Remember to read every night

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

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

Welcome to Sapphire's Class Blog

15th December 2017

What have we been up to?

A big thank you to all the parents who came to see our Christmas Carol performance. We hope you enjoyed it!

We are well and truly in the throes of Christmas, with Christmas dinner, carol services and a visit from the big man himself this week!

 

Reading - This week we have looked at a variety of different texts and used our skills to answer a range of question types about them. We have also carried out some research into a dinosaur of our choice and created a factfile about it. 

English - In English we have completed our flashback story, paying particular attention to accurate spelling and punctuating dialogue correctly.

Maths - In maths we have been looking at shape. We have named and identified the properties of 2-d shape, including equal and parallel sides. We have also named and identified the properties of 3-d shapes and investigated different nets of a cube.

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

 Topic - We have investigated whether the colour of a dinosaur's skin meant that it would have held in heat for longer or not. We discovered that the darker the skin, the more it would have held its temperature.

We have also had some fun investigating different body parts for dinosaurs and which ones would have made the dinosaur more stable than others. We used plasticine and toothpicks to investigate!

 

Finally, we painted the fossils we have made!

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 next week.

Miss Carr