This week we have been immersing ourselves in to the world of Oliver Twist, and today the children have been doing some role play of different scenes. They really enjoyed it, and it will help them with their writing once we start our fiction unit next week!
Happy new year! I hope that everyone had a great break over the holidays. We're at the start of our Spring term now, and it's going to be a great one! Our topic this half term is all about coal mining, so watch this space for more exciting news about that in the upcoming weeks.
This week's spelling homework (wb 7.1.19) activity is to learn the rules for adding the suffixes "ed" and "ing" on to the end of words. The spelling test next week will be based on giving the children a word and they have to add the suffix to it spelled correctly, so there will be no set words for the test. You can help your child by practising adding these suffixes. The rules are:
If the word has a 'soft vowel' when adding 'ing' and 'ed', you double the end consonant -
Examples: HOP = HOPPED, HOPPING
SKIP = SKIPPED, SKIPPING
SLAM = SLAMMED, SLAMMING
If the word has a 'hard vowel' when adding 'ing' and 'ed', you do not double the end consonant (and if the word ends in an 'e' you drop the 'e') -
Examples: HOPE = HOPED, HOPING
BLAME = BLAMED, BLAMING
The maths homework is a sheet based on perimeter. Also, please practise times tables as much as you can at home. By the end of this academic year, children should know all times tables up to 12X12!
PE notice - Swimming - Our first swimming lesson of the year will take place on 23.1.19. Normal PE is now on a Monday morning. Please remind your child to bring their kit to school with them at the beginning of the week!
General weekly time table:
Mon: Weekly homework due in first thing; library in AM and PE in AM
Tues: New homework handed out to be handed in the following Mon
Weds: Swimming day
Thurs: Weekly spelling test
Fri: Celebration assembly in AM, show and tell in PM
Areas of learning:
English: fiction - writing flashback stories based on Oliver Twist; non-fiction - diaries of a coal miner
Maths: Multiplication/Division/Perimeter and Area
Topic: Coal Mining
PE: Skipping competition and swimming
DT: pullies and levers