Well, what a fantastic half-term we have had! Well done for all of your hard work.
In maths, we started our new topic 'statistics'. We have been looking at tally charts and how we can gain information from them. We created our very own charts and analysed them. Using our tally chart knowledge, we began to look at pictograms. We used the information from our tally charts to create our own pictograms. Can you create a tally chart and pictogram at home? This week, we have also been working on our maths reasoning skills. We completed some reasoning questions and worked through the answers as a class. Well done, Owls!
In English, we completed our non-chronological report plan. We then wrote our own non-chronological report about castles. They all worked really hard to include a title, subheadings, questions, subordinating (because, if, when) and coordinating (and, but, or) conjunctions and expanded noun phrases. Can you tell someone at home about your report?
In topic, we have continued to create our own 'Bayeux Tapestry'. We have been busy painting and putting on the finishing touches! It is going to look fantastic displayed in our classroom! We would also like to say a huge well done to all of the Owls for the effort they put into their homework projects. Mrs Baxter and I were blown away by your creativity and imagination. A super well done!
Yet again, some of the children have asked for some maths and reading homework to complete over the February half-term holiday (we are very impressed by the children's attitude towards their learning). I have provided each child with a maths worksheet and a reading comprehension worksheet. The maths homework covers this half-term’s topic, ‘multiplication and division’. Please encourage your children to practise their 2, 5 and 10 times-tables regularly. The homework provided aims to consolidate and challenge their learning. Please note that this work is optional.
If you require another copy of either of the worksheets, please find it on our class page under the ‘Homework’ tab. The answers are also provided with the worksheet.
Please continue to read with your children daily and continue to use Spelling Shed, Maths Shed and Times Table Rock Stars to aid their learning.
The children have been set some spellings to learn over the half-term break. They will be tested on these on Friday 28th February.
We are very excited for our school trip to Warwick Castle next half-term. Just a gentle reminder that the cost of the trip will be £20.00 per child which can be paid online through Parent Pay. We will require payment by no later than Friday 28th February 2020 to secure our booking. Please don't hesitate to ask myself (Miss McKenna) or Mrs Baxter any questions you may have. A full itinerary of the day will be provided after half-term and once the booking has been confirm. If you require another letter, please ask myself, or alternatively please find it on our class page under the tab labelled 'letters'.
I hope you all have a lovely and relaxing half-term break!