This half term (Spring 1) in Maths we shall be continuing to explore arithmetic concepts as well as exploring decimals, percentages and measurement. In Writing we shall be producing a poem, a newspaper report and a losing and finding tale. In Reading we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts.
The focus this half-term is We Are Geographers! This half-term in Maths, we shall be exploring fractions, decimals and percentages. In Writing, we shall be producing a poem, a letter and a defeating a monster tale. In Reading, we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts. I am very excited to see what wonderful work my groups produce this half-term.
I am so pleased with my maths group, they have been working really hard on fractions this half term. So far they have made their own fraction walls, found equivalent fractions and can add and subtract fractions. They will be multiplying and dividing fractions in the coming weeks.
We spend 3 minutes at the start of every lesson working on times tables as this is something that the children can improve.
My groups have made a brilliant start to the year already! I can't wait to see all of the amazing work that they will produce this year.
In writing this half term, we will produce a recount of Pearl Harbour, a diary extract of an evacuee and a poem about D-Day.
In reading, we will be studying a range of fiction and non-fiction texts about World War II. The children will develop their retrieval and inference skills as well as increasing their vocabulary.
In maths, we will be focusing on place value of numbers up to ten million and then doing lots of work on the four operations.
In maths lessons, we are trying to improve our times tables knowledge. We are doing this by: spending 3 minutes every day being times table rockstars, completing a multiplication grid once a week and seeing how we improve and by completing multiplication games. Take a look at the photos below showing this! I have also put a link to great online games that we also play.