Next week’s learning w/b 29/10/19

We are now on half term holidays and so children will be returning to school on Tuesday 29th October. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support this half term and look forward to the next one!

Topic

We will be finishing our work on the Anglo-Saxon by comparing the differences between our lives and theirs.

Maths

We will be looking at negative numbers.

This week’s learning

Topic

This week we finished making our Anglo-Saxon shields. We painted them and stuck the boss in the centre to make it look like an authentic Anglo-Saxon shield. We were then able to use our own experiences to help us write a set of instructions on how to make it.

Maths

We have looked at Roman Numerals this week and learned how to form different numbers using the old Latin number system.

Polo class – Livvy and Kajeena

Cousteau class – Ciaran

Seacole class –

Homework

Topic

Thank you to everyone who has brought in your Viking longhouses, longboats and presentations. The work and effort that has gone into them is truly incredible and we are very proud of you all! We will be starting a new project after the half term.

Maths

When we return after the holiday, children will have the opportunity to practise their times tables. On Friday they will be tested, so please help them learn their times tables. Quick recall of the times tables is the foundation for maths and will assist your child to become a member of club 144. https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Please ensure that you are completing your Mathletics activities online. If you are having any issues logging in, please see your teacher.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS)

Please spend the half term practising different strategies to help you learn words from the Year 3/4 list as well as any you find personally challenging . The Year 3/4 spelling list can be found at the front of the ‘Home School Liaison’ books.

Reading

The expectation is that children read every day. ‘Home School Liaison’ books will be checked every day for either children’s or adult comments. Please sign each week to show your child is reading at home.

This week’s learning

Topic

This week we wrote our information texts about the Anglo-Saxons. They included information about who they were, how they lived, why they invaded and their most famous king, Alfred the Great.

Maths

We have been looking at number bonds to 100, focusing on multiples of 10 (e.g. 30 + 70), multiples of 5 (e.g. 45 + 55) and multiples of 1 (e.g. 26 + 74). We have had to use our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to help us.

Stars of the Week

Polo class – Ruby-Rose

Cousteau class – Iman

Seacole class – Alex