Week 5

This week we have finished our latest Guided Reading text, Kensuke's Kingdom.  The children have really enjoyed this text and I am sure they will share with you how I had a little cry at the end of the book as it is so moving!  The children have learnt so much new vocabulary through reading this quality text and it is great to see them trying out new words in their writing.


In Maths, we have moved onto decimals and have been thinking about place value of digits after the decimal point.  Children sometimes worry when they see numbers with decimal points but they have shown resilience and perseverance in their learning.


This week we have also launched our Maths Meetings which are 15 minute sessions which will take place every day.  These will help progress the children with their mental maths.  The children have taken to it really well and they seem to enjoy the fast pace of the sessions.  Each session also includes a song which will help the children to learn important maths facts.  This week has been focusing on the numbers of days in each of the months and the total number of days in a year.


In English, we have completed our piece of writing based on Leon and the Place Between.  I have really enjoyed reading the children's work in this unit and some of it has also been published for display around the school and in the classroom.


In Science, we have planned an experiment to test how different temperatures affect the rate of evaporation with water.  Hopefully we will be able to get it set up and completed before half term!


This week I have sent home the log in details for Bug Club.  If the children would like to read their Bug Club book to you, this will count towards a read to be a Super Reader.  


Thank you for encouraging your children to practise their times tables.  It is having real impact in the classroom with the learning.


Finally, please can you check with your child what stationary they might need.  There are quite a few children without white board pens and the search for them really does hold up the learning.