For the last swimming lesson, the children will need to bring a pair of long sleeved pyjamas or similar as we will be learning life saving skills. A 2 piece is essential and fairly loose is ideal. Please, no onesies and thick fleece joggers and sweatshirts also not ideal. All the children will be working together in the shallow end, where they will experience being in the water with clothes on and also learn life saving skills using clothing. As the clothes will be quite soggy by the end of the lesson, could the children also bring a carrier bag to put these in so that they don’t soak through into their other things. Any questions, just ask. Thanks.
Carrying on with choosing adventurous language for our Stone Age fiction story, the children have been using different sentence structures to make the introduction more interesting. It’s not tall, it’s precipitous!
We have moved on to fractions, this week having a recap on how we calculate a half, quarter and a third of number. Next week, we will be looking at tenths.
in science, we have continued with magnets, today finding out about the poles of the magnet and how they repel.
Thank you for reading and doing times tables at home. The children that have lots of exposure to books have great vocabulary that they can use in their writing.
Just a gentle reminder that the £7.50 contribution for swimming is to pay for the coach transport to and from the pool. Any shortfall of payments might mean we cannot take the bus to swimming. At the moment, we have a significant number of families who have not paid. Please could you pay as soon as possible. If you already have paid, thank you, and please disregard this post.
We have started to find adventurous language to use in our narrative – we are no longer just hungry – we are ravenous and famished. We are no longer sad – we are lo-spirited, dejected and glum. Using adventurous word choices grows our vocabulary and makes our writing more entertaining.
In maths, we are solving word problems using all of the operations. We circle the important information and then decide which operation is needed before solving the problem.
in science, we are starting to look at magnetic forces and in topic we are looking at how Stone Age man lived.
Our spelling rule this week is adding prefixes: im, il and ir to words to make the opposite (antonym).
Thank you for your support at home with reading and times tables. We really need some 3 times table practice if possible.
A great start to the term, the children are focussed and energetic.
Homework this week is times tables – repetitive I know, but the sooner the children are fluent then their brain can use this information to solve problems, rather than the multiplication being the tricky part.
English homework is adding prefixes to root words. The children should try each one to see which sounds right. We have had lots of practice this week and have found lots of words. Some root words might work with more than one prefix. For example, unfit and misfit.
Have a lovely weekend.
You should have received a diary list for the Summer Term. Please note that the Year 3 trip dates are the wrong way round. Class 6 will go on Wednesday the 19th of June and Class 5 will go on Thursday 20th June. Thank you
Please don’t forget that it is swimming tomorrow (Friday). Children need a swimming costume, swim hat and towel. Goggles is you have returned a goggles letter. Thank you
Science is so much more fun with sweets involved. Today, we looked at forces. Having eventually decided that forces were to do with pushes and pulls we then did several experiments with pushes and pulls.
Sweets, skipping ropes and balls were used to identify pushes and pulls.