Remember to read every night

Reading records to be handed in every Friday for checking next Reading Challenge Raffle draw will take place the Friday after next

PE is on a Thursday, but please have your kits in every day

Welcome to Sapphire's Class Blog

13th October 2017

Thank you to those parents who donated items for our Harvest celebration and also to those many parents who came along to see our Harvest assembly on Thursday. We hope you enjoyed it!

Please see the document below for your parents' consultation appointment for the 18th and 19th October.

What have we been up to?

 

Reading - In reading we have used our research skills to find out information about Carl Linnaeus, a famous scientist who created the idea of classifying organisms.

We have also continued reading There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, focussing on explaining the authors use of language and why particular words have been used.

Finally, we carried out a reading assessment.

English - In English we have carried out a grammar assessment and applied our writing skills to writing a wonderful character description of a Mayan God.

Maths - In maths we have also carried out assessments in both arithmetic and reasoning. We have also started to look at fractions. In particular, what a fraction is, how to simplify them and how to find equivalent fractions. We will be further using these skills next week when we look at ordering and comparing fractions.

Please look below for a maths challenge which you can work on with your child at home!

Children will be rewarded with Dojo points for finding a solution to either puzzle.

One solution for the Spendthrift puzzle has already been found by Abigail - you can buy 4 choc bars and 22 fruit bars. However, there is another solution which can be found!

Please encourage your children to play Rock Star Times Tables to improve their rapid recall of tables' facts.

 

Topic - This week, we have started to make the papier mache base for our Mayan mask which the children enjoyed. If children wish to bring in any materials or resources to add to their Mayan mask, they are more than welcome to.

We have also started to re-tell the Mayan Creation story in the form of a story board. 

Science - We looked at a selection of different leaves from trees within the school grounds and discussed what they had in common and any differences between them. We then used these ideas to create Yes/No questions which could be used to create a branching key which was then used to identify some trees around the school.

 

Do you like our reading corner?

The children have been encouraged to write reviews of books which they have read so that they can be added to our display. Also, they are being challenged to write stories for our class book which other members of the class can read.

As part of Listen Up, we are reading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and the children are loving what we have read so far!

Homework

The children will be given a piece of written English and Maths homework every Friday which is due in the following Thursday. The homework will then be marked as a class on Fridays.

In addition to this, when appropriate, homework will also be set on My Maths and the children have been given their usernames and passwords and these are glued into the front of their Reading Records.

The children will also be regularly be given personalised spellings to learn.

The children have also been given a username and password for Rockstar Times Tables which is something new for this year. This is a game where they can develop their accuracy and speed in recall of times tables facts. Each games lasts just one minute and the children earn gold coins each time they play which can eb used to improve their 'rock star' avatar!

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning.

Miss Carr