Dear parents and carers,
This week in English we have been working on writing letters to Ernest Shackleton, to apply to become a member of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition team. The children have worked hard on writing using formal tone, and justifying their reasons using things that they have found in their research. The children are just starting to write their letters out, practising their neatest handwriting.
In maths this week we have continued our work on multiplication. They children are finding this very difficult, so it would be fantastic if you could have a go at the new maths games on Maths Shed, to recap multiplying by 10 and 100 and also basic times table facts. This will help to build the children's fluency, so that the job of multi digit multiplication becomes more manageable. You can find these just by logging onto Spelling Shed as normal, and pressing "Maths Shed" instead. Next week we'll be continuing with this work, hoping to build both speed and accuracy, as well as work with larger numbers.
In science this week we enjoyed observing eggs (both inside and out!) as part of our work on bird life cycles. The children were very sensible, especially considering the amount of raw egg in the classroom! Next week we'll be recapping this work before I assess what the children have learned.
There's been a bit of a snaffu with the spelling, so I'm giving the children another week to learn the -able ending words, so I'll test them next Friday on both that list and this new list (time adverbials). Apologies for any confusion.
Three things to ask your child this week:
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