For homework this week we would like the children to use their knowledge of 10 and 100 bonds to add decimals to make one whole. The activities can be found below. Please take a photo of the completed work and upload it to Seesaw by next Thursday 22nd April.
For reading and comprehension practice I have set an activity to be completed on Reading Eggs - 'Two Brothers, Two Rewards.' Please email if you need a reminder of your child's password.
Don't forget Times Tables Rocks Stars is great for practising those essential times table facts too!
Summer Term - Street Detective
This term we will be studying our local area. Our work will include looking at evidence showing how places change over time and learning about settlements, buildings and different types of maps.
In Science our topic theme is Electricity. We will learn about and build electric circuits.
The weekly spellings for this term can be found on year group ‘Spelling Menus’ and the current week is listed below. Each week there will be 10 spellings following a particular rule to learn and 10 ‘Challenge words’ which are from the common exception word lists. We will practice these in school each day through the week but ask for your support in practicing them at home too before the weekly Friday test.
Year 4 : interact, interfere, intercity, international, intermediate, internet, intergalactic, interrupt, intervene, interlude.
Year 5: though, although, dough, doughnut, through, cough, trough, rough, tough, enough.
Challenge words: accident, actual, address, although, answer, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, breath
Vocabulary Ninja Words of the Week 12.04.2021
To develop vocabulary, we use the Vocabulary Ninja's 'Word of the Day' which can be found below.
confront dawdle devious famished relinquish
Each Friday a new homework comprehension will be set on Reading Eggs to be completed for the following Thursday.
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 and the Primary Maths Dictionary. In Class 3 the children are currently working on Decimals.
Current Key Vocabulary & Definitions
A decimal is made up of whole numbers and parts of whole numbers separated by a decimal point.
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.
Spring 2 Globe Trotter
In our topic theme of North America we focused on the countries of The United States, Canada, Mexico and Jamaica. We made travel guides and listened to music from these countries.
We went on a virtual pilgrimage during our RE and Worship sessions and made videos about what it means to be a pilgrim which are part of the whole school Easter Service.
In English we enjoyed focusing on the story of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and finding out how the main character Edward changes as the story progressed.
Spring 1 Invasion Investigator
The Saxons & The Vikings
During the first half of the Spring term we enjoyed learning about the legacy of the Vikings in Britain. In English our focus text was 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' by Joe Todd-Stanton.
We also studied Viking sagas and enjoyed the hilarious Viking stories by Jeremy Strong.
Autumn Term 2 - Relic Researcher
During Autumn Term 2 we developed our historical skills and knowledge by studying
The Ancient Mayans
In English we read the Mayan Folktale and wrote our own versions of the story.
In Science our topic theme was LIGHT!
Autumn Term 1 2020
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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