Week Beginning 16th March 2020
During these difficult times, we, as a school, are doing our very best to ensure your child's education continues as normally as is possible - even if they are having to stay home from school. To that end, we have put a pack of resources onto class pages for you to print off and for your children to work through. From next week (week beginning 23rd March 2020) children will be set daily online learning tasks on Purple Mash which they are expected to complete and return for marking and this has already been explained to them at school. Please check our school website regularly - as well as your emails and text messages - for any further updates.
Well, times are certainly strange now! Thank you to all of you who are keeping up to date with the Purple Mash Tasks, keep up the good work. On some of the tasks, if you are not sure of information you can click on the blue ? question mark and more tips / information will be given. Please try your best with the written tasks! Keeping on top of writing will be very good for you, it means that when we finally return to school, you will not be as rusty at this skill! I know it can be tricky and time consuming doing the typing BUT the more typing you do, the faster you will get with this skill - I speak from experience! I have put more games into our ICT games section so check them out. If you need to contact me you can use the 2Email on Purple Mash - I check it on a daily basis. I hope you are all keeping safe and well. Take care of yourselves and stay safe. That's all for now so... ta ta.
Next week we will be setting reading tasks. Please see the Purple Mash 2Do section for your reading tasks. There are two different books: Green and Yellow 1 group will be reading Animal Boy; Yellow 2 and Red reading group will be reading Charlie and the Camper Van. Please try to complete these tasks. As with writing, if we don't practise, we will become very rusty!
Please carry on practising the chunking method for division; this is a method that the children always find quite tricky. I have put a link to an example of how to do this method in the ICT section of our class page. Please have a look at it and help your child to understand this method of solving division problems. Many thanks.
Reading, Spellings and Times Tables:
Please help your child by reading with them regularly and talking to them about the content. It would be great if you could also help your child learn their spellings and times tables. The spellings for this half term are in the spelling section of our class page. There are also some spelling games and there a selection of times tables games in the ICT section to help make learning spellings and tables fun! Remember the children need to know their tables facts to 12 x 12 and be able to recall them quickly - it's a testing thing but achievable with practise!
Should you ever have any questions regarding homework, spellings or other things please do not hesitate to come into school and see Mrs Worden or Miss Hamilton.