What maths can you see?
Just in case you were wondering what the maths Key Skills activity is about this week…
We are teaching the children to notice maths all around them; look for ways in everyday life to enjoy applying their knowledge and skills. So the image this week is set to generate conversation. Maybe the children will simply count the chocolates; they might notice the multiplication opportunity by counting the number of rows; they may ask questions: what if I ate one? what if all the dark chocolates were removed? The children can write the calculations they spot in the speech bubbles.
There may be other similar pieces of homework during the year. We hope that it prompts the children to notice the maths around them; speed restrictions, distance roadsigns; supermarket 3 for 2 offers; eggs in boxes; how do the different clocks faround the house show different times?
There’s no right or wrong answer – just ideas!
Very impressive progress during the clarinet lessons in Mozart, we have quickly moved on from the initial screeching to a tuneful note of E. Don’t forget clarinets tomorrow; hopefully there has been lots of practising at home! I’m looking forward to it Mozart!
In Year 4 we have been using a beautiful short film as a stimulus for our writing. We have had some amazing results and the children will be eager to share their writing with you during the TLCs before half term.
If in the meantime you would like to watch the 10 minute film together, here’s the link.
Hello Mozart Class,
What a busy beginning to a new term! I have loved every moment of getting to know the Mozart families and Simon de Senlis children and staff. All the more exciting now I can post pictures and updates of the amazing work that has been going on in Mozart class since September. Here’s to a happy and successful year ahead. Mrs Baker
Hello Mozart Class!
What a busy first week we have had: learning and reasoning about perimeter, investigating tooth decay and writing well structured and interesting paragraphs.
This week, key skills is much as it has been for the last few months: read with an adult three times a week, on your own on the other days. Practise your times tables and your spellings daily.
|Mrs D and Mrs R
|Please learn the same spellings as Mrs Manssen’s group. In addition list as many other words as you can for the ly suffix.
For those who fancy a little extra, there is some work on Roman Numerals.
Have a lovely weekend too!
Mrs R 🙂 and Mrs D 🙂
We are learning about writing effective paragraphs. This link will help us refer back to the things we have learnt.
Hello Mozart Class
After another half term of fabulous learning, particularly the writing of those amazing Famous Five stories and popping them on to Sway, we know you are ready for a rest. When we get back to school, there will be lots of new learning and you will need to know your times tables to help with this work. You have worked hard all year to learn all the different facts but, to make sure you don’t forget them, you have to keep up the practice. Key skills this week is to practise for 5-10 minutes everyday on ‘Tables Master’. For the great many of you who now know all your times tables, you need to make sure you go back over each of the times tables again this week. Why not try one a day and make sure you go back and try to beat your scores? Avoid the ‘easy ones’ please and concentrate on the 6xt, 7xt, 8xt, 9xt and 12xt.
The other key skills task is on the e-safety letter below. Please have a go at the activities listed and bring them back to school on the first day back.
As well as completing these key skills tasks, have a lovely holiday and stay safe. We will miss you this week and can’t wait to see you all in June!
From Mrs R and Mrs D 🙂
KS2 E-safety Key skills: Please bring it back on 5th June to start E-Safety week.
Below are a range of tasks to be completed with your child. Please show your support by taking the time to discuss the topic of E-safety with them and ensuring they are aware of its importance. Once each task has been discussed/ completed, please sign and date before returning to your child’s class teacher on 5th June. This work will contribute to children gaining their ‘Information for Parents’ badge as part of the SdS E-safety certificate. Don’t forget there are also two E-safety Parent sessions, led by Simon Aston from Northamptonshire County Council at the school at 9-10am and 5pm-6pm. These will be really beneficial sessions where he will be able to advise and bring up-to-date information regarding internet safety and your child. You can also raise any concerns or queries that you have. We hope to see you there and would urge you to come.
This link to sway will help you write an effective dialogue. Why not have a look before you start writing?
Keep this link open and refer back if you get stuck.
Lastly, use the sway rules to mark your own work before you hand it to your teacher.
Read every single day including your 3 reads out loud to an adult. Write your reading events in your yellow book.
Practise your spellings every day. This week’s spellings are below.
The spellings this week have been taken from the words we have worked on in our spelling groups:
|Mrs Denby’s group
||Most children will try these
||Some children will try these as well
Practise your times tables target several times each day using the tables master. Remember to start by revisiting one of your old times tables just to check that you haven’t forgotten it.
If you would like to challenge yourself still further, have a go at the ‘Play to 37’ challenge.
This week for key skills, as for every week this half term, we would like you to do the following:
Read every single day. Remember that our school expectation is that children will read every day at home. Three of these daily reading events per week should be reading aloud and to an adult. Don’t forget to record every single one of your reading events in your yellow reading record book.
Practise your spellings every day. This week’s spellings have been taken from the year 3 and 4 spelling list. Don’t forget to revisit your old spellings too. We would recommend that you learn a new spelling today, tomorrow learn another new spelling and practise today’s spelling too. On Sunday, learn a third new spelling and practise the two you have learnt already.
This week’s spellings are below.
- All of you will try these: believe, busy, bicycle, difficult, eight
- Most will do these as well: breathe, continue, complete, although, disappear
- Some might like these too: accident, actually, calendar, business, experience
Practise your times tables several times each day using tables master. Record your progress on the sheet and remember that we are aiming for a time of 40 seconds for those 20 questions.
For those of you who would like an extra challenge… why not have a go at the 24 hour clock jigsaw? If you haven’t picked one up yet, ask me for one next week.