Dear parents and carers,
In English this week we have continued with our work on writing a balanced argument. The children are working hard to build their vocabulary and to write in a more formal style. We'll be rounding this off next week before beginning to plan and write our own balanced arguments about a contentious issue. We're also working on improving inference skills, which is when you "read between the lines" and work out something that the text doesn't say explicitly. We've worked on this with pictures, which was lots of fun, especially the Jon Klasson book "This is not my hat" (which I read for the World Book Day bedtime story event), where the words and the pictures tell different sides of the same story. You have to be adept at reading both in order to enjoy the story.
In maths we have continued with working on fractions, and this week we have been adding fractions. We've had to work on finding equivalent fractions in order to add them together, which sometimes is easier said than done! I am finding that the children who have a firmer grasp of their times tables are finding this easier, as they can spot patterns in the numbers much more quickly and accurately.
In science this week the children really enjoyed carrying out their own experiments about dissolving. They have made posters and I will share photos once they are all finished next week.
Spellings this week:
Please remember that I am expecting children to have done at least 4 Spelling Shed games and 4 Maths Shed games (any game) per week. If there is a problem accessing Spelling Shed, please do ask your child to let me know- I promise that I won't be cross! I am happy for children to spend some time when they come in in the mornings working on this, if accessing it at home is tricky.
Three things to ask your child this week:
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