Today, we have been reinforcing our knowledge of fractions by completing Tarsia jigsaws based on calculating fractions of numbers. We enjoyed the challenge!
Welcome back! We hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and are now ready for the term ahead.
Our topic for the spring term is ‘Horrible Histories’. It would be useful if children could watch some of the Horrible History programmes at home, as we are hoping to make our own Horrible Histories TV show.
In Literacy, we are beginning by studying the narrative poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. We will be exploring what historical information we can gain from literature and also exploring different characters’ perspectives.
In maths, our focus is on fractions for the first half term. We will be covering the following aspects:
- calculating fractions of numbers and quantities
- solving word problems involving fractions
- recognising equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions
- ordering and comparing fractions
- converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions
- adding and subtracting fractions
- multiplying fractions by a whole number
This will include a range of question types to focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
P.E. is on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
Homework is set on a Wednesday and is due back the following Monday. This will include weekly spellings to learn and to write in an interesting sentence, and one piece of other homework (either Maths, Literacy or Topic).
Congratulations to Year 5 for completing the class reading challenge, ‘Around the World in Eighty Tales’. We had to read stories from at least 80 different countries to successfully complete the challenge – between us, we managed to read stories from 94 different countries!
Congratulations also to the following children, who completed the individual challenge of reading stories from at least 20 different countries:
Finley, Lexi, Bailey, Fran, Emily C, Andre, Aaron, Isobel, Ben, Alicia, Cole, Aimee, Max, Seth, Lilly, Lily R, Luke, Freya, Will, Emily W, Owen, Sam, Amelia, Oliver, Archie and Lily Wroe.