Our HERO of the Week
This half term's topic is 'Playlist'
We are looking at how sound travels, how instruments are made, songs and composers and art through music.
Our focus is 'What makes a good friend'
We have read 'Something Else' and looked at how we are different but equal.
We have also made hand wreaths to show how to be a good friend.
We are reading Peter and the Wolf.
We have read the story and worked out tricky words by reading around the word. We have ordered the story and drawn pictures to summarise the key parts.
We will be writing diary entries to show the story through someone else's eyes and writing instructions.
Reading - guided reading started this week. Please support your child by listening to them read at home or talking to them about what they are reading in silence. If they read 3 times per week and you sign their diary, they get a sticker for their READ to RED chart. Ten stickers = a new book!
Our main focuses this term are:
There are so many new words that children come across, it is impossible to teach them the meaning of them all! It helps if you discuss words they read and talk about what they mean in relation to the sentence, to help them work out words on their own.
In maths, we are focusing on addition and subtraction.
Please support your child by practising the additions to 10, 20 and 100.
We have been working on adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers with 1s, 10s and 100s in year 3 and in year 4 have also looked at 1000s.
We are also looking at the column method for addition and subtraction.
All year we have a full concentration on times tables and dividing
The government expectation is by the end of year 4, children should be able to recall all the times tables from 1x12 - 12x12.
Times table hats on and let's learn them!
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On Youtube there are some great times table songs to get into our heads.
Why not sing a long at home?
Year 2 expectations:
2 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUIB-dZRCiA
5 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCjt1dbhvWU
10 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QXT3HjG7pg
Year 3 expectations:
3x table- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo
4 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmSshEDVnQ
8 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjPjks1R6Ng
Year 4 expectations:
6 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PftnJV7W2Rw
7 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9zRRqOwIWQ
9 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C1z4avyTPY
11 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvHO1qjguUY
12 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2vfUOmMxfg
A great game to play to increase speed of number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables is
Hit the Button - follow the link (ctrl and click) to play at home: TopMarks
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.