9 Box Grid
It has been great seeing the amazing presentations, models, masks and books coming in. The children may carry on with the Term 1 grid if they would like; but they have also been introduced to a new grid to switch to if they want. I have attached a link to the new grid below in case it goes missing at home or school. (There should also be a paper copy in their yellow book.
Well done to those who have been able to email work to me. When it is in 'office' type programs it has been easiest to look at together in school as well as print out. Work on paper is also appreciated but it is go to get into the hang of using computers too, as this will be an expectation in secondary school. They have their addresses and passwords stuck in their yellow reading/contact books.
Please could your children complete the next work page in the new maths book (doing as many questions as they can in the space of an hour). Children are very welcome to spend more time, but an hour is what we would ask for in the week. Don't worry if they can't get all questions done in that time. It has been great to see some working out sheets from children. They have received house points or merit points when I have come across them. I have made optional sheets for maths. It should be used for children who finish early or enjoy solving challenges and problems. Please see the link below. Children may take home a hard copy if they like or they may download it using the link below.
The children will have a new spelling sheet that is based on how they did in a spelling dictation test using the words from the last 5 spelling rules sheets. They have copied down any words they got wrong and then supplemented these with words they have made mistakes with in their normal classwork. (The children who had fewer mistakes have selected adventurous words themselves from a dictionary. They should have selected words that they would like to use in their writing but will need a little more practise with this as there are quite a few interesting selections!)
Some of the children are using the yellow books very well and writing some interesting comments. We would hope that where possible a child reads every day - even if it is just a few pages.
It is good to encourage a variety of text types and also try different levels of texts. It is important that vocabulary is challenging at times but also children can enjoy their reading.
Thank you all.