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There will be no sheets or workbooks being sent home with children. Instead, we would like your children to focus on their reading, spelling and times tables. Please check your children’s planners each week for occasional tasks sent home according to their learning in class. For example, one week I asked children to find the volume of a cuboid at home as an extension to their learning. Mrs Miles asked them to complete the quiz in their maths study guide as this linked really well to what they had found difficult in a lesson on angles.
What is a twentieth of half a tenth of 10,000?
Reading: 30 minutes per day
Questions to ask your child when reading – Before reading the book: • What do you think this story will be about? • What might happen in the story? • What genre will this story be? E.g. fantasy, comedy, horror. • What do we call the writing on the back of the book? (Blurb) or What does the blurb tell us?
During the reading of the book: • What has happened so far? Is it what you expected to happen? • What might happen next? • How do you think the story might end? • Who is your favourite character? Why? • Who is the character you like least? Why? • Find 2 sentences, which describe the setting. • Is the plot fast or slow moving? Find some evidence in the text, which supports your view.
At the end of the book: • Which part of the story is your favourite / least favourite? Why? • Would you change any part of the story? How? • Would you change any of the characters? How? • Which part of the story was the funniest, scariest, saddest, and happiest? Find some evidence in the text to support your opinion. • Would you like to read another book by this author? Why? • Does your opinion of this character change during the story? How? Why? • If you met one of the characters from the story, what would you say to him / her? • Find 2 things the author wrote about this character that made him / her likeable or unlikeable?
Children will receive approximately 10 spellings per week. They are to learn them and write each one in a sentence.
Extra spelling ideas:
- give a definition for each word.
- find other words with the same spelling pattern
- find antonyms/synonyms
- ask an adult to create a short dictation to include the spelling words
- write a text that uses the spelling words
The children will sometimes be given particular facts to learn. E.g. properties of shapes, measurement facts.
We would really like them to focus on learning their times tables and number bonds so they can confidently answer questions in class and move onto higher challenges more quickly.