Week beginning 12.10.20
The end of half term 1 is nearly upon us! It is incredible to see how much progress the children have made in such a short space of time! I am so proud of how Willow students have come back to school, how they are already maturing and working so well. I wish everyone at home could see the quality of work the children are now producing across the subjects – you would be amazed at the progress they are making!
This week we have been using skills we have worked on to produce letters from characters in our text. The quality of writing is going up and up with more complex features being included all the time. Children now understand that it is they who will ultimately do their own ‘marking’, that this is part of the process all writers go through.
Our text, The Hound Of The Baskervilles is hotting up for a huge end of season finale. We now know who the guilty person is and are setting a trap to catch them red-handed but there are many dangers on the moor and closer to home and it could all still go horribly wrong!
It has all been about sharing this week with division forming the focus of the work. We have used bus stop method and taken that further into what to do with remainders. We have looked at when and how to leave them as remainders, make extra groups or calculate them as decimals or fractions. It all depends on what you are dividing – kittens, cakes, pizzas or good old fashioned numbers.
The atmosphere in Willow has been electric this week. Literally. We have been exploring circuits and using investigative skills to change circuits for different effects and purposes. We have learnt how to draw and follow circuit diagrams and will start to put this to practical use next week.
We are asking for recyclable materials that could be useful in model making such as clean yoghurt pots, cereal boxes and paper towel tubes. Please start sending them in early so we can quarantine them to be covid secure.
Reading needs to continue at home as it will in school. Please try to hear your child as often as you can. If you can’t hear them read, take time to talk to them about what they are reading. Encourage them to record all reading in their diaries. Please feel free to add your own comments to the record when you hear them read or discuss the book with them.
New spellings went home on Friday and each child knows which word list they are working on. They have a sheet to practise each day and will be tested on those words next Friday.
Each child knows what times table they should be working on. Again, a little run through every day is best or as often as you can.
There is an additional maths homework video to watch which is on this page and needs to be accessed from here. Please make sure your child follows the video and completes the task to hand in next Thursday.