the children can check their work themselves when it is complete. If possible, please take a photo of the activity and/or submit it via the Seesaw app rather than bring it into school. Instructions for how to use Seesaw and new Home Learning codes for this academic year have been sent home, but if you experience any problems please contact me. Please also feel free to upload any further home learning to your child's online journal.
Homework Week ending 23.10.20
English - Try to have a go on the Reading Eggs website
Year 4 Maths - Addition with 4 digit numbers
Year 5 Maths - Column subtraction with 5 digit numbers
(PDFs of the activities can be found below but are also in the activities section of Seesaw.)
Each day the children have Spelling, Handwriting and Grammar sessions with a weekly focus rule and are tested on the spellings on Fridays. We encourage the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' method to learning spellings. Lists of the term’s spellings have been sent home on a Spelling Menu card, but can also be found below. Your support in practicing these spellings at home is much appreciated.
Week Beginning 19.10.2020
Year 4: Suffix -sion
division invasion confusion decision collision television revision erosion inclusion explosion
Year 5: Homophones (words which sound the same but have a different spelling and meaning)
farther father guessed guest heard herd led lead mourning morning
Make sure you know which spelling goes with which meaning!
Vocabulary Ninja Words of the Week 19.10.2020
To develop vocabulary, we use the Vocabulary Ninja's 'Word of the Day' which can be found below.
steal symbol adapt maximum consistent
The children have been given a 'log in' to a reading website called 'ReadTheory' which supports the development of comprehension skills by asking multi-choice questions. I hope the children will enjoy using this program at home and enjoy reading a wide variety of different texts.
Helping with Maths at Home
At South Kilvington, we understand that Maths is often taught differently today to when parents were at school and that although parents want to support their children with Maths at home, they do not want to confuse them by using different methods of calculation. Therefore, we have produced booklets explaining the calculation methods used in school and the key rapid recall facts to learn off by heart for each year group. Copies of the Year 4 and 5 'Helping with Maths at Home' booklets can be found below. Please also see the Maths Knowledge Organisers with key vocabulary for each topic.
In Class 3 the children are currently working on Place Value
PE takes place on a Tuesday and Thursday with Simon Carson Sports. On the other days of the week, the children will participate in 'Fit in Fifteen' exercise sessions.
During one Worship session each week the children reflect on a topical picture and question produced by Picture News. If you wish to discuss this week's topic at home the picture and question is below:
Maths games are a great, fun way of practicing essential key recall Maths facts, especially times table facts. Listed below are some we use in school
Times Table Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/
Hit The Button Game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Sumdog Multiplication check https://pages.sumdog.com/multiplication-tables-check/
Using Seesaw for Home Learning
To use the 'Seesaw' app to submit and celebrate home learning you need a 'log in' which I will email individually to each child.
2. Tap/click “I’m a Student”.
3. Type in your Home Learning code into the ‘text code box’.
(You don’t use the email/password login)
4. Post to your journal, respond to activities, and view class announcements.
5. Remember, this code is like a password. Keep it safe!
To complete set activities in Seesaw go to Activities and then select Add Response.
Posts need to be reviewed by myself before they can be seen in the class journal.
Autumn Term 1
During the first half term our topic theme was
In Geography we learned about volcanoes, earthquakes and what is under the Earth's surface.
In English some of our work was based on the book Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. We also read The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy and shared Poems Aloud by Joseph Coelho.
A beautiful book for times where you need a touch of hope and reassurance.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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