Amethyst Class Blog

PE is on Thursday. Please make sure you have your FULL kit in every day.

 

Homework 

Maths: Time worksheet. Time is always something children find difficult to understand. Please allow as many opportunities for the children to tell the time both with an analogue clock and a digit one, understanding the difference between am and pm.

English: Find as many adjectives as you can to describe a setting of your choice. E.g a jungle, beach, ocean etc. Any spectacular words can go on our word wall.

Blue Spellings 
'famous, various, cautious, curious, caught, naughty 

Pink Spellings
hold, class, grass, past, last

 

 Week Beginning 11.11.19

This week, we have started learning about time; converting time on analogue clock to a digital one. We have looked at the difference of A.M. and P.M. and how to write the time, digitally if it is P.M.

 

We have also been working hard to learn our 7 times tables off by heart. We have used this song to help us…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4xU4CiaGvg

 

If you would like some more practise, keep playing Times Table Rockstars and https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

In English, we have been continuing with our descriptive writing which we have linked to our current book ‘Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. We described the setting using a given criteria. Some of our sentences had to start with adverbs, some had to contain similes, and some had to include expanded noun phrases. The writing which was produced was great. 

 

We have also re-started the book raffle, which will take place every other Friday. Please encourage your child to read at home every day.

 

In art, we have been working on toning. We used different shading techniques to shade an image of a polar bear.

 

In geography we have continued learning about our world, looking at lines of longitude and latitude. We used different coordinates to find where on globes/maps certain countries and continents are located.

 

Finally, in science, we have been building on our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases. We looked more closely at the properties of gases and where we might find them. We use a range of experiments to demonstrate this. 

  1. Putting raisins into lemonade
  2. Squeeze a sponge in water
  3. Keeping a tissue dry in a cup put in water
  4. Blowing a balloon with deodorant
  5. Squeezing a plastic bottle with a lid

Have an amazing weekend!

Please remember to use TTRockstars to reinforce times table knowledge.

Read at home as often as possible!