Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely holiday.
This week we have started looking at our new English genre of stories from other cultures. We have learned a short text off by heart by using signs and symbols. We have also analysed the features found in the text type to make our writers tool kit.
In maths we have continued learning about fractions and in particular equivalent fractions. The children have done well in recognising that you can convert between fractions by multiplying or dividing both the numerator and the denominator. Also by using fraction walls we have seen how fractions can relate to each other but we will be sending some extras home for Maths homework just to ensure it is embedded. It is work like this that makes it so essential that children have quick recall of multiplication and division facts. Please continue to encourage your child to learn these.
We have a very exciting week next week with a focus on World Book Day. We will all be reading stories to the children over the week, we have the book swap and dress up day on Thursday and each class will focus on a particular book for the week to produce a piece of writing for the end of the week. Some examples from each class will go on display.
In the Merlins, we will be doing lots of work around our class book, 'Matilda' which we are really enjoying reading at the moment.
Finally, there will be no swimming next week as Repton School requires use of the pool.
This week’s Spellings
Grate, great, grown, groan, main, mane, meat, meet, missed, mist
(Please note children need to understand the meaning of each word)
Serious, obvious, curious, hideous, spontaneous, courteous, furious, various, victorious, gaseous