Home learning will continue to be sent out on a Friday and should be returned on the following Friday.
We are doing lots of comprehension activities at the moment designed to give children practise in answering different types of questions by looking carefully at the texts.
When reading with the children at home it is really helpful to ask them to explain a story so far or summarise a passage of non fiction writing as well as to discuss the texts with them, asking questions such as:
You could also look for spelling patterns in words or collect some effective describing words to share with us in school.
Please also refer to the information sent home by Mrs Kember related to book levels and activities to support reading.
In Maths we have been revisiting all of the different operations, (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), as well as solving problems using money.
It would be valuable for the children to be using money at home in order to pay for things and work out change. Any opportunities for maentally adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing,(sharing), in everyday life ar valuable in building the children's confidence.
We will also be looking at telling the time soon so any practise would be very useful, particylarly using a now old fashioned analogue clock, (quarter past, quarter to, half past, oclock, 5 past etc).
Some of the children have told me that they are busy learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home as well as in school. This is so important for their progression. Below are a couple of websites with fun times tables games to play as a way of practising further.
We have a spelling test each Friday and the children seem to be doing well with these. It's lovely to see all the different ways in which they have been practising.
Another idea is to create a poem using all of the words. This helps the children to also consider the meaning of each word by giving it a context. When we test them it is by putting each word into a sentence.
Just another spelling practice idea.