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Mrs Walsh P4

 

I hope everyone had a very enjoyable Halloween break.

You will have received a newsletter at the beginning of Term 1 detailing some of our classroom routines.

Here you will find an update on the learning your child will be involved in and some photographs of them in action.

 Literacy

Please continue to help your child with their guided reading homework, learning spellings and encourage independent reading every day. Your child should be working hard to reach their first AR target by Christmas.

In class the children will be focusing on reading and writing instructional texts. If you are using any instructions, for example recipes, building furniture, please share them with your child.

We have enjoyed reading our class novel ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’ and look forward to sharing our animation of this story with you.

Numeracy

Your child will now be working on understanding numbers up to 999. They should recognise, order, count and sequence these numbers. They should also consider if numbers are odd or even. We will work on rounding numbers and mental addition / subtraction of 9, 11, 21, 19.

Addition will now involve exchange          4 5

and some children will begin                    + 1 6

addition of 3 digit numbers.                       5   1

Other maths topics will include money; focusing on change from 10p, 20p 50p, £1.00, £2.00. We will also look at addition problems involving money.

In fraction work your child will be working to identify ½ and ¼ fractions in shapes as well as finding ½, ¼ of numbers.

Topic

We continue to work on finding out about electricity. We will now work on building circuits, investigating conductors and insulators, exploring the history of electricity and discovering the journey of electricity to our homes. You will see some photographs of our fun science experiments in the gallery above.

Art / Technology        

Could you please send a shoebox into school for our next art project. Thank you

P.E.

We continue to have PE lessons on Thursday afternoons, please ensure your child comes to school with trainers.

Trip to Mountsandal Forest - September